With the addition of Galarian Slowking to Pokémon Go, you will now have to choose between it or Galarain Slowbro in the Great or Ultra leagues. Both of these Pokémon have a way to slip into the meta. While not a great choice, they are a good option to choose if you want to try something new in your Pokémon Go. In this guide, we will break down how good Galarian Slowking is and how to best use it in Pokémon Go.
Galarian Slowking is a Poison and Psychic type Pokémon. It is weak against Dark, Ghost, or Ground-type attacks, but is resistant to Fairy, Fighting, Grass, and Poison-type moves. You don't want to use it in the Master League due to its overall stats. He has a maximum CP of 2.717, an attack of 162, a defense of 154, and a stamina of 182. If you were to give him an XL candy, it only rises to a CP of 3.072, increasing his attack to 172, defense to 163, and stamina to 194. Galarian Slowking fits well in the Great League but has more potential in the Ultra League.
The moveset is also essential for Galarian Slowking. The best fast move he can use is confusion, with the other choice being hex and acid. Of the three options, Confusion is the better choice, giving Galarian Slowking a lot of energy to use his charged moves. When it comes to those charged moves, the shadow ball is the best attack he can learn, and it's a draw between poison-type mud wave or psychic-type future sight. Both are good choices. We tend to lean more towards the mud wave.
You can use Galarian Slowking to fight against Deoxys, Dewgong, Medicham, Machamp, Primeape, Conkeldurr, Nidoqueen, and many more of the many types of poison that were used by trainers from their buff several months ago. However, it will fight against Dark and especially Ghost types, such as Absol, Weavile, Scraggy, and commonly used Ground types, such as Galarian Stunfisk and Krookodile.
Overall, Galarian Slowking is a particular choice and opponents can easily counter him. It is best used in Ultra League to get the most out of this Pokémon. You will always have to use it as your main Pokémon, swapping it with your Switch. You may want to use a shield on it to protect yourself from your opponent's charge move, but these might be better saved for your Switch.