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Shadow Sneak (move)

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Shadow Sneak
かげうち Shadow Strike
Shadow Sneak.png
Type  Ghost
Category  Physical
PP  30 (max. 48)
Power  40
Accuracy  100%
Priority  +1
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Smart
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Enables the user to perform first in the next turn.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

Shadow Sneak (Japanese: かげうち Shadow Strike) is a damage-dealing Ghost-type move introduced in Generation IV.


Shadow Sneak inflicts damage, and is an increased priority move. If the target does not use an increased priority move during the round that it is used, Shadow Sneak will go first regardless of the user's or target's speed. If the target also uses a move with an increased priority of +1 during the same round that the user uses Shadow Sneak, the attack order of the users will be determined normally. If the user is put to sleep or frozen during the round that Shadow Sneak is (or attempts to be) used, Shadow Sneak's increased speed priority will not be reset. Subsequently, it will only be reset on the turn after the user wakes up or is defrosted, or if the user switches out.


Games Description
DPPtHGSS The user extends its shadow and attacks the foe from behind. This move always goes first.
BW The user extends its shadow and attacks the target from behind. This move always goes first.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
167 Spinarak Spinarak Bug Poison 19 26 '
168 Ariados Ariados Bug Poison 28 28 '
292 Shedinja Shedinja Bug Ghost 38 38 ''''
302 Sableye Sableye Dark Ghost 25 25 ''''
352 Kecleon Kecleon Normal Normal 20 22 22 '
353 Shuppet Shuppet Ghost Ghost 20 20 ''''
354 Banette Banette Ghost Ghost 20 20 ''''
355 Duskull Duskull Ghost Ghost 22 22 ''''
356 Dusclops Dusclops Ghost Ghost 22 22 ''''
442 Spiritomb Spiritomb Ghost Dark -- -- ''''
477 Dusknoir Dusknoir Ghost Ghost 22 22 ''''
487 Giratina Giratina Ghost Dragon   19 19 ''''
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

By breeding

# Pokémon Type Father
088 Grimer Grimer Poison Poison ShuppetBanetteDuskullDusclopsDusknoirSpiritomb ShuppetBanetteDuskullDusclopsDusknoirSpiritomb
200 Misdreavus Misdreavus Ghost Ghost ShuppetBanetteDuskullDusclopsDusknoirSpiritomb ShuppetBanetteDuskullDusclopsDusknoirSpiritomb
280 Ralts Ralts Psychic Psychic ShuppetBanetteDuskullDusclopsDusknoirSpiritomb ShuppetBanetteDuskullDusclopsDusknoirSpiritomb
353 Shuppet Shuppet Ghost Ghost ShuppetBanetteDuskullDusclopsDusknoirSpiritomb ShuppetBanetteDuskullDusclopsDusknoirSpiritomb
442 Spiritomb Spiritomb Ghost Dark ShuppetBanetteDuskullDusclopsDusknoirSpiritomb ShuppetBanetteDuskullDusclopsDusknoirSpiritomb
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In other generations

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Generation I RBY Generation I
Generation I
Generation II Generation II
Generation II
Crystal Generation III Generation III
Generation III
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
Generation IV
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
Generation V
XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast


  • Shadow Sneak is the only variation of Quick Attack not yet seen in the anime.
  • Shadow Sneak and its variations are tied with Hyper Beam and its variations with the largest number of variations to a single move.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 影子偷襲 Yǐngzi Tōuxí
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Sluipschaduw
France Flag.png French Ombre Portée
Germany Flag.png German Schattenstoß
Greece Flag.png Greek Λαθροσκιοβασία
Italy Flag.png Italian Furtivombra
South Korea Flag.png Korean 야습 Yaseup
Spain Flag.png Spanish Sombra Vil

Variations of the move Quick Attack
Physical Quick AttackMach PunchAqua Jet
Bullet PunchIce ShardShadow Sneak
Special Vacuum Wave
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