Silicobra

Silicobra is a Ground type Pokémon introduced in Generation 8. It is known as the Sand Snake Pokémon.

It spews sand from its nostrils. While the enemy is blinded, it burrows into the ground to hide.

Evolves into Sandaconda.

Pokédex data

National № 843
Type Ground
Species Sand Snake Pokémon
Height 2.2 m (7′03″)
Weight 7.6 kg (16.8 lbs)
Abilities 1. Sand Spit
2. Shed Skin
Sand Veil (hidden ability)
Local № 312 (Sword/Shield)
270 (Scarlet/Violet)
174 (The Isle of Armor)

Training

EV yield 1 Defense
Catch rate 255 (33.3% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 63
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Dragon, Field
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 steps)

Base stats

HP 52
214 308
Attack 57
107 234
Defense 75
139 273
Sp. Atk 35
67 185
Sp. Def 50
94 218
Speed 46
87 210
Total 315 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Silicobra.

Evolution chart

(Level 36)

Pokédex entries

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.
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.

Moves learned by Silicobra

Moves learnt by level up

Silicobra learns the following moves in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Sand AttackGroundStatus 100
1WrapNormalPhysical 15 90
5MinimizeNormalStatus
10Brutal SwingDarkPhysical 60 100
15BulldozeGroundPhysical 60 100
20HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100
25GlareNormalStatus 100
30DigGroundPhysical 80 100
35SandstormRockStatus
40SlamNormalPhysical 80 75
45CoilPoisonStatus
50Sand TombGroundPhysical 35 85

Egg moves

Silicobra learns the following moves via breeding or picnics in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Silicobra gen 9 learnset page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
BelchPoisonSpecial 120 90
Dragon RushDragonPhysical 100 75
Last ResortNormalPhysical 140 100
Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100
Poison TailPoisonPhysical 50 100

Moves learnt by TM

Silicobra is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet:

Moves learnt by level up

Silicobra learns the following moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Sand AttackGroundStatus 100
1WrapNormalPhysical 15 90
5MinimizeNormalStatus
10Brutal SwingDarkPhysical 60 100
15BulldozeGroundPhysical 60 100
20HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100
25GlareNormalStatus 100
30DigGroundPhysical 80 100
35SandstormRockStatus
40SlamNormalPhysical 80 75
45CoilPoisonStatus
50Sand TombGroundPhysical 35 85

Egg moves

Silicobra learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sword & Shield. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Silicobra gen 8 learnset page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
BelchPoisonSpecial 120 90
Dragon RushDragonPhysical 100 75
Last ResortNormalPhysical 140 100
Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100
Poison TailPoisonPhysical 50 100

Move Tutor moves

Silicobra can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Sword & Shield from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Scale ShotDragonPhysical 25 90
Scorching SandsGroundSpecial 70 100
Skitter SmackBugPhysical 70 90

Moves learnt by TM

Silicobra is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
15DigGroundPhysical 80 100
16ScreechNormalStatus 85
21RestPsychicStatus
24SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
25ProtectNormalStatus
31AttractNormalStatus 100
32SandstormRockStatus
39FacadeNormalPhysical 70 100
49Sand TombGroundPhysical 35 85
53Mud ShotGroundSpecial 55 95
76RoundNormalSpecial 60 100
81BulldozeGroundPhysical 60 100
97Brutal SwingDarkPhysical 60 100

Moves learnt by TR

Silicobra is compatible with these Technical Records in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

TR
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
10EarthquakeGroundPhysical 100 100
20SubstituteNormalStatus
26EndureNormalStatus
27Sleep TalkNormalStatus
67Earth PowerGroundSpecial 90 100
87Drill RunGroundPhysical 80 95

Silicobra sprites

Type Generation 8 Generation 9
Normal Silicobra  sprite from Sword & Shield Silicobra  sprite from Scarlet & Violet
Shiny

Where to find Silicobra

Sword
Shield
Route 6, Challenge Road, Forest of Focus, Potbottom Desert, Training Lowlands
Brilliant Diamond
Shining Pearl
Legends: Arceus
Not available in this game
Scarlet
Violet
Asado Desert, East Province (Area Three), West Province (Area Two)

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Silicobra
Japanese スナヘビ (Sunahebi)
German Salanga
French Dunaja

Name origin

silicon
chemical element; component of sand
cobra
a species of snake