Slowpoke (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
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Pokémon
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Slowpoke
Dopey Pokémon
ヤドン
Yadon
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Slowpoke
Slowpoke
Galarian Slowpoke
Galarian Slowpoke



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Types
Water Psychic
Slowpoke
Psychic Unknown
Galarian Slowpoke
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
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Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Oblivious or Own Tempo
Slowpoke
Gluttony or Own Tempo
Galarian Slowpoke
Cacophony
Regenerator
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Galarian Slowpoke
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
190 (35.2%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Monster and Water 1
Hatch time
20 cycles
Height
3'11" 1.2 m
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Galarian Slowpoke
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Weight
79.4 lbs. 36.0 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
99
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
63
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
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HP
0
Atk
0
Def
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Sp.Atk
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Speed
Galarian Slowpoke
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Shape
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Footprint
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Galarian Slowpoke
Pokédex color
Pink
Base friendship
70
External Links

Slowpoke (Japanese: ヤドン Yadon) is a dual-type Water/Psychic Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

It evolves into Slowbro starting at level 37 or Slowking when traded while holding a King's Rock.

In Galar, Slowpoke has a pure Psychic-type regional form, introduced in Pokémon Sword and Shield's 1.1.0 patch. It evolves into either Galarian Slowbro when exposed to a Galarica Cuff or Galarian Slowking when exposed to a Galarica Wreath. These Slowpoke can also be found in Blueberry Academy's Terarium.

(Specifics may differ in past games. Refer to Game data→Evolution data for these details.)

Biology

Slowpoke is a pink Pokémon that resembles a cross between a salamander and a hippopotamus. It has vacant eyes that never seem focused, curled ears, and a rounded, tan muzzle. It has four legs, each of which ends in a single white claw. Its long, tapering tail has a white tip. This tail drips a sweet, sappy substance that is attractive to many species of fish. Slowpoke uses the tail as a fishing lure. The tail often breaks off, but it will grow back. Slowpoke tails are considered a delicacy and commonly used as a cooking ingredient: in Alola, they are often dried and used in home-cooked stews, while in Galar, they are smoked and packaged as a curry ingredient. Slowpoke is also known to dive underwater to hunt, but is often itself caught instead.

Slowpoke has a notoriously dim intellect and often forgets what it was doing. It takes a long time to respond to outside stimuli. For example, it can take up to five seconds to process pain and can take an entire day to notice when its tail has been bitten. Slowpoke is commonly found at the water's edge. In some places, it is believed that Slowpoke's yawn causes rain. This Pokémon is worshiped in those areas. Its vacant expression is said to help some people relax, whilst causing irritation to others. It is posited that those who lead hectic lives are most likely to become relaxed.

Forms

Slowpoke has a regional form: Galarian Slowpoke.

Galarian Slowpoke's body is a slightly different shade of pink, and it has gained yellow colorations on its forehead and tail. This tail is always down and is said to have a spicy taste. Galarian Slowpoke's diet consists of eating spices. Much like its Kantonian counterpart, Galarian Slowpoke is known to relax on seashores and riverbanks without a care in the world. However, sometimes it will get a very sharp look in its eyes as if it is about to think of something tremendous, although it will quickly forget and return to its normal expression afterward.

It is believed that this behavior, along with the spicy taste of its tail, is a result of Galarica particles built up from its diet of native Galarica seeds affecting its brain and body.[1] This diet also affects Slowpoke's two different evolutions, including the Shellder that attaches to it, which is induced by either the Galarica Cuff or the Galarica Wreath. Due to the scent of the spice emanating from its tail, the Galarian Slowpoke often has difficulties while fishing. They can also be found in the Coastal Biome of Blueberry Academy's Terarium, where Galar's regional life is simulated.

Evolution

Slowpoke evolves into either Slowbro or Slowking.

Galarian Slowpoke evolves into either Galarian Slowbro or Galarian Slowking.

(For specifics on this Pokémon's evolution in the games, refer to Game data→Evolution data.)

Slowpoke

 
Unevolved
Slowpoke
 Water  Psychic 

 
First evolution
Slowbro
 Water  Psychic 

 
First evolution
Slowking
 Water  Psychic 

Galarian Slowpoke

 
Unevolved
Slowpoke
Galarian Form
 Psychic 

 
First evolution
Slowbro
Galarian Form
 Poison  Psychic 

 
First evolution
Slowking
Galarian Form
 Poison  Psychic 

In the anime

Main series

 
Slowpoke in the anime
 
Galarian Slowpoke in the anime

Major appearances

In The Evolution Solution, Professor Westwood V owns a Slowpoke. At Seafoam Island, Ash and his friends asked for the professor's help to figure out why Slowpoke only evolve into Slowbro whenever a Shellder clamp on their tails, a question that was giving Professor Oak a headache. Slowpoke evolved when a Shellder that Jessie caught clamped on to the Dopey Pokémon's tail.

In A Shadow of a Drought, Slowpoke are considered sacred by Azalea Town residents due to legends claiming that Slowpoke's yawning can summon rain.

In A Crowning Achievement, multiple Slowpoke were trying to reach a King's Rock to evolve into Slowking in order to help find a better habitat for the group. In this episode, Alice Telesu's Slowpoke, nicknamed Arthur, evolved into a Slowking when its head was bitten by a Shellder while it was wearing the King's Rock.

In Slowking's Crowning!, multiple Slowpoke were living on Slowpoke Island. They reappeared in An Evolution in Taste!, where one of them was caught by Goh. In the latter episode, multiple Galarian Slowpoke also visited the island.

Minor appearances

 
A Slowpoke Egg in the anime

In Island of the Giant Pokémon, Ash's Pokémon asked a Slowpoke for help when they were stranded on a beach, but it didn't respond. It evolved into a Slowbro at the very end of the episode.

A Slowpoke appeared in Primeape Goes Bananas.

A Slowpoke appeared in a fantasy in the banned episode EP035.

A Slowpoke appeared in Clefairy Tales.

In Showdown at the Po-ké Corral, multiple Slowpoke lived at Professor Oak's Laboratory.

In Mewtwo Strikes Back, a Trainer's Slowpoke was defeated by Mewtwo while it was serving Giovanni.

In Pikachu's Vacation, a Slowpoke was at the Pokémon Theme Park.

In The Power of One, multiple Slowpoke sensed the disturbance caused by Lawrence III.

A wild Slowpoke appeared in Pikachu's Rescue Adventure.

In Pikachu's Rescue Adventure, a Slowpoke helped the Trainers' Pokémon and Elekid save the Exeggcute nests and Togepi during a storm.

In Flower Power, two Slowpoke were featured in Florando's annual Pokémon Exhibition.

In Tricks of the Trade, a Slowpoke was at the Pokémon Swap Meet in Palmpona.

A Slowpoke appeared in a fantasy in The Totodile Duel.

In The Psychic Sidekicks!, a Slowpoke lived in Len Town.

In Hook, Line, and Stinker, a Trainer's Slowpoke participated in the annual Seaking Catching Competition.

In Beauty and the Breeder, a Pokémon Breeder's Slowpoke participated in a Pokémon breeding competition.

In Dueling Heroes, a Trainer's Slowpoke competed in the Whirl Cup.

In a flashback in Enlighten Up!, multiple Slowpoke were revealed to be the deities of a religion similar to Buddhism.

A Slowpoke appeared in A Family That Battles Together Stays Together!, under the ownership of Lola. It reappeared in a fantasy in Grating Spaces!.

A Slowpoke appeared in the opening sequence of Destiny Deoxys.

A Slowpoke appeared in PK13.

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

A Slowpoke appeared in a fantasy in The Keystone Pops!.

A Slowpoke appeared in Best Wishes Until We Meet Again!.

Two Slowpoke appeared in Alola to New Adventure!, with one under the ownership of a Trainer and the other being wild.

In Yo, Ho, Ho! Go, Popplio!, a Slowpoke dipped its tail in the water whilst laying on a rock, only for a Sharpedo to bite onto said tail.

A Trainer's Slowpoke appeared in A Shocking Grocery Run!.

A Trainer's Slowpoke appeared in Crystal-Clear Sleuthing!.

In The Island Whisperer!, a Slowpoke evolved into Slowbro.

In Mallow and the Forest Teacher!, a Slowpoke walked past Team Rocket with a Psyduck.

Five Slowpoke appeared in Balloons, Brionne, and Belligerence!, with four under the ownership of different Trainers and the fifth being wild.

In Alola, Kanto!, a Slowpoke was at Professor Oak's Laboratory.

Two Trainers' Slowpoke appeared in A Young Royal Flame Ignites!.

In I Choose Paradise!, three Slowpoke were at the Pokémon Paradise Resort. Two of them were under the ownership of different Trainers.

Four Slowpoke appeared in Securing the Future!, with two under the ownership of different Trainers and the other two being wild. They joined the rest of Alola in showering Necrozma with light so it could return to its true form.

A Trainer's Slowpoke appeared in The Power of Us.

A Slowpoke appeared in Pikachu's Exciting Adventure!.

Two Trainers' Slowpoke appeared in League Offenders and Defenders!.

In Battle Royal 151!, a Trainer's Slowpoke competed in the Battle Royal preliminary round of the Manalo Conference but ended up losing.

In Battling on the Wing!, two Trainers' Slowpoke were watching the battles during the Manalo Conference.

Two Trainers' Slowpoke appeared in Exhibition Unmasked!.

In From Z to Shining Z!, a Trainer's Slowpoke watched the battle between Ash's Pikachu and Tapu Koko.

A Trainer's Slowpoke appeared in Thank You, Alola! The Journey Continues!.

In Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution, a Trainer's Slowpoke was at Old Shore Wharf.

In Legend? Go! Friends? Go!, a Trainer's Slowpoke participated in the Raid Battle against Lugia.

A Trainer's Slowpoke appeared in The Cuteness Quotient!.

A Galarian Slowpoke debuted in Grabbing the Brass Ring!, when an Eiscue tripped over its tail.

A Trainer's Slowpoke appeared in Aim For The Eight!.

A Trainer's Slowpoke appeared in Curtain Up! Fight the Fights!. It reappeared in multiple episodes after while watching the Masters Eight Tournament.

Two Slowpoke belonging to Trainers appeared in The Fiery Road to Mastership!.

In Heroes Unite!, a Slowpoke used Yawn, allowing Chloe's Eevee to use Copycat to put a flock of Spearow to sleep.

In Must Be Our Heroes and the Witch!, a Slowpoke appeared in a fantasy.

A Slowpoke appeared in For Sure! 'Cause Sprigatito's with Me!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP066 Slowpoke Ash's Pokédex Slowpoke, the Dopey Pokémon. No one can tell what a Slowpoke is thinking, if it ever does think. Its specialty is fishing with its tail.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP244 Slowpoke Ash's Pokédex Slowpoke, the Dopey Pokémon. Slowpoke is always lost in thought, though no one knows what it's pondering.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
JN026 Slowpoke Goh's Rotom Phone Slowpoke, the Dopey Pokémon. A Water and Psychic type. Slowpoke's tail often falls off, but it doesn't hurt, and a new one grows quickly, so the Slowpoke doesn't seem to mind. It takes a little time for them to feel pain.
JN097 Slowpoke Goh's Rotom Phone Slowpoke, Galarian Form. The Dopey Pokémon. A Psychic type. This form of Slowpoke lives in the Galar region. Their facial expressions are normally spacey, but sometimes, they appear focused. Because they eat Galarica seeds from the Galar region, their tails have a spicy flavor.

Pokémon: Twilight Wings

 
Galarian Slowpoke in Pokémon: Twilight Wings

Two Galarian Slowpoke appeared in The Gathering of Stars, with one being wild and the other under the ownership of a Trainer.

Pokémon Evolutions

A Slowpoke was briefly seen in a flashback in The Eclipse, where Lusamine had one frozen in her trophy room.

In The Discovery, a Slowpoke appeared in a fantasy of a beach of the Kanto region.

POKÉTOON

A Slowpoke that Blossom attempted to catch appeared in Blossom's Dream.

Pokémon: Paldean Winds

A wild Slowpoke appeared in Breathe Together.

In the manga

The Electric Tale of Pikachu

Ash caught a giant Slowpoke in Ash vs. Gary. He later traded it to Gary Oak for a photo of his sister May. After this, they found out that Slowpoke had evolved into a Slowbro.

Magical Pokémon Journey

A Slowpoke appeared in How Do You Do, Pikachu?.

A Slowpoke made a cameo appearance in The First Labor of Pikachu.

Pokémon Adventures

 
Galarian Slowpoke in Pokémon Adventures

Slowpoke debuted in Wake Up—You're Snorlax!, under the ownership of a Swimmer participating in the bike race along Route 11.

Multiple Slowpoke appeared in Sigh for Psyduck as corpses used by Koga's Gastly.

A Slowpoke appeared under the control of Al of the Team Rocket Elite Trio in The Coming of Slowpoke (Eventually).

Swimmer Akinori lent his Slowpoke to Yellow to compete in a surfing contest in Breath of the Dragonair Part 1 that was interrupted by Lance's attack on Vermilion City.

In Ursaring Major, a herd of Slowpoke in Azalea Town had their tails cut off by Team Rocket, causing the Slowpoke Well to stop providing water. Gold proceeds to tire one out with his Aipom, prompting it to yawn and therefore cause the well to start flowing again.

In A Flaaffy Kerfuffle, a Slowpoke appeared as one of the Pokémon in Professor Oak's fantasy when he explains that Trainers should only have six Pokémon with them.

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

A Slowpoke appeared in Out-Odding Oddish, under the ownership of a Pokéathlon participant.

A Trainer's Slowpoke appeared in The Decision and the Tournament of Six.

A Slowpoke appeared in True Identity and the Totem Pokémon of Brooklet Hill.

A Slowpoke appeared in Ray of Light!! Through the Crack in the Sky!, where it was found frozen within the Trophy Room on Aether Paradise.

A Slowpoke appeared near Professor Kukui in the Dimensional Research Lab in the Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon arc.

Galarian Slowpoke debuted in PASS31. Three of them ran off with Klara and Avery's uniforms. Klara was also revealed to own one in the same chapter.

Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All

A Slowpoke appeared in GDZ21.

Shu caught a Slowpoke in GDZ26.

A Slowpoke appeared in a flashback in GDZ30.

Pokémon Pocket Monsters

A Slowpoke appeared in Curry Showdown! Which is the Most Delicious? as one of the participants of a curry cooking competition.

A Slowpoke appeared in Seize the Dream of One Million Yen!!.

Giovanni stole Slowpoke from Kurt prior to Find Slowpoke!! in order to profit from its tail as it is worth a lot of money. Kurt was able to retrieve the Slowpoke from Giovanni before Giovanni was able to get its tail.

A Slowpoke appeared in The Exam Showdown!!.

Pokémon Zensho

In PZ06, Satoshi received a Slowpoke, among a few other Pokémon, from a Fisherman in exchange for the Dratini he found.

In the TCG

Main article: Slowpoke (TCG)

Other appearances

 
Slowpoke in the music video for Celestial

Super Smash Bros. Melee

Slowpoke appears as a Pokéfloat. It initially has its tail curled towards its body but the tail lazily becomes straight and fighting moves there until Wooper appears.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Slowpoke appears as a Master Spirit. Unlike other Master Spirits who own dojos, his dojo specifically allows spirits to forget styles that they have learned from other dojos.

Celestial

Slowpoke appeared in the music video for Celestial.

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

Generation I Kanto
#079
Red(JPN) (This entry was originally untranslated in English until it was reused in Pokémon FireRed.)
Green
Red(ENG) Incredibly slow and dopey. It takes 5 seconds for it to feel pain when under attack.
Blue
Yellow Incredibly slow and sluggish. It is quite content to loll about without worrying about the time.
Stadium A dopey Pokémon that remains in a daze except when fishing with its tail. Awake or asleep, there is little difference.
Generation II Johto
#080
Gold It lazes vacantly near water. If something bites its tail, it won't even notice for a whole day.
Silver A sweet sap leaks from its tail's tip. Although not nutritious, the tail is pleasant to chew on.
Crystal It is always so absent-minded that it won't react, even if its flavorful tail is bitten.
Stadium 2 It lazes vacantly near water. If something bites its tail, it won't even notice for a whole day.
Generation III Hoenn
#—
Kanto
#079
Ruby Slowpoke uses its tail to catch prey by dipping it in water at the side of a river. However, this Pokémon often forgets what it's doing and often spends entire days just loafing at water's edge.
Sapphire
Emerald It catches prey by dipping its tail in water at the side of a river. But it often forgets what it is doing and spends entire days just loafing at water's edge.
FireRed It is always vacantly lost in thought, but no one knows what it is thinking about. It is good at fishing with its tail.
LeafGreen Incredibly slow and dopey. It takes 5 seconds for it to feel pain when under attack.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#080
Diamond Although slow, it is skilled at fishing with its tail. It does not feel pain if its tail is bitten.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold It lazes vacantly near water. If something bites its tail, it won't even notice for a whole day.
SoulSilver A sweet sap leaks from its tail's tip. Although not nutritious, the tail is pleasant to chew on.
Generation V Unova
#—
Black Although slow, it is skilled at fishing with its tail. It does not feel pain if its tail is bitten.
White
Black 2 Although slow, it is skilled at fishing with its tail. It does not feel pain if its tail is bitten.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Coastal #133
Hoenn
#—
X It is always vacantly lost in thought, but no one knows what it is thinking about. It is good at fishing with its tail.
Y It lazes vacantly near water. If something bites its tail, it won't even notice for a whole day.
Omega Ruby Slowpoke uses its tail to catch prey by dipping it in water at the side of a river. However, this Pokémon often forgets what it's doing and often spends entire days just loafing at water's edge.
Alpha Sapphire
Generation VII Alola
SM: #037
Alola
USUM: #044
Kanto
#079
Sun Its long tail often breaks off. It doesn't really feel any pain, though, and the tail grows back, so Slowpoke isn't particularly bothered.
Moon Alolan home cooking involves drying Slowpoke tails and then simmering them into a salty stew.
Ultra Sun There are some places where Slowpoke is worshiped because of a long-standing belief that whenever Slowpoke yawns, it rains.
Ultra Moon Although their tails, which fall off naturally, can easily be found lying around, they're a precious ingredient for cooking.
Let's Go Pikachu Incredibly slow and sluggish. It is quite content to loll about without worrying about the time.
Let's Go Eevee
Generation VIII Galar
Isle of Armor #001
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Legends: Arceus.
Sword Slow-witted and oblivious, this Pokémon won't feel any pain if its tail gets eaten. It won't notice when its tail grows back, either.
Shield When this Pokémon's tail is soaked in water, sweetness seeps from it. Slowpoke uses this trait to lure in and fish up other Pokémon.
Brilliant Diamond Although slow, it is skilled at fishing with its tail. It does not feel pain if its tail is bitten.
Shining Pearl
Galarian Slowpoke
Sword Although this Pokémon is normally zoned out, its expression abruptly sharpens on occasion. The cause for this seems to lie in Slowpoke's diet.
Shield Because Galarian Slowpoke eat the seeds of a plant that grows only in Galar, their tails have developed a spicy flavor.
Generation IX Paldea
#324
Kitakami
#—
Blueberry
#75
Scarlet It is incredibly slow and dopey. It takes five seconds for it to feel pain when under attack.
Violet It is always vacantly lost in thought, but no one knows what it is thinking about. It is good at fishing with its tail.
Galarian Slowpoke
Scarlet It gives off a stimulating scent because of chemicals that have seeped into its body from the spice that it eats as its staple food.
Violet It uses its tail to fish, but the scent of the spice emanating from its tail ensures its catches are always lacking.


     
Slowpoke in the Alola Pokédex Slowpoke in the Paldea Pokédex Galarian Slowpoke in the Blueberry Pokédex

Game locations

Generation I
Red Blue
Seafoam Islands
Route 10, Celadon City, and Safari Zone (Super Rod)
Blue (Japan)
Seafoam Islands
Route 10, Celadon City, and Safari Zone (Super Rod)
Trade for Seel at the Pokémon Lab
Yellow
Seafoam Islands
Routes 12 and 13 (surfing)
Generation II
Gold Silver
Slowpoke Well and Tohjo Falls (walking and surfing)
Crystal
Slowpoke Well and Tohjo Falls (walking and surfing)
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Trade
FireRed
Trade
LeafGreen
Celadon City (surfing)
Routes 4, 10, 11, 12, 13, 19, 20, 21, 24, Water Labyrinth, Resort Gorgeous, Memorial Pillar, Green Path, Outcast Island, Tanoby Ruins, Pallet Town, Cerulean City, Vermilion City, Cinnabar Island, One Island, Five Island, Trainer Tower (Super Rod)
Routes 6, 22, 23, 25, Viridian City, Fuchsia City, Four Island, Cerulean Cave, Safari Zone (surfing and Super Rod)
Treasure Beach, Kindle Road, Bond Bridge, Five Isle Meadow, Ruin Valley, Water Path (tall grass and Super Rod)
Cape Brink, Berry Forest (tall grass, surfing, and Super Rod)
Seafoam Islands, Icefall Cave (walking, surfing, and Super Rod)
Canyon Entrance (tall grass)
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond
Trade
Pearl
Route 205 (Poké Radar)
Platinum
Route 205 (Poké Radar)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Slowpoke Well and Tohjo Falls (surfing)
Safari Zone (tall grass in Rocky Beach, default)
Pal Park
Pond
Pokéwalker
Beautiful Beach
Generation V
Black White
Abundant Shrine (surfing, rippling water)
Black 2 White 2
Abundant Shrine (Swarm)
Transfer from Dream Radar
Dream World
Sparkling Sea
Generation VI
X Y
Route 12 (Tall grass, yellow flowers)
Azure Bay (Tall grass, Horde Encounter)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Mirage Caves (north of Fallarbor Town, south of Route 131)
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Routes 1, 15, 16, Kala'e Bay
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Routes 1, 15, 16, Kala'e Bay, Poké Pelago
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Seafoam Islands
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Wedgehurst StationVersion 1.1.0+ (Only one) (Galarian Form)
TradeVersion 1.2.0+ (Kantonian Form)
Expansion Pass
Fields of Honor (Galarian Form)
Soothing Wetlands, Challenge Beach, Training Lowlands, Snowslide Slope, Path to the Peak, Giant's Bed, Frigid Sea, Ballimere Lake (Max Raid Battle) (Galarian Form)
Reward for finding at least 10 Alolan Diglett (Kantonian Form)
Brilliant Diamond
Trade (Kantonian Form)
Unobtainable (Galarian Form)
Shining Pearl
Route 205 (Poké Radar) (Kantonian Form)
Grand Underground - Spacious Cave, Grassland Cave, Sunlit Cavern, Fountainspring Cave, Riverbank Cave, Still-Water Cavern, Dazzling Cave, Stargleam Cavern (Kantonian Form)
Unobtainable (Galarian Form)
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
South Province: Area One, Area Five (Kantonian Form)
East Province: Area Two (Kantonian Form)
West Province: Area Two (Kantonian Form)
North Province: Casseroya Lake (Kantonian Form)
Tera Raid Battles (2★) (Kantonian Form)
Trade (Galarian Form)
The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero
Coastal Biome, Torchlit Labyrinth (Galarian Form)
Tera Raid Battles (3★) (Galarian Form)


In side games

Generation I
Snap
River
Pinball
Red Field: Seafoam Islands
Red and Blue Fields: Rock Mountain
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Channel
Upgrade binder
Trozei!
Secret Storage 7, Huge Storage 2, Endless Level 20, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Stormy Sea (B11F-B19F), Silver Trench (B6F-B14F), Grand Sea (B6F-B14F), Far-off Sea (B6F-B14F), Marvelous Sea (B6F-B14F), Fantasy Strait (B6F-B14F)
Ranger
Kisara Plain
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Lake Afar (B1F-B20F)
MD Sky
Lake Afar (B1F-B20F)
Rumble
Rocky Cave (Normal Mode A)
PokéPark Wii
Beach Zone
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Lake: Shimmering Lake
PokéPark 2
Arcane Area
Rumble U
Toy Collection: Guided by Pichu, Variety Battle: I Dunno, Audino
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Mountain of Order: Stage 6
Rumble World
Gold Plateau: Purifying Pond (All Areas), Origin Hideaway: Super Gene Laboratorium (All Areas)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Charizard Sea2019, Dragonite Sea, Snorlax Sea, Gengar Sea, Entei Sea, Mewtwo Sea, Lugia Sea, Bulbasaur Sea, Charizard SeaFinal, Entei SeaFinal, Mewtwo SeaFinal
Generation VIII
MD DX
Stormy Sea (6F-14F), Silver Trench (6F-14F), Grand Sea (6F-9F), Far-Off Sea (6F-14F)
Fainted Pokémon: Thunderwave Cave, Marvelous Sea
Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Isla Asul: Stage 31
Masters EX
Egg events (Fire- and Psychic-Type Egg Event): Scottie/Bettie & SlowpokeEgg (Kantonian Form)
Café ReMix
Team Event (Mix), Delivery Event (ReMix) (Galarian Form)


In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
FRLG Pokémon Trade and Battle Day Slowpoke English United States 31 September 25, 2004
RSEFRLG Gather More Pokémon! Third Campaign Slowpoke Japanese Japan 10 January 14 to 29, 2006
BW Trade for Evolution! Slowpoke Japanese Japan 30 October 10 to November 28, 2010

Held items

Slowpoke

Pokémon caught in Generation I must be traded to a Generation II game in order for a held item to appear.

Games Held items
Red Blue
  Berry (100%)
Yellow
Gold Silver
Crystal
Diamond Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold SoulSilver
Black White
Black 2 White 2
X Y
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Sun Moon
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Sword Shield
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl

Galarian Slowpoke

Galarian Slowpoke does not have any held items that it can be caught with.

Base stats

Slowpoke

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
90
150 - 197 290 - 384
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
15
18 - 73 31 - 141
Total:
315
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.
  • This Pokémon's Special base stat in Generation I was 40.

Galarian Slowpoke

Galarian Slowpoke has the same base stats as Kantonian Slowpoke.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
1/1
Power
2/2 ★★
Skill
2/5 ★★☆☆☆
Stamina
4/5 ★★★★
Jump
2/2 ★★
Total
11/15 ★★


Type effectiveness

Slowpoke

Under normal battle conditions in Generation IX, 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
Notes:

Galarian Slowpoke

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

Learnset

By leveling up

Slowpoke
Generation IX
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Curse Ghost Status 0000 00——% 10
033 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
066 Water Gun Water Special 04040 100100% 25
099 Yawn Normal Status 0000 00——% 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 00——% 20
3030 Surf Water Special 09090 100100% 15
3333 Slack Off Normal Status 0000 00——% 5
3636 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100100% 10
3939 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
4242 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00——% 5
4545 Heal Pulse Psychic Status 0000 00——% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Slowpoke
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Slowpoke
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations
Galarian Slowpoke
Generation IX
Other generations:
VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Curse Ghost Status 0000 00——% 10
033 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
066 Acid Poison Special 04040 100100% 30
099 Yawn Normal Status 0000 00——% 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 00——% 20
3030 Surf Water Special 09090 100100% 15
3333 Slack Off Normal Status 0000 00——% 5
3636 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100100% 10
3939 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
4242 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00——% 5
4545 Heal Pulse Psychic Status 0000 00——% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Slowpoke
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Slowpoke

By TM

Slowpoke
Generation IX
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001  TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM007  TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM011  TM011 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100}}100% 20
TM016  TM016 Psybeam Psychic Special 06565 100}}100% 20
TM022  TM022 Chilling Water Water Special 05050 100}}100% 20
TM025  TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM028  TM028 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM032  TM032 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM034  TM034 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM035  TM035 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM041  TM041 Stored Power Psychic Special 02020 100}}100% 10
TM046  TM046 Avalanche Ice Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM047  TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM049  TM049 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM050  TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM052  TM052 Snowscape Ice Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM054  TM054 Psyshock Psychic Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM055  TM055 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM059  TM059 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TM062  TM062 Foul Play Dark Physical 09595 100}}100% 15
TM066  TM066 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TM070  TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM075  TM075 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM077  TM077 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM081  TM081 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TM082  TM082 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM085  TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM092  TM092 Imprison Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM098  TM098 Skill Swap Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM103  TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM109  TM109 Trick Psychic Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM110  TM110 Liquidation Water Physical 08585 100}}100% 10
TM114  TM114 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM120  TM120 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM123  TM123 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM125  TM125 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM128  TM128 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM129  TM129 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM130  TM130 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM135  TM135 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM138  TM138 Psychic Terrain Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM141  TM141 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TM142  TM142 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 080}}80% 5
TM143  TM143 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TM149  TM149 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TM161  TM161 Trick Room Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM171  TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM193  TM193 Weather Ball Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 10
TM203  TM203 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM208  TM208 Whirlpool Water Special 03535 085}}85% 15
TM218  TM218 Expanding Force Psychic Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM224  TM224 Curse Ghost Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Slowpoke
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Slowpoke
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations
Galarian Slowpoke
Generation IX
Other generations:
VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001  TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM007  TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM011  TM011 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100}}100% 20
TM016  TM016 Psybeam Psychic Special 06565 100}}100% 20
TM022  TM022 Chilling Water Water Special 05050 100}}100% 20
TM025  TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM028  TM028 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM032  TM032 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM034  TM034 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM035  TM035 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM041  TM041 Stored Power Psychic Special 02020 100}}100% 10
TM046  TM046 Avalanche Ice Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM047  TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM049  TM049 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM050  TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM052  TM052 Snowscape Ice Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM054  TM054 Psyshock Psychic Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM055  TM055 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM059  TM059 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TM062  TM062 Foul Play Dark Physical 09595 100}}100% 15
TM066  TM066 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TM070  TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM075  TM075 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM077  TM077 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM081  TM081 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TM082  TM082 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM085  TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM092  TM092 Imprison Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM098  TM098 Skill Swap Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM103  TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM109  TM109 Trick Psychic Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM110  TM110 Liquidation Water Physical 08585 100}}100% 10
TM114  TM114 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM120  TM120 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM123  TM123 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM125  TM125 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM128  TM128 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM129  TM129 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM130  TM130 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM135  TM135 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM138  TM138 Psychic Terrain Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM141  TM141 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TM142  TM142 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 080}}80% 5
TM143  TM143 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TM149  TM149 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TM161  TM161 Trick Room Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM171  TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM193  TM193 Weather Ball Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 10
TM203  TM203 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM208  TM208 Whirlpool Water Special 03535 085}}85% 15
TM218  TM218 Expanding Force Psychic Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM224  TM224 Curse Ghost Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Slowpoke
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Slowpoke

By breeding

Slowpoke
Generation IX
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Belch Poison Special 120 90% 10
Belly Drum Normal Status —% 10
Block Normal Status —% 5
Stomp Normal Physical 65 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Slowpoke
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Slowpoke
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Slowpoke
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations
Galarian Slowpoke
Generation IX
Other generations:
VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Belch Poison Special 120 90% 10
Belly Drum Normal Status —% 10
Block Normal Status —% 5
Stomp Normal Physical 65 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Slowpoke
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Slowpoke
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Slowpoke

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Bite Slowpoke (Aquapolis 108)
Slowpoke (EX Team Rocket Returns 76)
Pound Slowpoke (T Promo 4)

Side game data

Slowpoke

Pokémon Pinball
   
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
 
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 12%
Friend Area: Bountiful Sea
Phrases
51%-100% HP ...? ...?
26%-50% HP ...? ...! ...? ...!
1%-25% HP ...! ...! ...! ...!
Level up ...! ...! Leveled! Up!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
  Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: B
Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon
 

Body size: Standard (1 tile)
How to Recruit: Deliver a letter from Dratini to Slowpoke in Noe Town
Connected to: Dratini
Connection Orb Set: 13

Phrases
Normal My mind is empty...
Low HP (< 50%) Getting...tired...
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Water
Poké Assist:  
Water
Field move:  
(Soak ×1)
Loops: 7 Min. exp.: N/A Max. exp.: N/A
Browser entry R-014
Slowpoke is incredibly lazy. It dozes vacantly, only yawning occasionally.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.25 seconds Base HP: 57
Base Attack: 69 Base Defense: 49 Base Speed: 50
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
  PokéPark Pad entry:
You met Slowpoke at the entrance to the Beach Zone. He's a dedicated player of Gyarados's Aqua Dash.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
 
PokéPark Pad entry:
He had no idea how fast or slow he was, but when everyone was surprised by his speed, he started to realize his speed is incredible. He is an honest and good kid.
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Psychic
Attack Power: ★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Psychic
  Attack Power: 50 - 100   5

#081
 

Stabilize
Sometimes erases one of the foe's disruptions on the board.
  Swappable Skill(s): Swap++


Pokémon GO
  Base HP: 207 Base Attack: 109 Base Defense: 98
Egg Distance: N/A* Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement:
  50
  50 +  1
Fast Attacks: Water Gun, Confusion
Charged Attacks: Water Pulse, Psyshock, Psychic, Return , Frustration 
Pokémon: Magikarp Jump
  Friendship Item: Damp Rock (350 ) ★: One random skill
Skill: Recovers others' skills
Recovery time: 12 hours


Costumes in Pokémon GO
   
2020 glasses Hat

Galarian Slowpoke

Pokémon GO
  Base HP: 207 Base Attack: 109 Base Defense: 98
Egg Distance: 7 km Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement:
  50 +   Catch 30 Poison-type Pokémon
  50 +   Catch 30 Psychic-type Pokémon
Fast Attacks: Confusion, Iron Tail
Charged Attacks: Surf, Psyshock, Psychic

Evolution data

Slowpoke

Slowpoke evolves into Slowbro starting at level 37 or Slowking when traded while holding a King's Rock. Slowpoke cannot evolve into Slowking in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen before the player obtains the National Pokédex, as its evolution will be interrupted. Slowpoke also cannot evolve into Slowking in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, as Slowking is not present in those games.

 
Unevolved
Slowpoke
 Water  Psychic 
 
Level 37
 
First evolution
Slowbro
 Water  Psychic 
  +  
Trade
holding King's Rock
 
First evolution
Slowking
 Water  Psychic 

Galarian Slowpoke

 
Unevolved
Slowpoke
Galarian Form
 Psychic 
 
Galarica Cuff
 
First evolution
Slowbro
Galarian Form
 Poison  Psychic 
 
Galarica Wreath
 
First evolution
Slowking
Galarian Form
 Poison  Psychic 

Sprites

Generation I
Red Green Red Blue Yellow
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Gold (Japan) Silver (Japan)
       
       
Front Back Front Back
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
Let's Go, Pikachu! Let's Go, Eevee!
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Cross-Generation
HOME
   
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Slowpoke images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

 
Ken Sugimori artwork showing Slowpoke's striped underside
  • In the Pokémon Red and Blue beta, Slowpoke was originally known as "Slowmo".
  • The Japanese and international versions of Pokémon Silver have different sprites for Slowpoke, with the Japanese versions having a fatter and striped belly similar to that which Slowbro and Slowking sport. It is unknown why this was changed. However, its striped underside is still partially visible in all of its Gold and Crystal sprites. This striped belly does not appear to be a true error, as it has been seen in artwork by Ken Sugimori, though it is from Generation I.
  • Like Mantyke, Slowpoke evolves when another Pokémon is attached to it; however, this was only seen in the anime. Proximity-based evolution such as requiring Mantyke and Remoraid to be in the same party were not introduced until Generation IV.
  • Slowpoke is the only Pokémon whose multiple evolutions have different total EV yields: Slowbro has an EV yield of 2, while Slowking has an EV yield of 3.
  • Despite numerous Pokédex entries stating its lack of response to a bite on its tail, in Pokémon Snap it is shown to quickly react to Shellder's bite. This may be due to Shellder's venom stimulating a quicker response, or simply an error or game mechanic to speed the process along.
  • The Pokémon Company posted a Slowpoke-themed reggae music video onto their Japanese channel titled どないやねん ヤドン (What's Going on, Yadon?). The song was later dubbed and posted to the English-language channel under the title of Slowpoke Song.
  • Though the species has appeared repeatedly, no Slowpoke has ever been seen using an attack in the anime.
  • Slowpoke has the lowest base Speed stat of all Psychic-type Pokémon.
  • Slowpoke has the fewest move differences between regional forms, having almost identical learnsets with only two differences. The Galarian form learns Acid instead of Water Gun at level 6 and can learn TR81, Foul Play. However, in Generation IX, both forms are able to learn TM062 Foul Play, resulting in there only being one difference between their learnsets.
  • Slowpoke is the only Pokémon with a regional form with a branched evolution.
    • It is also the only Pokémon to not only not gain a new type in its regional form, but also lose one type without changing the other.
  • When Galarian Slowpoke was first released, it could use Eviolite despite being unable to evolve at the time (possibly because its evolutions were still programmed in or planned).
  • Galarian Slowpoke is the only Pokémon with a branched evolution where both evolved forms share identical type combinations with each other, but not their pre-evolved form.
  • Unlike most regional forms, Galarian Slowpoke has a different cry from its regular form. However, this difference does not exist in Pokémon GO or Pokémon HOME.
  • Slowpoke, its Galarian form, and their evolved forms are the only Psychic-type Pokémon in the Monster Egg Group.
  • Galarian Slowpoke is the first regional form Pokémon to be added in an update.
  • Galarian Slowpoke is the first Galarian form that can be caught outside of Galar.


Origin

Its appearance may also be based on hippopotamuses and giant salamanders. Due to its marine nature, physical appearance, and association with shellfish, Slowpoke may be based on a sea otter. Its ability to grow a new tail if cut off may be inspired by the biological processes of autotomy and regeneration seen in some species of lizards and salamanders.

Name origin

Slowpoke is literally slowpoke, a term for someone who is slow.

Yadon may be a combination of 宿借り yadokari (hermit crab), 宿主 yadonushi (parasitic host), and 鈍 don (dull). It may also be a shortening of ヤドラン Yadoran, Slowbro's Japanese name.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese ヤドン Yadon From 宿借り yadokari, 宿主 yadonushi, ヤドラン Yadoran, and don
  French Ramoloss From ramollo and molosse
  Spanish Slowpoke Same as English name
  German Flegmon From phlegmatisch and Monster
  Italian Slowpoke Same as English name
  Korean 야돈 Yadon Transcription of Japanese name
  Mandarin Chinese 呆呆獸 / 呆呆兽 Dāidāishòu From dāi and 獸 / 兽 shòu
  Cantonese Chinese 呆呆獸 Ngòingòihsau*
小呆獸 Síungòihsau*
From ngòih and shòu
From síu, ngòih, and shòu


Related articles

References

External links


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