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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 038/045
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 038/045
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.
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.


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 VII
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
Withdraw —% 40 Water Status
Heal Pulse —% 10 Psychic Status
Curse —% 10 Ghost Status
Yawn —% 10 Normal Status
Tackle 40 100% 35 Normal Physical
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.

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.

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Acc. 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 and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM03 Psyshock 80 100% 10 Psychic Special Type Beautiful ♥♥♥♥
TM04 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status Type Clever 0
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM07 Hail —% 10 Ice Status Type Beautiful ♥♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Type Beautiful 0
TM13 Ice Beam 90 100% 10 Ice Special Type Beautiful ♥♥♥♥
TM14 Blizzard 110 70% 5 Ice Special Type Beautiful ♥♥♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status Type Beautiful ♥♥ 0
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Type Beautiful 0
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status Type Beautiful ♥♥ 0
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥ ♥♥♥
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical Type Tough ♥♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Type Tough ♥♥ 0
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special Type Clever ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special Type Clever ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool 0
TM35 Flamethrower 90 100% 15 Fire Special Type Beautiful ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM38 Fire Blast 110 85% 5 Fire Special Type Beautiful 0
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Type Cool ♥♥ 0
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Beautiful ♥♥ 0
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special Type Beautiful ♥♥♥ 0
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM55 Scald 80 100% 15 Water Special Type Tough ♥♥ 0
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
TM59 Incinerate 60 100% 15 Fire Special Type Tough ♥♥♥ 0
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beautiful ♥♥♥ 0
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status Type Cool ♥♥♥
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status Type Clever ♥♥ 0
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical Type Tough ♥♥ ♥♥
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special Type Clever ♥♥ 0
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special Type Cute 0
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 0
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM92 Trick Room —% 5 Psychic Status Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM94 Rock SmashXY 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Clever 0
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
HM03 Surf 90 100% 15 Water Special Type Beautiful ♥♥ ♥♥
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
HM06 Rock SmashORAS 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
HM07 DiveORAS 80 100% 10 Water Physical Type Beautiful ♥♥ 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 and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Acc. 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 and HMs Generation IV
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
TM01 Focus Punch 150 100% 20 Fighting Physical Type Tough
TM03 Water Pulse 60 100% 20 Water Special Type Beauty ♥♥
TM04 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status Type Smart 0
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Type Smart ♥♥
TM07 Hail —% 10 Ice Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Type Smart
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM13 Ice Beam 95 100% 10 Ice Special Type Beauty ♥♥
TM14 Blizzard 120 70% 5 Ice Special Type Beauty ♥♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Type Cool ♥♥
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Type Tough ♥♥
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel Physical Type Cool ♥♥
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical Type Tough ♥♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Type Smart
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special Type Smart ♥♥
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special Type Smart ♥♥
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool ♥♥
TM35 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Special Type Beauty ♥♥
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire Special Type Beauty ♥♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Smart ♥♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥
TM48 Skill Swap —% 10 Psychic Status Type Smart 0
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special Type Cool ♥♥
TM55 Brine 65 100% 10 Water Special Type Smart ♥♥
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Tough
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Type Tough ♥♥
TM60 Drain Punch 60 100% 5 Fighting Physical Type Beauty
TM67 Recycle —% 10 Normal Status Type Smart 0
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Type Beauty ♥♥
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM72 Avalanche 60 100% 10 Ice Physical Type Cool ♥♥
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status Type Cool ♥♥
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status Type Smart 0
TM78 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM82 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥
TM83 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special Type Smart
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special Type Smart ♥♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Smart
TM92 Trick Room —% 5 Psychic Status Type Cute ♥♥
HM03 Surf 95 100% 15 Water Special Type Beauty ♥♥
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥
HM05HGSS Whirlpool 15 70% 15 Water Special Type Beauty 0
HM06 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough ♥♥
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 and HMs Generation III
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM01 Focus Punch 150 100% 20 Fighting Type Tough ♥♥♥ 0
TM03 Water Pulse 60 100% 20 Water Type Beauty ♥♥ 0
TM04 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Type Smart ♥♥ 0
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Type Smart ♥♥♥ 0
TM07 Hail —% 10 Ice Type Beauty ♥♥♥
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Type Smart ♥♥♥ 0
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Type Beauty 0
TM13 Ice Beam 95 100% 10 Ice Type Beauty ♥♥
TM14 Blizzard 120 70% 5 Ice Type Beauty ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Type Cute 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Type Tough 0
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Type Beauty 0
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Type Cute 0
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel Type Cool ♥♥♥♥
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Type Tough ♥♥♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Type Cute 0
TM28 Dig 60 100% 10 Ground Type Smart 0
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Type Smart ♥♥♥
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Type Smart ♥♥♥ 0
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Type Cool ♥♥♥♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Type Cool ♥♥ 0
TM35 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Type Beauty ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire Type Beauty ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Type Smart 0
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM48 Skill Swap —% 10 Psychic Type Smart 0
HM03 Surf 95 100% 15 Water Type Beauty ♥♥♥ 0
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Type Tough ♥♥
HM05 Flash 70% 20 Normal Type Beauty ♥♥♥ 0
HM06 Rock Smash 20 100% 15 Fighting Type Tough 0
HM08 Dive 60 100% 10 Water 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.

TMs and HMs Generation II
TM/HM Move Power Acc. 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
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 and HMs Generation I
TM/HM Move Power Acc. 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
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 GO Back
Slowbro XY Slowbro XY Slowbro Back XY
Slowbro Shiny XY Slowbro Shiny XY Slowbro Back Shiny XY
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Back

Mega Evolution Sprites

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

Appearances

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

See also