Slowking is an interesting entry for our Battledex, as it fills a rather curious niche in the current meta game – the bulky bruiser niche. Slowking is a dual type Pokémon: water and psychic.
Slowking’s rare type combo gives him advantage over a number of common attackers, while its high tier stats provide him additional bandwidth for your mistakes.
Slowking’s usual role is heavily dependent on his moveset and Gym defenders it faces. Usually, the moveset with most utility is Confusion psychic with Blizzard ice, which gives it a strong advantage against Dragonite. Unfortunately, Slowking is a poor choice against Tyranitar, as it takes 25% more damage from Dark type moves.
For PvP, a weirdly constructed moveset that revolves around Water Gun and Fire Blast is more than likely to confuse your enemies.
Best Slowking moves
|Role||Quick move||Charge move|
|⚔️||Gym offense||Confusion psychic||Psychic psychic|
|?️||Gym defense||Confusion psychic||Blizzard ice|
|?||PvP (speculative)||Water Gun water||Fire Blast fire|
|Vine Whip grass||Bullet Seed grass||Volt Switch electric|
|Solar Beam grass||Solar Beam grass||Thunder electric|
Usual Slowking counters include strong grass and electric Pokémon, namely Jolteon, Venusaur and Exeggutor. However attractive, Jolteon still needs to dodge a lot to defeat a Slowking, especially if Slowking has double psychic moves.
Fortunately, the current meta favors Water based defenders and attackers, which are not a big threat for Slowking.
There is not much to say about Slowking’s counters, as they are few in numbers and considered quite rare (Jolteon being the exception).
Slowking best moves and move sets
Slowking’s moves are very simple to understand, as you want to go for any moveset with STAB (Same Type Attack Bonus). Avoid Fire Blast outside niche scenarios and stick with Confusion.
|Confusion Psychic||Psychic Psychic||20/100||24.10||30.10|
|Confusion Psychic||Blizzard Ice||20/130||27.20||28.75|
|Water gun Water||Psychic Psychic||5/100||22.85||28.55|
|Water gun Water||Blizzard Ice||5/130||25.95||27.20|
|Confusion Psychic||Fire blast Fire||20/140||22.90||24.45|
|Water gun Water||Fire blast Fire||5/140||21.65||22.90|