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What is a good moveset for Slowbro?

5 votes

Mine knows:

Calm Mind: Increases Slowbro's Sp. stats.

Attract: Inflicts foes of the opposite gender with infatuation.

Psychic: STAB, good power, chance to lower Sp. Def, high accuracy.

Slack Off: Heals Slowbro.

Slowbro Learnset

asked Jul 18, 2010 by trachy
edited Jul 1, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
Trachy can you post your set from PO on this one soon.
Slowbro (M) @ Leftovers
Trait: Regeneration
EVs: 116 HP / 176 Def / 216 SDef
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
- Calm Mind
- Boil Over
- Psycho Shock
- Fire Blast
Is there a mega slowbro set here?

15 Answers

3 votes

Mine has
Surf(STAB, super strong move.)
Psychic(same reason as surf)
Calm Mind(since slowbro has good defense already and doesnt need its attack increase its special stats.)
This last slot is optional. Personally, I would add in Toxic for good weakening, in case you cant sweep with special moves, toxic is an excellent backup. Some people like to add moves that cover weaknesses like flamethrower, for grass weakness. Or if your slowbro has pretty high attack, earthquake or dig for the electric weakness.

answered Jul 18, 2010 by Swampert
You might want to teach it Psyshock, as many Pokémon who are weak to Psychic have good Sp. Defense.
3 votes

Gen V

Slowbro (M) @ Leftovers

Trait: Regenerator

EVs: 8 HP / 252 Def / 232 SAtk / 16 SDef

Bold Nature (+Def, -Atk)

  • Scald
  • Flamethrower
  • Psyshock
  • Calm Mind

Okay, this guy is just awesome. Scald provides nice powered STAB that also will burn the foe fairly frequently, further increasing your defensive power, Psyshock is also STAB that takes care of Blissey and Chansey. Flamethrower is really cool type coverage, I find it just awesome that Slowbro gets this move. Calm Mind allows you to be even more defensively powerful, as it increases the sub-par Special Defense stat. It also allows for more EVs to be put into other stats, as it also raises Special Attack. Your defense is maxed out because you have no way to boost it besides technically with Scald burning. The special based EVs give Slowbro good stats to work off of with Calm Mind, and I also added in a few EVs for HP. Leftovers helps Slowbro survive even longer. Regenerator is a great ability, as if Slowbro is in trouble, you can switch out and heal up. One of my favorite Pokemon.

answered Jun 29, 2011 by trachy
edited Jul 2, 2011 by trachy
And to think, had they just made Slowbro evolve into Slowking instead of making them two separate evolution chains, he would be able to use the evolite. *shudders*
Glad that didn't happen. I like Slowbro as is. Powerful yet in no way unfair.
Wow, that's an awesome moveset, trachy, very bulky in defenses, nice!  That's actually what I like about Water-Type Pokemon so much, they can utilize a ton of moves to do just about anything with it, such as Slowbro.
I would like him to be able to use the Eviolite, and give slowking a buff. That would have made Slowbro an even better tank than he already is.
2 votes

How about Shadow Ball instead of Attract

answered Jul 18, 2010 by Nelson Cruz
1 vote

Slowbro (M) @ Leftovers

Role: Tankish... Wallish... Oh Gosh, I don't even care and I doubt you do...

Trait: Regenerator

EVs: 128 HP / 252 Def / 112 SAtk / 16 SDef

Bold Nature (+Def, -Atk)

  • Amnesia
  • Toxic
  • Surf
  • Flamethrower

1 Amnesia, and You're a total pain in the butt to kill.

Throw in Toxic, and 2 moves that cover each other well, and you're now Just totally pissing your opponent off.

Surf is STAB and Flamethrower is to Cover Grass and Steel, And Magnezone...

answered Jul 16, 2011 by Josh
i love the slowbro about to fire flamethrower XD  
1 vote

Set Name: Cursebro
Item: Zoom Lens
Nature: Careful
Ability: Regenerator
EV's 252 HP, 252 SPD, 4 ATK
~Aqua Tail
~Zen Headbutt
~Slack Off

Zoom Lens is to make sure the 10% miss chance is erased, as you'll almost always go last. Aqua Tail and Zen Headbutt are obligatory STAB's. The EV spread is for maximum bulk after setup. Slack Off and Curse are the setup moves.

Using this set: Curse until +6 ATK and DEF, whilst using Slack Off when necessary, then, proceed to smash heads in.

answered Jun 20, 2013 by wishindo
edited Jun 20, 2013 by wishindo
1 vote

Whee, more hipster sets. ;3

Slowbro @ Sitrus Berry/Leftovers

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Ability: Regenerator
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SDef
Brave Nature (+Atk , -Spd)
IVs: 0 Spd
- Belly Drum
- Trick Room/Ice Punch/Drain Punch
- Aqua Tail
- Zen Headbutt

Belly Drum gives you just about 1000 Attack, powerful stuff for the bulk it already has, if you run a Sitrus Berry then you can heal off some of the Belly Drum damage on the spot. Trick Room is used after smacking your belly so you can outspeed stuff, but you can alternately run those two other moves I gave if you want more coverage or something already has Trick Room in your team. Aqua Tail and Zen Headbutt are STABs.
You could use Own Tempo as an ability too if confusion never works to your favor.

answered May 2, 2014 by Tysonyoshi
1 vote

Slowbro (M) @ Slowbronite
Ability: Regenerator ---> Shell Armor
EVs: 252 HP / 200 SpA / 58 SpD
Calm Nature
- Scald
- Psychic
- Ice Beam
- Slack Off/Fire Blast

answered Jan 10 by Soundwave
1 vote

Slowbro (M) @ Slowbronite
Ability: Oblivious ---> Shell Armor
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Scald
- Toxic
- Calm Mind
- Rest/Slack Off

Toxic Badly Poisons the foe. Then, use Calm Mind to boost that decent Sp.Def to a new level, while also boosting you Sp.Atk. Slack Off is used to heal, or Rest can be used to heal AND get rid of a status condition. Scald's only there if you get Taunted.

answered Feb 6 by Soundwave
0 votes


Ability: Regenerater
Nature: Modest/Quiet
EVs: 200 S.attack, 100 Def, 260 hp

Psyshock/Ice-beam/Shadow ball

Calm-mind boosts your offense and your lowest defensive stat making you a super Tank that hits hard and never dies!

Scald is not only a great offensive move but it has a 30% burn chance as well! This move is an amazing move for a special tank.

Flamethrower covers Grass, and Bug weaknesses as well as most Steel types.

Psyshock/Ice-beam/Shadow-ball if you choose any of them you will have a great offensive move: Psyshock provides excellent coverage and STAB and it greatly helps against the rise of Fighting types. Ice-beam can cover the dragons and more coverage on grass types it can also help kill the new threat of Gliscor. Shadow-ball this provides coverage against your Ghost weakness and other psychics.

answered Aug 30, 2011 by Speed freak
0 votes

Double/Triple battle

Slowbro (M) @ Leftovers
Trait: Own Tempo
EVs: 80 HP / 176 Def / 252 SAtk
Quiet Nature (+SAtk, -Spd)
- Trick Room
- Surf
- Heal Pulse/Blizzard
- Psychic

Trick Room is such a useful move in multi-battles. It allows a team of slow Pokemon to sweep the foe. Five turns is enough time as you don't waste anytime switching out. You have your sweepers already there. Surf is STAB that hits multiple foes. Psychic is also STAB. Since you have other Pokemon out, you'll likely have something able to take down Blissey/Chansey, so there is no need to use Psyshock. Heal Pulse provides team support, although it can be replaced with Blizzard to provide coverage. Own Tempo allows you to be teamed up with a Flatter user in order to raise your Special Attack. It also protects from Teeter Dance.

answered Jan 18, 2012 by trachy
0 votes


Slowbro (M) @Leftovers
Trait: Regenorater
Nature: Bold/Quiet
EV's: 252 Def. 252 Sp. Atk. 6 Hp.

  • Flamethrower- Coverage
  • Psychic- STAB
  • Slack Off- Healing and Stalling
  • Calm Mind/Shadow Ball/Scald- Needed Stat Boosts/Coverage/STAB
answered Aug 1, 2012 by Hyper Flares
edited Aug 1, 2012 by Hyper Flares
0 votes

Slowbro (M) @ Rocky Helmet

Trait: Regenerator

EVs: 252 HP / 8 Def / 232 SAtk / 16 SDef

Bold Nature (+Def, -Atk)

Ice Beam/Psyshock
Slack Off

Bulky Pokemon, Rocky helmet stall but if that doesn't work then stall them and attack. However if its to slow to Slack Off then switch out with the Regenerator ability. Definatly the best water Pokemon there has ever been. + Scald is to get a burn and good damage

answered Oct 28, 2012 by Chewy
0 votes

Slowbro (M) @ Leftovers
Trait: Regenerator
EVs: 20 HP / 96 Def / 220 SAtk / 172 SDef
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
- Scald
- Psyshock
- Slack Off
- Calm Mind

Scald for STAB, chance to burn meaning he will be bulkier as a physical wall.
Psyshock for STAB, and to hit Special Walls.
Slack Off to heal.
Calm Mind to improve his special bulk and boost Scald + Psyshock.

answered Mar 10, 2013 by alexander757575
0 votes

This is what I'm gonna try:

Slowbro @ Leftovers
Nature: Modest (+Sp. Atk., -Attack)
Ability: Regenerator (For the Health Boost)
252 Sp. Atk.
252 HP
4 Sp. Def.

1. Scald (Burn Chance, STAB)
2. Psychic (Sp. Def. lower chance, STAB, powerful)
3. Calm Mind (Offense raise, lowest defense stat boosted)
4. Slack Off (HP recovery)

He wrecks as a tank.

answered Mar 29, 2014 by scyther used fly
0 votes

Special Sweeper/Tank:

Slowbro @ Expert Belt
EVs: 252 Sp.Atk, 252 HP, 4 Def
Nature: Quiet/Modest
Ability: Own Tempo

Ice Beam
Trick Room/Calm Mind

Scald is STAB that has almost a 1 third chance of burning, cutting foes attack by half and damaging. It's hard to find better. Psychic/Psyshock are more STAB, not to mention the latter does physical damage to bust through special walls/tanks. Ice Beam is coverage. TR helps Slowbro go first, and any slow teammates too. Calm Mind makes him harder to kill. Quiet for TR, modest for CM.

answered May 28, 2014 by Lobster44