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Why is Slaking not a Psuedo legendary?

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He has the stats to be considered one. He has actually better stats than all of the others ( Garchomp , Salamence , Dragonite, Tyranitar, Metagross, ).

asked Aug 7, 2013 by GalladeIsMyMan

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Yeah Slaking has great offensive stats with good bulk and good speed. His Base Stats are the highest out of all non-legendaries at 670, so it would be a good question, why isn't he a Psuedo-Legendary?
The answer is in his ability. Truant. This means he can only make one move every 2 turns which destroys all his usability since an opponent can combine protect + an attacking move to completely destroy Slaking.
Additionally Pseudo-legendary is used to refer to any Pokémon that has a three-stage evolution line, 1,250,000 experience at level 100, and a base stat total of exactly 600 - Slaking is above

answered Aug 7, 2013 by Sempiternus
edited Aug 7, 2013 by MrKijani
Kod's answer is correct but there is one other thing:Pseudo legendaries should have two types,which slaking doesn't.

Source:http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Pseudo-legendary_Pok%C3%A9mon
As for removing Truant, that doesn't make Slaking suck any less, as there is no way to remove it without going through a ton of hurt. Double Battles you are using up that turn for Gastro Acid. So one Pokemon is effectively useless that turn. Well even more useless then what all Gastro Acid users besides Amoonguss already are. That Amoonguss is then giving up its moveslot for that Gastro Acid. Meanwhile, the foe is going to focus down Slaking, which is going to be pretty easy to do. So in Doubles, Slaking is far more trouble than it is worth.

Now for the Cofagrigus, Mummy, Slaking switch in, Pursuit trick, that's also gimmicky as hell and completely useless. First off, you're having to make Cofagrigus take a physical hit. And then switch out right away. So not only are you damaging Cofagrigus, but you're also risking a lot of health from Slaking with the switch in. Of course your opponent can then switch out right away after getting Mummied. Then Slaking won't be able to pull off Pursuit. Even if you do manage to successfully pull it off, what does that leave you? A damaged Slaking that won't be able to switch out without getting back Truant.
if it didnt have traunt all together it would be just so much of an awesome powerhouse
It would be OP without Truant, it would have to go Ubers.
FACT: Slaking has the same stat total as Regigigas, and they both have abilities that restrict power. But squeeze in some Gastro Acid (removes ability's affect) and BAM! Everything  is dead, but it only works in 2 on 2s.