Shadow Duosion

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Shadow Duosion is a Psychic-type Pokémon in Pokémon GO, with a maximum Combat Power of 2282 CP. Shadow Duosion best moveset in Pokémon GO is Zen Headbutt and Psyshock.

Shadow Duosion is weak to Bug, Dark, and Ghost moves. It is strong against Fighting and Psychic moves. Shiny Shadow Duosion is not available in Pokémon GO. Shadow Duosion is boosted by Windy weather.


Max CP2282 CP
Attack208 ATK
Defense103 DEF
Stamina163 STA
Weather Boost
  • windyWindy
ReleasedYes Yes
Shiny releasedNo No
Buddy distance3 km
Pokédex informationPokédex information
Pokédex Number#578
Height0.6 m
Weight8 kg
RegionUnova Generation 5
Can be tradedAllowed
Pokémon Home transferAllowed
Base Catch Rate20%
Base Flee Rate0%
Catch rewards
5 Candy
300 Stardust
Additional Move Cost
50 Candy
50000 Candy

Shadow Duosion weaknesses and resistances


Shadow Duosion takes increased damage from Bug, Dark, and Ghost type moves.


Shadow Duosion takes reduced damage from Fighting and Psychic type moves.

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

Shadow Duosion's best moveset


Shadow Duosion's best moveset is Zen Headbutt and Psyshock, with 15.01 DPS (damage per second) and 182.4 TDO (total damage output). These moves are boosted by Windy weather.

Best Shadow Duosion moves
Weather Boost
  • windy
Pro tip by Professor WillowIf you are unable to get Shadow Duosion with its best moveset, we recommend to use Hidden Power/Psyshock. You will lose around 5.6% DPS and TDO, which makes these moves a viable alternative to Shadow Duosion's strongest moveset (Zen Headbutt/Psyshock).

Shadow Duosion moves comparison

The following chart shows Shadow Duosion's DPS and TDO for every fast and charge attack combination. This chart is useful for comparing the relative strength of Shadow Duosion's movesets. You can change the weather and the opposing Pokémon to see how it affects the rankings.

      Fast Attack
      Charged Attack
      Score 🔽
      1.PsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsyshock 15.01182.417.4
      2.NormalHidden Power PsychicPsyshock 14.17172.116.4
      3.PsychicZen Headbutt ElectricThunder 12.77155.114.8
      4.PsychicZen Headbutt GhostNight Shade 11.91144.613.8
      5.NormalHidden Power ElectricThunder 11.06134.412.8
      6.NormalHidden Power GhostNight Shade 10.68129.712.4
      7.PsychicZen Headbutt NormalFrustration 6.7682.17.8
      8.NormalHidden Power NormalFrustration 5.5367.16.4

      Fast Attacks

      • PsychicZen HeadbuttDamage12Energy10Duration1.1s
        Toggle more information for move: Zen Headbutt
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • FightingFighting
          • PoisonPoison
        • 62.5%
          • SteelSteel
          • PsychicPsychic
        • 39.1%
          • DarkDark
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Weather boost
        • windyWindy
        Damage window0.8s - 1.1s
        Trainer Battles

        Zen Headbutt has no special effects.
        See Zen Headbutt details page ↗
      • NormalHidden PowerDamage15Energy15Duration1.5s
        Toggle more information for move: Hidden Power
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 62.5%
          • RockRock
          • SteelSteel
        • 39.1%
          • GhostGhost
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Weather boost
        • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
        Damage window1.1s - 1.4s
        Trainer Battles

        Hidden Power has no special effects.
        See Hidden Power details page ↗

      Charged Moves

      • PsychicPsyshockDamage65Energy33Duration2.7s
        Toggle more information for move: Psyshock
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • FightingFighting
          • PoisonPoison
        • 62.5%
          • SteelSteel
          • PsychicPsychic
        • 39.1%
          • DarkDark
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Weather boost
        • windyWindy
        Damage window2.0s - 2.6s
        Trainer Battles

        Psyshock has no special effects.
        See Psyshock details page ↗
      • ElectricThunderDamage100Energy100Duration2.4s
        Toggle more information for move: Thunder
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • FlyingFlying
          • WaterWater
        • 62.5%
          • GrassGrass
          • ElectricElectric
          • DragonDragon
        • 39.1%
          • GroundGround
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Weather boost
        • rainRain
        Damage window1.2s - 2.2s
        Trainer Battles

        Thunder has no special effects.
        See Thunder details page ↗
      • GhostNight ShadeDamage60Energy50Duration2.6s
        Toggle more information for move: Night Shade
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • GhostGhost
          • PsychicPsychic
        • 62.5%
          • DarkDark
        • 39.1%
          • NormalNormal
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Weather boost
        • fogFog
        Damage window2.1s - 2.5s
        Trainer Battles

        Night Shade has no special effects.
        See Night Shade details page ↗
      • NormalFrustrationDamage10Energy33Duration2.0s
        Toggle more information for move: Frustration
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 62.5%
          • RockRock
          • SteelSteel
        • 39.1%
          • GhostGhost
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Weather boost
        • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
        Damage window1.0s - 1.8s
        Trainer Battles

        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 Duosion has in Pokémon GO, along with their corresponding DPS (Damage per Second) and TDO (Total Damage Output).

      Shadow Duosion Special CP Values

      CP Chart

      Max CP values in Raids, Eggs, Field Research

      Shadow Duosion's has 2282 max CP (at Level 50). A Shadow Duosion obtained from Raids can be encountered from 1036 CP to 1153 CP, or if weather boosted, in the 1295 CP to 1441 CP range. In Field and Special Research, Shadow Duosion can be found in the 815 CP to 865 CP range.

      Max CPMax CP2282 CP
      Level 50, 15/15/15 IVs
      Field ResearchResearch815 CP - 865 CP
      Level 15, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      Pokémon EggEggs1087 CP - 1153 CP
      Level 20, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      Raid catchRaids1036 CP - 1153 CP
      Level 20, 6/6/6 minimum IVs
      Raid catchRaidsWeather Boost
      • windyWindy
      1295 CP - 1441 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 Duosion Max CP Chart

      CP Chart

      Max Combat Power per Level chart

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

      128 CP289 CP3150 CP
      4211 CP5272 CP6333 CP
      7394 CP8455 CP9515 CP
      10576 CP11634 CP12692 CP
      13749 CP14807 CP15865 CP
      16922 CP17980 CP181038 CP
      191095 CP201153 CP211211 CP
      221268 CP231326 CP241384 CP
      251441 CP261499 CP271557 CP
      281614 CP291672 CP301730 CP
      311759 CP321787 CP331816 CP
      341845 CP351874 CP361903 CP
      371932 CP381960 CP391989 CP
      402018 CP412044 CP422069 CP
      432095 CP442122 CP452148 CP
      462174 CP472201 CP482228 CP
      492254 CP502282 CP

      Shadow Duosion evolution chart


      Shadow Duosion has no evolutions in Pokémon GO.

      Mega Pokémon that boost Shadow Duosion


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

      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, Primal Groudon, and Mega Rayquaza
      • Primal Kyogre boosts Water-, Electric- and Bug-type attacks and Pokémon.
      • Primal Groudon boosts Fire-, Grass- and Ground-type attacks and Pokémon.
      • Mega Rayquaza boosts Flying-, Dragon- and Psychic-type attacks and Pokémon.

      Shadow Duosion Catch Rates

      Catch Rates

      The base catch rate for Shadow Duosion 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%.

              No Berry
              Razz BerryRazz Berry
              Silver Pinap BerrySilver Pinap Berry
              - 39.02%43.38%52.38%59.95%
              Golden Razz BerryGolden Razz Berry
              - 49.69%54.62%64.32%71.94%
              InfoMore information

              Catch probability with multiple throws

              In order to help Trainers understand their overall odds when catching Shadow Duosion, 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:

              Razz Berry1.5
              Silver Pinap Berry1.8
              Golden Razz Berry2.5
              Nice Throw1.15
              Great Throw1.5
              Excellent Throw1.85
              Premier Ball1.0
              Great Ball1.5
              Ultra Ball2.0
              Bronze medal1.1
              Silver medal1.2
              Gold medal1.3

              List of Shadow Duosion costumes


              A list of Shadow Duosion costumes available in Pokémon GO.

              No costume sprites available

              Shadow Duosion high resolution sprites


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


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              Shadow Duosion Pokédex entries

              VersionsPokédex entry
              BlackSince they have two divided brains, at times they suddenly try to take two different actions at once.
              WhiteWhen their brains, now divided in two, are thinking the same thoughts, these Pokémon exhibit their maximum power.
              Black 2, White 2When their two divided brains think the same thoughts, their psychic power is maximized.
              X, Omega RubySince they have two divided brains, at times they suddenly try to take two different actions at once.
              Y, Alpha SapphireWhen their two divided brains think the same thoughts, their psychic power is maximized.
              SwordIts psychic power can supposedly cover a range of more than half a mile—but only if its two brains can agree with each other.
              ShieldIts brain has split into two, and the two halves rarely think alike. Its actions are utterly unpredictable.