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How Shiny is Acquired
Evolution

Pokemon Ratings

PvE Attacker Rating 1 / 5
Great League PVP Rating See all 0 / 5
Ultra League PVP Rating See all 0 / 5
Master League PVP Rating See all 0 / 5

Pokemon Stats

65.00 kg Weight
3.50 m Height
Pokemon Max CP
1921
ATK 167
DEF 153
STA 155

Pokemon Family

PVE Movesets Grades

Show Suboptimal/Unranked Movesets

PVE Offensive Moves Explanation

  • Acid should be paired with Gunk Shot to get maximum possible performance out of Arbok on offense
  • Bite should be paired with Dark Pulse, though Arbok really isn't even worth a mention as a Dark-type attacker.
  • Dragon Tail is a good move on offense, but it doesn't pair well with any of Arbok's charged moves.
  • Sludge Wave is strictly inferior to Gunk Shot.
  • Acid Spray is objectively terrible on offense.

PVE Defensive Moves Explanation

  • Dragon Tail is Arbok's best defensive quick move, sporting good power and great coverage.
  • Acid and Bite are serviceable on defense, but aren't outstanding by any metric.
  • Dark Pulse has good counter-coverage and is a two-bar move, making it the best charged move on Defense.
  • Gunk Shot has great power, but Arbok may never get a chance to fire it, and its typing doesn't pair very well with Dragon Tail in the face of steel-types such as Metagross 
  • Acid Spray has terrible power, but it is a three-bar move, meaning it could at least do something before Arbok faints?
  • Sludge Wave has no business being on Arbok. If you want a poison charge move, Gunk Shot is objectively better.

PVE Overview

Ah, Arbok. A classic Pokemon from the original 151 with a memorable and threatening design. Too bad the Cobra pokemon is about as threatening in Pokemon Go as the scary face on its hood: purely for show. Arbok has poor ratings in both offense and defense, a typing that has a lot of competition (none of which is truly outstanding), and a largely mediocre moveset. Honestly, there's a severe lack of reasons to justify an investment in Arbok outside of personal love for the species. Either that or just wanting to see a giant cobra coiled on top of your local gym.

PVP Movesets Grades

Quick Charge ATK
A

PvP Moveset Explanation

Dragon Tail + Dark Pulse and Sludge Wave

Dragon Tail sports the best energy generation among Arbok's fast moves, and sports average damage output. Bite offers more damage output, but has the worst energy generation in the game. Acid is a bad move despite getting STAB, and is generally not recommended.

Dark Pulse ties for the cheapest energy cost among Arbok's charge moves, and offers coverage that is not only relatively neutral against most Pokemon, but also covers Arbok's weakness to Psychic-types. Sludge Wave benefits from STAB to deal significant damage if unshielded, but costs a lot of energy. Gunk Shot takes it one step further in terms of energy cost and damage output, which is not appealing due to Arbok lacking high energy generation. Acid Spray offers niche plays for baiting shields, but this may not always work out. Return could also be an option if Arbok is purified from its shadow variant, but lacks STAB and can't be Super Effective vs anything. 

PvP Rating Explanation

Great League: 0 / 5

Arbok unfortunately doesn't have any real use in the meta. Poison-types generally don't perform well, and are mostly only favorable against Grass-types and Fairy-types, which only consist of a few Pokemon when considering the overall meta. The lack of a good fast move sets Arbok back in its role as a Poison-type (especially vs Fairy-types), and unimpressive stats and bulk aren't appealing either. 

Ultra League: 0 / 5

With a max CP of 1921, Arbok lacks sufficient stats for Ultra League. 

Master League: 0 / 5

You honestly think dragons are scared of Arbok in Master League? 

Fast Moves

9
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Poison

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
0.80
0.20
10.00
11.25
14.06
6
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Dark

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
0.50
0.20
8.00
12.00
15.00
15
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Dragon

1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
1.10
0.20
8.18
13.64
17.05

Charge Moves

80
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Dark

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
3.00
0.90
0.00
1.60
26.67
33.33
42.67
130
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Poison

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
3.10
1.00
0.00
1.30
41.94
52.42
54.52
110
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Poison

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
3.20
1.00
0.00
1.10
34.38
42.97
37.81
20
More Info

Poison

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
3.00
0.70
0.00
0.40
6.67
8.33
2.67

Purified Charge Moves

35
More Info

Normal

.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
0.70
0.25
0.00
1.06
50.00
62.50
53.03

Secondary Charge Move Unlock Cost

Candy 50
Stardust 50,000

Purification Cost

Candy 3
Stardust 3000

Other

Female Ratio 50.0 %
Male Ratio 50.0 %
Flee Rate 7.0 %
Buddy Distance 3 km
Capture Rate20.0 %

Pokemon Type Chart

Vulnerable

160% damage
160% damage

Resistant

62.5% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage

Pokemon Min/Max CP Values

How to use: You need to know your Pokemon's exact level. To find exactly what level your Pokémon is, power up your Pokémon following this chart until you're certain of your level from Stardust cost changes.

A Pokémon's minimum level is 1.

Every time you power up, your Pokémon gains half a level.

StardustLevelMin CPMax CP
20012227
2001.54656
20027185
2002.595114
4003119143
4003.5143172
4004168201
4004.5192230
6005216259
6005.5240288
6006265317
6006.5289346
8007313375
8007.5337404
8008362433
8008.5386462
10009410491
10009.5434520
100010459549
100010.5482576
130011504603
130011.5527631
130012550658
130012.5573686
160013596713
160013.5619741
160014642768
160014.5665795
190015688823
190015.5711850
190016734878
190016.5757905
220017780933
220017.5803960
220018826987
220018.58491015
2500198711042
250019.58941070
2500209171097
250020.59401125
3000219631152
300021.59861180
30002210091207
300022.510321234
35002310551262
350023.510781289
35002411011317
350024.511241344
40002511471372
400025.511701399
40002611931427
400026.512161454
45002712391482
450027.512621509
45002812851536
450028.513081564
50002913301591
500029.513531619
50003013761646
500030.513881660
60003113991674
600031.514111687
60003214221701
600032.514341715
70003314451729
700033.514571742
70003414681756
700034.514801770
80003514911783
800035.515031797
80003615141811
800036.515251825
90003715371838
900037.515481852
90003815601866
900038.515711879
100003915831893
1000039.515941907
100004016061921
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