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What is a good moveset for Slowking?

1 vote

Mine knows:

Trump Card: Can end up being incredibly powerful. Also doesn't miss.

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

Surf: Good power, high accuracy, STAB.

Nasty Plot: Greatly increases Sp. Attack.

Slowking Learnset

asked Jul 20, 2010 by trachy
edited Jul 1, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion

12 Answers

4 votes

I like this set, seems good to me. Perhaps have slack off for health restoration if you make a tank Slowking. Calm Mind would be a bit more reliable and more fitting for his tanking style.

answered Jul 20, 2010 by DarkTyphlosion
edited Jun 8, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
2 votes

Gen V

Slowking (M) @ Leftovers

Trait: Regenerator

EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 SDef

Calm Nature (+SDef, -Atk)

  • Nasty Plot
  • Trick Room
  • Psyshock
  • Scald
answered Jun 19, 2011 by trachy
2 votes

Slowking @ Leftovers

Trait: Own Tempo

EVs: 128 HP / 128 Def / 252 SAtk

Quiet Nature (+SAtk, -Spd)

  • Psychic
  • Signal Beam
  • Surf
  • Trick Room
answered Aug 30, 2011 by Hex
thats a slowpoke sprite XD
It's a joke.
1 vote

For a Trick Room team;
Surf / Scald
Psychic / Psyshock
Nasty Plot
Slack Off

answered Aug 30, 2011 by DarthDestiny
1 vote

Rage Valley (Slowking) (F) @ Leftovers

Trait: Regenerator

EVs: 252 HP / 4 SAtk / 252 SDef

Calm Nature (+SDef, -Atk)

  • Slack Off
  • Toxic
  • Scald
  • Psychic
answered Aug 27, 2012 by Ninja
0 votes

Trick Room Set

Item: Lagging Tail (in case you're up against a slower pokemon like Snorlax)
Trait: Own Tempo
Nature: Sassy (+SpDef, -Spd)
Trick Room - Obvious.
Psyshock - Psychic is used lots, so why not a change?
Surf - Powerful STAB, good acc.
Nasty Plot - Raises SpAtk by 2 stages.

answered Jun 19, 2012 by ArcheopsFTW
EVs? (I have a similar slowking... That's the bulky set up, right?)
0 votes

Slowking (M) @ Leftovers

Trait: Regenerator

EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 SDef

Careful Nature (+SDef, -SAtk)

  • Curse
  • Zen Headbutt
  • Aqua Tail
  • Drain Punch / Ice Punch / Slack Off
answered Jun 2, 2013 by alexander757575
0 votes

faced a slowbro with the move flamethrower. looked it up and slowking can learn it too. so heres my flamethrower moveset.

  • flamethower(covers grass and bug)
  • surf(STAB)
  • psychic(STAB)
  • nasty plot(powers the moves up)
answered Jun 11, 2013 by samurisceptile
0 votes

I just figured out a beastly moveset for Slowking! Won me 2 Online Battles in a row without switching out or losing any Pokemon! I'll post the codes for the Battle Videos in question at the bottom. =D


Gen VI

Slowing (M) @ Metronome <------Key to the whole Learnset!

Trait: Regenerator/Own Tempo (Doesn't matter to much for this particular learnset as the trick with Metronome is to keep on swingin'.)

Sassy Nature (+SpDef, -Spd)

  • Psychic
  • Surf
  • Trick Room
  • Nasty Plot
  1. Psychic and Surf are your STAB moves. Both of these moves have 90 Base SpAttack and 100% Accuracy AND they both cover for each other. If you know what you're doing then with these two moves alone, you'd be hard-pressed to find yourself without coverage. (Unless you find yourself fighting a Grass/Steel type or another Water/Psychic)

  2. Using Trick Room as an opening move, combined with having your Speed lowered by Sassy Nature means you're almost always going to have the edge on Speed as well as other Speed Boosting/Lowering Moves.

  3. The Sassy Nature will make your Slowking nice and bulky and as such, it goes masterfully with Metronome/Nasty Plot! After Trick Room is casted, use Nasty Plot to power up Slowking (If necessary), and then proceed to attack with your STABS.

  4. Here is the key part: As I'm sure you know, Metronome powers up any given move every turn as long as the same move is used in succession. (Repeatedly). Now; Take Slowking's high Special Attack and coverage, combine it with power from the Metronome and Nasty plot, and you get a combo that'll KO nearly any opponent in two hits minimum, if not one! =D

Battle Video Demonstrations:
Code #1: 576W-WWWW-WWW5-D298
Code #2: KTYG-WWWW-WWW5-D28R

(Tip: To view Battle Videos in X/Y: First; Connect to the internet. Then go to your "Key items" pocket, select your "Vs. Recorder", and then hit "Search By Code") =D

answered Feb 10, 2014 by DrifterDan
0 votes

Pokémon: Slowking
Ability: Regenerator
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Special Attack / 4 Special Defense
IVs: 0 Attack
•Fire Blast
•Grass Knot / Ice Beam
Item: Choice Specs

answered Dec 6, 2014 by SM979
0 votes

Assault Vest Slowking

Ability: Regenerator
EVs: 252 SpA, 252 HP, 4Def
Nature: Modest

Psyshock or Psychic are STAB. Psyshock hits special walls hard on their physical defence stat whereas Psychic is the overall stronger move. Both hit Fighting and Poison types.
Scald is the other STAB and has a very useful chance to burn. Hits Fire, Ground and Rock types.
Ice Beam takes care of Grass, Dragon and Flying types.
Fire Blast is used for dealing with Steel, Ice and Bug types. Grass Knot can be used to hit Water types.

answered Feb 24 by K1
0 votes

Very basic set for this guy

Ability: Regenerator
Nature: Modest
EV's 252 SpAtk 252 Def 4 HP

Nasty Plot: His special defense is already good enough and nasty plot increases special attack more than calm mind
Psychic: Great move with 100% accuracy, STAB
Surf: Another great move with 100% accuracy, STAB
Shadow Ball/ Ice Beam: Your choice of coverage, shadow ball covers other psychics and ghost weakness. Ice beam covers grass, ground, flying, and dragon types.

answered Jul 9 by sparky2245