Slowking

Slowking is a Water/Psychic type Pokémon introduced in Generation 2. It is known as the Royal Pokémon.

Slowking has a Galarian form available in the Sword & Shield Expansion Pass.

Pokédex data

National № 199
Type Water Psychic
Species Royal Pokémon
Height 2.0 m (6′07″)
Weight 79.5 kg (175.3 lbs)
Abilities 1. Oblivious
2. Own Tempo
Regenerator (hidden ability)
Local № 082 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
082 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
135 (X/Y — Coastal Kalos)
039 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
046 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)
003 (The Isle of Armor)

Training

EV yield 2 Special Defense
Catch rate 70 (9.1% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (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 80
148 284
Sp. Atk 100
184 328
Sp. Def 110
202 350
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 Slowking.

Pokédex data

National № 199
Type Poison Psychic
Species Hexpert Pokémon
Height 1.8 m (5′11″)
Weight 79.5 kg (175.3 lbs)
Abilities 1. Curious Medicine
2. Own Tempo
Regenerator (hidden ability)
Local № 082 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
082 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
135 (X/Y — Coastal Kalos)
039 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
046 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)
003 (The Isle of Armor)

Training

EV yield 2 Special Defense
Catch rate 70 (9.1% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (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 65
121 251
Defense 80
148 284
Sp. Atk 110
202 350
Sp. Def 110
202 350
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 Slowking.

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

Slowking changes

Pokédex entries

Slowking

Gold It has incredible intellect and intuition. Whatever the situation, it remains calm and collected.
Silver When its head was bitten, toxins entered SLOWPOKE’s head and unlocked an extraordinary power.
Crystal Every time it yawns, SHELLDER injects more poison into it. The poison makes it more intelligent.
Ruby
Sapphire
SLOWKING undertakes research every day in an effort to solve the mysteries of the world. However, this POKéMON apparently forgets everything it has learned if the SHELLDER on its head comes off.
FireRed When its head was bitten, toxins entered SLOWPOKE’s head and unlocked an extraordinary power.
LeafGreen It has incredible intellect and intuition. Whatever the situation, it remains calm and collected.
Emerald It undertakes research every day to solve the mysteries of the world. However, it apparently forgets everything if the SHELLDER on its head comes off.
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Being bitten by SHELLDER gave it intelligence comparable to that of award-winning scientists.
HeartGold It has incredible intellect and intuition. Whatever the situation, it remains calm and collected.
SoulSilver When its head was bitten, toxins entered SLOWPOKE’s head and unlocked an extraordinary power.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Being bitten by Shellder gave it intelligence comparable to that of award-winning scientists.
X It has incredible intellect and intuition. Whatever the situation, it remains calm and collected.
Y When its head was bitten, toxins entered Slowpoke’s head and unlocked an extraordinary power.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Slowking undertakes research every day in an effort to solve the mysteries of the world. However, this Pokémon apparently forgets everything it has learned if the Shellder on its head comes off.
Sun A poisonous bite reacted with its system, blessing it with the enhanced intellect of a genius. It has full control of its psychic powers.
Moon This Pokémon is so famed for its intellect that a proverb still persists in some regions: “When in doubt, ask Slowking.”
Ultra Sun It’s constantly coming up with new ideas that would change the world, but as soon as it hits upon a new idea, it forgets it.
Ultra Moon It’s called “the sage of the sea.” It engages in battles of wits with Oranguru, but the result is usually a draw.
Sword Miraculously, this former Slowpoke’s latent intelligence was drawn out when Shellder poison raced through its brain.
Shield Slowking can solve any problem presented to it, but no one can understand a thing Slowking says.

Galarian Slowking

Sword A combination of toxins and the shock of evolving has increased Shellder’s intelligence to the point that Shellder now controls Slowking.
Shield While chanting strange spells, this Pokémon combines its internal toxins with what it’s eaten, creating strange potions.

Moves learned by Slowking

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1CurseGhostStatus
1GrowlNormalStatus 100
1Nasty PlotDarkStatus
1Power GemRockSpecial 80 100
1SwaggerNormalStatus 85
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
1Water GunWaterSpecial 40 100
9YawnNormalStatus
12ConfusionPsychicSpecial 50 100
15DisableNormalStatus 100
18Water PulseWaterSpecial 60 100
21HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100
24Zen HeadbuttPsychicPhysical 80 90
27AmnesiaPsychicStatus
30SurfWaterSpecial 90 100
33Slack OffNormalStatus
36PsychicPsychicSpecial 90 100
39Psych UpNormalStatus
42Rain DanceWaterStatus
45Heal PulsePsychicStatus
Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AcidPoisonSpecial 40 100
1CurseGhostStatus
1Eerie SpellPsychicSpecial 80 100
1GrowlNormalStatus 100
1Nasty PlotDarkStatus
1Power GemRockSpecial 80 100
1SwaggerNormalStatus 85
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
9YawnNormalStatus
12ConfusionPsychicSpecial 50 100
15DisableNormalStatus 100
18Water PulseWaterSpecial 60 100
21HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100
24Zen HeadbuttPsychicPhysical 80 90
27AmnesiaPsychicStatus
30SurfWaterSpecial 90 100
33Slack OffNormalStatus
36PsychicPsychicSpecial 90 100
39Psych UpNormalStatus
42Rain DanceWaterStatus
45Heal PulsePsychicStatus

Moves learnt on evolution

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Eerie SpellPsychicSpecial 80 100

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
BelchPoisonSpecial 120 90
Belly DrumNormalStatus
BlockNormalStatus
StompNormalPhysical 65 100

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Expanding ForcePsychicSpecial 80 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

Moves learnt by TR

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

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1CurseGhostStatus
1Heal PulsePsychicStatus
1Hidden PowerNormalSpecial 60 100
1Power GemRockSpecial 80 100
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
1YawnNormalStatus
5GrowlNormalStatus 100
9Water GunWaterSpecial 40 100
14ConfusionPsychicSpecial 50 100
19DisableNormalStatus 100
23HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100
28Water PulseWaterSpecial 60 100
32Zen HeadbuttPsychicPhysical 80 90
36Nasty PlotDarkStatus
41SwaggerNormalStatus 85
45PsychicPsychicSpecial 90 100
49Trump CardNormalSpecial
54Psych UpNormalStatus
58Heal PulsePsychicStatus

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
BelchPoisonSpecial 120 90
Belly DrumNormalStatus
BlockNormalStatus
Future SightPsychicSpecial 120 100
Me FirstNormalStatus
Mud SportGroundStatus
Sleep TalkNormalStatus
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
StompNormalPhysical 65 100
Wonder RoomPsychicStatus
Zen HeadbuttPsychicPhysical 80 90

Move Tutor moves

Slowking 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 Slowking. Check the respective Pokédex for the exact details.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
AmnesiaPsychicStatus Level up
Rain DanceWaterStatus Level up
Slack OffNormalStatus Level up

Moves learnt by TM

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

Transfer-only moves

Slowking 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
NightmareGhostStatus 100 Generation 2 — TM
Zap CannonElectricSpecial 120 50 Generation 2 — TM
Body SlamNormalPhysical 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
CounterFightingPhysical 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Dynamic PunchFightingPhysical 100 50 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega KickNormalPhysical 120 75 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega PunchNormalPhysical 80 85 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
Seismic TossFightingPhysical 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
AvalancheIcePhysical 60 100 Generation 4 — TM
BrineWaterSpecial 65 100 Generation 4 — TM
CaptivateNormalStatus 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormalStatus Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormalPhysical 100 Generation 4 — TM
WhirlpoolWaterSpecial 35 85 Generation 4 — HM
Fury CutterBugPhysical 40 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormalSpecial 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGroundPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
FlashNormalStatus 100 Generation 6 — TM
IncinerateFireSpecial 60 100 Generation 6 — TM
Power-Up PunchFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
DiveWaterPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormalPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Slowking sprites

Type Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Slowking  sprite from Silver Slowking  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Slowking  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Slowking  sprite from Black & White Slowking  sprite from X & Y Slowking  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Slowking  sprite from Sword & Shield
Shiny Slowking Shiny sprite from Silver Slowking Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Slowking Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Slowking Shiny sprite from Black & White Slowking Shiny sprite from X & Y Slowking Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

Where to find Slowking

Gold
Silver
Crystal
Evolve Slowpoke
Ruby
Sapphire
FireRed
Trade/migrate from another game
LeafGreen Evolve Slowpoke
Emerald Trade/migrate from another game
Diamond Trade/migrate from another game
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Evolve Slowpoke
Black
White
Abundant Shrine
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Slowpoke
Sun
Moon
Evolve Slowpoke
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Kala'e Bay
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Evolve Slowpoke/Galarian Slowpoke

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Slowking
Japanese ヤドキング (Yadoking)
German Laschoking
French Roigada

Name origin

slow
not fast
king
royalty