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Night Slash (Japanese: つじぎり Blade Testing) is a damage-dealing Dark-type 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.
|| Inflicts damage on the target. It has a high critical-hit rate.
|| Slash the target while its attention is diverted. It has a high critical-hit ratio.
In the anime
In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga
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, referencing its literal translation: Crossroad Slash/Killing) 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.
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