Shadow Piplup

Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow PiplupWater

Shadow Piplup is a Water-type Pokémon with a Max CP of 1215 in Pokémon GO. Shadow Piplup's best moveset is Pound and Drill Peck. It is weather boosted by Rain weather, and it was originally found in the Sinnoh region. Shiny Shadow Piplup is not available in Pokémon GO.

Shadow Piplup is weak to Electric and Grass-type moves. It takes reduced damage from Fire, Ice, Steel, and Water-type moves.

Stats

Max CP1215 CP
Attack112 ATK
Defense102 DEF
Stamina142 STA
Weather Boost
  • rainRain
ReleasedYes Yes
Shiny releasedNo No
Buddy distance3 km
Pokédex informationPokédex information
Pokédex Number#393
Height0.4 m
Weight5.2 kg
RegionSinnoh Generation 4
Can be tradedAllowed
Pokémon Home transferAllowed
Base Catch Rate20%
Base Flee Rate0%
Catch rewards
3 Candy
100 Stardust
Additional Move Cost
25 Candy
10000 Candy

Shadow Piplup type chart

Takes increased damage
ElectricElectric160.0%
GrassGrass160.0%
Takes decreased damage
FireFire62.5%
IceIce62.5%
SteelSteel62.5%
WaterWater62.5%

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

Shadow Piplup's best moves and movesets

Moves

Shadow Piplup's best moveset is Pound and Drill Peck, with 8.64 DPS (damage per second) and 91.8 TDO (total damage output). These moves are boosted by Partly Cloudy and Windy weather.

Best Shadow Piplup moves
DPS8.64
TDO91.82
Score9.7
Weather Boost
  • partlyCloudy
  • windy
Pro tip by Professor WillowIf you are unable to get Shadow Piplup with its best moveset, we recommend to use Pound/Bubble Beam. You will lose around 2.5% DPS and TDO, which makes these moves a viable alternative to Shadow Piplup's strongest moveset (Pound/Drill Peck).

Shadow Piplup moves comparison

The following chart shows Shadow Piplup's DPS and TDO for every fast and charge attack combination. This chart is useful for comparing the relative strength of Shadow Piplup'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.NormalPound FlyingDrill Peck 8.6491.89.7
      2.NormalPound WaterBubble Beam 8.4289.59.5
      3.WaterBubble FlyingDrill Peck 8.4289.59.5
      4.WaterBubble WaterBubble Beam 8.1786.89.2
      5.NormalPound IceIcy Wind 6.6971.17.5
      6.WaterBubble IceIcy Wind 6.4768.77.3
      7.NormalPound NormalFrustration 4.2144.74.7
      8.WaterBubble NormalFrustration 3.7940.34.3

      Fast Attacks

      • NormalPoundDamage7Energy6Duration0.6s
        Toggle more information for move: Pound
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 62.5%
          • RockRock
          • SteelSteel
        • 39.1%
          • GhostGhost
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage7
        Energy6
        Weather boost
        • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
        Duration0.6s
        Damage window0.3s - 0.5s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage4
        Energy4

        Effects
        Pound has no special effects.
        See Pound details page ↗
      • WaterBubbleDamage12Energy14Duration1.2s
        Toggle more information for move: Bubble
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • GroundGround
          • RockRock
          • FireFire
        • 62.5%
          • WaterWater
          • GrassGrass
          • DragonDragon
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage12
        Energy14
        Weather boost
        • rainRain
        Duration1.2s
        Damage window0.8s - 1.0s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage8
        Energy11

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

      Charged Moves

      • FlyingDrill PeckDamage65Energy33Duration2.3s
        Toggle more information for move: Drill Peck
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • FightingFighting
          • BugBug
          • GrassGrass
        • 62.5%
          • RockRock
          • SteelSteel
          • ElectricElectric
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage65
        Energy33
        Weather boost
        • windyWindy
        Duration2.3s
        Damage window1.7s - 2.1s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage65
        Energy40

        Effects
        Drill Peck has no special effects.
        See Drill Peck details page ↗
      • WaterBubble BeamDamage45Energy33Duration1.9s
        Toggle more information for move: Bubble Beam
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • GroundGround
          • RockRock
          • FireFire
        • 62.5%
          • WaterWater
          • GrassGrass
          • DragonDragon
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage45
        Energy33
        Weather boost
        • rainRain
        Duration1.9s
        Damage window1.4s - 1.7s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage25
        Energy40

        Effects
        Special effectsSpecial

        Bubble Beam has a 100.0% chance to:

        • Decrease Target's Attack by 20.0%
        See Bubble Beam details page ↗
      • IceIcy WindDamage60Energy33Duration3.3s
        Toggle more information for move: Icy Wind
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • FlyingFlying
          • GroundGround
          • GrassGrass
          • DragonDragon
        • 62.5%
          • SteelSteel
          • FireFire
          • WaterWater
          • IceIce
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage60
        Energy33
        Weather boost
        • snowSnow
        Duration3.3s
        Damage window2.0s - 2.8s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage60
        Energy45

        Effects
        Special effectsSpecial

        Icy Wind has a 100.0% chance to:

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

      Shadow Piplup Special CP Values

      CP Chart

      Max CP values in Raids, Eggs, Field Research

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

      Max CPMax CP1215 CP
      Level 50, 15/15/15 IVs
      Field ResearchResearch426 CP - 460 CP
      Level 15, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      Pokémon EggEggs568 CP - 614 CP
      Level 20, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      Raid catchRaids532 CP - 614 CP
      Level 20, 6/6/6 minimum IVs
      Raid catchRaidsWeather Boost
      • rainRain
      665 CP - 767 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 Piplup Max CP Chart

      CP Chart

      Max Combat Power per Level chart

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

      LVLCPLVLCPLVLCP
      115 CP247 CP380 CP
      4112 CP5145 CP6177 CP
      7209 CP8242 CP9274 CP
      10307 CP11337 CP12368 CP
      13399 CP14430 CP15460 CP
      16491 CP17522 CP18552 CP
      19583 CP20614 CP21645 CP
      22675 CP23706 CP24737 CP
      25767 CP26798 CP27829 CP
      28860 CP29890 CP30921 CP
      31936 CP32952 CP33967 CP
      34982 CP35998 CP361013 CP
      371028 CP381044 CP391059 CP
      401075 CP411088 CP421102 CP
      431116 CP441130 CP451144 CP
      461158 CP471172 CP481186 CP
      491200 CP501215 CP

      Shadow Piplup evolution chart

      Family
      Family

      Shadow Piplup has no evolutions in Pokémon GO.

      Mega Pokémon that boost Shadow Piplup

      Photobomb

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

      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 SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega Swampert
      WaterGround
      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 Piplup Catch Rates

      Catch Rates

      The base catch rate for Shadow Piplup 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 Piplup, 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 Piplup high resolution sprites

              Photobomb

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

              Shadow Piplup Pokédex entries

              Sinnoh
              VersionsPokédex entry
              DiamondBecause it is very proud, it hates accepting food from people. Its thick down guards it from cold.
              PearlIt lives along shores in northern countries. A skilled swimmer, it dives for over 10 minutes to hunt.
              Platinum, Black, White, Black 2, White 2A poor walker, it often falls down. However, its strong pride makes it puff up its chest without a care.
              HeartGold, SoulSilverIt doesn’t like to be taken care of. It’s difficult to bond with since it won’t listen to its Trainer.
              X, Omega RubyIt doesn’t like to be taken care of. It’s difficult to bond with since it won’t listen to its Trainer.
              Y, Alpha SapphireBecause it is very proud, it hates accepting food from people. Its thick down guards it from cold.
              Legends: ArceusPrefers cold climes and appears along coasts. It's an adorable little thing—as cute as any child—but it's also prideful, unwilling to accept handouts from people.