Competitive Information for Slowbro [Black/White]

Competitive Pokemon Black/White Movesets and Strategies for Slowbro slowbro
Base Stats for Slowbro

Water / Psychic

Abilities:
ObliviousOblivious: This Pokemon cannot be infatuated. Gaining this Ability while infatuated cures it.
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Own TempoOwn Tempo: This Pokemon cannot be confused.
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RegeneratorRegenerator: This Pokemon restores 1/3 of its maximum HP, rounded down, when it switches out.


Evolutions / Family:
Slowpoke
Slowbro
Slowking

Weakness Chart for Water/Psychic-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
2x
2x
  
2x
0.5x
0.5x
  
2x
2x
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
  
0.5x
  
  
0.5x
  
0.5x
0.5x
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Slowbro? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Black/White Single Battles. The movesets and EVs have been specifically calibrated to deal the most amount of damage to the largest group of potentially common opponents and typing threats for the Black/White generation metagame.


Common team mates for Slowbro in Pokemon Black/White:

Landorus-TherianTyranitarExcadrillMagnezoneJellicentAmoongussTerrakionDonphan


Slowbro is a decent Water and Psychic-typed Pokemon. Slowbro is a super common Pokemon to see in Generation 5. Slowbro is weak to Bug, Dark, Electric, Ghost, and Grass-typed attacks.


Species: Slowbro
Item: Rocky Helmet / Choice Specs
Ability: Regenerator
Nature: Bold (+Def, -Atk)
EVs: 252 Hp / 252 Def / 4 SpA
Moveset:
- Ice Beam
- Psychic
- Scald
- Slack Off

Physical Wall Slowbro (Popular/Trending)

Slowbro is a spectacular Physical Wall. It's purpose is to take a mighty amount of physical hits while dealing some decent damage. Choice Specs will increase the damage of Slowbro's special moves by 1.5x but will lock you into the first move you pick. With Regenerator, Slowbro restores 1/3 of its maximum hp rounded down when it switches out.

Ice Beam is a special 95-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Psychic is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Scald is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move (30% chance to burn the target).
Slack Off is a status move (heals your Slowbro by 50% of its max hp).




Species: Slowbro
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Oblivious
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Surf / Scald
- Psychic / Psyshock
- Flamethrower
- Ice Beam

Special Sweeper Slowbro (Oblivious)

Slowbro is a pretty decent Special Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Slowbro's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Oblivious, Slowbro cannot be infatuated. gaining this ability while infatuated cures it.

Surf is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Water-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. double damage on dive).
Scald is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move (30% chance to burn the target).
Psychic is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Psyshock is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Psychic-type move (damages target based on defense, not special defense).
Flamethrower is a special 95-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).
Ice Beam is a special 95-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).




Species: Slowbro
Item: Leftovers
Ability: Regenerator
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 252 Hp / 252 SpA / 6 Spe
Moveset:
- Yawn
- Dream Eater
- Fire Blast
- Ice Beam / Calm Mind

Slowbro Special Tank (Bloody Monday)

Slowbro is pretty popular Special Tank. It attempts to take a decent amount of hits from special attacks while dealing some decent damage. Leftovers are always a great recovery option to ensure Slowbro last longer regaining it's it's HP every turn. With Regenerator, Slowbro restores 1/3 of its maximum hp rounded down when it switches out.

Yawn is a status move (puts the target to sleep after 1 turn).
Dream Eater is a special STAB-boosted 100-base power Psychic-type move (Slowbro gains 1/2 hp inflicted. sleeping target only).
Fire Blast is a special 120-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).
Ice Beam is a special 95-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Calm Mind is a status move (raises your Slowbro's special attack and special defense by 1 stage).




Species: Slowbro
Item: Leftovers
Ability: Own Tempo
Nature: Mild (+SpA, -Def)
EVs: 252 Hp / 244 SpA / 14 Spe
Moveset:
- Scald
- Calm Mind
- Shadow Ball
- Surf

Slowbro Special Tank (Calm Mind Slowbro)

Slowbro is pretty popular Special Tank. The purpose of this moveset is to take a nice amount of hits from special attacks while dealing some decent damage. Leftovers are always a great recovery option to ensure Slowbro last longer regaining it's it's health every turn. With Own Tempo, Slowbro cannot be confused.

Scald is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move (30% chance to burn the target).
Calm Mind is a status move (raises your Slowbro's special attack and special defense by 1 stage).
Shadow Ball is a special 80-base power Ghost-type move (20% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Surf is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Water-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. double damage on dive).




Species: Slowbro
Item: Leftovers
Ability: Oblivious
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 252 Hp / 147 SpD / 111 Spe
Moveset:
- Scald
- Trick Room
- Swagger
- Fire Blast

Slowbro Special Wall (You Slow Bro?)

Slowbro is pretty popular Special Wall. It tries to take a large amount of hits from special attacks while dealing some decent damage. Leftovers are always a great recovery option to ensure Slowbro last longer regaining it's life every turn. With Oblivious, Slowbro cannot be infatuated. gaining this ability while infatuated cures it.

Scald is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move (30% chance to burn the target).
Trick Room is a status move (goes last. for 5 turns, turn order is reversed).
Swagger is a status move (raises the target's attack by 2 stages and confuses it).
Fire Blast is a special 120-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).




Species: Slowbro
Item: Eviolite
Ability: Regenerator
Nature: Bold (+Def, -Atk)
EVs: 252 Hp / 252 Def / 4 SpA
Moveset:
- Scald
- Slack Off
- Toxic
- Thunder Wave

Slowbro Physical Wall (Bulky)

Slowbro is a spectacular Physical Wall. It's primary goal is to take a mighty amount of physical hits while dealing some decent damage. If Eviolite is held by a Pokémon that is not fully evolved, it will raises the Defense and Special Defense of that Pokemon by 50%. With Regenerator, Slowbro restores 1/3 of its maximum hp rounded down when it switches out.

Scald is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move (30% chance to burn the target).
Slack Off is a status move (heals your Slowbro by 50% of its max hp).
Toxic is a status move (badly poisons the target).
Thunder Wave is a status move (paralyzes the target).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Slowbro? These builds have been optimized for Black/White Double Battles. They have movesets and EVs specifically calibrated to generally work best versus multiple Pokemon at once as well as helping to support other team members and allys in the Black/White generation metagame.


Common team mates for Slowbro in Pokemon Black/White:

Landorus-TherianTyranitarExcadrillMagnezoneJellicentAmoongussTerrakionDonphan


Species: Slowbro
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Oblivious
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Surf / Scald
- Psychic / Psyshock
- Icy Wind
- Flamethrower

Doubles Special Sweeper Slowbro (Oblivious)

Slowbro is a notable Special Sweeper. It's designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Slowbro's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Oblivious, Slowbro cannot be infatuated. gaining this ability while infatuated cures it.

Surf is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Water-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. double damage on dive).
Scald is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move (30% chance to burn the target).
Psychic is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Psyshock is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Psychic-type move (damages target based on defense, not special defense).
Icy Wind is a special 55-base power Ice-type move (100% chance to lower the foes speed by 1 stage).
Flamethrower is a special 95-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Slowbro learn? Here is the list of moves this Pokemon can learn in this selected generation.
Sort and organize the learnset by move type, category, accuracy, and power. Bolded moves will gain the same-type attack bonus (STAB) if this Pokemon uses them.


Cat
Type
Movename
Damage
Accuracy
PP
Effect
Blizzard
120
70%
5
10% chance to freeze foe(s). Can't miss in hail.
Brine
65
100%
10
Power doubles if the target's HP is 50% or less.
Confusion
50
100%
25
10% chance to confuse the target.
Dream Eater
100
100%
15
User gains 1/2 HP inflicted. Sleeping target only.
Echoed Voice
40
100%
15
Power increases when used on consecutive turns.
Fire Blast
120
85%
5
10% chance to burn the target.
Flamethrower
95
100%
15
10% chance to burn the target.
Focus Blast
120
70%
5
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Future Sight
100
100%
10
Hits two turns after being used.
Grass Knot
--
100%
20
More power the heavier the target.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Ice Beam
95
100%
10
10% chance to freeze the target.
Icy Wind
55
95%
15
100% chance to lower the foe(s) Speed by 1.
Incinerate
30
100%
15
Destroys the foe(s) Berry.
Mud-Slap
20
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
Psychic
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Psyshock
80
100%
10
Damages target based on Defense, not Sp. Def.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
Scald
80
100%
15
30% chance to burn the target.
Shadow Ball
80
100%
15
20% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Signal Beam
75
100%
15
10% chance to confuse the target.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Surf
95
100%
15
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Double damage on Dive.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy. Hits foes.
Water Gun
40
100%
25
No additional effect.
Water Pulse
60
100%
20
20% chance to confuse the target.
Whirlpool
35
85%
15
Traps and damages the target for 4-5 turns.
Aerial Ace
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Aqua Tail
90
90%
10
No additional effect.
Avalanche
60
100%
10
Power doubles if user is damaged by the target.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Brick Break
75
100%
15
Destroys screens, unless the target is immune.
Bulldoze
60
100%
20
100% chance lower adjacent Pkmn Speed by 1.
Counter
--
100%
20
If hit by physical attack, returns double damage.
Dig
80
100%
10
Digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Dive
80
100%
10
Dives underwater turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 33% recoil.
Drain Punch
75
100%
10
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Dynamic Punch
100
50%
5
100% chance to confuse the target.
Earthquake
100
100%
10
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Double damage on Dig.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Fling
--
100%
10
Flings the user's item at the target. Power varies.
Focus Punch
150
100%
20
Fails if the user takes damage before it hits.
Foul Play
95
100%
15
Uses target's Attack stat in damage calculation.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Fury Cutter
20
95%
20
Power doubles with each hit, up to 160.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Headbutt
70
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Ice Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to freeze the target.
Iron Tail
100
75%
15
30% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Mega Kick
120
75%
5
No additional effect.
Mega Punch
80
85%
20
No additional effect.
Natural Gift
--
100%
15
Power and type depends on the user's Berry.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Rock Smash
40
100%
15
50% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% chance acc -1)
Seismic Toss
--
100%
20
Does damage equal to the user's level.
Stomp
65
100%
20
30% chance to flinch the target.
Strength
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Tackle
50
100%
35
No additional effect.
Zen Headbutt
80
90%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
After You
--
--
15
The target makes its move right after the user.
Amnesia
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Def by 2.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Belly Drum
--
--
10
User loses 50% max HP. Maximizes Attack.
Block
--
--
5
Prevents the target from switching out.
Calm Mind
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Atk and Sp. Def by 1.
Captivate
--
100%
20
Lowers the foe(s) Sp. Atk by 2 if opposite gender.
Curse
--
--
10
Curses if Ghost, else -1 Spe, +1 Atk, +1 Def.
Disable
--
100%
20
For 4 turns, disables the target's last move used.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Flash
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Growl
--
100%
40
Lowers the foe(s) Attack by 1.
Hail
--
--
10
For 5 turns, hail crashes down.
Heal Pulse
--
--
10
Heals the target by 50% of its max HP.
Iron Defense
--
--
15
Raises the user's Defense by 2.
Light Screen
--
--
30
For 5 turns, special damage to allies is halved.
Magic Coat
--
--
15
Bounces back certain non-damaging moves.
Me First
--
--
20
Copies a foe at 1.5x power. User must be faster.
Mimic
--
--
10
The last move the target used replaces this one.
Mud Sport
--
--
15
Weakens Electric-type attacks to 1/3 their power.
Nightmare
--
100%
15
A sleeping target is hurt by 1/4 max HP per turn.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Psych Up
--
--
10
Copies the target's current stat stages.
Rain Dance
--
--
5
For 5 turns, heavy rain powers Water moves.
Recycle
--
--
10
Restores the item the user last used.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Safeguard
--
--
25
For 5 turns, protects user's party from status.
Skill Swap
--
--
10
The user and the target trade Abilities.
Slack Off
--
--
10
Heals the user by 50% of its max HP.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Sunny Day
--
--
5
For 5 turns, intense sunlight powers Fire moves.
Swagger
--
90%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Telekinesis
--
--
15
For 3 turns, target floats but moves can't miss it.
Thunder Wave
--
100%
20
Paralyzes the target.
Toxic
--
90%
10
Badly poisons the target.
Trick
--
100%
10
User switches its held item with the target's.
Trick Room
--
--
5
Goes last. For 5 turns, turn order is reversed.
Withdraw
--
--
40
Raises the user's Defense by 1.
Wonder Room
--
--
10
For 5 turns, all Defense and Sp. Def stats switch.
Yawn
--
--
10
Puts the target to sleep after 1 turn.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Slowbro can perform in Black/White. Not every combo going to be game-changing, but some can be pretty fun to play with. Sometimes these can be easily overlooked or forgotten, hence why we find and list them here. Discover what items, abilities, and moves this Pokemon can use in combination with each other to gain a strategic advantage in competitive battles.


Competitive BW Move and Ability Combos for Slowbro

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