Slowbro

Slowbro is a Water/Psychic type Pokémon introduced in Generation 1. It is known as the Hermit Crab Pokémon.

Slowbro has a Mega Evolution, available from Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire onwards.

Pokédex data

National № 080
Type Water Psychic
Species Hermit Crab Pokémon
Height 5′03″ (1.6 m)
Weight 173.1 lbs (78.5 kg)
Abilities 1. Oblivious
2. Own Tempo
Regenerator (hidden ability)
Local № 080 (Red/Blue/Yellow)
081 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
080 (FireRed/LeafGreen)
081 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
134 (X/Y — Coastal Kalos)
038 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
045 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)
080 (Let's Go Pikachu/Let's Go Eevee)

Training

EV yield 2 Defense
Catch rate 75 (9.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 172
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Monster, Water 1
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 steps)

Base stats

HP 95
300 394
Attack 75
139 273
Defense 110
202 350
Sp. Atk 100
184 328
Sp. Def 80
148 284
Speed 30
58 174
Total 490 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 Slowbro.

Pokédex data

National № 080
Type Water Psychic
Species Hermit Crab Pokémon
Height 6′07″ (2.0 m)
Weight 264.6 lbs (120.0 kg)
Abilities 1. Shell Armor
Local № 080 (Red/Blue/Yellow)
081 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
080 (FireRed/LeafGreen)
081 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
134 (X/Y — Coastal Kalos)
038 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
045 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)
080 (Let's Go Pikachu/Let's Go Eevee)

Training

EV yield 2 Defense
Catch rate 75 (9.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 207
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Monster, Water 1
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 steps)

Base stats

HP 95
300 394
Attack 75
139 273
Defense 180
328 504
Sp. Atk 130
238 394
Sp. Def 80
148 284
Speed 30
58 174
Total 590 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 Slowbro.

Evolution chart

(Level 37)
(trade holding Kings Rock)

Slowbro changes

Pokédex entries

Slowbro

Red
Blue
The SHELLDER that is latched onto SLOWPOKE's tail is said to feed on the host's left over scraps.
Yellow Lives lazily by the sea. If the SHELLDER on its tail comes off, it becomes a SLOWPOKE again.
Gold If the tail-biting SHELLDER is thrown off in a harsh battle, it reverts to being an ordinary SLOWPOKE.
Silver Naturally dull to begin with, it lost its ability to feel pain due to SHELLDER's seeping poison.
Crystal An attached SHELLDER won't let go because of the tasty flavor that oozes out of its tail.
Ruby
Sapphire
SLOWBRO’s tail has a SHELLDER firmly attached with a bite. As a result, the tail can’t be used for fishing anymore. This causes SLOWBRO to grudgingly swim and catch prey instead.
FireRed When a SLOWPOKE went hunting in the sea, its tail was bitten by a SHELLDER. That made it evolve into SLOWBRO.
LeafGreen The SHELLDER that latches onto SLOWPOKE’s tail is said to feed on the host’s leftover scraps.
Emerald Its tail has a SHELLDER firmly attached with a bite. As a result, the tail can’t be used for fishing anymore. This forces it to reluctantly swim and catch prey.
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Though usually dim witted, it seems to become inspired if the SHELLDER on its tail bites down.
HeartGold If the tail-biting SHELLDER is thrown off in a harsh battle, it reverts to being an ordinary SLOWPOKE.
SoulSilver Naturally dull to begin with, it lost its ability to feel pain due to SHELLDER’s seeping poison.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Though usually dim witted, it seems to become inspired if the Shellder on its tail bites down.
X An attached Shellder won’t let go because of the tasty flavor that oozes out of its tail.
Y When a Slowpoke went hunting in the sea, its tail was bitten by a Shellder. That made it evolve into Slowbro.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Slowbro’s tail has a Shellder firmly attached with a bite. As a result, the tail can’t be used for fishing anymore. This causes Slowbro to grudgingly swim and catch prey instead.
Sun It spaces out while gazing at the sea. With Shellder’s poison flowing through its body, it becomes even spacier.
Moon Whenever Shellder bites down hard on its tail, it gives Slowbro a flash of inspiration...which it forgets a moment later.
Ultra Sun Spacing out is basically all it does. It turns back into Slowpoke if its tail, along with Shellder, breaks off.
Ultra Moon Shellder, in its greed to suck out more and more sweetness from Slowbro’s tail, has metamorphosed into a spiral-shaped shell.

Mega Slowbro

Sun All the energy from Mega Evolution poured into the Shellder on its tail, leaving Slowpoke to be swallowed whole.
Moon When bathed in the energy of Mega Evolution, Shellder converts into impregnable armor. There is virtually no change in Slowpoke.
Ultra Sun Tremendous energy strengthened the power of the Shellder on its tail, but it doesn’t really affect Slowpoke.
Ultra Moon Having been swallowed whole by Shellder, Slowbro now has an iron defense. It’s pretty comfortable in there, too.

Moves learned by Slowbro

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1CurseGhost
1GrowlNormal 100
1Heal PulsePsychic
1TackleNormal 40 100
1WithdrawWater
1YawnNormal
5GrowlNormal 100
9Water GunWater 40 100
14ConfusionPsychic 50 100
19DisableNormal 100
23HeadbuttNormal 70 100
28Water PulseWater 60 100
32Zen HeadbuttPsychic 80 90
36Slack OffNormal
43AmnesiaPsychic
49PsychicPsychic 90 100
55Rain DanceWater
62Psych UpNormal
68Heal PulsePsychic

Moves learnt on evolution

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
WithdrawWater

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
BelchPoison 120 90
Belly DrumNormal
BlockNormal
Future SightPsychic 120 100
Me FirstNormal
Mud SportGround
Sleep TalkNormal
SnoreNormal 50 100
StompNormal 65 100
Wonder RoomPsychic
Zen HeadbuttPsychic 80 90

Move Tutor moves

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

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
3PsyshockPsychic 80 100
4Calm MindPsychic
6ToxicPoison 90
7HailIce
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
13Ice BeamIce 90 100
14BlizzardIce 110 70
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
16Light ScreenPsychic
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
20SafeguardNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
26EarthquakeGround 100 100
27ReturnNormal 100
29PsychicPsychic 90 100
30Shadow BallGhost 80 100
31Brick BreakFighting 75 100
32Double TeamNormal
35FlamethrowerFire 90 100
38Fire BlastFire 110 85
40Aerial AceFlying 60
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
49Echoed VoiceNormal 40 100
52Focus BlastFighting 120 70
55ScaldWater 80 100
56FlingDark 100
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
73Thunder WaveElectric 90
77Psych UpNormal
78BulldozeGround 60 100
85Dream EaterPsychic 100 100
86Grass KnotGrass 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
92Trick RoomPsychic
94SurfWater 90 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Slowbro 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.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
BideNormal Generation 1 — TM
Bubble BeamWater 65 100 Generation 1 — TM
FissureGround Generation 1 — TM
Pay DayNormal 40 100 Generation 1 — TM
PsywavePsychic 80 Generation 1 — TM
RageNormal 20 100 Generation 1 — TM
ReflectPsychic Generation 1 — TM
Skull BashNormal 130 100 Generation 1 — TM
SubmissionFighting 80 80 Generation 1 — TM
Take DownNormal 90 85 Generation 1 — TM
TeleportPsychic Generation 1 — TM
Tri AttackNormal 80 100 Generation 1 — TM
NightmareGhost 100 Generation 2 — TM
Zap CannonElectric 120 50 Generation 2 — TM
Body SlamNormal 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
CounterFighting 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
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
AvalancheIce 60 100 Generation 4 — TM
BrineWater 65 100 Generation 4 — TM
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
WhirlpoolWater 35 85 Generation 4 — HM
Fury CutterBug 40 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormal 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGround 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
FlashNormal 100 Generation 6 — TM
IncinerateFire 60 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
DiveWater 80 100 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Moves learnt by level up

Slowbro learns the following moves in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1GrowlNormal 100
1StompNormal 65 100
1TackleNormal 40 100
1Water GunWater 40 100
1WithdrawWater
1YawnNormal
6GrowlNormal 100
12Water GunWater 40 100
18ConfusionPsychic 50 100
24DisableNormal 100
30RestPsychic
36SurfWater 90 100
49PsychicPsychic 90 100
62AmnesiaPsychic

Moves learnt on evolution

Slowbro learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
WithdrawWater

Moves learnt by TM

Slowbro is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1HeadbuttNormal 70 100
4TeleportPsychic
5RestPsychic
6Light ScreenPsychic
7ProtectNormal
8SubstituteNormal
9ReflectPsychic
10DigGround 80 100
12FacadeNormal 70 100
13Brick BreakFighting 75 100
15Seismic TossFighting 100
16Thunder WaveElectric 90
19Iron TailSteel 100 75
21Foul PlayDark 95 100
27ToxicPoison 90
28Tri AttackNormal 80 100
29ScaldWater 80 100
33Calm MindPsychic
35Ice PunchIce 75 100
37FlamethrowerFire 90 100
40PsychicPsychic 90 100
41EarthquakeGround 100 100
43Shadow BallGhost 80 100
46Fire BlastFire 110 85
47SurfWater 90 100
48Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
51BlizzardIce 110 70
55Ice BeamIce 90 100
57Pay DayNormal 40 100
59Dream EaterPsychic 100 100

Slowbro sprites

Type Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
Normal Slowbro  sprite from Red & Blue Slowbro  sprite from Silver Slowbro  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Slowbro  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Slowbro  sprite from Black & White Slowbro  sprite from X & Y Slowbro  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon
Shiny Slowbro Shiny sprite from Silver Slowbro Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Slowbro Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Slowbro Shiny sprite from Black & White Slowbro Shiny sprite from X & Y Slowbro Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

Where to find Slowbro

Red
Blue
Route 23, Cerulean Cave, Seafoam Islands
Yellow Route 12, 13, Seafoam Islands
Gold
Silver
Crystal
Slowpoke Well
Ruby
Sapphire
FireRed
Trade/migrate from another game
LeafGreen Berry Forest, Cape Brink, Cerulean Cave, Seafoam Islands
Emerald Trade/migrate from another game
Diamond Trade/migrate from another game
Pearl
Platinum
Evolve Slowpoke
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Seafoam Islands, Slowpoke Well
Black
White
Abundant Shrine
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Slowpoke
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Kala'e Bay
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Seafoam Islands

Other languages

English Slowbro
Japanese ヤドラン (Yadoran)
German Lahmus
French Flagadoss

Name origin

slow
not fast
bro
friend, pal