Slowking, The Royal Pokémon. It undertakes research every day to solve the mysteries of the world. However, it apparently forgets everything if the Shellder on its head comes off. When its head was bitten, toxins entered Slowpoke's head and unlocked an extraordinary power. It has incredible intellect and intuition. Whatever the situation, it remains calm and collected.
A Good Moveset for Slowking would have to be this:
Surf / Psychic
Bold or Calm
Strategy Using Slowking
Calm Mind plays heavily to Slowking's strengths, Special Defence and Special Offence. As far as UU Pokémon are concerned Slowking has fantastic Special stats as well as great HP and a decent Physical Defence stat. Provided the likely counters have been moved out of the way it has a good opportunity to sweep. The main disadvantage of this set is that Slowbro, Slowking's more defensive counter-part, can perform this better due to a higher Defence stat.
EVs: 148 HP / 40 Def / 252 SAtk / 68 SDef
A set of EVs catered to a sweeper-orientated Slowking. Should be capable of beginning to sweep after a single Calm Mind but won't be able to take many physical hits.
EVs: 148 HP / 128 Def / 56 SAtk / 176 SDef
Tank-ish set up. A lot more durable against physical attacks but will take an extra Calm Mind to get into sweeping stats.
Other Optional Moves
Yawn, Thunder Wave, Toxic, Counter, Curse, Shadow Ball, Focus Punch, Earthquake, Psych Up. The status attacks and Counter are the only "real" options here. Yawn can work as a Pseudo-Haze move and Counter is a reasonable way to get rid of a physical attacker but suffers from Slowking having to rest off the damage. Curse is just a generally good move and if you decided to go the physical route (for surprise or novelty) it has a lot of options to back it up. Psych Up can copy another Pokémon's Calm Minds but when you have your own source of Calm Mind, why bother?
Strategy Against Slowking
First and foremost you should avoid letting it get away with Calm Minding. If you can beat it down into resting it should be easy to handle. Bug types like Pinsir and Ghost types like Banette can scare it off with the threat of a super-effective STAB. It's Physical Defence is it's lowest of the two defences. Choice Banders can take a considerable chunk out of it, just be aware that it has access to Counter, which, while uncommon on Slowking still may be present. Toxic is effective against it and will force it into an early Rest. Special walls with physical attacks (and possibly stat-ups of their own) are somewhat effective, provided you can maintain pressure against it rather than giving it a chance to set-up. Electric and Grass types are super-effective against it but the former has few options and usually has forgettable defensive stats while the former are weak to two of it's potential attacks (Flamethrower and Ice beam ) and weak to Psychic if they have Poison as a second type.
A good Contest Moveset for Slowking would have to be this for the Beauty Contest best with Modest, Mild, Rash or Quiet Nature:
Strategy Using Slowking
If you do the attacks in this following order you should have very few problems; 1st - Rain Dance, 2nd - Water Pulse, 3rd - Surf/Rain Dance, 4th - Dive/Surf, 5th - Water Pulse
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