# Changes: Vigoroth

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Vigoroth
(ヤルキモノ Yarukimono)
Artwork General
National Dex: #288
Evolves From: Slakoth
Evolves Into: Slaking
Generation: Generation III
Pronunciation: $VIG-er-roth$
Icon(s):
Base Stats Biological Details
HP: 80 Species: Wild Monkey Pokémon
Attack: 80 Type(s): Normal
Defense: 80 Height: 4'07"
Special Atk: 55 Weight: 102.5 lbs
Special Def: 55 Abilities: Vital Spirit
Speed: 90 Pokédex Color: White
Stat Total: 440 Gender: 50% ♀/50% ♂
Footprint:
Cry:

Vigoroth (Japanese: ヤルキモノ Yarukimono) is a Normal-type Pokémon. Its special ability is Vital Spirit, which prevents it from falling asleep. Its heart beats at a tenfold tempo, so it cannot sit still for even a moment. Unlike its pre-evolved and evolved form it does not possess the Ability Truant.

## Biology

### Apperance

It is a white Pokémon, bearing some resemblance to a sloth but with a large tuft of red fur on its forehead. It also has very small ears and teeth yet large eyes with brown rings around them. It has two horizontal brown stripes on its back which match the rings. It's arms are very long and the hands and feet have two long, black claws and red circles are at the bottom of the hands and feet. In some parts if it's body, the fur is shaggy.

### Habitat

Vigoroth's preferred habitat is in forests but they can also survive in cold and icy conditions.

## Evolution

Vigoroth is the evolved form of Slakoth as of level 18, and it evolves into Slaking at level 36.

## Game info

### Game locations

Version(s) Location Rarity Vigoroth Locations Ruby/ Sapphire Evolve Slakoth None Emerald Evolve Slakoth None FireRed/ LeafGreen Trade None Diamond/ Pearl Evolve Slakoth None Platinum Evolve Slakoth None HeartGold/SoulSilver Trade None Black/White Evolve Slakoth None

### Pokédex entries

Pokédex Entries
Generation I
Vigoroth did not appear during the Generation I games.
Generation II
Vigoroth did not appear during the Generation II games.
Ruby
Vigoroth is always itching and agitated to go on a wild rampage. It simply can't tolerate sitting still for even a minute. This Pokémon's stress level rises if it can't be moving constantly.
Sapphire
Vigoroth is simply incapable of remaining still. Even when it tries to sleep, the blood in its veins grows agitated, compelling this Pokémon to run wild throughout the jungle before it can settle down.
Emerald
It can't keep still because its blood boils with energy. It runs through the fields and mountains all day to calm itself. If it doesn't, it can't sleep at night.
FireRed
It is always hungry because it won't stop rampaging. Even while it is eating, it can't keep still.
LeafGreen
It is always hungry because it won't stop rampaging. Even while it is eating, it can't keep still.
Diamond
Its heart beats at a tenfold tempo, so it cannot sit still even for a moment.
Pearl
Its heart beats at a tenfold tempo, so it cannot sit still even for a moment.
Platinum
Its heart beats at a tenfold tempo, so it cannot sit still even for a moment.
HeartGold
Its stress level rises if it cannot keep moving constantly. Too much stress makes it feel sick.
SoulSilver
Its stress level rises if it cannot keep moving constantly. Too much stress makes it feel sick.
Black
Its heart beats at a tenfold tempo, so it cannot sit still even for a moment.
White
Its heart beats at a tenfold tempo, so it cannot sit still even for a moment.
Black 2
Its heart beats at a tenfold tempo, so it cannot sit still even for a moment.
White 2
Its heart beats at a tenfold tempo, so it cannot sit still even for a moment.

## Origin

It is based on a sloth.

### Name Origin

Vigoroth probably got its name from "Vigorous" and "Sloth"