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, and a Galarian form available in the Sword & Shield Expansion Pass.

Pokédex data

National № 080
Type Water Psychic
Species Hermit Crab Pokémon
Height 1.6 m (5′03″)
Weight 78.5 kg (173.1 lbs)
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)
002 (The Isle of Armor)

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 2.0 m (6′07″)
Weight 120.0 kg (264.6 lbs)
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)
002 (The Isle of Armor)

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.

Pokédex data

National № 080
Type Poison Psychic
Species Hermit Crab Pokémon
Height 1.6 m (5′03″)
Weight 70.5 kg (155.4 lbs)
Abilities 1. Quick Draw
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)
002 (The Isle of Armor)

Training

EV yield 2 Attack
Catch rate 75 (9.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship
Base Exp.
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 100
184 328
Defense 95
175 317
Sp. Atk 100
184 328
Sp. Def 70
130 262
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.

Evolution chart

(Level 37)
(trade holding Kings Rock)
#079
Slowpoke
Galarian Slowpoke
Psychic
(use Galarica Cuff)
#080
Slowbro
Galarian Slowbro
Poison · Psychic
(use Galarica Wreath)
#199
Slowking
Galarian Slowking
Poison · Psychic

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.
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Lives lazily by the sea. If the Shellder on its tail comes off, it becomes a Slowpoke again.
Sword Slowpoke became Slowbro when a Shellder bit on to its tail. Sweet flavors seeping from the tail make the Shellder feel as if its life is a dream.
Shield Being bitten by a Shellder shocked this Pokémon into standing on two legs. If the Shellder lets go, it seems Slowbro will turn back into a Slowpoke.

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.
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Under the influence of Shellder’s digestive fluids, Slowpoke has awakened, gaining a great deal of power—and a little motivation to boot.

Galarian Slowbro

Sword A Shellder bite set off a chemical reaction with the spices inside Slowbro’s body, causing Slowbro to become a Poison-type Pokémon.
Shield If this Pokémon squeezes the tongue of the Shellder biting it, the Shellder will launch a toxic liquid from the tip of its shell.

Moves learned by Slowbro

Moves learnt by level up

Slowbro learns the following moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1CurseGhost
1GrowlNormal 100
1TackleNormal 40 100
1Water GunWater 40 100
1WithdrawWater
9YawnNormal
12ConfusionPsychic 50 100
15DisableNormal 100
18Water PulseWater 60 100
21HeadbuttNormal 70 100
24Zen HeadbuttPsychic 80 90
27AmnesiaPsychic
30SurfWater 90 100
33Slack OffNormal
36PsychicPsychic 90 100
41Psych UpNormal
46Rain DanceWater
51Heal PulsePsychic
Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AcidPoison 40 100
1CurseGhost
1GrowlNormal 100
1Shell Side ArmPoison 90 100
1TackleNormal 40 100
1WithdrawWater
9YawnNormal
12ConfusionPsychic 50 100
15DisableNormal 100
18Water PulseWater 60 100
21HeadbuttNormal 70 100
24Zen HeadbuttPsychic 80 90
27AmnesiaPsychic
30SurfWater 90 100
33Slack OffNormal
36PsychicPsychic 90 100
39Psych UpNormal
42Rain DanceWater
45Heal PulsePsychic

Moves learnt on evolution

Slowbro learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Sword & Shield (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Shell Side ArmPoison 90 100

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
BelchPoison 120 90
Belly DrumNormal
BlockNormal
StompNormal 65 100
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
BelchPoison 120 90
Belly DrumNormal
BlockNormal
StompNormal 65 100

Move Tutor moves

Slowbro can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Sword & Shield from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Expanding ForcePsychic 80 100
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Expanding ForcePsychic 80 100

Moves learnt by TM

Slowbro is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by TR

Slowbro is compatible with these Technical Records in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

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:

Slowbro sprites

Type Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
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
Sword
Shield
Evolve Slowpoke/Galarian Slowpoke

Other languages

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

Name origin

slow
not fast
bro
friend, pal