Sliggoo Guide: What This Goo Can Really Do

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When asked which fantasy universe that you would most want to live in, many would say Hogwarts, others would say Middle Earth but we would argue that the majority of gamers out there would say the Pokemon universe.

This game series has allowed us to bond with some of the most incredible monsters ever imagined, explore incredible settings, meet amazing characters and take part in some of the most challenging and engaging battles of all time. In short, the series has delivered excellence time and time again.

However, this unparalleled success in this field has led to generation after generation of Pokemon being added to the roster, meaning that you need to have an encyclopedia of Pokemon handy if you want to keep up. For the casual fan, this is simply too much to handle and due to this, we came up with a plan. We have created a series of guides focusing on one Pokemon at a time and giving you all the information you could possibly need about each monster.

In this guide, we take a look at Sliggoo, the three-stage evolution dragon type Pokemon which has more than enough firepower to knock back the advances of most enemies you will encounter. Without further delay, here is our essential handbook on the Pokemon, Sligo.

What is Sliggoo?

sligoo pokemon

Sliggoo is a pure dragon-type Pokemon that was first introduced to the series in generation VI. In terms of appearance, this Pokemon is very similar to the real-life animal, the snail. This Pokemon has the same body composition with a slimy long body shape, a shell on its back, an upper body that points upright at the front, a set of antennae, and then the Pokemon has a warm, smiling face too.

The main color palette used in this Pokemon’s design is green and pale purple. The underbelly of this Pokemon is the deepest purple. The best of the body is a pale purple, including the shell. Then the eyes, spots on the neck are lime green.

Then as for this Pokemon’s natural behavior, this Pokemon is known to excrete a thick goo that coats its body and is capable of dissolving just about anything. Plus, this Pokemon can spit/spray liquid which can do the same thing. This is essentially how this Pokemon feeds on its prey.

It is also worth noting that this Pokemon is blind, so it uses its antennae as a radar to sense the movement and smells of those around them. However, this Pokemon has been known to attack companions by mistake. This Pokemon is a naturally timid creature and if given the choice, it will avoid battle where possible.

Sliggoo is number 705 in the Pokedex, is 0.8 meters tall, weighs 17.5 kilograms, has a slow leveling rate and a relatively slow catch rate of 11.9%

Here is a video of sliggoo in action so you know exactly what to expect from this dragon-type Pokemon:

Does Sliggoo Appear in the Anime?

Sliggoo did feature in the anime series and not only that. This Pokemon was part of Ash’s party in the Pokemon X and Y series. This Pokemon made its debut in the episode An Oasis of Hope! In this episode, Ash’s Goomy evolved into a Sliggo during a battle with an overbearing Grumpig.

This Pokemon appeared again within the anime during the episode, Good Friends, Great Training! During this episode, a huge fire broke out and the gang needed to find a way to put it out. So Sliggoo used rain dance to quell to inferno and as a result, triggered their final evolution, evolving into a Goodra.

Then finally, the Pokemon also made a minor appearance in the episode Settling the Scorbunny! This was simply a cameo appearance where the Sliggoo was owned by another trainer. Other than these appearances, this Pokemon didn’t feature too heavily in the anime. This is down to the first and third evolution of this Pokemon being granted more screen time as is usually the case with three-stage evolutions.

Does Sliggoo Appear in Any Pokemon Movies?

While this Pokemon did get some air time in the anime and was part of Ash’s team at a point in time, this Pokemon has never made an appearance in a full feature-length Pokemon movie.

You might think that this was to allow for Goomy or Goodra to take center stage. However, it is important to note that none of these Pokemon has made it into a Pokemon movie. We reckon that in the future one of these Pokemon will be featured in a movie. Though sadly at this point in time, we still await Sliggoo’s debut on the silver screen.

How Good is Sliggoo’s Pokemon Trading Card?

Sliggoo Trading Card

Sliggoo hasn’t been around for all that long within the Pokemon series. So as a result, the Pokemon hasn’t had all that much time to build up a variety of different TCG cards. This Pokemon has been the subject of just four different Pokemon cards so far, each with its own strengths and weaknesses. So let us run you through each of these cards and give you our opinion on which one of these is the ideal card to add to your collection.

We begin with the original Sliggoo card that debuted in the Flashfire expansion pack. This card is a stage one dragon-type card with 80HP and two abilities. The first of these is Gooey, which is a recovery move that heals 30HP. Then the other is. Gentle slap which has the ability to hit rivals with forty damage.

The second Sliggoo card was released in the Ancient Origins expansion pack. This card only has 70HP and also has two moves. The first is a bubble which has a 50% chance of paralyzing your foe. Then the other move is Melt which does base damage of twenty.

The third card was released in the Guardians Rising expansion pack. This card has 70HP, a move called Tackle that does twenty base damage. Then the Pokemon card has a second move called division that allows players to search their deck and add two other Sliggoo cards to their bench and then reshuffle the deck.

Then lastly, we have the Sliggoo card which was first released in the Forbidden Light expansion. This card has 80HP, a move called absorb which recovers 30HP for this Pokemon card and damages the foe by the same amount. Then the second move is Hammer In which does base damage of fifty.

In our opinion, the Forbidden Light card is the pick of the bunch due to the excellent recovery and attack power considering it is a stage one card. However, combining this with the Ancient Origins card can be helpful as the Division ability can help you draw the more effective Sliggoo cards faster.

Sliggoo In The Pokemon Video Games

Sliggoo made their debut in the sixth Pokemon generation, meaning that they first featured in Pokemon X and Y. However, since then the Pokemon has been able to light up several other Pokemon games and spin-offs. However, you may be wondering exactly which Pokemon games that Sliggoo has been in. Well, allow us to enlighten you. Here is a list of every Pokemon game that features Sliggoo:

  • Pokemon X
  • Pokemon Y
  • Pokemon Omega Ruby
  • Pokemon Alpha Sapphire
  • Pokemon Sun
  • Pokemon Moon
  • Pokemon Ultra Sun
  • Pokemon Ultra Moon
  • Pokemon Sword
  • Pokemon Shield
  • Pokemon Rumble Blast
  • Pokemon Rumble U
  • Pokemon Battle Trozei
  • Pokemon Shuffle
  • Pokemon Rumble World
  • Pokemon Rumble Rush

What Moves Can Sliggoo Learn?

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Sliggoo is a dragon type and as a result, a lot of the moves in their arsenal will be of this variety. However, thanks to their ability to dissolve their foes, the Pokemon does have access to some Poison-type moves and some different types of moves that can help you throw a spanner in the works and come out on top in battle. Here is a full list of every Pokemon move that Sliggoo can use:

Learned Moves:

  • Acid spray
  • Absorb
  • Tackle
  • Water gun
  • Dragon breath
  • Draco meteor
  • Protect
  • Flail
  • Water pulse
  • Rain dance
  • Dragon pulse
  • Curse
  • Bodyslam
  • Muddy water

Taught Moves:

  • Rest
  • Rockslide
  • Snore
  • Protect
  • Attract
  • Rain dance
  • Sunny day
  • Facade
  • Mud shot
  • Round
  • Bodyslam
  • Ice beam
  • Blizzard
  • Thunderbolt
  • Substitute
  • Sludge bomb
  • Outrage
  • Endure
  • Sleep talk
  • Iron tail
  • Muddy water
  • Dragon pulse
  • Sludge Wave

Breeding Moves:

  • Counter
  • Life dew

Transfer Moves:

  • Acid armor
  • Bide
  • Bubble
  • Confide
  • Double team
  • Frustration
  • Hidden power
  • Infestation
  • Poison tail
  • Return
  • Secret power
  • Shock wave
  • Swagger
  • Toxic

What is the Best Move Set For Sliggoo?

Sligo in Pokemon

As you can see, this Pokemon can be set up with a powerful dragon, poison, water, and stalling/recovery moves. However, you may be looking at this list and wondering what the best combination of moves is. Well, let us help you with that. Here is the optimal Sliggoo moveset, so you don’t have to stress and can head into any battle with confidence:

  • Draco meteor
  • Thunderbolt
  • Dragon Pulse
  • Blizzard

What is Sliggoo Weak/Strong Against?

Sliggoo is a dragon Pokemon, meaning that it can hold its own best against the likes of Fire, water, grass, and electric type Pokemon. However, if you find yourself up against an ice type, fairy type, or another Dragon-type. You could be in for a short battle which ends in defeat. Here is a rundown of Sliggoo’s resistances, weaknesses, and immunities:


  • Fairy
  • Dragon
  • Ice


  • Grass
  • Water
  • Fire
  • Electric


  • N/A

How to Catch Sliggoo in The Pokemon Games

Sligoo Pokemon

Sliggo is available in just about every game that it features. You can encounter this Pokemon randomly in games such as Pokemon X and Y, Pokemon Sun and Moon, and Pokemon Shield. However, in the titles Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire, and Omega Ruby, you will need to find a willing partner to trade you this Pokemon.

Combine this with the relatively low catch rate of 11.9% and you have a Pokemon that can be situationally tricky to add to your Pokedex. It really depends on the trainer’s situation and as a result, we would say that this Pokemon is an uncommon one.

Does Sliggoo Evolve?


Yes, Sliggoo does evolve and is also the result of evolution as well. Sliggoo is the middle child of a three-stage evolutionary process. This Pokemon is the evolution of Goomy and later becomes the powerful dragon-type Pokemon, Goodra.

To evolve a Goomy into a Sliggoo, the trainer must train the Pokemon to at least level forty. Then the Pokemon will become a Goodra when the Pokemon has reached at least level fifty and has grown by one level while it is raining. This has to be a naturally rainy environment and moves such as rain dance will not trigger this event.

What Are Sliggoo’s Base Stats?

Sliggoo is a Pokemon that relies on its SP stats to get by. The Pokemon has an excellent SP defense stat and a respectable SP attack stat to match. Not to mention a physical attack stat which is not to be sniffed at. The real weak points in this Pokemon’s base stats are the physical defense states and the speed stats. However, as a whole, this Pokemon is not one to underestimate. Here is a rundown of Sliggoo’s base stats:

  • HP: 68
  • Attack: 75
  • Defense: 53
  • SP Attack: 85
  • SP Defence: 113
  • Speed: 60

What Does A Shiny Sliggoo Look Like?

The shiny model for Sliggoo is hands down one of the most aesthetically pleasing of all the shiny models on offer within the series. This model swaps out the pale purples and greens in the normal model and replaces them with a beautiful pale pink and cream/gold color palette.

Then additionally, the eyes are now a deep purple. This Pokemon looks cute, vibrant, and is arguably the finest-looking shiny of the entire sixth generation. So if you were looking for a new shiny to hunt down, we urge you to track this Pokemon down.

Puts The Goo in Good

As you can see from the information above, Sliggoo is a fine dragon-type Pokemon with plenty of tactical versatility. This Pokemon has an incredible shiny design and has well-rounded base stats. So we ask you, why wouldn’t you want this Pokemon on your team. If you haven’t added this one to your Pokedex today, be sure to do so really soon.


Answer: If this question were, which of these Pokemon is the best, we would have struggled as it’s a purely subjective question. All of these Pokemon have their merits, with unique moves and abilities that can turn the tide of a battle if the situation allows for it. However, despite these Pokemon being separate entities, fans tend to bundle starters into a group and choose their favorite based purely on preference. So with that in mind, here is the ranking order of the most popular Gen VI starter Pokemon:
• Froakie
• Chespin
• Fennekin
Froakie is the obvious choice of the bunch with Greninja, the full evolution offering one of the best competitive Pokemon in the entire roster. It’s fast, it hits hard and it also has a hidden ability called Protean which can offer some amazing results in battle. Chespin edges it due to its full evolution having excellent defensive capabilities and then Fennekin gets the wooden spoon as a Pokemon that simply can’t compete with the others.

Question: What is the Best Looking Shiny Pokemon?

Answer: Now, this one is completely subjective and really depends on your taste and how much you like the Pokemon in question. So to answer this question as fairly as possible, we will be looking at Pokemon that are unique shinies that would be ideal to add to your collection. So with that in mind, here is our top five:
#5 – Ponyta
#4 – Arcanine
#3 – Milotic
#2 – Zygarde
#1 – Magikarp
In our opinion, Magikarp is the number one choice when it comes to aesthetic shiny Pokemon. It’s a gold Magikarp for goodness sake, what’s not to love about that. Plus, if you do choose to evolve this visually stunning fish, you’ll get your hands on a red Gyarados, which arguably could sneak onto this list itself. It’s our pick of the bunch and we would wager a lot of yours too.

Question: What Was Ash’s Pokemon Party In The X/Y Series?

Answer: Ash has had a wealth of Pokemon come and go from this Party over the last twenty years. For you see, at the end of every adventure in a new region, Ash sends his Pokemon back to Pallet Town and begins fresh in the next series, aside from his long-time companion Pikachu of course. However, you may be wondering what Pokemon that Ash had throughout the X and Y series. Well, let us put your mind at ease, here is every Pokemon that Ash owned during his X and Y adventure:
• Froakie
• Fletchling
• Hawlucha
• Fletchinder
• Frogadier
• Goomy
• Sliggoo
• Goodra
• Noibat
• Talonflame
• Greninja
• Noivern

Final Thoughts

So that is our essential Pokemon handbook giving you all the info you could possibly need about the Pokemon, Sliggo. What did you make of this guide? Was this helpful and informative? Are there any other Pokemon you would love to see a guide for? Let us know in the comments section below and as always, thank you for reading.

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