Slaking, the evolved version of Slakoth and Vigoroth, is a normal type Pokémon with one of the highest ATK and HP stats in the game. Slaking is also one of the few Pokémon that can use specific attacks such as Thunderbolt to handle Flying, Water types. It is also capable of learning Fire Blast for Gourgeist-XL and Tangela. Despite its amazing stats, it unfortunately has the Truant ability. This allows other Pokémon to outrun it before it even has a chance to attack. Most people would prefer using either Ursaring, Bouffalant, or Stoutland as an alternative to Slacking.
|Type 1||Type 2|
|HP||Attack||Defense||Special Attack||Special Defense||Agility|
|Super Effective x4||–|
|Super Effective x2||Fighting|
|Not Effective x 1/2||–|
|Not Effective x 1/4||–|
|Physical Attacks||Special Attacks||Special Moves|
|Giga Impact||Slack Off|
|Low Kick||Bulk Up|
Choice Band Type
|EffortValues||Attack 252 Speed 252|
|Held Item||Choice Band|
|Required Move List||Giga Impact|
When using this item, Slaking is made more into a cannon. The Choice Band is an item that increases a pokémon’s attack by 50%. But doing so also drops the speed. In this case, it’s alright for Slaking since he has the Truant ability which makes him skip a turn or two. Having the Choice Band synergize with the Giga Impact can have Slaking taking out enemies with a single hit.
|Effort Value||Attack 252 Speed 252|
|Item Held||Life Orb/Lum Berry|
|Required Move List||Giga Impact／Encore|
Slaking here on the other hand takes a tankier role in comparison to the Choice Band build. This build allows him to sustain damage but at the same be able to inflict heavy damage per round. Using the Life Orb allows him to sustain throughout battle and can help you heal your Pokémon if they’re all downed. There’s also not much to worry about it not being able to do much damage. It has one of the highest ATK and HP bases in the game which can make him quite a nuisance to deal with.