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Slaking (Pokémon)

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

Slaking

Slaking

Slaking
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Normal Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Ability
Truant Cacophony
Cacophony

Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Slaking

Mega Slaking Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
4080 - 4334 steps
Height
6'07" 2.0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
287.7 lbs. 130.5 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#289
Kanto
#000
Johto
#038
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh
#278
Unova
#000
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-164
Fiore
R-000
Almia

Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
210
Gen. III-IV
Unknown
IV
252
V+
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
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
Body style
Body12.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{forme2}}}
Footprint
F289.png None.png
{{{forme2}}}
Pokédex color
Brown
Base friendship
70
External Links

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

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 fur is brown, along with the semi-circle patterning encircling its eyes. Its face, chest, hands, and feet are lighter in color. Its brows are thick and jutting. It has a white collar of fur around its neck, extending toward the top of its head in a small tuft. It also has a large, pink, pig-like nose.

Most of the day its lolls around and sleeps. It is considered the laziest Pokémon, but even when it is lounging it's saving energy to be able to strike back. It can exert a lot of power by releasing built up energy all at once. It only moves around when there is no more food within reach for it to eat. It eats grass and ripened fruit that falls down from trees. It is capable of regaining lost energy through use of its former signature move, Slack Off. It lives in forests.

In the anime

Slaking in the anime

Major appearances

Norman's Slaking

Slaking made its debut appearance in Love, Petalburg Style, belonging to May's father, Norman, the Gym Leader of Petalburg City. In the following episode, Ash's Grovyle defeated it in battle, winning Ash the Balance Badge. Slaking appeared again in Strategy With a Smile! watching the Wallace Cup on television with Norman.

Other

A giant Slaking appeared in Slaking Kong, but it was a robot controlled by Team Rocket. Multiple real wild Slaking also appeared.

Minor appearances

A Slaking appeared in the opening of Destiny Deoxys.

A Slaking appeared as a mask for the festival in Capacia Island UFO!.

A Slaking appeared in The Journalist from Another Region!.

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.
This concludes the entries from the Advanced Generation series.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Norman's Slaking

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

Emerald used a Slaking during his Battle Factory challenge. 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.

Palace Maven Spenser also used a Slaking against the young boy, but their battle was not seen.

In the TCG

Main article: Slaking (TCG)

In the TFG

One Slaking figure has been released.

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold {{{golddex}}}
Silver {{{silverdex}}}
Crystal {{{crystaldex}}}
Stadium 2 Unknown
Generation III
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
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
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
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.

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 (rustling grass)
Generation VI
X Y
Poké Transporter

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Pinball:
Ruby & Sapphire
Evolve from Vigoroth
Pokémon Trozei! Endless Level 62
Forever Level 12
Pair Trozei
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Evolve from Vigoroth
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Crevice Cave (B1-B10)
Lower Crevice Cave (B1-B4)
Mt. Avalanche (B1-B19)
Pokémon Ranger Outside Jungle Relic
Pokémon Rumble Blast Canyon: Rugged Flats (Post-ending)

Stats

Base stats

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


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 VI, 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 VI
Other generations:
III - IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Hammer Arm Fighting Physical 100100 09090% 10
00Start Punishment Dark Physical 0000 100100% 5
00Start Fling Dark Physical 0000 100100% 10
00Start Scratch Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
00Start Yawn Normal Status 0000 —% 10
00Start Encore Normal Status 0000 100100% 5
00Start Slack Off Normal Status 0000 —% 10
00Start Encore Normal Status 0000 100100% 5
00Start Slack Off Normal Status 0000 —% 10
077 Encore Normal Status 0000 100100% 5
1313 Slack Off Normal Status 0000 —% 10
1919 Feint Attack Dark Physical 06060 —% 20
2525 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 —% 20
3131 Covet Normal Physical 06060 100100% 25
3636 Swagger Normal Status 0000 09090% 15
3737 Chip Away Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
4343 Counter Fighting Physical 0000 100100% 20
4949 Flail Normal Physical 0000 100100% 15
5555 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100100% 10
6161 Punishment Dark Physical 0000 100100% 5
6767 Hammer Arm Fighting Physical 100100 09090% 10
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Slaking obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • 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/HM

Generation VI
Other generations:
III - IV - V
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM01 Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM05 Roar Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM08 Bulk Up Fighting Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM12 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM22 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM23 Smack Down Rock Physical 05050 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM25 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM35 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM47 Low Sweep Fighting Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM52 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM59 Incinerate Fire Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM60 Quash Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM67 Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM78 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM98 Power-Up Punch Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM01 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM04 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 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 TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VI
Other generations:
III - IV - V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
BunearyLopunnyPatratWatchogMinccino After You Normal Status —% 15
TorkoalSphealSealeoWalreinPuruglyChespin
QuilladinChesnaughtPanchamPangoro
Body Slam Normal Physical 85 100% 15
SandslashZangoose Crush Claw Normal Physical 75 95% 15
TorkoalBidoofBibarel Curse Ghost Status —% 10
RhydonRhyperiorUrsaringSlakingEmboarDarmanitan
ChesnaughtDiggersbyPangoro
Hammer Arm Fighting Physical 100 90% 10
DugtrioMeowthPersianFarfetch'dSeviperAbsol
StunkySkuntankWeavilePurrloinLiepardZoroark
Night Slash Dark Physical 70 100% 15
RattataRaticateTaurosUmbreonDunsparceZangoose
AbsolBuizelFloatzelPurrloinLiepardBlitzle
ZebstrikaZoruaZoroarkEmolgaBouffalant
Pursuit Dark Physical 40 100% 20
SandshrewSandslashDiglettDugtrioMeowthPersian
Farfetch'dSneaselTeddiursaUrsaringTorchicCombusken
BlazikenLinooneVigorothZangooseKecleonAbsol
GlameowPuruglyStunkySkuntankSamurottPurrloin
LiepardDrilburExcadrillCubchooBearticHeatmor
PanchamPangoro
Slash Normal Physical 70 100% 20
WhismurLoudredExploud Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
TeddiursaUrsaringSpoinkGrumpigSphealSealeo
WalreinDedenne
Snore Normal Special 50 100% 15
AipomAmbipomMinccinoCinccino Tickle Normal Status 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Slaking in Generation VI
  • 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 Slaking in that game.
  • 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 tutoring

Generation VI
Other generations:
III - IV - V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Slaking can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Slaking cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • 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 Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VI
Other generations:
III - IV - V
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
288 Focus Energy Normal Status —% 30
288 Uproar Normal Special 90 100% 10
288 Fury Swipes Normal Physical 18 80% 15
288 Endure Normal Status —% 10
288 Focus Punch Fighting Physical 150 100% 20
288 Reversal Fighting Physical 100% 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

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 PinRS289.png 
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani289.gif 
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP289.png 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.
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up Hmm... It appears that I've gained a level.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP289.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  
Slaking powerfully slaps the ground with both palms to cause tremors.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Normal  None Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
None Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack ●●●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

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.gif 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.gif 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
289MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Slaking images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Tied with Regigigas, Slaking has the highest Attack base stat out of all Normal-type Pokémon.
  • At 670, Slaking has the highest base stat total of any non-Legendary, non-Mega Evolved Pokémon, tying with the Legendary Pokémon Groudon, Kyogre, and Regigigas. This makes it the only non-Legendary, non-Mega Evolved Pokémon to have a base stat total of over 600.
  • In double and triple battles, one can nullify Slaking's Truant Ability by using either Skill Swap or Gastro Acid. Several Trainers in Pokémon Emerald use this power, including Norman during the player's rematches with him. Cipher Head Evice—the final boss and main antagonist of Pokémon Colosseum—is the very first Trainer in any game to use this tactic. Without Truant, Slaking can make full use of its impressive stats. This can also be done in single battles by using a contact move on a Pokémon with Mummy such as Cofagrigus. Moves like Entrainment also nullify Truant by causing it to be replaced by another Ability.
  • A pre-alpha sketch depicts a Pokémon that bears a striking resemblance to Slaking.
  • Slaking has more similarities to Regigigas than any non-Legendary Pokémon. They are both Normal-type, both have hindering abilities (Truant and Slow Start), both have the highest Attack base stat out of all Normal-type Pokémon and both have the same base stat totals.

Origin

It 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 monarch 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 Ge-eulking From 게으르다 geeureuda and king


Related articles

External links

Vigoroth #288: Vigoroth
Pokémon
#290: Nincada Nincada


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Last modified on 20 October 2014, at 07:05