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Slowbro (ヤドラン, Yadoran) is a Water/Psychic-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I. In Generation VIII, exclusive to the Isle of Armor, Slowbro has a Galarian Form that is a Poison/Psychic type.

Biology

Physiology

Shellder

Kantonian Slowbro

Slowbro is a bipedal, pink Pokémon with a tan, striped belly and a tan muzzle. It has large, vacant eyes, curled ears, and two pointed teeth protruding from its upper jaw. On its hands, it has three clawed fingers, and two clawed toes on its feet. There is a Shellder attached to its tail. This Shellder has a gray, spiraled shell with darker gray spots. There are several spikes across the surface of the Shellder, and it holds onto Slowbro with many sharp teeth. 

Mega Slowbro

When Slowbro Mega Evolves into Mega Slowbro, it becomes engulfed by the Shellder to the point where only its head, arms and tail are visible. The spiral Shellder now has an opening at its tip, allowing the tail of Slowbro to stick out, which it balances on due to its legs being engulfed. The spikes on the Shellder are now reduced to four on the bottom section of its body, with the dark spots only visible on its middle section.

Galarian Slowbro

The Galarian form of Slowbro has purple markings on its upper head and ears, tail, and arms. The "Shellder" that attaches to Kantonian Slowbro's tail is on Slowbro's left arm instead, being more similar to an arm cannon. The spikes on Shellder are larger and more conical.

Behavior

Kanto

Kantonian Slowbro is typically rather lazy and unintelligent, but when the Shellder bites down on its tail (causing more venom to head to the brain), it becomes inspired for some reason. It is very peaceful and avoids confrontation most of the time.Slowbro are no longer able to fish with their tails and must, to their disdain, swim to catch food.

Galar

Galarian Slowbro is more aggressive as the Shellder biting down on its arm causes it to Attack everything indiscriminately, While normally zoned out, it gets rather serious due to a stimulus jolt.The two organisms have some autonomy in controlling how Galarian Slowbro acts. By squeezing their Shellder's tongues, these Pokémon can cause them to shoot out a toxin liquid from the tips of their shells. However, the Shellder can also bite down when they sense danger, triggering their hosts to swing around the arms wildly while shooting toxins to both smash and poison indiscriminately. Because of this, these Pokémon can be quite dangerous to be around. By injecting venom into their bloodstreams (either by the parasite's or the host's volition), Galarian Slowbro can drastically sharpen their senses thanks to the venom's reaction with galaricin. This makes them incredibly quick on the draw, shooting enemies with great accuracy before they even prepare to attack.

Natural abilities

Kantonian Slowbro is implied to be able to use powerful psychic attacks it only uses when forced to. It is also somehow insensitive to pain due to Shellder biting on it, tying into its oblivious and own tempo abilities (which ignores infatuation and confusion). It hidden ability, regenerator, heals its slightly when withdrawn from battle.

Mega Slowbro's Shellder has become armor that is unscratchable, reflected in its Shell armor ability (which prevents critical hits on it), while it can move by jumping on its tail like a spring. The Slowpoke involved is virtually unchanged, aside from becoming stronger and more motivated.

Galarian Slowbro are surprisingly fast, reflected in their signature Quick Draw ability (which gives it chance to strike first). Their primary Attack method is shooting poison from its Shellder by pulling in the tongue of the latter.

Evolution

Slowbro evolves from Slowpoke starting at level 37. Since Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, it can Mega Evolve into Mega Slowbro using its Mega Stone, Slowbronite.

Galarian Slowpoke evolves into Galarian Slowbro using a Galarica Cuff.

In the anime, Slowpoke evolves into Slowbro when a Shellder bites its tail. Slowking is an alternate evolution that happens when a Shellder clamps its head while wearing a King's Rock.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Red and Blue Route 23, Cerulean Cave via Super Rod, Seafoam Islands Uncommon
Yellow Route 12 and 13 (Surf), Seafoam Islands Rare
Gold and Silver Slowpoke Well Rare
Crystal Slowpoke Well Rare
Ruby and Sapphire Trade None
FireRed and LeafGreen Cape Brink, Berry Forest, Seafoam Islands, Cerulean Cave (LeafGreen only) Rare
Emerald Trade None
Diamond and Pearl Evolve Slowpoke (Pearl only) None
Platinum Evolve Slowpoke None
HeartGold and SoulSilver Slowpoke Well, Safari Zone, Seafoam Islands Rare
Black and White Abundant Shrine (Surf) Rare
X and Y Evolve Slowpoke None
Sword and Shield Trade None
SWSH
The Isle of Armor
Kantonian Form: Evolve Kantonian Slowpoke
Galarian Form: Evolve Galarian Slowpoke
None
SWSH
The Crown Tundra
Kantonian Form: Dynamax Adventures None

Pokédex entries

  • Red and Blue

    The Shellder that latches onto Slowpoke's tail is said to feed on the host's leftover 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

    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.

  • 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

    Though usually dim witted, it seems to become inspired if the Shellder on its tail bites down.

  • Pearl

    Though usually dim witted, it seems to become inspired if the Shellder on its tail bites down.

  • 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

    Though usually dim witted, it seems to become inspired if the Shellder on its tail bites down.

  • White

    Though usually dim witted, it seems to become inspired if the Shellder on its tail bites down.

  • Black 2

    Though usually dim witted, it seems to become inspired if the Shellder on its tail bites down.

  • 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

    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.

  • 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.
    Mega Evolution: All the energy from Mega Evolution poured into the Shellder on its tail, leaving Slowpoke to be swallowed whole.

  • Moon

    Whenever Shellder bites down hard on its tail, it gives Slowbro a flash of inspiration...which it forgets a moment later.
    Mega Evolution: When bathed in the energy of Mega Evolution, Shellder converts into impregnable armor. There is virtually no change in Slowpoke.

  • Ultra Sun

    Spacing out is basically all it does. It turns back into Slowpoke if its tail, along with Shellder, breaks off.
    Mega Evolution: Tremendous energy strengthened the power of the Shellder on its tail, but it doesn’t really affect Slowpoke.

  • 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 Evolution: Having been swallowed whole by Shellder, Slowbro now has an iron defense. It’s pretty comfortable in there, too.

  • Let's Go, Pikachu!

    Lives lazily by the sea. If the Shellder on its tail comes off, it becomes a Slowpoke again.
    Mega Evolution: Under the influence of Shellder's digestive fluids, Slowpoke has awakened, gaining a great deal of power–and a little motivation to boot.

  • Let's Go, Eevee!

    Lives lazily by the sea. If the Shellder on its tail comes off, it becomes a Slowpoke again.
    Mega Evolution: Under the influence of Shellder's digestive fluids, Slowpoke has awakened, gaining a great deal of power–and a little motivation to boot.

  • Sword

    Kantonian Form: 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.
    Galarian Form: A Shellder bite set off a chemical reaction with the spices inside Slowbro's body, causing Slowbro to become a Poison-type Pokémon.

  • Shield

    Kantonian Form: 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.
    Galarian Form: If this Pokémon squeezes the tongue of the Shellder biting it, the Shellder will launch a toxic liquid from the tip of its shell.


Stats

Kantonian form

Slowbro's Stats
HP
95
Attack
75
Defense
110
Sp. Atk
1
Sp. Def
1
Speed
30
Total
312

Galarian form

Slowbro's Stats
HP
95
Attack
100
Defense
95
Sp. Atk
1
Sp. Def
1
Speed
30
Total
322

Mega Slowbro

Slowbro's Stats
HP
95
Attack
75
Defense
180
Sp. Atk
1
Sp. Def
1
Speed
30
Total
382

Learnset

Leveling

Kantonian Form

LevelingGeneration VIII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Tackle 40 100% 35 Normal Physical
1 Curse —% 10 Ghost Status
1 Growl 100% 40 Normal Status
1 Water Gun 40 100% 25 Water Special
9 Yawn —% 10 Normal Status
12 Confusion 50 100% 25 Psychic Special
15 Disable 100% 20 Normal Status
18 Water Pulse 60 100% 20 Water Special
21 Headbutt 70 100% 15 Normal Physical
24 Zen Headbutt 80 90% 15 Psychic Physical
27 Amnesia —% 20 Psychic Status
30 Surf 90 100% 15 Water Special
33 Slack Off —% 10 Normal Status
36 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special
41 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status
46 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
51 Heal Pulse —% 10 Psychic Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Withdraw —% 40 Water Status
1 Heal Pulse —% 10 Psychic Status
1 Curse —% 10 Ghost Status
1 Yawn —% 10 Normal Status
1 Tackle 40 100% 35 Normal Physical
1 Growl 100% 40 Normal Status
5 Growl 100% 40 Normal Status
9 Water Gun 40 100% 25 Water Special
14 Confusion 50 100% 25 Psychic Special
19 Disable 100% 20 Normal Status
23 Headbutt 70 100% 15 Normal Physical
28 Water Pulse 60 100% 20 Water Special
32 Zen Headbutt 80 90% 15 Psychic Physical
36 Slack Off —% 10 Normal Status
43 Amnesia —% 20 Psychic Status
49 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special
55 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
62 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status
68 Heal Pulse —% 10 Psychic Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Curse –% 10 Ghost Status Tough 3 0 ♥
Yawn 100% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
Tackle 50 100% 35 Normal Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
5 Growl 100% 40 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
9 Water Gun 40 100% 25 Water Special Cute 4 0 ♥
14 Confusion 50 100% 20 Normal Status Smart 4 0 ♥
19 Disable 100% 20 Normal Status Smart 2 0 ♥
23 Headbutt 70 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
28 Water Pulse 60 100% 20 Water Special Beauty 3 0 ♥
32 Zen Headbutt 80 90% 15 Psychic Physical Smart 4 0 ♥
36 Slack Off –% 10 Normal Status Cute 4 0 ♥
37 Withdraw –% 10 Water Status Cute 2 0 ♥
43 Amnesia –% 40 Psychic Status Cute 1 0 ♥
49 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special Smart 4 0 ♥
55 Rain Dance –% 10 Water Status Beauty 1 0 ♥
62 Psych Up 100% 40 Normal Status Smart 2 0 ♥
68 Heal Pulse –% 40 Psychic Status Beauty 2 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration V
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Curse –% 10 Ghost Status
Yawn 100% 10 Normal Status
Tackle 50 100% 35 Normal Physical
5 Growl 100% 40 Normal Status
9 Water Gun 40 100% 25 Water Special
14 Confusion 50 100% 20 Normal Status
19 Disable 100% 20 Normal Status
23 Headbutt 70 100% 15 Normal Physical
28 Water Pulse 60 100% 20 Water Special
32 Zen Headbutt 80 90% 15 Psychic Physical
36 Slack Off –% 10 Normal Status
37 Withdraw –% 10 Water Status
43 Amnesia –% 40 Psychic Status
49 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special
55 Rain Dance –% 10 Water Status
62 Psych Up 100% 40 Normal Status
68 Heal Pulse –% 40 Psychic Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration IV
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
Curse –% 10 ??? Status Tough 0
Yawn 100% 10 Normal Status Cute 2
Tackle 35 100% 35 Normal Physical Tough 3
6 Growl 100% 40 Normal Status Cute 2
11 Water Gun 40 100% 25 Water Special Cute 3
15 Confusion 50 100% 20 Normal Status Smart 3
20 Disable 100% 20 Normal Status Smart 2
25 Headbutt 70 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 3
29 Water Pulse 60 100% 20 Water Special Beauty 2
34 Zen Headbutt 80 90% 15 Psychic Physical Beauty 2
37 Withdraw –% 10 Water Status Cute 2
41 Slack Off –% 10 Normal Status Cute 0
47 Amnesia –% 40 Psychic Status Cute 0
54 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special Smart 2
61 Rain Dance –% 10 Water Status Tough 2
67 Psych Up 100% 40 Normal Status Smart 0
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration III
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
Curse –% 10 ??? Tough 3 0 ♥
Yawn 100% 10 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
Tackle 35 100% 35 Normal Tough 4 0 ♥
6 Growl 100% 40 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
15 Water Gun 40 100% 25 Water Cute 4 0 ♥
20 Confusion 50 100% 20 Normal Smart 2 3 ♥
29 Disable 100% 20 Normal Smart 2 0 ♥
34 Headbutt 70 100% 15 Normal Tough 2 3 ♥
37 Withdraw –% 10 Water Cute 1 0 ♥
46 Amnesia –% 40 Psychic Cute 1 0 ♥
54 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Smart 1 3 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration II
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type
Tackle 35 100% 35 Normal
Curse –% 10 ???
Confusion 50 100% 20 Normal
Disable 100% 20 Normal
Headbutt 70 100% 15 Normal
Growl 100% 40 Normal
Water Gun 40 100% 25 Water
37 Withdraw –% 10 Water
46 Amnesia –% 40 Psychic
54 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration I
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type
Confusion 50 100% 20 Normal
Disable 100% 20 Normal
Headbutt 70 100% 15 Normal
Growl 100% 40 Normal
Water Gun 40 100% 25 Water
37 Withdraw –% 10 Water
44 Amnesia –% 40 Psychic
55 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Galarian Form
LevelingGeneration VIII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Evo Shell Side Arm 90 100% 10 Poison Special
1 Shell Side Arm 90 100% 10 Poison Special
1 Tackle 40 100% 35 Normal Physical
1 Curse —% 10 Ghost Status
1 Growl 100% 40 Normal Status
1 Acid 40 100% 30 Poison Special
9 Yawn —% 10 Normal Status
12 Confusion 50 100% 25 Psychic Special
15 Disable 100% 20 Normal Status
18 Water Pulse 60 100% 20 Water Special
21 Headbutt 70 100% 15 Normal Physical
24 Zen Headbutt 80 90% 15 Psychic Physical
27 Amnesia —% 20 Psychic Status
30 Surf 90 100% 15 Water Special
33 Slack Off —% 10 Normal Status
36 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special
41 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status
46 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
51 Heal Pulse —% 10 Psychic Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM/HM

Kantonian Form

Generation VIII
Machine Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
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TMs, TRs, and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM/TR Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM03 Psyshock 80 100% 10 Psychic Special
TM04 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM07 Hail —% 10 Ice Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM13 Ice Beam 90 100% 10 Ice Special
TM14 Blizzard 110 70% 5 Ice Special
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM35 Flamethrower 90 100% 15 Fire Special
TM38 Fire Blast 110 85% 5 Fire Special
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special
TM55 Scald 80 100% 15 Water Special
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM73 Thunder Wave 90% 20 Electric Status
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM92 Trick Room —% 5 Psychic Status
TM94 Surf 90 100% 15 Water Special
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs, TRs, and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM/TR Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM03 Psyshock 80 100% 10 Psychic Special Beautiful 1 4 ♥
TM04 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status Clever 1 0 ♥
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Clever 3 0 ♥
TM07 Hail —% 10 Ice Status Beautiful 2 1 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Clever 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM13 Ice Beam 90 100% 10 Ice Special Beautiful 1 4 ♥
TM14 Blizzard 110 70% 5 Ice Special Beautiful 1 3 ♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Cool 4 4 ♥
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 3 ♥
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical Tough 2 1 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 4 0 ♥
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special Clever 4 0 ♥
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special Clever 4 0 ♥
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 1 0 ♥
TM35 Flamethrower 90 100% 15 Fire Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
TM38 Fire Blast 110 85% 5 Fire Special Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Cool 2 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special Beautiful 3 0 ♥
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special Cool 4 0 ♥
TM55 Scald 80 100% 15 Water Special Tough 2 0 ♥
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical Cute 3 0 ♥
TM59 Incinerate 60 100% 15 Fire Special Tough 3 0 ♥
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Tough 4 4 ♥
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Beautiful 3 0 ♥
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status Cool 1 3 ♥
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status Clever 2 0 ♥
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical Tough 2 2 ♥
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special Clever 2 0 ♥
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special Cute 1 0 ♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM92 Trick Room —% 5 Psychic Status Clever 3 0 ♥
TM94 Rock SmashXY 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
HM03 Surf 90 100% 15 Water Special Beautiful 2 2 ♥
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
HM06 Rock SmashORAS 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
HM07 DiveORAS 80 100% 10 Water Physical Beautiful 2 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs, TRs, and HMs Generation V
TM/HM/TR Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM03 Psyshock 80 100% 10 Psychic Special
TM04 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM07 Hail —% 10 Ice Status
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM13 Ice Beam 95 100% 10 Ice Special
TM14 Blizzard 120 70% 5 Ice Special
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM19 Telekinesis —% 15 Psychic Status
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM35 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Special
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire Special
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special
TM55 Scald 80 100% 15 Water Special
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM59 Incinerate 30 100% 15 Fire Special
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM92 Trick Room —% 5 Psychic Status
TM94 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical
HM03 Surf 95 100% 15 Water Special
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical
HM06 Dive 80 100% 10 Water Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs, TRs, and HMs Generation IV
TM/HM/TR Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
TM01 Focus Punch 150 100% 20 Fighting Physical Tough 1
TM03 Water Pulse 60 100% 20 Water Special Beauty 2
TM04 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status Smart 0
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Smart 2
TM07 Hail —% 10 Ice Status Beauty 2
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Smart 1
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Beauty 2
TM13 Ice Beam 95 100% 10 Ice Special Beauty 2
TM14 Blizzard 120 70% 5 Ice Special Beauty 2
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Cool 2
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status Beauty 2
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Tough 2
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status Beauty 2
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel Physical Cool 2
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical Tough 2
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Smart 1
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special Smart 2
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special Smart 2
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical Cool 3
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 2
TM35 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Special Beauty 2
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire Special Beauty 2
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Smart 2
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Cute 2
TM48 Skill Swap —% 10 Psychic Status Smart 0
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special Cool 2
TM55 Brine 65 100% 10 Water Special Smart 2
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical Tough 1
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Tough 2
TM60 Drain Punch 60 100% 5 Fighting Physical Beauty 1
TM67 Recycle —% 10 Normal Status Smart 0
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Beauty 2
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Beauty 2
TM72 Avalanche 60 100% 10 Ice Physical Cool 2
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status Cool 2
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status Smart 0
TM78 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status Beauty 2
TM82 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 3
TM83 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Cool 2
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special Smart 1
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special Smart 2
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 2
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Smart 1
TM92 Trick Room —% 5 Psychic Status Cute 2
HM03 Surf 95 100% 15 Water Special Beauty 2
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 3
HM05HGSS Whirlpool 15 70% 15 Water Special Beauty 0
HM06 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 2
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs, TRs, and HMs Generation III
TM/HM/TR Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM01 Focus Punch 150 100% 20 Fighting Tough 3 0 ♥
TM03 Water Pulse 60 100% 20 Water Beauty 2 0 ♥
TM04 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Smart 2 0 ♥
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Smart 3 0 ♥
TM07 Hail —% 10 Ice Beauty 1 3 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Smart 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Beauty 1 0 ♥
TM13 Ice Beam 95 100% 10 Ice Beauty 2 1 ♥
TM14 Blizzard 120 70% 5 Ice Beauty 4 0 ♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Cool 4 4 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Tough 1 0 ♥
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Beauty 1 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel Cool 1 4 ♥
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Tough 1 3 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM28 Dig 60 100% 10 Ground Smart 1 0 ♥
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Smart 1 3 ♥
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Smart 3 0 ♥
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Cool 1 4 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Cool 2 0 ♥
TM35 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Beauty 4 0 ♥
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire Beauty 4 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Smart 1 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Cute 2 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
TM48 Skill Swap —% 10 Psychic Smart 1 0 ♥
HM03 Surf 95 100% 15 Water Beauty 3 0 ♥
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Tough 2 1 ♥
HM05 Flash 70% 20 Normal Beauty 3 0 ♥
HM06 Rock Smash 20 100% 15 Fighting Tough 1 0 ♥
HM08 Dive 60 100% 10 Water Beauty 2 0 ♥
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TMs, TRs, and HMs Generation II
TM/HM/TR Move Power Accuracy PP Type
TM01 DynamicPunch 100 50% 5 Fighting
TM02 Headbutt 70 100% 15 Normal
TM03 Curse —% 10 ???
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison
TM07 Zap Cannon 100 50% 5 Electric
TM08 Rock Smash 20 100% 15 Fighting
TM09 Psych Up —% 10 Normal
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire
TM13 Snore 40 100% 15 Normal
TM14 Blizzard 120 70% 5 Ice
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal
TM16 Icy Wind 55 95% 15 Ice
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water
TM20 Endure —% 10 Normal
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal
TM28 Dig 60 100% 10 Ground
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost
TM31 Mud-Slap 20 100% 10 Ground
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal
TM33 Ice Punch 75 100% 15 Ice
TM34 Swagger 90% 15 Normal
TM35 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire
TM39 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal
TM42 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal
TM49 Fury Cutter 10 95% 20 Bug
TM50 Nightmare 100% 15 Ghost
HM03 Surf 95 100% 15 Water
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal
HM05 Flash 70% 20 Normal
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TMs, TRs, and HMs Generation I
TM/HM/TR Move Power Accuracy PP Type
TM01 Mega Punch 80 85% 20 Normal
TM05 Mega Kick 120 75% 5 Normal
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison
TM08 Body Slam 85 100% 15 Normal
TM09 Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal
TM10 Double-Edge 100 100% 15 Normal
TM11 BubbleBeam 65 100% 20 Water
TM12 Water Gun 40 100% 25 Water
TM13 Ice Beam 95 100% 10 Ice
TM14 Blizzard 120 90% 5 Ice
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal
TM16 Pay Day 40 100% 20 Normal
TM17 Submission 80 80% 25 Fighting
TM18 Counter 100% 20 Fighting
TM19 Seismic Toss 100% 20 Fighting
TM20 Rage 20 100% 20 Normal
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground
TM27 Fissure 30% 5 Ground
TM28 Dig 100 100% 10 Ground
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic
TM30 Teleport —% 20 Psychic
TM31 Mimic —% 10 Normal
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic
TM34 Bide —% 10 Normal
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire
TM39 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal
TM40 Skull Bash 100 100% 15 Normal
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic
TM45 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric
TM46 Psywave 80% 15 Psychic
TM49 Tri Attack 80 100% 10 Normal
TM50 Substitute —% 10 Normal
HM03 Surf 95 100% 15 Water
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal
HM05 Flash 70% 20 Normal
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Galarian Form
Generation VIII
Machine Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
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TR

Kantonian Form
Generation VIII
Machine Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
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Galarian Form
Generation VIII
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Breeding

Kantonian Form
To see the Egg Moves that Slowbro can learn, refer to Slowpoke.


Galarian Form
To see the Egg Moves that Slowbro can learn, refer to Slowpoke.


Tutoring

Kantonian Form

Generation VIII
Games Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
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Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
After You USUM —% 15 Normal Status
Aqua Tail USUM 90 90% 10 Water Physical
Block USUM —% 5 Normal Status
Drain Punch USUM 75 100% 10 Fighting Physical
Focus Punch USUM 150 100% 20 Fighting Physical
Foul Play USUM 95 100% 15 Dark Physical
Ice Punch USUM 75 100% 15 Ice Physical
Icy Wind USUM 55 95% 15 Ice Special
Iron Defense USUM —% 15 Steel Status
Iron Tail USUM 100 75% 15 Steel Physical
Magic Coat USUM —% 15 Psychic Status
Recycle USUM —% 10 Normal Status
Signal Beam USUM 75 100% 15 Bug Special
Skill Swap USUM —% 10 Psychic Status
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Telekinesis USUM —% 15 Psychic Status
Trick USUM 100% 10 Psychic Status
Water Pulse USUM 60 100% 20 Water Special
Wonder Room USUM —% 10 Psychic Status
Zen Headbutt USUM 80 90% 15 Psychic Physical
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Tutoring Generation VI
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
After You ORAS —% 15 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
Aqua Tail ORAS 90 90% 10 Water Physical Beautiful 4 0 ♥
Block ORAS —% 5 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
Drain Punch ORAS 75 100% 10 Fighting Physical Tough 1 0 ♥
Focus Punch ORAS 150 100% 20 Fighting Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
Foul Play ORAS 95 100% 15 Dark Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
Ice Punch ORAS 75 100% 15 Ice Physical Beautiful 4 0 ♥
Icy Wind ORAS 55 95% 15 Ice Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
Iron Defense ORAS —% 15 Steel Status Tough 1 0 ♥
Iron Tail ORAS 100 75% 15 Steel Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
Magic Coat ORAS —% 15 Psychic Status Beautiful 2 0 ♥
Recycle ORAS —% 10 Normal Status Clever 1 0 ♥
Signal Beam ORAS 75 100% 15 Bug Special Beautiful 3 0 ♥
Skill Swap ORAS —% 10 Psychic Status Clever 1 0 ♥
Snore ORAS 50 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 4 0 ♥
Trick ORAS 100% 10 Psychic Status Clever 2 1 ♥
Water Pulse ORAS 60 100% 20 Water Special Beautiful 3 0 ♥
Wonder Room ORAS —% 10 Psychic Status Clever 3 0 ♥
Zen Headbutt ORAS 80 90% 15 Psychic Physical Clever 4 0 ♥
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Tutoring Generation V
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
After You  —% 15 Normal Status
Aqua Tail  90 90% 10 Water Physical
Block  —% 5 Normal Status
Drain Punch  75 100% 10 Fighting Physical
Foul Play  95 100% 15 Dark Physical
Ice Punch  75 100% 15 Ice Physical
Icy Wind  55 95% 15 Ice Special
Iron Defense  —% 15 Steel Status
Iron Tail  100 75% 15 Steel Physical
Magic Coat  —% 15 Psychic Status
Recycle  —% 10 Normal Status
Signal Beam  75 100% 15 Bug Special
Skill Swap  —% 10 Psychic Status
Sleep Talk  —% 10 Normal Status
Snore  40 100% 15 Normal Special
Trick  100% 10 Psychic Status
Wonder Room  —% 10 Psychic Status
Zen Headbutt  80 90% 15 Psychic Physical
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Tutoring Generation IV
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
Aqua Tail  90 90% 10 Water Physical Cute 3
Block HGSS —% 5 Normal Status Cute 2
Dive  80 100% 10 Water Physical Beauty 1
Fury Cutter  10 95% 20 Bug Physical Cool 2
Headbutt HGSS 70 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 3
Ice Punch  75 100% 15 Ice Physical Beauty 2
Icy Wind  55 95% 15 Ice Special Beauty 2
Iron Defense  —% 15 Steel Status Tough 2
Magic Coat HGSS —% 15 Psychic Status Beauty 2
Mud-Slap  20 100% 10 Ground Special Cute 3
Signal Beam  75 100% 15 Bug Special Beauty 2
Snore  40 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 3
Swift  60 —% 20 Normal Special Cool 2
Trick  100% 10 Psychic Status Smart 0
Zen Headbutt  80 90% 15 Psychic Physical Beauty 2
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Tutoring Generation III
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
Body Slam FRLGEXD 85 100% 15 Normal Tough 1 4 ♥
Counter FRLGE 100% 20 Fighting Tough 2 0 ♥
Double-Edge FRLGEXD 120 100% 15 Normal Tough 6 0 ♥
Dream Eater FRLGEXD 100 100% 15 Psychic Smart 2 2 ♥
DynamicPunch E 100 50% 5 Fighting Cool 2 1 ♥
Endure E —% 10 Normal Tough 2 0 ♥
Fury Cutter E 10 95% 20 Bug Cool 3 0 ♥
Ice Punch E 75 100% 15 Ice Beauty 4 0 ♥
Icy Wind EXD 55 95% 15 Ice Beauty 1 3 ♥
Mega Kick FRLGE 120 75% 5 Normal Cool 4 0 ♥
Mega Punch FRLGE 80 85% 20 Normal Tough 4 0 ♥
Mimic FRLGEXD —% 10 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
Mud-Slap E 20 100% 10 Ground Cute 2 1 ♥
Nightmare XD 100% 15 Ghost Smart 1 3 ♥
Psych Up E —% 10 Normal Smart 2 0 ♥
Seismic Toss FRLGEXD 100% 20 Fighting Tough 2 1 ♥
Sleep Talk E —% 10 Normal Cute 3 0 ♥
Snore E 40 100% 15 Normal Cute 4 0 ♥
Substitute FRLGEXD —% 10 Normal Smart 2 0 ♥
Swagger EXD 90% 15 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
Swift E 60 —% 20 Normal Cool 2 0 ♥
Thunder Wave FRLGEXD 100% 20 Electric Cool 2 1 ♥
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Tutoring Generation II
Move Power Accuracy PP Type
Flamethrower C 95 100% 15 Fire
Ice Beam C 95 100% 10 Ice
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Galarian Form
Generation VIII
Games Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
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Sprites

Mega Evolution Sprites

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Front
MSlowbro Back ORAS.gif
Back
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Front (Shiny)
MSlowbro Back Shiny ORAS.gif
Back (Shiny)

Appearances

Anime

Supporting

Minor

Trivia

  • Of Pokémon evolution this one has the least amount of visible changes, perhaps to reflect the laziness suggested in its previous form's name.
    • It is also one of the few Pokémon able to revert to its previous state.
      • Despite it being a commonly known and accepted fact that Shellder triggers its evolution, mentioned in most of its Pokédex entries, Slowbro's evolution from Slowpoke has nothing to do with Shellder in the core series, unlike how the evolution of Mantyke requires a Remoraid.
  • Mega Slowbro is tied with Cloyster for the highest Defense base stat of all Water-type Pokémon.
    • Mega Slowbro has the highest base Defense stat of all Psychic-type Pokémon.
  • Slowbro's Pokédex entries state that if the Shellder is removed, it will revert to its Slowpoke form.
    • This is the only mentioning of a Pokémon possibly devolving anywhere in the Pokémon games, aside from a card in the game versions of the TCG.
    • Galarian Slowbro and Galarian Slowking are the only Pokémon with a Poison/Psychic type combination.
  • The Galarian form of Slowbro's pre-evolution is the only single-type Pokémon that gains a secondary type upon evolution, and that the secondary type becomes the primary type.
  • It is the only Mega-evolving Pokémon with a Galarian form.
  • Although Galarian Slowbro is said to Attack indiscriminately, it can't learn Outrage.

Origin

Slowbro's personality and donning of a shell may reference hermit crabs, as such animals are usually known to lie around with a shell attached to their backsides. Its physical appearance takes some aspects of semi-aquatic mammals such as hippopotamuses and otters. It may also be based on the Japanese tale of the sazae-oni, a sea demon usually identified by its spiny turban shell.

Shellder latching onto Slowpoke's tail after it is dipped in the water may be a reference to leeches and how they often attach themselves to victims laying in water. The behavior of the attached Shellder also reflects leeches, usually refusing to let go due to the flavor of Slowpoke's tail.

Galarian Slowbro mostly takes the same inspirations from its Kantonian counterpart, though its Poison-typing may reference the cone snail, a species of snail that is highly venomous. It may also take inspiration from arm cannons, a fictional weapon often used in media (such as Mega Man and the Mega Buster) as it uses the attached Shellder to shoot out various attacks.

Etymology

Slowbro's name comes from the words slow (or possibly Slowpoke, its pre-evolution) and bro (short for brother, referencing the relationship between it and its Shellder).

Its Japanese name, Yadoran, was inspired by famous Yugoslav singer-songwriter and Konami collaborator Jadranka Stojaković, whose first name transliterated into Japanese is ヤドランカ (Yadoranka).[1]

Gallery

Kantonian Form

Galarian Form

See also

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