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Slowpoke (Pokémon)

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[[File:Bandai Aerodactyl card.jpg|150px|thumb|[[Ken Sugimori]] artwork showing Slowpoke's striped underside]]
* In the [[Pokémon Red and Green beta|Pokémon Red and Blue beta]], Slowpoke was originally known as "Slowmo".
* The Japanese and international versions of {{game3|Gold and Silver|Pokémon Silver|s}} 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 {{v2|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 {{p|Mantyke}}, Slowpoke [[Evolution|evolves]] when another Pokémon attaches to it; however, this was only seen in the {{pkmn|anime}}. Proximity-based evolution such as requiring Mantyke and {{p|Remoraid}} to be in the same party were not introduced until [[Generation IV]]. Despite the fact that other Pokémon, such as {{p|Feebas}}, have been given additional evolution methods for evolving into the same Pokémon, Shellder still has no bearing on Slowpoke's evolution.
* Slowpoke is the only Pokémon whose multiple evolutions have different total [[EV yield]]s: {{p|Slowbro}} has an EV yield of 2, while {{p|Slowking}} has an EV yield of 3.