Slaking is a Tier 3 raid boss in Pokémon Go. With the Normal typing, it is boosted by Partly Cloudy weather and its counters include strong Fighting type Pokémon such as Lucario, Conkeldurr, Machamp and Mega Lopunny. Slaking is quite bulky and is soloable primarily with Cloudy weather boost and/or mega evolution boost. For low-level trainers, 3-5 trainers are recommended for a successful raid.
Slaking is a good collectible and this raid serves as a good means to add this to your roster if you had missed its Community Day or are looking for candies for using Vigoroth in the Great League.
So let’s get on with this raid guide to help you successfully complete the Slaking raid!
Since Shadow Pokémon are extremely expensive to power up and require specific events to remove Frustration with a Charge TM, they will NOT be listed as raid counters in this article. That being said, if you have the shadow form of a listed raid counter Pokémon powered up and TMed, use it.
Let’s check out the top raid counters for Slaking:
|The supreme Slaking Raid Counters|
|Lucario||Counter Fighting||Aura Sphere Fighting|
|Conkeldurr||Counter Fighting||Dynamic Punch Fighting|
|Great Slaking raid counters|
|Machamp||Counter Fighting||Dynamic Punch Fighting|
|Gengar (Mega)||Sucker Punch Dark||Focus Blast Fighting|
|Lopunny (Mega)||Low Kick Fighting||Focus Blast Fighting|
|Breloom||Counter Fighting||Dynamic Punch Fighting|
|Darmanitan||Fire Fang Fire||Future Sight Psychic|
|Blaziken||Counter Fighting||Focus Blast Fighting|
|Charizard (Mega Y)||Fire Spin Fire||Blast Burn Fire|
|Landorus (Therian)||Extrasensory Psychic||Superpower Fighting|
|Heracross||Counter Fighting||Close Combat Fighting|
|Metagross||Bullet Punch Steel||Meteor Mash Steel|
|Emboar||Low Kick Fighting||Focus Blast Fighting|
Slaking: Catchable CP Range
Slaking can be caught with the following CP values:
- 2435- 2532 CP at level 20, no weather boost
- 3044- 3165 CP at level 25 with Partly Cloudy weather boost
Slaking has the following stats in Pokémon Go:
|Max CP at lvl 40 3755 | Max CP at lvl 50 4245|
|ATK 290||DEF 166||HP 284|
|Weak to||Strong Against|
Slaking Moveset Analysis
Slaking learns the following moves in Pokémon Go:
|Fast Moves||Charge Moves|
Yawn is *yawn*
However, Yawn has a good energy gain. More importantly, Slaking has a MASSIVE ATK stat.
Body Slam hits frequently and can do quite a number on your Fighting type counters.
Hyper Beam is easy to dodge but hits very, very hard.
Earthquake deals a lot of damage and should be dodged.
Play Rough does super-effective damage against your Fighting type Pokémon and will KO them. Plus, it is not so easy to dodge this Fairy type move. So be wary if Slaking is using Play Rough.
While Slaking is constrained from breaking the meta due to Yawn, its ATK stat and bulk make it a very interesting collectible. As mentioned previously, doing Slaking raids can give you much-needed candies to power up your Vigoroth for the Great League. It is a top pick there and can bring you many wins if played right.
Stay safe, trainers!