Slowking (5e Race)

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"I could use pants"
—Slowking, Pokemon The Movie 2000

Physical Description[edit]


Slowking are a bipedal, pink-colored pokemon with a pale yellow muzzle and scaled belly. Its arms end in hands consisting of a single clawed digit and a small clawless thumb, while it's short, stumpy legs end in feet possessing a single claw. Around its neck is a spiny ruff with alternating red and white stripes. The Shellder that adorns its head has a spiral shape with two horns near the base with a red gem embedded in its center. A long tail protrudes from its backside.

Interestingly, some Slowking have been observed to have darker, more purplish skin, with the Shellder's gem sharing this coloration. Even it's ruff changes color, having blue stripes instead of red.


While Slowpoke, who have been observed nearly everywhere, have always evolved due to being bitten by Shellder, these evolutions only occurred when the Shellder bit the Slowpoke's tail. Slowking, however, comes to be when a Shellder bites a Slowpoke's head, the toxins from which unlock a mysterious power that raises the Slowpoke's IQ to incredible heights, often comparable to award-winning scientists. The first time this phenomenon was witnessed was in the Johto region and seems to only happen to Slowpoke who wear a King's Rock, a rare stone that also was first discovered in Johto.

Legends tell of a Slowking on the island of Shamouti who aided a group of young pokemon trainers in freeing the three legendary birds, Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres, from capture by an eccentric pokemon collector.


Given how they are rarely found in the wild, Slowking don't really have their own society. They spend their days doing research to uncover the mysteries of the world, or, if they live on the tropical islands of Alola, engage in a battle of wits against the sage-like Oranguru. Sadly, if the Shellder is removed from its head, it forgets everything it has learned.

Slowking Names[edit]

Slowking names are usually Common.

Slowking Traits[edit]

Gentle geniuses who reside near wetlands
Ability Score Increase. Your Constitution, Intelligence and Wisdom score all increase by 1.
Age. Slowkings can live up to 80 years, though some have lived for over 120 years.
Alignment. Slowkings are usually neutral and generally good natured.
Size. Slowkings stand at over 6 feet tall. Your size is Medium.
Speed. Your base walking speed is 20 feet. You have a swim speed of 30 feet.
Oblivious. You have advantage on saving throws against being charmed.
Own Tempo. You have advantage on saving throws against being frightened.
Natural Helm. Due to the large durable Shellder shell on your head, you cannot wear helms, but your Armor Class is 12 + your Dexterity modifier.
Regenerator. When you roll a hit die to regain hit points, you may reroll one of the dice. You can only do this once before you must complete a long rest.
Languages. You can speak, read, and write Common and one exotic language of your choice.

Random Height and Weight[edit]

6′ 7″ +3" 175 lb. × 1 lb.

*Height = base height + height modifier
**Weight = base weight + (height modifier × weight modifier)

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