Pokémon GO Skorupi is a dual typed Poison and Bug type Pokémon, which evolves into Drapion, a Poison and Dark type. It requires 50 candy to evolve into Drapion.

Skorupi has a MAX CP of 1009, with an ATK of 93, DEF of 151 and STA of 120, its base defense is interesting as it’s higher than many fully evolved Poison types, such as Gengar, Victreebel, and Toxicroak, but its under par ATK keeps it a long way from the current Meta.


Fast Move Type Charged Move Type
Infestation Bug Sludge Bomb Poison
Poison Sting Poison Cross Poison Poison
Aqua Tail Water

Buddy Distance

Skorupi’s Buddy Distance is 5km. Other Bug and Poison types such as Weedle and Spinarak have a Buddy Distance of 1km but their MAX CPs are significantly lower that of our subject.

Egg Distance

Skorupi is currently available in 10km eggs. The maximum CP for a hatched Skorupi will be 576.

Weather Boost

As a Poison and Bug type, Skorupi can receive a weather boost from both Cloudy and Rainy weather. Skorupi has a maximum capture CP of 937 when boosted to level 35.

Raid Boss Potential

While it seems unlikely that Skorupi would become a raid boss, recent raid boss shakeups show that anything is possible. Its evolved form, Drapion, seems a much more likely candidate for a Tier 2 or 3 encounter. However, if it were to be added as a Tier 1 raid boss it would sport a CP of 3408. The maximum raid capture CP for Skorupi (if it does become a Tier 1 raid boss) would be 576, or 721 if weather boosted.

Skorupi Family

For an overview of Skorupi’s evolved form, please view the Drapion guide.

Shiny Skorupi

Shiny Skorupi is noticeably different in colour compared to its normal form; it trades up its standard blue/gray for a light/dark red ensemble.

Normal Shiny
Pokémon GO Skorupi

Pokédex Entries and Facts

Skorupi’s Pokédex entries from various games give insight as why it is called the “Scorpion Pokémon”, focusing on its tail, claws and poison. The entries also highlight our little bug as an ambush predictor.

  • Generation 4 has numerous entries
    • Diamond: It grips prey with its tail claws and injects poison. It tenaciously hangs on until the poison takes.
    • Pearl: It lives in arid lands. It buries itself in sand and lies in wait for unsuspecting prey.
    • Platinum: As soon as the tail claws close, its needle tips secrete poison. It can survive a year without food.
    • HeartGold & SoulSilver: It burrows under the sand to lie in wait for prey. Its tail claws can inject its prey with a savage poison.
  • Generation 5 has one additional entry
    • Black 2 & White 2: It takes pride in its strength. Even though it can tear foes apart, it finishes them off with powerful poison.


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