Shadow Kabuto

Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow KabutoRock Water

Shadow Kabuto has a Max CP of 1549 in Pokémon GO, it is weather boosted by Partly Cloudy and Rain weather, and it was originally found in the Kanto region. Shiny Shadow Kabuto is not available in Pokémon GO.

Shadow Kabuto is a Rock and Water-type Pokémon. Shadow Kabuto is weak to Grass, Electric, Fighting, and Ground-type moves. It takes reduced damage from Flying, Ice, Normal, Poison, and Fire-type moves.

Stats

Max CP1549 CP
Attack148 ATK
Defense140 DEF
Stamina102 STA
Weather Boost
  • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
  • rainRain
ReleasedYes Yes
Shiny releasedNo No
Buddy distance5 km
Pokédex informationPokédex information
Pokédex Number#140
Height0.5 m
Weight11.5 kg
RegionKanto Generation 1
Can be tradedAllowed
Pokémon Home transferAllowed
Base Catch Rate40%
Base Flee Rate9%
Catch rewards
3 Candy
100 Stardust
Additional Move Cost
75 Candy
75000 Candy

Shadow Kabuto type chart

Takes increased damage
GrassGrass256.0%
ElectricElectric160.0%
FightingFighting160.0%
GroundGround160.0%
Takes decreased damage
FireFire39.1%
FlyingFlying62.5%
IceIce62.5%
NormalNormal62.5%
PoisonPoison62.5%

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

Shadow Kabuto's best moves and move sets

Moves

Shadow Kabuto's best Pokémon GO moveset is Scratch and Ancient Power, with 10.01 DPS (damage per second) and 105.0 TDO (total damage output). These moves are boosted by Partly Cloudy weather.

Best Shadow Kabuto moves
DPS10.01
TDO104.98
Score11.2
Weather Boost
  • partlyCloudy
Pro tip by Professor WillowIf you are unable to get Shadow Kabuto with its best moveset, we recommend to use Scratch/Rock Tomb. You will lose around 2.6% DPS and TDO, which makes these moves a viable alternative to Shadow Kabuto's strongest moveset (Scratch/Ancient Power).

Shadow Kabuto moves comparison

The following chart shows Shadow Kabuto's DPS and TDO for every fast and charge attack combination. This chart is useful for comparing the relative strength of Shadow Kabuto'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.NormalScratch RockAncient Power 10.01105.011.2
      2.NormalScratch RockRock Tomb 9.74102.211.0
      3.GroundMud Shot RockAncient Power 9.54100.010.7
      4.GroundMud Shot RockRock Tomb 9.0494.810.2
      5.NormalScratch WaterAqua Jet 8.9693.910.1
      6.GroundMud Shot WaterAqua Jet 8.2286.29.2
      7.NormalScratch NormalFrustration 5.7660.46.5
      8.GroundMud Shot NormalFrustration 4.3245.34.9

      Fast Attacks

      • GroundMud Shot5Damage7Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Mud Shot
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • PoisonPoison
          • RockRock
          • SteelSteel
          • FireFire
          • ElectricElectric
        • 62.5%
          • BugBug
          • GrassGrass
        • 39.1%
          • FlyingFlying
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage5
        Energy7
        Weather boost
        • sunnySunny
        Duration0.6s
        Damage window0.3s - 0.6s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage3
        Energy9

        Effects
        Mud Shot has no special effects.
        See Mud Shot details page ↗
      • NormalScratch6Damage4Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Scratch
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 62.5%
          • RockRock
          • SteelSteel
        • 39.1%
          • GhostGhost
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage6
        Energy4
        Weather boost
        • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
        Duration0.5s
        Damage window0.3s - 0.5s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage4
        Energy2

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

      Charged Moves

      • WaterAqua Jet45Damage33Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Aqua Jet
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • GroundGround
          • RockRock
          • FireFire
        • 62.5%
          • WaterWater
          • GrassGrass
          • DragonDragon
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage45
        Energy33
        Weather boost
        • rainRain
        Duration2.6s
        Damage window1.7s - 2.1s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage45
        Energy45

        Effects
        Aqua Jet has no special effects.
        See Aqua Jet details page ↗
      • RockAncient Power70Damage33Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Ancient Power
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • FlyingFlying
          • BugBug
          • FireFire
          • IceIce
        • 62.5%
          • FightingFighting
          • GroundGround
          • SteelSteel
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage70
        Energy33
        Weather boost
        • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
        Duration3.5s
        Damage window2.9s - 3.1s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage60
        Energy45

        Effects
        Special effectsSpecial

        Ancient Power has a 10.0% chance to:

        • Increase User's Attack by 25.0%
        • Increase User's Defense by 25.0%
        See Ancient Power details page ↗
      • RockRock Tomb70Damage50Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Rock Tomb
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • FlyingFlying
          • BugBug
          • FireFire
          • IceIce
        • 62.5%
          • FightingFighting
          • GroundGround
          • SteelSteel
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage70
        Energy50
        Weather boost
        • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
        Duration3.2s
        Damage window2.3s - 3.0s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage70
        Energy60

        Effects
        Special effectsSpecial

        Rock Tomb has a 100.0% chance to:

        • Decrease Target's Attack by 20.0%
        See Rock Tomb 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 Kabuto has in Pokémon GO, along with their corresponding DPS (Damage per Second) and TDO (Total Damage Output).

      Shadow Kabuto Special CP Values

      CP Chart

      Max CP values in Raids, Eggs, Field Research

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

      Max CPMax CP1549 CP
      Level 50, 15/15/15 IVs
      Field ResearchResearch548 CP - 587 CP
      Level 15, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      Pokémon EggEggs730 CP - 783 CP
      Level 20, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      Raid catchRaids690 CP - 783 CP
      Level 20, 6/6/6 minimum IVs
      Raid catchRaidsWeather Boost
      • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
      • rainRain
      862 CP - 979 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 Kabuto Max CP Chart

      CP Chart

      Max Combat Power per Level chart

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

      LVLCPLVLCPLVLCP
      119 CP260 CP3102 CP
      4143 CP5184 CP6226 CP
      7267 CP8309 CP9350 CP
      10391 CP11430 CP12470 CP
      13509 CP14548 CP15587 CP
      16626 CP17665 CP18705 CP
      19744 CP20783 CP21822 CP
      22861 CP23900 CP24940 CP
      25979 CP261018 CP271057 CP
      281096 CP291136 CP301175 CP
      311194 CP321214 CP331233 CP
      341253 CP351273 CP361292 CP
      371312 CP381331 CP391351 CP
      401370 CP411388 CP421405 CP
      431423 CP441441 CP451459 CP
      461477 CP471495 CP481513 CP
      491531 CP501549 CP

      Shadow Kabuto evolution chart

      Family
      PokémonRequiresEvolution
      Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow KabutoShadow Kabuto
      • Candy Icon50 Candy
      Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow KabutopsShadow Kabutops
      • Shadow Kabuto evolves into Shadow Kabutops which costs 50 Candy.

      Mega Pokémon that boost Shadow Kabuto

      Photobomb

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

      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega BlastoiseMega Pokémon iconMega Blastoise
      Water
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega SlowbroMega Pokémon iconMega Slowbro
      WaterPsychic
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega Gyarados
      WaterDark
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega AerodactylMega Pokémon iconMega Aerodactyl
      RockFlying
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega Tyranitar
      RockDark
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega Swampert
      WaterGround
      Thumbnail image of Primal KyogrePrimal Kyogre
      Water
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega DiancieMega Pokémon iconMega Diancie
      RockFairy
      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 Kabuto Catch Rates

      Catch Rates

      The base catch rate for Shadow Kabuto in Pokémon GO is 45.74%, calculated for catching a Level 20 with no berries. Curved Great throw has a 78.97% chance to catch, and adding a Razz Berry raises that to 90.36%.

      CogConfigure
                NormalNiceGreatExcellent
                No Berry
                -45.74%50.50%60.04%67.74%
                Curve64.64%69.74%78.97%85.38%
                Razz BerryRazz Berry
                -60.04%65.17%74.74%81.67%
                Curve78.97%83.36%90.36%94.41%
                Silver Pinap BerrySilver Pinap Berry
                - 66.73%71.80%80.81%86.95%
                Curve84.60%88.37%93.96%96.86%
                Golden Razz BerryGolden Razz Berry
                - 78.32%82.76%89.90%94.09%
                Curve92.56%94.96%97.97%99.18%
                InfoMore information

                Catch probability with multiple throws

                In order to help Trainers understand their overall odds when catching Shadow Kabuto, 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 Kabuto costumes

                Photobomb

                A list of Shadow Kabuto costumes available in Pokémon GO.

                No costume sprites available

                Shadow Kabuto high resolution sprites

                Photobomb

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

                Shadow Kabuto Pokédex entries

                Kanto
                VersionsPokédex entry
                Red, BlueA POKéMON that was resurrected from a fossil found in what was once the ocean floor eons ago.
                YellowA POKéMON that was recovered from a fossil. It uses the eyes on its back while hiding on the sea floor.
                GoldOn rare occasions, some have been found as fossils which they became while hiding on the ocean floor.
                SilverThis POKéMON lived in ancient times. On rare occasions, it has been discovered as a living fossil.
                CrystalThree hundred million years ago, it hid on the sea floor. It also has eyes on its back that glow.
                Ruby, SapphireKABUTO is a POKéMON that has been regenerated from a fossil. However, in extremely rare cases, living examples have been discovered. The POKéMON has not changed at all for 300 million years.
                EmeraldIt is a POKéMON that has been regenerated from a fossil. However, in rare cases, living examples have been discovered. KABUTO have not changed for 300 million years.
                FireRedThis POKéMON was regenerated from the fossil of an ancient creature. It protects itself with a hard shell.
                LeafGreenA POKéMON that was regenerated from a fossil found in what was once the ocean floor long ago.
                Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, Black, White, Black 2, White 2It is thought to have inhabited beaches 300 million years ago. It is protected by a stiff shell.
                HeartGoldOn rare occasions, some have been found as fossils which they became while hiding on the ocean floor.
                SoulSilverThis Pokémon lived in ancient times. On rare occasions, it has been discovered as a living fossil.
                XIt is thought to have inhabited beaches 300 million years ago. It is protected by a stiff shell.
                YThis Pokémon was regenerated from the fossil of an ancient creature. It protects itself with a hard shell.
                Omega RubyKabuto is a Pokémon that has been regenerated from a fossil. However, in extremely rare cases, living examples have been discovered. The Pokémon has not changed at all for 300 million years.
                Alpha SapphireKabuto is a Pokémon that has been regenerated from a fossil. However, in extremely rare cases, living examples have been discovered. The Pokémon has not changed at all for 300 million years.
                Ultra SunThis Pokémon thrived 300 million years ago. It’s said that living specimens can still be seen in a certain region—a rare sight.
                Ultra MoonThis Pokémon became extinct everywhere, except in a few areas. It protects itself with its hard shell.
                Let's Go, Pikachu!, Let's Go, Eevee!A Pokémon that was recovered from a fossil. It used the eyes on its back while hiding on the seafloor.
                SwordThis species is almost entirely extinct. Kabuto molt every three days, making their shells harder and harder.
                ShieldWhile some say this species has gone extinct, Kabuto sightings are apparently fairly common in some places.