Official artwork of VaroomSteel Poison

Varoom has a Max CP of 1287 in Pokémon GO, it is weather boosted by Snow and Cloudy weather, and it was originally found in the Paldea region. Shiny Varoom is not available in Pokémon GO.

Varoom is a Steel and Poison-type Pokémon. Varoom is weak to Ground and Fire-type moves. It takes reduced damage from Dragon, Flying, Ice, Normal, Rock, Steel, Bug, Fairy, Grass, and Poison-type moves.


Max CP1287 CP
Attack123 ATK
Defense107 DEF
Stamina128 STA
Weather Boost
  • snowSnow
  • cloudyCloudy
ReleasedYes Yes
Shiny releasedNo No
Buddy distance3 km
Pokédex informationPokédex information
Pokédex Number#965
Height1 m
Weight35 kg
RegionPaldea Generation 9
Can be tradedAllowed
Pokémon Home transferAllowed
Base Catch Rate20%
Base Flee Rate0%
Catch rewards
3 Candy
100 Stardust
Additional Move Cost
50 Candy
50000 Candy

Varoom type chart

Takes increased damage
Takes decreased damage

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

Varoom's best moves and move sets


Varoom's best Pokémon GO moveset is Poison Jab and Gunk Shot, with 8.51 DPS (damage per second) and 103.1 TDO (total damage output). These moves are boosted by Cloudy weather.

Best Varoom moves
Weather Boost
  • cloudy
Pro tip by Professor WillowIf you are unable to get Varoom with its best moveset, we recommend to use Lick/Gunk Shot. You will lose around 0.9% DPS and TDO, which makes these moves a viable alternative to Varoom's strongest moveset (Poison Jab/Gunk Shot).

Varoom moves comparison

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

      Fast Attack
      Charged Attack
      Score 🔽
      1.PoisonPoison Jab PoisonGunk Shot 8.51103.19.8
      2.GhostLick PoisonGunk Shot 8.43102.19.8
      3.PoisonPoison Jab SteelGyro Ball 8.0297.19.3
      4.GhostLick SteelGyro Ball 7.8394.79.1
      5.PoisonPoison Jab PoisonAcid Spray 4.9059.45.7
      6.GhostLick PoisonAcid Spray 4.2151.04.9

      Fast Attacks

      • GhostLick5Damage6Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Lick
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • GhostGhost
          • PsychicPsychic
        • 62.5%
          • DarkDark
        • 39.1%
          • NormalNormal
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Weather boost
        • fogFog
        Damage window0.2s - 0.5s
        Trainer Battles

        Lick has no special effects.
        See Lick details page ↗
      • PoisonPoison Jab10Damage7Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Poison Jab
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • GrassGrass
          • FairyFairy
        • 62.5%
          • PoisonPoison
          • GroundGround
          • RockRock
          • GhostGhost
        • 39.1%
          • SteelSteel
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Weather boost
        • cloudyCloudy
        Damage window0.2s - 0.8s
        Trainer Battles

        Poison Jab has no special effects.
        See Poison Jab details page ↗

      Charged Moves

      • PoisonGunk Shot130Damage100Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Gunk Shot
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • GrassGrass
          • FairyFairy
        • 62.5%
          • PoisonPoison
          • GroundGround
          • RockRock
          • GhostGhost
        • 39.1%
          • SteelSteel
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Weather boost
        • cloudyCloudy
        Damage window1.7s - 2.7s
        Trainer Battles

        Gunk Shot has no special effects.
        See Gunk Shot details page ↗
      • SteelGyro Ball80Damage50Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Gyro Ball
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • RockRock
          • IceIce
          • FairyFairy
        • 62.5%
          • SteelSteel
          • FireFire
          • WaterWater
          • ElectricElectric
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Weather boost
        • snowSnow
        Damage window3.0s - 3.3s
        Trainer Battles

        Gyro Ball has no special effects.
        See Gyro Ball details page ↗
      • PoisonAcid Spray20Damage50Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Acid Spray
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • GrassGrass
          • FairyFairy
        • 62.5%
          • PoisonPoison
          • GroundGround
          • RockRock
          • GhostGhost
        • 39.1%
          • SteelSteel
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Weather boost
        • cloudyCloudy
        Damage window2.1s - 2.8s
        Trainer Battles

        Special effectsSpecial

        Acid Spray has a 100.0% chance to:

        • Decrease Target's Defense by 33.3%
        See Acid Spray 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 Varoom has in Pokémon GO, along with their corresponding DPS (Damage per Second) and TDO (Total Damage Output).

      Varoom Special CP Values

      CP Chart

      Max CP values in Raids, Eggs, Field Research

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

      Max CPMax CP1287 CP
      Level 50, 15/15/15 IVs
      Field ResearchResearch452 CP - 487 CP
      Level 15, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      Pokémon EggEggs603 CP - 650 CP
      Level 20, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      Raid catchRaids603 CP - 650 CP
      Level 20, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      Raid catchRaidsWeather Boost
      • snowSnow
      • cloudyCloudy
      753 CP - 813 CP
      Weather boosted, Level 25, 10/10/10 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.

      Varoom Max CP Chart

      CP Chart

      Max Combat Power per Level chart

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

      116 CP250 CP384 CP
      4119 CP5153 CP6187 CP
      7222 CP8256 CP9291 CP
      10325 CP11357 CP12390 CP
      13422 CP14455 CP15487 CP
      16520 CP17552 CP18585 CP
      19618 CP20650 CP21683 CP
      22715 CP23748 CP24780 CP
      25813 CP26845 CP27878 CP
      28910 CP29943 CP30975 CP
      31992 CP321008 CP331024 CP
      341040 CP351057 CP361073 CP
      371089 CP381105 CP391122 CP
      401138 CP411152 CP421167 CP
      431182 CP441196 CP451211 CP
      461226 CP471241 CP481256 CP
      491271 CP501287 CP

      Varoom evolution chart

      Thumbnail image of VaroomVaroom
      • Candy Icon50 Candy
      Thumbnail image of RevavroomRevavroom
      • Varoom evolves into Revavroom which costs 50 Candy.

      Mega Pokémon that boost Varoom


      A list of Mega Pokémon that boost Varoom's Steel and Poison-type moves, Candy, and Candy XL from catching Varoom.

      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega VenusaurMega Pokémon iconMega Venusaur
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega BeedrillMega Pokémon iconMega Beedrill
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega Gengar
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega SteelixMega Pokémon iconMega Steelix
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega ScizorMega Pokémon iconMega Scizor
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega AggronMega Pokémon iconMega Aggron
      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.

      Varoom Catch Rates

      Catch Rates

      The base catch rate for Varoom 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 Varoom, 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

                Varoom family


                A list of Pokémon that are somehow related to Varoom in Pokémon GO. Includes evolutions, regional, and form variations.

                Thumbnail image of VaroomVaroom
                Thumbnail image of RevavroomRevavroom

                List of Varoom costumes


                A list of Varoom costumes available in Pokémon GO.

                No costume sprites available

                Varoom high resolution sprites


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

                Varoom Pokédex entries

                VersionsPokédex entry
                ScarletIt is said that this Pokémon was born when an unknown poison Pokémon entered and inspirited an engine left at a scrap-processing factory.
                VioletThe steel section is Varoom’s actual body. This Pokémon clings to rocks and converts the minerals within into energy to fuel its activities.