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Breloom #286: Breloom
Pokémon
#288: Vigoroth Vigoroth
Slakoth
Slacker Pokémon
ナマケロ
Namakero
#287
Slakoth



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Normal Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Truant Cacophony
Cacophony
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
255 (43.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
3855 - 4111 steps
Height
2'07" 0.8 m
Slakoth
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
52.9 lbs. 24.0 kg
Slakoth
0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
83
Gen. III-IV
Unknown
IV
56
V+
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 1
Slakoth
1
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
Body08.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F287.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Brown
Base friendship
70
External Links

Slakoth (Japanese: ナマケロ Namakero) is a Normal-type Pokémon introduced in Generation III.

It evolves into Vigoroth starting at level 18, which evolves into Slaking starting at level 36.

Contents

Biology

Slakoth is a brown, quadruped Pokémon with sloth-like qualities. It has coarse, shaggy fur with two dark brown stripes on its back. There is a scruff of fur on top of its head, and it has a large, pig-like pink nose, pink eyelids, and dark rings around its eyes. It has long, lanky arms, but shorter legs. Each paw has two sharp claws, and there are pink paw pads on the back feet. Its underbelly and read are also pink.

Slakoth lolls around and sleeps for more than twenty hours a day, which can make those around it drowsy. Since it does not move very much, it does not need much food and only eats three leaves each day. Its heart only beats once a minute. It is capable of regaining lost energy through the use of its former signature move, Slack Off. It makes its nest in tropical forests, and keeps the same one during its entire life. However, it can travel far by swimming in rivers.

In the anime

Slakoth in the anime
Shiny Slakoth in the anime

Major appearances

Slakoth physically debuted in Love, Petalburg Style and Balance of Power, under the ownership of Norman. It was used in his Gym battle against Ash, where it battled Pikachu and Torkoal. It proved to be a strong battler against Pikachu with its powerful Blizzard attack, but it lost to Torkoal's Flamethrower.

In The Garden of Eatin', multiple Slakoth were living in the Banana Slakoth Garden, which is run by Marcel. A Snorlax was eating all of the bananas in the garden, and no one was able to stop it until one of the Slakoth evolved into a Vigoroth and defeated it.

Minor appearances

Slakoth debuted in Max's flashback in Having a Wailord of a Time.

In The Ribbon Cup Caper, a Slakoth was at the S.S. St. Flower's Pokémon Center.

A Slakoth appeared in The Champ Twins!.

In Camping It Up!, Mitchell used a Slakoth during the first activity of the Pokémon Summer Academy.

A Slakoth appeared in Ghoul Daze!.

In Playing the Performance Encore!, a Coordinator's Slakoth and Shroomish competed in the Battle Stage of the Daybreak Contest.

A Slakoth appeared in Lumiose City Pursuit!.

In Raid Battle in The Ruins!, a Shiny Slakoth was part of Shane Seeker's Shiny Pokémon collection, as shown in his Pokédex.

A Trainer's Slakoth appeared in JN038.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG069 Slakoth May's Pokédex Slakoth, the Slacker Pokémon. Slakoth is generally found sleeping and very few ever witness it in motion.

In the manga

In the Ash & Pikachu manga

Norman's Slakoth appeared in I'll Win With My Own Battle Style!!.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Alecsey (Japanese: ヒロキ Hiroki) owns a Slakoth nicknamed Slokath (Japanese: ケンタロ Kentarō). It competed in a Pokémon Contest in Tripped Up by Torkoal.

In It All Ends Now V, Norman used two Slakoth to try and stop Rayquaza from fleeing from its confines.

A Slakoth appeared in The Transfer Student.

In the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Ginji's Rescue Team manga

A Slakoth appeared in I Want to be Human Again!.

In the Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire manga

Norman owns a Slakoth, as seen in There's Someone More Important Than Clefairy?!, where it swallows the Balance Badge and Red's Clefairy helps to retrieve it from its stomach.

In the TCG

Main article: Slakoth (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III Hoenn
#036
Kanto
#—
Ruby Slakoth lolls around for over twenty hours every day. Because it moves so little, it does not need much food. This Pokémon's sole daily meal consists of just three leaves.
Sapphire Slakoth's heart beats just once a minute. Whatever happens, it is content to loaf around motionless. It is rare to see this Pokémon in motion.
Emerald It sleeps virtually all day and night long. It doesn't change its nest its entire life, but it sometimes travels great distances by swimming in rivers.
FireRed It sleeps for 20 hours every day. Making drowsy those that see it is one of its abilities.
LeafGreen
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#—
Diamond It spends nearly all its time in a day sprawled out. Just seeing it makes one drowsy.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold The way Slakoth lolls around makes anyone who watches it feel like doing the same.
SoulSilver
Generation V Unova
B2W2: #276
Black It spends nearly all its time in a day sprawled out. Just seeing it makes one drowsy.
White
Black 2 If it eats just three leaves in a day, it is satisfied. Other than that, it sleeps for 20 hours a day.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#037
X The way Slakoth lolls around makes anyone who watches it feel like doing the same.
Y If it eats just three leaves in a day, it is satisfied. Other than that, it sleeps for 20 hours a day.
Omega Ruby Slakoth lolls around for over 20 hours every day. Because it moves so little, it does not need much food. This Pokémon's sole daily meal consists of just three leaves.
Alpha Sapphire Slakoth's heart beats just once a minute. Whatever happens, it is content to loaf around motionless. It is rare to see this Pokémon in motion.
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
Petalburg Woods
Emerald
Petalburg Woods
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Eterna Forest (Swarm)
Platinum
Eterna Forest (Swarm)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Route 25 (Headbutt trees*)
Pal Park
Forest
Generation V
Black
Trade
White
White Forest
Black 2 White 2
Breed Vigoroth or Slaking
Dream World
Dream Park
Generation VI
X Y
Trade
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Petalburg Woods
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Breed Vigoroth or Slaking
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
Forest (Both Fields)
Trozei!
Huge Storage 3, Endless Level 50, Forever Level 9, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Sinister Woods (10F-12F), Joyous Tower (18F-20F)
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)
Ranger: SoA
Ranger School
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Canyon: Rugged Flats
Rumble U
Magical Lake: Dual Launchers
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 1Mo
Shuffle
Blau Salon: Stage 432
Rumble World
Legend Terrain: Bastion of Beginnings (Entrance, Center, Back)
Picross
Area 10: Stage 06
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Rayquaza Sea, Celebi SeaFinal

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
60
120 - 167 230 - 324
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
35
36 - 95 67 - 185
35
36 - 95 67 - 185
30
31 - 90 58 - 174
Total:
280
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
1/2
Power
1/2
Skill
1/2
Stamina
4/5 ★★★★
Jump
2/2 ★★
Total
9/13

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 Slakoth's learnsets from other generations.


Side game data

Pokémon Pinball RS
PinRS287.png PinRSani287.png
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani287.png
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 11.3%
Friend Area: Energetic Forest
Phrases
51%-100% HP Duhhhh... I'm not just loafing... Duhhh...
26%-50% HP Huhhh? My HP is down by half?
1%-25% HP Duhhh... I'm tired... I can't move anymore...
Level up Did I level up? But I'm still... Duhhh...
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 287.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Normal
Poké Assist: None Field move: Cut fm.png
(Cut ×1)
Loops: 6 Min. exp.: 30 Max. exp.: 40
Browser entry R-162
Like the name suggests, Slakoth is slow. However, its claws can't be overlooked.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Normal
Poké Assist: Normal PA.png
Normal
Field move: Cut 1 field move.png
(Cut ×1)
Browser entry R-032
It hardly ever does anything. It may try a cutting slash on occasion.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush287Body.png Walking Speed: 3.33 seconds Base HP: 51
Base Attack: 67 Base Defense: 47 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Normal
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT287.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Normal
None.png Attack Power: 40 - 90 Raise Max Level.png 5

#595
Shuffle287.png

Mind Zap
Delays your opponent's disruptions.


Pokémon GO
GO287.png Base Stamina: 155 Base Attack: 104 Base Defense: 92
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: Slakoth Candy 25
Fast Attacks: Yawn
Charged Attacks: Body Slam, Night Slash, Brick Break

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 287.png Spr b 3r 287.png Spr 3e 287.png Spr b 3r 287.png Spr 3r 287.png Spr b 3r 287.png
Spr 3r 287 s.png Spr b 3r 287 s.png Spr 3e 287 s.png Spr b 3r 287 s.png Spr 3r 287 s.png Spr b 3r 287 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 287.png Spr b 4d 287.png Spr 4d 287.png Spr b 4p 287.png Spr 4d 287.png Spr b 4h 287.png
Spr 4d 287 s.png Spr b 4d 287 s.png Spr 4d 287 s.png Spr b 4p 287 s.png Spr 4d 287 s.png Spr b 4p 287 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 287.png Spr b 5b 287.png Spr 5b 287.png Spr b 5b 287.png
Spr 5b 287 s.png Spr b 5b 287 s.png Spr 5b 287 s.png Spr b 5b 287 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 287.png Spr b 6x 287.png Spr 6x 287.png Spr b 6x 287.png
Spr 6x 287 s.png Spr b 6x 287 s.png Spr 6x 287 s.png Spr b 6x 287 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 287.png Spr b 7s 287.png Spr 7s 287.png Spr b 7s 287.png
Spr 7s 287 s.png Spr b 7s 287 s.png Spr 7s 287 s.png Spr b 7s 287 s.png
Front Back Front Back
287MS6.png For other sprites and images, please see Slakoth images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

As its name implies, Slakoth appears to have been based on sloths, specifically two-toed sloths. It also has some similarities to human infants, such as spending more time sleeping than awake, and primarily lying on its stomach, as babies do not have the muscle mass to hold themselves upright.

Name origin

Slakoth may be a combination of slack (to be lazy) and sloth as well as a play on the phrase "to slack off."

Namakero may be a combination of 樹懶 namakemono (sloth) and なまける namakeru (slack off).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ナマケロ Namakero From 樹懶 namakemono
France Flag.png French Parecool From paresseux and cool
Spain Flag.png Spanish Slakoth Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Bummelz From bummeln and Faulpelz
Italy Flag.png Italian Slakoth Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 게을로 Geulro From 게으르다 ge'eureuda, 게을리 ge'eulli
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 懶人翁 / 懒人翁 Lǎnrénwēng From 樹懶 shùlǎn, 懶人 lǎnrén, and 懶翁 lǎnwēng


External links


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