Shadow Ball (move)

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Shadow Ball
シャドーボール Shadow Ball
Type  Ghost
Category  Special
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  80
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation II
Condition  Smart
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jam  0  
Shifts the judge's attention from others.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +2 if the Pokémon performs first in the turn.
Condition  Clever
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Quite an appealing move.

Shadow Ball (Japanese: シャドーボール Shadow Ball) is a damage-dealing Ghost-type move introduced in Generation II. It is TM30 from Generation II to Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon and in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl and TM43 in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!. In Pokémon Sword and Shield, it is TR33.

Effect

Shadow Ball deals damage and has a 20% chance of lowering the target's Special Defense by one stage.

Pokémon with Bulletproof are unaffected by Shadow Ball.

Description

Games Description
Stad2 A Ghost-type attack. Has a one-in-five chance of reducing the target Spcl.Def.
GSC An attack that may lower Spcl. Def.
RSE Hurls a black blob that may lower Sp. Def.*
Hurls a dark lump at the foe. It may lower Sp. Def.*
FRLG A shadowy blob is hurled at the foe. May also lower the foe's Sp. Def.
Colo.XD Hurls a black blob that may lower the target's Sp. Def.*
Hurls a dark lump at the target. It may lower Sp. Def.*
DPPtHGSSPBR The user hurls a shadowy blob at the foe. It may also lower the foe's Sp. Def stat.
BWB2W2 The user hurls a shadowy blob at the target. It may also lower the target's Sp. Def stat.
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
SwSh
The user hurls a shadowy blob at the target. This may also lower the target's Sp. Def stat.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
092 Gastly Gastly
File:GhostIC Big.png
File:PoisonIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 36FRLG 29 29 29 29SMUSUM
26PE
40
093 Haunter Haunter
File:GhostIC Big.png
File:PoisonIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 45FRLG 33 33 33 33SMUSUM
30PE
48
094 Gengar Gengar
File:GhostIC Big.png
File:PoisonIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 45FRLG 33 33 33 33SMUSUM
30PE
48
200 Misdreavus Misdreavus
File:GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 37 41 41 41 41BDSP
292 Shedinja Shedinja
File:BugIC Big.png
File:GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 38 59 59 59XY
33ORAS
33 50
302 Sableye Sableye
File:DarkIC Big.png
File:GhostIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 41 53 57 57XY
39ORAS
39 45
353 Shuppet Shuppet
File:GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 44 31 35BW
30B2W2
30 30 30BDSP
354 Banette Banette
File:GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 48 31 35BW
30B2W2
30 30 30BDSP
355 Duskull Duskull
File:GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 41ORAS 41 40
356 Dusclops Dusclops
File:GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 45ORAS 45 42
425 Drifloon Drifloon
File:GhostIC Big.png
File:FlyingIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 38 43BW
36B2W2
36 36 20
426 Drifblim Drifblim
File:GhostIC Big.png
File:FlyingIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 44 51BW
40B2W2
40 40 20
442 Spiritomb Spiritomb
File:GhostIC Big.png
File:DarkIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 45
477 Dusknoir Dusknoir
File:GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 45ORAS 45 42
478 Froslass Froslass
File:IceIC Big.png
File:GhostIC Big.png
Fairy Mineral 42ORAS 42 61
562 Yamask Yamask
File:GhostIC Big.png Mineral Amorphous 37 37 37 40
562 Yamask Yamask
Galarian Form
File:GroundIC Big.png
File:GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Amorphous 40
563 Cofagrigus Cofagrigus
File:GhostIC Big.png Mineral Amorphous 39 39 39 44
592 Frillish Frillish
File:WaterIC Big.png
File:GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 32
593 Jellicent Jellicent
File:WaterIC Big.png
File:GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 32
607 Litwick Litwick
File:GhostIC Big.png
File:FireIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 49 49 49 36
608 Lampent Lampent
File:GhostIC Big.png
File:FireIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 53 53 53 36
609 Chandelure Chandelure
File:GhostIC Big.png
File:FireIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 1
622 Golett Golett
File:GroundIC Big.png
File:GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 36
623 Golurk Golurk
File:GroundIC Big.png
File:GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 36
655 Delphox Delphox
File:FireIC Big.png
File:PsychicIC Big.png
Field Field 1 1
678 Meowstic Meowstic
Female
File:PsychicIC Big.png Field Field 31 31 49
710 Pumpkaboo Pumpkaboo
File:GhostIC Big.png
File:GrassIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 36 36 36
711 Gourgeist Gourgeist
File:GhostIC Big.png
File:GrassIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 36, 70 36 36
720 Hoopa Hoopa
Confined
File:PsychicIC Big.png
File:GhostIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 68XY
55ORAS
55
769 Sandygast Sandygast
File:GhostIC Big.png
File:GroundIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 41 45
770 Palossand Palossand
File:GhostIC Big.png
File:GroundIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 41 47
781 Dhelmise Dhelmise
File:GhostIC Big.png
File:GrassIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 36 44
792 Lunala Lunala
File:PsychicIC Big.png
File:GhostIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 23 28
806 Blacephalon Blacephalon
File:FireIC Big.png
File:GhostIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 41USUM 45
854 Sinistea Sinistea
File:GhostIC Big.png Mineral Amorphous 48
855 Polteageist Polteageist
File:GhostIC Big.png Mineral Amorphous 48
867 Runerigus Runerigus
File:GroundIC Big.png
File:GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Amorphous 44
897 Spectrier Spectrier
File:GhostIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 36
898 Calyrex Calyrex
Shadow Rider
File:PsychicIC Big.png
File:GhostIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TM/TR

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
[[|]]
II
TM30
III
TM30
IV
TM30
V
TM30
VI
TM30
VII
TM30
TM43
VIII
TR33
012 Butterfree Butterfree
File:BugIC Big.png
File:FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
019 Rattata Rattata
File:NormalIC Big.png Field Field BDSP
019 Rattata Rattata
Alolan Form
File:DarkIC Big.png
File:NormalIC Big.png
Field Field
020 Raticate Raticate
File:NormalIC Big.png Field Field BDSP
020 Raticate Raticate
Alolan Form
File:DarkIC Big.png
File:NormalIC Big.png
Field Field
031 Nidoqueen Nidoqueen
File:PoisonIC Big.png
File:GroundIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
034 Nidoking Nidoking
File:PoisonIC Big.png
File:GroundIC Big.png
Monster Field
035 Clefairy Clefairy
File:FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
036 Clefable Clefable
File:FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
038 Ninetales Ninetales
File:FireIC Big.png Field Field
039 Jigglypuff Jigglypuff
File:NormalIC Big.png
File:FairyIC Big.png
Fairy Fairy
040 Wigglytuff Wigglytuff
File:NormalIC Big.png
File:FairyIC Big.png
Fairy Fairy
041 Zubat Zubat
File:PoisonIC Big.png
File:FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
042 Golbat Golbat
File:PoisonIC Big.png
File:FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
052 Meowth Meowth
File:NormalIC Big.png Field Field
052 Meowth Meowth
Alolan Form
File:DarkIC Big.png Field Field
052 Meowth Meowth
Galarian Form
File:SteelIC Big.png Field Field
053 Persian Persian
File:NormalIC Big.png Field Field
053 Persian Persian
Alolan Form
File:DarkIC Big.png Field Field
063 Abra Abra
File:PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
064 Kadabra Kadabra
File:PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
065 Alakazam Alakazam
File:PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
079 Slowpoke Slowpoke
File:WaterIC Big.png
File:PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
079 Slowpoke Slowpoke
Galarian Form
File:PsychicIC Big.png Monster Water 1
080 Slowbro Slowbro
File:WaterIC Big.png
File:PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
080 Slowbro Slowbro
Galarian Form
File:PoisonIC Big.png
File:PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
088 Grimer Grimer
File:PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous BDSP
088 Grimer Grimer
Alolan Form
File:PoisonIC Big.png
File:DarkIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
089 Muk Muk
File:PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous BDSP
089 Muk Muk
Alolan Form
File:PoisonIC Big.png
File:DarkIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
092 Gastly Gastly
File:GhostIC Big.png
File:PoisonIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
093 Haunter Haunter
File:GhostIC Big.png
File:PoisonIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
094 Gengar Gengar
File:GhostIC Big.png
File:PoisonIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
096 Drowzee Drowzee
File:PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like BDSP
097 Hypno Hypno
File:PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like BDSP
105 Marowak Marowak
Alolan Form
File:FireIC Big.png
File:GhostIC Big.png
Monster Monster
108 Lickitung Lickitung
File:NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster
109 Koffing Koffing
File:PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
110 Weezing Weezing
File:PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
110 Weezing Weezing
Galarian Form
File:PoisonIC Big.png
File:FairyIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
113 Chansey Chansey
File:NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
115 Kangaskhan Kangaskhan
File:NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime
File:PsychicIC Big.png
File:FairyIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime
Galarian Form
File:IceIC Big.png
File:PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
124 Jynx Jynx
File:IceIC Big.png
File:PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
133 Eevee Eevee
File:NormalIC Big.png Field Field
134 Vaporeon Vaporeon
File:WaterIC Big.png Field Field
135 Jolteon Jolteon
File:ElectricIC Big.png Field Field
136 Flareon Flareon
File:FireIC Big.png Field Field
137 Porygon Porygon
File:NormalIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
143 Snorlax Snorlax
File:NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster
144 Articuno Articuno
Galarian Form
File:PsychicIC Big.png
File:FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
146 Moltres Moltres
Galarian Form
File:DarkIC Big.png
File:FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo
File:PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
151 Mew Mew
File:PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
161 Sentret Sentret
File:NormalIC Big.png Field Field BDSP
162 Furret Furret
File:NormalIC Big.png Field Field BDSP
163 Hoothoot Hoothoot
File:NormalIC Big.png
File:FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
164 Noctowl Noctowl
File:NormalIC Big.png
File:FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
169 Crobat Crobat
File:PoisonIC Big.png
File:FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
173 Cleffa Cleffa
File:FairyIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
174 Igglybuff Igglybuff
File:NormalIC Big.png
File:FairyIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
175 Togepi Togepi
File:FairyIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
176 Togetic Togetic
File:FairyIC Big.png
File:FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Fairy
177 Natu Natu
File:PsychicIC Big.png
File:FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
178 Xatu Xatu
File:PsychicIC Big.png
File:FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
190 Aipom Aipom
File:NormalIC Big.png Field Field BDSP
193 Yanma Yanma
File:BugIC Big.png
File:FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug BDSP
196 Espeon Espeon
File:PsychicIC Big.png Field Field
197 Umbreon Umbreon
File:DarkIC Big.png Field Field
198 Murkrow Murkrow
File:DarkIC Big.png
File:FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying BDSP
199 Slowking Slowking
File:WaterIC Big.png
File:PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
199 Slowking Slowking
Galarian Form
File:PoisonIC Big.png
File:PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
200 Misdreavus Misdreavus
File:GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous BDSP
203 Girafarig Girafarig
File:NormalIC Big.png
File:PsychicIC Big.png
Field Field BDSP
206 Dunsparce Dunsparce
File:NormalIC Big.png Field Field
209 Snubbull Snubbull
File:FairyIC Big.png Field Fairy BDSP
210 Granbull Granbull
File:FairyIC Big.png Field Fairy BDSP
211 Qwilfish Qwilfish
File:WaterIC Big.png
File:PoisonIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
215 Sneasel Sneasel
File:DarkIC Big.png
File:IceIC Big.png
Field Field
222 Corsola Corsola
File:WaterIC Big.png
File:RockIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3
222 Corsola Corsola
Galarian Form
File:GhostIC Big.png Water 1 Water 3
228 Houndour Houndour
File:DarkIC Big.png
File:FireIC Big.png
Field Field BDSP
229 Houndoom Houndoom
File:DarkIC Big.png
File:FireIC Big.png
Field Field BDSP
233 Porygon2 Porygon2
File:NormalIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
234 Stantler Stantler
File:NormalIC Big.png Field Field BDSP
238 Smoochum Smoochum
File:IceIC Big.png
File:PsychicIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
241 Miltank Miltank
File:NormalIC Big.png Field Field
242 Blissey Blissey
File:NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
243 Raikou Raikou
File:ElectricIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
244 Entei Entei
File:FireIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
245 Suicune Suicune
File:WaterIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
249 Lugia Lugia
File:PsychicIC Big.png
File:FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
250 Ho-Oh Ho-Oh
File:FireIC Big.png
File:FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
251 Celebi Celebi
File:PsychicIC Big.png
File:GrassIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
261 Poochyena Poochyena
File:DarkIC Big.png Field Field BDSP
262 Mightyena Mightyena
File:DarkIC Big.png Field Field BDSP
263 Zigzagoon Zigzagoon
File:NormalIC Big.png Field Field
263 Zigzagoon Zigzagoon
Galarian Form
File:DarkIC Big.png
File:NormalIC Big.png
Field Field
264 Linoone Linoone
File:NormalIC Big.png Field Field
264 Linoone Linoone
Galarian Form
File:DarkIC Big.png
File:NormalIC Big.png
Field Field
267 Beautifly Beautifly
File:BugIC Big.png
File:FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug BDSP
269 Dustox Dustox
File:BugIC Big.png
File:PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug BDSP
273 Seedot Seedot
File:GrassIC Big.png Field Grass
274 Nuzleaf Nuzleaf
File:GrassIC Big.png
File:DarkIC Big.png
Field Grass
275 Shiftry Shiftry
File:GrassIC Big.png
File:DarkIC Big.png
Field Grass
280 Ralts Ralts
File:PsychicIC Big.png
File:FairyIC Big.png
Human-Like Amorphous
281 Kirlia Kirlia
File:PsychicIC Big.png
File:FairyIC Big.png
Human-Like Amorphous
282 Gardevoir Gardevoir
File:PsychicIC Big.png
File:FairyIC Big.png
Human-Like Amorphous
283 Surskit Surskit
File:BugIC Big.png
File:WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Bug BDSP
284 Masquerain Masquerain
File:BugIC Big.png
File:FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Bug BDSP
287 Slakoth Slakoth
File:NormalIC Big.png Field Field BDSP
288 Vigoroth Vigoroth
File:NormalIC Big.png Field Field BDSP
289 Slaking Slaking
File:NormalIC Big.png Field Field BDSP
290 Nincada Nincada
File:BugIC Big.png
File:GroundIC Big.png
Bug Bug
291 Ninjask Ninjask
File:BugIC Big.png
File:FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
292 Shedinja Shedinja
File:BugIC Big.png
File:GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
293 Whismur Whismur
File:NormalIC Big.png Monster Field
294 Loudred Loudred
File:NormalIC Big.png Monster Field
295 Exploud Exploud
File:NormalIC Big.png Monster Field
300 Skitty Skitty
File:NormalIC Big.png Field Fairy BDSP
301 Delcatty Delcatty
File:NormalIC Big.png Field Fairy BDSP
302 Sableye Sableye
File:DarkIC Big.png
File:GhostIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
303 Mawile Mawile
File:SteelIC Big.png
File:FairyIC Big.png
Field Fairy
307 Meditite Meditite
File:FightingIC Big.png
File:PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like BDSP
308 Medicham Medicham
File:FightingIC Big.png
File:PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like BDSP
313 Volbeat Volbeat
File:BugIC Big.png Bug Human-Like BDSP
314 Illumise Illumise
File:BugIC Big.png Bug Human-Like BDSP
315 Roselia Roselia
File:GrassIC Big.png
File:PoisonIC Big.png
Fairy Grass
316 Gulpin Gulpin
File:PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous BDSP
317 Swalot Swalot
File:PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous BDSP
325 Spoink Spoink
File:PsychicIC Big.png Field Field BDSP
326 Grumpig Grumpig
File:PsychicIC Big.png Field Field BDSP
327 Spinda Spinda
File:NormalIC Big.png Field Human-Like BDSP
335 Zangoose Zangoose
File:NormalIC Big.png Field Field BDSP
337 Lunatone Lunatone
File:RockIC Big.png
File:PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
338 Solrock Solrock
File:RockIC Big.png
File:PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
343 Baltoy Baltoy
File:GroundIC Big.png
File:PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
344 Claydol Claydol
File:GroundIC Big.png
File:PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
351 Castform Castform
File:NormalIC Big.png Fairy Amorphous BDSP
352 Kecleon Kecleon
File:NormalIC Big.png Field Field BDSP
353 Shuppet Shuppet
File:GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous BDSP
354 Banette Banette
File:GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous BDSP
355 Duskull Duskull
File:GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
356 Dusclops Dusclops
File:GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
358 Chimecho Chimecho
File:PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous BDSP
359 Absol Absol
File:DarkIC Big.png Field Field
361 Snorunt Snorunt
File:IceIC Big.png Fairy Mineral
362 Glalie Glalie
File:IceIC Big.png Fairy Mineral
368 Gorebyss Gorebyss
File:WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1 BDSP
375 Metang Metang
File:SteelIC Big.png
File:PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
376 Metagross Metagross
File:SteelIC Big.png
File:PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
380 Latias Latias
File:DragonIC Big.png
File:PsychicIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
381 Latios Latios
File:DragonIC Big.png
File:PsychicIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
385 Jirachi Jirachi
File:SteelIC Big.png
File:PsychicIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
386 Deoxys Deoxys
File:PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered BDSP
399 Bidoof Bidoof
File:NormalIC Big.png Water 1 Field BDSP
400 Bibarel Bibarel
File:NormalIC Big.png
File:WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Field BDSP
406 Budew Budew
File:GrassIC Big.png
File:PoisonIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
407 Roserade Roserade
File:GrassIC Big.png
File:PoisonIC Big.png
Fairy Grass
413 Wormadam Wormadam
Plant Cloak
File:BugIC Big.png
File:GrassIC Big.png
Bug Bug BDSP
413 Wormadam Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
File:BugIC Big.png
File:GroundIC Big.png
Bug Bug BDSP
413 Wormadam Wormadam
Trash Cloak
File:BugIC Big.png
File:SteelIC Big.png
Bug Bug BDSP
414 Mothim Mothim
File:BugIC Big.png
File:FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug BDSP
424 Ambipom Ambipom
File:NormalIC Big.png Field Field BDSP
425 Drifloon Drifloon
File:GhostIC Big.png
File:FlyingIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
426 Drifblim Drifblim
File:GhostIC Big.png
File:FlyingIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
427 Buneary Buneary
File:NormalIC Big.png Field Human-Like
428 Lopunny Lopunny
File:NormalIC Big.png Field Human-Like
429 Mismagius Mismagius
File:GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous BDSP
430 Honchkrow Honchkrow
File:DarkIC Big.png
File:FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying BDSP
431 Glameow Glameow
File:NormalIC Big.png Field Field BDSP
432 Purugly Purugly
File:NormalIC Big.png Field Field BDSP
433 Chingling Chingling
File:PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered BDSP
434 Stunky Stunky
File:PoisonIC Big.png
File:DarkIC Big.png
Field Field
435 Skuntank Skuntank
File:PoisonIC Big.png
File:DarkIC Big.png
Field Field
436 Bronzor Bronzor
File:SteelIC Big.png
File:PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
437 Bronzong Bronzong
File:SteelIC Big.png
File:PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
439 Mime Jr. Mime Jr.
File:PsychicIC Big.png
File:FairyIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
440 Happiny Happiny
File:NormalIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
442 Spiritomb Spiritomb
File:GhostIC Big.png
File:DarkIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
446 Munchlax Munchlax
File:NormalIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
448 Lucario Lucario
File:FightingIC Big.png
File:SteelIC Big.png
Field Human-Like
451 Skorupi Skorupi
File:PoisonIC Big.png
File:BugIC Big.png
Bug Water 3
452 Drapion Drapion
File:PoisonIC Big.png
File:DarkIC Big.png
Bug Water 3
453 Croagunk Croagunk
File:PoisonIC Big.png
File:FightingIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
454 Toxicroak Toxicroak
File:PoisonIC Big.png
File:FightingIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
459 Snover Snover
File:GrassIC Big.png
File:IceIC Big.png
Monster Grass
460 Abomasnow Abomasnow
File:GrassIC Big.png
File:IceIC Big.png
Monster Grass
461 Weavile Weavile
File:DarkIC Big.png
File:IceIC Big.png
Field Field
463 Lickilicky Lickilicky
File:NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster
468 Togekiss Togekiss
File:FairyIC Big.png
File:FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Fairy
469 Yanmega Yanmega
File:BugIC Big.png
File:FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug BDSP
470 Leafeon Leafeon
File:GrassIC Big.png Field Field
471 Glaceon Glaceon
File:IceIC Big.png Field Field
474 Porygon-Z Porygon-Z
File:NormalIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
475 Gallade Gallade
File:PsychicIC Big.png
File:FightingIC Big.png
Human-Like Amorphous
477 Dusknoir Dusknoir
File:GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
478 Froslass Froslass
File:IceIC Big.png
File:GhostIC Big.png
Fairy Mineral
479 Rotom Rotom
File:ElectricIC Big.png
File:GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
480 Uxie Uxie
File:PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
481 Mesprit Mesprit
File:PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
482 Azelf Azelf
File:PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
487 Giratina Giratina
File:GhostIC Big.png
File:DragonIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
488 Cresselia Cresselia
File:PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
490 Manaphy Manaphy
File:WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Fairy BDSP
491 Darkrai Darkrai
File:DarkIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered BDSP
493 Arceus Arceus
File:NormalIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered BDSP
494 Victini Victini
File:PsychicIC Big.png
File:FireIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
504 Patrat Patrat
File:NormalIC Big.png Field Field
505 Watchog Watchog
File:NormalIC Big.png Field Field
506 Lillipup Lillipup
File:NormalIC Big.png Field Field
507 Herdier Herdier
File:NormalIC Big.png Field Field
508 Stoutland Stoutland
File:NormalIC Big.png Field Field
509 Purrloin Purrloin
File:DarkIC Big.png Field Field
510 Liepard Liepard
File:DarkIC Big.png Field Field
517 Munna Munna
File:PsychicIC Big.png Field Field
518 Musharna Musharna
File:PsychicIC Big.png Field Field
527 Woobat Woobat
File:PsychicIC Big.png
File:FlyingIC Big.png
Field Flying
528 Swoobat Swoobat
File:PsychicIC Big.png
File:FlyingIC Big.png
Field Flying
531 Audino Audino
File:NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
547 Whimsicott Whimsicott
File:GrassIC Big.png
File:FairyIC Big.png
Grass Fairy
561 Sigilyph Sigilyph
File:PsychicIC Big.png
File:FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
562 Yamask Yamask
File:GhostIC Big.png Mineral Amorphous
562 Yamask Yamask
Galarian Form
File:GroundIC Big.png
File:GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Amorphous
563 Cofagrigus Cofagrigus
File:GhostIC Big.png Mineral Amorphous
570 Zorua Zorua
File:DarkIC Big.png Field Field
571 Zoroark Zoroark
File:DarkIC Big.png Field Field
574 Gothita Gothita
File:PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
575 Gothorita Gothorita
File:PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
576 Gothitelle Gothitelle
File:PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
577 Solosis Solosis
File:PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
578 Duosion Duosion
File:PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
579 Reuniclus Reuniclus
File:PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
585 Deerling Deerling
File:NormalIC Big.png
File:GrassIC Big.png
Field Field
586 Sawsbuck Sawsbuck
File:NormalIC Big.png
File:GrassIC Big.png
Field Field
592 Frillish Frillish
File:WaterIC Big.png
File:GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
593 Jellicent Jellicent
File:WaterIC Big.png
File:GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
594 Alomomola Alomomola
File:WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 2
605 Elgyem Elgyem
File:PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
606 Beheeyem Beheeyem
File:PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
607 Litwick Litwick
File:GhostIC Big.png
File:FireIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
608 Lampent Lampent
File:GhostIC Big.png
File:FireIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
609 Chandelure Chandelure
File:GhostIC Big.png
File:FireIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
622 Golett Golett
File:GroundIC Big.png
File:GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
623 Golurk Golurk
File:GroundIC Big.png
File:GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
629 Vullaby Vullaby
File:DarkIC Big.png
File:FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
630 Mandibuzz Mandibuzz
File:DarkIC Big.png
File:FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
643 Reshiram Reshiram
File:DragonIC Big.png
File:FireIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
644 Zekrom Zekrom
File:DragonIC Big.png
File:ElectricIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
646 Kyurem Kyurem
File:DragonIC Big.png
File:IceIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
646 Kyurem Kyurem
White Kyurem
File:DragonIC Big.png
File:IceIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered B2W2
646 Kyurem Kyurem
Black Kyurem
File:DragonIC Big.png
File:IceIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered B2W2
648 Meloetta Meloetta
File:NormalIC Big.png
File:PsychicIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
655 Delphox Delphox
File:FireIC Big.png
File:PsychicIC Big.png
Field Field
678 Meowstic Meowstic
Male
File:PsychicIC Big.png Field Field
678 Meowstic Meowstic
Female
File:PsychicIC Big.png Field Field
681 Aegislash Aegislash
File:SteelIC Big.png
File:GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
690 Skrelp Skrelp
File:PoisonIC Big.png
File:WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Dragon
691 Dragalge Dragalge
File:PoisonIC Big.png
File:DragonIC Big.png
Water 1 Dragon
693 Clawitzer Clawitzer
File:WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 3
700 Sylveon Sylveon
File:FairyIC Big.png Field Field
708 Phantump Phantump
File:GhostIC Big.png
File:GrassIC Big.png
Grass Amorphous
709 Trevenant Trevenant
File:GhostIC Big.png
File:GrassIC Big.png
Grass Amorphous
710 Pumpkaboo Pumpkaboo
File:GhostIC Big.png
File:GrassIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
711 Gourgeist Gourgeist
File:GhostIC Big.png
File:GrassIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
714 Noibat Noibat
File:FlyingIC Big.png
File:DragonIC Big.png
Flying Dragon
715 Noivern Noivern
File:FlyingIC Big.png
File:DragonIC Big.png
Flying Dragon
717 Yveltal Yveltal
File:DarkIC Big.png
File:FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
720 Hoopa Hoopa
Confined
File:PsychicIC Big.png
File:GhostIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
720 Hoopa Hoopa
Unbound
File:PsychicIC Big.png
File:DarkIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
724 Decidueye Decidueye
File:GrassIC Big.png
File:GhostIC Big.png
Flying Flying
730 Primarina Primarina
File:WaterIC Big.png
File:FairyIC Big.png
Water 1 Field
765 Oranguru Oranguru
File:NormalIC Big.png
File:PsychicIC Big.png
Field Field
766 Passimian Passimian
File:FightingIC Big.png Field Field
769 Sandygast Sandygast
File:GhostIC Big.png
File:GroundIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
770 Palossand Palossand
File:GhostIC Big.png
File:GroundIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
773 Silvally Silvally
File:NormalIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
778 Mimikyu Mimikyu
File:GhostIC Big.png
File:FairyIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
780 Drampa Drampa
File:NormalIC Big.png
File:DragonIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
781 Dhelmise Dhelmise
File:GhostIC Big.png
File:GrassIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
786 Tapu Lele Tapu Lele
File:PsychicIC Big.png
File:FairyIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
788 Tapu Fini Tapu Fini
File:WaterIC Big.png
File:FairyIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
792 Lunala Lunala
File:PsychicIC Big.png
File:GhostIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
801 Magearna Magearna
File:SteelIC Big.png
File:FairyIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
802 Marshadow Marshadow
File:FightingIC Big.png
File:GhostIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
806 Blacephalon Blacephalon
File:FireIC Big.png
File:GhostIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered USUM
815 Cinderace Cinderace
File:FireIC Big.png Field Human-Like
818 Inteleon Inteleon
File:WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field
825 Dottler Dottler
File:BugIC Big.png
File:PsychicIC Big.png
Bug Bug
826 Orbeetle Orbeetle
File:BugIC Big.png
File:PsychicIC Big.png
Bug Bug
828 Thievul Thievul
File:DarkIC Big.png Field Field
854 Sinistea Sinistea
File:GhostIC Big.png Mineral Amorphous
855 Polteageist Polteageist
File:GhostIC Big.png Mineral Amorphous
858 Hatterene Hatterene
File:PsychicIC Big.png
File:FairyIC Big.png
Fairy Fairy
862 Obstagoon Obstagoon
File:DarkIC Big.png
File:NormalIC Big.png
Field Field
863 Perrserker Perrserker
File:SteelIC Big.png Field Field
864 Cursola Cursola
File:GhostIC Big.png Water 1 Water 3
866 Mr. Rime Mr. Rime
File:IceIC Big.png
File:PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
867 Runerigus Runerigus
File:GroundIC Big.png
File:GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Amorphous
876 Indeedee Indeedee
Male
File:PsychicIC Big.png
File:NormalIC Big.png
Fairy Fairy
876 Indeedee Indeedee
Female
File:PsychicIC Big.png
File:NormalIC Big.png
Fairy Fairy
886 Drakloak Drakloak
File:DragonIC Big.png
File:GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Dragon
887 Dragapult Dragapult
File:DragonIC Big.png
File:GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Dragon
890 Eternatus Eternatus
File:PoisonIC Big.png
File:DragonIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
897 Spectrier Spectrier
File:GhostIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
898 Calyrex Calyrex
Shadow Rider
File:PsychicIC Big.png
File:GhostIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Special move

Generation IV

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
133 Eevee Eevee
File:NormalIC Big.png Field Field My Pokémon Ranch
491 Darkrai Darkrai
File:DarkIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia - Liberate the Tower!
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, Shadow Ball has 16 base power, 10 PP and 88% accuracy. The attack travels up to 10 tiles away and hits the first Pokémon it encounters, ally or enemy, possibly lowering its Special Defense by one level.

In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, the move's accuracy has been decreased to 83.6%.

Super Smash Bros. series

Shadow Ball is Mewtwo's standard special move. It is chargeable and moves in a zigzag fashion. In Super Smash Bros. Melee, while Mewtwo charges, any enemy that touches the charging Shadow Ball gets damaged. This was changed in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U, where it no longer can damage opponents while charging. Mewtwo also uses Shadow Ball on its opponent when throwing them forwards.

Lucario, who debuted in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, uses Aura Sphere, which functions similarly.

Pokémon Conquest

 
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Stars: ★★★★
Power: 43
Accuracy: 100%
Effect: Has a 20% chance of lowering the target's Defense.
Users: Gengar   Drifblim   Mismagius   Dusknoir
Grid assumes the user is in the square marked by > facing to the right.
Orange squares indicate spaces that are hit.
Red squares indicate the knockback on hit Pokémon.
A blue square indicates the user's position after performing the move.

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description
Special 3 99 118 100% An opponent Has a chance (20%) of lowering the target's Sp. Def by one stat rank.

Past Description

  • Prior to Version 2.10.0 (from June 28, 2021): Has a small chance of lowering the target's Sp. Def.

Pokémon GO

24px Shadow Ball
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 100
Energy cost 50 50
Duration 3 seconds
Damage window 2.4 - 2.8 seconds
125px
Trainer Battles
Power 100
Energy cost 55 55
Secondary effect ?
Effect chance ?%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
Rattata (Alolan Form)GolbatAbraKadabraAlakazamHaunterGengarHypnoMarowak (Alolan Form)WeezingMr. MimeNoctowlCrobatIgglybuffSlowking (Galarian Form)RaikouGardevoirNinjaskSpoinkGrumpigBanetteChimechoSnoruntGlalieDrifloonDrifblimMismagiusChinglingSpiritombLucarioLickilickyFroslassGiratina (Origin Forme)DarkraiYamaskCofagrigusReuniclusJellicentChandelureMandibuzzMeowstic (Female)PhantumpTrevenantGourgeistHoopa (Confined)Hoopa (Unbound)Runerigus
By Elite Charged TM
MewtwoEspeonDusknoir
By GO Snapshot
Smeargle
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Updates

Gyms & Raids
  • July 30, 2016
    • Power: 40 → 45
  • February 16, 2017
    • Power: 45 → 100
    • Energy cost: 33 → 50
    • Duration: 3.08 → 3 seconds
    • Damage window: 2.3 - 2.6 → 2.4 - 2.8 seconds

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target, even at a distance. It may also lower the target's Special Defense by one level.
MDTDS Inflicts damage on the target, even at a distance. It may also reduce the target's Special Defense by 1 level.
BSL はなれたポケモンに ダメージをあたえる しかも いっていのかくりつで とくぼうを 1だんかいさげる
Conq. Attack the enemy with a ball of dark shadows, lowering the enemy's Defense.
MDGtI It damages even a faraway Pokémon. It could also lower its Special Defense.
SMD
MDRTDX
It damages even a faraway Pokémon. It could also lower the enemy's Sp. Def.


In the anime

Main series


Pokémon Generations


In the manga

Ash & Pikachu


Be the Best! Pokémon B+W


Movie adaptations


Phantom Thief Pokémon 7


Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!


Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blazing Exploration Team


Pocket Monsters Platinum: Aim to Be Battle King!!


Pokémon Try Adventure


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

File:Cruik Muk Shadow Ball Colo.png
Muk using Shadow Ball in Colosseum

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 暗影球 Amyíng Kàuh *
影子球 Yíngjí Kàuh *
Mandarin 暗影球 Ànyǐng Qiú *
影子球 Yǐngzi Qiú *
20px Czech Stínová koule
20px Danish Skyggekugle
20px Dutch Schaduwbal
20px Finnish Varjopallo
20px French Ball'Ombre
20px German Spukball
20px Greek Σφαίρα Ερέβους Sfaíra Erévous
20px Hindi छाया का गोला Chhaya Ka Gola
20px Indonesian Bola Bayangan
Bola Gelap
20px Italian Palla Ombra
20px Korean 섀도볼 Shadow Ball
20px Norwegian Skyggeball
20px Polish Kula Cienia*
Cień Kuli*
Cień Kulisty*
Cienista Piłka*
20px Brazilian Portuguese Bola Sombria (games, Pokémon the Series: XY-present, TCG, manga)
Bola das Sombras (early anime)
20px Romanian Bulgărele Umbră
20px Russian Тёмный шар Tyomnyy shar
20px Serbian Lopta Senke
20px Spanish Bola Sombra
20px Thai ชาโดว์บอล
20px Vietnamese Quả Cầu Bóng Đêm*
Quả Bóng Bóng Đêm*




Variations of the move Crunch
Physical Crunch
Special Shadow BallFlash Cannon
Formerly a variation
Special Energy Ball


Generation II TMs
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Generation II HMs
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Generation III TMs
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Generation III HMs
0102030405060708RSE
Generation IV TMs
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4748495051525354555657585960616263646566676869
7071727374757677787980818283848586878889909192
Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708
Generation V TMs
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Generation V HMs
010203040506
Generation VI TMs
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5354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475767778
798081828384858687888990919293 • 94 (XYORAS) • 9596979899100
Generation VI HMs
010203040506ORAS07ORAS
Generation VII TMs
SMUSUM
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PE
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Generation VIII TMs
SwSh
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BDSP
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Generation VIII TRs (SwSh)
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