Slaking (Pokémon)

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0288MS.png #0288: Vigoroth
Pokémon
#0290: Nincada 0290MS.png
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Slaking (disambiguation).
Slaking
Lazy Pokémon
ケッキング
Kekking
#0289
Slaking



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Normal Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Ability
Truant Cacophony
Cacophony
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
15 cycles
Height
6'07" 2.0 m
Slaking
0'0" 0 m
{{{form2}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{form3}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{form4}}}
Weight
287.7 lbs. 130.5 kg
Slaking
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form2}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form4}}}
Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
210
Gen. III-IV
Unknown
IV
252
V+
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
Slaking
3
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body12.png
Footprint
F0289.png F000.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Brown
Base friendship
70
External Links

Slaking (Japanese: ケッキング Kekking) is a Normal-type Pokémon introduced in Generation III.

It evolves from Vigoroth starting at level 36. It is the final form of Slakoth.

Biology

Slaking is a large, bulky, ape-like bipedal Pokémon. Most of its shaggy fur is brown, along with the semi-circle patterning under its eyes. Its face, chest, hands, and feet are lighter in color. Its brows are thick and jutting, and it has a large, pink, pig-like nose. Around its neck is a white collar of fur that extends over the top of its head before ending in a small tuft. It has large, five-fingered hands and two-toed feet.

During most of the day, Slaking lolls around and sleeps. It is considered the laziest Pokémon, but even when it is lounging it's saving energy. It can exert a lot of power by releasing built-up energy all at once and is said to be feared for its immense strength. In Generation III, Slack Off was its signature move. Slaking lives in tropical forests, where it feeds on grass and ripened fruit that falls from trees. It only moves around when there is no more food within reach for it to eat.

Prior to Generation V and in Generation IX, Slaking and its unevolved form, Slakoth, are the only known Pokémon that can have Truant as an Ability.

Evolution

Slaking evolves from Vigoroth and is the final form of Slakoth.

(For specifics on this Pokémon's evolution in the games, refer to Game data→Evolution data.)

0287Slakoth.png
Unevolved
Slakoth
 Normal 

0288Vigoroth.png
First evolution
Vigoroth
 Normal 

0289Slaking.png
Second evolution
Slaking
 Normal 


In the anime

Main series

Slaking in the anime

Major appearances

Norman's Slaking

Slaking debuted in Love, Petalburg Style, under the ownership of Norman. In the following episode, Ash's Grovyle defeated it during a Gym battle, winning Ash the Balance Badge.

Other

Multiple Slaking appeared in Slaking Kong, where they played a major role.

In Valuable Experience for All!, Sawyer used a Slaking in the Lumiose Conference, during which it defeated a Trainer's Medicham. In Analysis Versus Passion!, it was used during Sawyer's Full Battle against Ash, where it defeated Hawlucha before losing to Talonflame.

Minor appearances

A Slaking appeared in the opening sequence of Destiny Deoxys.

In The Journalist from Another Region!, a Trainer's Slaking was entered in the Pokémon Sumo Tournament on Harvest Island. It was Ash's Pignite's second opponent, and it lost due to not even trying to make an effort in the battle.

In The Good, The Bad, and The Lucky!, James pulled a Slaking from the Rocket Prize Master that did absolutely nothing to help him.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG069 Slaking May's Pokédex Slaking, the Lazy Pokémon. Slaking lives most of its life asleep, eating only grasses that grow within its reach.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
XY127 Slaking Serena's Pokédex Slaking, the Lazy Pokémon. Slaking lies down most of the time. It gets up and moves only when there is no more grass close by to eat.

Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer

Slaking (background) in the Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer

Norman's Slaking

In the Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer, Norman's Slaking was part of a team with its Trainer and Brendan.

GOTCHA!

Norman's Slaking

A Slaking briefly appeared in GOTCHA!, under the ownership of Norman.

In the manga

Ash & Pikachu

Main article: Norman's Slaking

Norman's Slaking appeared in I'll Win With My Own Battle Style!!.

Pokémon Adventures

Main article: Norman's Slaking

Norman's signature Pokémon is a Slaking, who first appeared in Brushing Past Breloom. Although it would seem that his Ability would be of a major hindrance, he shows that by having a Spinda tag alongside him and use Skill Swap in times of need, his impressive strength and speed would be wielded to their maximum. Additionally, the move Bulk Up allows him to bolster his stats even more.

Emerald used a Slaking during his Battle Factory challenge in Pinsir Me, I Must Be Dreaming. Thanks to Slack Off, it was able to outlast a Hitmonlee despite its type and speed disadvantages. After the battle, it was swapped with a Linoone.

The Battle Factory rented a Slaking, which was stolen by Guile Hideout in Skirting Around Surskit I.

Spenser used a Slaking against the young boy in Standing in the Way with Starmie, but their battle was not seen.

A Slaking appeared in a flashback as one of the Pokémon trained by the International Police in Innocent Scientist.

Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire

A Slaking appeared in Serious Bicycle Match!, under the ownership of Rydel's rival.

In the TCG

Main article: Slaking (TCG)

In the TFG

One Slaking figure has been released.

Other appearances

POKÉMON Detective Pikachu

Two Slaking appeared in POKÉMON Detective Pikachu.

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III Hoenn
#038
Kanto
#—
Ruby Slaking spends all day lying down and lolling about. It eats grass growing within its reach. If it eats all the grass it can reach, this Pokémon reluctantly moves to another spot.
Sapphire Wherever Slaking lives, rings of over a yard in diameter appear in grassy fields. They are made by the Pokémon as it eats all the grass within reach while lying prone on the ground.
Emerald Hordes of Slaking gather around trees when fruits come into season. They wait around patiently for ripened fruits to fall out of the trees.
FireRed It is the world's most slothful Pokémon. However, it can exert horrifying power by releasing pent-up energy all at once.
LeafGreen
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#—
Diamond The world's laziest Pokémon. When it is lounging, it is actually saving energy for striking back.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold The world's laziest Pokémon. It moves to another spot when there's no food left within its reach.
SoulSilver
Generation V Unova
B2W2: #278
Black The world's laziest Pokémon. When it is lounging, it is actually saving energy for striking back.
White
Black 2 This Pokémon lives lying on its side. It only rolls over and moves when there is no more grass to eat.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#039
X The world's laziest Pokémon. It moves to another spot when there's no food left within its reach.
Y It is the world's most slothful Pokémon. However, it can exert horrifying power by releasing pent-up energy all at once.
Omega Ruby Slaking spends all day lying down and lolling about. It eats grass growing within its reach. If it eats all the grass it can reach, this Pokémon reluctantly moves to another spot.
Alpha Sapphire Wherever Slaking live, rings of over a yard in diameter appear in grassy fields. They are made by the Pokémon as it eats all the grass within reach while lying prone on the ground.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sword, Shield, and Legends: Arceus.
Brilliant Diamond It is the world's laziest Pokémon. When it is lounging, it is actually saving energy for striking back.
Shining Pearl
Generation IX Paldea
#80
Kitakami
#—
Blueberry
#61
Scarlet It is the world’s most slothful Pokémon. However, it can exert horrifying power by releasing pent-up energy all at once.
Violet This Pokémon lives lying on its side. It only rolls over and moves when there is no more grass to eat.


Pokédex Image Slaking SV.png Pokédex Image Slaking SV Blueberry.png
Slaking in the Paldea Pokédex Slaking in the Blueberry Pokédex

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Evolve Vigoroth
Emerald
Evolve Vigoroth
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Evolve Vigoroth
Platinum
Evolve Vigoroth
HeartGold SoulSilver
Evolve Vigoroth
Pal Park
Forest
Generation V
Black
Trade
White
Evolve Vigoroth
Black 2 White 2
Pinwheel Forest (inner; rustling grass)
Generation VI
X Y
Trade
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Vigoroth
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Evolve Vigoroth
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Trade
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Evolve Vigoroth
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
North Province: Area Two, Socarrat Trail
North Province: Area Two (Ghost Tera Type)
Tera Raid Battles (5★)
The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero
Coastal Biome


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Pinball: R&S
Evolve Vigoroth
Trozei!
Endless Level 62, Forever Level 12, Pair Trozei, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Evolve Vigoroth
Ranger
Olive Jungle
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Crevice Cave (B1F-B10F, Lower Crevice Cave B1F-B4F), Mt. Avalanche (1F-19F)
MD Sky
Crevice Cave (B1F-B10F, Lower Crevice Cave B1F-B4F), Mt. Avalanche (1F-19F)
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Canyon: Rugged Flats (Post-ending)
Rumble U
Adventure Area: Unexpected Land, Magical Lake: Dual Launchers
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 1Mo
Rumble World
Legend Terrain: Bastion of Beginnings (Back Boss)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Rayquaza Sea, Celebi SeaFinal
Generation VIII
MD DX
Mt. Freeze (13F-20F), Joyous Tower (70F-75F), Purity Forest (70F-74F)
Mystery House: Silver Trench
New Snap
Founja JungleDay, Night Level 2
Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Event: Slaking Appears
Masters EX
PML Arc (Chapter 7: Bravery Is Half the Victory): Norman & Slaking


Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
150
210 - 257 410 - 504
160
148 - 233 292 - 460
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
95
90 - 161 175 - 317
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Total:
670
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
1/1
Power
5/5 ★★★★★
Skill
1/2
Stamina
4/5 ★★★★
Jump
2/2 ★★
Total
13/15 ★★


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation IX, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Sucker Punch Dark Physical 07070 100100% 5
011 Scratch Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Yawn Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
011 Encore Normal Status 0000 100100% 5
011 Slack Off Normal Status 0000 00——% 5
Evo.Evo. Swagger Normal Status 0000 08585% 15
1717 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 00——% 20
2323 Covet Normal Physical 06060 100100% 25
2727 Throat Chop Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
3333 Counter Fighting Physical 0000 100100% 20
3939 Flail Normal Physical 0000 100100% 15
4545 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100100% 10
5252 Mega Kick Normal Physical 120120 07575% 5
6363 Hammer Arm Fighting Physical 100100 09090% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Slaking
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Slaking
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM005Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM005 Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100}}100% 10
TM006Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM006 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM007Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM012Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM012 Low Kick Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM018Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM018 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM020Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM020 Trailblaze Grass Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
TM021Bag TM Bug SV Sprite.png TM021 Pounce Bug Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
TM022Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM022 Chilling Water Water Special 05050 100}}100% 20
TM025Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM027Bag TM Flying SV Sprite.png TM027 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM028Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM028 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM031Bag TM Steel SV Sprite.png TM031 Metal Claw Steel Physical 05050 095}}95% 35
TM034Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM034 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM035Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM035 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM036Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM036 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM039Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM039 Low Sweep Fighting Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
TM043Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM043 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM047Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM049Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM049 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM050Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM055Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM055 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM057Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM057 False Swipe Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 40
TM058Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM058 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM059Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM059 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TM061Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM061 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM064Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM064 Bulk Up Fighting Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM066Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM066 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TM067Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM067 Fire Punch Fire Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM068Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM068 Thunder Punch Electric Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM069Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM069 Ice Punch Ice Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM070Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM071Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM071 Seed Bomb Grass Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM073Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM073 Drain Punch Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TM080Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM080 Metronome Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM082Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM082 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM083Bag TM Poison SV Sprite.png TM083 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
TM084Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM084 Stomping Tantrum Ground Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TM085Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM086Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM086 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM087Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM087 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM089Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM089 Body Press Fighting Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM102Bag TM Poison SV Sprite.png TM102 Gunk Shot Poison Physical 120120 080}}80% 5
TM103Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM105Bag TM Bug SV Sprite.png TM105 X-Scissor Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM114Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM114 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM117Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM117 Hyper Voice Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM121Bag TM Steel SV Sprite.png TM121 Heavy Slam Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM122Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM122 Encore Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 5
TM125Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM125 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM126Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM126 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM127Bag TM Fairy SV Sprite.png TM127 Play Rough Fairy Physical 09090 090}}90% 10
TM128Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM128 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM130Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM130 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM134Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM134 Reversal Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
TM135Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM135 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM141Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM141 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TM143Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM143 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TM147Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM147 Wild Charge Electric Physical 09090 100}}100% 15
TM149Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM149 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TM152Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM152 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM156Bag TM Dragon SV Sprite.png TM156 Outrage Dragon Physical 120120 100}}100% 10
TM158Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM158 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TM163Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM163 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM166Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM166 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TM168Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM168 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM171Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM172Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM172 Roar Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM179Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM179 Smack Down Rock Physical 05050 100}}100% 15
TM181Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM181 Knock Off Dark Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
TM186Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM186 High Horsepower Ground Physical 09595 095}}95% 10
TM191Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM191 Uproar Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM192Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM192 Focus Punch Fighting Physical 150150 100}}100% 20
TM199Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM199 Lash Out Dark Physical 07575 100}}100% 5
TM204Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM204 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TM205Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM205 Endeavor Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
TM221Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM221 Throat Chop Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM224Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM224 Curse Ghost Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM225Bag TM Steel SV Sprite.png TM225 Hard Press Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Slaking
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Slaking
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
OranguruMinccinoCinccino
After You Normal Status —% 15
TorkoalChespinQuilladinChesnaughtSkwovetGreedentCetoddleCetitan
Body Slam Normal Physical 85 100% 15
SandslashZangooseDrilburExcadrillLycanroc
Crush Claw Normal Physical 75 95% 10
NumelCameruptTorkoalZangooseZoruaZoroark
Curse Ghost Status —% 10
RhydonRhyperiorUrsaringUrsalunaUrsalunaSlakingEmboarChesnaught
Hammer Arm Fighting Physical 100 90% 10
DugtrioDugtrioMeowthPersianZangooseStunkySkuntankWeavileZoroarkMeowscarada
Night Slash Dark Physical 70 100% 15
SandshrewSandshrewSandslashSandslashDiglettDugtrioMeowthMeowthPersianPerrserkerSneaselSneaselWeavileSneaslerTeddiursaUrsaringUrsalunaUrsalunaTorchicCombuskenBlazikenVigorothZangooseSamurottSamurottCubchooBearticSprigatitoFloragatoMeowscaradaShroodleGrafaiai
Slash Normal Physical 70 100% 20
TeddiursaUrsaringUrsalunaUrsalunaSpoinkGrumpigDedenne
Snore Normal Special 50 100% 15
AipomAmbipomMinccinoCinccino
Tickle Normal Status 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Slaking
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Slaking
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Slaking
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation IX
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Slakoth (Pokémon)#Learnset Headbutt Normal Physical 70 100% 15
Vigoroth (Pokémon)#Learnset Focus Energy Normal Status —% 30
Vigoroth (Pokémon)#Learnset Fury Swipes Normal Physical 18 80% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Slaking
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Slaking
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Special moves

Generation IX
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Event   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Wild Tera Pokémon Giga Impact Normal Physical 150 90% 5
Wild Tera Pokémon Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 70 100% 15
Wild Tera Pokémon Sucker Punch Dark Physical 70 100% 5
  • A superscript level indicates that Slaking can learn this move normally in Generation IX
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Slaking
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Slaking
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball RS
PinRS289.png
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani289.png
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend Area: Energetic Forest
Phrases
51%-100% HP When I get serious, you'd best watch out, too.
26%-50% HP It appears that I have only half my HP left.
1%-25% HP I'm weary... I'm out of all the power I conserved...
Level up Hmm... It appears that I've gained a level.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 289.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -12%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon
MDP 3DS 289.png

Body size: Standard (1 tile)
How to Recruit: Battle
Connected to: Houndoom, Shroomish
Connection Orb Set: 3

Phrases
Normal Honestly... I feel like doing nothing.
Low HP (< 50%) I'm close to fainting... Still not motivated...
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Normal
Poké Assist: None Field move: Crush fm.pngCrush fm.pngCrush fm.png
(Crush ×3)
Loops: 17 Min. exp.: 200 Max. exp.: 250
Browser entry R-164
Slaking powerfully slaps the ground with both palms to cause tremors.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush289Body.png Walking Speed: 1.42 seconds Base HP: 67
Base Attack: 87 Base Defense: 56 Base Speed: 70
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Normal
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT289.png

True Strength
Increases damage dealt when energy levels are half or less.
Pokémon Shuffle
None Shuffle.png
Normal
None Shuffle.png Attack Power: 80 - 115 Raise Max Level.png 5

#597
Shuffle289.png

Risk-Taker
Increases damage randomly.


Pokémon GO
GO289.png Base HP: 284 Base Attack: 290 Base Defense: 166
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Yawn
Charged Attacks: Hyper Beam, Play Rough, Earthquake, Body Slam
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Photodex entry #051
Slaking is the laziest Pokémon in the world. It usually only eats whatever is in reach. If you see it walking around at night, it’s probably overwhelmingly hungry!

Evolution data

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Unevolved
Slakoth
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Rare Candy
Level 18
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First evolution
Vigoroth
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Rare Candy
Level 36
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Second evolution
Slaking
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Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
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Generation IV
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Generation V
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Generation VI
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Generation VII
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Cross-Generation
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289MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Slaking images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

Origin

Slaking appears to draw inspiration from sloths. The inspiration from sloths makes it somewhat resemble a Megatherium, also known as the giant ground sloth; however, it more closely resembles a gorilla. Due to its baldness, pink nose, and white fur on its head and around its neck, Slaking could also draw inspiration from an elderly man.

Slaking's evolutionary line goes through three stages of energy, where Slakoth is lazy, Vigoroth becomes extraordinarily energetic, and later Slaking becomes lazy again. This may be a reference to the Sphinx's riddle, in which the baby crawls on four legs, the adult has the most energy and walks on two legs, and the old man walks on three legs, one of which is a cane. In the case of Slaking, two legs and an arm touch the ground in its most preferable position.

Name origin

Slaking may be a combination of slacking and king.

Kekking may be a combination of 欠勤 kekkin (absence from work) and king.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ケッキング Kekking From 欠勤 kekkin and king
France Flag.png French Monaflèmit From monarque and flemmingite
Spain Flag.png Spanish Slaking Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Letarking From lethargisch and king
Italy Flag.png Italian Slaking Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 게을킹 Geulking From 게으르다 ge'eureuda and king
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 請假王 / 请假王 Qǐngjiàwáng From 請假 / 请假 qǐngjià and wáng
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 請假王 Chénggawòhng From 請假 chéngga and wòhng


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