|| This Ability effect may be in need of research. |
Reason: How the Ability functions in link battles between Japanese DP and other Generation IV games, effect in Pokémon Battle Revolution
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Slow Start causes the Attack stat and Speed stat to be halved during the first five turns in battle. This counter is reset if the Pokémon is switched out.
If this Ability is replaced due to a move like Skill Swap or Worry Seed or is suppressed, the Pokémon's stats return to normal.
In the Japanese version of Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, removing Slow Start does not undo the Attack and Speed drop; it must still wait five turns. This was changed in localized versions as well as in Pokémon Platinum.
If the user holds a typed Z-Crystal and uses a Z-Move based on a special move, Slow Start will also reduce the Special Attack stat for the duration of that move only.
Outside of battle
Slow Start has no effect outside of battle.
Pokémon with Slow Start
|| First Ability
|| Second Ability
|| Hidden Ability
|| Slow Start
| Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VIII games.
- For Generation III games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IV or later and Hidden Abilities.
- For Generation IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.
- For Generation V games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VI or later.
- For Generation VI games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VII or later.
- For Generation VII games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VIII or later.
In other games
When the Pokémon enters a dungeon floor, its Travel Speed is reduced for 15 turnsTDS or 5 turnsSMD. The Pokémon's Attack is not affected.
|| Limits the Pokémon's Movement Speed at the start.
|| はじめは いどうそくどが おそい
|| When the Pokémon goes to a different floor, its Travel Speed goes down! It returns to normal after a certain number of turns pass.
In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga
In the Pocket Monsters Diamond and Pearl: Regigigas Major Capture Operation!! manga
In the Pocket Monsters Platinum: Aim to Be Battle King!! manga
- In Pokémon Rumble Blast, Regigigas has the Special Trait-equivalent of Slow Start: Slow-Starting. Instead of going into full strength after an amount of time, it has to defeat 10 Pokémon to go to full strength.
In other languages