Comic 265 - Cut Some Slack
27th Aug 2018, 5:03 PM
Cut Some Slack
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Guybrush20X6 edit delete
Guybrush20X6
Slaking is basically the poster 'mon for the detrimental ability. It's got base stats on par of Groudon and Kyogre but it gives away every second turn. It is possible to work around but it only really works in double battles. And it's certainly not good for when you're paying by the hour.

There's a new Nintendo Indies Direct tomorrow so it'll be interesting to see what series goes portable next.
User comments:
Caio (Guest) edit delete reply
Slaking at least learns Retaliate, so you can give it a Choice Scarf, bring it after something dies and deal ridiculous damage. It's pretty good on Random Battles.

Regigigas is the sad one, though. It has to be a sitting duck for 5 turns before it starts doing things, and those things aren't even great.
Zerix26 edit delete reply
Zerix26
Actually, there might be a way to work around Slaking’s ability. Send in Yamask or Cofagrigus first, let it spread the Mummy ability to the opponent, send out Slaking, attack to give it Mummy, and BOOM! You’ve got a bandaged sloth of doom!
Dr. Gallade (Guest) edit delete reply
I was thinking something more along the lines of Simple Beam
TheCopyUniverse (Guest) edit delete reply
Simple Beam doesn't work on Pokémon with Truant, sadly.
Candlestick (Guest) edit delete reply
I find this funny since I love Slaking.
Though his change when evolving shocked me. Twice.
Hipfire1 (Guest) edit delete reply
So, doctor's ability is not trace? It would have been funnier if she got affected by slaking Haha.
WillOfTheWinds (Guest) edit delete reply
I mean, I'd assume that she would have to fight him for it to be activated.

Trace: Allowing you to Be Lazy while Claiming It's not your fault...
Tzauri (Guest) edit delete reply
Really, in a single battle, your best option is usually Giga Impact.
Guest (Guest) edit delete reply
Personally I’m just surprised he didn’t break the chair, I know snorlax or Arceus forbid groudon would wreck that thing, how heavy is slacking again?
Barduwulf (Guest) edit delete reply
Slaking weighs 287,7 pounds, so basically the same as an overweight person, the couch would handle him with ease
Voidberry (Guest) edit delete reply
Counterpoint: Slow start, Regigigas