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Slowbro
080
ヤドラン Yadoran
080Slowbro
Generation I
Evolutionary line
079080199
Type(s)
Type Water  Type Psychic
Species Hermit Crab Pokémon
Abilities Oblivious
Own Tempo
Regenerator (DW)
Pokédex
Slowpoke ← 080 → Magnemite
Kanto 080 Johto 081
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Coastal Kalos 134
Alola 038
Evolves from Slowpoke
Evolves into None
Gender
50% ♂ / 50 % ♀
Weight Height
173.1 lbs. 78.5 kg 5'03" 1.6 m
Pokédex color Egg group
Pink Water 1
Monster
Shape Footprint
Shape06
F080
Cry

Mega Slowbro
080M
メガヤドラン Mega Yadoran
080MSlowbro
Generation I
Evolutionary line
079080M199
Type(s)
Type Water  Type Psychic
Species Hermit Crab Pokémon
Abilities Shell Armor
Pokédex
Slowpoke ← 080M → Magnemite
Kanto 080 Johto 081
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Coastal Kalos 134
Alola 038
Evolves from Slowpoke
Evolves into None
Gender
50% ♂ / 50 % ♀
Weight Height
264.6 lbs. 120.0 kg 6'07" 2.0 m
Pokédex color Egg group
Pink Water 1
Monster
Shape Footprint
Shape04
F080M
Cry

Slowbro (Japanese: ヤドラン Yadoran) is a Water/Psychic-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

Biology

Physiology

Shellbro

Shellder

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. It can move by bouncing, using its tail as a spring. 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. Mega Slowbro's energy has gathered into Shellder, which has increased its hardness. This allows it to act as an armor so hard that nothing can scratch it.

Natural abilities

Slowbro can have the ability Oblivious or the ability Own Tempo. Oblivious prevents Slowbro from getting infatuated. Own Tempo prevents Slowbro from getting confused. Slowpoke can evolve into a Slowbro if a Shellder bites on its tail(the Shellder acts as a counterbalance). It may be possible that if the Shellder was knocked off of Slowbro's tail, it would turn back into a Slowpoke. It has various moves such as Calm Mind, Slack Off, Surf, Ice Beam, Psychic, Flamethrower, and Grass Knot.

While it is capable of unleashing powerful psychic attacks, Slowbro is typically rather peaceful and usually prefers not to fight. Because it can no longer fish using its tail, it instead swims to catch its prey and allows the Shellder to feed on its leftover scraps.

Evolution

Slowbro evolves from Slowpoke starting at level 37. It can evolve into Mega Slowbro using its Mega Stone. Slowbro gets this Mega Evolution in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. In the anime Slowpoke evolves into Slowbro when a Shellder bites its tail and 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/Blue Route 23, Cerulean Cave via Super Rod, Seafoam Islands Uncommon
Yellow Route 12 and 13 (Surf), Seafoam Islands Rare
Gold/Silver Slowpoke Well Rare
Crystal Slowpoke Well Rare
Ruby/Sapphire Trade None
Emerald Trade None
FireRed/LeafGreen Cape Brink, Berry Forest, Seafoam Islands, Cerulean Cave (LeafGreen only) Rare
Diamond/Pearl Evolve Slowpoke (Pearl only) None
Platinum Evolve Slowpoke None
HeartGold/SoulSilver Slowpoke Well, Safari Zone, Seafoam Islands Rare
Black/White Abundant Shrine (Surf) Rare
X/Y Evolve Slowpoke None


Pokédex entries

Pokédex Entries
Red
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.
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.
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.
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.
Moon
Whenever Shellder bites down hard on its tail, it gives Slowbro a flash of inspiration...which it forgets a moment later.


Stats

Base Stats
HP
95
Attack
75
Defense
110
Sp. Atk
100
Sp. Def
80
Speed
30
Total
490

Base Stats
HP
95
Attack
75
Defense
180
Sp. Atk
130
Sp. Def
80
Speed
30
Total
590

Learnset

Leveling

Leveling Generation VI
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
Curse –% 10 Ghost Status Type Tough ♥♥♥ 0
Yawn 100% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
Tackle 50 100% 35 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
5 Growl 100% 40 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
9 Water Gun 40 100% 25 Water Special Type Cute ♥♥♥♥ 0
14 Confusion 50 100% 20 Normal Status Type Smart ♥♥♥♥ 0
19 Disable 100% 20 Normal Status Type Smart ♥♥ 0
23 Headbutt 70 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
28 Water Pulse 60 100% 20 Water Special Type Beauty ♥♥♥ 0
32 Zen Headbutt 80 90% 15 Psychic Physical Type Smart ♥♥♥♥ 0
36 Slack Off –% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥♥ 0
37 Withdraw –% 10 Water Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
43 Amnesia –% 40 Psychic Status Type Cute 0
49 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special Type Smart ♥♥♥♥ 0
55 Rain Dance –% 10 Water Status Type Beauty 0
62 Psych Up 100% 40 Normal Status Type Smart ♥♥ 0
68 Heal Pulse –% 40 Psychic Status Type Beauty ♥♥ 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.

Leveling Generation V
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
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.

Leveling Generation IV
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
Curse –% 10 ??? Status Type Tough 0
Yawn 100% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥
Tackle 35 100% 35 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥
6 Growl 100% 40 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥
11 Water Gun 40 100% 25 Water Special Type Cute ♥♥♥
15 Confusion 50 100% 20 Normal Status Type Smart ♥♥♥
20 Disable 100% 20 Normal Status Type Smart ♥♥
25 Headbutt 70 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥
29 Water Pulse 60 100% 20 Water Special Type Beauty ♥♥
34 Zen Headbutt 80 90% 15 Psychic Physical Type Beauty ♥♥
37 Withdraw –% 10 Water Status Type Cute ♥♥
41 Slack Off –% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 0
47 Amnesia –% 40 Psychic Status Type Cute 0
54 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special Type Smart ♥♥
61 Rain Dance –% 10 Water Status Type Tough ♥♥
67 Psych Up 100% 40 Normal Status Type 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.

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

Leveling Generation II
Level Move Power Acc. 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.

Leveling Generation I
Level Move Power Acc. 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.

Sprites

Version
Red Blue Yellow Red (JP) Green (JP) Back
RB 080 front Y 080 front GR 080 front
Gold Silver Crystal Back
G 080 front S 080 front C 080 front
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
RS 080 front E 080 front FRLG 080 front Slowbro Back III
Slowbro Shiny RS Slowbro Shiny E Slowbro Shiny FRLG Slowbro Shiny Back III
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
DP 080 front DP 080 front HGSS 080 front Slowbro Back Normal IIII
Slowbro Shiny DP Slowbro Shiny HGSS Slowbro Back Shiny IIII
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Slowbro BW Slowbro BW Slowbro Back BW
Slowbro Shiny BW Slowbro Shiny BW Slowbro Back Shiny BW
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back
Slowbro XY Slowbro XY Slowbro Back XY
Slowbro Shiny XY Slowbro Shiny XY Slowbro Back Shiny XY
GO Back
Sun Moon Back

Mega Evolution Sprites

MSlowbro ORAS
Front
MSlowbro Back ORAS
Back
MSlowbro Shiny ORAS
Front (Shiny)
MSlowbro Back Shiny ORAS
Back (Shiny)

Anime

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.
      • Many Pokémon are noted to evolve by two or more Pokémon combining, such as Metang being formed by two Beldum. However, the anime does not show this and simply spawns the second Pokémon out of nowhere: an example is Morrison's Beldum, which simply evolved into Metang without the need of joining to another Beldum. The evolution of Slowpoke into Slowbro or Slowking is the only time that evolution by two Pokémon physically merging is shown.

Origin

Slowbro's shell and lifestyle are somewhat similar to hermit crabs, though it is physically similar to giant otters, giant salamanders, and hippopotamuses. Slowbro's appearance may also be a reference to the mythical sazae-oni, a magical sea demon of Japanese folklore distinguished by its spiny "sazae" or "turban shaped" snail shell.

Its parasitic relationship with Shellder may be inspired by leeches. Interestingly enough, Slowbro is known as the Hermit Crab Pokémon and many real-world parasites, including leeches, often target crabs.

Etymology

Slowbro is a combination of slow and bro (short for brother). It may just be used in a general sense, or it could refer to the brotherly/symbiotic relationship shared by the combined form of Slowpoke and Shellder.

Gallery

Sources

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