Slowpoke are large pink creatures that resemble a cross between a salamander and a hippopotamus. They have four legs, each of which ends in a single white claw. They have a long, tapering tail that is lighter in color towards the tip, curled ears, and rounded, tan muzzles.
Slowpoke have unusual tails, which drip a sweet-tasting sappy substance. This substance is attractive to many species of fish, and can be used as a lure. In addition, if their tail is cut off, it will grow back quickly. Unfortunately, Slowpoke are extremely unintelligent, and tend to forget what they are doing.
Slowpoke are amphibious creatures of notoriously dim intellect. They take a long time to respond to outside stimuli; it takes as much as five seconds for them to process pain. Their tails are particularly numb to pain, as it takes more than a day for them to feel when they have been bitten on their tail. Although they are generally seen as being extraordinarily stupid, they are very gentle and caring, as well as skilled anglers. Unfortunately, they are easily distracted and forget what they were doing. Although many view Slowpoke as largely useless creatures, many folktales surround Slowpoke, including the belief that their yawns cause rain.
Slowpoke are commonly found at the water's edge. Their home range includes Kanto and Johto.
Slowpoke uses its tail to catch prey by dipping it in water at the side of a river.
This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.