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You'll see Kurt as soon as you enter the well. He's hurt his back and can't continue, so you must take on Team Rocket alone. You won't be able to explore the well completely until you know Surf and Strength, so you'll need to return to the area later.

New Pokémon
Gold Silver Crystal

Pokemon 079Slowpoke.pngSlowpoke

Big trouble at the bottom of Slowpoke Well[edit]

Slowpoke Well, Level 1

Kurt cleared the way, but now you're the one who has to do the dirty work. To save Slowpoke, you'll need to defeat the upper left Team Rocket member and his single level 14 Koffing. If you win, the Rockets will vanish, but you still won't be able to proceed any farther in the Well without Strength (HM 04) and Surf (HM 03). The lower Slowpoke is carrying a message that you can intercept.

The spawn rate for Wild Pokémon is very low in this area, 10-15% so Repels aren't always needed to avoid Wild encounters.

Trainers and Items[edit]

Pokemon GSC Rocket Grunt♂.png Rocket Grunt: Pokebuck.png360
Pokemon GSC Rocket Grunt♀.png Rocket Grunt: Pokebuck.png440
  • Zubat (lvl. 9, 103 EXP)
  • Ekans (lvl. 11, 144 EXP)
Pokemon GSC Rocket Grunt♂.png Rocket Grunt: Pokebuck.png360
Pokemon GSC Rocket Grunt♂.png Rocket Grunt: Pokebuck.png560
  • Super Potion
  • TM18 (Rain Dance) - requires Surf
  • King's Rock - requires Surf
Slowpoke Well, Level 2

Return later on for valuable items[edit]

Once you have Strength and Surf, you can access the ladder to the basement level of the Slowpoke Well in the lower left corner of the first floor. Down there, you can find a TM 18 (Rain Dance) which isn't that great. But the King's Rock is all that and more. When held, that Pokémon's attacks get a small chance of making an opponent Flinch and lose their turn (so give it to a speedy Pokémon). And if it's equipped by a Poliwhirl or Slowpoke, when traded, that Pokémon will evolve into a new form.

Pokémon Found[edit]

Slowpoke Well encounters
Gold Silver Crystal
Morn Day Night Morn Day Night Morn Day Night
Pokemon 041Zubat.pngZubat 85% 85% 85% 85% 85% 85% 85% 85% 85%
Pokemon 079Slowpoke.pngSlowpoke 15% 15% 15% 15% 15% 15% 15% 15% 15%
Slowpoke Well Fishing
Old Rod Good Rod Super Rod
Pokemon 129Magikarp.pngMagikarp 85% 35% 20%
Pokemon 118Goldeen.pngGoldeen 15% 65% 70%
Pokemon 119Seaking.pngSeaking N/A N/A 10%
#79 Slowpoke
Pokemon 079Slowpoke.png
Slowpoke is off to a slower start than it was in Red/Blue/Yellow, starting with Tackle instead of Confusion (which it now learns at level 20). But now it has another evolution, Slowking, a great Pokémon with stats that are high enough to take full advantage of Slowpoke's great set of moves.