Slowbro Pokémon

Last Modified Jun 29, 2021 14:11 GMT

Slowbro is a water and psychic-type Pokemon introduced in the original Pokemon games that evolves from Slowpoke starting at level 37. Slowbro is one of Slowpoke’s evolutionary forms, with the other being Slowking. After the introduction of Pokemon Sword and Shield, Slowbro developed more nuance with the introduction of Galarian Slowbro and its new typing and design. Slowbro is a version of its pre evolution, Slowpoke which has now been bitten by a Shelder, a separate, water-type Pokemon also introduced in Generation I.

About Slowbro

First appearance in animePokemon the Series
First appearance in gameRed, Blue, Yellow, and Green
Region Kanto (Galar in terms of Galarian Slowbro)
Evolution -->Mega Slowbro
1st Evo levelMega evolved using Slowbronite
2nd Evo levelN/A
Pokedex EntrySlowbro: Slowpoke became Slowbro when a Shellder bit on to its tail. Sweet flavors seeping from the tail make the Shellder feel as if its life is a dream. Being bitten by a Shellder shocked this Pokémon into standing on two legs. If the Shellder lets go, it seems Slowbro will turn back into a Slowpoke. Galarian Slowbro: A Shellder bite set off a chemical reaction with the spices inside Slowbro's body, causing Slowbro to become a Poison-type Pokémon. If this Pokémon squeezes the tongue of the Shellder biting it, the Shellder will launch a toxic liquid from the tip of its shell.

Slowbro Base Stats



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Slowbro is a pink Pokemon with its striped belly and a rounded muzzle both being tan. Slowbro has large, vacant eyes, with curled ears, and two small pointed teeth visible from its upper jaw. Slowbro has three clawed fingers and two clawed toes. There is a Shellder attached to its tail with a gray, spiral shell with darker gray spots, several spikes across its shell, and small eyes near the base.


Shelder’s poison has made Slowbro incapable of feeling pain, though it will suddenly jolt to attention when Shelder bites down on its tail, changing from its simple minded and lazy demeanor to a powerful Pokemon capable of using powerful psychic attacks. Slowbro is a peaceful Pokemon that lives near ponds, lakes, and seashores, though since it can no longer fish with its tail as bait, it swims to catch fish, with Shelder eating the scraps. Shellder uses its spiral form in order to suck more sweetness out of Slowbro's tail, though Slowbro will revert into Slowpoke if Shelder is no longer on its tail.

Strengths and Weaknesses

Slowbro has high HP and defense stats, though it is very slow, which can be a disadvantage in combat. As a psychic and water-type Pokemon, Slowbro is weak to bug, ghost, grass, electric, and dark-type attacks and is resistant to fighting, steel, fire, water, psychic, and ice-type attacks. In contrast, Galarian Slowbro is weak to ground, ghost, and dark-types and is resistant to fighting, poison, grass, and fairy-types.

Galarian Slowbro

Galarian Slowbro is a poison and psychic-type variant of Slowbro that evolves from Galarian Slowpoke when introduced to a Galarica Cuff. Galarian Slowbro is a Galar variant of a Pokemon which originated in another region. It has a higher attack stat than regular Slowbro, though it has defense and special defense. Despite these changes, Galarian Slowbro still has the same base stat total as Slowbro. Galarian Slowbro has a different design from Slowbro, mainly in terms of its purple tipped head, tail, and hand, and its pale purple snout due to Shellder biting its arm instead of its tail, causing a chemical reaction with the consumed Galarica spice it uses to evolve. The Shelder on its arm resembles the Shelder on a regular Slowbro except Galarian Shelder has a purple tip shaped like a stinger and lacks pupils. Galarian Slowbro is considered very dangerous due to its indiscriminate attacking of anything nearby due to Shelder biting down on its arm. The expression of Galarian Slowbro will quickly change when battling a dangerous opponent due to the stimulus jolt from its nervous system. Galarian Slowbro can move incredibly fast in order to fire a liquid poison shot from Shellder's tip by grabbing Shelder’s tongue.

Mega Slowbro

Mega Slowbro is the Mega Evolution of Slowbro, with increased defense and special attack stats. Slowbro Mega Evolves with the use of Slowbronite, as it was first introduced in Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby. In this form, Shellder engulfs Slowbro so that only its head, arms, and white-tipped tail are visible, with Slowbro’s head being surrounded by Shelder’s teeth. Shelder now has an opening at its tip, allowing the tail of Slowbro to stick out in order for Slowbro to balance itself and bounce for movement. Mega Slowbro's energy is imbued into Shelder, increasing its hardness in order to be used as armor and adding some strength to Slowbro through its digestive fluids.

Shiny Galarian Slowbro

Shiny Galarian Slowbro is a version of Galarian Slowbro with a peach body instead of the usual pink, as well as a bronze colored Shelder on its arm.

Best moveset

Due to Slowbro’s high defense, it can act as a physical blanket check to key offensive Pokemon. In order to serve this purpose, it is best to find a Slowbro/Slowpoke with the ability Regenerator. Regenerator allows Slowbro to restore ⅓ of its maximum HP, rounded down, when it switches out. For this specific moveset, the combination of the ability Regenerator and the move Slack Off ensures it will be able to switch into battle with physical attackers for quite a long time, with the exception of type disadvantages and specific special attackers.

Slack OffPsyshock
ScaldIce Beam

How to catch Slowbro in Pokemon Go?

Slowbro and its pre evolution, Slowpoke can be found more often near rivers, lakes, oceans, harbors and canals. In contrast, Galarian Slowpoke can now be found by hatching a 7km egg and then getting 50 Slowpoke Candy and catching 30 poison-type Pokémon while Galarian Slowpoke is your Pokemon Buddy.


  1. No other Pokémon has the same poison and psychic type combination as Galarian Slowbro and Galarian Slowking
  2. Despite Shellder being known to trigger its evolution, Slowbro's evolution from Slowpoke has nothing to do with Shellder in the core series
  3. Mega Slowbro is tied with Cloyster for the highest defense stat of all water-type Pokemon and has the highest defense stat of all psychic-type Pokemon
  4. Slowbro is the only Pokemon to have both a Mega Evolution and a regional form.

Video Guide



Who is better, Slowbro or Slowking?

They are identical in terms of stats, with the only difference being that Slowbro has a higher defense stat while Slowking has a higher special defense stat. In this regard, along with their movesets, Slowking and Slowbro are equal in regards to strength, they just have slightly different strategies.

What are Slowbro's weaknesses?

Slowbro is weak to bug, ghost, grass, electric, and dark-type attacks. In contrast, Galarian Slowbro is weak to ground, ghost, and dark-types.

How does Slowpoke evolve?

Slowpoke evolves in Slowbro starting at level 37 or it can evolve into Slowking when traded holding a King's Rock. In the case of Galarian Slowpoke, it will evolve into a Galarian Slowbro when exposed to a Galarica Cuff or into a Galarian Slowking when exposed to a Galarica Wreath.

Why does Shellder bite Slowpoke?

Slowpoke used its sweet tasting tail to catch fish, but in the case of Slowbro, a Shelder bit onto its tail and decided to stay there.

Can Slowbro devolve?

While Slowbro cannot actually devolve in the game, Slowbro devolving is mentioned within the game description for Slowbro, since If the Shellder lets go of Slowbro’s tail, the game suggests that Slowbro will turn back into a Slowpoke.


Slowbro and its evolution chain have become some of the most recognizable Pokemon in the cor games, with its multitude of forms and possibilities giving an amount of detail and nuance rarely seen in other non Legendary Pokemon.