Slakoth Community Day Announced, Slaking Gets Body Slam

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UPDATE: The make-up dates for EMEA Slakoth Community Day have been announced. From July 4th at 10:00 AM CEST through July 7th at 6:00 PM CEST, Slakoth will appear more frequently in the EMEA Region. Evolve Vigoroth into Slaking during this timeframe to get the exclusive Community Day move, Body Slam.

Well, it looks like June will be a bit on the lazier side as Slakoth Community Day has been announced! Per the last few Community Days, Slakoth Day has been scheduled globally for Saturday, June 8, 2019, from 3pm – 6pm (local time). During the scheduled three hours, Slakoth will appear more frequently in the wild, and you may encounter its Shiny form! Slaking evolved during Community Day will learn the Exclusive Move: Body Slam!

Slakoth Community Day Event Details

Event Slakoth Community Day
Date & Time Globally June 8, 2019, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (local time)
  • Slakoth will appear more frequently in the wild.
  • Lure Modules will last three hours for the duration of the event.
  • You may encounter a Shiny Slakoth if you’re lucky!
  • Evolve Vigoroth during the event or up to one hour afterward to obtain Slaking that know Body Slam!
  • 1/4 Egg hatch distance

Shiny Slakoth Family

Below are Slakoth, Vigoroth, and Slaking’s normal and shiny sprites for comparison. As you can see, Slakoth is a bright hue of pinkish purple, which will make it EXTREMELY obvious when you find a shiny!

Normal Shiny
Slakoth Community Day: Normal Slakoth Slakoth Community Day: Shiny Slakoth
Shiny Vigoroth Sprite
Normal Slaking Sprite Shiny Slaking

Slakoth Family Stats, Moves and More

Slakoth Family Stats
287 Slakoth 104 92 155 1002
288 Vigoroth 159 145 190 1968
289 Slaking 290 166 284 4431

The numbers for Slaking have always been impressive on the eyes but, as we all know, its bark has always been bigger than its bite.

As we learned upon its initial release, Slaking was nerfed by giving it only one fast move, Yawn, and by reducing it’s stats slightly. Yawn is only available inside the Slaking family and deals zero (almost zero) damage, but generates 15 Energy every 1.7 seconds. In other words, Slaking can’t deal damage outside of it’s Charge move windows.


Currently, Slaking’s best moveset (and we use the term best loosely) is Yawn/Play Rough but it also has access to the following moves:

  • Yawn Normal (fast)
  • Hyper Beam Normal (charged)
  • Earthquake Ground (charged)
  • Play Rough Fairy (charged)

If…and only if, they decided to give Slaking a Fast Move, any fast move, (Scratch please!) this massive attacker will suddenly go from the worst Pokémon in your storage, to the worst nightmare for anyone or anything you are attacking! (aka…it becomes quite the viable attacker. Not to mention, Slaking takes neutral damage from everything but fighting-types.)


To evolve Slakoth to Vigoroth, you are looking at a mere, 25 Candy cost.

Vigoroth to Slaking, your standard 100 Candy.

Exclusive Move – Body Slam

Slaking’s CD Exclusive move is Body Slam! As shared by Niantic, Slaking evolved during the May Community Day will know Body Slam as a special move.

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