Vigoroth (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
Slakoth #287: Slakoth
Pokémon
#289: Slaking Slaking
Vigoroth
Wild Monkey Pokémon
ヤルキモノ
Yarukimono
#288
Vigoroth



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Normal Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Ability
Vital Spirit Cacophony
Cacophony
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
120 (24.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
3855 - 4111 steps
Height
4'07" 1.4 m
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Weight
102.5 lbs. 46.5 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
126
Gen. III-IV
Unknown
IV
154
V+
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
Vigoroth
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HP
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Atk
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Def
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Sp.Atk
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Speed
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
White
Base friendship
70
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Vigoroth (Japanese: ヤルキモノ Yarukimono) is a Normal-type Pokémon introduced in Generation III.

It evolves from Slakoth starting at level 18 and evolves into Slaking starting at level 36.

Biology

Vigoroth is a white, sloth-like, bipedal Pokémon with a teardrop-shaped tuft of red fur on its forehead. It has stubby ears, two small, triangular teeth in each jaw, a brown lower jaw, and large eyes encircled by brown rings. There are two stripes on its back, which are also brown. Its arms are long, and its hands and feet have two sharp black claws. The undersides of its hands and feet have circular red pads, and its rear also has a baboon-like patch of red. The fur on its chest, tail, and sides of its maw are shaggy.

Vigoroth's heart beats at a tenfold tempo, and it cannot sit still for even a minute. Attempting to stand still or sleep raises its stress level and agitates its blood. It likes to go berserk by spinning its arms to destroy anything in its path. It runs wild through the jungle. Due to its rampages, it is always hungry.

In the anime

Main series

 
Vigoroth in the anime

Major appearances

Vigoroth debuted in There's no Place Like Hoenn, under the ownership of Norman. In Love, Petalburg Style and Balance of Power, it was used in a Gym battle against Ash. It defeated Torkoal due to its speed, but the match against Pikachu ended in a draw because it was paralyzed by Pikachu's Static Ability.

In The Garden of Eatin', a Snorlax was causing trouble for Marcel by eating the bananas in his Banana Slakoth Garden. No one was able to stop it until one of the Slakoth in the garden evolved into a Vigoroth and defeated Snorlax, allowing Marcel to catch it.

Minor appearances

Multiple Vigoroth appeared in Slaking Kong!.

In Zoroark: Master of Illusions, multiple Vigoroth were pursuing Zorua until they were driven away by Infernape and Mamoswine.

In The Journalist from Another Region!, a Trainer's Vigoroth was entered in the Pokémon Sumo Tournament on Harvest Island.

In Crowning the Chow Crusher!, a Lady's Vigoroth competed in the Pokémon Grand Eating Contest. Another Vigoroth was seen in the poster promoting the competition.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG003 Vigoroth Ash's Pokédex Vigoroth, the Wild Monkey Pokémon. Vigoroth is only comfortable going berserk, will destroy anything in its path by spinning both arms, and goes more berserk when done.

Pokémon Generations

In The Adventure, a wild Vigoroth encountered and battled Pikachu near the Weather Institute.

In The Cavern, a wild Vigoroth was fleeing from a storm that a Primal Kyogre was creating.

In the manga

Ash & Pikachu

Norman's Vigoroth appeared in I'll Win With My Own Battle Style!!.

Pokémon Adventures

Vigoroth debuts in Nixing Nuzleaf, under the ownership Norman, who uses it as one of his most valued fighters. Its battling method mainly makes usage of its adroit speed, with which it often shoots the enemy's attacks back at them.

The Battle Tower rented a Vigoroth, which was stolen by Guile Hideout in The Final Battle VII.

In the TCG

Main article: Vigoroth (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III Hoenn
#037
Kanto
#—
Ruby Vigoroth is always itching and agitated to go on a wild rampage. It simply can't tolerate sitting still for even a minute. This Pokémon's stress level rises if it can't be moving constantly.
Sapphire Vigoroth is simply incapable of remaining still. Even when it tries to sleep, the blood in its veins grows agitated, compelling this Pokémon to run wild throughout the jungle before it can settle down.
Emerald It can't keep still because its blood boils with energy. It runs through the fields and mountains all day to calm itself. If it doesn't, it can't sleep at night.
FireRed It is always hungry because it won't stop rampaging. Even while it is eating, it can't keep still.
LeafGreen
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#—
Diamond Its heart beats at a tenfold tempo, so it cannot sit still even for a moment.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold Its stress level rises if it cannot keep moving constantly. Too much stress makes it feel sick.
SoulSilver
Generation V Unova
B2W2: #277
Black Its heart beats at a tenfold tempo, so it cannot sit still even for a moment.
White
Black 2 Its heartbeat is fast and its blood is so agitated that it can't sit still for one second.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#038
X Its heartbeat is fast and its blood so agitated that it can't sit still for one second.
Y Its stress level rises if it cannot keep moving constantly. Too much stress makes it feel sick.
Omega Ruby Vigoroth is always itching and agitated to go on a wild rampage. It simply can't tolerate sitting still for even a minute. This Pokémon's stress level rises if it can't be moving constantly.
Alpha Sapphire Vigoroth is simply incapable of remaining still. Even when it tries to sleep, the blood in its veins grows agitated, compelling this Pokémon to run wild throughout the jungle before it can settle down.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Evolve Slakoth
Emerald
Evolve Slakoth
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Evolve Slakoth
Platinum
Evolve Slakoth
HeartGold SoulSilver
Safari Zone
Pal Park
Forest
Generation V
Black
Trade
White
Evolve Slakoth
Black 2 White 2
Pinwheel Forest (inner)
Generation VI
X Y
Trade
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Slakoth
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Route 11 (Island Scan)Fr
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Trade
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Pinball: R&S
Evolve Slakoth
Trozei!
Endless Level 57, Endless Level 65, Forever Level 7, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Mt. Freeze (7F-11F), Mt. Faraway (10F-19F)
Ranger
Olive Jungle
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Blizzard Island (1F-20F), Crevice Cave (B1F-B10F, Lower Crevice Cave B1F-B4F), Mt. Avalanche (1F-19F)
MD Sky
Blizzard Island (1F-20F), Crevice Cave (B1F-B10F, Lower Crevice Cave B1F-B4F), Mt. Avalanche (1F-19F)
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Canyon: Rugged Flats
Rumble U
Magical Lake: Dual Launchers
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 1Mo
Shuffle
Blau Salon: Stage 440
Rumble World
Legend Terrain: Bastion of Beginnings (Entrance Boss, Center, Back)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Rayquaza Sea, Celebi SeaFinal


Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
80
140 - 187 270 - 364
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Total:
440
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
4/5 ★★★★
Power
2/3 ★★
Skill
2/4 ★★☆☆
Stamina
3/4 ★★★
Jump
3/4 ★★★
Total
14/20 ★★☆☆


Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

Vigoroth is available in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Reversal Fighting Physical 0000 100100% 15
011 Yawn Normal Status 0000 —% 10
011 Slack Off Normal Status 0000 —% 10
011 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —% 10
011 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 —% 20
011 Covet Normal Physical 06060 100100% 25
011 Flail Normal Physical 0000 100100% 15
011 Play Rough Fairy Physical 09090 09090% 10
011 Scratch Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Focus Energy Normal Status 0000 —% 30
011 Encore Normal Status 0000 100100% 5
011 Uproar Normal Special 09090 100100% 10
066 Encore Normal Status 0000 100100% 5
099 Uproar Normal Special 09090 100100% 10
1414 Fury Swipes Normal Physical 01818 08080% 15
1717 Endure Normal Status 0000 —% 10
2323 Slash Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
2727 Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100100% 15
3333 Counter Fighting Physical 0000 100100% 20
3737 Focus Punch Fighting Physical 150150 100100% 20
4343 Reversal Fighting Physical 0000 100100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Vigoroth
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Vigoroth
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM01  TM01 Focus Punch Fighting Physical 150150 100}}100% 20
TM03  TM03 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100}}100% 20
TM05  TM05 Roar Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM08  TM08 Bulk Up Fighting Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM10  TM10 Work Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 30
TM11  TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM12  TM12 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM13  TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM14  TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TM17  TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM18  TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM22  TM22 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM24  TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM25  TM25 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TM26  TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TM27  TM27 Low Sweep Fighting Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
TM30  TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM31  TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM32  TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
TM34  TM34 Shock Wave Electric Special 06060 —}}—% 20
TM35  TM35 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM38  TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TM39  TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM40  TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
TM42  TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44  TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM45  TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM52  TM52 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TM56  TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM58  TM58 Endure Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM65  TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM80  TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM82  TM82 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM83  TM83 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM87  TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM90  TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM93  TM93 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
TM96  TM96 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM98  TM98 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
XTM100  TM100 Rock Climb Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Vigoroth
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Vigoroth
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
   After You Normal Status —% 15
      
  
Body Slam Normal Physical 85 100% 15
   Crush Claw Normal Physical 75 95% 10
      Curse Ghost Status —% 10
     Hammer Arm Fighting Physical 100 90% 10
       Night Slash Dark Physical 70 100% 15
      
      
      
    
Slash Normal Physical 70 100% 20
      
 
Snore Normal Special 50 100% 15
   Tickle Normal Status 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Vigoroth 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 Vigoroth in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Vigoroth
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Vigoroth
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Vigoroth
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Vigoroth
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VIII
Other generations:
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 Vigoroth
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Vigoroth
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball RS
 
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Trozei!
 
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -19%
Friend Area: Energetic Forest
Phrases
51%-100% HP I get this feeling that I'll just keel over if I stop!
26%-50% HP Kwaah! My HP's gone down to half so soon?
1%-25% HP I'm done... But I have one good rampage left in me!
Level up Leveled up! Yes! Watch how I can rampage now!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
  Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -10%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Normal
Poké Assist: None Field move:   
(Cut ×2)
Loops: 12 Min. exp.: 50 Max. exp.: 70
Browser entry R-163
One punch of Vigoroth's clawed paw is powerful enough to cut a Metal Fence.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.67 seconds Base HP: 55
Base Attack: 76 Base Defense: 52 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Normal
Attack Power: ★★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Normal
  Attack Power: 60 - 105   5

#596
 

Relentless
Increases damage done by combos if foe has any status condition.


Pokémon GO
  Base Stamina: 190 Base Attack: 159 Base Defense: 145
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement:   100
Fast Attacks: Scratch, Counter
Charged Attacks: Body Slam, Bulldoze, Brick Break

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Slakoth
 Normal 
 
Level 18
 
First evolution
Vigoroth
 Normal 
 
Level 36
 
Second evolution
Slaking
 Normal 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
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
Generation VIII
HOME
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Vigoroth images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

Origin

Vigoroth seems to be based on sloths, exhibiting traits most similar to two-toed sloths and ground sloths in particular. It also exhibits some similarities to Old World monkeys, particularly to baboons who have bright red rumps, short tails, and are known for violent outbursts just like Vigoroth.

Name origin

Vigoroth is a combination of vigor and sloth. It may also be a play on vigorous.

Yarukimono may be a combination of やる気 yaruki (willingness) and 樹懶 namakemono (sloth).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese ヤルキモノ Yarukimono From やる気 yaruki and 樹懶 namakemono
  French Vigoroth Same as English name
  Spanish Vigoroth Same as English name
  German Muntier From munter and Faultier
  Italian Vigoroth Same as English name
  Korean 발바로 Balbaro Likely from bal, 발발 balbal and 바로 baro
  Cantonese Chinese
  Mandarin Chinese 過動猿 / 过动猿 Guòdòngyuán Literally "Hyperactive ape"


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