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Shadow Tag (Ability)

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Shadow Tag かげふみ
Stepping on Shadows
Flavor text
Generation III
Prevents the foe's escape.
Generation IV
Prevents the foe from escaping.
Generation V
Prevents the foe from escaping.
Generation VI
Currently unknown

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.

Effect

In battle

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

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Wobbuffet Wobbuffet Psychic Psychic Shadow Tag None Telepathy
Wynaut Wynaut Psychic Psychic Shadow Tag None Telepathy
Gothita Gothita Psychic Psychic Frisk None Shadow Tag
Gothorita Gothorita Psychic Psychic Frisk None Shadow Tag
Gothitelle Gothitelle Psychic Psychic Frisk None Shadow Tag
Litwick Litwick Ghost Fire Flash Fire Flame Body Shadow Tag
Lampent Lampent Ghost Fire Flash Fire Flame Body Shadow Tag
Chandelure Chandelure Ghost Fire Flash Fire Flame Body Shadow Tag
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VI games.
  • For Generation III games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IV and Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation V games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VI.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 影子遊戲 Yǐngzǐ Yóuxì
France Flag.png French Marque Ombre
Germany Flag.png German Wegsperre
Italy Flag.png Italian Pedinombra
South Korea Flag.png Korean 그림자 밟기 Geurimja Balgi
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Fio de Sombra
Spain Flag.png Spanish Sombratrampa


Variations of the Ability Magnet Pull
Magnet PullArena TrapShadow Tag
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