Shadow Prinplup

Shadow Prinplup is a Water-type Pokémon with a Max CP of 1923 in Pokémon GO. Shadow Prinplup's best moveset is Bubble and Hydro Pump. It is weather boosted by Rain weather, and it was originally found in the Sinnoh region. Shiny Shadow Prinplup is not available in Pokémon GO.

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

Stats

Max CP1923 CP
Attack150 ATK
Defense139 DEF
Stamina162 STA
Weather Boost
  • rainRain
ReleasedYes Yes
Shiny releasedNo No
Buddy distance3 km
Pokédex informationPokédex information
Pokédex Number#394
Height0.8 m
Weight23 kg
RegionSinnoh Generation 4
Can be tradedAllowed
Pokémon Home transferAllowed
Base Catch Rate20%
Base Flee Rate0%
Catch rewards
5 Candy
300 Stardust
Additional Move Cost
25 Candy
10000 Candy

Shadow Prinplup 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 Prinplup's best moves and movesets

Moves

Shadow Prinplup's best moveset is Bubble and Hydro Pump, with 11.13 DPS (damage per second) and 175.4 TDO (total damage output). These moves are boosted by Rain weather.

Best Shadow Prinplup moves
DPS11.13
TDO175.44
Score13.6
Weather Boost
  • rain
Pro tip by Professor WillowIf you are unable to get Shadow Prinplup with its best moveset, we recommend to use Metal Claw/Hydro Pump. You will lose around 0.5% DPS and TDO, which makes these moves a viable alternative to Shadow Prinplup's strongest moveset (Bubble/Hydro Pump).

Shadow Prinplup moves comparison

The following chart shows Shadow Prinplup's DPS and TDO for every fast and charge attack combination. This chart is useful for comparing the relative strength of Shadow Prinplup'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.WaterBubble WaterHydro Pump 11.13175.413.6
      2.SteelMetal Claw WaterHydro Pump 11.07174.513.5
      3.WaterBubble WaterBubble Beam 10.26161.712.5
      4.SteelMetal Claw WaterBubble Beam 10.23161.312.5
      5.SteelMetal Claw IceIcy Wind 8.26130.210.1
      6.WaterBubble IceIcy Wind 8.19129.210.0
      7.SteelMetal Claw NormalFrustration 5.0780.06.2
      8.WaterBubble NormalFrustration 4.8175.85.9

      Fast Attacks

      • SteelMetal ClawDamage8Energy7Duration0.7s
        Toggle more information for move: Metal Claw
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • RockRock
          • IceIce
          • FairyFairy
        • 62.5%
          • SteelSteel
          • FireFire
          • WaterWater
          • ElectricElectric
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage8
        Energy7
        Weather boost
        • snowSnow
        Duration0.7s
        Damage window0.4s - 0.6s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage5
        Energy6

        Effects
        Metal Claw has no special effects.
        See Metal Claw 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

      • 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 ↗
      • WaterHydro PumpDamage130Energy100Duration3.3s
        Toggle more information for move: Hydro Pump
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • GroundGround
          • RockRock
          • FireFire
        • 62.5%
          • WaterWater
          • GrassGrass
          • DragonDragon
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage130
        Energy100
        Weather boost
        • rainRain
        Duration3.3s
        Damage window0.9s - 3.0s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage130
        Energy75

        Effects
        Hydro Pump has no special effects.
        See Hydro Pump 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 Prinplup has in Pokémon GO, along with their corresponding DPS (Damage per Second) and TDO (Total Damage Output).

      Shadow Prinplup Special CP Values

      CP Chart

      Max CP values in Raids, Eggs, Field Research

      Shadow Prinplup's has 1923 max CP (at Level 50). A Shadow Prinplup obtained from Raids can be encountered from 868 CP to 972 CP, or if weather boosted, in the 1086 CP to 1215 CP range. In Field and Special Research, Shadow Prinplup can be found in the 685 CP to 729 CP range.

      Max CPMax CP1923 CP
      Level 50, 15/15/15 IVs
      Field ResearchResearch685 CP - 729 CP
      Level 15, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      Pokémon EggEggs914 CP - 972 CP
      Level 20, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      Raid catchRaids868 CP - 972 CP
      Level 20, 6/6/6 minimum IVs
      Raid catchRaidsWeather Boost
      • rainRain
      1086 CP - 1215 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 Prinplup Max CP Chart

      CP Chart

      Max Combat Power per Level chart

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

      LVLCPLVLCPLVLCP
      124 CP275 CP3126 CP
      4178 CP5229 CP6280 CP
      7332 CP8383 CP9434 CP
      10486 CP11534 CP12583 CP
      13632 CP14680 CP15729 CP
      16777 CP17826 CP18875 CP
      19923 CP20972 CP211020 CP
      221069 CP231118 CP241166 CP
      251215 CP261263 CP271312 CP
      281361 CP291409 CP301458 CP
      311482 CP321507 CP331531 CP
      341555 CP351579 CP361604 CP
      371628 CP381652 CP391677 CP
      401701 CP411723 CP421744 CP
      431766 CP441788 CP451810 CP
      461833 CP471855 CP481878 CP
      491900 CP501923 CP

      Shadow Prinplup evolution chart

      Family
      Family

      Shadow Prinplup has no evolutions in Pokémon GO.

      Mega Pokémon that boost Shadow Prinplup

      Photobomb

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

      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 Prinplup Catch Rates

      Catch Rates

      The base catch rate for Shadow Prinplup 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 Prinplup, 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 Prinplup costumes

              Photobomb

              A list of Shadow Prinplup costumes available in Pokémon GO.

              No costume sprites available

              Shadow Prinplup high resolution sprites

              Photobomb

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

              Shadow Prinplup Pokédex entries

              Sinnoh
              VersionsPokédex entry
              DiamondIt lives alone, away from others. Apparently, every one of them believes it is the most important.
              PearlIts wings deliver wicked blows that snap even the thickest of trees. It searches for prey in icy seas.
              PlatinumBecause every PRINPLUP considers itself to be the most important, they can never form a group.
              HeartGold, SoulSilverIt lives a solitary life. Its wings deliver wicked blows that can snap even the thickest of trees.
              Black, White, Black 2, White 2Because every Prinplup considers itself to be the most important, they can never form a group.
              X, Omega RubyIt lives alone, away from others. Apparently, every one of them believes it is the most important.
              Y, Alpha SapphireIt lives a solitary life. Its wings deliver wicked blows that can snap even the thickest of trees.
              Legends: ArceusIt swims gracefully through the frigid sea and sings with a voice like the roaring tide. It has powerful, sturdy wings and dignity to match.