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Night Slash (Japanese: つじぎり Blade Testing) is a damage-dealing Template:Type2 move introduced in Generation IV.
Night Slash deals damage and has an increased critical hit ratio.
|| The user slashes the foe the instant an opportunity arises. It has a high critical-hit ratio.
|| The user slashes the target the instant an opportunity arises. Critical hits land more easily.
In the anime
In the manga
| The user strikes the opponent with powerful sharp appendages.
|| First Chapter Used In
|| Gallade extends both of the arm blades on its arms to large sizes and spins, slashing the opponent with one of them.
| Caitlin's Gallade
|| VS. Gallade II
|| Purrloin dashes around the opponent at a top speed and moves so fast that it disappears. Purrloin then repeatedly slashes the opponent with its claws, or Purrloin jumps at the opponent and slashes it with one of its claws. As it slashes, it leaves behind a trail of energy.
| N's Purrloin
|| Letting Go
In other generations
- The Japanese name つじぎり (Blade Testing) is probably a reference to the way in which some particularly unscrupulous samurai would test new swords in feudal Japan. This was by hiding in wait by a road (typically a crossroads) and waiting for an unsuspecting commoner (i.e. lower class, and so with far fewer rights than the samurai class) to pass by. He would then strike to kill, and in this way learn how well his new sword could cut.
In other languages