Silicobra (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
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Silicobra
Sand Snake Pokémon
スナヘビ
Sunahebi
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Silicobra



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Ground Unknown
Unknown Unknown
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Abilities
Sand Spit or Shed Skin Cacophony
Cacophony
Sand Veil
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
255 (43.9%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Field and Dragon
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
7'03" 2.2 m
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Weight
16.8 lbs. 7.6 kg
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Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
63
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
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Pokédex color
Green
Base friendship
50
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Silicobra (Japanese: スナヘビ Sunahebi) is a Ground-type Pokémon introduced in Generation VIII.

It evolves into Sandaconda starting at level 36.

Biology

Silicobra is a Pokémon which resembles a small snake. Its body is mostly brownish white with a few darker spots. It has oval green eyes with black pupils, each one surrounded by a brown spot similar to a sand stain and a brown protuberant ridge above it. Paired with its crooked downward mouth, its face is similar to a frown. It also has two big nostrils. It has a dark yellow pouch around its neck, which it uses to store sand, being able to store more than 17 pounds in it. Silicobra collects sand by swallowing it and is able to shoot it from its nostrils, an ability it uses to blind predators so it can escape by burrowing into the ground.

In the anime

 
Silicobra in the anime

Major appearances

Minor appearances

Silicobra debuted in Sobbing Sobble!, where Goh attempted to catch it while in Wyndon using his newly-caught Sobble. However, he failed, and Sobble subsequently ran off.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
JN028 Silicobra Goh's Rotom Phone Silicobra, the Sand Snake Pokémon. A Ground type. When Silicobra digs a hole, it swallows sand that it store in a pouch in its neck, so it can spray it out later.

In the manga

In the TCG

Main article: Silicobra (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII Galar
#312
Galar
Isle of Armor #174
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Brilliant Diamond, Shining Pearl, and Legends: Arceus.
Sword As it digs, it swallows sand and stores it in its neck pouch. The pouch can hold more than 17 pounds of sand.
Shield It spews sand from its nostrils. While the enemy is blinded, it burrows into the ground to hide.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Route 6
Dusty Bowl (Max Raid Battle)
Expansion Pass
Forest of Focus, Training Lowlands, Challenge Road, Potbottom Desert
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Unobtainable
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII
New Snap
Sweltering Sands, Barren BadlandsDay


Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
52
112 - 159 214 - 308
57
55 - 119 107 - 234
75
72 - 139 139 - 273
35
36 - 95 67 - 185
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
46
45 - 107 87 - 210
Total:
315
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Wrap Normal Physical 01515 09090% 20
011 Sand Attack Ground Status 0000 100100% 15
055 Minimize Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
1010 Brutal Swing Dark Physical 06060 100100% 20
1515 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100100% 20
2020 Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100100% 15
2525 Glare Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
3030 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100100% 10
3535 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00——% 10
4040 Slam Normal Physical 08080 07575% 20
4545 Coil Poison Status 0000 00——% 20
5050 Sand Tomb Ground Physical 03535 08585% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Silicobra
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Silicobra

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM15  TM15 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM16  TM16 Screech Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 40
TM21  TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM24  TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25  TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM31  TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM32  TM32 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM39  TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM49  TM49 Sand Tomb Ground Physical 03535 085}}85% 15
TM53  TM53 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM76  TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM81  TM81 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM97  TM97 Brutal Swing Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TR10  TR10 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TR20  TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR26  TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27  TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR67  TR67 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR87  TR87 Drill Run Ground Physical 08080 095}}95% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Silicobra
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Silicobra

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
     Belch Poison Special 120 90% 10
      
      
   
Dragon Rush Dragon Physical 100 75% 10
      
      
     
Last Resort Normal Physical 140 100% 5
      
      
      
 
Mud-Slap Ground Special 20 100% 10
    Poison Tail Poison Physical 50 100% 25
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Silicobra in Generation VIII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Silicobra in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Silicobra
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Silicobra

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP BD SP Scale Shot Dragon Physical 25 90% 20
Sw Sh EP BD SP Scorching Sands Ground Special 70 100% 10
Sw Sh EP BD SP Skitter Smack Bug Physical 70 90% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Silicobra
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Silicobra

Side game data

Pokémon GO
80px Base Stamina: 141 Base Attack: 103 Base Defense: 123
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: 50
Fast Attacks: Mud-Slap, Mud Shot
Charged Attacks: Dig, Bulldoze, Earth Power
New Pokémon Snap
 
Photodex entry #131
Silicobra is often hiding inside the sand, waiting to catch some food. But it jumps right out of its hiding place when something catches its interest... It must be a very curious Pokémon!

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Silicobra
 Ground 
 
Level 36
 
First evolution
Sandaconda
 Ground 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
   
HOME
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Silicobra images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

  • Silicobra's Japanese name and category are identical, with the only difference being in how they are written: Silicobra's Japanese name is written in katakana (スナヘビ), while its category name is written in hiragana (すなへび). Silicobra is the only Pokémon with this distinction.

Origin

Silicobra resembles various snakes, and the sand pouch around its neck is similar to the hood of a cobra. It may be specifically based on the false cobra, a species that lives in deserts of North Africa and the Middle East, named so because much like a cobra, it can flare its neck into a hood when threatened.

Name origin

Silicobra may be a combination of silicon (basic constituent of sand) and cobra. It may also incorporate silt.

Sunahebi may be a combination of 砂 suna (sand) and 蛇 hebi (snake).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese スナヘビ Sunahebi From suna and hebi
  French Dunaja From dune and Naja
  Spanish Silicobra Same as English name
  German Salanga From Sand and Schlange
  Italian Silicobra Same as English name
  Korean 모래뱀 Moraebaem From 모래 morae and baem
  Mandarin Chinese 沙包蛇 Shābāoshé From shā, bāo , 沙包 shābāo, and shé
  Cantonese Chinese 沙包蛇 Sābāausèh From , bāau , 沙包 sābāau, and sèh


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External links

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