Shadow Arbok

Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow ArbokPoison Shiny Pokémon icon

Shadow Arbok has a Max CP of 2171 in Pokémon GO, it is weather boosted by Cloudy weather, and it was originally found in the Kanto region. Shiny Shadow Arbok is available in Pokémon GO.

Shadow Arbok is a Poison-type Pokémon. Shadow Arbok is weak to Ground and Psychic-type moves. It takes reduced damage from Bug, Fairy, Fighting, Grass, and Poison-type moves.

Stats

Max CP2171 CP
Attack167 ATK
Defense153 DEF
Stamina155 STA
Weather Boost
  • cloudyCloudy
ReleasedYes Yes
Shiny releasedShadow Arbok can be Shiny in Pokémon GO Yes
Buddy distance3 km
Pokédex informationPokédex information
Pokédex Number#24
Height3.5 m
Weight65 kg
RegionKanto Generation 1
Can be tradedAllowed
Pokémon Home transferAllowed
Base Catch Rate20%
Base Flee Rate7.000000000000001%
Catch rewards
5 Candy
300 Stardust
Additional Move Cost
50 Candy
50000 Candy

Shadow Arbok type chart

Takes increased damage
GroundGround160.0%
PsychicPsychic160.0%
Takes decreased damage
BugBug62.5%
FairyFairy62.5%
FightingFighting62.5%
GrassGrass62.5%
PoisonPoison62.5%

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

Shadow Arbok's best moves and move sets

Moves

Shadow Arbok's best Pokémon GO moveset is Acid and Gunk Shot, with 12.82 DPS (damage per second) and 211.7 TDO (total damage output). These moves are boosted by Cloudy weather.

Best Shadow Arbok moves
DPS12.82
TDO211.71
Score17.9
Weather Boost
  • cloudy
Pro tip by Professor WillowIf you are unable to get Shadow Arbok with its best moveset, we recommend to use Bite/Gunk Shot. You will lose around 9.0% DPS and TDO, which makes these moves a viable alternative to Shadow Arbok's strongest moveset (Acid/Gunk Shot).

Shadow Arbok moves comparison

The following chart shows Shadow Arbok's DPS and TDO for every fast and charge attack combination. This chart is useful for comparing the relative strength of Shadow Arbok'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.PoisonAcid PoisonGunk Shot 12.82211.717.9
      2.DarkBite PoisonGunk Shot 12.21201.716.3
      3.DragonDragon Tail PoisonGunk Shot 11.98197.915.6
      4.PoisonAcid PoisonSludge Wave 11.74194.015.0
      5.DarkBite PoisonSludge Wave 11.28186.313.9
      6.PoisonAcid DarkDark Pulse 11.11183.513.7
      7.DragonDragon Tail PoisonSludge Wave 11.06182.713.6
      8.DarkBite DarkDark Pulse 10.82178.813.3
      9.DragonDragon Tail DarkDark Pulse 10.69176.613.2
      10.DarkBite PoisonAcid Spray 6.89113.88.5
      11.PoisonAcid PoisonAcid Spray 6.76111.68.3
      12.DragonDragon Tail PoisonAcid Spray 6.76111.68.3
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      Fast Attacks

      • DarkBite6Damage4Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Bite
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • GhostGhost
          • PsychicPsychic
        • 62.5%
          • FightingFighting
          • DarkDark
          • FairyFairy
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage6
        Energy4
        Weather boost
        • fogFog
        Duration0.5s
        Damage window0.3s - 0.5s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage4
        Energy2

        Effects
        Bite has no special effects.
        See Bite details page ↗
      • PoisonAcid9Damage8Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Acid
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • GrassGrass
          • FairyFairy
        • 62.5%
          • PoisonPoison
          • GroundGround
          • RockRock
          • GhostGhost
        • 39.1%
          • SteelSteel
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage9
        Energy8
        Weather boost
        • cloudyCloudy
        Duration0.8s
        Damage window0.4s - 0.6s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage6
        Energy5

        Effects
        Acid has no special effects.
        See Acid details page ↗
      • DragonDragon Tail15Damage9Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Dragon Tail
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • DragonDragon
        • 62.5%
          • SteelSteel
        • 39.1%
          • FairyFairy
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage15
        Energy9
        Weather boost
        • windyWindy
        Duration1.1s
        Damage window0.8s - 1.1s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage13
        Energy9

        Effects
        Dragon Tail has no special effects.
        See Dragon Tail details page ↗

      Charged Moves

      • DarkDark Pulse80Damage50Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Dark Pulse
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • GhostGhost
          • PsychicPsychic
        • 62.5%
          • FightingFighting
          • DarkDark
          • FairyFairy
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage80
        Energy50
        Weather boost
        • fogFog
        Duration3.0s
        Damage window1.4s - 2.3s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage80
        Energy50

        Effects
        Dark Pulse has no special effects.
        See Dark Pulse details page ↗
      • PoisonSludge Wave110Damage100Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Sludge Wave
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • GrassGrass
          • FairyFairy
        • 62.5%
          • PoisonPoison
          • GroundGround
          • RockRock
          • GhostGhost
        • 39.1%
          • SteelSteel
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage110
        Energy100
        Weather boost
        • cloudyCloudy
        Duration3.2s
        Damage window2.0s - 3.0s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage110
        Energy65

        Effects
        Sludge Wave has no special effects.
        See Sludge Wave details page ↗
      • PoisonGunk Shot130Damage100Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Gunk Shot
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • GrassGrass
          • FairyFairy
        • 62.5%
          • PoisonPoison
          • GroundGround
          • RockRock
          • GhostGhost
        • 39.1%
          • SteelSteel
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage130
        Energy100
        Weather boost
        • cloudyCloudy
        Duration3.1s
        Damage window1.7s - 2.7s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage130
        Energy75

        Effects
        Gunk Shot has no special effects.
        See Gunk Shot details page ↗
      • PoisonAcid Spray20Damage50Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Acid Spray
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • GrassGrass
          • FairyFairy
        • 62.5%
          • PoisonPoison
          • GroundGround
          • RockRock
          • GhostGhost
        • 39.1%
          • SteelSteel
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage20
        Energy50
        Weather boost
        • cloudyCloudy
        Duration3.0s
        Damage window2.1s - 2.8s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage20
        Energy45

        Effects
        Special effectsSpecial

        Acid Spray has a 100.0% chance to:

        • Decrease Target's Defense by 33.3%
        See Acid Spray 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 Arbok has in Pokémon GO, along with their corresponding DPS (Damage per Second) and TDO (Total Damage Output).

      Shadow Arbok Special CP Values

      CP Chart

      Max CP values in Raids, Eggs, Field Research

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

      Max CPMax CP2171 CP
      Level 50, 15/15/15 IVs
      Field ResearchResearch777 CP - 823 CP
      Level 15, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      Pokémon EggEggs1035 CP - 1097 CP
      Level 20, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      Raid catchRaids987 CP - 1097 CP
      Level 20, 6/6/6 minimum IVs
      Raid catchRaidsWeather Boost
      • cloudyCloudy
      1234 CP - 1372 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 Arbok Max CP Chart

      CP Chart

      Max Combat Power per Level chart

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

      LVLCPLVLCPLVLCP
      127 CP285 CP3143 CP
      4201 CP5259 CP6317 CP
      7375 CP8433 CP9491 CP
      10549 CP11603 CP12658 CP
      13713 CP14768 CP15823 CP
      16878 CP17933 CP18987 CP
      191042 CP201097 CP211152 CP
      221207 CP231262 CP241317 CP
      251372 CP261427 CP271482 CP
      281536 CP291591 CP301646 CP
      311674 CP321701 CP331729 CP
      341756 CP351783 CP361811 CP
      371838 CP381866 CP391893 CP
      401921 CP411945 CP421969 CP
      431994 CP442019 CP452044 CP
      462069 CP472094 CP482120 CP
      492146 CP502171 CP

      Shadow Arbok evolution chart

      Family
      PokémonRequiresEvolution
      Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow EkansShadow Ekans
      • Candy Icon50 Candy
      Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ArbokShadow Arbok
      • Shadow Ekans evolves into Shadow Arbok which costs 50 Candy.

      Mega Pokémon that boost Shadow Arbok

      Photobomb

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

      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega VenusaurMega Pokémon iconMega Venusaur
      GrassPoison
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega BeedrillMega Pokémon iconMega Beedrill
      BugPoison
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega Gengar
      GhostPoison
      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 Arbok Catch Rates

      Catch Rates

      The base catch rate for Shadow Arbok in Pokémon GO is 24.03%, calculated for catching a Level 20 with no berries. Curved Great throw has a 50.38% chance to catch, and adding a Razz Berry raises that to 65.04%.

      CogConfigure
              NormalNiceGreatExcellent
              No Berry
              -24.03%27.09%33.78%39.85%
              Curve37.32%41.56%50.38%57.86%
              Razz BerryRazz Berry
              -33.78%37.75%46.11%53.35%
              Curve50.38%55.33%65.04%72.65%
              Silver Pinap BerrySilver Pinap Berry
              - 39.02%43.38%52.38%59.95%
              Curve56.87%61.98%71.67%78.89%
              Golden Razz BerryGolden Razz Berry
              - 49.69%54.62%64.32%71.94%
              Curve68.90%73.89%82.65%88.47%
              InfoMore information

              Catch probability with multiple throws

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

              Shadow Arbok family

              Family

              A list of Pokémon that are somehow related to Shadow Arbok in Pokémon GO. Includes evolutions, regional, and form variations.

              Thumbnail image of EkansEkans
              Thumbnail image of ArbokArbok
              Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow EkansShadow Ekans
              Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ArbokShadow Arbok

              List of Shadow Arbok costumes

              Photobomb

              A list of Shadow Arbok costumes available in Pokémon GO.

              No costume sprites available

              Shadow Arbok high resolution sprites

              Photobomb

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

              Shadow Arbok Pokédex entries

              Kanto
              VersionsPokédex entry
              Red, BlueIt is rumored that the ferocious warning markings on its belly differ from area to area.
              YellowThe frightening patterns on its belly have been studied. Six variations have been confirmed.
              GoldTransfixing prey with the face-like pattern on its belly, it binds and poisons the frightened victim.
              SilverWith a very venge­ ful nature, it won't give up the chase, no matter how far, once it targets its prey.
              CrystalTo intimidate foes, it spreads its chest wide and makes eerie sounds by expelling air from its mouth.
              Ruby, SapphireThis POKéMON is terrifically strong in order to constrict things with its body. It can even flatten steel oil drums. Once ARBOK wraps its body around its foe, escaping its crunching embrace is impossible.
              EmeraldThis POKéMON has a terrifically strong constricting power. It can even flatten steel oil drums. Once it wraps its body around its foe, escaping is impossible.
              FireRedThe pattern on its belly appears to be a frightening face. Weak foes will flee just at the sight of the pattern.
              LeafGreenIt is rumored that the ferocious warning markings on its belly differ from area to area.
              Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, Black, White, Black 2, White 2The pattern on its belly is for intimidation. It constricts foes while they are frozen in fear.
              HeartGoldTransfixing prey with the face-like pattern on its belly, it binds and poisons the frightened victim.
              SoulSilverWith a very vengeful nature, it won’t give up the chase, no matter how far, once it targets its prey.
              XThe pattern on its belly appears to be a frightening face. Weak foes will flee just at the sight of the pattern.
              YTo intimidate foes, it spreads its chest wide and makes eerie sounds by expelling air from its mouth.
              Omega RubyThis Pokémon is terrifically strong in order to constrict things with its body. It can even flatten steel oil drums. Once Arbok wraps its body around its foe, escaping its crunching embrace is impossible.
              Alpha SapphireThis Pokémon is terrifically strong in order to constrict things with its body. It can even flatten steel oil drums. Once Arbok wraps its body around its foe, escaping its crunching embrace is impossible.
              Ultra SunThe latest research has determined that there are over 20 possible arrangements of the patterns on its stomach.
              Ultra MoonAfter stunning its opponents with the pattern on its stomach, it quickly wraps them up in its body and waits for them to stop moving.
              Let's Go, Pikachu!, Let's Go, Eevee!The frightening patterns on its belly have been studied. Six variations have been confirmed.