'Pokémon Sword and Shield' Galarian Slowking Typing, Ability & Signature Move Revealed

During Tuesday's special Pokémon Sword and Shield Crown Tundra online presentation, more information about Galarian Slowking was revealed including its typing, ability and much more.

Galarian Slowking was teased in early 2020 when the expansion passes for Sword and Shield were announced. Similar to Galarian Slowbro, this regional variant of Slowking is exclusive to the Crown Tundra DLC and brings with it a new way to battle with this Psychic-type Pokémon.

Although the new Crown Tundra trailer didn't reveal anything about Galarian Slowking, aside from some quick clips of it, the official Sword and Shield site has a lot more information on this new Pokémon.

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Galarian Slowking will makes its 'Sword and Shield' debut when the Crown Tundra releases. The Pokemon Company/NewsGeek

Similar to Galarian Slowbro, this version of Slowking is a Psychic and Poison-type Pokémon. The method in which it evolves in-game is unknown at this time, but the official site gives some details on how Galarian Slowking comes to be in the Pokémon world.

"A Shellder bite set off a reaction between the chemicals secreted by Galarian Slowpoke's brain and the spices inside its body, causing Slowpoke to gain the Poison type as it evolved into Galarian Slowking. The Shellder's intelligence also skyrocketed, giving the Shellder psychic powers that put other Psychic-type Pokémon to shame."

The site also says that Galarian Slowking utter incantations to communicate with other Slowking. This is also how they perform spells in battle.

Speaking of! Galarian Slowking's new signature move is called Eerie Spell. This special Psychic-type attack deals damage to the opponent, but also reduces the PP of the last move used by the target by three.

The base power of Eerie Spell is unknown at this time, but a combination of Psychic and Spite is a deadly one.

Galarian Slowking's ability is called Curious Medicine. This powerful ability resets stat changes on your side of the field when it comes into battle. The official Sword and Shield website shows a screenshot of a double involving it and an opposing Arcanine.

Arcanine are known for their Intimidate ability, but since Galarian Slowking is normally slower, its ability will activate after Arcanine's. So, the progression of the battle will be Intimidate and then Curious Medicine, completely nullifying the stat changes on the first turn.

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Galarian Slowking's ability activates after Arcanine's. The Pokemon Company

Be sure to keep this ability in mind when training your Galarian Slowking, finding one with bad Speed IVs and a Nature that takes away speed could prove crucial in battle.

Pokémon Sword and Shield, and the Isle of Armor DLC is available now for Nintendo Switch. The Crown Tundra DLC is available starting October 22.

What do you think of Galarian Slowking? What is your ideal moveset and stats for it knowing what we know now? Let us know in the comments section.