Shadow Pokémon

Shadow Pokémon were a feature introduced in Pokémon Colosseum and Pokémon XD: Gales of Darkness. These Pokémon are Pokémon whose hearts have been turned to darkness and require purifying to return to normal.

Shadow Pokémon Details

Shadow Pokémon are a new feature found after you defeat a Team GO Rocket Grunt at a PokéStop. After they have been defeated, a wild Shadow Pokémon can be found.

Shadow Pokémon are distinguishable due to a purple shadow aura around then and deep red eyes. Shadow Pokémon have lower CP, being at a lower level, require 3* more Stardust to power up, and have the move Frustration. Shadow Pokémon cannot be traded.

When you evolve a Shadow Pokémon. It keeps the move Frustration.

Shadow Pokémon

Purifying Pokémon

Shadow Pokémon can be returned to normal through the process of Purifying. This will return its look to normal and unlock the darkness in its heart. This is done with a cost of Stardust and Candy. The costs vary depending on species

Rattata & Zubat: 1,000 Stardust & 1 Candy
Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle & Mudkip: 3,000 Stardust & 3 Candy
Dratini & Snorlax: 5,000 Stardust & 5 Candy

A purified Pokémon gains multiple levels up to Level 25, gain slight gains in its IVs of +2 per stat, and has a special boost by having a reduction in the amount of Stardust and Candy required to power it up: 10% on Candy and 20% on Stardust. It also has the move Return.

When you evolve a Purified Pokémon. It keeps the move Return.

Purifying Pokémon

List of Available Shadow Pokémon

No. Pic Name Type Stats
#001
Bulbasaur Available when encountered
#002
Ivysaur Evolve Shadow Bulbasaur
#003
Venusaur Evolve Shadow Ivysaur
#004
Charmander Available when encountered
#005
Charmeleon Available when encountered
#006
Charizard Evolve Shadow Charmeleon
#007
Squirtle Available when encountered
#008
Wartortle Available when encountered
#009
Blastoise Evolve Shadow Wartortle
#019
Rattata Available when encountered
#020
Raticate Available when encountered
#041
Zubat Available when encountered
#042
Golbat Available when encountered
#060
Poliwag Available when encountered
#061
Poliwhirl Evolve Shadow Poliwag
#062
Poliwrath Evolve Shadow Poliwhirl
#088
Grimer Available when encountered
#089
Muk Evolve Shadow Grimer
#096
Drowzee Available when encountered
#097
Hypno Available when encountered
#104
Cubone Available when encountered
#105
Marowak Evolve Shadow Cubone
#123
Scyther Available when encountered
#129
Magikarp Available when encountered
#130
Gyarados Evolve Shadow Magikarp
#143
Snorlax Available when encountered
#147
Dratini Available when encountered
#148
Dragonair Evolve Shadow Dratini
#149
Dragonite Evolve Shadow Dragonair
#169
Crobat Evolve Shadow Golbat
#186
Politoed Evolve Shadow Poliwhirl
#212
Scizor Evolve Shadow Scyther
#228
Houndour Available when encountered
#229
Houndoom Available when encountered
#258
Mudkip Available when encountered
#259
Marshtomp Available when encountered
#260
Swampert Evolve Shadow Marshtomp
#280
Ralts Available when encountered
#281
Kirlia Evolve Shadow Ralts
#282
Gardevoir Evolve Shadow Kirlia
#475
Gallade Evolve Shadow Kirlia