Slowking (Pokémon)

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Slowking
Royal Pokémon
Hexpert Pokémon
ヤドキング
Yadoking
#0199
Slowking
Slowking
Galarian Slowking
Galarian Slowking



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Types
Water Psychic
Slowking
Poison Psychic
Galarian Slowking
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Oblivious or Own Tempo
Slowking
Curious Medicine or Own Tempo
Galarian Slowking
Cacophony
Regenerator
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Galarian Slowking
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
70 (16.6%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Monster and Water 1
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
6'07" 2.0 m
Slowking
5'11" 1.8 m
Galarian Slowking
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
{{{form4}}}
Weight
175.3 lbs. 79.5 kg
Slowking
0 lbs. 0 kg
Galarian Slowking
0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
164
Gen. II-IV
Unknown
IV
172
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2*
Slowking
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
2*
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Galarian Slowking
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
Body06.png
Footprint
F0199.png None.png
Galarian Slowking
Pokédex color
Pink
Base friendship
70
External Links

Slowking (Japanese: ヤドキング Yadoking) is a dual-type Water/Psychic Pokémon introduced in Generation II.

It evolves from Slowpoke when traded while holding a King's Rock. It is one of Slowpoke's final forms, the other being Slowbro.

In Galar, Slowking has a dual-type Poison/Psychic regional form, introduced in Pokémon Sword and Shield's 1.3.0 patch. It evolves from Galarian Slowpoke when exposed to a Galarica Wreath. It is one of Galarian Slowpoke's final forms, the other being Galarian Slowbro.

Slowking was officially revealed in the May 1997 issue of CoroCoro, along with Donphan and Ampharos.[1]

Biology

Slowking is a bipedal Pokémon with a Shellder latched onto its head. It is primarily pink, with a pale yellow muzzle and scaled belly. Its feet and hands each have a single clawed digit, while the hands also have a clawless thumb. Around its neck is a spiny ruff with alternating red and white stripes. The Shellder on its head has a spiral shape with two horns near the base. A red gem resides in the center of the Shellder. The Shellder's eyes are visible on the back of the Shellder.

Shellder's bite releases venom into Slowpoke's brain, causing a chemical chain-reaction that unlocks a superior intelligence and extraordinary power. More venom is injected into Slowking every time it yawns. The more venom the Shellder releases, the more intelligent Slowking will become. However, if the Shellder on its head comes off, it will forget everything it has learned and would revert itself back to Slowpoke. Slowking's intelligence can match that of a human and it constantly attempts to learn more. Its inspiration and intuition are also highly developed, and Slowking is able to stay calm in any situation and plan situations with effective results; this allows Slowking to solve anything. In the games, Slowking's speech is said to be unintelligible; however, in the anime, it can understand and speak the human language.

According to The Complete Pokémon Pocket Guide, it has such an easygoing personality that it is never stressed. Slowking is rarely found in the wild, though it can be found by the water's edge. It has been seen eating seaweed and drinking coconut milk. In Alola, it is known as "the sage of the sea", and it occasionally matches wits with Oranguru by the beach.

In Galar, Shellder's bite causes a different chemical reaction in the brain due to the Galarica spices that make up Galarian Slowpoke's diet, causing Galarian Slowking to take on a unique appearance. The tip of its tail and the top half of its body is purple, and it has a long dark cloak that drapes from its neck. The Shellder has grown more dominant, appearing completely different with a rougher texture, a darker gray coloration and a larger size, covering Slowking's eyes and nostrils. It has several purple spots dotting it, with a large one at the center that surrounds a green gem and two black eyes. The spikes on the Shellder are more blunt, and it has two purple horn-like tubes on either side from which poison may be secreted. The Shellder's teeth have also grown in size and are broad and flat instead of sharp; the same holds true for its wearer.

As Galarian Slowking evolves, the Shellder on its head has its intelligence skyrocket, giving it the ability to control the Slowking, as well as psychic powers that can rival the power of other Psychic-type Pokémon. Galarian Slowking have been observed chanting mysterious spells and incantations in battle or to communicate with each other. It also chants these spells while creating strange potions using its internal toxins. What these incantations and spells mean have yet to be fully understood.[2]

Slowking is the only known Pokémon capable of learning the move Chilly Reception.

Galarian Slowking is the only known Pokémon capable of learning the move Eerie Spell, as well as the only known Pokémon that can have Curious Medicine as its Ability.

In the anime

Main series

Slowking in the anime
Galarian Slowking in the anime

Major appearances

Slowking (M02)

In The Power of One, a talking Slowking gave Ash advice on where to find the Island Treasures. His daily activities were revealed in Slowking's Day.

Slowking also appeared in I Choose You!, which is set in an alternate continuity from the main series.

Slowking (recurring)

In Slowking's Crowning!, a Slowking living on Slowpoke Island had its crown removed. It reappeared in An Evolution in Taste!, where the same happened again. This Slowking loves udon.

Slowking's only known move is Psychic.

Other

In A Crowning Achievement, a colony of Slowpoke was attempting to reach a King's Rock in order to evolve into one so that they could help save the colony from a drought. The Slowpoke were faced with many problems since the King's Rock was also surrounded by Shellder, and whenever they failed to reach it, they would evolve into a Slowbro instead. One Slowpoke, nicknamed Arthur, which was owned by Alice Telesu, tried reaching the King's Rock and eventually succeeded. In the end, he left Alice in order to be the leader of the colony. Arthur reappeared in Larvitar's vision in Address Unown.

In Tag! We're It...! and Smells Like Team Spirit!, Conway used a Slowking in the Hearthome City Tag Battle Competition. In Up Close and Personable! and One Team, Two Team, Red Team, Blue Team!, it attended the Pokémon Summer Academy with him.

Galarian Slowking debuted in An Evolution in Taste!, acting as the leader of a group of Galarian Slowpoke and Slowbro that visited Slowpoke Island.

Minor appearances

A Slowking appeared in the opening sequence of Lucario and the Mystery of Mew.

A Slowking appeared in the opening sequence of Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

In Slowking's Crowning!, James pulled a Slowking from the Rocket Prize Master.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP260 Slowking Ash's Pokédex Slowking, the Royal Pokémon. Slowking possess great knowledge and inspiration, and are known for maintaining a level head in any circumstances.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP050 Slowking Dawn's Pokédex Slowking, the Royal Pokémon. It has tremendous intelligence and intuition. No matter what the situation, it stays calm and collected.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
JN026 Slowking Goh's Rotom Phone Slowking, the Royal Pokémon. A Water and Psychic type. If a Shellder bites a Slowpoke's tail, Slowpoke evolves into Slowbro. But if a Shellder bites a Slowpoke's head, the Slowpoke evolves into Slowking with the intelligence of a genius.
JN097 Slowking Goh's Rotom Phone Slowking, Galarian Form. The Hexpert Pokémon. A mix of poisons and the shock of evolving can give Shellder's intellect a massive upgrade. In fact, the Shellder can control the Slowking.

Pokémon Origins

In File 4: Charizard, a Slowking was in the photo of a previous Champion at the Hall of Fame, despite being a Generation II Pokémon.

In the manga

Movie adaptations

Main article: Slowking (M02)

Slowking appeared in the graphic novel adaptation of The Power of One.

Pokémon Adventures

A hint of Slowking's existence first appeared in Bang the Drum, Slowbro, while Lorelei was musing on Slowbro's enhanced abilities after it had been bitten by Shellder. She remarked that Slowpoke would likely have further improved abilities if it was bitten on its head.

Slowking physically debuted in Oh, It's Ho-Oh!, under the ownership of Sham. It was able to use its Snore alongside Carl's Magcargo to attack even when asleep. However, a double Giga Drain defeated them both.

A Slowking appeared in The Last Battle XIII as one of the Pokémon sent to participate in the fight in Ilex Forest.

A Slowking appeared under the ownership of Lorelei in Enter The Three Beasts, and was used to escape the Icefall Cave when Carr detonated his Forretress, as well as to battle Sird.

Thorton rented a Slowking for his battle against Platinum in Uprooting Seedot.

InThe Final Dimensional Duel I, Charon was seen in possession of a Slowking. It was used to provoke Giratina into attacking Pearl, and later was used to attack Pearl again when Diamond was supposedly killed. It was later abandoned toward the end of the arc.

In PS579, Olympia has a Slowking, which was used to help stop the Ultimate weapon from activating.

Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys

A talking Slowking appears in The Truth About The Mysterious Whirl Islands!!. It met Gold and Chris when they got stranded on Whirl Islands. It initially thought they came to challenge Lugia, but they knew nothing about the Silver Wing. It asked them to leave but the trees were too thick to cut and build a raft. It then offered to give them its rubber boat if they defeated a recently gone violent Blastoise that had ruled the island for a century. They manage to defeat it, wrecking Slowking's cave in the process. It later explains to them about Lugia and the Whirl Islands after they defeat Lugia.

In the TCG

Main article: Slowking (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II Johto
#082
Gold It has incredible intellect and intuition. Whatever the situation, it remains calm and collected.
Silver When its head was bitten, toxins entered Slowpoke's head and unlocked an extraordinary power.
Crystal Every time it yawns, Shellder injects more poison into it. The poison makes it more intelligent.
Stadium 2 It has incredible intellect and intuition. Whatever the situation, it remains calm and collected.
Generation III Hoenn
#—
Kanto
#—
Ruby Slowking undertakes research every day in an effort to solve the mysteries of the world. However, this Pokémon apparently forgets everything it has learned if the Shellder on its head comes off.
Sapphire
Emerald It undertakes research every day to solve the mysteries of the world. However, it apparently forgets everything if the Shellder on its head comes off.
FireRed When its head was bitten, toxins entered Slowpoke's head and unlocked an extraordinary power.
LeafGreen It has incredible intellect and intuition. Whatever the situation, it remains calm and collected.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#082
Diamond Being bitten by Shellder gave it intelligence comparable to that of award-winning scientists.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold It has incredible intellect and intuition. Whatever the situation, it remains calm and collected.
SoulSilver When its head was bitten, toxins entered Slowpoke's head and unlocked an extraordinary power.
Generation V Unova
#—
Black Being bitten by Shellder gave it intelligence comparable to that of award-winning scientists.
White
Black 2 Being bitten by Shellder gave it intelligence comparable to that of award-winning scientists.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Coastal #135
Hoenn
#—
X It has incredible intellect and intuition. Whatever the situation, it remains calm and collected.
Y When its head was bitten, toxins entered Slowpoke's head and unlocked an extraordinary power.
Omega Ruby Slowking undertakes research every day in an effort to solve the mysteries of the world. However, this Pokémon apparently forgets everything it has learned if the Shellder on its head comes off.
Alpha Sapphire
Generation VII Alola
SM: #039
Alola
USUM: #046
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Sun A poisonous bite reacted with its system, blessing it with the enhanced intellect of a genius. It has full control of its psychic powers.
Moon This Pokémon is so famed for its intellect that a proverb still persists in some regions: "When in doubt, ask Slowking."
Ultra Sun It's constantly coming up with new ideas that would change the world, but as soon as it hits upon a new idea, it forgets it.
Ultra Moon It's called "the sage of the sea." It engages in battles of wits with Oranguru, but the result is usually a draw.
Generation VIII Galar
Isle of Armor #003
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Legends: Arceus.
Sword Miraculously, this former Slowpoke's latent intelligence was drawn out when Shellder poison raced through its brain.
Shield Slowking can solve any problem presented to it, but no one can understand a thing Slowking says.
Brilliant Diamond Being bitten by Shellder gave it intelligence comparable to that of internationally recognized scientists.
Shining Pearl
Galarian Slowking
Sword A combination of toxins and the shock of evolving has increased Shellder's intelligence to the point that Shellder now controls Slowking.
Shield While chanting strange spells, this Pokémon combines its internal toxins with what it's eaten, creating strange potions.
Generation IX Paldea
#326
Scarlet When its head was bitten, toxins entered Slowpoke’s head and unlocked an extraordinary power.
Violet It has incredible intellect and intuition. Whatever the situation, it remains calm and collected.


Pokedex Image Slowking SM.png Pokedex Image Slowking SV.png
Slowking in the Alola Pokédex Slowking in the Paldea Pokédex

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver
Evolve Slowpoke
Crystal
Evolve Slowpoke
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Trade
FireRed
Trade
LeafGreen
Evolve Slowpoke
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond
Trade
Pearl
Evolve Slowpoke
Platinum
Evolve Slowpoke
HeartGold SoulSilver
Evolve Slowpoke
Pal Park
Pond
Generation V
Black White
Abundant Shrine (Surfing in rippling water)
Black 2 White 2
Evolve Slowpoke
Generation VI
X Y
Evolve Slowpoke
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Slowpoke
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Evolve Slowpoke
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Kala'e Bay (SOS Battle)
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
TradeVersion 1.2.0+ (Johtonian Form) / Version 1.3.0+ (Galarian Form)
Expansion Pass
Evolve Slowpoke (Galarian Form)
Max Lair (Dynamax Adventure) (Johtonian Form)
Brilliant Diamond
Trade (Johtonian Form)
Unobtainable (Galarian Form)
Shining Pearl
Evolve Slowpoke (Johtonian Form)
Unobtainable (Galarian Form)
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
Evolve Slowpoke (Johtonian Form)
Unreleased (Galarian Form)


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Trozei!
Endless Level 65, Forever Level 16, Pair Trozei, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Evolve Slowpoke
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Surrounded Sea (B1F-B19F), Miracle Sea (B1F-B18F, Deep Miracle Sea B1F-B3F), Bottomless Sea (B1F-B49F)
MD Sky
Surrounded Sea (B1F-B19F), Miracle Sea (B1F-B18F, Deep Miracle Sea B1F-B3F), Bottomless Sea (B1F-B49F)
Ranger: GS
Oblivia Ruins, Dark Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Lake: Shimmering Lake (post-ending)
Rumble U
Adventure Area: Unexpected Land
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Mountain of Order: Stage 6
Shuffle
Castle Noapte: Stage 132
Rumble World
Origin Hideaway: Super Gene Laboratorium (Center Boss, Back, Special)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Charizard Sea2019, Dragonite Sea, Gengar Sea, Entei Sea, Mewtwo Sea, Lugia Sea, Charizard Sea2020, Charizard SeaFinal, Entei SeaFinal, Mewtwo SeaFinal


Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Emerald* King's Rock King's Rock (5%)
Black White King's Rock King's Rock (5%)
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon King's Rock King's Rock (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Slowking
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
95
155 - 202 300 - 394
75
72 - 139 139 - 273
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
110
103 - 178 202 - 350
30
31 - 90 58 - 174
Total:
490
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.
Galarian Slowking
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
95
155 - 202 300 - 394
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
110
103 - 178 202 - 350
110
103 - 178 202 - 350
30
31 - 90 58 - 174
Total:
490
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
2/3 ★★
Power
2/3 ★★
Skill
5/5 ★★★★★
Stamina
2/3 ★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
13/17 ★★


Type effectiveness

Slowking

Under normal battle conditions in Generation IX, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None

Galarian Slowking

Under normal battle conditions in Generation IX, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Slowking
Generation IX
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Power Gem Rock Special 08080 100100% 20
011 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00——% 20
011 Swagger Normal Status 0000 08585% 15
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Curse Ghost Status 0000 00——% 10
011 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
011 Water Gun Water Special 04040 100100% 25
Rem.Rem. Future Sight Psychic Special 120120 100100% 10
Rem.Rem. Chilly Reception Ice Status 0000 00——% 10
099 Yawn Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
1212 Confusion Psychic Special 05050 100100% 25
1515 Disable Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
1818 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100100% 20
2121 Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100100% 15
2727 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 00——% 20
3030 Surf Water Special 09090 100100% 15
3333 Slack Off Normal Status 0000 00——% 5
3636 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100100% 10
3939 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
4242 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00——% 5
4545 Heal Pulse Psychic Status 0000 00——% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Slowking
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Slowking
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations
Galarian Slowking
Generation IX
Other generations:
VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Power Gem Rock Special 08080 100100% 20
011 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00——% 20
011 Swagger Normal Status 0000 08585% 15
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Curse Ghost Status 0000 00——% 10
011 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
011 Acid Poison Special 04040 100100% 30
Rem.Rem. Toxic Poison Status 0000 09090% 10
Rem.Rem. Future Sight Psychic Special 120120 100100% 10
Rem.Rem. Chilly Reception Ice Status 0000 00——% 10
Evo.Evo. Eerie Spell Psychic Special 08080 100100% 5
099 Yawn Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
1212 Confusion Psychic Special 05050 100100% 25
1515 Disable Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
1818 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100100% 20
2121 Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100100% 15
2424 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 09090% 15
2727 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 00——% 20
3030 Surf Water Special 09090 100100% 15
3333 Slack Off Normal Status 0000 00——% 5
3636 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100100% 10
3939 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
4242 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00——% 5
4545 Heal Pulse Psychic Status 0000 00——% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Slowking
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Slowking

By TM

Slowking
Generation IX
Other generations:
II - 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
TM007Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM011Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM011 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100}}100% 20
TM016Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM016 Psybeam Psychic Special 06565 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
TM028Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM028 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM032Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM032 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
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
TM041Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM041 Stored Power Psychic Special 02020 100}}100% 10
TM043Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM043 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM046Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM046 Avalanche Ice Physical 06060 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
TM052Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM052 Snowscape Ice Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM054Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM054 Psyshock Psychic Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM055Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM055 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
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
TM062Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM062 Foul Play Dark Physical 09595 100}}100% 15
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
TM073Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM073 Drain Punch Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TM074Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM074 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM075Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM075 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM077Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM077 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM080Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM080 Metronome Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM081Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM081 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TM082Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM082 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
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
TM092Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM092 Imprison Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM098Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM098 Skill Swap Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM101Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM101 Power Gem Rock Special 08080 100}}100% 20
TM103Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM104Bag TM Steel SV Sprite.png TM104 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TM109Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM109 Trick Psychic Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM110Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM110 Liquidation Water Physical 08585 100}}100% 10
TM114Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM114 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM120Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM120 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM123Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM123 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
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  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Slowking
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Slowking
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations
Galarian Slowking
Generation IX
Other generations:
VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
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TM007Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
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TM013Bag TM Poison SV Sprite.png TM013 Acid Spray Poison Special 04040 100}}100% 20
TM016Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM016 Psybeam Psychic Special 06565 100}}100% 20
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TM025Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM028Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM028 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM029Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM029 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM030Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM030 Snarl Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM032Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM032 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
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TM035Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM035 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 095}}95% 15
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TM041Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM041 Stored Power Psychic Special 02020 100}}100% 10
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TM045Bag TM Poison SV Sprite.png TM045 Venoshock Poison Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM046Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM046 Avalanche Ice Physical 06060 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
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TM055Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM055 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
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TM062Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM062 Foul Play Dark Physical 09595 100}}100% 15
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TM068Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM068 Thunder Punch Electric Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
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TM081Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM081 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
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
TM087Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM087 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM091Bag TM Poison SV Sprite.png TM091 Toxic Spikes Poison Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM092Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM092 Imprison Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM098Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM098 Skill Swap Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
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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
TM104Bag TM Steel SV Sprite.png TM104 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TM109Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM109 Trick Psychic Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM110Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM110 Liquidation Water Physical 08585 100}}100% 10
TM114Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM114 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM120Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM120 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM123Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM123 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM125Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM125 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM128Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM128 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM129Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM129 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
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TM138Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM138 Psychic Terrain Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
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TM142Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM142 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 080}}80% 5
TM143Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM143 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TM148Bag TM Poison SV Sprite.png TM148 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
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
TM158Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM158 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TM161Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM161 Trick Room Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM163Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM163 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM171Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Slowking
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Slowking

By breeding

Slowking
Generation IX
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Belch Poison Special 120 90% 10
Belly Drum Normal Status —% 10
Block Normal Status —% 5
Stomp Normal Physical 65 100% 20
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Slowking in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Slowking
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Slowking
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations
Galarian Slowking
Generation IX
Other generations:
VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Belch Poison Special 120 90% 10
Belly Drum Normal Status —% 10
Block Normal Status —% 5
Stomp Normal Physical 65 100% 20
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Slowking in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Slowking
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Slowking

By a prior evolution

Slowking
Generation IX
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Slowking
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Slowking
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations
Galarian Slowking
Generation IX
Other generations:
VIII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Slowking
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Slowking

Side game data

Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani199.png
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend Area: Bountiful Sea
Phrases
51%-100% HP Empty your mind of anxiety, and solutions will come to you.
26%-50% HP Please, be careful. My health has been reduced to half.
1%-25% HP I am weary... The weight of my head forces me down...
Level up Ah, yes, yes. My level appears to have risen.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 199.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 12%
IQ group: B
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Psychic
Poké Assist:
(present)
Psychic Assist.png
Psychic
Field move:
(present)
Teleport - field move.png
(Teleport ×-)
Poké Assist:
(past)
Psychic Assist.png
Psychic
Field move:
(past)
Psy Power 1 field move.png
(Psy Power ×1)
Browser entry R-268/N-188
It lets loose psychic orbs that make Pokémon Paused.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush199Body.png Walking Speed: 1.42 seconds Base HP: 58
Base Attack: 79 Base Defense: 58 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Psychic
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT199.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Psychic
None.png Attack Power: 60 - 105 Raise Max Level.png 5

#83
Shuffle199.png

Power of 5
Increases damage when you make a match of five.


Pokémon GO
GO199.png Base Stamina: 216 Base Attack: 177 Base Defense: 180
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Water Gun, Confusion
Charged Attacks: Blizzard, Psychic, Fire Blast, ReturnAs Purified Pokémon, FrustrationAs Shadow Pokémon


Costumes in Pokémon GO
GO199Y2022.png
2022 glasses

Galarian Slowking

Pokémon GO
GO199G.png Base Stamina: 216 Base Attack: 190 Base Defense: 180
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Confusion, Acid, Hex
Charged Attacks: Future Sight, Shadow Ball, Sludge Wave

Evolution

Slowking

0079Slowpoke.png
Unevolved
Slowpoke
 Water  Psychic 
Link Trade icon SV.png + King's Rock
Trade
holding King's Rock
0199Slowking.png
First evolution
Slowking
 Water  Psychic 


Galarian Slowking

0079Slowpoke-Galar.png
Unevolved
Slowpoke
Galarian Form
 Psychic 
Galarica Wreath
Galarica Wreath
0199Slowking-Galar.png
First evolution
Slowking
Galarian Form
 Poison  Psychic 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
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Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
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Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
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Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
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Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
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Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
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Generation VIII
Sword Shield
400px 400px
400px 400px
HOME
HOME0199.png HOME0199 s.png
HOME0199G.png HOME0199G s.png
Menu SV 0199.png For other sprites and images, please see Slowking images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

  • No other Pokémon has the same type combination as Galarian Slowbro and Galarian Slowking.
  • In the TCG, Slowking's Southern Islands card is the only card depicting a Pokémon introduced after Generation I to have a square evolution box in Japan only. In the English version, the Southern Islands collection used the Neo-era designs, which, like all later card layouts, feature a circular evolution box.
  • Johtonian Slowking shares its category with Pyroar. They are both known as the Royal Pokémon.
  • Slowking's Pokédex entries state that if the Shellder is removed, it will revert to a Slowpoke. This is a rare example of devolution being mentioned in the games.
  • Slowking, its Galarian form, and their evolutionary relatives are the only Psychic-type Pokémon in the Monster Egg Group.
  • Galarian Slowking's English category, "Hexpert", may be a combination of hex and expert.

Origin

Slowking's shell may reference hermit crabs. Its physical appearance may be based on giant otters, giant salamanders, and hippopotamuses. Its shell may also be a reference to the mythical sazae-oni, a magical sea demon of Japanese folklore, distinguished by its spiny "sazae" or "turban-shaped" snail shell.

Slowking may also be based on a stereotypical king, as the growth around its neck resembles a king's ruff while its shell is similar to a crown.

By contrast, Galarian Slowking may draw inspiration from popular depictions of mythical sorcerers or warlocks: its crown has morphed into a sorcerer's pointed hat, its elongated ruff now resembles a long dark robe, and it has developed a predilection for "chanting mysterious spells" in battle.

Name origin

Slowking may be a combination of slow and king.

Yadoking may be a combination of 宿借り yadokari (hermit crab), 宿主 yadonushi (parasitic host), and king. Like Slowbro, it is also partially named after the famous Yugoslavian singer-songwriter Jadranka Stojaković, who had worked for Konami during her residence in Japan. Her name is transliterated into Japanese as ヤドランカ Yadoranka, which inspired one of her former colleagues who named Slowbro and Slowking.[3]

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ヤドキング Yadoking From 宿借り yadokari, 宿主 yadonushi, ヤドランカ Yadoranka, and king
France Flag.png French Roigada From roi and flagada
Spain Flag.png Spanish Slowking Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Laschoking From lasch and king
Italy Flag.png Italian Slowking Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 야도킹 Yadoking Transcription of Japanese name
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 呆呆王 Dāidāiwáng*
河馬王 / 河马王 Hémǎwáng*
From dāi and wáng
From 河馬 / 河马 hémǎ and wáng
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 呆呆王 Ngòingòihwòhng*
河馬王 Hòhmáhwòhng*
From ngòi and wòhng
From 河馬 hòhmáh and wòhng


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References

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