Best Slaking Moveset in Pokémon Go

Slaking might be a slouch, but he has high Attack and Stamina! Use this guide to find his best moves.

Slaking is one of the strongest Pokemon in Pokemon Go, with its max CP topping even Machamp and Tyranitar. It is also a Normal-type Pokemon, which means it doesn't have many weaknesses, but not many resistances either (one of each, in fact). Still, Slaking is in high demand because of its high Attack and Stamina. In this guide, we're covering its best moves and basic stats.

Best Slaking Moveset in Pokémon Go

The best movesets for Slaking sometimes depend on the technique you use as a player and the Pokémon the opponent is using. However, in this guide, we will cover the top-ranking movesets based on their average stats for damage and success.

Before we list the movesets, we're going to cover a few basic stats about Slaking, so you can adequately prepare your playstyle and pick the appropriate movesets.

Basic Stats

  • Type(s): Normal
  • Heavy Weakness(es): None
  • Weakness(es): Fighting
  • Resistance(s): None
  • Strong Resistance(s): Ghost
  • Boosted By: Partly Cloudy Weather
  • Max CP: 4335
  • Attack | Defense | Stamina: 290 | 166 | 284

Related: Best Tyranitar Moveset in Pokémon Go - Pro Game Guides

Best Movesets

The following two moves reflect the attacks that show up the most frequently on the top four moves. While this generally means this is the best moveset, it's not guaranteed.

  • #1 Fast Attack: Yawn
  • #1 Charge Attack: Play Rough

The remaining movesets are the top nine movesets for Slaking, ranked by DPS (damage per second).

  • #1
    • DPS: 11.67
    • Fast Attack: Yawn
    • Charge Attack: Play Rough
  • #2
    • DPS: 11.55
    • Fast Attack: Yawn
    • Charge Attack: Body Slam
  • #3
    • DPS: 9.56
    • Fast Attack: Yawn
    • Charge Attack: Hyper Beam
  • #4
    • DPS: 8.28
    • Fast Attack: Yawn
    • Charge Attack: Earthquake

Attack Types

Similar to Pokémon, attacks have a type (i.e., Fighting, Fairy, Psychic, etc.). In the list below, we list the attack type of every attack mentioned in the movesets for Slaking above. Use this list to determine the best moves against the Pokémon your Slaking is fighting.

  • Normal-type Attacks
    • Slaking's Moves
      • Yawn
      • Body Slam
      • Hyper Beam
    • Super Effective Against: None
    • Not Very Effective Against: Ghost, Rock, Steel
  • Fairy-type Attacks
    • Slaking's Moves
      • Play Rough
    • Super Effective Against: Dark, Dragon, Fighting
    • Not Very Effective Against: Fire, Poison, Steel
  • Ground-type Attacks
    • Slaking's Moves
      • Earthquake
    • Super Effective Against: Electric, Fire, Poison, Rock, Steel
    • Not Very Effective Against: Bug, Flying, Grass

With these lists, you'll know when to use Slaking and how to use him most effectively. Good luck battling!

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