Slowpoke Tail

The Slowpoke Tail (Japanese: おいしいシッポ Delicious Tail), formatted SlowpokeTail prior to Generation VI, is a valuable item exclusive to the Generation II games. They are the severed tails of Slowpoke.

Slowpoke Tail
Delicious Tail
Bag Slowpoke Tail Sprite.png
Slowpoke Tail
Pokémon Global Link artwork
Introduced in Generation II
Generation II Bag Items pocket icon.png Items
Generation IV Bag Key items pocket icon.png Key items (HGSS)
Generation V Bag Key items pocket icon.png Key items
Generation VI Bag Key items pocket icon.png Key items
Generation VII Bag Key items pocket icon.png Key items

Although the item exists in the game data of most core series games from Generation IV onward, and is otherwise referenced in many other games, it can only be obtained in the Generation II games.

In the core series games


Games Cost Sell price
GSC  9800  4900


The Slowpoke Tail serves no practical purpose other than to be sold.


Games Description
GSC Very tasty. Sell high.
A very tasty tail of something. It sells for a high price.
A very tasty tail of something. It can be sold at a high price to shops.


Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
GSC Just a Souvenir Shop (before exposing Team Rocket)

Non-item appearances

In Pokémon Gold, Silver, Crystal, HeartGold, and SoulSilver, a man near the Pokémon Center on Route 32 offers to sell the player a Slowpoke Tail for  1,000,000; however, it cannot be purchased, as this is more money than the player can carry in these games. Later, the player discovers Team Rocket harvesting Slowpoke Tails from Slowpoke in the Slowpoke Well in Azalea Town. After Team Rocket is defeated, the man at Route 32 disappears.

In Pokémon X and Y, Slowpoke Tail is one of the dishes served by Restaurant Le Yeah in Lumiose City.

In the Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon Special Demo Version, a Police Officer at the Hau'oli City Marina stakes out what he believes is a Slowpoke Tail deal; instead, the meeting is simply two people fawning over each other's Slowpoke.

Slowpoke's Pokémon Sun Pokédex entry states that its tail often breaks off without harming the Slowpoke, and that it grows back later. Its Pokémon Moon Pokédex entry states that dried Slowpoke tails are often used in Alolan home-cooked stews.

In Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon, Peppered Slowpoke Tail on Salad, Slowpoke Tail Quiche, and Slowpoke Tail Sandwiches are listed on a shelf in the Thrifty Megamart, although the player cannot purchase any of them.

In Pokémon GO, Sierra appears to have a Slowpoke Tail hanging off the back corner of her bag.

In the spin-off games

Pokémon Sleep

Slowpoke Tail in Pokémon Sleep

Slowpoke Tail is available in Pokémon Sleep.


Games Cost Sell price
Sleep N/A  14 Dream Shards


Slowpoke Tail can be used as an ingredient in cooking, with a base Strength of 342. It can be used to cook the following recipes:

Name Recipe Minimum pot size
  Grilled Tail Curry  Slowpoke Tail ×8
 Fiery Herb ×25
  Slowpoke Tail Pepper Salad  Fiery Herb ×10
 Slowpoke Tail ×10
 Pure Oil ×15


Games Description
Sleep A very tasty tail of something. When it falls off, it grows back quickly.


Slowpoke Tail can be gathered by the player's helper Pokémon.

In the manga

Slowpoke Tails in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Gold, Silver & Crystal arc

In Ursaring Major, Team Rocket had cut off the tails of a herd of Slowpoke by the Slowpoke Well near Azalea Town, planning to sell them for profit. However, they were stopped by Silver and his Ursaring before they could do so.

Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon arc

A pair of Team Skull Grunts sold grilled Slowpoke Tails at the Iki Town festival, with one of said Tails appearing in The Party Crasher and Guzma the Destroyer.


In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 美味尾巴 Méihmeih Méihbā
Mandarin 美味尾巴 Měiwèi Wěiba
  French Queueramolos
  German Flegmon-Rute
  Italian Codaslowpoke
  Korean 맛있는꼬리 Masinneun Kkori
  Brazilian Portuguese Cauda de Slowpoke
  Spanish Colaslowpoke
  Vietnamese Đuôi của Yadon

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