|National Dex Nr.||#079|
|Regional Dex Nr.||#079|
|Oblivious or Own Tempo|
|Average Weight||121.3 lbs.|
Slowpoke, known in Japan as ヤドン (Yadon), is an odd kind of Pokémon, of the Water and Psychic types. It is usually very slow-witted and relaxed. It evolves into a Slowbro at Level 37 (despite the many stories that Slowpoke would evolve when a Shellder bites its tail), but it can evolve into Slowking as well, when it is traded away while holding a King's Rock.
Slowpoke is a (usually) quadruped creature, resembling a cross between a salamander and a hippopotamus. Its skin is colored pink and its muzzle is tan-ish cream-colored. Each of its feet is tipped with a single claw. On its head are two round ears, each with a swirl inside. It usually has a dopey expression on its face, consisting of a silly smile on its muzzle and two large eyes with tiny pupils, usually not focused on anything in particular. It has a long tail that ends with a white tip.
This tail is actually sweet and sappy for many kinds of fish Pokémon like Basculin. Slowpoke uses this tail as a lure while it is fishing, which is considered a hobby for most Slowpoke. It doesn't worry about its tail being bitten off; it wouldn't notice for at least 24 hours and it'll grow back later. When a Shellder happens to bite its tail down, it usually appears to evolve into Slowbro, as the Shellder's usual bivalve shell transforms into a completely different, menacing-looking conch shell.
Slowpoke is infamous for its underdeveloped intelligence, and often forgets what it was about to do. It may take a while to respond to outside stimuli. For example, when it is under attack, it takes five seconds to actually feel pain after it was attacked.
Slowpoke's name is literally a word used as an insult to slow people.
Yadon may be a combination of 宿借り yadokari (hermit crab) and 鈍 don (slow/dull/stupid). Alternatively, it may also derive from 宿主 yadonushi, ([parasitic] host), based on its relationship with Shellder in its evolutions.
Names in other LanguagesEdit
|From 宿借り yadokari, 宿主 yadonushi and 鈍 don.|
|French||Ramoloss||From ramolli and molosse|
|German||Flegmon||From Phlegmatic and monster|
|← #078: Rapidash||#079: Slowpoke||#080: Slowbro →|