Slakoth Community Day Announced for June!

Well, it looks like June will be a bit on the lazier side as Slakoth Community Day has been announced! Per the last few Community Days, Slakoth Day has been scheduled globally for Saturday, June 8, 2019, from 3pm – 6pm (local time). During the scheduled three hours, Slakoth will appear more frequently in the wild, and you may encounter its Shiny form!

Slakoth Community Day Event Details

Shiny Slakoth Family

Below are Slakoth, Vigoroth, and Slaking’s normal and shiny sprites for comparison. As you can see, Slakoth is a bright hue of pinkish purple, which will make it EXTREMELY obvious when you find a shiny!

Slakoth Family Stats, Moves and More

The numbers for Slaking have always been impressive on the eyes but, as we all know, it’s bark has always been bigger than it’s bite.

As we learned upon it’s initial release, Slaking was nerfed by giving it only one fast move, Yawn, and by reducing it’s stats slightly. Yawn is only available inside the Slaking family and deals zero (almost zero) damage, but generates 15 Energy every 1.7 seconds. In other words, Slaking can’t deal damage outside of it’s Charge move windows.


Currently, Slaking’s best moveset (and we use the term best loosely) is Yawn/Play Rough but it also has access to the following moves:

  • Yawn Normal (fast)
  • Hyper Beam Normal (charged)
  • Earthquake Ground (charged)
  • Play Rough Fairy (charged)

If…and only if, they decided to give Slaking a Fast Move, any fast move, (Scratch please!) this massive attacker will suddenly go from the worst Pokémon in your storage, to the worst nightmare for anyone or anything you are attacking! (aka…it becomes quite the viable attacker. Not to mention, Slaking takes neutral damage from everything but fighting-types.)


To evolve Slakoth to Vigoroth, you are looking at a mere, 25 Candy cost.

Vigoroth to Slaking, your standard 100 Candy.

What Slakoth Community Day comes down to…

New Move. New Move. New Move!

As with previous Community Day Announcements, the exclusive move was not confirmed but we will keep you updated as we learn more!

It’s been an entire year since a featured Pokémon has been given a Fast Move, could it be time for Niantic to award us like that of Larvitar Community Day and give this gentle giant the spotlight? Keep your fingers crossed Trainers!


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