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| Shadow Tag
| Stepping on Shadows
Shadow Tag (Japanese: かげふみ Stepping on Shadows) is an Ability introduced in Generation III. Eight Pokémon can have this Ability. Prior to Generation V, it was the signature Ability of Wynaut and Wobbuffet.
Shadow Tag prevents all foes from switching out or fleeing. In a wild battle against a Pokémon with Shadow Tag, the Trainer is unable to run away. Run Away negates its effect, but only in a wild battle. Similarly, as of Generation IV, if two Pokémon with Shadow Tag face one another, both may switch out at any time. Baton Pass, U-turn and Volt Switch also allow the opponent to switch.
The held item Shed Shell allows a Pokémon to switch out when facing a Pokémon with Shadow Tag.
In Double Battles and Triple Battles, Shadow Tag does not affect the partner Pokémon.
Outside of battle
Shadow Tag has no effect outside of battle.
Pokémon with Shadow Tag
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