Slowpoke Song

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Slowpoke Song
Slowpoke Song (Imakuni? Version)

The Slowpoke Song (Japanese: どないやねん ヤドン What's Going on, Yadon?) is a song made for the Yadon Paradise, a site made in celebration of Slowpoke Day on August 10, 2014. It was released on the official Japanese YouTube channel on August 21, 2014. On October 16, 2014, two additional versions were released: the Imakuni? Version featuring Imakuni?, and the Karaoke Version. An instrumental version was used for the Pokémon: Slowpoke theme for the Nintendo 3DS. The song was later translated to English on September 2, 2015 and shown on the official English YouTube channel to promote Slowpoke Week and the addition of Slowpoke merchandise to the Pokémon Center website, which was linked to in the video description.

The song was composed by ヤードンズ Yādonzu and sung in Japanese by Hiro and Anthony Gatlin. The Imakuni? version is sung by Tomoaki Imakuni.

Lyrics

English Japanese Translation
(Hold it, hold up everyone)
(Are you ready for a sing-along?)
(Slowpoke in a reggae, reggae style)
(Poké-, Poké-, Poké-, Pokémon)
(Cue me!)

Slow slow slow
Ah-oo what's your story, Slowpoke?
Slow slow slow
Ah-oo what's your story, Slowpoke?

Every night, you're the one, dreams of waking with the sun
But you sleep in 'til noon
(Slowpoke)

Your pink hue is your color, through and through
I can see it's the real you
(Slowpoke)

Your big mouth like a supermarket door
Open seven/twenty-four
(Slowpoke)

Your sweet tail sap is a yummy yummy snack
We're hungry and we want more
(Slowpoke)

You're so slow, that your picture never blurs
The speedometer concurs
(Slowpoke)

Slow slow slow
Ah-oo what's your story, Slowpoke?
Slow slow slow
Ah-oo what's your story, Slowpoke?

Lose your tail, that's all right; it'll grow back someday
That's really cool
(Slowpoke)

Dopey Pokémon, the category they settled on
Too bad for you
(Slowpoke)

What word starts with "S" and ends with letter "E"?
It's obviously...
(Sunstroke)

You fish with your tail but you're too slow when they bite
And so they swim out of sight
(Slowpoke)

Your slow-motion roll has got a lot of soul
It's your cruise control
(Slowpoke!)

Slow slow slow
Ah-oo what's your story, Slowpoke?
Slow slow slow
Ah-oo what's your story, Slowpoke?

You yawn a single time, down comes the rain sublime
If the famous legend is true
(Slowpoke)

But you've been yawning all day long and the blue skies aren't gone
You've got some explaining to do
(Slowpoke)

A Shellder bites your tail and then you become a Slowbro
That's a dopey evolution
(Slowpoke)

Everywhere you go there are Slowpoke passing through
Maybe there's one right behind you
(Slowpoke)

Plodding, poky, sluggish, tardy, so late you're early
(Slowpoke)

Slow slow slow
Dude, what's your deal, Slowpoke?
Slow slow slow
Ah-oo what's your story, Slowpoke?

A great big Berry fell, bonked you on the head
But you feel no pain
(Slowpoke)

Your ears curl in—there's a reason, you said
What was it again?
(Slowpoke)

You just said "SLO"; did you feel that Berry only just now?
You're really somethin'
(Slowpoke)

Someday you'll be Slowbro, or maybe even Slowking
Or you'll just keep bein'
(Slowpoke)

Stand in a ring, bite your buddy's tail for lunch
What a happy looking bunch
Slowpoke!

Slow slow slow
Ah-oo what's your story, Slowpoke?
Slow slow slow
Slowpoke!
(Hold it, well this is a sample)
(I guess it's not the best sample just an example)
(Yadon in a reggae, reggae style)
(Poké-, Poké-, Poké-, Pokémon)
(Yadon, come in!)


やぁん やぁん ア、やぁん
どないやねん ヤドン
やぁん やぁん ア、やぁん
どないやねん ヤドン

朝日といっしょに起きた夢見て
昼まで寝ている
ヤドン

ピンクのお肌はゆですぎじゃない
もともとなんだな
ヤドン

でっかいお口はコンビニみたい
いつでも開いてる
ヤドン

しっぽの甘みはときどき子供の
おやつがわりだ
ヤドン

動きがのろくて写真がブレない
それがじまんか
ヤドン

やぁん やぁん ア、やぁん
どないやねん ヤドン
やぁん やぁん ア、やぁん
どないやねん ヤドン

しっぽはとれても また生えるから
心配ないです
ヤドン

だれがつけたか分類名は
まぬけポケモン
ヤドン

ヤの字ではじまりンの字でおわる
三文字 それは
ヤカン

しっぽで釣りして 釣れでも気づかず
逃げても気づかず
ヤドン

しりとりするなら ヤドンの名前
オススメしません
ヤドン

やぁん やぁん ア、やぁん
どないやねん ヤドン
やぁん やぁん ア、やぁん
どないやねん ヤドン

あくびひとつで ひと雨降らせる
雨乞い伝説
ヤドン

でもさっきから雲ひとつなし
伝説どうなってんだ
ヤドン

しっぽにシェルダーかみつきゃヤドラン
進化もまぬけな
ヤドン

世界のどこかにヤドンはいるぜ
きみのうしろにも
ヤドン

山かけ・月見・天ぷら・五目・カレー南蛮
ウドン

やぁん やぁん ア、ウドン
どないやねん ウドン
やぁん やぁん ア、やぁん
どないやねん ヤドン

大きなきのみがあたまに落ちた
でも痛くない
ヤドン

耳がくるりとうずまきなのは・・・・・・
どうしてだっけ?
ヤドン

とつぜん「やぁん」って さっきのきのみが
今ごろ痛いか
ヤドン

いつかはヤドラン もしくはヤドキング
それともそのまま
ヤドン

みんなでしっぽをくわえて輪になって
しあわせそうだな
ヤドン

やぁん やぁん ア、やぁん
やぁん やぁん ア、やぁん
やぁん やぁん ア、やぁん
ヤドン
(Hold it, well this is a sample)
(I guess it's not the best sample just an example)
(Slowpoke in a reggae, reggae style)
(Poké-, Poké-, Poké-, Pokémon)
(Slowpoke, come in!)

Slow slow a-slow
What's going on, Slowpoke?
Slow slow a-slow
What's going on, Slowpoke?

Dreaming of getting up together with the morning sun
I'm sleeping until noon
Slowpoke

My pink skin's not too cooked
I'm originally a
Slowpoke

Your huge mouth, like a convenience store
It is open anytime
Slowpoke

A sweet tail, sometimes a child's snack
Instead of the usual
Slowpoke

There's no blurry photos with your sluggish motion
Are you proud of that?
Slowpoke

Slow slow a-slow
What's going on, Slowpoke?
Slow slow a-slow
What's going on, Slowpoke?

If your tail is removed, since it'll grow back
Don't worry
Slowpoke

Who gave you the classification
Stupid Pokémon
Slowpoke

It starts with "ya", it ends with "n"
Three characters, it is
Kettle[nb 1]

When fishing with the tail, a catch isn't noticed
And without noticing they even escaped
Slowpoke

Playing shiritori with Slowpoke's name
Isn't recommended
Slowpoke[nb 2]

Slow slow a-slow
What's going on, Slowpoke?
Slow slow a-slow
What's going on, Slowpoke?

With one yawn, sending down rain for the people
A legend of praying for rain
Slowpoke

But from a while ago without a single cloud
What happened to the legend?
Slowpoke

When Shellder bites its tail, Slowbro
Also a stupid evolution
Slowpoke

Slowpoke are anywhere in the world
Even behind you
Slowpoke

Yamakake, moon-viewing, tempura, gomoku, exotic curry
Udon[nb 3]

Slow slow a-slow
What's going on, udon?
Slow slow a-slow
What's going on, Slowpoke?

A large Berry fell on your head
But it doesn't hurt
Slowpoke

Your ears suddenly curl up
Why is that so?
Slowpoke

Suddenly going "slow", does the Berry from before
only hurt right about now?
Slowpoke

Someday you will be Slowbro or Slowking
Or not evolve at all
Slowpoke

With everyone in a circle, and additionally a tail
You are happy
Slowpoke

Slow slow a-slow
Slow slow a-slow
Slow slow a-slow
Slowpoke
  1. The Japanese word for kettle, ヤカン yakan, starts with ヤ ya, ends with ン n, and is three characters, like the Japanese name of Slowpoke, ヤドン Yadon.
  2. Shiritori is a Japanese word game where players say a word which begins with the final kana of the previous word. Players who say a word that ends with ン n, like the Japanese name of Slowpoke, ヤドン Yadon, lose as no Japanese words begin with it.
  3. Yamakake, moon-viewing, tempura, gomoku, and exotic curry are types of udon, a type of Japanese noodle. Both ウドン udon and ヤドン Yadon end in ドン don.

See also