Pokémon Omega Ruby And Alpha Sapphire Trailer Shows Off Mega Slowbro

By Ishaan . August 16, 2014 . 7:16am


Mega Slowbro is another of the new additions to Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, and this morning, The Pokémon Company shared a new trailer featuring it and its special moves.


When Slowbro Mega Evolves into Mega Slowbro, it gathers energy into the Shellder clamped onto its tail. The hardness of its shell is boosted, and makes its armour incredibly strong. Mega Slowbro balances on its tail during battles, wearing Shellder as an impenetrable armour over itself.


Mega Slowbro gains the Shell Armor Ability, which prevents opponents from landing a critical hit. Its Defense and Sp. Attack also increase, making it a good choice for battles of endurance.

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  • AuraGuyChris


    • Capenguin

      Actually Slowbro is Water/Psychic and the Rock-type isn’t resistant to Dragon-type.

    • zferolie

      Slowbro is psychic/water

      • AuraGuyChris

        Uh, then, how did that Dragon Claw made a “not so effective” sound?

        • zferolie

          I think that was the normal sound, just muted slightly. Also, Dragon does neutral damage to rock

        • Josh A. Stevens

          There wasn’t a “not every effective” sound and the message wasn’t shown. It had normal effectiveness, but just did very little because Mega Slowbro is incredibly bulky.

  • Jin Kisaragi

    Mega Slowbro looks ridiculous.

  • Byron Kerrison II

    Mega Slowbro looks painful.

  • DrakeClawfang

    Those stat boosts better make Slowbro awesome to justify the loss of Regenerator and the Mega Slot.

    • HarakiriKami

      But he has regenerator before he mega evolves anyway, just mega evolve when the time is right

      • DrakeClawfang

        But see that’s the thing, you need to save it for the right time. Using Mega Slowbro costs my team it’s Mega Slot, costs Slowbro free healing if I ever switch it out, and costs it its help item, and in exchange it gets a lame ability and some stat boosts. So those stat boosts better be worth the sacrifice, and if Mega Slowbro is a circumstantial thing then I’m wondering why I’d want to use him over the numerous other, better Megas.

        • HarakiriKami

          Because it fufils the role you need on your team

          It’s a simple question of do you need the Bro’s awesome bulk now or do you want to keep switching him out so he can heal himself with overall less bulk

          • DrakeClawfang

            The simpler question, as I’ve brought up, is the awesome bulk good enough to make it worth giving up the other role?

          • HarakiriKami

            all mega evo’s get another 100+ BST usually ( garchomp for instance got his speed lowered in mega form and funneled into attack. But its too slow for the top tier threats which is why everyone just uses garchomp instead since mega garchomp is a rather situational pokemon. Its like using chansey over blissey because that eviolite defense is ham)

          • DrakeClawfang

            I know how it works. It just depends on how the extra stats are distributed.

  • Istillduno

    Eh, Slowbro already doesn’t give a single **** about much of anything hitting it really with the right EV spread and loosing regenerator for shell armour doesn’t seem like a good trade.

    Will probably save my mega slot for something else.

    • HarakiriKami

      Well he has regenerator anyway.

      He’s a tank not supposed to be apart of your switch game XD

    • 하세요

      It really depends. If he gets an insane enough defense boost, Slack Off may be enough.

      • HarakiriKami

        Or just amnesia spamming

  • Renaldi Saputra

    more like beyblade

  • Mark Lengod

    We Noel’s pants now

  • Namuro

    Finally… We become one! ❤

    • HarakiriKami

      I like this guy

  • Suriel Cruz

    A bad design, that’s all I have to say. Poor choice.

    • Gear

      How is it a bad design when this represents what slowbro is supposed to be?

  • Niyari

    welp. that feel when you realize you’ve probably outgrown pokemon.

    • HarakiriKami

      You can , you know, not like the design and still like pokemon for all its depth.

    • SlickRoach

      Pfft too old for Pokémon? Nonsense!

      • HarakiriKami

        Damn Straight.

      • Keksus

        He’s probably 14 or 15. That’s when people think they’ve outgrown Pokémon.

        • HarakiriKami

          That never happened to me when I was 15 ._.

  • Steven Higgins

    Shellder got a taste, now it wants the whole thing.

    • triablos

      Give a guy an inch eh?

  • Nagi

    At first it was the tail now its the whole bro… sorta feel like the trainer did a death sentence every time he makes it mega ._. oh yeah i dont like dunsparce put give it some love plz and lapras dont treat her as a boat only

  • FivePointedTheStar

    It looks like a strait jacket now.

  • MrOrpheus

    Well, I’ve found my new favorite Mega Evolution. Just think about how triumphant it’ll feel to beat some salty schmuck with something that looks as gloriously silly as that does. Just think about how furious the fool will get when he can’t make a dent in that hard, pink bulk.

    My friends, those dead eyes are eyes born to watch the world burn.

  • Guest

    oh, looks like they out of pokemon ideas, time to move on people.

    • HarakiriKami

      Someone says this every generation. And there are still over 10,000 animals and things that havent been turned into pokemon

      How else will natural selection decide whether Swellow or Spearow is better? Staraptor or Pidgeot? Unfezant or NANANANANA SALAMENCE.

      That is the true evolution in the pokemon universe.

      ~Wii all live, in a pokemon world, (Po-ké-mon) I wanna be the greatest master of them ALL, PO_KE_MON!~

    • DarkRoxas


    • 하세요

      Or you can move on, and the millions of us can stay. K bai.

  • He looks so retarded now… and I love it!

  • Spider-Man

    Mega Evolutions are neat, but I kinda miss regular evolutions and alternate ones.

    • Princess_Eevee9

      Same. For some reason I think they’ll still happen.

    • HarakiriKami


      2 gens ago every single person was yelling their head off at the “overdesigned” evolutions of Electebuzz and Magmar lmao.

      Mega’s are a different mechanic. All item based. So we get more “pokmeon” mid gen. It’s all good folk’s lmao

      I’ll be mad if Jynx gets a mega evo because she deserves a regular evolution because A, her stats suck, B she’s a part of the Magmar/ Electebuzz trio like UnoDosTres

      Unless they want to stick her with Mr Mime lol. I wouldnt be mad then

      • Elliot Roman

        Omg I’ve been wanting both jinx,sudowoodo and mrmime to get regular evos for the longest, anything with an infant stage should have a 3rd evo

        • HarakiriKami

          I’d be fine if all 3 of them get mega-evo’s

          Just no mega evo’s for like only 2 of them and the others get no mega or evo at all

          I have OCD and that would just piss me off since they can have different evos

  • Strain42

    I just hate how sad he looks now. Yeah with regular Slowbro he still had a Shellder biting down on him, but he was still happy, he didn’t seem to mind.

    Now he just looks depressed as hell…why would any loving trainer let this happen to their Slowbro?

    • Princess_Eevee9

      Look really close you’ll notice it’s still derpy as usual.

      • Strain42

        He still looks sad in the artwork and that turns me away from him. Like how Chatot looks super pissed in a lot of his artwork.

  • Impenetrable armor?

    …Quantum energy weapons?

    …Superhuman strength?

  • TheGioG

    You poor derpy bastard. Even your Mega Slowking evolution won’t make matters any better for you…

    • Jesse Torres

      That actually looks pretty cool.

  • SlickRoach

    BEST. MEGA EVO. EVER. Goty 2014-infinity

  • Shippoyasha

    Looks funny. I think there could be some more funny looking Mega Evolutions than just making a Pokemon look more edgy and menacing.

  • Eder García

    Pokemon cannibalism?

    • HarakiriKami

      Pokemon eat each other yes.

      There are also real animals in the pokemon

      Apparently pokemon and humans evolved from the same thing


      • Renaldi Saputra

        To bad they never show it in the anime series
        Didn’t know about the manga

        • disqus_sLWeWfzzbA

          They do in episode 3 where ash catches caterpie and pidgeotto tries to catch caterpie to eat it.

          • Renaldi Saputra

            just try to catch, not really eat it, right? then, still it’s a no

      • Mastery

        Animals exist in the anime, not the games.

        • HarakiriKami

          Nah they’re in the games too.

          Tell me do you pay attention to the game’s text? because it looks like you dont.

          • Mastery

            When has an animal ever been mentioned in the game’s text?

          • HarakiriKami

            The NPC’s in the first game lol.

            Oh and this whats the port town in Hoenn called?
            The one by the department store, he talks about an animal there too. Something about a Lanturn and its food.

            SInnoh also has an NPC at one of its lakes and the library too

            Fish or something.

            But fish is rare in the pokemon universe. So they eat magikarp burgers.

            Pokemon and humans eat other pokemon and get married to them ect. Real animals are diminished in population

  • ChristyKf9

    So when are they gonna announce Mega Slowking, kind of have to now.

  • thrak


  • Kaihedgie

    Looks like he ain’t goin’ anywhere

  • Yan Zhao

    Kinda weird how they give a mega evolution to a pokemon that didnt even attain its final evolution form. Whats the point of going Slowking now?

    • rubin

      Slowbro doesn’t evolve into Slowking. It’s a branching evolution like Vileplume and Bellossom.

    • ChristyKf9

      Slowking is an alternate Evolution to Slowbro not a final form. That being says if one alt form gets Mega evolution the other one should too. IE Mega Gallade

    • Krisi92

      What the others said. Plus, their stats are pretty much identical, except Slowbro has a little more Defense, and Slowking has a little more Sp. Defense.

    • Elliot Roman

      I’m honestly surprised that ppl think slow bro evolves into slowking… Its an alternative evolution for slowpoke. Example. Gloom can evolve into vileplume or bellossom depending on the stone. Kirlia will turn to gardevour unless its a boy, then it’ll evolve into gallade.

      • Yan Zhao

        I actually didnt know that, since I never ever used Slowpoke or its evolutions lol

        • Elliot Roman

          its ok man, youre not the only one apparently

  • mike dickson

    Slowbro : I guess I just mega evolved am I .. Am I pretty like the others

    Me: *sniff* yes slowbro your the prettiest of them all the prettiest of them all

  • rubin

    I love the new Fire Blast animation

  • My Slowbro brings all the Shellders to the yard, and their like can I taste more?

  • Antonio Potter

    Design wise this was a missed opportunity

    • Gear

      Nah the design fits it perfectly

    • Technically the design is more or less righ on the alley on what would happen to slowbro… since shelder biting its tail prompts the evolution… what would stop it from eating slowbro

      • Antonio Potter

        Yes I could appreciate that but nevertheless seems like a missed opportunity to add some twist to the formula. Maybe an armoured slowbro or some other shelters coming in for help. This is already a mega-evolution, why hold back?

        • The problem with the conceptual designs alot of people are making for slowbro is that they forget that Shelder is still alive. they are turning shelder into a lifeless armor instead of a symbiotic relationship

          • Antonio Potter

            Still feels like a step down from Slowking (not in the same evolutionary branch but shouldn’t upstage a mega evolution anyway).

  • triablos

    Saw this in the leak and I was not happy. The design is disappointing, but it makes sense so boo me.

  • Jesse Torres

    He looks uncomfortable and in pain. Poor Slowbro.

  • Jettythesunfish

    To be honest, I didn’t really like Mega Slowbro’s design. Looks like it’s being eaten alive by the Shellder. But eh, I’ll get used to it.

    • it IS being eaten alive… its just that the eating part is symbiotic… shelder feeds of Slowbro’s energy, Slowbro gains an impenertable Armor

      • Snorlaxation

        And then eventually it will comsume Slowpoke whole, thereby preventing it from being harmed by the other Pokemon entirely,…or from the sun… or oxygen.

  • Ecchitori

    Critical hits are scary but due to its scarcity, I think Regenerator is still better IMO. But I guess Mega Slowbro here will be a stay-in tank and not an Annoying tank anymore.

  • Armageddon

    And I thought slowking was weird. Slowbro has the weirdest and yet amusing evolutions.

  • lyhthegreat .

    what about funbro???

  • I’m one of the three people who love this design. He’s way too cool.

  • sharinganmor92

    maybe mega beedrill since he sucks or what about a crstal stone that lets u make crystal onix

  • Ban The Jackass

    Mega Slowbro. *snicker* Ya get it? “Mega” Slow, bro!

  • TerrenceEncore Jones

    I actually want to see the concept art that was not accepted for Mega Slowbro.

  • Black Is a Status

    WTF?! is mega Raichu

  • J_Joestar

    OMG have you heard? Slowpoke just got an alternate evolution!
    Trade it with a King’s Rock and you’ll be surprised at what comes out!

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    Oh god why!…….its eating him alive

  • Snorlaxation

    Reminds me of Soledad’s Slowbro, and how it attacked by getting on the tip of its shell and spinning around.

    I wonder if Slowking will also get a Mega Evolution…

    Like, Slowbro Mega for AlphaS, and Slowking Mega for OmegaR?

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