The Speed stat is more than a representation of a Pokémon's swiftness. It also determines which Pokémon attacks first in battle. If two Pokémon have the same Speed, the Pokémon who goes first is decided at random. The Speed stat can be increased by giving a Pokémon Carbos. Carbos will cost a pretty penny but can make the difference between winning and losing a Pokémon battle.
As you may have guessed, many of the slowest Pokémon are still in their baby evolutionary stage. This is not always the case, as slow Pokémon can be in the adult form. Feel sorry for these feeble wimps. These are the 10 slowest Pokémon of all time.
To kick off this list, we have the tenth slowest Pokémon to be discovered so far. This baby Pokémon proves to be capable of moving at a snail-rate. We knew it was a baby Pokémon, but its Speed just seems absurd.
When it evolves into a Jigglypuff, its Speed slightly increases. Some Pokémon are born to be swift and others, sluggish. Judging by the chubby size of its feet, it's not surprising to learn that Igglybuff's base stat in Speed is 15. Use Igglybuff as a volleyball, not as the starting Pokémon in your lineup.
As its name implies, Slowpoke is a slow Pokémon—one of the slowest we've seen yet. Slowpoke would rather be lying on the beach, soaking in the sun, than moving at all. It bears similarities to a salamander and a hippopotamus.
It looks so out of it most of the time, which is evident by its dull intellect. Slowpoke is slow, to say the least. It's possible that Slowpoke's yawn is the cause of rain. And even if a Slowpoke loses its tail, it will grow back—slowly.
Cleffa is the baby form of a Clefairy and Clefable. Cleffa must have a high friendship when it levels up for it to turn into a Clefairy. Like many other baby Pokémon, Cleffa is exceedingly slow. It has a base Speed stat of 15.
Cleffa doesn't have fingers or opposable thumbs. It's not surprising to learn that Cleffa is slow, given its youth and impractical appendages. How Cleffa remains balanced is a miracle. Cleffa takes the shape of a star, but unlike a star, Cleffa is very slow.
Stakataka is not part of an evolutionary chain since it doesn't evolve from or into another Pokémon. Interestingly enough, Stakataka is one of the Ultra Beasts, a group of extradimensional travelers who came from Ultra Space.
Stakataka may have traveled between dimensions, but in our dimension, it is one of the slowest Pokémon of all time. A Stakataka weighs approximately 1807.8 lbs (820.0 kg). It's a heavyweight, even for a Pokémon made of 150 stone lifeforms.
Ferroseed moves around by rolling. Naturally, as a Pokémon with spikes, rolling is easier said than done. Ferroseed is one of the slowest Pokémon we've encountered thus far. Chances are, most trainers won't want to lug around a spiky, metallic Pokémon.
It is a part Grass-type and part Steel-type Pokémon. Surprisingly, a Ferroseed weighs approximately 41.4 lbs. With its first appearance in Generation V of the main series Pokémon games, Ferroseed can puncture cave walls with its spikes to absorb minerals.
The baby evolutionary form of Sudowoodo is slow like many Pokémon at the baby stage. Given its undeveloped legs and lack of focus, it's no wonder why Bonsly is such a slow Pokémon.
By stats, a Bonsly has 10 Speed. That's low for a baby Pokémon, but how can we hate it since it's so adorable? Although it looks like a small tree, you shouldn't water Bonsly since it is actually a Rock-type. Bonsly cries after collecting too much moisture or being covered in water.
Trapinch is useful to trainers unless they are looking for Speed. The Attack and the rest of its stats are quite high for a Pokémon of its size. In a three-stage evolutionary change consisting of the Pokémon Vibrava and Flygon, Trapinch is the first-stage Pokémon.
By leveling up, Trapinch is capable of learning powerful moves like Hyper Beam, Superpower, Earthquake, and Earth Power. It's a slow Pokémon fit for any trainer's lineup. It's recommended to give Trapinch the Quick Claw item to improve its effectiveness.
This bizarre Pokémon is, as you might have guessed, one of the slowest Pokémon we've encountered so far. Often found by the water, Pyukumuku is a Water-type Pokémon. You may not be able to tell at first glance, but Pyukumuku has two small pink eyes.
It can spit organs from out of its mouth and turn them into almost any shape—like a fist. It's known for its abundance on beaches and has spikes on its head, which is why people tend to hate Pyukumuku.
Weirdly enough, Munchlax was the first Pokémon to be unveiled for Generation IV. It may have made more sense for them to reveal a more impactful Pokémon. Munchlax evolves into Snorlax, and as you could imagine, it is even slower than a Snorlax. For Munchlax to evolve into a Snorlax, it must be leveled up with a high amount of friendship.
How this inferior Pokémon has beaten extinction is nothing short of a miracle. Perhaps it is its high health that has kept it alive all these years. Munchlax is part of a three-way tie for the slowest Pokémon in existence.
And so we come to the end of the list. Shuckle is known for storing berries in its shell and would rather be up in the mountains instead of the beach. It protects itself from attacks by retracting its head and legs inside its shell.
Shuckle, the turtle Pokémon, is one of the slowest Pokémon we have seen so far. With a lowly base Speed stat of 5, Shuckle is part of a three-way tie for the slowest Pokémon. Instead of relying on its Speed, Shuckle has a remarkably high stat in Defense. Like the Pokémon Metapod, Shuckle proves to be ineffective in battles but is an awesome Pokémon regardless.