Slowpoke

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

Pokédex data

National № 079
Type Water Psychic
Species Dopey Pokémon
Height 3′11″ (1.2 m)
Weight 79.4 lbs (36.0 kg)
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)

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)

Slowpoke changes

Pokédex entries

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.

Moves learned by Slowpoke

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1CurseGhost
1TackleNormal 40 100
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
41AmnesiaPsychic
45PsychicPsychic 90 100
49Rain DanceWater
54Psych UpNormal
58Heal PulsePsychic

Egg moves

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

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
After YouNormal
Aqua TailWater 90 90
BlockNormal
Icy WindIce 55 95
Iron TailSteel 100 75
Magic CoatPsychic
RecycleNormal
Signal BeamBug 75 100
Skill SwapPsychic
SnoreNormal 50 100
TelekinesisPsychic
TrickPsychic 100
Water PulseWater 60 100
Wonder RoomPsychic
Zen HeadbuttPsychic 80 90

Moves learnt by TM

Slowpoke 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
16Light ScreenPsychic
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
20SafeguardNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
26EarthquakeGround 100 100
27ReturnNormal 100
29PsychicPsychic 90 100
30Shadow BallGhost 80 100
32Double TeamNormal
35FlamethrowerFire 90 100
38Fire BlastFire 110 85
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
49Echoed VoiceNormal 40 100
55ScaldWater 80 100
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

Slowpoke 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
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
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
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
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
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
DiveWater 80 100 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

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:

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

Slowpoke sprites

Type Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
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

Other languages

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

Name origin

slow
not fast
slowpoke
nickname for a slow person