Editing of Bulbapedia is currently restricted. Please see this message for more details.
Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire have arrived!

Check BNN and Bulbanews for up-to-date Pokémon news and discuss it on the forums or in our IRC channel.

Night Slash (move)

From Bulbapedia, the community-driven Pokémon encyclopedia.
Jump to: navigation, search
Night Slash
つじぎり Crossroad Killing
Night Slash.png
[[File:|300px|center]]
Type  Dark
Category  Physical
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  70
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jam  0  
No additional effect.
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
A basic performance using a move known by the Pokémon.
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

Night Slash (Japanese: つじぎり Crossroad Killing) is a damage-dealing Dark-type move introduced in Generation IV.

Effect

Night Slash deals damage and has an increased critical hit ratio.

Description

Games Description
DPPtHGSS The user slashes the foe the instant an opportunity arises. It has a high critical-hit ratio.
PMDTDS Inflicts damage on the target. It has a high critical-hit rate.
BWB2W2
XY
The user slashes the target the instant an opportunity arises. Critical hits land more easily.
Conq Slash the target while its attention is diverted. It has a high critical-hit ratio.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
051 Dugtrio Dugtrio Ground Ground -- -- --
052 Meowth Meowth Normal Normal 49 49 49
053 Persian Persian Normal Normal 61 61 61
083 Farfetch'd Farfetch'd Normal Flying 33 33 33
123 Scyther Scyther Bug Flying 45 45 45
141 Kabutops Kabutops Rock Water 72 72 --, 72
212 Scizor Scizor Bug Steel 45 45 45
214 Heracross Heracross Bug Fighting -- -- --
227 Skarmory Skarmory Steel Flying 50 45 50 50
254 Sceptile Sceptile Grass Grass -- -- --
319 Sharpedo Sharpedo Water Dark 56 56 --, 56
336 Seviper Seviper Poison Poison 46 46 31 31
341 Corphish Corphish Water Water 35 35 35
342 Crawdaunt Crawdaunt Water Dark 39 39 39
359 Absol Absol Dark Dark 52 52 41 41
402 Kricketune Kricketune Bug Bug   42 42 42
430 Honchkrow Honchkrow Dark Flying 45 55 --, 55
434 Stunky Stunky Poison Dark 31 32 37 37
435 Skuntank Skuntank Poison Dark 31 32 41 41
451 Skorupi Skorupi Poison Bug     38 38
452 Drapion Drapion Poison Dark     38 38
461 Weavile Weavile Ice Dark 35 38 35 35
469 Yanmega Yanmega Bug Flying -- -- --
472 Gliscor Gliscor Ground Flying 31 31 27 27
475 Gallade Gallade Psychic Fighting -- -- --
509 Purrloin Purrloin Dark Dark   37 37
510 Liepard Liepard Dark Dark   43 43
571 Zoroark Zoroark Dark Dark   30 30
615 Cryogonal Cryogonal Ice Ice   57 --, 57
621 Druddigon Druddigon Dragon Dragon   40 40
624 Pawniard Pawniard Dark Steel   49 49
625 Bisharp Bisharp Dark Steel   49 49
658 Greninja Greninja Water Dark     --, 70
679 Honedge Honedge Steel Ghost     35
680 Doublade Doublade Steel Ghost     36
681 Aegislash Aegislash Steel Ghost     --
686 Inkay Inkay Dark Psychic     46
687 Malamar Malamar Dark Psychic     46
688 Binacle Binacle Rock Water     41
689 Barbaracle Barbaracle Rock Water     44
716 Xerneas Xerneas Fairy Fairy     51
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
II III IV V VI
027 Sandshrew Sandshrew Ground Ground DugtrioMeowthPersianFarfetch'dSeviperAbsolStunkySkuntankWeavile DugtrioMeowthPersianFarfetch'dSeviperAbsolStunkySkuntankWeavilePurrloinLiepardZoroark DugtrioMeowthPersianFarfetch'dSeviperAbsolStunkySkuntankWeavilePurrloinLiepardZoroark
056 Mankey Mankey Fighting Fighting no no DugtrioMeowthPersianFarfetch'dSeviperAbsolStunkySkuntankWeavilePurrloinLiepardZoroark
083 Farfetch'd Farfetch'd Normal Flying DugtrioMeowthPersianFarfetch'dSkarmorySeviperAbsolHonchkrowStunkySkuntankWeavile DugtrioMeowthPersianFarfetch'dSkarmorySeviperAbsolHonchkrowStunkySkuntankWeavilePurrloinLiepardZoroark DugtrioMeowthPersianFarfetch'dSkarmorySeviperAbsolHonchkrowStunkySkuntankWeavilePurrloinLiepardZoroark
123 Scyther Scyther Bug Flying ScytherScizorHeracrossYanmegaGliscor ScytherScizorHeracrossKricketuneYanmegaGliscor ScytherScizorHeracrossKricketuneYanmegaGliscor ScytherScizorHeracrossKricketuneSkorupiDrapionYanmegaGliscor ScytherScizorHeracrossKricketuneSkorupiDrapionYanmegaGliscor
167 Spinarak Spinarak Bug Poison no ScytherScizorHeracrossKricketuneYanmegaGliscor ScytherScizorHeracrossKricketuneSkorupiDrapionYanmegaGliscor ScytherScizorHeracrossKricketuneSkorupiDrapionYanmegaGliscor
207 Gligar Gligar Ground Flying ScytherScizorHeracrossYanmegaGliscor ScytherScizorHeracrossKricketuneYanmegaGliscor ScytherScizorHeracrossKricketuneYanmegaGliscor ScytherScizorHeracrossKricketuneSkorupiDrapionYanmegaGliscor ScytherScizorHeracrossKricketuneSkorupiDrapionYanmegaGliscor
216 Teddiursa Teddiursa Normal Normal DugtrioMeowthPersianFarfetch'dSeviperAbsolStunkySkuntankWeavile DugtrioMeowthPersianFarfetch'dSeviperAbsolStunkySkuntankWeavilePurrloinLiepardZoroark DugtrioMeowthPersianFarfetch'dSeviperAbsolStunkySkuntankWeavilePurrloinLiepardZoroark
255 Torchic Torchic Fire Fire DugtrioMeowthPersianFarfetch'dSeviperAbsolStunkySkuntankWeavile DugtrioMeowthPersianFarfetch'dSeviperAbsolStunkySkuntankWeavilePurrloinLiepardZoroark DugtrioMeowthPersianFarfetch'dSeviperAbsolStunkySkuntankWeavilePurrloinLiepardZoroark
287 Slakoth Slakoth Normal Normal DugtrioMeowthPersianFarfetch'dSeviperAbsolStunkySkuntankWeavile DugtrioMeowthPersianFarfetch'dSeviperAbsolStunkySkuntankWeavilePurrloinLiepardZoroark DugtrioMeowthPersianFarfetch'dSeviperAbsolStunkySkuntankWeavilePurrloinLiepardZoroark
290 Nincada Nincada Bug Ground ScytherScizorHeracrossYanmegaGliscor ScytherScizorHeracrossKricketuneYanmegaGliscor ScytherScizorHeracrossKricketuneYanmegaGliscor ScytherScizorHeracrossKricketuneSkorupiDrapionYanmegaGliscor ScytherScizorHeracrossKricketuneSkorupiDrapionYanmegaGliscor
335 Zangoose Zangoose Normal Normal DugtrioMeowthPersianFarfetch'dSeviperAbsolStunkySkuntankWeavile DugtrioMeowthPersianFarfetch'dSeviperAbsolStunkySkuntankWeavilePurrloinLiepardZoroark DugtrioMeowthPersianFarfetch'dSeviperAbsolStunkySkuntankWeavilePurrloinLiepardZoroark
336 Seviper Seviper Poison Poison DugtrioMeowthPersianFarfetch'dSceptileSeviperAbsolStunkySkuntankWeavile DugtrioMeowthPersianFarfetch'dSceptileSeviperAbsolStunkySkuntankWeavilePurrloinLiepardZoroarkDruddigon DugtrioMeowthPersianFarfetch'dSceptileSeviperAbsolStunkySkuntankWeavilePurrloinLiepardZoroarkDruddigon
403 Shinx Shinx Electric Electric   DugtrioMeowthPersianFarfetch'dSeviperAbsolStunkySkuntankWeavile DugtrioMeowthPersianFarfetch'dSeviperAbsolStunkySkuntankWeavilePurrloinLiepardZoroark DugtrioMeowthPersianFarfetch'dSeviperAbsolStunkySkuntankWeavilePurrloinLiepardZoroark
451 Skorupi Skorupi Poison Bug ScytherScizorKabutopsHeracrossCorphishCrawdauntYanmegaGliscor ScytherScizorKabutopsHeracrossCorphishCrawdauntKricketuneYanmegaGliscor ScytherScizorKabutopsHeracrossCorphishCrawdauntKricketuneYanmegaGliscor ScytherScizorKabutopsHeracrossCorphishCrawdauntKricketuneSkorupiDrapionYanmegaGliscor ScytherScizorKabutopsHeracrossCorphishCrawdauntKricketuneSkorupiDrapionYanmegaGliscorBinacleBarbaracle
501 Oshawott Oshawott Water Water no DugtrioMeowthPersianFarfetch'dSeviperAbsolStunkySkuntankWeavilePurrloinLiepardZoroark DugtrioMeowthPersianFarfetch'dSeviperAbsolStunkySkuntankWeavilePurrloinLiepardZoroark
519 Pidove Pidove Normal Flying no no Farfetch'dSkarmoryHonchkrow
557 Dwebble Dwebble Bug Rock no ScytherScizorHeracrossKricketuneYanmegaGliscor ScytherScizorHeracrossKricketuneSkorupiDrapionYanmegaGliscor ScytherScizorHeracrossKricketuneSkorupiDrapionYanmegaGliscorHonedgeDoubladeAegislash
610 Axew Axew Dragon Dragon no SceptileSeviperDruddigon SceptileSeviperDruddigon
613 Cubchoo Cubchoo Ice Ice no DugtrioMeowthPersianFarfetch'dSeviperAbsolStunkySkuntankWeavilePurrloinLiepardZoroark DugtrioMeowthPersianFarfetch'dSeviperAbsolStunkySkuntankWeavilePurrloinLiepardZoroark
631 Heatmor Heatmor Fire Fire no DugtrioMeowthPersianFarfetch'dSeviperAbsolStunkySkuntankWeavilePurrloinLiepardZoroark DugtrioMeowthPersianFarfetch'dSeviperAbsolStunkySkuntankWeavilePurrloinLiepardZoroark
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Special move

Generation V

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
287 287 Slakoth Normal Dream World - Dream Park
290 290 Nincada Bug Ground Dream World - Dream Park
403 403 Shinx Electric Dream World - Pleasant Forest
558 558 Crustle Bug Rock Dream World - Rugged Mountain
610 610 Axew Dragon Dream World - Icy Cave
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

In other games

Pokémon Conquest

Night Slash is the only move of Weavile and Bisharp.

In the anime

Ricard Nouveau Purrloin Night Slash.png Paul Honchkrow Night Slash.png Zoroark Night Slash.png None.png
Purrloin Honchkrow Zoroark
The user's hands/claws/wings glow. The user then attacks its opponent.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
430 Honchkrow One or both of Honchkrow's wings glow light blue, purple or white. It then flies down and hits the opponent with its wings.
Paul's Honchkrow Aiding the Enemy! Debut
571 Zoroark Both of Zoroark's claws glow crimson and it slashes the opponent with one of them.
Zoroark (M13) Zoroark: Master of Illusions None
509 Purrloin Purrloin's claws turn a whitish purple, and it slashes the opponent with them.
Ricard Nouveau's Purrloin Clash of the Connoisseurs! None
510 Liepard Liepard slashes the opponent with its claws.
Misaki's Liepard Kyurem VS. The Sword of Justice None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga


In other generations

Night Slash IV.png Night Slash V.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 XY Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
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

Trivia

  • The Japanese name つじぎり (Crossroad Killing) refers to the way in which some samurai would test new swords in feudal Japan, known as Tsujigiri. This was by hiding in wait by a road (typically a crossroads, thus its literal translation) 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

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 街頭試刀 Jiētóu Shìdāo
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Nachtslag
France Flag.png French Tranche-Nuit
Germany Flag.png German Nachthieb
Greece Flag.png Greek Νυκτερινός Τεμαχισμός
Italy Flag.png Italian Nottesferza
South Korea Flag.png Korean 깜짝베기 Kkamjjakbegi
Poland Flag.png Polish Nocne Cięcie
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Corte Noturno
Romania Flag.png Romanian Tăietura de Noapte
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Rasguño Nocturno (DP100-DP131)
Cuchillada Nocturna (BW080)
Spain Flag.png Spain Tajo Umbrío



Variations of the move Slash
Physical Cross PoisonNight SlashPsycho CutShadow ClawSlash
Formerly a variation
Physical Leaf Blade


Project Moves and Abilities logo.png This article is part of Project Moves and Abilities, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on two related aspects of the Pokémon games.