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Slowking

Slowking is a new tier 3 raid boss in Pokémon Go with a raid CP of 16086.  As a dual Water and Psychic-type Slowking is weak to Bug, Dark, Electric, Ghost, and Grass with resistances to Fighting, Fire, Ice, Psychic, Steel, and Water.

Slowking can be soloed fairly easily provided you have the right counters.  Such as Mega Gengar, Mega Gyarados, Mega, Darkrai, and Zekrom just to name a few.

In this guide, we’ll cover the best counters, their stats, moves and CP range.  Everything you need to know about Slowking.

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Slowking Counters

Keep in mind when you are reviewing these counters that Pokémon like Gengar, Chandelure, and Venusaur are weak to some of the STAB moves that Slowking has.  So if the Slowking has psychic moves you might want to steer away from the Ghost types, and if it’s packing Fire Blast leave Venusaur on the bench.

Slowking Counters
The supreme Slowking Raid Counters
Gengar (Mega) Shadow Claw Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost
Houndoom (Mega) Snarl Dark Foul Play Dark
Great Mega Slowbro raid counters
Manectric (Mega) Snarl Dark Wild Charge Electric
Darkrai Snarl Dark Shadow Ball Ghost
Chandelure Hex Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost
Zekrom Charge Beam Electric Wild Charge Electric
Thundurus (Therian) Volt Switch Electric Thunderbolt Electric
Giratina (Origin) Shadow Claw Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost
Ampharos (Mega) Volt Switch Electric Zap Cannon Electric
Magnezone Spark Electric Wild Charge Electric
Thundurus Volt Switch Electric Thunderbolt Electric
Raikou Volt Switch Electric Wild Charge Electric
Venusaur (Mega) Vine Whip Grass Frenzy Plant Grass

Catching Slowking

Slowking can be caught with the following CP values:

  • 1382- 1454CP at level 20, no weather boost
  • 1728- 1817 CP at level 25 with Rainy or Windy weather boost

Mega Slowking Stats

Slowking has the following stats in Pokémon Go:

Slowking WaterPsychic
Max CP at lvl 40 2545 | Max CP at lvl 50 2877
ATK 177 DEF 180 HP 216
Weak To Strong Against
Bug Dark Electric Ghost Grass Fire Ground Rock Fighting Poison

As it is quite evident, Slowking doesn’t have the greatest stats.  It’s bulkier than it is strong.


Slowking Moveset Analysis

Fast Moves Charge Moves
  • Water Gun Water
  • Confusion Psychic
  • Water Pulse Water
  • Psychic Psychic
  • Fire Blast Fire

Confusion is an extremely hard-hitting STAB move with low energy gains and as I mentioned above, it will rip through your ghost types.  Dark types on the other hand will resist it.

Water Gun isn’t as strong as Confusion but charges quicker and is largely unresisted by your counters.  It will do a number on Houndoom though, so be wary.

Water Pulse is a 2-bar STAB charged move that can be fired off frequently if Slowking also has Water Gun.

Psychic is also a 2-bar STAB move and can deal significant neutral damage.

Fire Blast lacks STAB and with Mega Slowbro’s relatively lower ATK stat, it shouldn’t really be concerning to anything but Grass types.

 

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