Regular
Shiny
Slaking
Normal Type
Lazy Pokémon
National Pokedex: #289

Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Slaking is a Normal Type Lazy Pokémon with a Slow growth rate and a 3 HP EV Yield. Slaking can be found with Truant as an Ability; we recommend the Naughty Nature, based on 670 total combined Base Stats in Pokemon SV.

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Slaking Stats and Abilities

Based on Slaking Base IVs we consider this pokemon S-Tier choice. Slaking Highest IV Stat is Attack (160) and the Lowest being Special Defense (65).

Slaking Stats
Rank Stat Value
C
HP
150
S
Attack
160
C
Defense
100
B
Special Attack
95
E
Special Defense
65
C
Speed
100
S
Total
670
Slaking Details
Slaking Detail
Best Nature
Naughty
+10% Attack
-10% Special Defense
Nature Like/Dislikes
Likes: Spicy
Dislikes: Bitter
Liked Foods
Catch Rate45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Egg Groups
Field
EV Yield3 HP
Growth RateSlow
Egg Cycles15 (3,599–3,855 steps)
Slaking Abilities
Abilities Description
Ability 1
Truant
Truant causes the ability-bearer to only attack every alternate turn. On the even turns, it will say the Pokémon is loafing around.

How To Evolve Slaking in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

Slakoth requires (Level 18) to evolve into Vigoroth and then (Level 36) to evolve into Slaking.

Slaking Evolutions
Base Form Evolution Requirement First Evolution Evolution Requirement Final Evolution
Slakoth
Normal Type
Level 18
Vigoroth
Normal Type
Level 36
Slaking
Normal Type
Slaking Evolution Stat Changes
Evolutions Total HP Attack Special Attack Defense Special Defense Speed
Slakoth
280
60
60
35
60
35
30
Stat Change
+160
+20
+20
+20
+20
+20
+60
Vigoroth
440
80
80
55
80
55
90
Stat Change
+230
+70
+80
+40
+20
+10
+10
Slaking
670
150
160
95
100
65
100

Where To Find Slaking Locations in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

List of Locations where you can find and catch Slaking in Pokemon SV.

Pokemon SV Slaking Weakness

Slaking is a Normal Type pokemon. This will cause Slaking to take More Damage from Fighting Type Moves, and Less Damage from Ghost Type moves.

Slaking Type Weakness
Damage Types
4.0x
More Damage
2.0x
More Damage
Fighting
0.5x
Less Damage
0.25x
Less Damage
Immune to Damage
Ghost

What pokemon is Slaking Weak Against?

Slaking Weak Against
Tier Pokemon
B
Lucario
Fighting Type
Steel Type
B
Gallade
Psychic Type
Fighting Type
C
Hariyama
Fighting Type
F
Riolu
Fighting Type

What pokemon is Slaking Strong Against?

Slaking Strong Against
Tier Pokemon
B
Polteageist
Ghost Type
B
Gengar
Ghost Type
Poison Type
C
Drifblim
Ghost Type
Flying Type
C
Mismagius
Ghost Type
C
Froslass
Ice Type
Ghost Type

Best Slaking Moves in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

STAB: (Same Type Attack Bonus) When a Pokemon uses a Move Type that is the Same as the Pokemon's Type, it will receive a 50% Bonus to Power. Moves Affected by this Highlighted in Bold
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Pokemon similar to Slaking based on Normal Type
Similar Normal Pokemon
TIER Pokemon Type Total HP Attack Special Attack Defense Special Defense Speed
S
Slaking-Pokemon-Image
Slaking
NORMAL-Type 670 150 160 95 100 65 100
A
Blissey-Pokemon-Image
Blissey
NORMAL-Type 540 255 10 75 10 135 55
C
Staraptor-Pokemon-Image
Staraptor
NORMAL-Type FLYING-Type 485 85 120 50 70 60 100
C
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Sawsbuck
NORMAL-Type GRASS-Type 475 80 100 60 70 70 95
C
Greedent-Pokemon-Image
Greedent
NORMAL-Type 460 120 95 55 95 75 20
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