Slowpoke

Slowpoke is a Water/Psychic type Pokémon introduced in Generation 1. It is known as the Dopey Pokémon.

Slowpoke has a Galarian form available in the latest update to Sword & Shield.

Pokédex data

National № 079
Type Water Psychic
Species Dopey Pokémon
Height 1.2 m (3′11″)
Weight 36.0 kg (79.4 lbs)
Abilities 1. Oblivious
2. Own Tempo
Regenerator (hidden ability)
Local № 079 (Red/Blue/Yellow)
080 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
079 (FireRed/LeafGreen)
080 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
133 (X/Y — Coastal Kalos)
037 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
044 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)
079 (Let's Go Pikachu/Let's Go Eevee)
001 (The Isle of Armor)

Training

EV yield 1 HP
Catch rate 190 (24.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 63
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 90
290 384
Attack 65
121 251
Defense 65
121 251
Sp. Atk 40
76 196
Sp. Def 40
76 196
Speed 15
31 141
Total 315 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 Slowpoke.

Pokédex data

National № 079
Type Psychic
Species Dopey Pokémon
Height 1.2 m (3′11″)
Weight 36.0 kg (79.4 lbs)
Abilities 1. Gluttony
2. Own Tempo
Local № 079 (Red/Blue/Yellow)
080 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
079 (FireRed/LeafGreen)
080 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
133 (X/Y — Coastal Kalos)
037 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
044 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)
079 (Let's Go Pikachu/Let's Go Eevee)
001 (The Isle of Armor)

Training

EV yield 1 HP
Catch rate 190 (24.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 63
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 90
290 384
Attack 65
121 251
Defense 65
121 251
Sp. Atk 40
76 196
Sp. Def 40
76 196
Speed 15
31 141
Total 315 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 Slowpoke.

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

Slowpoke changes

Pokédex entries

Slowpoke

Red
Blue
Incredibly slow and dopey. It takes 5 seconds for it to feel pain when under attack.
Yellow Incredibly slow and sluggish. It is quite content to loll about without worrying about the time.
Gold It lazes vacantly near water. If something bites its tail, it won’t even notice for a whole day.
Silver A sweet sap leaks from its tail’s tip. Although not nutritious, the tail is pleasant to chew on.
Crystal It is always so absent-minded that it won’t react, even if its flavorful tail is bitten.
Ruby
Sapphire
SLOWPOKE uses its tail to catch prey by dipping it in water at the side of a river. However, this POKéMON often forgets what it’s doing and often spends entire days just loafing at water’s edge.
FireRed It is always vacantly lost in thought, but no one knows what it is thinking about. It is good at fishing with its tail.
LeafGreen Incredibly slow and dopey. It takes five seconds for it to feel pain when under attack.
Emerald It catches prey by dipping its tail in water at the side of a river. But it often forgets what it is doing and spends entire days just loafing at water’s edge.
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Although slow, it is skilled at fishing with its tail. It does not feel pain if its tail is bitten.
HeartGold It lazes vacantly near water. If something bites its tail, it won’t even notice for a whole day.
SoulSilver A sweet sap leaks from its tail’s tip. Although not nutritious, the tail is pleasant to chew on.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Although slow, it is skilled at fishing with its tail. It does not feel pain if its tail is bitten.
X It is always vacantly lost in thought, but no one knows what it is thinking about. It is good at fishing with its tail.
Y It lazes vacantly near water. If something bites its tail, it won’t even notice for a whole day.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Slowpoke uses its tail to catch prey by dipping it in water at the side of a river. However, this Pokémon often forgets what it’s doing and often spends entire days just loafing at water’s edge.
Sun Its long tail often breaks off. It doesn’t really feel any pain, though, and the tail grows back, so Slowpoke isn’t particularly bothered.
Moon Alolan home cooking involves drying Slowpoke tails and then simmering them into a salty stew.
Ultra Sun There are some places where Slowpoke is worshiped because of a long-standing belief that whenever Slowpoke yawns, it rains.
Ultra Moon Although their tails, which fall off naturally, can easily be found lying around, they’re a precious ingredient for cooking.
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Incredibly slow and sluggish. It is quite content to loll about without worrying about the time.
Sword Slow-witted and oblivious, this Pokémon won’t feel any pain if its tail gets eaten. It won’t notice when its tail grows back, either.
Shield When this Pokémon’s tail is soaked in water, sweetness seeps from it. Slowpoke uses this trait to lure in and fish up other Pokémon.

Galarian Slowpoke

Sword Although this Pokémon is normally zoned out, its expression abruptly sharpens on occasion. The cause for this seems to lie in Slowpoke’s diet.
Shield Because Galarian Slowpoke eat the seeds of a plant that grows only in Galar, their tails have developed a spicy flavor.

Moves learned by Slowpoke

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1CurseGhost
1TackleNormal 40 100
3GrowlNormal 100
6Water GunWater 40 100
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
Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1CurseGhost
1TackleNormal 40 100
3GrowlNormal 100
6AcidPoison 40 100
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

Egg moves

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

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

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Expanding ForcePsychic 80 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

Moves learnt by TR

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

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1TackleNormal 40 100
1YawnNormal
6GrowlNormal 100
12Water GunWater 40 100
18ConfusionPsychic 50 100
24DisableNormal 100
30RestPsychic
36SurfWater 90 100
42PsychicPsychic 90 100
48AmnesiaPsychic

Moves learnt by TM

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

Slowpoke sprites

Type Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Slowpoke  sprite from Red & Blue Slowpoke  sprite from Silver Slowpoke  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Slowpoke  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Slowpoke  sprite from Black & White Slowpoke  sprite from X & Y Slowpoke  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon
Shiny Slowpoke Shiny sprite from Silver Slowpoke Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Slowpoke Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Slowpoke Shiny sprite from Black & White Slowpoke Shiny sprite from X & Y Slowpoke Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

Where to find Slowpoke

Red
Blue
Route 10, Celadon City, Seafoam Islands, Safari Zone
Yellow Route 12, 13, Seafoam Islands
Gold
Silver
Crystal
Slowpoke Well, Tohjo Falls
Ruby
Sapphire
FireRed
Trade/migrate from another game
LeafGreen Route 4, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, Berry Forest, Bond Bridge, Canyon Entrance, Cape Brink, Celadon City, Cerulean Cave, Cerulean City, Cinnabar Island, Five Island, Five Isle Meadow, Four Island, Fuchsia City, Green Path, Icefall Cave, Kindle Road, Memorial Pillar, One Island, Outcast Island, Pallet Town, Resort Gorgeous, Ruin Valley, Seafoam Islands, Trainer Tower, Treasure Beach, Vermilion City, Viridian City, Water Labyrinth, Water Path, Safari Zone
Emerald Trade/migrate from another game
Diamond Trade/migrate from another game
Pearl
Platinum
Route 205
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Slowpoke Well, Tohjo Falls
Black
White
Abundant Shrine
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Route 12, Azure Bay
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Mirage Spots
Sun
Moon
Route 1, 15, 16, Kala'e Bay
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Route 1, 15, 16, Kala'e Bay, Poké Pelago
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Seafoam Islands
Sword
Shield
Fields of Honor

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Slowpoke
Japanese ヤドン (Yadon)
German Flegmon
French Ramoloss

Name origin

slow
not fast
slowpoke
nickname for a slow person