Slakoth (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
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
Ability
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
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Weight
52.9 lbs. 24.0 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
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HP
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Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
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Footprint
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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.

Biology

Slakoth is a brown, quadrupedal 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 rear 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 Restore and Renew!.

In JN095, Jessie pulled a Slakoth from the Rocket Prize Master.

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

Ash & Pikachu

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

Pokémon Adventures

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.

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Ginji's Rescue Team

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

Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire

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
#—
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sword, Shield, and Legends: Arceus.
Brilliant Diamond It spends nearly all its time in a day sprawled out. Just seeing it makes one drowsy.
Shining Pearl


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
Legends: Arceus
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

Slakoth is available in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Scratch Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Yawn Normal Status 0000 —% 10
066 Encore Normal Status 0000 100100% 5
099 Slack Off Normal Status 0000 —% 10
1414 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —% 10
1717 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 —% 20
2222 Covet Normal Physical 06060 100100% 25
2525 Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100100% 15
3030 Counter Fighting Physical 0000 100100% 20
3333 Flail Normal Physical 0000 100100% 15
3838 Play Rough Fairy Physical 09090 09090% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Slakoth
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Slakoth
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM01  TM01 Focus Punch Fighting Physical 150150 100}}100% 20
TM03  TM03 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100}}100% 20
TM08  TM08 Bulk Up Fighting Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM10  TM10 Work Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 30
TM11  TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM13  TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM14  TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TM17  TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM18  TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM22  TM22 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM24  TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM25  TM25 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TM30  TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM31  TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM32  TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
TM34  TM34 Shock Wave Electric Special 06060 —}}—% 20
TM35  TM35 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM38  TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TM39  TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM40  TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
TM42  TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44  TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM45  TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM56  TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM58  TM58 Endure Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM65  TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM80  TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM82  TM82 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM87  TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM90  TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM93  TM93 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
TM96  TM96 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM98  TM98 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Slakoth
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Slakoth
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
   After You Normal Status —% 15
      
  
Body Slam Normal Physical 85 100% 15
   Crush Claw Normal Physical 75 95% 10
      Curse Ghost Status —% 10
     Hammer Arm Fighting Physical 100 90% 10
       Night Slash Dark Physical 70 100% 15
      
      
      
    
Slash Normal Physical 70 100% 20
      
 
Snore Normal Special 50 100% 15
   Tickle Normal Status 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Slakoth in Generation VIII
  • 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 Slakoth in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Slakoth
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Slakoth
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Slakoth
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Slakoth
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball RS
   
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
 
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
  Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Normal
Poké Assist: None Field move:  
(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
Field move:  
(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
  Walking Speed: 3.33 seconds Base HP: 51
Base Attack: 67 Base Defense: 47 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Normal
Attack Power: ★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Normal
  Attack Power: 40 - 90   5

#595
 

Mind Zap
Delays your opponent's disruptions.


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

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Slakoth
 Normal 
 
Level 18
 
First evolution
Vigoroth
 Normal 
 
Level 36
 
Second evolution
Slaking
 Normal 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
HOME
   
  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 off and sloth.

Namakero may be a combination of 樹懶 namakemono (sloth) and 怠け者 namakemono (slacker).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese ナマケロ Namakero From 樹懶 namakemono and 怠け者 namakemono
  French Parecool From paresseux and cool
  Spanish Slakoth Same as English name
  German Bummelz From bummeln and Faulpelz
  Italian Slakoth Same as English name
  Korean 게을로 Geulro From 게으르다 ge-eureuda
  Mandarin Chinese 懶人獺 / 懒人獭 Lǎnréntà / Lǎnréntǎ*
懶人翁 / 懒人翁 Lǎnrénwēng*
From 樹懶 / 树懒 shùlǎn, 懶人 / 懒人 lǎnrén, and 樹懶 / 树獭 shùtà / shùtǎ
From 樹懶 / 树懒 shùlǎn, 懶人 / 懒人 lǎnrén, and 主人翁 zhǔrénwēng
  Cantonese Chinese 懶人獺 Láahnyàhnchaat*
懶人翁 Láahnyàhnyūng*
From 樹懶 syuhláahn, 懶人 láahnyàhn, and 樹懶 syuhchaat
From 樹懶 syuhláahn, 懶人 láahnyàhn, and 主人翁 jyúyàhnyūng


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