Shadow Onix

Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow OnixRock Ground

Shadow Onix has a Max CP of 1245 in Pokémon GO, it is weather boosted by Partly Cloudy and Sunny weather, and it was originally found in the Kanto region. Shiny Shadow Onix is not available in Pokémon GO.

Shadow Onix is a Rock and Ground-type Pokémon. Shadow Onix is weak to Grass, Water, Fighting, Ground, Ice, and Steel-type moves. It takes reduced damage from Fire, Flying, Normal, Rock, Electric, and Poison-type moves.

Stats

Max CP1245 CP
Attack85 ATK
Defense232 DEF
Stamina111 STA
Weather Boost
  • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
  • sunnySunny
ReleasedYes Yes
Shiny releasedNo No
Buddy distance5 km
Pokédex informationPokédex information
Pokédex Number#95
Height8.8 m
Weight210 kg
RegionKanto Generation 1
Can be tradedAllowed
Pokémon Home transferAllowed
Base Catch Rate20%
Base Flee Rate9%
Catch rewards
3 Candy
100 Stardust
Additional Move Cost
75 Candy
75000 Candy
Mega Energy reward
For walking as a Buddy
25 Mega Energy

Shadow Onix type chart

Takes increased damage
GrassGrass256.0%
WaterWater256.0%
FightingFighting160.0%
GroundGround160.0%
IceIce160.0%
SteelSteel160.0%
Takes decreased damage
ElectricElectric39.1%
PoisonPoison39.1%
FireFire62.5%
FlyingFlying62.5%
NormalNormal62.5%
RockRock62.5%

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

Shadow Onix's best moves and move sets

Moves

Shadow Onix's best Pokémon GO moveset is Rock Throw and Rock Slide, with 7.42 DPS (damage per second) and 133.6 TDO (total damage output). These moves are boosted by Partly Cloudy weather. You need an Elite Charge TM to teach Shadow Onix Rock Slide.

Best Shadow Onix moves
DPS7.42
TDO133.64
Score9.3
Weather Boost
  • partlyCloudy
Pro tip by Professor WillowIf you are unable to get Shadow Onix with its best moveset, we recommend to use Rock Throw/Breaking Swipe. You will lose around 1.7% DPS and TDO, which makes these moves a viable alternative to Shadow Onix's strongest moveset (Rock Throw/Rock Slide).

Shadow Onix moves comparison

The following chart shows Shadow Onix's DPS and TDO for every fast and charge attack combination. This chart is useful for comparing the relative strength of Shadow Onix'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.RockRock Throw RockRock Slide *7.42133.69.3
      2.RockRock Throw DragonBreaking Swipe 7.30131.49.2
      3.RockRock Throw RockStone Edge 7.21129.89.0
      4.NormalTackle RockRock Slide *7.16128.89.0
      5.RockRock Throw SteelHeavy Slam 7.00126.08.8
      6.NormalTackle DragonBreaking Swipe 6.92124.68.7
      7.NormalTackle RockStone Edge 6.86123.58.6
      8.RockRock Throw SteelIron Head *6.80122.38.5
      9.NormalTackle SteelHeavy Slam 6.63119.48.3
      10.NormalTackle SteelIron Head *6.38114.88.0
      11.RockRock Throw GroundSand Tomb 5.64101.57.1
      12.NormalTackle GroundSand Tomb 5.2995.26.6
      1 of 2

      Fast Attacks

      • NormalTackle5Damage5Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Tackle
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 62.5%
          • RockRock
          • SteelSteel
        • 39.1%
          • GhostGhost
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage5
        Energy5
        Weather boost
        • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
        Duration0.5s
        Damage window0.3s - 0.5s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage3
        Energy3

        Effects
        Tackle has no special effects.
        See Tackle details page ↗
      • RockRock Throw12Damage7Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Rock Throw
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • FlyingFlying
          • BugBug
          • FireFire
          • IceIce
        • 62.5%
          • FightingFighting
          • GroundGround
          • SteelSteel
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage12
        Energy7
        Weather boost
        • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
        Duration0.9s
        Damage window0.5s - 0.8s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage8
        Energy5

        Effects
        Rock Throw has no special effects.
        See Rock Throw details page ↗

      Charged Moves

      • RockStone Edge100Damage100Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Stone Edge
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • FlyingFlying
          • BugBug
          • FireFire
          • IceIce
        • 62.5%
          • FightingFighting
          • GroundGround
          • SteelSteel
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage100
        Energy100
        Weather boost
        • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
        Duration2.3s
        Damage window0.7s - 2.1s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage100
        Energy55

        Effects
        Stone Edge has no special effects.
        See Stone Edge details page ↗
      • RockRock Slide *80Damage50Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Rock Slide
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • FlyingFlying
          • BugBug
          • FireFire
          • IceIce
        • 62.5%
          • FightingFighting
          • GroundGround
          • SteelSteel
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage80
        Energy50
        Weather boost
        • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
        Duration2.7s
        Damage window1.5s - 2.6s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage75
        Energy45

        Effects
        Rock Slide has no special effects.
        See Rock Slide details page ↗
      • SteelIron Head *60Damage50Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Iron Head
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • RockRock
          • IceIce
          • FairyFairy
        • 62.5%
          • SteelSteel
          • FireFire
          • WaterWater
          • ElectricElectric
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage60
        Energy50
        Weather boost
        • snowSnow
        Duration1.9s
        Damage window1.3s - 1.7s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage70
        Energy50

        Effects
        Iron Head has no special effects.
        See Iron Head details page ↗
      • GroundSand Tomb60Damage33Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Sand Tomb
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • PoisonPoison
          • RockRock
          • SteelSteel
          • FireFire
          • ElectricElectric
        • 62.5%
          • BugBug
          • GrassGrass
        • 39.1%
          • FlyingFlying
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage60
        Energy33
        Weather boost
        • sunnySunny
        Duration4.0s
        Damage window1.7s - 4.0s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage25
        Energy40

        Effects
        Special effectsSpecial

        Sand Tomb has a 100.0% chance to:

        • Decrease Target's Defense by 20.0%
        See Sand Tomb details page ↗
      • SteelHeavy Slam70Damage50Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Heavy Slam
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • RockRock
          • IceIce
          • FairyFairy
        • 62.5%
          • SteelSteel
          • FireFire
          • WaterWater
          • ElectricElectric
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage70
        Energy50
        Weather boost
        • snowSnow
        Duration2.1s
        Damage window1.5s - 1.9s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage70
        Energy50

        Effects
        Heavy Slam has no special effects.
        See Heavy Slam details page ↗
      • NormalFrustration10Damage33Energy
        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 ↗
      • DragonBreaking Swipe35Damage33Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Breaking Swipe
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • DragonDragon
        • 62.5%
          • SteelSteel
        • 39.1%
          • FairyFairy
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage35
        Energy33
        Weather boost
        • windyWindy
        Duration0.8s
        Damage window0.3s - 0.7s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage50
        Energy35

        Effects
        Special effectsSpecial

        Breaking Swipe has a 50.0% chance to:

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

      Shadow Onix Special CP Values

      CP Chart

      Max CP values in Raids, Eggs, Field Research

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

      Max CPMax CP1245 CP
      Level 50, 15/15/15 IVs
      Field ResearchResearch435 CP - 472 CP
      Level 15, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      Pokémon EggEggs580 CP - 629 CP
      Level 20, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      Raid catchRaids541 CP - 629 CP
      Level 20, 6/6/6 minimum IVs
      Raid catchRaidsWeather Boost
      • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
      • sunnySunny
      677 CP - 787 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 Onix Max CP Chart

      CP Chart

      Max Combat Power per Level chart

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

      LVLCPLVLCPLVLCP
      115 CP248 CP382 CP
      4115 CP5148 CP6181 CP
      7215 CP8248 CP9281 CP
      10314 CP11346 CP12377 CP
      13409 CP14440 CP15472 CP
      16503 CP17535 CP18566 CP
      19598 CP20629 CP21661 CP
      22692 CP23724 CP24755 CP
      25787 CP26818 CP27850 CP
      28881 CP29913 CP30944 CP
      31960 CP32975 CP33991 CP
      341007 CP351023 CP361038 CP
      371054 CP381070 CP391086 CP
      401101 CP411115 CP421129 CP
      431144 CP441158 CP451172 CP
      461187 CP471201 CP481216 CP
      491230 CP501245 CP

      Shadow Onix evolution chart

      Family
      PokémonRequiresEvolution
      Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow OnixShadow Onix
      • Candy Icon50 Candy
      • Special Item: Metal Coat
      Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow SteelixShadow Steelix
      • Shadow Onix evolves into Shadow Steelix which costs 50 Candy. You need to use a Metal Coat to evolve.

      Mega Pokémon that boost Shadow Onix

      Photobomb

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

      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega AerodactylMega Pokémon iconMega Aerodactyl
      RockFlying
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega SteelixMega Pokémon iconMega Steelix
      SteelGround
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega Tyranitar
      RockDark
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega Swampert
      WaterGround
      Thumbnail image of Primal GroudonPrimal Groudon
      GroundFire
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GarchompMega Pokémon iconMega Garchomp
      DragonGround
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega DiancieMega Pokémon iconMega Diancie
      RockFairy
      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 Onix Catch Rates

      Catch Rates

      The base catch rate for Shadow Onix 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 Onix, 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 Onix costumes

                Photobomb

                A list of Shadow Onix costumes available in Pokémon GO.

                No costume sprites available

                Shadow Onix high resolution sprites

                Photobomb

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

                Shadow Onix Pokédex entries

                Kanto
                VersionsPokédex entry
                Red, BlueAs it grows, the stone portions of its body harden to become similar to a diamond, but colored black.
                YellowBurrows at high speed in search of food. The tunnels it leaves are used as homes by DIGLETTs.
                GoldIt twists and squirms through the ground. The thunderous roar of its tunneling echoes a long way.
                SilverIt rapidly bores through the ground at 50 mph by squirming and twisting its mas­ sive, rugged body.
                CrystalAs it digs through the ground, it absorbs many hard objects. This is what makes its body so solid.
                Ruby, SapphireONIX has a magnet in its brain. It acts as a compass so that this POKéMON does not lose direction while it is tunneling. As it grows older, its body becomes increasingly rounder and smoother.
                EmeraldThere is a magnet in its brain that prevents an ONIX from losing direction while tunneling. As it grows older, its body becomes steadily rounder and smoother.
                FireRedIt usually lives underground. It searches for food while boring its way through the ground at 50 miles per hour.
                LeafGreenAs it grows, the stone portions of its body harden to become similar to black-colored diamonds.
                DiamondWhen it travels underground, it causes rumbling and tremors. It can move at 50 mph.
                PearlIt squirms through the ground using its long and rugged body. It always eats while burrowing.
                PlatinumIt burrows through the ground at a speed of 50 mph while feeding on large boulders.
                HeartGoldIt twists and squirms through the ground. The thunderous roar of its tunneling echoes a long way.
                SoulSilverIt rapidly bores through the ground at 50 mph by squirming and twisting its massive, rugged body.
                Black, WhiteIt burrows through the ground at a speed of 50 mph while feeding on large boulders.
                Black 2, White 2Opening its large mouth, it ingests massive amounts of soil and creates long tunnels.
                X, Let's Go, Pikachu!, Let's Go, Eevee!Burrows at high speed in search of food. The tunnels it leaves are used as homes by Diglett.
                YIt usually lives underground. It searches for food while boring its way through the ground at 50 miles per hour.
                Omega RubyOnix has a magnet in its brain. It acts as a compass so that this Pokémon does not lose direction while it is tunneling. As it grows older, its body becomes increasingly rounder and smoother.
                Alpha SapphireOnix has a magnet in its brain. It acts as a compass so that this Pokémon does not lose direction while it is tunneling. As it grows older, its body becomes increasingly rounder and smoother.
                SwordAs it digs through the ground, it absorbs many hard objects. This is what makes its body so solid.
                ShieldIt rapidly bores through the ground at 50 mph by squirming and twisting its massive, rugged body.
                Legends: ArceusThis chain of immense stones resembles a giant serpent. Tremors shake the earth above as it burrows deep beneath the ground, feeding on boulders as it goes.