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Phantom Force
ゴーストダイブ Ghost Dive
Phantom Force.png
Phantom Force 2.png
Type  Ghost
Category  Physical
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  90
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Makes contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Affected by King's Rock
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation VI
Condition  Cool
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Cool
Appeal  0  
Condition  Cool
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Prevents the user from being startled until the turn ends.

Phantom Force (Japanese: ゴーストダイブ Ghost Dive) is a damage-dealing Ghost-type move introduced in Generation VI.


Phantom Force causes the user to "vanish" on the turn it is used, making it semi-invulnerable, and then reappear the next turn causing damage. It will hit the target even if it has used Protect, Detect, Spiky Shield, King's Shield, or Mat Block, and lifts the effects of those moves for the remainder of the turn; if it hits a target that is protected by Mat Block, it removes Mat Block from the target's side of the field. It also removes the effects of Quick Guard, Wide Guard, and Crafty Shield from the target's side of the field. The user of Phantom Force does not suffer the negative effects of its target's Spiky Shield or King's Shield. Phantom Force cannot remove the effects of protecting moves if it does not affect the target (such as if the target is Normal-type).

In addition, if the target has used Minimize, Phantom Force will never miss and its base power is doubled.

If a Power Herb is held by the user, Phantom Force can be executed in one turn.


Games Description
XYORAS The user vanishes somewhere, then strikes the target on the next turn. This move hits even if the target protects itself.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
292 Shedinja Shedinja Bug Ghost 47
353 Shuppet Shuppet Ghost Ghost 54
354 Banette Banette Ghost Ghost 1, 64
426 Drifblim Drifblim Ghost Flying 1, 65
429 Mismagius Mismagius Ghost Ghost 1
623 Golurk Golurk Ground Ghost 1, 75
708 Phantump Phantump Ghost Grass 45
709 Trevenant Trevenant Ghost Grass 45
711 Gourgeist Gourgeist Ghost Grass 1, 57
717 Yveltal Yveltal Dark Flying 55
720 Hoopa Hoopa
Hoopa Confined
Psychic Ghost 46
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
353 Shuppet Shuppet Ghost Ghost DrifblimMismagiusPhantumpTrevenantGourgeist
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

By event

Generation VI

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
491 491 Darkrai Dark Wonderland Darkrai
Mysterious World Darkrai
February 2015 Darkrai
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 the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


  • Phantom Force's secondary effects are a combination of those of many moves:
    • It is a two-turn move with a semi-invulnerable turn, similar to Fly or Dig.
    • It can break shield-like effects, similar to Feint.
    • Its power is doubled when used against Minimized Pokémon, similar to Steamroller and Stomp.
  • Phantom Force is the only Ghost-type Cool move.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 幽靈潛水 Yōulíng Qiánshuǐ
France Flag.png French Hantise
Germany Flag.png German Phantomkraft
Italy Flag.png Italian Spettrotuffo
South Korea Flag.png Korean 고스트다이브 Ghost Dive
Spain Flag.png Spanish Golpe Fantasma

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