Shadow Toxicroak in Trainer Battles

IV Chart

Looking to dominate your competition in Pokémon GO Trainer Battles? You'll want to make sure your Shadow Toxicroak has the right IVs for GO Battle League. We found the top IV combinations for each League in GO Battle League, helping you rise to the top of the ranks. Here are the best Shadow Toxicroak IVs for each League in Pokémon GO:

Great League icon

Great League

  • 1ATK
  • 15DEF
  • 15STA
1500 CP @ Level 22.5
Ultra League icon

Ultra League

  • 1ATK
  • 15DEF
  • 15STA
2499 CP @ Level 45.5
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Master League

  • 15ATK
  • 15DEF
  • 15STA
2813 CP @ Level 50
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The best IVs for PvP are IVs which grant you the maximum amount of Defense and Stamina, and the least amount of Attack. Attack contributes to CP the most, which makes it not ideal for Trainer Battles, while high Stamina and Defense can get you through a lot more battles.

For Leagues with lower CP limits, such as the Great League, usually the best IVs you can have are 0 / 15 / 15, or something similar to that. The reasoning behind this is that we want to pack as much stats as possible in under 1500 CP, and low Attack IV allows us to do that.

For Ultra League, the situation is a bit different, as the CP cap is higher. Pokémon which top over 2500 CP will still prefer 0 / 15 / 15 and similar IVs, but Pokémon whose Max CP doesn't reach 2500 will prefer 15 / 15 / 15. Examples like Watchog whose Max CP is 2056 CP, should have 15 / 15 / 15 for Ultra League, while Scizor (3393 CP) should have 0 / 15 / 15 IVs which will result in 2499 CP, just under the cutoff point.

For Master League, where there is no CP cap, you want perfect Pokémon IVs - 15 / 15 / 15 - regardless of which Pokémon we are talking about.

In general, it is usually Pokémon with IVs you wouldn't use for Raids that are good for Trainer Battles. Also be aware that PvP IVs are important, but not as important as having correct moves and team composition.

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Fast Attacks

GroundMud Shot Fast Charge1.504.50391s
PoisonPoison Jab General3.503.50771s
FightingCounter Multipurpose4.003.50871s

Fast attacks create energy when used, which can later be used to fire off a Charge move. Unlike Charge attacks, Fast attacks don't have special status effects.

Ideally, for fast attacks you're looking for a move that has both high EPT and high DPT, for example Dragon Breath which has 4 DPT and 3 EPT. It's widely considered that 3 DPT and 3 EPT is the rough baseline for fast attacks in PvP.

InfoFast Attack stats explained
  • PWR - Power, how much damage the move does
  • ENG - Energy, how much energy the move generates per use
  • CD - How long does it take to perform this move
  • DPTDamage per turn
  • EPTEnergy per turn

Charged Attacks

GhostShadow Ball General1.8210055
FightingDynamic Punch General1.809050
PoisonSludge Bomb General1.608050
GroundMud Bomb Spam / Bait1.506040
NormalFrustration Spam / Bait0.141070

Charge attacks cost energy to use, deal a large amount of damage, and some of them even have Special Effects that can change your or your Opponents stats.

Similar to Fast Attacks, some Charge attacks are strictly better than others. The main metric for comparing charge attacks is DPE (Damage per Energy), which describes how much damage you output per Energy point spent.

InfoCharge Attack stats explained
  • PWR - Power, how much damage the move does
  • ENG - Energy, how much energy the move generates per use
  • DPEDamage per Energy

Moveset analysis

Move set
Charge cycle info
Fast move
Charge move
Charge Time
DMG per cycle
GroundMud Shot Fast ChargeGhostShadow Ball General7s (7)94
GroundMud Shot Fast ChargePoisonSludge Bomb General6s (6)89
GroundMud Shot Fast ChargeGroundMud Bomb Spam / Bait5s (5)57
GroundMud Shot Fast ChargeFightingDynamic Punch General6s (6)97
GroundMud Shot Fast ChargeNormalFrustration Spam / Bait8s (8)42
PoisonPoison Jab GeneralGhostShadow Ball General8s (8)138
PoisonPoison Jab GeneralPoisonSludge Bomb General8s (8)129
PoisonPoison Jab GeneralGroundMud Bomb Spam / Bait6s (6)89
PoisonPoison Jab GeneralFightingDynamic Punch General8s (8)137
PoisonPoison Jab GeneralNormalFrustration Spam / Bait10s (10)97
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