Shadow Purrloin

Shadow Purrloin is a Dark-type Pokémon with a Max CP of 872 in Pokémon GO. Shadow Purrloin's best moveset is Sucker Punch and Dark Pulse. It is weather boosted by Fog weather, and it was originally found in the Unova region. Shiny Shadow Purrloin is not available in Pokémon GO.

Shadow Purrloin is weak to Bug, Fairy, and Fighting-type moves. It takes reduced damage from Dark, Ghost, and Psychic-type moves.

Stats

Max CP872 CP
Attack98 ATK
Defense73 DEF
Stamina121 STA
Weather Boost
  • fogFog
ReleasedYes Yes
Shiny releasedNo No
Buddy distance1 km
Pokédex informationPokédex information
Pokédex Number#509
Height0.4 m
Weight10.1 kg
RegionUnova Generation 5
Can be tradedAllowed
Pokémon Home transferAllowed
Base Catch Rate50%
Base Flee Rate20%
Catch rewards
3 Candy
100 Stardust
Additional Move Cost
25 Candy
10000 Candy

Shadow Purrloin type chart

Takes increased damage
BugBug160.0%
FairyFairy160.0%
FightingFighting160.0%
Takes decreased damage
PsychicPsychic39.1%
DarkDark62.5%
GhostGhost62.5%

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

Shadow Purrloin's best moves and movesets

Moves

Shadow Purrloin's best moveset is Sucker Punch and Dark Pulse, with 8.20 DPS (damage per second) and 56.8 TDO (total damage output). These moves are boosted by Fog weather.

Best Shadow Purrloin moves
DPS8.20
TDO56.75
Score8.5
Weather Boost
  • fog
Pro tip by Professor WillowIf you are unable to get Shadow Purrloin with its best moveset, we recommend to use Scratch/Dark Pulse. You will lose around 0.1% DPS and TDO, which makes these moves a viable alternative to Shadow Purrloin's strongest moveset (Sucker Punch/Dark Pulse).

Shadow Purrloin moves comparison

The following chart shows Shadow Purrloin's DPS and TDO for every fast and charge attack combination. This chart is useful for comparing the relative strength of Shadow Purrloin'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.DarkSucker Punch DarkDark Pulse 8.2056.88.5
      2.NormalScratch DarkDark Pulse 8.1956.78.5
      3.NormalScratch FairyPlay Rough 8.0055.48.3
      4.DarkSucker Punch FairyPlay Rough 7.9955.38.3
      5.NormalScratch DarkNight Slash 7.8054.08.1
      6.DarkSucker Punch DarkNight Slash 7.7553.68.0
      7.NormalScratch NormalFrustration 4.0928.34.2
      8.DarkSucker Punch NormalFrustration 3.6325.13.7

      Fast Attacks

      • DarkSucker PunchDamage7Energy8Duration0.7s
        Toggle more information for move: Sucker Punch
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • GhostGhost
          • PsychicPsychic
        • 62.5%
          • FightingFighting
          • DarkDark
          • FairyFairy
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage7
        Energy8
        Weather boost
        • fogFog
        Duration0.7s
        Damage window0.3s - 0.7s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage5
        Energy7

        Effects
        Sucker Punch has no special effects.
        See Sucker Punch details page ↗
      • NormalScratchDamage6Energy4Duration0.5s
        Toggle more information for move: Scratch
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 62.5%
          • RockRock
          • SteelSteel
        • 39.1%
          • GhostGhost
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage6
        Energy4
        Weather boost
        • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
        Duration0.5s
        Damage window0.3s - 0.5s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage4
        Energy2

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

      Charged Moves

      • DarkDark PulseDamage80Energy50Duration3.0s
        Toggle more information for move: Dark Pulse
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • GhostGhost
          • PsychicPsychic
        • 62.5%
          • FightingFighting
          • DarkDark
          • FairyFairy
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage80
        Energy50
        Weather boost
        • fogFog
        Duration3.0s
        Damage window1.4s - 2.3s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage80
        Energy50

        Effects
        Dark Pulse has no special effects.
        See Dark Pulse details page ↗
      • DarkNight SlashDamage50Energy33Duration2.2s
        Toggle more information for move: Night Slash
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • GhostGhost
          • PsychicPsychic
        • 62.5%
          • FightingFighting
          • DarkDark
          • FairyFairy
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage50
        Energy33
        Weather boost
        • fogFog
        Duration2.2s
        Damage window1.3s - 2.0s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage50
        Energy35

        Effects
        Special effectsSpecial

        Night Slash has a 12.5% chance to:

        • Increase User's Attack by 50.0%
        See Night Slash details page ↗
      • FairyPlay RoughDamage90Energy50Duration2.9s
        Toggle more information for move: Play Rough
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • FightingFighting
          • DragonDragon
          • DarkDark
        • 62.5%
          • PoisonPoison
          • SteelSteel
          • FireFire
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage90
        Energy50
        Weather boost
        • cloudyCloudy
        Duration2.9s
        Damage window1.3s - 2.7s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage90
        Energy60

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

      Shadow Purrloin Special CP Values

      CP Chart

      Max CP values in Raids, Eggs, Field Research

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

      Max CPMax CP872 CP
      Level 50, 15/15/15 IVs
      Field ResearchResearch301 CP - 330 CP
      Level 15, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      Pokémon EggEggs401 CP - 441 CP
      Level 20, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      Raid catchRaids371 CP - 441 CP
      Level 20, 6/6/6 minimum IVs
      Raid catchRaidsWeather Boost
      • fogFog
      464 CP - 551 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 Purrloin Max CP Chart

      CP Chart

      Max Combat Power per Level chart

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

      LVLCPLVLCPLVLCP
      110 CP234 CP357 CP
      480 CP5104 CP6127 CP
      7150 CP8174 CP9197 CP
      10220 CP11242 CP12264 CP
      13286 CP14308 CP15330 CP
      16352 CP17375 CP18397 CP
      19419 CP20441 CP21463 CP
      22485 CP23507 CP24529 CP
      25551 CP26573 CP27595 CP
      28617 CP29639 CP30661 CP
      31672 CP32683 CP33694 CP
      34705 CP35716 CP36727 CP
      37739 CP38750 CP39761 CP
      40772 CP41781 CP42791 CP
      43801 CP44811 CP45821 CP
      46831 CP47842 CP48852 CP
      49862 CP50872 CP

      Shadow Purrloin evolution chart

      Family
      Family

      Shadow Purrloin has no evolutions in Pokémon GO.

      Mega Pokémon that boost Shadow Purrloin

      Photobomb

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

      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega Gyarados
      WaterDark
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega Houndoom
      DarkFire
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega Tyranitar
      RockDark
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega AbsolMega Pokémon iconMega Absol
      Dark
      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 Purrloin Catch Rates

      Catch Rates

      The base catch rate for Shadow Purrloin in Pokémon GO is 55.65%, calculated for catching a Level 20 with no berries. Curved Great throw has a 87.43% chance to catch, and adding a Razz Berry raises that to 95.54%.

      CogConfigure
              NormalNiceGreatExcellent
              No Berry
              -55.65%60.75%70.47%77.78%
              Curve74.90%79.60%87.43%92.25%
              Razz BerryRazz Berry
              -70.47%75.41%83.95%89.53%
              Curve87.43%90.79%95.54%97.84%
              Silver Pinap BerrySilver Pinap Berry
              - 76.86%81.42%88.87%93.33%
              Curve91.69%94.28%97.61%99.00%
              Golden Razz BerryGolden Razz Berry
              - 86.90%90.35%95.26%97.67%
              Curve96.84%98.12%99.44%99.83%
              InfoMore information

              Catch probability with multiple throws

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

              Photobomb

              A list of Shadow Purrloin costumes available in Pokémon GO.

              No costume sprites available

              Shadow Purrloin high resolution sprites

              Photobomb

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

              Shadow Purrloin Pokédex entries

              Unova
              VersionsPokédex entry
              BlackThey steal from people for fun, but their victims can’t help but forgive them. Their deceptively cute act is perfect.
              WhiteIts cute act is a ruse. When victims let down their guard, they find their items taken. It attacks with sharp claws.
              Black 2, White 2Their cute act is a ruse. They trick people and steal their valuables just to see the looks on their faces.
              X, Omega RubyIts cute act is a ruse. When victims let down their guard, they find their items taken. It attacks with sharp claws.
              Y, Alpha SapphireThey steal from people for fun, but their victims can’t help but forgive them. Their deceptively cute act is perfect.
              SwordIt steals things from people just to amuse itself with their frustration. A rivalry exists between this Pokémon and Nickit.
              ShieldOpponents that get drawn in by its adorable behavior come away with stinging scratches from its claws and stinging pride from its laughter.