Sliggoo (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
Goomy #704: Goomy
Pokémon
#706: Goodra Goodra
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Sliggoo (disambiguation).
Sliggoo
Soft Tissue Pokémon
Snail Pokémon
ヌメイル
Numeil
#705
Sliggoo
Sliggoo
Hisuian Sliggoo
Hisuian Sliggoo



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Types
Dragon Unknown
Sliggoo
Steel Dragon
Hisuian Sliggoo
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Sap Sipper or Hydration
Sliggoo
Sap Sipper or Overcoat
Hisuian Sliggoo
Cacophony
Gooey
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hisuian Sliggoo
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Dragon
Hatch time
10280 - 10536 steps
Height
2'07" 0.8 m
Sliggoo
2'04" 0.7 m
Hisuian Sliggoo
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
38.6 lbs. 17.5 kg
Sliggoo
151.0 lbs. 68.5 kg
Hisuian Sliggoo
0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form4}}}
Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
158
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
Sliggoo
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
2
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Hisuian Sliggoo
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
Body02.png
Footprint
FUnknown.png None.png
Hisuian Sliggoo
Pokédex color
Purple
Base friendship
35
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Sliggoo (Japanese: ヌメイル Numeil) is a Dragon-type Pokémon introduced in Generation VI.

It evolves from Goomy starting at level 40 and evolves into Goodra starting at level 50 when leveled up during rain (or fog in Generation VII) in the overworld. Rain instigated by Rain Dance, Drizzle, or Primordial Sea will not trigger this evolution.

In Hisui, Sliggoo has a dual-type Steel/Dragon regional form. It evolves from Goomy starting at level 40 and evolves into Hisuian Goodra starting at level 50 during rain or fog in the overworld. All Goomy in Hisui will evolve into this form regardless of their origin.

Biology

Sliggoo is a Pokémon that resembles a snail. The lower half of its body is light purple, while the upper half is a paler purple. It has featureless, green eyes, a single, tiny eyelash over each eye, and two pale green spots on each cheek. It has nubby, underdeveloped arms. On top of its head are two pairs of antenna-like horns; the front horns are small nubs, while the hind horns are considerably longer. Its gelatinous body forms a spiral shell-like structure on its back. Contained within the shell are its brain and other organs.

Sliggoo excretes and coats its body with sticky mucus that can dissolve anything. Because it lacks teeth, it sprays this liquid onto prey and slurps them up once they are dissolved. Since its slime can melt through anything, predators stay far away from it. Its eyes have devolved, causing it to go blind. This makes it difficult for it to tell allies from prey and it will sometimes attempt to melt its companions. Its four horns act as a radar system and are used to detect sounds and smells. Sliggoo only cares about food and will flee from its enemies whenever possible.

Hisuian Sliggoo has droopy, teal eyes that imply its melancholic personality, and carries a metallic spiral shell that lies parallel to the ground. Unlike its Kalosian form, it has one teal spot on each cheek rather than two. It tucks almost its entire body inside this shell, and will only let out its head, neck and arms to peek outside.

When Hisuian Sliggoo wants to move quickly, it will tuck its entire body into its shell, position the shell vertical to the ground, and roll itself away. It can also use its shell to float on water. It's theorized that the shell was created as a result of Hisuian Sliggoo's slime reacting with the iron-rich waters of Hisui.

Hisuian Sliggoo and its evolutionary relatives are the only known Pokémon capable of learning the move Shelter.

In the anime

 
Sliggoo in the anime

Major appearances

Ash's Sliggoo

Ash's Goomy evolved into a Sliggoo in An Oasis of Hope!. Sliggoo later evolved into a Goodra during Good Friends, Great Training!, when it helped put out a big fire with Rain Dance.

Minor appearances

A Trainer's Sliggoo appeared in Settling the Scorbunny!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
XY061 Sliggoo Ash's Pokédex Sliggoo, the Soft Tissue Pokémon. Its four horns function as a highly sensitive radar system, picking up many different scents and noises.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

In Sylveon Enchants, a Team Flare Grunt used a Sliggoo to trap Y while she was playing the Berry Picker game with her newly-caught Eevee. Eevee paid off Y's efforts to befriend it, by evolving into a Sylveon and defeating the Sliggoo with Draining Kiss.

A Sliggoo appeared in a flashback in PS589.

A Sliggoo belonging to an Aether Foundation Employee first appeared in Battle in Vast Poni Canyon.

A Dynamaxed Sliggoo appeared in the PASS26.

In the TCG

Main article: Sliggoo (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI Kalos
Mountain #020
Hoenn
#—
X It drives away opponents by excreting a sticky liquid that can dissolve anything. Its eyes devolved, so it can't see anything.
Y Its four horns are a high-performance radar system. It uses them to sense sounds and smells, rather than using ears or a nose.
Omega Ruby It drives away opponents by excreting a sticky liquid that can dissolve anything. Its eyes devolved, so it can't see anything.
Alpha Sapphire Its four horns are a high-performance radar system. It uses them to sense sounds and smells, rather than using ears or a nose.
Generation VII Alola
SM: #179
Alola
USUM: #218
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Sun It has trouble drawing a line between friends and food. It will calmly try to melt and eat even those it gets along well with.
Moon This Pokémon's mucous can dissolve anything. Toothless, it sprays mucous on its prey. Once they're nicely dissolved, it slurps them up.
Ultra Sun It crawls along sluggishly. The swirly protrusion on its back is filled with its brain and other organs.
Ultra Moon Its entire body is covered with gooey mucus that can dissolve anything. Be sure to put gloves on if you're going to touch it.
Generation VIII Galar
#390
Galar
Isle of Armor #061
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#116
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.
Sword Although this Pokémon isn't very strong, its body is coated in a caustic slime that can melt through anything, so predators steer clear of it.
Shield The lump on its back contains its tiny brain. It thinks only of food and escaping its enemies.
Hisuian Sliggoo
Legends: Arceus A creature given to melancholy. I suspect its metallic shell developed as a result of the mucus on its skin reacting with the iron in Hisui's water.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI
X Y
Route 19, Friend Safari (Dragon)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Exeggutor Island (SOS Battle in rain)
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Exeggutor Island (SOS Battle in rain)
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword
Trade
Shield
Lake of Outrage
Axew's Eye, Rolling Fields (Max Raid Battle)
Shield Expansion Pass
Loop Lagoon (Max Raid Battle)
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Unobtainable
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable Kalosian Form
Holm of Trials, Ancient Quarry Hisuian Form


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Mountain of Order: Stage 4
Shuffle
Albens Town: Stage 229
Rumble World
Dark Land: Forgotten Forest (All Areas, Entrance Boss)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Zygarde Sea, Greninja Sea, Zygarde SeaFinal


Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Sun Moon   Shed Shell (5%)
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon   Shed Shell (5%)
Sword Shield   Shed Shell (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Sliggoo
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
68
128 - 175 246 - 340
75
72 - 139 139 - 273
53
52 - 115 99 - 225
83
79 - 148 153 - 291
113
106 - 181 207 - 357
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Total:
452
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.
Hisuian Sliggoo

Due to the different way stats are calculated in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, exact minimum and maximum stats are not shown in this table.

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
58
118 - 165 226 - 320
75
72 - 139 139 - 273
83
79 - 148 153 - 291
83
79 - 148 153 - 291
113
106 - 181 207 - 357
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Total:
452
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.

Type effectiveness

Sliggoo

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Hisuian Sliggoo

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric ½×
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric ½×
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric ½×
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric ½×
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

Sliggoo is available in Sword and Shield, while Hisuian Sliggoo is available in Pokémon Legends: Arceus.

By leveling up

Sliggoo

SwSh

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Acid Spray Poison Special 04040 100100% 20
011 Absorb Grass Special 02020 100100% 25
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Water Gun Water Special 04040 100100% 25
011 Dragon Breath Dragon Special 06060 100100% 20
Evo.Evo. Acid Spray Poison Special 04040 100100% 20
1515 Protect Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
2020 Flail Normal Physical 0000 100100% 15
2525 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100100% 20
3030 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00——% 5
3535 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 08585 100100% 10
4343 Curse Ghost Status 0000 00——% 10
4949 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100100% 15
5656 Muddy Water Water Special 09090 08585% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Sliggoo
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Sliggoo
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations
Hisuian Sliggoo

LA

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
Learn Mastery  Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
1 10 Bubble Water Special 40 100% 25
6 15 Acid Spray Poison Special 40 100% 20
11 20 Acid Armor Poison Status —% 20
18 28 Water Pulse Water Special 60 —% 20
25 35 Iron Head Steel Physical 80 100% 10
25 35 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 80 —% 10
34 45 Shelter Steel Status —% 10
43 54 Hydro Pump Water Special 100 85% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Sliggoo
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Sliggoo
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM21  TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM22  TM22 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM24  TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25  TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM31  TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM33  TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM34  TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM39  TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM53  TM53 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM76  TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TR01  TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR05  TR05 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR06  TR06 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TR08  TR08 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR20  TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR22  TR22 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR24  TR24 Outrage Dragon Physical 120120 100}}100% 10
TR26  TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27  TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR31  TR31 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TR45  TR45 Muddy Water Water Special 09090 085}}85% 10
TR62  TR62 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 08585 100}}100% 10
TR78  TR78 Sludge Wave Poison Special 09595 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Sliggoo
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Sliggoo
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
      
  
Counter* Fighting Physical 100% 20
  Life Dew Water Status —% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Sliggoo 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 Sliggoo in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Sliggoo
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Sliggoo
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Sliggoo

SwSh

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP BD SP Draco Meteor Dragon Special 130 90% 5
Sw Sh EP BD SP Skitter Smack Bug Physical 70 90% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Sliggoo
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Sliggoo
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations
Hisuian Sliggoo

LA

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP BD SP Rest Psychic Status —% 10
Sw Sh EP BD SP Rock Slide Rock Physical 75 90% 10
Sw Sh EP BD SP Iron Head Steel Physical 80 100% 10
Sw Sh EP BD SP Iron Tail Steel Physical 100 75% 5
Sw Sh EP BD SP Water Pulse Water Special 60 —% 20
Sw Sh EP BD SP Sludge Bomb Poison Special 80 100% 10
Sw Sh EP BD SP Outrage Dragon Physical 90 85% 10
Sw Sh EP BD SP Thunderbolt Electric Special 80 100% 10
Sw Sh EP BD SP Ice Beam Ice Special 80 100% 10
Sw Sh EP BD SP Draco Meteor Dragon Special 110 90% 5
Sw Sh EP BD SP Steel Beam Steel Special 120 95% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Sliggoo
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Sliggoo
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VI - VII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Sliggoo
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Sliggoo

By transfer from another generation

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII 
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
VI VII Acid Armor Poison Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
VI VII Bide × Normal Physical 0000 00—}}—% 10
VI VII Bubble × Water Special 04040 100}}100% 30
VI VII Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
VI VII Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
VI VII Frustration × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
VI VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
VI VII Infestation Bug Special 02020 100}}100% 20
VI VII Poison Tail Poison Physical 05050 100}}100% 25
VI VII Return × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
VI VII Secret Power × Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
VI VII Shock Wave Electric Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
VI VII Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
VI VII Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
  • Transferred Pokémon only retain these moves in Pokémon Sword and Shield
  • A striped background indicates a generation in which the move can only be obtained via event or as a special move
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Sliggoo
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Sliggoo
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Sword and Shield
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see transfer-only moves for other generations

Side game data

Sliggoo

Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 2.22 seconds Base HP: 53
Base Attack: 76 Base Defense: 56 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Dragon
Attack Power: ★★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Dragon
  Attack Power: 60 - 105   5

#289
 

Barrier Bash
Removes one barrier-type disruption without fail.


Pokémon GO
  Base Stamina: 169 Base Attack: 159 Base Defense: 176
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement:  100 +   or  
Fast Attacks: Water Gun, Tackle
Charged Attacks: Dragon Pulse, Sludge Wave, Muddy Water, Water Pulse

Hisuian Sliggoo

Pokémon GO
80px Base Stamina: 151 Base Attack: 153 Base Defense: 190
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement:  
Fast Attacks:
Charged Attacks:

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Goomy
 Dragon 
 
Level 40
(Outside of Hisui)


 
First evolution
Sliggoo
 Dragon 
 
Level 50
(while raining
or foggyGen VII)



 
Second evolution
Goodra
 Dragon 
 
Level 40
(In Hisui)


Hisuian Form
 
First evolution
Sliggoo
 Steel  Dragon 
 
Level 50
(while raining
or foggy)



Hisuian Form
 
Second evolution
Goodra
 Steel  Dragon 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
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
Sword Shield
   
400px 400px
HOME
   
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Sliggoo images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

  • Sliggoo's Pokédex entry in Moon contains an error. Its slime is referred to as mucous instead of mucus. Mucus is a noun and a synonym for slime. Mucous is an adjective, and describes something related to mucus. This error was fixed in Ultra Moon.
  • Sliggoo is currently the only known Pokémon to evolve during a weather condition.
  • Hisuian Sliggoo shares its category with Shelmet. They are both known as the Snail Pokémon.

Origin

Sliggoo seems to be based on soft bodied gastropods such as slugs, nudibranch, and semi-slugs. Its snail origins as well as its Dragon typing and elongated body shape may mean it could also be based on Lou Carcolh, a mythical serpent/mollusk creature from French folklore. It may also be based upon the concept of "living slime" in popular culture.

Hisuian Sliggoo is likely based on a snail. Its metallic shell in particular may be based on the scaly-foot gastropod, a species of deep-sea snail unique for its shell, which consists of iron sulfide compounds.

Name origin

Sliggoo may be a combination of slick, slither, slippery, slimy, or slug, and goo.

Numeil may be a combination of 滑る numeru (to be slippery) and snail.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese ヌメイル Numeil From 滑る numeru and snail
  French Colimucus From colimaçon and mucus
  Spanish Sliggoo Same as English name
  German Viscargot From viskos and escargot
  Italian Sliggoo Same as English name
  Korean 미끄네일 Mikkeunaeil From 미끄럽다 mikkeureopda and snail
  Mandarin Chinese 黏美兒 / 黏美儿 Niánměi'er*
黏美伊兒 Niánměiyī'er*
From nián and the transcription of the Japanese name with the incorporation of měi and 兒 / 儿 er
  Cantonese Chinese 黏美兒 Nìhmméihyìh From nìhm, méi, and yìh


Related articles

External links

  #704: Goomy
Pokémon
#706: Goodra  
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