Slaking

Slaking is a Normal type Pokémon introduced in Generation 3. It is known as the Lazy Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 289
Type Normal
Species Lazy Pokémon
Height 6′07″ (2.0 m)
Weight 287.7 lbs (130.5 kg)
Abilities 1. Truant
Local № 038 (Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald)
278 (Black 2/White 2)
039 (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)

Training

EV yield 3 HP
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 252
Growth Rate Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Field
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 15 (3,599–3,855 steps)

Base stats

HP 150
410 504
Attack 160
292 460
Defense 100
184 328
Sp. Atk 95
175 317
Sp. Def 65
121 251
Speed 100
184 328
Total 670 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Slaking.

Evolution chart

(Level 18) (Level 36)

Slaking changes

Pokédex entries

Ruby SLAKING spends all day lying down and lolling about. It eats grass growing within its reach. If it eats all the grass it can reach, this POKéMON reluctantly moves to another spot.
Sapphire Wherever SLAKING live, rings of over a yard in diameter appear in grassy fields. They are made by the POKéMON as it eats all the grass within reach while lying prone on the ground.
FireRed
LeafGreen
It is the world’s most slothful POKéMON. However, it can exert horrifying power by releasing pent-up energy all at once.
Emerald Hordes of SLAKING gather around trees when fruits come into season. They wait around patiently for ripened fruits to fall out of the trees.
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
The world’s laziest Pokémon. When it is lounging, it is actually saving energy for striking back.
HeartGold
SoulSilver
The world’s laziest Pokémon. It moves to another spot when there’s no food left within its reach.
Black
White
The world’s laziest Pokémon. When it is lounging, it is actually saving energy for striking back.
Black 2
White 2
This Pokémon lives lying on its side. It only rolls over and moves when there is no more grass to eat.
X The world’s laziest Pokémon. It moves to another spot when there’s no food left within its reach.
Y It is the world’s most slothful Pokémon. However, it can exert horrifying power by releasing pent-up energy all at once.
Omega Ruby Slaking spends all day lying down and lolling about. It eats grass growing within its reach. If it eats all the grass it can reach, this Pokémon reluctantly moves to another spot.
Alpha Sapphire Wherever Slaking live, rings of over a yard in diameter appear in grassy fields. They are made by the Pokémon as it eats all the grass within reach while lying prone on the ground.

Moves learned by Slaking

Moves learnt by level up

Slaking learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1EncoreNormal 100
1FlingDark 100
1Hammer ArmFighting 100 90
1PunishmentDark 100
1ScratchNormal 40 100
1Slack OffNormal
1SwaggerNormal 85
1YawnNormal
6EncoreNormal 100
9Slack OffNormal
14Feint AttackDark 60
17AmnesiaPsychic
23CovetNormal 60 100
27Chip AwayNormal 70 100
33CounterFighting 100
39FlailNormal 100
47FlingDark 100
53PunishmentDark 100
61Hammer ArmFighting 100 90

Moves learnt on evolution

Slaking learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
SwaggerNormal 85

Egg moves

Slaking learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Slaking egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
After YouNormal
Body SlamNormal 85 100
Crush ClawNormal 75 95
CurseGhost
Hammer ArmFighting 100 90
Night SlashDark 70 100
PursuitDark 40 100
SlashNormal 70 100
Sleep TalkNormal
SnoreNormal 50 100
TickleNormal 100

Move Tutor moves

Slaking can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Pre-evolution moves

These moves can only be learned in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon by a previous evolution of Slaking. Check the respective Pokédex for the exact details.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
EndureNormal Level up
Focus EnergyNormal Level up
Focus PunchFighting 150 100 Level up
Fury SwipesNormal 18 80 Level up
Play RoughFairy 90 90 Level up
ReversalFighting 100 Level up
SlashNormal 70 100 Level up
UproarNormal 90 100 Level up
UproarNormal 90 100 Move tutor

Moves learnt by TM

Slaking is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Work UpNormal
5RoarNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
8Bulk UpFighting
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
12TauntDark 100
13Ice BeamIce 90 100
14BlizzardIce 110 70
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
22Solar BeamGrass 120 100
23Smack DownRock 50 100
24ThunderboltElectric 90 100
25ThunderElectric 110 70
26EarthquakeGround 100 100
27ReturnNormal 100
30Shadow BallGhost 80 100
31Brick BreakFighting 75 100
32Double TeamNormal
35FlamethrowerFire 90 100
38Fire BlastFire 110 85
39Rock TombRock 60 95
40Aerial AceFlying 60
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
47Low SweepFighting 65 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
52Focus BlastFighting 120 70
56FlingDark 100
60QuashDark 100
65Shadow ClawGhost 70 100
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
78BulldozeGround 60 100
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Slaking can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Dynamic PunchFighting 100 50 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega KickNormal 120 75 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega PunchNormal 80 85 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Seismic TossFighting 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Fury CutterBug 40 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Sucker PunchDark 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Hone ClawsDark Generation 6 — TM
IncinerateFire 60 100 Generation 6 — TM
Power-Up PunchFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
RetaliateNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormal 50 95 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Moves learnt by level up

Slaking learns the following moves in Pokémon Sun & Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1EncoreNormal 100
1FlingDark 100
1Hammer ArmFighting 100 90
1PunishmentDark 100
1ScratchNormal 40 100
1Slack OffNormal
1SwaggerNormal 85
1YawnNormal
6EncoreNormal 100
9Slack OffNormal
14Feint AttackDark 60
17AmnesiaPsychic
23CovetNormal 60 100
27Chip AwayNormal 70 100
33CounterFighting 100
39FlailNormal 100
47FlingDark 100
53PunishmentDark 100
61Hammer ArmFighting 100 90

Moves learnt on evolution

Slaking learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Sun & Moon (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
SwaggerNormal 85

Egg moves

Slaking learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sun & Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Slaking egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
After YouNormal
Body SlamNormal 85 100
Crush ClawNormal 75 95
CurseGhost
Hammer ArmFighting 100 90
Night SlashDark 70 100
PursuitDark 40 100
SlashNormal 70 100
Sleep TalkNormal
SnoreNormal 50 100
TickleNormal 100

Pre-evolution moves

These moves can only be learned in Pokémon Sun & Moon by a previous evolution of Slaking. Check the respective Pokédex for the exact details.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
EndureNormal Level up
Focus EnergyNormal Level up
Focus PunchFighting 150 100 Level up
Fury SwipesNormal 18 80 Level up
Play RoughFairy 90 90 Level up
ReversalFighting 100 Level up
SlashNormal 70 100 Level up
UproarNormal 90 100 Level up

Moves learnt by TM

Slaking is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sun & Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Work UpNormal
5RoarNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
8Bulk UpFighting
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
12TauntDark 100
13Ice BeamIce 90 100
14BlizzardIce 110 70
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
22Solar BeamGrass 120 100
23Smack DownRock 50 100
24ThunderboltElectric 90 100
25ThunderElectric 110 70
26EarthquakeGround 100 100
27ReturnNormal 100
30Shadow BallGhost 80 100
31Brick BreakFighting 75 100
32Double TeamNormal
35FlamethrowerFire 90 100
38Fire BlastFire 110 85
39Rock TombRock 60 95
40Aerial AceFlying 60
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
47Low SweepFighting 65 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
52Focus BlastFighting 120 70
56FlingDark 100
60QuashDark 100
65Shadow ClawGhost 70 100
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
78BulldozeGround 60 100
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Slaking can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Sun & Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Dynamic PunchFighting 100 50 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega KickNormal 120 75 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega PunchNormal 80 85 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Seismic TossFighting 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Fury CutterBug 40 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Sucker PunchDark 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Hone ClawsDark Generation 6 — TM
IncinerateFire 60 100 Generation 6 — TM
Power-Up PunchFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
RetaliateNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormal 50 95 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Slaking sprites

Type Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
Normal Slaking  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Slaking  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Slaking  sprite from Black & White Slaking  sprite from X & Y
Shiny Slaking Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Slaking Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Slaking Shiny sprite from Black & White Slaking Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Slaking

Ruby
Sapphire
Evolve Slakoth/Vigoroth
FireRed
LeafGreen
Trade/migrate from another game
Emerald Evolve Slakoth/Vigoroth
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Evolve Slakoth/Vigoroth
Black Trade/migrate from another game
White Evolve Slakoth/Vigoroth
Black 2
White 2
Pinwheel Forest
X
Y
Trade/migrate from another game
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Slakoth/Vigoroth
Sun
Moon
Evolve Slakoth/Vigoroth
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Trade/migrate from another game

Other languages

English Slaking
Japanese ケッキング (Kekking)
German Letarking
French Monaflèmit

Name origin

slack
slow or lazy; full name sounds like ‘slacking’
king
royalty