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Is Slaking really worth it?

1 vote

Slaking isn't used much and its VERY powerful I'm not sure because of truant.

asked Jan 2, 2013 by Stay_Silent

4 Answers

2 votes
 
Best answer

"Masquerain used Stun Spore!"
"The foe's Slaking is paralyzed! It may not be able to move!"
"Slaking used Facade!"
"Masquerain fainted!"

"Swellow used Aerial Ace!"
"Critical Hit!"
"Slaking used Facade!"
"Swellow fainted!"

"Rayquaza used Outrage!"
"Slaking hung on due to its hacked Stats!"
"Slaking used Facade!"
"Rayquaza fainted!"
"...Wait, what?"

It can learn the elemental reliability attacks, like Thunderbolt, Flamethrower, and Ice Beam. It can learn Hammer Arm, Shadow Claw, Focus Blast, Aerial Ace (?), Solarbeam, the elemental punches, Slack Off, Focus Punch, Gunk Shot, Fury Cutter, Curse, Pursuit, Slash, Crush Claw, Body Slam, YOU NAME IT; IT CAN LEARN IT.

Creds to Will for that ^

Read more: http://www.pokeprofiles.net/2010/07/poke-profile-slaking.html#ixzz2GqtjZUSb


Stall:

Slaking @ Leftovers

Trait: Truant

EVs: 4 HP / 252 Def / 252 SDef

Calm Nature

  • Toxic
  • Slack Off
  • Block / Swagger
  • Earthquake / Giga Impact

Coverage:

Slaking @ Life Orb / Leftovers

Trait: Truant

EVs: 4 HP / 252 (Atk or SAtk) / 252 Spd

Modest / Timid / Jolly / Adamant Nature

  • Fire Punch / Flamethrower
  • Thunder Punch / Thunderbolt
  • Ice Punch / Ice Beam
  • Slack Off / Giga Impact
answered Jan 2, 2013 by Nindzya
selected Apr 6, 2013 by Stay_Silent
Wouldn't Swellow be using Brave Bird?
3 votes

Slaking has it's ups and downs. I have little experience using it but it has stats worthy of an Uber Pokemon, so if you spam Giga Impact you are basically going to wreck anything but ghosts and steels, the latter of which will still most likely be maimed. The downside to Truant is that protect stalls you like crazy and you are very vulnerable to being revenged, you are also set-up bait with Truant. Overall, I would say no, but others may disagree.

answered Jan 2, 2013 by |SentByRavens|
Thanks I probably wont use it now I have used it before but its ability really annoyed me.
You're welcome ^-^
0 votes

A short summary of Slaking is that IT'S A TOTAL BEAST!
This would be my recommended moveset for it.
Sweep:
Slaking @ Silk Scarf
Trait: Truant
EVS: 252 Atk/SpAtk, 252 Def, 4 Speed
Naughty Nature

  • Curse
  • Giga Impact/Hyper Beam
  • Facade
  • Fire Punch

I know Truant is a big setback but, with the help of Hyper Beam/Giga Impact, STAB and the Silk Scarf, its a simple OHKO also with these moves needing a one turn recharge anyway!
Slaking in my opinion, if it didn't have Truant, would be undoubtedly in Ubers.

answered Dec 18, 2013 by PuffinGamer
–4 votes

No it is not worth it. I got OHKO because of truant several times. If you still want a Slaking, don't evolve it. Keep it as a Vigoroth.

answered Jan 2, 2013 by Hax