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If you have a good competitive moveset for Galarian Slowking, post an answer below and upvote the best ones. Movesets for Galarian Slowpoke should be shared on the Galarian Slowbro thread.

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Galarian Slowking Pokédex and learnset for reference.

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likely tier: hard to say. Poison-Psychic is a pretty good defensive typing, Eerie Spell is amazing...However, too slow, too physically frail. I'd say it'll end up in UU because Garchomp and Excadrill are going to give it some serious trouble. However, in VGC I can see it being very popular

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Slowking-Galar @ Black Sludge
Ability: Regenerator
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpA
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Calm Mind
- Flamethrower / Fire Blast
- Stored Power
- Slack Off

Use Calm Mind a few times, then open up with Stored Power. Slack Off and Black Sludge attempt to heal off any damage you may sustain during setup, and Flamethrower / Fire Blast counter Steel types.

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Good Set, but Eerie Spell is a really good move that should be used, especially if you see a pokemon using moves like close combat.
Why would Eerie Spell be used over Stored Power and Calm Mind if nobody is going to keep Hawlucha or Urshifu-R in against Galarian Slowking, and if they for some reason do, they would not click the 4x resisted Close Combat? If a Pokemon uses a low PP move against Slowking on the switch and doesn't switch out, you shouldn't keep Slowking in anyway.
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Galarian [email protected] Sludge
Ability:Regenerator
Nature:Quiet
EVs:252 HP/252 SpA/4 SpD
•Trick Room
•Eerie Spell
•Sludge Bomb
•Flamethrower
Trick Room setter. Eerie Spell is very annoying for moves like Stone Edge with low PP. Sludge Bomb is STAB. Flamethrower is coverage

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Curious medicine negates allies stat boosts
It’s not always used in doubles, and it can reset their stat drops as well
Stat drops are less common than stat boosts, so I don't think it is that good.
It’s not meant to be used in doubles anyways lol
Lol. So Regenerator then?
Curious medicine has no effect in singles.
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Slowking-Galar @ Toxic Orb
Ability: Regenerator
EVs: 252 HP / 4 SpA / 252 SpD
Calm Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Trick
- Protect
- Eerie Spell
- Hex

Because Galarian Slowing can't learn Toxic, the only way for it to badly poison an opponent is to Trick Toxic Orb onto the opponent. Protect is for stalling when your opponent gets poisoned. Eerie Spell is to basically PP stall the opponent. Hex gets double power when your opponent is poisoned. If you want to to poison more than one Pokemon, you would have to use Trick to get the Toxic Orb back before the opponent faints.

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I love this set so much lol
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National Dex UU

Slowking-Galar @ Waterium Z
Ability: Regenerator
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpA
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Calm Mind
- Scald
- Sludge Bomb
- Slack Off

Another Calm Mind set. Calm Mind is for boosting your special attack and special defense. Scald is for ground type coverage and its 30% chance to burn can be pretty scary for phyiscal wallbreakers. Sludge Bomb is for poison STAB and comes with a 30% chance to poison opposing Pokemon. Slack Off is for healing. The Waterium Z is to allow you to nuke poison resists. The Waterium Z is also useful for taking less damage from Weavile's Knock Off, with Slack Off being able to scout for Knock Off, which can help you to avoid becoming Pursuit trapped.

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Slowking-Galar @ Black Sludge
Ability: Regenerator
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def /sp def/ 4 SpA
Bold/Calm Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Slack Off
- Eerie Spell
- Sludge Wave
- Calm Mind
Very bulky with regenerator, sadly it doesn't get toxic. It can get some what pp stall with eerie spell, heal with slack off, and possibly setup with calm mind. It works just as well if you have a
Calm Nature and sp def evs, for a special tank.

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Slowking-Galar @ Black Sludge
Ability: Regenerator
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpA
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Scald
- Eerie Spell
- Calm Mind
- Slack Off

Scald has a chance to burn, which can cripple physical sweepers. Eerie Spell is STAB and can annoy opponents that use a low PP move, especially if they use a Choice Item. Calm Mind Boosts Special Attack and Special Defense. Slack Off is for healing.

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Any reason to give it scald over STAB sludge bomb?
Scald is for the burn chance.
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Slowking-Galar @ Black Sludge
Ability: Regenerator
EVs: 252 HP / 252 SpA / 4 SpD
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Slack Off
- sludge bomb
- Eerie Spell
- Trick Room/ice beam /flamethrower / scald/shadow ball
Minimum speed if trick room

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Slowking-Galar @ Choice Specs
Nature: Modest
Ability: Regenerator
EVs: 148 HP / 252 SpA / 108 SpD
-Eerie Spell
-Ice Beam
-Flamethrower
-Sludge Wave/Scald/Shadow Ball

Bulky Specs. Eerie Spell is STAB and drains PP. All the other moves are coverage. I recommend keeping Sludge Wave as your last move, but Scald is great coverage (Has a chance to burn, too) and Shadow Ball covers it's Ghost weakness.

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Modification of its OU set

Galarian Slowking @ Assault Vest
Ability: Regenerator
Bold / Calm Nature
EVs: 252 HP / 80 Def / 24 SpA / 152 SpD

  • Future Sight
  • Scald
  • Sludge Bomb
  • Flamethrower / Eerie Spell

Future Sight to force switches and it can stop set-up sweepers. Scald to potentially spread burn and covers its Ground weakness. Sludge Bomb is STAB and can poison, use it on bulky Pokemon or special attackers. Flamethrower is coverage while Eerie Spell lets you PP stall

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The only problem is that there aren't enough evs invested in Defense to cover for his low defense.
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If Slowbro's going to be tanking special hits then it doesn't need the defense that much, physical walls exist too if you didn't know already. 80 is perfectly fine.
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Slowking-Galar @ Assault Vest
Ability: Regenerator
EVs: 248 HP / 8 Def / 252 SpD
Calm Nature
- Scald
- Sludge Bomb
- Flamethrower
- Future Sight / Eerie Spell / Psychic

I do not take credit for this moveset. This is from one of the smogon forums that I just changed to my own preference. Just thought I'd share it here. I've been using this as the ultimate middle finger to qd Pheromosa

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Role: Bulky Wall / Trick Room Setter

Galar-Slowking @ Black Sludge
Ability: Regenerator / Curious Medicine
Evs: 252 HP, 130 Def, 84 SpD, 42 SpA
IVs: 0 Atk
Bold / Modest / Quiet Nature
- Trick Room
- Yawn
- Eerie Spell
- Sludge Bomb

This is my preferred set, but there are other options:

  • Trick Room / Yawn / Slack Off / Calm Mind / Reflect
  • Eerie Spell
  • Sludge Bomb / Ice Beam / Flamethrower / Scald / Power Gem / Shadow Ball
  • Sludge Bomb / Ice Beam / Flamethrower / Scald / Power Gem / Shadow Ball / Anything In Move 1

Notes:
- Use 0 Spe IVs if using as a Trick Room Setter.
- Don't use moves such as: Fire Blast, Blizzard, Focus Blast, and Hydro Pump because of low accuracy.
-Grass Knot is unreliable and inconsistent.
- Iron Defense and Amnesia aren't as good because they only raise one defense stat.
- Thunder Wave is almost always useless due to him being so slow.

I hope this helps

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Slowking @ Shuca Berry
Ability: Curious Medicine
EVs: 252 HP/24 Def/232 SpDef
IVs: 0 Spe
Relaxed Nature
- Foul Play
- Psyshock
- Trick Room
- Heal Pulse

Full support baby. This thing can support your team, while getting an almost guaranteed trick room. Heal pulse can help a weakened teammate to help rampage through the team again.

Defensive Calcs:

132 Atk Landorus-Therian Earthquake vs. 252 HP / 24+ Def Slowking-Galar: 134-162 (66.3 - 80.1%) -- guaranteed 2HKO

124+ Atk Rillaboom High Horsepower vs. 252 HP / 24+ Def Slowking-Galar: 214-254 (54.3 - 64.4%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Grassy Terrain recovery

252 SpA Moltres-Galar Fiery Wrath vs. 252 HP / 232 SpD Slowking-Galar: 186-218 (47.2 - 55.3%) -- 69.5% chance to 2HKO

252 SpA Life Orb Spectrier Shadow Ball vs. 252 HP / 232 SpD Slowking-Galar: 281-330 (71.3 - 83.7%) -- guaranteed 2HKO

252+ Atk Glastrier High Horsepower vs. 252 HP / 24+ Def Slowking-Galar: 262-310 (66.4 - 78.6%) -- guaranteed 2HKO

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Maybe Relaxed over Bold if you want it to be a TR pokemon with 0 Spe.
oof. Forgot about that. Thanks :)
No problem!