Slaking (Pokémon)

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Vigoroth #288: Vigoroth
Pokémon
#290: Nincada Nincada
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
#289
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
3855 - 4111 steps
Height
6'07" 2.0 m
Slaking
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Weight
287.7 lbs. 130.5 kg
Slaking
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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
F289.png None.png
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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 can regain lost energy through the use of its former signature move, Slack Off. 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.

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.

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) and Norman with Brendan and Treecko 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

Detective Pikachu

Two Slaking appeared in 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
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.


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


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
Shuffle
Event: Slaking Appears
Rumble World
Legend Terrain: Bastion of Beginnings (Back Boss)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Rayquaza Sea, Celebi SeaFinal
Masters EX
Chapter 7: Bravery is Half the Victory (Norman's)
Generation VIII
New Snap
Founja JungleDay, Night Level 2


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 VIII, 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

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
This Pokémon is unavailable within Generation VIII.
Click on the generation numbers above to see Slaking's learnsets 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 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.png
Normal
None.png Attack Power: 80 - 115 Raise Max Level.png 5

#597
Shuffle289.png

Risk-Taker
Increases damage randomly.


Pokémon GO
GO289.png Base Stamina: 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
New Pokémon Snap
NPS289.png
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

287Slakoth.png
Unevolved
Slakoth
 Normal 
Rare Candy
Level 18
288Vigoroth.png
First evolution
Vigoroth
 Normal 
Rare Candy
Level 36
289Slaking.png
Second evolution
Slaking
 Normal 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 289.png Spr b 3r 289.png Spr 3e 289.png Spr b 3r 289.png Spr 3r 289.png Spr b 3r 289.png
Spr 3r 289 s.png Spr b 3r 289 s.png Spr 3e 289 s.png Spr b 3r 289 s.png Spr 3r 289 s.png Spr b 3r 289 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 289.png Spr b 4d 289.png Spr 4d 289.png Spr b 4p 289.png Spr 4d 289.png Spr b 4p 289.png
Spr 4d 289 s.png Spr b 4d 289 s.png Spr 4d 289 s.png Spr b 4p 289 s.png Spr 4d 289 s.png Spr b 4p 289 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 289.png Spr b 5b 289.png Spr 5b 289.png Spr b 5b 289.png
Spr 5b 289 s.png Spr b 5b 289 s.png Spr 5b 289 s.png Spr b 5b 289 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 289.png Spr b 6x 289.png Spr 6x 289.png Spr b 6x 289.png
Spr 6x 289 s.png Spr b 6x 289 s.png Spr 6x 289 s.png Spr b 6x 289 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 289.png Spr b 7s 289.png Spr 7s 289.png Spr b 7s 289.png
Spr 7s 289 s.png Spr b 7s 289 s.png Spr 7s 289 s.png Spr b 7s 289 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
HOME
HOME289.png HOME289 s.png
289MS6.png For other sprites and images, please see Slaking images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

Origin

Slaking appears to draw inspiration from sloths and some form of ape. The inspiration from sloths makes it somewhat resemble a Megatherium, also known as the giant ground sloth; however, it more closely resembles a gorilla.

Name origin

Slaking is a combination of slake (to slacken) or a corruption of slack (to become lazy) and king. It may also be a play on slacking.

Kekking may be a combination of 欠勤 kekkin (not showing up for 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 flemme
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
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 請假王 / 请假王 Qǐngjiàwáng From 請假 qǐngjià and wáng


Related articles

External links


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Pokémon
#290: Nincada Nincada
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