Slowking (Pokémon)

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Pokémon
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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Slowking (disambiguation).
Slowking
Royal Pokémon
ヤドキング
Yadoking
#199
Slowking



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Water Psychic
Unknown Unknown
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Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Oblivious or Own Tempo Cacophony
Cacophony
Regenerator
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
70 (9.2%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Monster and Water 1
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
6'07" 2.0 m
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Weight
175.3 lbs. 79.5 kg
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Mega Stone
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#199
Kanto
#082
Johto
#000
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh

Unova
Coastal
#135
Kalos
#039
Alola
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-000
Almia
R-268/N-188
Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
164
Gen. II-IV
Unknown
IV
172
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 3
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Body style
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Footprint
F199.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Pink
Base friendship
70
External Links

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

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

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.

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. 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. In the anime, it can understand and speak the human language. According to The Complete Pokémon Pocket Guide, it has such an easy-going personality that it is never stressed. Slowking lives by the water's edge. It has been seen eating seaweed and drinking coconut milk.

In the anime

Slowking in the anime

Major appearances

Slowking (M02)

Slowking first appeared in The Power of One. This talking Slowking gave Ash advice on where to find the orbs. This same Slowking made another appearance in a special episode called Slowking's Day that showed what he does on a daily basis.

Other

Slowking made its first anime appearance in A Crowning Achievement, where a colony of Slowpoke are attempting to reach the 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 when ever they fail to reach it they evolve into a Slowbro instead. One Slowpoke named Arthur, which was owned by Alice, tries and eventually succeeds. In the end, he leaves Alice in order to be the leader for the colony. It reappeared in Larvitar and Unown's vision in the episode Address Unown.

A Slowking belonging to Conway appeared in Tag! We're It...! and Smells Like Team Spirit! for the Hearthome City Tag Battle Competition. It later reappeared in Up Close and Personable!.

Minor appearances

A Slowking appeared in the opening scenes of Lucario and the Mystery of Mew and Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

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.
This concludes the entries from the original series.
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.
This concludes the entries from the Diamond & Pearl series.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

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.

However, Slowking's proper debut was 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.

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

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

In the Platinum chapter, Charon was seen in possession of a Slowking. This Slowking was used to provoke Giratina into attacking Pearl, and later was used to attack Pearl again when Diamond was "killed." It was later abandoned toward the end of the arc.

In the X & Y chapter, Olympia has a Slowking where it was used to help stop the Ultimate weapon from activating.

In the TCG

Main article: Slowking (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
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
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
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
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
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
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."

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

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 (B1-B20), Miracle Sea (B1-B18, Deep Miracle Sea B1-B4), Bottomless Sea (B1-B49)
MD Sky
Surrounded Sea (B1-B20), Miracle Sea (B1-B18, Deep Miracle Sea B1-B4), Bottomless Sea (B1-B49)
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)

Held items

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

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 95
155 - 202 300 - 394
Attack: 75
72 - 139 139 - 273
Defense: 80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Sp.Atk: 100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Sp.Def: 110
103 - 178 202 - 350
Speed: 30
31 - 90 58 - 174
Total: 490   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
2/3 ★★
Power
2/3 ★★
Skill
5/5 ★★★★★
Stamina
2/3 ★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
13/17 ★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VI, 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

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Heal Pulse Psychic Status 0000 —% 10
011 Power Gem Rock Special 08080 100100% 20
011 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100100% 15
011 Curse Ghost Status 0000 —% 10
011 Yawn Normal Status 0000 —% 10
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
055 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
099 Water Gun Water Special 04040 100100% 25
1414 Confusion Psychic Special 05050 100100% 25
1919 Disable Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
2323 Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100100% 15
2828 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100100% 20
3232 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 09090% 15
3636 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 —% 20
4141 Swagger Normal Status 0000 08585% 15
4545 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100100% 10
4949 Trump Card Normal Special 0000 —% 5
5454 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —% 10
5858 Heal Pulse Psychic Status 0000 —% 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

By TM/HM

Generation VII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM03Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM03 Psyshock Psychic Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM04Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM04 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM06Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
TM07Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM07 Hail Ice Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM10Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM11Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM13Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM14Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TM15Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM16Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM16 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 30
TM17Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM18Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM20Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM20 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 25
TM21Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM26Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TM27Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM29Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM29 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM30Bag TM Ghost VI Sprite.png TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM31Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM32Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
TM35Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM35 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM38Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TM42Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM45Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM48Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM49Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM49 Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
TM52Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM52 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TM55Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM55 Scald Water Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM56Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM60Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM60 Quash Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM68Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM73Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM73 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM77Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM78Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM78 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM82Bag TM Dragon VI Sprite.png TM82 Dragon Tail Dragon Physical 06060 090}}90% 10
TM85Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM85 Dream Eater Psychic Special 100100 100}}100% 15
TM86Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM86 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TM87Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM88Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM90Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM92Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM92 Trick Room Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM94Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM94 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
XTM100Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
  • 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

By breeding

Generation VII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
SeelSalandit Belch* Poison Special 120 90% 10
PoliwagPoliwhirlSnorlax Belly Drum Normal Status —% 10
SnorlaxBastiodon Block Normal Status —% 5
PsyduckDelibird Future Sight* Psychic Special 120 100% 10
GolduckLickitungLickilicky Me First Normal Status —% 20
Mud Sport Ground Status —% 15
Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
Snore Normal Special 50 100% 15
LickitungRhyhornRhydonWhismurLoudredExploudTropiusLickilickyRhyperiorTyruntTyrantrum Stomp Normal Physical 65 100% 20
PsyduckGolduck Wonder Room Psychic Status —% 10
Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 80 90% 15
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Slowking in Generation VII
  • 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

By tutoring

Generation VII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI
 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 Slowking can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Slowking cannot be tutored the move 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 Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
079 Slack Off Normal Status —% 10
079 Amnesia Psychic Status —% 20
  • 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

Side game data

Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani199.png
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP199.png 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
MDP199.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
It lets loose psychic orbs that make Pokémon Paused.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Psychic
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT199.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Psychic
None.png Attack Power: 60 - 80 Raise Max Level.png 0

#83
Shuffle199.png

Power of 5
Attacks do more damage when you make a match of five.


Evolution

079Slowpoke.png
Unevolved
Slowpoke
 Water  Psychic 
King's Rock
Trade
holding King's Rock
199Slowking.png
First evolution
Slowking
 Water  Psychic 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 199.png Spr b 2g 199.png Spr 2s 199.png Spr b 2g 199.png Spr 2c 199.png Spr b 2c 199.png
Spr 2g 199 s.png Spr b 2g 199 s.png Spr 2s 199 s.png Spr b 2g 199 s.png Spr 2c 199 s.png Spr b 2g 199 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 199.png Spr b 3r 199.png Spr 3e 199.png Spr b 3r 199.png Spr 3r 199.png Spr b 3r 199.png
Spr 3r 199 s.png Spr b 3r 199 s.png Spr 3e 199 s.png Spr b 3r 199 s.png Spr 3r 199 s.png Spr b 3r 199 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 199.png Spr b 4d 199.png Spr 4d 199.png Spr b 4p 199.png Spr 4h 199.png Spr b 4h 199.png
Spr 4d 199 s.png Spr b 4d 199 s.png Spr 4d 199 s.png Spr b 4p 199 s.png Spr 4h 199 s.png Spr b 4h 199 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 199.png Spr b 5b 199.png Spr 5b 199.png Spr b 5b 199.png
Spr 5b 199 s.png Spr b 5b 199 s.png Spr 5b 199 s.png Spr b 5b 199 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 199.png Spr b 6x 199.png Spr 6x 199.png Spr b 6x 199.png
Spr 6x 199 s.png Spr b 6x 199 s.png Spr 6x 199 s.png Spr b 6x 199 s.png
Front Back Front Back
199MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Slowking images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Slowking is the only Pokémon with a catch rate of 70.
  • 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 English, the Southern Islands collection used the Neo-era designs, which, like all later card layouts, feature a circular evolution box.
  • The Shellder of Slowbro's Shiny form is gold, like a Shiny Shellder. This is not so for Shiny Slowking.
  • Slowking shares its category name with Pyroar. They are both known as the Royal Pokémon.

Origin

Slowking's shell makes it similar to hermit crabs, though it is physically similar to giant otters, giant salamanders, and hippopotamuses. Its shell "crown" 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. It is also based on a king, as the growth around its neck is based on a king's ruff while its shell is similar to a crown.

Name origin

Slowking is a combination of slow and king.

Yadoking is a combination of 宿借り yadokari (hermit crab) and king. Alternatively, it may also derive from 宿主 yadonushi ([parasitic] host), based on its relationship with Shellder in its evolutions.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ヤドキング Yadoking From 宿借り yadokari, 宿主 yadonushi 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 Transliteration of its Japanese name
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 河馬王 / 河马王 Hémǎwáng Literally "Hippopotamus king"


Related articles

External links

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