Shadow Carvanha

Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow CarvanhaWater Dark Shiny Pokémon icon

Shadow Carvanha is a Water and Dark-type Pokémon with a Max CP of 1154 in Pokémon GO. Shadow Carvanha's best moveset is Bite and Crunch. It is weather boosted by Rain and Fog weather, and it was originally found in the Hoenn region. Shiny Shadow Carvanha is available in Pokémon GO.

Shadow Carvanha is weak to Bug, Electric, Fairy, Fighting, and Grass-type moves. It takes reduced damage from Dark, Fire, Ghost, Ice, Steel, Water, and Psychic-type moves.

Stats

Max CP1154 CP
Attack171 ATK
Defense39 DEF
Stamina128 STA
Weather Boost
  • rainRain
  • fogFog
ReleasedYes Yes
Shiny releasedShadow Carvanha can be Shiny in Pokémon GO Yes
Buddy distance3 km
Pokédex informationPokédex information
Pokédex Number#318
Height0.79 m
Weight20.8 kg
RegionHoenn Generation 3
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 Carvanha type chart

Takes increased damage
BugBug160.0%
ElectricElectric160.0%
FairyFairy160.0%
FightingFighting160.0%
GrassGrass160.0%
Takes decreased damage
PsychicPsychic39.1%
DarkDark62.5%
FireFire62.5%
GhostGhost62.5%
IceIce62.5%
SteelSteel62.5%
WaterWater62.5%

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

Shadow Carvanha's best moves and movesets

Moves

Shadow Carvanha's best moveset is Bite and Crunch, with 13.94 DPS (damage per second) and 62.2 TDO (total damage output). These moves are boosted by Fog weather.

Best Shadow Carvanha moves
DPS13.94
TDO62.25
Score13.2
Weather Boost
  • fog
Pro tip by Professor WillowIf you are unable to get Shadow Carvanha with its best moveset, we recommend to use Snarl/Crunch. You will lose around 2.5% DPS and TDO, which makes these moves a viable alternative to Shadow Carvanha's strongest moveset (Bite/Crunch).

Shadow Carvanha moves comparison

The following chart shows Shadow Carvanha's DPS and TDO for every fast and charge attack combination. This chart is useful for comparing the relative strength of Shadow Carvanha'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.DarkBite DarkCrunch 13.9462.213.2
      2.DarkSnarl DarkCrunch 13.5860.712.8
      3.DarkBite WaterAqua Jet 11.2550.210.6
      4.DarkBite PoisonPoison Fang 10.9649.010.4
      5.DarkSnarl WaterAqua Jet 10.8448.410.2
      6.DarkSnarl PoisonPoison Fang 10.3146.19.8
      7.DarkBite NormalFrustration 5.5824.95.3
      8.DarkSnarl NormalFrustration 4.8321.64.6

      Fast Attacks

      • DarkBiteDamage6Energy4Duration0.5s
        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 ↗
      • DarkSnarlDamage12Energy14Duration1.1s
        Toggle more information for move: Snarl
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • GhostGhost
          • PsychicPsychic
        • 62.5%
          • FightingFighting
          • DarkDark
          • FairyFairy
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage12
        Energy14
        Weather boost
        • fogFog
        Duration1.1s
        Damage window0.8s - 1.1s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage5
        Energy13

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

      Charged Moves

      • PoisonPoison FangDamage35Energy33Duration1.7s
        Toggle more information for move: Poison Fang
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • GrassGrass
          • FairyFairy
        • 62.5%
          • PoisonPoison
          • GroundGround
          • RockRock
          • GhostGhost
        • 39.1%
          • SteelSteel
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage35
        Energy33
        Weather boost
        • cloudyCloudy
        Duration1.7s
        Damage window0.9s - 1.4s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage45
        Energy40

        Effects
        Special effectsSpecial

        Poison Fang has a 100.0% chance to:

        • Decrease Target's Defense by 20.0%
        See Poison Fang details page ↗
      • WaterAqua JetDamage45Energy33Duration2.6s
        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 ↗
      • DarkCrunchDamage70Energy33Duration3.2s
        Toggle more information for move: Crunch
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • GhostGhost
          • PsychicPsychic
        • 62.5%
          • FightingFighting
          • DarkDark
          • FairyFairy
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage70
        Energy33
        Weather boost
        • fogFog
        Duration3.2s
        Damage window1.3s - 3.0s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage70
        Energy45

        Effects
        Special effectsSpecial

        Crunch has a 30.0% chance to:

        • Decrease Target's Defense by 20.0%
        See Crunch details page ↗
      • NormalFrustrationDamage10Energy33Duration2.0s
        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 Carvanha has in Pokémon GO, along with their corresponding DPS (Damage per Second) and TDO (Total Damage Output).

      Shadow Carvanha Special CP Values

      CP Chart

      Max CP values in Raids, Eggs, Field Research

      Shadow Carvanha's has 1154 max CP (at Level 50). A Shadow Carvanha obtained from Raids can be encountered from 490 CP to 583 CP, or if weather boosted, in the 613 CP to 729 CP range. In Field and Special Research, Shadow Carvanha can be found in the 398 CP to 437 CP range.

      Max CPMax CP1154 CP
      Level 50, 15/15/15 IVs
      Field ResearchResearch398 CP - 437 CP
      Level 15, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      Pokémon EggEggs531 CP - 583 CP
      Level 20, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      Raid catchRaids490 CP - 583 CP
      Level 20, 6/6/6 minimum IVs
      Raid catchRaidsWeather Boost
      • rainRain
      • fogFog
      613 CP - 729 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 Carvanha Max CP Chart

      CP Chart

      Max Combat Power per Level chart

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

      LVLCPLVLCPLVLCP
      114 CP245 CP376 CP
      4106 CP5137 CP6168 CP
      7199 CP8230 CP9260 CP
      10291 CP11320 CP12350 CP
      13379 CP14408 CP15437 CP
      16466 CP17495 CP18525 CP
      19554 CP20583 CP21612 CP
      22641 CP23670 CP24700 CP
      25729 CP26758 CP27787 CP
      28816 CP29845 CP30875 CP
      31889 CP32904 CP33918 CP
      34933 CP35947 CP36962 CP
      37977 CP38991 CP391006 CP
      401020 CP411033 CP421046 CP
      431059 CP441073 CP451086 CP
      461099 CP471113 CP481126 CP
      491140 CP501154 CP

      Shadow Carvanha evolution chart

      Family
      PokémonRequiresEvolution
      Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow CarvanhaShadow Carvanha
      • Candy Icon50 Candy
      Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow SharpedoShadow Sharpedo
      • Shadow Carvanha evolves into Shadow Sharpedo which costs 50 Candy.

      Mega Pokémon that boost Shadow Carvanha

      Photobomb

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

      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 HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega Houndoom
      DarkFire
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega Tyranitar
      RockDark
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega Swampert
      WaterGround
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega AbsolMega Pokémon iconMega Absol
      Dark
      Thumbnail image of Primal KyogrePrimal Kyogre
      Water
      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 Carvanha Catch Rates

      Catch Rates

      The base catch rate for Shadow Carvanha 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 Carvanha, 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 Carvanha costumes

                Photobomb

                A list of Shadow Carvanha costumes available in Pokémon GO.

                No costume sprites available

                Shadow Carvanha high resolution sprites

                Photobomb

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

                Shadow Carvanha Pokédex entries

                Hoenn
                VersionsPokédex entry
                RubyCARVANHA’s strongly developed jaws and its sharply pointed fangs pack the destructive power to rip out boat hulls. Many boats have been attacked and sunk by this POKéMON.
                SapphireIf anything invades CARVANHA’s territory, it will swarm and tear at the intruder with its pointed fangs. On its own, however, this POKéMON turns suddenly timid.
                EmeraldCARVANHA attack ships in swarms, making them sink. Although it is said to be a very vicious POKéMON, it timidly flees as soon as it finds itself alone.
                FireRed, LeafGreenIt lives in massive rivers that course through jungles. It swarms prey that enter its territory.
                Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, Black, White, Black 2, White 2They swarm any foe that invades their territory. Their sharp fangs can tear out boat hulls.
                HeartGold, SoulSilverThey form packs to attack boats and rip out their hulls to sink them. They live in rivers in the jungle.
                XThey form packs to attack boats and rip out their hulls to sink them. They live in rivers in the jungle.
                YIt lives in massive rivers that course through jungles. It swarms prey that enter its territory.
                Omega RubyCarvanha’s strongly developed jaws and its sharply pointed fangs pack the destructive power to rip out boat hulls. Many boats have been attacked and sunk by this Pokémon.
                Alpha SapphireIf anything invades Carvanha’s territory, it will swarm and tear at the intruder with its pointed fangs. On its own, however, this Pokémon turns suddenly timid.
                SunEach school has its own territory. Any intruders are mercilessly attacked with fangs bared.
                MoonIf they scent the faintest trace of blood, they rush to attack en masse. When alone, they’re rather cowardly.
                Ultra SunThey’re such cowards that they won’t hunt alone. When five or so of them get together, they suddenly turn ferocious!
                Ultra MoonWith its sturdy jaws and fangs, it can easily chomp wooden boats to splinters. It fights with Basculin over food.
                SwordIt won’t attack while it’s alone—not even if it spots prey. Instead, it waits for other Carvanha to join it, and then the Pokémon attack as a group.
                ShieldThese Pokémon have sharp fangs and powerful jaws. Sailors avoid Carvanha dens at all costs.