Slowking (M02)

ヤドキング Yadoking
Slowking M02.png
Debuts in The Power of One
Gender Male
Ability Unknown
Current location Shamouti Island
This Pokémon is fully evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Slowking Masatoshi Hamada Nathan Price

Slowking (Japanese: ヤドキング Yadoking) is a major supporting character who appeared in The Power of One.

In the movies

The Shellder bitten on Slowking's head

Slowking first appeared in The Power of One, narrating the Shamouti Prophecy. He was seen observing the bad weather occurring after Moltres's capture. Following Zapdos's capture, Slowking witnessed Articuno freezing an island.

When Ash, his friends, Team Rocket, and Melody arrived to the Shamouti Shrine, they met Slowking who told Ash where to put the spheres he found. As Ash only found the Fire and Thunder Spheres, Slowking pointed out that he was one short. Slowking saw the fighting between Lugia and the legendary birds. While Ash went ahead to get the Ice Sphere, Slowking stayed behind with Misty, Tracey, and Melody.

After Ash returned with the final sphere, Slowking witnessed Melody revive Lugia and undo the damage done on the island. When Team Rocket survived their fall, Slowking praised them for saving the world and their heroic actions did not go unnoticed.

Slowking appeared again in Slowking's Day, which showed what he does on a daily basis. It was revealed that his interests include coconuts, taking walks, flowers, afternoon naps, the ocean, friends, and the sunset.

Slowking also made a cameo appearance in I Choose You!, which is set in a timeline separate from the main series. It was seen still residing at the Shamouti Shrine.

Personality and characteristics

This talking Slowking lives on Shamouti Island, and is the guardian of the shrine located on the island. He gave Ash advice on where to find the Ice, Thunder, and Fire Spheres that were needed to calm down the fighting legendary birds. He later praised the Team Rocket trio, upset that no-one saw them being heroes, telling them that their heroic actions did not go unnoticed.

Moves used

Using Psychic
Move First Used In
Psychic Slowking's Day
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 濱田雅功 Masatoshi Hamada
English Nathan Price
Finnish Pasi Ruohonen
European French Olivier Cuvelier
German Manfred Erdmann
Hebrew יורם יוספסברג Yoram Yosephsberg
Italian Mario Scarabelli
Polish Andrzej Arciszewski
Russian Никита Прозоровский Nikita Prozorovsky
Latin American Spanish Gerardo Vázquez
Swedish Gunnar Ernblad

In the manga

Movie adaptations

Slowking appeared in Mirage Pokémon Lugia's Explosive Birth, where he played the same role as he did in the movie.

In the TCG

Slowking was featured in the TCG as one of Hama-chan's Pokémon. Hama-chan is the nickname of Japanese comedian Masatoshi Hamada, who was Slowking's Japanese voice actor.

The following is a list of cards named Hama-chan's Slowking.

Hama-chan's Slowking
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Hama-chan's Slowking         Unnumbered Promotional cards    


  • In the English dub for the movie, Ash expresses surprise that Slowking talks. The original version does not have Ash expressing any surprise at all.

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For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Slowking.

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