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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).

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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.

Additionally, Truant means he can only make one move every two turns which destroys all his usability since an opponent can combine protect + an attacking move to completely destroy Slaking.

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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.
Gastro Acid also has some use in single battles, as it can negate any skill, aside from Multi-type, and Stance Change, although the latter could be due to the fact that steel types are immune to poison type attacks, but perhaps not, since all other moves that modify skills do not effect it it, not even role play and trace can give the use/holder the ability.
Mega Slaking should have no stat changes, but it has Traunt changed out for some other ability that's actually useful..
So, what ability would you give a Mega Slaking?

And, Shiny Metagross, Goodrea is a pure dragon, and yet is classified as a "pseudo legendary".
Probably Vital Spirit or Mold Breaker.

Or if we want the mindset that was probably there when Mega Rayquaza was made, Huge Power!1!1!
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I really don't like the term "pseudo legendary" anyways. I understand that it has to be Pokemon that are not considered legendary, but the requirements seem a bit arbitrary to me, particularly the requirements that it must have 1.25 million EXP at level 100, and a base stat total of exactly 600, in addition to the thing about having three evolutionary stages.

However, the thing that cripples Slaking is Truant, and that alone is enough to cripple him, which means you need another Pokemon that is able to remove or change that ability. Worry seed, Entrainment (the opposite of Role Play, and Simple Beam will not work for this, so you will need to use Skill Swap, Gastro Acid, or the ability, Mummy, to realize this beast's full potential, which pretty much limits its usefulness to double/triple battles, unless you were to able to give it pursuit, and use it on someone who leads with a Confagruis/Yamask. No wonder he wasn't given a mega evolution, If you were somehow able to get Huge Power or Pure Power on a slaking, he would be a force to be reckoned with, with a possible max attack of 2,760, (+6 attack, and huge/pure power boost).