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



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Type
Ground Unknown
Unknown Unknown
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Unknown Unknown
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
20 cycles
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, and its tail is curled at the tip. 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.

Silicobra has a dark yellow pouch around its neck, which it uses to store more than 17 pounds (8 kg) of sand. The pouch gets more elastic with every time Silicobra sheds its skin. Silicobra collects sand by swallowing it and shoots the sand from its nostrils, an ability it uses to blind predators so it can escape by burrowing into the ground. It also burrows into the sand in order to ambush its prey. Because Silicobra's nostrils are specialized for shooting out sand, it has a poor sense of smell.

Silicobra and its evolution, Sandaconda, are the only known Pokémon that can have Sand Spit as an Ability.

Evolution

Silicobra evolves into Sandaconda.

(For specifics on this Pokémon's evolution in the games, refer to Game data→Evolution data.)

 
Unevolved
Silicobra
 Ground 

 
First evolution
Sandaconda
 Ground 

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.
Generation IX Paldea
#270
Kitakami
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Blueberry
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Scarlet Silicobra’s neck pouch, which can inflate and deflate like a balloon, gets more elastic each time Silicobra sheds its skin.
Violet Silicobra's large nostrils are specialized for spraying sand, so this Pokémon is not very good at telling apart different smells.


 
Silicobra in the Paldea Pokédex

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
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
East Province: Area Three
West Province: Asado Desert
Tera Raid Battles (1★)


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 IX, 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 IX
Other generations:
VIII
 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

Generation IX
Other generations:
VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001  TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM005  TM005 Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100}}100% 10
TM006  TM006 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM007  TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM025  TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM026  TM026 Poison Tail Poison Physical 05050 100}}100% 25
TM028  TM028 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM035  TM035 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM036  TM036 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM047  TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM051  TM051 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM055  TM055 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM066  TM066 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TM070  TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM076  TM076 Rock Blast Rock Physical 02525 090}}90% 10
TM085  TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM086  TM086 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM103  TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM106  TM106 Drill Run Ground Physical 08080 095}}95% 10
TM116  TM116 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM133  TM133 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM149  TM149 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TM150  TM150 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TM171  TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM176  TM176 Sand Tomb Ground Physical 03535 085}}85% 15
TM200  TM200 Scale Shot Dragon Physical 02525 090}}90% 20
TM215  TM215 Scorching Sands Ground Special 07070 100}}100% 10
TM219  TM219 Skitter Smack Bug Physical 07070 090}}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 or an alternate form of Silicobra

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
VIII
 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
  • 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
File:GO843.png Base HP: 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 data

 
Unevolved
Silicobra
 Ground 
 
Level 36
 
First evolution
Sandaconda
 Ground 


Sprites

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


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.

A Trainer's Silicobra appeared in HZ048.

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)

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.

With its ability to shoot sand from its nostrils as a defense mechanism, Silicobra may be inspired by spitting cobras, which spit venom out of their fangs in much the same way.

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


Related articles

External links

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