Slowpoke Well

Slowpoke Well
Rainmaker Well
ヤドンのいど
Yadon Well
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
HGSS Slowpoke Well-Day.png
Map description: When Slowpoke are thirsty, they come here to drink.
Location: Azalea Town
Region: Johto
Generations: II, IV
Johto Slowpoke Well Map.png
Location of Slowpoke Well in Johto.
Pokémon world locations

The Slowpoke Well (Japanese: ヤドンのいど Yadon Well) is a man-made cave located at the edge of Azalea Town. It is located just north-west of Route 33, first seen on the way to Azalea Town. The cave is home to a wide variety of wild Pokémon, but is unique for being the home of Azalea Town's Slowpoke, which they use as pets. It is said that a Slowpoke from the well ended a drought that plagued Azalea Town 400 years before the games' events by yawning.

The Slowpoke Well is where the player first encounters the revived Team Rocket, who are cutting off the tails of Slowpoke to sell at their HQ in Mahogany Town. Before talking to Kurt in his house, there will be a Team Rocket Grunt guarding the entrance of the well, and will not let anyone in. When entering Kurt's house for the first time, he will quickly run out after saying something about going to the Slowpoke Well. He will defeat the grunt at the entrance, then will fall into the well and injure his back. After Kurt is injured while trying to stop Team Rocket, the player has to defeat the Grunts and rescue the kidnapped Slowpoke.

SLOWPOKE Well
Also known as the Rainmaker Well.
Locals believe that a SLOWPOKE's
yawn summons the rain.
Records show that a SLOWPOKE's yawn
ended a drought 400 years ago.

Geography

Exterior

The Slowpoke Well is located on the east side of Azalea Town, just north of Route 33. The well is actually a large cave with many chambers. In Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal, the Slowpoke Well can be accessed to by going down a small flight of stairs into the dark cave below. In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, there is a sloping ramp that winds around the well, slowly descending in an indented section of ground. The aesthetics of the well has also been updated to show a small, circular, brick well, which can only be entered by going straight into the hole of the well.

Interior

Upon entering the cave, there will be a small pool of water to the west, and a narrow passageway to the north. During the Team Rocket attack, the cave will be populated with Team Rocket Grunts looking for battle. By traveling up and down the small ledge, the other side of the cave can be reached. From there, the path travels north, then west through a narrow strip between the wall of the well and rocks, finally traveling south to a pool of water deep within the cave. After surfing through the pool of water, there is a small island in the middle of the cave that has the stairs to the lower floor of the well.

The lower floor can only be accessed after the player has acquired both HM03 (Surf) and HM04 (Strength) and both the Plain Badge and the Fog Badge. This section of the well enters from the ladder in the middle of the cave, on an island in an underground lake. By surfing around this floor, there is a man on an island who will give the player a King's Rock if the player talks to him, while TM18 (Rain Dance) can be found on the ground.

In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, the cave's interior changed. There are several map changes within the cave, including a new section coming from the first floor; a flight of stairs going down within the cave, traveling east shortly, then south.

Items

Item Location Games
  Great Ball Entrance, in the top left of the puddle, where Kurt stood (hidden)  HG  SS 
  Super Potion B1F, in the center of the platform in the northeast  G  S  C 
  Super Potion ×2
  • B1F, near the female Team Rocket Grunt
  • B1F, on the rock at the end of the small path, west of the first Team Rocket Grunt (hidden)
 HG  SS 
  Full Heal B1F, to the right of the ladder to B2F (requires Surf and Strength) (hidden)  HG  SS 
  King's Rock B2F, given by a man on the lowest floor (requires Surf and Strength)  G  S  C  HG  SS 
  TM18 (Rain Dance) B2F, on the lowest floor (requires Surf and Strength)  G  S  C  HG  SS 

Pokémon

Generation II

B1F

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
  Zubat
G S C
  Cave
5-8 85%
  Slowpoke
G S C
  Cave
6-8 15%
Surfing
  Slowpoke
G S C
  Surfing
10-24 100%
Fishing
  Goldeen
G S C
  Fishing
Old Rod
10 15%
  Magikarp
G S C
  Fishing
Old Rod
10 85%
  Goldeen
G S C
  Fishing
Good Rod
20 65%
  Magikarp
G S C
  Fishing
Good Rod
20 35%
  Goldeen
G S C
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 70%
  Seaking
G S C
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 10%
  Magikarp
G S C
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 20%
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.


B2F

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
  Zubat
G S C
  Cave
19-23 80%
  Golbat
G S C
  Cave
23 5%
  Slowpoke
G S C
  Cave
21-23 15%
Surfing
  Slowpoke
G S C
  Surfing
15-24 90%
  Slowbro
G S C
  Surfing
20-25 10%
Fishing
  Goldeen
G S C
  Fishing
Old Rod
10 15%
  Magikarp
G S C
  Fishing
Old Rod
10 85%
  Goldeen
G S C
  Fishing
Good Rod
20 65%
  Magikarp
G S C
  Fishing
Good Rod
20 35%
  Goldeen
G S C
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 70%
  Seaking
G S C
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 10%
  Magikarp
G S C
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 20%
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.


Generation IV

B1F

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
  Zubat
HG SS
  Cave
5-8 85%
  Slowpoke
HG SS
  Cave
6-8 15%
Surfing
  Slowpoke
HG SS
  Surfing
5-25 100%
Fishing
  Goldeen
HG SS
  Fishing
Old Rod
10 15%
  Magikarp
HG SS
  Fishing
Old Rod
10 85%
  Goldeen
HG SS
  Fishing
Good Rod
20 60%
  Magikarp
HG SS
  Fishing
Good Rod
20 40%
  Goldeen
HG SS
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 70%
  Seaking
HG SS
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 10%
  Magikarp
HG SS
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 20%
Special Pokémon
  Makuhita
HG SS
  Hoenn Sound
7 20%
  Absol
HG SS
  Hoenn Sound
5-6 20%
  Chingling
HG SS
  Sinnoh Sound
7 20%
  Bronzor
HG SS
  Sinnoh Sound
5 20%
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.


B2F

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
  Zubat
HG SS
  Cave
19-23 80%
  Golbat
HG SS
  Cave
23 5%
  Slowpoke
HG SS
  Cave
21-23 15%
Surfing
  Slowpoke
HG SS
  Surfing
10-25 90%
  Slowbro
HG SS
  Surfing
15-30 10%
Fishing
  Goldeen
HG SS
  Fishing
Old Rod
10 15%
  Magikarp
HG SS
  Fishing
Old Rod
10 85%
  Goldeen
HG SS
  Fishing
Good Rod
20 60%
  Magikarp
HG SS
  Fishing
Good Rod
20 40%
  Goldeen
HG SS
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 70%
  Seaking
HG SS
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 10%
  Magikarp
HG SS
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 20%
Special Pokémon
  Makuhita
HG SS
  Hoenn Sound
19 20%
  Absol
HG SS
  Hoenn Sound
21-23 20%
  Chingling
HG SS
  Sinnoh Sound
19 20%
  Bronzor
HG SS
  Sinnoh Sound
21-23 20%
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.


Trainers

Generation II

Trainer Pokémon
 
Rocket Grunt
Reward:  360
  Rattata Lv.9
No item
  Rattata Lv.9
No item
 
Rocket Grunt
Reward:  440
  Zubat Lv.9
No item
  Ekans Lv.11
No item
 
Rocket Grunt
Reward:  360
  Rattata Lv.7
No item
  Zubat Lv.9
No item
  Zubat Lv.9
No item
Trainers with a telephone symbol by their names will give their Pokégear number to the player, and may call or be called for a rematch with higher-level Pokémon.




Generation IV

Trainer Pokémon
 
Team Rocket Grunt
Reward:  360
  Rattata Lv.9
No item
  Rattata Lv.9
No item
 
Team Rocket Grunt
Reward:  440
  Zubat Lv.9
No item
  Ekans Lv.11
No item
 
Team Rocket Grunt
Reward:  360
  Rattata Lv.7
No item
  Zubat Lv.9
No item
  Zubat Lv.9
No item
Trainers with a telephone symbol by their names will give their Pokégear number to the player, and may call or be called for a rematch with higher-level Pokémon.




Layout

Version Entrance cave B1F B2F
Gold    
Silver
Crystal  
HeartGold      
SoulSilver
 

Preview

In the anime

 
Slowpoke Well in the anime
 
Slowpoke Well's interior in the anime

Slowpoke Well appeared in A Shadow of a Drought. While wandering across a desert, Team Rocket came across the well. However, it had dried up, so they used their Diglett mecha to dig underground for water. When they finally found water, they also found themselves surrounded by a big number of Slowpoke. Reading from an old signpost nearby, they learned about the ancient folktale about the Slowpoke saving Azalea Town from a drought by yawning. Upon discovering this, Team Rocket decided to steal the Slowpoke in order make people pay for them for rain. However, thanks to the interference of Ash, his friends, and Kurt, their plan was foiled, and the Slowpoke restored the well back to its watery state.

In the manga

 
Slowpoke Well in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Gold, Silver & Crystal chapter

Slowpoke Well appeared in Ursaring Major. A group of Team Rocket Grunts was seen gathering chopped-off Slowpoke Tails to be sold for profit, but they were attacked by Silver and his newly caught Ursaring. By the time Gold, Kurt, and Maizie arrived at the site, Silver had already left, leaving the beaten and tied-up Rocket Grunts in his wake. Gold then proceeded to battle one of the Slowpoke with his Aibo, making it yawn and thus restoring water to the well.

In the TCG

The Slowpoke Well was featured in the TCG. The following is a list of cards depicting the Slowpoke Well.

Related cards
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
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Slowpoke   HeartGold & SoulSilver   81/123 HeartGold Collection   017/070
Call of Legends   70/95      
 


In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 小呆獸之井 Síu'ngòihsau-jī Jéng
Mandarin 呆呆獸之井 / 呆呆兽之井 Dāidāishòu-zhī Jǐng
  Czech Studna Slowpoků
  Finnish Slowpoke-kaivo
  European French Puits Ramoloss
  German Flegmon-Brunnen
  Italian Pozzo Slowpoke
  Korean 야돈우물 Yadon Umul
  Polish Slowpoke-Zdrój
  Brazilian Portuguese Poço dos Slowpoke
  European Spanish Pozo Slowpoke
  Vietnamese Giếng Yadon




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