Shadow Galvantula

Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow GalvantulaBug Electric

Shadow Galvantula is a Bug and Electric-type Pokémon with a Max CP of 2494 in Pokémon GO. Shadow Galvantula's best moveset is Fury Cutter and Bug Buzz. It is weather boosted by Rain weather, and it was originally found in the Unova region. Shiny Shadow Galvantula is not available in Pokémon GO.

Shadow Galvantula is weak to Fire and Rock-type moves. It takes reduced damage from Electric, Fighting, Grass, and Steel-type moves.

Stats

Max CP2494 CP
Attack201 ATK
Defense128 DEF
Stamina172 STA
Weather Boost
  • rainRain
ReleasedYes Yes
Shiny releasedNo No
Buddy distance3 km
Pokédex informationPokédex information
Pokédex Number#596
Height0.8 m
Weight14.3 kg
RegionUnova Generation 5
Can be tradedAllowed
Pokémon Home transferAllowed
Base Catch Rate12.5%
Base Flee Rate5%
Catch rewards
5 Candy
300 Stardust
Additional Move Cost
50 Candy
50000 Candy

Shadow Galvantula type chart

Takes increased damage
FireFire160.0%
RockRock160.0%
Takes decreased damage
ElectricElectric62.5%
FightingFighting62.5%
GrassGrass62.5%
SteelSteel62.5%

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

Shadow Galvantula's best moves and movesets

Moves

Shadow Galvantula's best moveset is Fury Cutter and Bug Buzz, with 15.77 DPS (damage per second) and 243.9 TDO (total damage output). These moves are boosted by Rain weather.

Best Shadow Galvantula moves
DPS15.77
TDO243.93
Score24.3
Weather Boost
  • rain
Pro tip by Professor WillowIf you are unable to get Shadow Galvantula with its best moveset, we recommend to use Fury Cutter/Discharge. You will lose around 1.5% DPS and TDO, which makes these moves a viable alternative to Shadow Galvantula's strongest moveset (Fury Cutter/Bug Buzz).

Shadow Galvantula moves comparison

The following chart shows Shadow Galvantula's DPS and TDO for every fast and charge attack combination. This chart is useful for comparing the relative strength of Shadow Galvantula'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.BugFury Cutter BugBug Buzz 15.77243.924.3
      2.BugFury Cutter ElectricDischarge 15.63241.823.9
      3.ElectricVolt Switch BugBug Buzz 14.85229.621.8
      4.ElectricVolt Switch ElectricDischarge 14.77228.321.6
      5.BugFury Cutter PoisonCross Poison 12.63195.316.1
      6.BugFury Cutter BugLunge 12.55194.115.9
      7.BugFury Cutter GrassEnergy Ball 12.30190.215.2
      8.ElectricVolt Switch BugLunge 11.94184.714.5
      9.ElectricVolt Switch PoisonCross Poison 11.75181.714.3
      10.ElectricVolt Switch GrassEnergy Ball 11.63179.914.1
      11.BugFury Cutter NormalFrustration 5.6687.56.9
      12.ElectricVolt Switch NormalFrustration 5.4083.46.6

      Fast Attacks

      • BugFury CutterDamage3Energy6Duration0.4s
        Toggle more information for move: Fury Cutter
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • GrassGrass
          • PsychicPsychic
          • DarkDark
        • 62.5%
          • FightingFighting
          • FlyingFlying
          • PoisonPoison
          • GhostGhost
          • SteelSteel
          • FireFire
          • FairyFairy
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage3
        Energy6
        Weather boost
        • rainRain
        Duration0.4s
        Damage window0.1s - 0.4s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage2
        Energy4

        Effects
        Fury Cutter has no special effects.
        See Fury Cutter details page ↗
      • ElectricVolt SwitchDamage14Energy21Duration1.6s
        Toggle more information for move: Volt Switch
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • FlyingFlying
          • WaterWater
        • 62.5%
          • GrassGrass
          • ElectricElectric
          • DragonDragon
        • 39.1%
          • GroundGround
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage14
        Energy21
        Weather boost
        • rainRain
        Duration1.6s
        Damage window0.7s - 0.9s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage12
        Energy16

        Effects
        Volt Switch has no special effects.
        See Volt Switch details page ↗

      Charged Moves

      • ElectricDischargeDamage65Energy33Duration2.5s
        Toggle more information for move: Discharge
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • FlyingFlying
          • WaterWater
        • 62.5%
          • GrassGrass
          • ElectricElectric
          • DragonDragon
        • 39.1%
          • GroundGround
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage65
        Energy33
        Weather boost
        • rainRain
        Duration2.5s
        Damage window1.7s - 2.1s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage65
        Energy45

        Effects
        Discharge has no special effects.
        See Discharge details page ↗
      • BugBug BuzzDamage100Energy50Duration3.7s
        Toggle more information for move: Bug Buzz
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • GrassGrass
          • PsychicPsychic
          • DarkDark
        • 62.5%
          • FightingFighting
          • FlyingFlying
          • PoisonPoison
          • GhostGhost
          • SteelSteel
          • FireFire
          • FairyFairy
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage100
        Energy50
        Weather boost
        • rainRain
        Duration3.7s
        Damage window2.0s - 3.1s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage100
        Energy60

        Effects
        Special effectsSpecial

        Bug Buzz has a 30.0% chance to:

        • Decrease Target's Defense by 20.0%
        See Bug Buzz details page ↗
      • PoisonCross PoisonDamage40Energy33Duration1.5s
        Toggle more information for move: Cross Poison
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • GrassGrass
          • FairyFairy
        • 62.5%
          • PoisonPoison
          • GroundGround
          • RockRock
          • GhostGhost
        • 39.1%
          • SteelSteel
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage40
        Energy33
        Weather boost
        • cloudyCloudy
        Duration1.5s
        Damage window0.9s - 1.3s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage50
        Energy35

        Effects
        Special effectsSpecial

        Cross Poison has a 12.5% chance to:

        • Increase User's Attack by 50.0%
        See Cross Poison details page ↗
      • GrassEnergy BallDamage90Energy50Duration3.9s
        Toggle more information for move: Energy Ball
        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
        Duration3.9s
        Damage window3.0s - 3.8s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage90
        Energy55

        Effects
        Special effectsSpecial

        Energy Ball has a 10.0% chance to:

        • Decrease Target's Defense by 20.0%
        See Energy Ball details page ↗
      • BugLungeDamage55Energy33Duration2.9s
        Toggle more information for move: Lunge
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • GrassGrass
          • PsychicPsychic
          • DarkDark
        • 62.5%
          • FightingFighting
          • FlyingFlying
          • PoisonPoison
          • GhostGhost
          • SteelSteel
          • FireFire
          • FairyFairy
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage55
        Energy33
        Weather boost
        • rainRain
        Duration2.9s
        Damage window2.4s - 2.7s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage60
        Energy45

        Effects
        Special effectsSpecial

        Lunge has a 100.0% chance to:

        • Decrease Target's Attack by 20.0%
        See Lunge 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 Galvantula has in Pokémon GO, along with their corresponding DPS (Damage per Second) and TDO (Total Damage Output).

      Shadow Galvantula Special CP Values

      CP Chart

      Max CP values in Raids, Eggs, Field Research

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

      Max CPMax CP2494 CP
      Level 50, 15/15/15 IVs
      Field ResearchResearch895 CP - 945 CP
      Level 15, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      Pokémon EggEggs1193 CP - 1260 CP
      Level 20, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      Raid catchRaids1140 CP - 1260 CP
      Level 20, 6/6/6 minimum IVs
      Raid catchRaidsWeather Boost
      • rainRain
      1426 CP - 1575 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 Galvantula Max CP Chart

      CP Chart

      Max Combat Power per Level chart

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

      LVLCPLVLCPLVLCP
      131 CP297 CP3164 CP
      4230 CP5297 CP6364 CP
      7430 CP8497 CP9563 CP
      10630 CP11693 CP12756 CP
      13819 CP14882 CP15945 CP
      161008 CP171071 CP181134 CP
      191197 CP201260 CP211323 CP
      221386 CP231449 CP241512 CP
      251575 CP261638 CP271701 CP
      281764 CP291828 CP301891 CP
      311922 CP321954 CP331985 CP
      342017 CP352048 CP362080 CP
      372111 CP382143 CP392174 CP
      402206 CP412234 CP422262 CP
      432290 CP442319 CP452347 CP
      462376 CP472405 CP482435 CP
      492464 CP502494 CP

      Shadow Galvantula evolution chart

      Family
      Family

      Shadow Galvantula has no evolutions in Pokémon GO.

      Mega Pokémon that boost Shadow Galvantula

      Photobomb

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

      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega BeedrillMega Pokémon iconMega Beedrill
      BugPoison
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega PinsirMega Pokémon iconMega Pinsir
      BugFlying
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega AmpharosMega Pokémon iconMega Ampharos
      ElectricDragon
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega ScizorMega Pokémon iconMega Scizor
      BugSteel
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega HeracrossMega Pokémon iconMega Heracross
      BugFighting
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega ManectricMega Pokémon iconMega Manectric
      Electric
      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 Galvantula Catch Rates

      Catch Rates

      The base catch rate for Shadow Galvantula in Pokémon GO is 15.28%, calculated for catching a Level 20 with no berries. Curved Great throw has a 34.47% chance to catch, and adding a Razz Berry raises that to 46.96%.

      CogConfigure
                NormalNiceGreatExcellent
                No Berry
                -15.28%17.36%22.01%26.41%
                Curve24.56%27.68%34.47%40.63%
                Razz BerryRazz Berry
                -22.01%24.87%31.13%36.87%
                Curve34.47%38.50%46.96%54.25%
                Silver Pinap BerrySilver Pinap Berry
                - 25.80%29.05%36.08%42.42%
                Curve39.78%44.20%53.27%60.87%
                Golden Razz BerryGolden Razz Berry
                - 33.93%37.91%46.29%53.54%
                Curve50.56%55.52%65.24%72.84%
                InfoMore information

                Catch probability with multiple throws

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

                Photobomb

                A list of Shadow Galvantula costumes available in Pokémon GO.

                No costume sprites available

                Shadow Galvantula high resolution sprites

                Photobomb

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

                Shadow Galvantula Pokédex entries

                Unova
                VersionsPokédex entry
                BlackWhen attacked, they create an electric barrier by spitting out many electrically charged threads.
                WhiteThey employ an electrically charged web to trap their prey. While it is immobilized by shock, they leisurely consume it.
                Black 2, White 2It creates barriers from electrified silk that stun foes. This works as a weapon as well as a defense.
                X, Omega RubyThey employ an electrically charged web to trap their prey. While it is immobilized by shock, they leisurely consume it.
                Y, Alpha SapphireWhen attacked, they create an electric barrier by spitting out many electrically charged threads.
                SwordIt launches electrified fur from its abdomen as its means of attack. Opponents hit by the fur could be in for three full days and nights of paralysis.
                ShieldIt lays traps of electrified threads near the nests of bird Pokémon, aiming to snare chicks that are not yet good at flying.