If you absolutely have to parasitize your Galarian Slowpoke with a poisonous, potentially malevolent Shellder, it’s probably best to only do it once. The mind is not made to comprehend that kind of creepiness more than once in a lifetime. The question is, then, do you stick that Shellder on its front paw to make a Slowbro, or plop it on its head to make a Slowking? Looks like we’re gonna have to compare and contrast to find out: is Galarian Slowbro or Galarian Slowking better in Pokémon GO?
Pokémon GO: Galarian Slowbro or Galarian Slowking?
First, let’s cover the types. This one’s a stalemate right off the bat, as both Galarian Slowbro and Galarian Slowking have the same typing: Poison/Psychic. This means their resistances break down like this:
- Weak against: Ground, Ghost, Dark
- Resistant to: Poison, Grass, Fairy
- Double-resistant to: Fighting
Next, the raw stats. Galarian Slowbro is packing a base attack of 182, base defense of 156, and base stamina of 216, all culminating in a level 40 max CP of 2,445. Galarian Slowking has the edge in this endeavor, packing a base attack of 190, base defense of 180, and base stamina of 216, adding up to a level 40 max CP of 2,717. That’s a pretty substantial boost over Galarian Slowbro.
Finally, the moves and DPS potential. Galarian Slowbro has the following moves in its kit:
- Poison Jab (Poison)
- Confusion (Psychic)
- Sludge Bomb (Poison)
- Psychic (Psychic)
- Focus Blast (Fighting)
Galarian Slowbro’s strongest Main Move is Psychic, with a DPS of 38.6.
Meanwhile, Galarian Slowking is packing the following moves in its kit:
- Acid (Poison)
- Confusion (Psychic)
- Hex (Ghost)
- Shadow Ball (Ghost)
- Sludge Wave (Poison)
- Future SIght (Psychic)
Galarian Slowking’s strongest Main Move is Future Sight, with a DPS of 53.3.
This is a tricky comparison, as Galarian Slowking definitely has the higher damage potential overall, but Galarian Slowbro’s ability to use Focus Blast gives it some safety against Dark types, one of its weaknesses. For the purposes of this comparison, we’ll call this another tie.
And so, our final outcome at a score of 1-0 and two ties puts Galarian Slowking on top. If you want some quality Psychic damage and only a slight chance of nightmares, Galarian Slowking’s your huckleberry.