Shadow Voltorb

Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow VoltorbElectric

Shadow Voltorb is a Electric-type Pokémon with a Max CP of 1141 in Pokémon GO. Shadow Voltorb's best moveset is Spark and Thunderbolt. It is weather boosted by Rain weather, and it was originally found in the Kanto region. Shiny Shadow Voltorb is not available in Pokémon GO.

Shadow Voltorb is weak to Ground-type moves. It takes reduced damage from Electric, Flying, and Steel-type moves.

Stats

Max CP1141 CP
Attack109 ATK
Defense111 DEF
Stamina120 STA
Weather Boost
  • rainRain
ReleasedYes Yes
Shiny releasedNo No
Buddy distance3 km
Pokédex informationPokédex information
Pokédex Number#100
Height0.5 m
Weight10.4 kg
RegionKanto Generation 1
Can be tradedAllowed
Pokémon Home transferAllowed
Base Catch Rate50%
Base Flee Rate10%
Catch rewards
3 Candy
100 Stardust
Additional Move Cost
50 Candy
50000 Candy

Shadow Voltorb type chart

Takes increased damage
GroundGround160.0%
Takes decreased damage
ElectricElectric62.5%
FlyingFlying62.5%
SteelSteel62.5%

Type chart shows the percentage (%) of damage taken from an incoming attack of a particular type.

Shadow Voltorb's best moves and move sets

Moves

Shadow Voltorb's best moveset is Spark and Thunderbolt, with 9.26 DPS (damage per second) and 91.1 TDO (total damage output). These moves are boosted by Rain weather.

Best Shadow Voltorb moves
DPS9.26
TDO91.07
Score10.3
Weather Boost
  • rain
Pro tip by Professor WillowIf you are unable to get Shadow Voltorb with its best moveset, we recommend to use Tackle/Thunderbolt. You will lose around 1.7% DPS and TDO, which makes these moves a viable alternative to Shadow Voltorb's strongest moveset (Spark/Thunderbolt).

Shadow Voltorb moves comparison

The following chart shows Shadow Voltorb's DPS and TDO for every fast and charge attack combination. This chart is useful for comparing the relative strength of Shadow Voltorb's movesets. You can change the weather and the opposing Pokémon to see how it affects the rankings.

      #
      Fast Attack
      Charged Attack
      DPS
      TDO
      Score 🔽
      1.ElectricSpark ElectricThunderbolt 9.2691.110.3
      2.NormalTackle ElectricThunderbolt 9.1089.510.1
      3.ElectricSpark ElectricDischarge 9.0288.710.0
      4.NormalTackle ElectricDischarge 8.9488.09.9
      5.NormalTackle BugSignal Beam *7.4373.18.2
      6.ElectricSpark BugSignal Beam *7.3972.78.2
      7.NormalTackle SteelGyro Ball 7.2871.68.1
      8.ElectricSpark SteelGyro Ball 7.2271.18.0
      9.NormalTackle NormalFrustration 4.0539.94.5
      10.ElectricSpark NormalFrustration 3.6836.24.1

      Fast Attacks

      • ElectricSpark6Damage9Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Spark
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • FlyingFlying
          • WaterWater
        • 62.5%
          • GrassGrass
          • ElectricElectric
          • DragonDragon
        • 39.1%
          • GroundGround
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage6
        Energy9
        Weather boost
        • rainRain
        Duration0.7s
        Damage window0.3s - 0.7s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage6
        Energy7

        Effects
        Spark has no special effects.
        See Spark details page ↗
      • NormalTackle5Damage5Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Tackle
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 62.5%
          • RockRock
          • SteelSteel
        • 39.1%
          • GhostGhost
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage5
        Energy5
        Weather boost
        • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
        Duration0.5s
        Damage window0.3s - 0.5s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage3
        Energy3

        Effects
        Tackle has no special effects.
        See Tackle details page ↗

      Charged Moves

      • ElectricDischarge65Damage33Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Discharge
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • FlyingFlying
          • WaterWater
        • 62.5%
          • GrassGrass
          • ElectricElectric
          • DragonDragon
        • 39.1%
          • GroundGround
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage65
        Energy33
        Weather boost
        • rainRain
        Duration2.5s
        Damage window1.7s - 2.1s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage65
        Energy45

        Effects
        Discharge has no special effects.
        See Discharge details page ↗
      • ElectricThunderbolt80Damage50Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Thunderbolt
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • FlyingFlying
          • WaterWater
        • 62.5%
          • GrassGrass
          • ElectricElectric
          • DragonDragon
        • 39.1%
          • GroundGround
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage80
        Energy50
        Weather boost
        • rainRain
        Duration2.5s
        Damage window1.8s - 2.3s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage90
        Energy55

        Effects
        Thunderbolt has no special effects.
        See Thunderbolt details page ↗
      • BugSignal Beam *75Damage50Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Signal Beam
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • GrassGrass
          • PsychicPsychic
          • DarkDark
        • 62.5%
          • FightingFighting
          • FlyingFlying
          • PoisonPoison
          • GhostGhost
          • SteelSteel
          • FireFire
          • FairyFairy
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage75
        Energy50
        Weather boost
        • rainRain
        Duration2.9s
        Damage window1.8s - 2.6s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage75
        Energy55

        Effects
        Special effectsSpecial

        Signal Beam has a 20.0% chance to:

        • Decrease Target's Attack by 20.0%
        • Decrease Target's Defense by 20.0%
        See Signal Beam details page ↗
      • SteelGyro Ball80Damage50Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Gyro Ball
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • RockRock
          • IceIce
          • FairyFairy
        • 62.5%
          • SteelSteel
          • FireFire
          • WaterWater
          • ElectricElectric
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage80
        Energy50
        Weather boost
        • snowSnow
        Duration3.3s
        Damage window3.0s - 3.3s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage80
        Energy60

        Effects
        Gyro Ball has no special effects.
        See Gyro Ball details page ↗
      • NormalFrustration10Damage33Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Frustration
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 62.5%
          • RockRock
          • SteelSteel
        • 39.1%
          • GhostGhost
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage10
        Energy33
        Weather boost
        • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
        Duration2.0s
        Damage window1.0s - 1.8s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage10
        Energy70

        Effects
        Frustration has no special effects.
        See Frustration details page ↗
      Legacy Elite Fast and Charge Attacks can only be obtained during special events, or by using an Elite Fast TM or an Elite Charge TM. Legacy moves are marked with an asterisk (*). The table above provides information on different moves Shadow Voltorb has in Pokémon GO, along with their corresponding DPS (Damage per Second) and TDO (Total Damage Output).

      Shadow Voltorb Special CP Values

      CP Chart

      Max CP values in Raids, Eggs, Field Research

      Shadow Voltorb's Max CP is at Level 50. Shadow Voltorb Combat Power values in Pokémon GO Raids, Eggs, and Field Research encounter can be found below.

      Max CPMax CP1141 CP
      Level 50, 15/15/15 IVs
      Field ResearchResearch399 CP - 432 CP
      Level 15, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      Pokémon EggEggs532 CP - 577 CP
      Level 20, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      Raid catchRaids498 CP - 577 CP
      Level 20, 6/6/6 minimum IVs
      Raid catchRaidsWeather Boost
      • rainRain
      622 CP - 721 CP
      Weather boosted, Level 25, 6/6/6 minimum IVs
      InfoMore information
      • Field and Special Research encounters are always Level 15. IVs range from 10 (min) to 15 (max). Field Research encounters have a 10/10/10 IV floor.
      • Pokémon hatched from Eggs are always Level 20. IVs range from 10 (min) to 15 (max). Egg Hatches have a 10/10/10 IV floor.
      • Raid Bosses caught without weather boost are always Level 20. IVs range from 10 (min) to 15 (max). Raid Catches have a 10/10/10 IV floor.
        • 😈 Shadow Pokémon have 6/6/6 IV floor in raids.
      • Raid Bosses caught with weather boost are always Level 25. IVs range from 10 (min) to 15 (max). Weather boosted Raid Catches have a 10/10/10 IV floor.
        • 😈 Shadow Pokémon have 6/6/6 IV floor in raids.
      • Wild encounters range from Level 1 to Level 30 Pokémon. Their IVs range from 0 (min) to 15 (max) for each stat.
      • Weather Boosted wild Pokémon encounters get a 5 Level boost, bringing their Level range to Level 6 to Level 35. In addition, they have a guaraneed minimum IV value of 4 for each stat, resulting in a 4/4/4 IV floor.

      Shadow Voltorb Max CP Chart

      CP Chart

      Max Combat Power per Level chart

      Shadow Voltorb Max CP per level chart. This table shows maximum Combat Power values from Level 1 to Level 50.

      LVLCPLVLCPLVLCP
      114 CP244 CP375 CP
      4105 CP5136 CP6166 CP
      7197 CP8227 CP9258 CP
      10288 CP11317 CP12346 CP
      13375 CP14404 CP15432 CP
      16461 CP17490 CP18519 CP
      19548 CP20577 CP21606 CP
      22634 CP23663 CP24692 CP
      25721 CP26750 CP27779 CP
      28808 CP29836 CP30865 CP
      31880 CP32894 CP33909 CP
      34923 CP35937 CP36952 CP
      37966 CP38981 CP39995 CP
      401010 CP411022 CP421035 CP
      431048 CP441061 CP451075 CP
      461088 CP471101 CP481114 CP
      491128 CP501141 CP

      Shadow Voltorb evolution chart

      Family
      Family

      Shadow Voltorb has no evolutions in Pokémon GO.

      Mega Pokémon that boost Shadow Voltorb

      Photobomb

      A list of Mega Pokémon that boost Shadow Voltorb's Electric-type moves, Candy, and Candy XL from catching Shadow Voltorb.

      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega AmpharosMega Pokémon iconMega Ampharos
      ElectricDragon
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega ManectricMega Pokémon iconMega Manectric
      Electric
      Pokédex informationMore information

      Mega and Primal Raid BonusMega Pokémon boost the attack power of all other Pokémon when battling in Raid Battles by 10%. Attacks that share their type with the Mega Pokémon's type(s) receive a 30% boost. However, these bonuses do not stack if there are multiple Mega-Evolved Pokémon battling simultaneously; only the higher boost will be applied.

      Mega and Primal Catch BonusWhile a Pokémon is Mega-Evolved, additional XP and Candy is granted when catching a Pokémon that shares a type with it, or for any raid boss caught. These do not stack with each other. Additionally, High and Max Level Mega-Evolved Pokémon grant an increased chance to obtain Candy XL when catching a Pokémon that shares a type with it.

      Note on Primal Kyogre and Groudon
      • Primal Kyogre boosts Water-, Electric- and Bug-type attacks and Pokémon.
      • Primal Groudon boosts Fire-, Grass- and Ground-type attacks and Pokémon.

      Shadow Voltorb Catch Rates

      Catch Rates

      The base catch rate for Shadow Voltorb in Pokémon GO is 55.65%, calculated for catching a Level 20 with no berries. Curved Great throw has a 87.43% chance to catch, and adding a Razz Berry raises that to 95.54%.

      CogConfigure
              NormalNiceGreatExcellent
              No Berry
              -55.65%60.75%70.47%77.78%
              Curve74.90%79.60%87.43%92.25%
              Razz BerryRazz Berry
              -70.47%75.41%83.95%89.53%
              Curve87.43%90.79%95.54%97.84%
              Silver Pinap BerrySilver Pinap Berry
              - 76.86%81.42%88.87%93.33%
              Curve91.69%94.28%97.61%99.00%
              Golden Razz BerryGolden Razz Berry
              - 86.90%90.35%95.26%97.67%
              Curve96.84%98.12%99.44%99.83%
              InfoMore information

              Catch probability with multiple throws

              In order to help Trainers understand their overall odds when catching Shadow Voltorb, we enable the functionality to showing the total chance to catch it depending on the number of available throws. We calculate this chance as if you repeated the same throw N-number of times.

              To activate this functionality, change the number of Number of throws to a value greater than 1. The Number of throws option is available in the configuration options above the chart

              Catch rate formula

              Pokémon GO catch rate formula can be expressed as follows:

              • CATCH_MULTIPLIERS = ball * curve * berry * throwType * (type1Medal + type2Medal / 2)
              • CATCH_RATE = 1 - Math.pow(1 - baseCatchRate / (2 * cpm), CATCH_MULTIPLIERS)

              There are different multipliers that come into play when calculating catch rate.

              Curved throws are more effective than regular throws, stronger types of Poké Ball have a higher catch rate, and using a Razz Berry or a Golden Razz Berry also improves your chances.

              Catch rate multipliers

              The following table shows all the different catch rate multipliers in Pokémon GO:

              MultiplierAmount
              Razz Berry1.5
              Silver Pinap Berry1.8
              Golden Razz Berry2.5
              Curveball1.7
              Nice Throw1.15
              Great Throw1.5
              Excellent Throw1.85
              PokéBall1.0
              Premier Ball1.0
              Great Ball1.5
              Ultra Ball2.0
              Bronze medal1.1
              Silver medal1.2
              Gold medal1.3

              List of Shadow Voltorb costumes

              Photobomb

              A list of Shadow Voltorb costumes available in Pokémon GO.

              No costume sprites available

              Shadow Voltorb high resolution sprites

              Photobomb

              A list of high resolution Pokémon HOME sprites related to Shadow Voltorb. Sprite description is a best guess on what the sprite is related to, use your own judgment. Click to download full 512x512 resolution.

              Shadow Voltorb Pokédex entries

              Kanto
              VersionsPokédex entry
              Red, BlueUsually found in power plants. Easily mistaken for a POKé BALL, they have zapped many people.
              YellowIt is said to camouflage itself as a POKé BALL. It will self-destruct with very little stimulus.
              GoldIt rolls to move. If the ground is uneven, a sudden jolt from hitting a bump can cause it to explode.
              SilverIt was discovered when POKé BALLS were introduced. It is said that there is some connection.
              CrystalDuring the study of this POKéMON, it was discovered that its compo­ nents are not found in nature.
              RubyVOLTORB was first sighted at a company that manufactures POKé BALLS. The link between that sighting and the fact that this POKéMON looks very similar to a POKé BALL remains a mystery.
              SapphireVOLTORB is extremely sensitive - it explodes at the slightest of shocks. It is rumored that it was first created when a POKé BALL was exposed to a powerful pulse of energy.
              EmeraldIt bears an uncanny and unexplained resemblance to a POKé BALL. Because it explodes at the slightest shock, even veteran TRAINERS treat it with caution.
              FireRedA life-form whose identity is unknown. It is said to SCREECH or suddenly SELFDESTRUCT.
              LeafGreenUsually found in power plants. Easily mistaken for a POKé BALL, it has zapped many people.
              Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, Black, WhiteIt looks just like a Poké Ball. It is dangerous because it may electrocute or explode on touch.
              HeartGoldIt rolls to move. If the ground is uneven, a sudden jolt from hitting a bump can cause it to explode.
              SoulSilverIt was discovered when Poké Balls were introduced. It is said that there is some connection.
              Black 2, White 2It looks just like a Poké Ball. It is dangerous because it may electrocute or explode on contact.
              XIt was discovered when Poké Balls were introduced. It is said that there is some connection.
              YUsually found in power plants. Easily mistaken for a Poké Ball, it has zapped many people.
              Omega RubyVoltorb was first sighted at a company that manufactures Poké Balls. The link between that sighting and the fact that this Pokémon looks very similar to a Poké Ball remains a mystery.
              Alpha SapphireVoltorb is extremely sensitive—it explodes at the slightest of shocks. It is rumored that it was first created when a Poké Ball was exposed to a powerful pulse of energy.
              Let's Go, Pikachu!, Let's Go, Eevee!It is said to camouflage itself as a Poké Ball. It will self-destruct with very little stimulus.
              Legends: ArceusAn enigmatic Pokémon that happens to bear a resemblance to a Poké Ball. When excited, it discharges the electric current it has stored in its belly, then lets out a great, uproarious laugh.