Shadow Watchog

Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow WatchogNormal

Shadow Watchog is a Normal-type Pokémon with a Max CP of 2056 in Pokémon GO. Shadow Watchog's best moveset is Bite and Hyper Fang. It is weather boosted by Partly Cloudy weather, and it was originally found in the Unova region. Shiny Shadow Watchog is not available in Pokémon GO.

Shadow Watchog is weak to Fighting-type moves. It takes reduced damage from Ghost-type moves.

Stats

Max CP2056 CP
Attack165 ATK
Defense139 DEF
Stamina155 STA
Weather Boost
  • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
ReleasedYes Yes
Shiny releasedNo No
Buddy distance1 km
Pokédex informationPokédex information
Pokédex Number#505
Height1.1 m
Weight27 kg
RegionUnova Generation 5
Can be tradedAllowed
Pokémon Home transferAllowed
Base Catch Rate20%
Base Flee Rate7.000000000000001%
Catch rewards
5 Candy
300 Stardust
Additional Move Cost
25 Candy
10000 Candy

Shadow Watchog type chart

Takes increased damage
FightingFighting160.0%
Takes decreased damage
GhostGhost39.1%

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

Shadow Watchog's best moves and movesets

Moves

Shadow Watchog's best moveset is Bite and Hyper Fang, with 12.69 DPS (damage per second) and 192.1 TDO (total damage output). These moves are boosted by Fog and Partly Cloudy weather.

Best Shadow Watchog moves
DPS12.69
TDO192.12
Score15.8
Weather Boost
  • fog
  • partlyCloudy
Pro tip by Professor WillowIf you are unable to get Shadow Watchog with its best moveset, we recommend to use Low Kick/Hyper Fang. You will lose around 5.2% DPS and TDO, which makes these moves a viable alternative to Shadow Watchog's strongest moveset (Bite/Hyper Fang).

Shadow Watchog moves comparison

The following chart shows Shadow Watchog's DPS and TDO for every fast and charge attack combination. This chart is useful for comparing the relative strength of Shadow Watchog'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 NormalHyper Fang 12.69192.115.8
      2.FightingLow Kick NormalHyper Fang 12.36187.215.0
      3.DarkBite GrassGrass Knot 12.08182.914.6
      4.FightingLow Kick GrassGrass Knot 11.69177.014.2
      5.DarkBite DarkCrunch 10.31156.112.5
      6.FightingLow Kick DarkCrunch 9.90149.912.0
      7.DarkBite NormalFrustration 6.3596.27.7
      8.FightingLow Kick NormalFrustration 5.4282.06.6

      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 ↗
      • FightingLow KickDamage6Energy6Duration0.6s
        Toggle more information for move: Low Kick
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • NormalNormal
          • RockRock
          • SteelSteel
          • IceIce
          • DarkDark
        • 62.5%
          • FlyingFlying
          • PoisonPoison
          • BugBug
          • PsychicPsychic
          • FairyFairy
        • 39.1%
          • GhostGhost
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage6
        Energy6
        Weather boost
        • cloudyCloudy
        Duration0.6s
        Damage window0.3s - 0.6s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage4
        Energy5

        Effects
        Low Kick has no special effects.
        See Low Kick details page ↗

      Charged Moves

      • NormalHyper FangDamage80Energy50Duration2.5s
        Toggle more information for move: Hyper Fang
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 62.5%
          • RockRock
          • SteelSteel
        • 39.1%
          • GhostGhost
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage80
        Energy50
        Weather boost
        • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
        Duration2.5s
        Damage window1.5s - 2.0s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage80
        Energy50

        Effects
        Hyper Fang has no special effects.
        See Hyper Fang details page ↗
      • GrassGrass KnotDamage90Energy50Duration2.6s
        Toggle more information for move: Grass Knot
        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
        Duration2.6s
        Damage window1.7s - 2.6s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage90
        Energy50

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

      Shadow Watchog Special CP Values

      CP Chart

      Max CP values in Raids, Eggs, Field Research

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

      Max CPMax CP2056 CP
      Level 50, 15/15/15 IVs
      Field ResearchResearch734 CP - 779 CP
      Level 15, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      Pokémon EggEggs979 CP - 1039 CP
      Level 20, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      Raid catchRaids932 CP - 1039 CP
      Level 20, 6/6/6 minimum IVs
      Raid catchRaidsWeather Boost
      • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
      1165 CP - 1299 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 Watchog Max CP Chart

      CP Chart

      Max Combat Power per Level chart

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

      LVLCPLVLCPLVLCP
      125 CP280 CP3135 CP
      4190 CP5245 CP6300 CP
      7355 CP8410 CP9464 CP
      10519 CP11571 CP12623 CP
      13675 CP14727 CP15779 CP
      16831 CP17883 CP18935 CP
      19987 CP201039 CP211091 CP
      221143 CP231195 CP241247 CP
      251299 CP261351 CP271403 CP
      281455 CP291507 CP301559 CP
      311585 CP321611 CP331637 CP
      341663 CP351689 CP361715 CP
      371741 CP381767 CP391793 CP
      401819 CP411842 CP421865 CP
      431888 CP441912 CP451935 CP
      461959 CP471983 CP482007 CP
      492032 CP502056 CP

      Shadow Watchog evolution chart

      Family
      Family

      Shadow Watchog has no evolutions in Pokémon GO.

      Mega Pokémon that boost Shadow Watchog

      Photobomb

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

      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega PidgeotMega Pokémon iconMega Pidgeot
      NormalFlying
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega KangaskhanMega Pokémon iconMega Kangaskhan
      Normal
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega LopunnyMega Pokémon iconMega Lopunny
      NormalFighting
      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 Watchog Catch Rates

      Catch Rates

      The base catch rate for Shadow Watchog 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 Watchog, 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 Watchog costumes

              Photobomb

              A list of Shadow Watchog costumes available in Pokémon GO.

              No costume sprites available

              Shadow Watchog high resolution sprites

              Photobomb

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

              Shadow Watchog Pokédex entries

              Unova
              VersionsPokédex entry
              BlackWhen they see an enemy, their tails stand high, and they spit the seeds of berries stored in their cheek pouches.
              WhiteThey make the patterns on their bodies shine in order to threaten predators. Keen eyesight lets them see in the dark.
              Black 2, White 2Using luminescent matter, it makes its eyes and body glow and stuns attacking opponents.
              X, Omega RubyUsing luminescent matter, it makes its eyes and body glow and stuns attacking opponents.
              Y, Alpha SapphireWhen they see an enemy, their tails stand high, and they spit the seeds of berries stored in their cheek pouches.