Shadow Grotle

Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow GrotleGrass

Shadow Grotle is a Grass-type Pokémon with a Max CP of 2137 in Pokémon GO. Shadow Grotle's best moveset is Razor Leaf and Solar Beam. It is weather boosted by Sunny weather, and it was originally found in the Sinnoh region. Shiny Shadow Grotle is not available in Pokémon GO.

Shadow Grotle is weak to Bug, Fire, Flying, Ice, and Poison-type moves. It takes reduced damage from Electric, Grass, Ground, and Water-type moves.

Stats

Max CP2137 CP
Attack157 ATK
Defense143 DEF
Stamina181 STA
Weather Boost
  • sunnySunny
ReleasedYes Yes
Shiny releasedNo No
Buddy distance3 km
Pokédex informationPokédex information
Pokédex Number#388
Height1.1 m
Weight97 kg
RegionSinnoh Generation 4
Can be tradedAllowed
Pokémon Home transferAllowed
Base Catch Rate10%
Base Flee Rate7.000000000000001%
Catch rewards
5 Candy
300 Stardust
Additional Move Cost
25 Candy
10000 Candy

Shadow Grotle type chart

Takes increased damage
BugBug160.0%
FireFire160.0%
FlyingFlying160.0%
IceIce160.0%
PoisonPoison160.0%
Takes decreased damage
ElectricElectric62.5%
GrassGrass62.5%
GroundGround62.5%
WaterWater62.5%

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

Shadow Grotle's best moves and movesets

Moves

Shadow Grotle's best moveset is Razor Leaf and Solar Beam, with 12.47 DPS (damage per second) and 223.3 TDO (total damage output). These moves are boosted by Sunny weather.

Best Shadow Grotle moves
DPS12.47
TDO223.32
Score18.5
Weather Boost
  • sunny
Pro tip by Professor WillowIf you are unable to get Shadow Grotle with its best moveset, we recommend to use Bite/Solar Beam. You will lose around 2.7% DPS and TDO, which makes these moves a viable alternative to Shadow Grotle's strongest moveset (Razor Leaf/Solar Beam).

Shadow Grotle moves comparison

The following chart shows Shadow Grotle's DPS and TDO for every fast and charge attack combination. This chart is useful for comparing the relative strength of Shadow Grotle'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.GrassRazor Leaf GrassSolar Beam 12.47223.318.5
      2.DarkBite GrassSolar Beam 12.29220.018.0
      3.GrassRazor Leaf GrassEnergy Ball 11.28202.015.3
      4.DarkBite GrassEnergy Ball 11.01197.214.6
      5.GrassRazor Leaf NormalBody Slam 10.74192.313.8
      6.DarkBite NormalBody Slam 10.39186.113.0
      7.GrassRazor Leaf NormalFrustration 6.54117.08.2
      8.DarkBite NormalFrustration 5.91105.87.4

      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 ↗
      • GrassRazor LeafDamage13Energy7Duration1.0s
        Toggle more information for move: Razor Leaf
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • GroundGround
          • RockRock
          • WaterWater
        • 62.5%
          • FlyingFlying
          • PoisonPoison
          • BugBug
          • SteelSteel
          • FireFire
          • GrassGrass
          • DragonDragon
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage13
        Energy7
        Weather boost
        • sunnySunny
        Duration1.0s
        Damage window0.6s - 0.8s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage10
        Energy4

        Effects
        Razor Leaf has no special effects.
        See Razor Leaf details page ↗

      Charged Moves

      • GrassSolar BeamDamage180Energy100Duration4.9s
        Toggle more information for move: Solar Beam
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • GroundGround
          • RockRock
          • WaterWater
        • 62.5%
          • FlyingFlying
          • PoisonPoison
          • BugBug
          • SteelSteel
          • FireFire
          • GrassGrass
          • DragonDragon
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage180
        Energy100
        Weather boost
        • sunnySunny
        Duration4.9s
        Damage window2.7s - 4.7s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage150
        Energy80

        Effects
        Solar Beam has no special effects.
        See Solar Beam details page ↗
      • NormalBody SlamDamage50Energy33Duration1.9s
        Toggle more information for move: Body Slam
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 62.5%
          • RockRock
          • SteelSteel
        • 39.1%
          • GhostGhost
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage50
        Energy33
        Weather boost
        • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
        Duration1.9s
        Damage window1.2s - 1.7s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage60
        Energy35

        Effects
        Body Slam has no special effects.
        See Body Slam details page ↗
      • GrassEnergy BallDamage90Energy50Duration3.9s
        Toggle more information for move: Energy Ball
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • GroundGround
          • RockRock
          • WaterWater
        • 62.5%
          • FlyingFlying
          • PoisonPoison
          • BugBug
          • SteelSteel
          • FireFire
          • GrassGrass
          • DragonDragon
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage90
        Energy50
        Weather boost
        • sunnySunny
        Duration3.9s
        Damage window3.0s - 3.8s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage90
        Energy55

        Effects
        Special effectsSpecial

        Energy Ball has a 10.0% chance to:

        • Decrease Target's Defense by 20.0%
        See Energy Ball 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 Grotle has in Pokémon GO, along with their corresponding DPS (Damage per Second) and TDO (Total Damage Output).

      Shadow Grotle Special CP Values

      CP Chart

      Max CP values in Raids, Eggs, Field Research

      Shadow Grotle's has 2137 max CP (at Level 50). A Shadow Grotle obtained from Raids can be encountered from 971 CP to 1080 CP, or if weather boosted, in the 1213 CP to 1350 CP range. In Field and Special Research, Shadow Grotle can be found in the 764 CP to 810 CP range.

      Max CPMax CP2137 CP
      Level 50, 15/15/15 IVs
      Field ResearchResearch764 CP - 810 CP
      Level 15, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      Pokémon EggEggs1018 CP - 1080 CP
      Level 20, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      Raid catchRaids971 CP - 1080 CP
      Level 20, 6/6/6 minimum IVs
      Raid catchRaidsWeather Boost
      • sunnySunny
      1213 CP - 1350 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 Grotle Max CP Chart

      CP Chart

      Max Combat Power per Level chart

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

      LVLCPLVLCPLVLCP
      126 CP283 CP3140 CP
      4197 CP5254 CP6312 CP
      7369 CP8426 CP9483 CP
      10540 CP11594 CP12648 CP
      13702 CP14756 CP15810 CP
      16864 CP17918 CP18972 CP
      191026 CP201080 CP211134 CP
      221188 CP231242 CP241296 CP
      251350 CP261404 CP271458 CP
      281512 CP291566 CP301620 CP
      311647 CP321674 CP331701 CP
      341728 CP351755 CP361782 CP
      371809 CP381836 CP391863 CP
      401890 CP411914 CP421938 CP
      431962 CP441987 CP452011 CP
      462036 CP472061 CP482086 CP
      492111 CP502137 CP

      Mega Pokémon that boost Shadow Grotle

      Photobomb

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

      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega VenusaurMega Pokémon iconMega Venusaur
      GrassPoison
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega Sceptile
      GrassDragon
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega AbomasnowMega Pokémon iconMega Abomasnow
      GrassIce
      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 Grotle Catch Rates

      Catch Rates

      The base catch rate for Shadow Grotle in Pokémon GO is 12.29%, calculated for catching a Level 20 with no berries. Curved Great throw has a 28.42% chance to catch, and adding a Razz Berry raises that to 39.44%.

      CogConfigure
              NormalNiceGreatExcellent
              No Berry
              -12.29%14.00%17.85%21.54%
              Curve19.98%22.61%28.42%33.79%
              Razz BerryRazz Berry
              -17.85%20.24%25.55%30.50%
              Curve28.42%31.92%39.44%46.13%
              Silver Pinap BerrySilver Pinap Berry
              - 21.02%23.77%29.81%35.38%
              Curve33.05%36.96%45.22%52.39%
              Golden Razz BerryGolden Razz Berry
              - 27.95%31.40%38.84%45.47%
              Curve42.72%47.31%56.65%64.33%
              InfoMore information

              Catch probability with multiple throws

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

              Photobomb

              A list of Shadow Grotle costumes available in Pokémon GO.

              No costume sprites available

              Shadow Grotle high resolution sprites

              Photobomb

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

              Shadow Grotle Pokédex entries

              Sinnoh
              VersionsPokédex entry
              DiamondIt lives along water in forests. In the daytime, it leaves the forest to sunbathe its treed shell.
              PearlThe shell is hardened soil. Some Pokémon come to peck the berries growing on the trees on its back.
              Platinum, Black, White, Black 2, White 2It knows where pure water wells up. It carries fellow Pokémon there on its back.
              HeartGold, SoulSilverA GROTLE that lives in the forest is said to have its own secret springwater.
              X, Omega RubyIt lives along water in forests. In the daytime, it leaves the forest to sunbathe its treed shell.
              Y, Alpha SapphireIt knows where pure water wells up. It carries fellow Pokémon there on its back.
              Legends: ArceusAppears where there is clean spring water. The fruit that grows on the shrubs on its shell is sweet, nutritious, and truly delicious.