Pokémon are all about their stat numbers, and similar to athletes, they are incredibly important to the final performance. Unless it’s about the slowest Pokémon around.
And because we love categorizing our precious power-packing pets to figure out who the best in their individual categories are.
But this ranking? Not so much.
We scoured through our Pokedexes, consulted Professor Oak, and came to a list of the slowest Pokémon out there with appropriate ranking.
But although they might be slow, each of these Pokémon has some kind of redeeming factor in the other stat departments that makes them all viable options on the battlefield.
So let’s get on with it.
The 15 Slowest Pokemon Of All Time
Ouch. The fact that Torkoal is the fastest Pokémon on the list, with a paltry speed stat of 20, will tell you all you need to know about this list.
A fire-type, a Torkoal, represents a tortoise. With a giant volcano on its back, the Torkoal has a shell with smoke and vapor emanating from three giant holes in it.
Despite it not being a surprise that a Pokémon resembling a tortoise is on this list, the Torkoal, similar to a Pineco, makes up for it with a great defence.
Although carrying the looks of an accomplished swimmer with a thick tail and branching gills, this water-type Pokémon is deceptively…err, slow.
The counterpart of one of nature’s finest designs in the Pokémon universe, the Silcoon is an evolutionary step in the process of a Wurmple evolving into a Beautifly.
This midway-evolved Pokémon looks like a cocoon and resides in trees, covering itself all the way in silk.
This entry is not a surprise at all. With no real appendages to speak of, a Pineco being on this list isn’t really a huge spoiler.
They build on their stocky frames by making armor out of tree bark to add to their shells and make them bigger. The extra weight costs them a lot of movement, but it is a necessary sacrifice, with them having no real movement to speak of
Pinecos reside in trees, and with a strong defensive stat, make up for the lack of speed by being tanks that can take a lot of damage before falling over.
Another one of Wurmple’s evolutionary directions, turning into a Cascoon will make it evolve into Dustox.
Unlike the Silcoon, however, this evolutionary step does not move at all and hides under foliage to make sure that it is not damaged during the process of turning.
Yet another great defensive option, a Roggenrola is not the best representative of speed in the Pokémon universe, but it can absorb a lot of damage.
Rogganrola’s main asset is its defense, with a stat of 85. Although due to the lack of speed it is vulnerable to faster-moving Pokemon, Roggenrola can hold its own through the sheer toughness it has.
Although it does have legs, they do not help with a lot of movement.
The Foongus is a deceptive Pokémon. These creatures have an odd, semi-Pokeball-shaped head and a body resembling a mushroom.
Foongi (get it) move really slow, and primarily lure other Pokémon, people, and especially their prey to grassy areas where they have the advantage.
A Sandygast is slow, and well, that’s pretty much it. These Pokémon are the sand castles that people left behind on the seashore.
Despite being so slow, a Sandygast doesn’t have much of a redeeming quality either.
Their attack is weak, their defence is vulnerable, and without much movement, there is little convincing about their selection in a Pokedex.
One of the slowest Pokémon added in the new Sword and Shield, a Pincurchin doesn’t really have anything going for it, much like a Sandygast.
Resembling a sea urchin, this is one of the slowest Pokémon around and isn’t a great option to battle with. It’s a collector’s item, we guess.
Now, if Ferroseed could hover, it would be on an entirely different list. Long story short, it does not. A Ferroseed is an egg-like Pokémon covered with spikes that does not move fast.
Why so? Well, its primary method of movement is rolling. With spikes. Yeah, we know.
Like many other Pokémon at their infant stages of evolution, a Bonsly is horribly slow.
Although it might look like a small plant, a Bonsly is actually a rock-type, so any efforts at watering in hopes of an evolution is a fool’s errand.
Another Pokémon with a severe lack of speed, a Trapinch has a much greater-than-average attack, which makes it a great option unless you are looking for both speed and attack.
Trapinch is a great starter Pokémon, however, despite being one of the slowest Pokemon around.
Even people who don’t know anything about the larger Pokémon universe know about Snorlax, the colossal, sloth-like Pokémon who loves eating and sleeping and being a cute, cuddly bear.
Much like his evolution, Munchlax likes to, well, munch, snore and roar. Man, being a Pokemon doesn’t take much, does it? Well, at least when this is all that you have to do.
Well, Munchlax is the same, only a few steps down in the evolutionary process. Still, the fact that it is slower than a Snorlax gets it up to third on our list.
Introduced in Sun and Moon, we’re not sure what is going on with Pyukumuku. Capable of making organs by spitting them out of its mouth, a Pyukumuku is one of the strangest and slowest Pokémon on this list.
The slowest Pokémon in Sword and Shield and of all time, the Shuckle also resembles a tortoise.
The dual bug-and-rock type Pokémon has a huge shell, bigger than its own size which contributes to its lack of movement. But, similar to many entries on this list, the shell also heavily contributes to a Shuckle’s defense.
Although they are slow, they are not ineffective. Here is a strengths and weaknesses guide on your favorite Pokemon, to help you optimize the way you battle with them and strategize better!