Alice was traveling with her archaeologist father, who was studying hieroglyphics near a lake full of Slowpoke that suffered a drought after an earthquake. According to the hieroglyphics, a Slowpoke needed to evolve into a Slowking to save the colony, but the Shellder in the lake kept on latching on to the Slowpoke and causing them to evolve into Slowbro. Alice's Slowpoke, Arthur, was able to make it, and was intelligent enough to lead the Slowpoke and Slowbro into an underground cave where water was plentiful.
Alice was saddened to see Arthur, who she had known since he was a baby, go. Nevertheless, she knew that it was for the best that he leave.
|Alice had a Slowking, nicknamed Arthur (Japanese: アーサー Arthur), which she had ever since he was a Slowpoke. A legend stated that a Slowpoke needed to evolve into a Slowking to save the colony from a drought, but the problem was that all the Shellder in the lake kept evolving them into Slowbro. Arthur first appeared beside Alice and was introduced to Ash and his friends.
The group watched as Arthur jumped across several rocks in an attempt to reach the King's Rock. As the Shellder tried to attack him, Arthur dodged them, but also slipped into the water. Using his tail as a propeller, Arthur was able to climb out of the water. As he reached the King's Rock, several Shellder jumped and tried to bite him, but Larvitar used Screech and scared them off. Arthur was able to grab the King's Rock, and a Shellder clamped down on it, allowing him to evolve into Slowking.
After battling Team Rocket, Arthur led the Slowpoke and Slowbro through a waterfall into the Slowpoke Paradise. Alice realized she needed to release Arthur so he could stay with the colony. Although she was sad, she knew it was the right thing to do.
His nickname may have been based on King Arthur, because Ash, Misty, Brock, and Alice called him "king" after Arthur evolved into Slowking.
Arthur's only known move is Confusion.
|Debut||A Crowning Achievement|
- The pronunciation of Alice's name in Japanese and the spelling in the name are similar to the Japanese pronunciation and spelling of the philosopher Aristotle.
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