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Slowking
Royal Pokémon
ヤドキング
Yadoking
#199
Johtonian Slowking
Johtonian Slowking
Galarian Slowking
Galarian Slowking



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Types
Water Psychic
Johtonian Slowking
Unknown Unknown
Galarian Slowking
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Oblivious or Own Tempo Cacophony
Galarian Slowking
Cacophony
Regenerator
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Galarian Slowking
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
70 (16.6%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Monster and Water 1
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
6'07" 2.0 m
Johtonian Slowking
0'0" 0 m
Galarian Slowking
0'0" 0 m
{{{form3}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{form4}}}
Weight
175.3 lbs. 79.5 kg
Johtonian Slowking
0 lbs. 0 kg
Galarian Slowking
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form4}}}
Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
164
Gen. II-IV
Unknown
IV
172
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 3
Johtonian Slowking
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
3
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Galarian Slowking
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
Body06.png BodyUnknown.png
Galarian Slowking
Footprint
F199.png None.png
Galarian Slowking
Pokédex color
Pink
Base friendship
70
External Links

Slowking (Japanese: ヤドキング Yadoking) is a dual-type Water/Psychic Pokémon introduced in Generation II.

It evolves from Slowpoke when traded while holding a King's Rock. It is one of Slowpoke's final forms, the other being Slowbro.

In Galar, Slowking has a regional form. It evolves from Galarian Slowpoke using an item found in The Crown Tundra. It is one of Galarian Slowpoke's final forms, the other being Galarian Slowbro.

Contents

Biology

Slowking is a bipedal Pokémon with a Shellder latched onto its head. It is primarily pink, with a pale yellow muzzle and scaled belly. Its feet and hands each have a single clawed digit, while the hands also have a clawless thumb. Around its neck is a spiny ruff with alternating red and white stripes. The Shellder on its head has a spiral shape with two horns near the base. A red gem resides in the center of the Shellder. The Shellder's eyes are visible on the back of the Shellder.

Shellder's bite releases venom into Slowpoke's brain, causing a chemical chain-reaction that unlocks a superior intelligence and extraordinary power. More venom is injected into Slowking every time it yawns. The more venom the Shellder releases, the more intelligent Slowking will become. However, if the Shellder on its head comes off, it will forget everything it has learned and would revert itself back to Slowpoke. Slowking's intelligence can match that of a human and it constantly attempts to learn more. Its inspiration and intuition are also highly developed, and Slowking is able to stay calm in any situation and plan situations with effective results. This allows Slowking to solve anything despite nobody understanding it. In the anime, it can understand and speak the human language.

According to The Complete Pokémon Pocket Guide, it has such an easygoing personality that it is never stressed. Slowking is rarely found in the wild, though it can be found by the water's edge. It has been seen eating seaweed and drinking coconut milk. In Alola, Slowking occasionally matches wits with Oranguru by the beach.

In the anime

In the main series

Slowking in the anime

Major appearances

Slowking (M02)

In The Power of One, a talking Slowking gave Ash advice on where to find the Island Treasures. His daily activities were revealed in Slowking's Day.

Slowking also appeared in I Choose You!, which is set in an alternate continuity from the main series.

Other

In A Crowning Achievement, a colony of Slowpoke was attempting to reach the King's Rock in order to evolve into one so that they could help save the colony from a drought. The Slowpoke were faced with many problems since the King's Rock was also surrounded by Shellder, and whenever they failed to reach it, they would evolve into a Slowbro instead. One Slowpoke nicknamed Arthur, which was owned by Alice Telesu, tried reaching the King's Rock and eventually succeeded. In the end, he left Alice in order to be the leader of the colony. Arthur reappeared in Larvitar's vision in Address Unown.

In Tag! We're It...! and Smells Like Team Spirit!, Conway used a Slowking in the Hearthome City Tag Battle Competition. In Up Close and Personable! and One Team, Two Team, Red Team, Blue Team!, it attended the Pokémon Summer Academy with him.

In JN026, a Slowking living on Slowpoke Island had his crown removed.

Minor appearances

A Slowking appeared in the opening sequence of Lucario and the Mystery of Mew.

A Slowking appeared in the opening sequence of Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

In JN026, Team Rocket pulled a Slowking from the Rocket Prize Master.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP260 Slowking Ash's Pokédex Slowking, the Royal Pokémon. Slowking possess great knowledge and inspiration, and are known for maintaining a level head in any circumstances.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP050 Slowking Dawn's Pokédex Slowking, the Royal Pokémon. It has tremendous intelligence and intuition. No matter what the situation, it stays calm and collected.

In Pokémon Origins

In File 4: Charizard, a Slowking was in the photo of a previous Champion at the Hall of Fame despite being a Generation II Pokémon.

In the manga

In the movie adaptations

Main article: Slowking (M02)

Slowking appeared in the graphic novel adaptation of The Power of One.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

A hint of Slowking's existence first appeared in Bang the Drum, Slowbro, while Lorelei was musing on Slowbro's enhanced abilities after it had been bitten by Shellder. She remarked that Slowpoke would likely have further improved abilities if it was bitten on its head.

Slowking physically debuted in Oh, It's Ho-Oh!, under the ownership of Sham. It was able to use its Snore alongside Carl's Magcargo to attack even when asleep. However, a double Giga Drain defeated them both.

A Slowking appeared in The Last Battle XIII as one of the Pokémon sent to participate in the fight in Ilex Forest.

A Slowking appeared under the ownership of Lorelei in Enter The Three Beasts, and was used to escape the Icefall Cave when Carr detonated his Forretress, as well as to battle Sird.

Thorton rented a Slowking for his battle against Platinum in Uprooting Seedot.

InThe Final Dimensional Duel I, Charon was seen in possession of a Slowking. It was used to provoke Giratina into attacking Pearl, and later was used to attack Pearl again when Diamond was "killed". It was later abandoned toward the end of the arc.

In Pyroar Breathes, Olympia has a Slowking, which was used to help stop the Ultimate weapon from activating.

In the Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys manga

A talking Slowking appears in The Truth About The Mysterious Whirl Islands!!. It met Gold and Chris when they got stranded on Whirl Islands. It initially thought they came to challenge Lugia, but they knew nothing about the Silver Wing. It asked them to leave but the trees were too thick to cut and build a raft. It then offered to give them its rubber boat if they defeated a recently gone violent Kamex that had ruled the island for a century. They manage to defeat it, wrecking Slowking's cave in the process. It later explains to them about Lugia and the Whirl Islands after they defeat Lugia.

In the TCG

Main article: Slowking (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II Johto
#082
Gold It has incredible intellect and intuition. Whatever the situation, it remains calm and collected.
Silver When its head was bitten, toxins entered Slowpoke's head and unlocked an extraordinary power.
Crystal Every time it yawns, Shellder injects more poison into it. The poison makes it more intelligent.
Stadium 2 It has incredible intellect and intuition. Whatever the situation, it remains calm and collected.
Generation III Hoenn
#—
Kanto
#—
Ruby Slowking undertakes research every day in an effort to solve the mysteries of the world. However, this Pokémon apparently forgets everything it has learned if the Shellder on its head comes off.
Sapphire
Emerald It undertakes research every day to solve the mysteries of the world. However, it apparently forgets everything if the Shellder on its head comes off.
FireRed When its head was bitten, toxins entered Slowpoke's head and unlocked an extraordinary power.
LeafGreen It has incredible intellect and intuition. Whatever the situation, it remains calm and collected.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#082
Diamond Being bitten by Shellder gave it intelligence comparable to that of award-winning scientists.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold It has incredible intellect and intuition. Whatever the situation, it remains calm and collected.
SoulSilver When its head was bitten, toxins entered Slowpoke's head and unlocked an extraordinary power.
Generation V Unova
#—
Black Being bitten by Shellder gave it intelligence comparable to that of award-winning scientists.
White
Black 2 Being bitten by Shellder gave it intelligence comparable to that of award-winning scientists.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Coastal #135
Hoenn
#—
X It has incredible intellect and intuition. Whatever the situation, it remains calm and collected.
Y When its head was bitten, toxins entered Slowpoke's head and unlocked an extraordinary power.
Omega Ruby Slowking undertakes research every day in an effort to solve the mysteries of the world. However, this Pokémon apparently forgets everything it has learned if the Shellder on its head comes off.
Alpha Sapphire
Generation VII Alola
SM: #039
Alola
USUM: #046
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Sun A poisonous bite reacted with its system, blessing it with the enhanced intellect of a genius. It has full control of its psychic powers.
Moon This Pokémon is so famed for its intellect that a proverb still persists in some regions: "When in doubt, ask Slowking."
Ultra Sun It's constantly coming up with new ideas that would change the world, but as soon as it hits upon a new idea, it forgets it.
Ultra Moon It's called “the sage of the sea.” It engages in battles of wits with Oranguru, but the result is usually a draw.
Generation VIII Galar
Isle of Armor #003
Sword Miraculously, this former Slowpoke's latent intelligence was drawn out when Shellder poison raced through its brain.
Shield Slowking can solve any problem present to it, but no one can understand a thing Slowking says.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver
Evolve Slowpoke
Crystal
Evolve Slowpoke
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Trade
FireRed
Trade
LeafGreen
Evolve Slowpoke
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond
Trade
Pearl
Evolve Slowpoke
Platinum
Evolve Slowpoke
HeartGold SoulSilver
Evolve Slowpoke
Pal Park
Pond
Generation V
Black White
Abundant Shrine (Surfing in rippling water)
Black 2 White 2
Evolve Slowpoke
Generation VI
X Y
Evolve Slowpoke
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Slowpoke
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Evolve Slowpoke
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Kala'e Bay (SOS Battle)
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
TradeVersion 1.2.0+
Expansion Pass
Evolve Slowpoke

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Trozei!
Endless Level 65, Forever Level 16, Pair Trozei, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Evolve Slowpoke
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Surrounded Sea (B1F-B19F), Miracle Sea (B1F-B18F, Deep Miracle Sea B1F-B3F), Bottomless Sea (B1F-B49F)
MD Sky
Surrounded Sea (B1F-B19F), Miracle Sea (B1F-B18F, Deep Miracle Sea B1F-B3F), Bottomless Sea (B1F-B49F)
Ranger: GS
Oblivia Ruins, Dark Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Lake: Shimmering Lake (post-ending)
Rumble U
Adventure Area: Unexpected Land
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Mountain of Order: Stage 6
Shuffle
Castle Noapte: Stage 132
Rumble World
Origin Hideaway: Super Gene Laboratorium (Center Boss, Back, Special)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Charizard Sea2019, Dragonite Sea, Gengar Sea, Entei Sea, Mewtwo Sea, Lugia Sea, Charizard Sea2020, Charizard SeaFinal, Entei SeaFinal, Mewtwo SeaFinal

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Emerald* King's Rock King's Rock (5%)
Black White King's Rock King's Rock (5%)
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon King's Rock King's Rock (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
95
155 - 202 300 - 394
75
72 - 139 139 - 273
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
110
103 - 178 202 - 350
30
31 - 90 58 - 174
Total:
490
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
2/3 ★★
Power
2/3 ★★
Skill
5/5 ★★★★★
Stamina
2/3 ★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
13/17 ★★

Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

By leveling up
Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Power Gem Rock Special 08080 100100% 20
011 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 —% 20
011 Swagger Normal Status 0000 08585% 15
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Curse Ghost Status 0000 —% 10
011 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
011 Water Gun Water Special 04040 100100% 25
099 Yawn Normal Status 0000 —% 10
1212 Confusion Psychic Special 05050 100100% 25
1515 Disable Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
1818 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100100% 20
2121 Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100100% 15
2424 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 09090% 15
2727 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 —% 20
3030 Surf Water Special 09090 100100% 15
3333 Slack Off Normal Status 0000 —% 10
3636 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100100% 10
3939 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —% 10
4242 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —% 5
4545 Heal Pulse Psychic Status 0000 —% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Slowking
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Slowking
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations
By TM/TR
Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM00Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM00 Mega Punch Normal Physical 08080 085}}85% 20
TM01Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM01 Mega Kick Normal Physical 120120 075}}75% 5
TM02Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM02 Pay Day Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 20
TM04Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM04 Ice Punch Ice Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM08Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM14Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM14 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM15Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM15 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM17Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM17 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM19Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM19 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 25
TM21Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM24Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM27Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM27 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM31Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM33Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM34Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM35Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM35 Hail Ice Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM36Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM36 Whirlpool Water Special 03535 085}}85% 15
TM39Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM40Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM40 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM43Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM43 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM44Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM44 Imprison Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM45Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM45 Dive Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM46Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM46 Weather Ball Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 10
TM53Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM53 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM55Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM55 Brine Water Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM59Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM59 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM63Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM63 Drain Punch Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TM64Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM64 Avalanche Ice Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM70Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM70 Trick Room Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM71Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM71 Wonder Room Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM76Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM81Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM81 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM83Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM83 Razor Shell Water Physical 07575 095}}95% 10
TM91Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM91 Psychic Terrain Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR01Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR02Bag TR Fire Sprite.png TR02 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR03Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR03 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 080}}80% 5
TR04Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR04 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR05Bag TR Ice Sprite.png TR05 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR06Bag TR Ice Sprite.png TR06 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TR10Bag TR Ground Sprite.png TR10 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TR11Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR11 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR15Bag TR Fire Sprite.png TR15 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TR17Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR17 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR19Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR19 Tri Attack Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TR20Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR25Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR25 Psyshock Psychic Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TR26Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR31Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR31 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TR33Bag TR Ghost Sprite.png TR33 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR34Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR34 Future Sight Psychic Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TR38Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR38 Trick Psychic Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TR40Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR40 Skill Swap Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR45Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR45 Muddy Water Water Special 09090 085}}85% 10
TR46Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR46 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TR49Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR49 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR63Bag TR Rock Sprite.png TR63 Power Gem Rock Special 08080 100}}100% 20
TR64Bag TR Fighting Sprite.png TR64 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TR68Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR68 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR69Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR69 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TR77Bag TR Grass Sprite.png TR77 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TR81Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR81 Foul Play Dark Physical 09595 100}}100% 15
TR82Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR82 Stored Power Psychic Special 02020 100}}100% 10
TR84Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR84 Scald Water Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR98Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR98 Liquidation Water Physical 08585 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Slowking
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Slowking
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations
By breeding
Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
SnorlaxCramorant Belch Poison Special 120 90% 10
PoliwagPoliwhirlPoliwrathLickitungSnorlaxPolitoed
Lickilicky
Belly Drum Normal Status —% 10
Snorlax Block Normal Status —% 5
LickitungRhyhornRhydonWhismurLoudredExploud
LickilickyRhyperior
Stomp Normal Physical 65 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Slowking 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 Slowking in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Slowking
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Slowking
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations
By tutoring
Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh IoA Expanding Force Psychic Special 80 100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Slowking
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Slowking
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations
By a prior evolution
Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - 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 Slowking
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Slowking
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani199.png
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend Area: Bountiful Sea
Phrases
51%-100% HP Empty your mind of anxiety, and solutions will come to you.
26%-50% HP Please, be careful. My health has been reduced to half.
1%-25% HP I am weary... The weight of my head forces me down...
Level up Ah, yes, yes. My level appears to have risen.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 199.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 12%
IQ group: B
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Psychic
Poké Assist:
(present)
Psychic Assist.png
Psychic
Field move:
(present)
Teleport - field move.png
(Teleport ×-)
Poké Assist:
(past)
Psychic Assist.png
Psychic
Field move:
(past)
Psy Power 1 field move.png
(Psy Power ×1)
Browser entry R-268/N-188
It lets loose psychic orbs that make Pokémon Paused.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush199Body.png Walking Speed: 1.42 seconds Base HP: 58
Base Attack: 79 Base Defense: 58 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Psychic
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT199.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Psychic
None.png Attack Power: 60 - 105 Raise Max Level.png 5

#83
Shuffle199.png

Power of 5
Increases damage when you make a match of five.


Pokémon GO
GO199.png Base Stamina: 216 Base Attack: 177 Base Defense: 180
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Water Gun, Confusion
Charged Attacks: Blizzard, Psychic, Fire Blast

Evolution

Slowking

079Slowpoke.png
Unevolved
Slowpoke
 Water  Psychic 
Link Trade icon SwSh.png + King's Rock
Trade
holding King's Rock
199Slowking.png
First evolution
Slowking
 Water  Psychic 

Galarian Slowking

079Slowpoke-Galar.png
Unevolved
Slowpoke
 Psychic 
Unknown
An item found
in the Crown Tundra
Not yet available
199Slowking-Galar.png
First evolution
Slowking
 Unknown 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 199.png Spr b 2g 199.png Spr 2s 199.png Spr b 2g 199.png Spr 2c 199.png Spr b 2c 199.png
Spr 2g 199 s.png Spr b 2g 199 s.png Spr 2s 199 s.png Spr b 2g 199 s.png Spr 2c 199 s.png Spr b 2g 199 s.png
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Generation III
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Trivia

  • In the TCG, Slowking's Southern Islands card is the only card depicting a Pokémon introduced after Generation I to have a square evolution box in Japan only. In the English version, the Southern Islands collection used the Neo-era designs, which, like all later card layouts, feature a circular evolution box.
  • Slowking shares its category name with Pyroar. They are both known as the Royal Pokémon.

Origin

Slowking's shell makes it similar to hermit crabs, though it is physically similar to giant otters, giant salamanders, and hippopotamuses. Its shell "crown" may also be a reference to the mythical sazae-oni, a magical sea demon of Japanese folklore distinguished by its spiny "sazae" or "turban shaped" snail shell. Additionally, it seems to be based on a king, as the growth around its neck is based on a king's ruff while its shell is similar to a crown.

Name origin

Slowking is a combination of slow and king.

Yadoking is a combination of 宿借り yadokari (hermit crab) and king. Alternatively, it may also derive from 宿主 yadonushi ([parasitic] host), based on its relationship with Shellder in its evolutions.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ヤドキング Yadoking From 宿借り yadokari, 宿主 yadonushi and king
France Flag.png French Roigada From roi and flagada.
Spain Flag.png Spanish Slowking Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Laschoking From lasch and king
Italy Flag.png Italian Slowking Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 야도킹 Yadoking Transliteration of its Japanese name
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 河馬王 / 河马王 Hémǎwáng Literally "Hippopotamus king"


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