Competitive Information for Slaking [Diamond/Pearl]

Competitive Pokemon Diamond/Pearl Movesets and Strategies for Slaking slaking
Base Stats for Slaking

Normal

Abilities:
TruantTruant: This Pokemon skips every other turn instead of using a move.


Evolutions / Family:
Slakoth
Vigoroth
Slaking

Weakness Chart for Normal-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
  
  
  
  
2x
  
  
0x
  
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x

Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Slaking? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Diamond/Pearl 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 Diamond/Pearl generation metagame.


Slaking is a notable Normal-typed Pokemon. Slaking is a pretty standard Pokemon to see in Generation 4. Slaking's only type-related weakness is Fighting.


Species: Slaking
Item: Life Orb / Silk Scarf
Ability: Truant
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 12 SpD / 244 Spe
Moveset:
- Double-Edge / Frustration
- Earthquake
- Hammer Arm / Brick Break
- Sucker Punch

Physical Sweeper Slaking

Slaking is an outstanding Physical Sweeper. It was designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. White Herb will reset Slaking's negative stat changes once (specifically for when it uses Hammer Arm). Life Orb boosts the power of Slaking's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Truant, Slaking skips every other turn instead of using a move.

Double-Edge is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Normal-type move (has 1/3 recoil).
Frustration is a physical STAB-boosted 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at minimum happiness).
Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. power doubles on dig).
Hammer Arm is a physical 100-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Slaking's speed by 1 stage).
Brick Break is a physical 75-base power Fighting-type move (destroys screens, even if the target is immune).
Sucker Punch is a physical priority-increased 80-base power Dark-type move (usually goes first. fails if target is not attacking).


Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Slaking? These builds have been optimized for Diamond/Pearl 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 Diamond/Pearl generation metagame.


Species: Slaking
Item: Life Orb / Silk Scarf
Ability: Truant
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 12 SpD / 244 Spe
Moveset:
- Double-Edge / Frustration
- Earthquake
- Rock Slide
- Hammer Arm / Brick Break

Doubles Physical Sweeper Slaking

Slaking is a spectacular Physical Sweeper. It's purpose is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. White Herb will reset Slaking's negative stat changes once (specifically for when it uses Hammer Arm). Life Orb boosts the power of Slaking's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Truant, Slaking skips every other turn instead of using a move.

Double-Edge is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Normal-type move (has 1/3 recoil).
Frustration is a physical STAB-boosted 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at minimum happiness).
Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. power doubles on dig).
Rock Slide is a physical 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
Hammer Arm is a physical 100-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Slaking's speed by 1 stage).
Brick Break is a physical 75-base power Fighting-type move (destroys screens, even if the target is immune).


Movepool


Wondering what moves can Slaking 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.
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.
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.
Mud-Slap
20
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
Shadow Ball
80
100%
15
20% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Shock Wave
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Solar Beam
120
100%
10
Charges turn 1. Hits turn 2. No charge in sunlight.
Thunder
120
70%
10
30% chance to paralyze. Can't miss in rain.
Thunderbolt
95
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Uproar
50
100%
10
Lasts 3-6 turns. Active Pokemon cannot sleep.
Water Pulse
60
100%
20
20% chance to confuse the target.
Aerial Ace
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Brick Break
75
100%
15
Destroys screens, even if the target is immune.
Counter
--
100%
20
If hit by physical attack, returns double damage.
Covet
40
100%
40
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
Crush Claw
75
95%
10
50% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Cut
50
95%
30
No additional effect.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 1/3 recoil.
Dynamic Punch
100
50%
5
100% chance to confuse the target.
Earthquake
100
100%
10
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Power doubles on Dig.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Feint Attack
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Fire Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to burn the target.
Flail
--
100%
15
More power the less HP the user has left.
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.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Fury Cutter
10
95%
20
Power doubles with each hit, up to 160.
Fury Swipes
18
80%
15
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Gunk Shot
120
70%
5
30% chance to poison the target.
Hammer Arm
100
90%
10
Lowers the user's Speed by 1.
Headbutt
70
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Ice Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to freeze the target.
Low Kick
--
100%
20
More power the heavier the target.
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.
Night Slash
70
100%
15
High critical hit ratio.
Punishment
--
100%
5
60 power +20 for each of the target's stat boosts.
Pursuit
40
100%
20
Power doubles if a foe is switching out.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Reversal
--
100%
15
More power the less HP the user has left.
Rock Climb
90
85%
20
20% chance to confuse the target.
Rock Slide
75
90%
10
30% chance to flinch the foe(s).
Rock Smash
40
100%
15
50% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Rock Tomb
50
80%
10
100% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Scratch
40
100%
35
No additional effect.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% paralysis chance)
Seismic Toss
--
100%
20
Does damage equal to the user's level.
Shadow Claw
70
100%
15
High critical hit ratio.
Slash
70
100%
20
High critical hit ratio.
Strength
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Sucker Punch
80
100%
5
Usually goes first. Fails if target is not attacking.
Thunder Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Amnesia
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Def by 2.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Block
--
--
5
Prevents the target from switching out.
Bulk Up
--
--
20
Raises the user's Attack and Defense 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.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Encore
--
100%
5
The target repeats its last move for 4-8 turns.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Focus Energy
--
--
30
Raises the user's critical hit ratio by 2.
Mimic
--
--
10
The last move the target used replaces this one.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Rain Dance
--
--
5
For 5 turns, heavy rain powers Water moves.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Roar
--
100%
20
Forces the target to switch to a random ally.
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.
Taunt
--
100%
20
For 3-5 turns, the target can't use status moves.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.
Yawn
--
--
10
Puts the target to sleep after 1 turn.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Slaking can perform in Diamond/Pearl. 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 DP Move and Ability Combos for Slaking

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