Shadow Ball (move)

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Shadow Ball
シャドーボール Shadow Ball
Shadow Ball.png
Shadow Ball 2.png
Type  Ghost
Category  Special
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  80
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation II
Condition  Smart
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jam  0  
Scrambles up the order of appeals on the next turn.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +2 if the Pokémon performs first in the turn.
Condition  Clever
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Quite an appealing move.

Shadow Ball (Japanese: シャドーボール Shadow Ball) is a damage-dealing Ghost-type move introduced in Generation II. It has been TM30 since Generation II.

Effect

Shadow Ball deals damage and has a 20% chance of lowering the target's Special Defense by one stage.

Pokémon with Bulletproof are unaffected by Shadow Ball.

Description

Games Description
Stad2 A Ghost-type attack. Has a one-in-five chance of reducing the target Spcl.Def.
GSC An attack that may lower Spcl. Def.
RSE Hurls a black blob that may lower Sp. Def.*
Hurls a dark lump at the foe. It may lower Sp. Def.*
FRLG A shadowy blob is hurled at the foe. May also lower the foe's Sp. Def.
Colo.XD Hurls a black blob that may lower the target's Sp. Def.*
Hurls a dark lump at the target. It may lower Sp. Def.*
DPPtHGSSPBR The user hurls a shadowy blob at the foe. It may also lower the foe's Sp. Def stat.
BWB2W2 The user hurls a shadowy blob at the target. It may also lower the target's Sp. Def stat.
XYORAS
SM
The user hurls a shadowy blob at the target. This may also lower the target's Sp. Def stat.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
092 Gastly Gastly
GhostIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 36FRLG 29 29 29 29
093 Haunter Haunter
GhostIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 45FRLG 33 33 33 33
094 Gengar Gengar
GhostIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 45FRLG 33 33 33 33
200 Misdreavus Misdreavus
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 37 41 41 41
292 Shedinja Shedinja
BugIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 38 59 59 59XY
33ORAS
33
302 Sableye Sableye
DarkIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 41 53 57 57XY
39ORAS
39
353 Shuppet Shuppet
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 44 31 35BW
30B2W2
30 30
354 Banette Banette
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 48 31 35BW
30B2W2
30 30
355 Duskull Duskull
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 41ORAS 41
356 Dusclops Dusclops
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 45ORAS 45
425 Drifloon Drifloon
GhostIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 38 43BW
36B2W2
36 36
426 Drifblim Drifblim
GhostIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 44 51BW
40B2W2
40 40
477 Dusknoir Dusknoir
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 45ORAS 45
478 Froslass Froslass
IceIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Fairy Mineral 42ORAS 42
562 Yamask Yamask
GhostIC Big.png Mineral Amorphous 37 37 37
563 Cofagrigus Cofagrigus
GhostIC Big.png Mineral Amorphous 39 39 39
607 Litwick Litwick
GhostIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 49 49 49
608 Lampent Lampent
GhostIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 53 53 53
655 Delphox Delphox
FireIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Field Field 1 1
678 Meowstic Meowstic
Female
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field 31 31
710 Pumpkaboo Pumpkaboo
GhostIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 36 36
711 Gourgeist Gourgeist
GhostIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 36, 70 36
720 Hoopa Hoopa
Confined
PsychicIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 68XY
55ORAS
55
769 Sandygast Sandygast
GhostIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 41
770 Palossand Palossand
GhostIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 41
781 Dhelmise Dhelmise
GhostIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 36
792 Lunala Lunala
PsychicIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 23
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TM

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
[[|]]
II
TM30
III
TM30
IV
TM30
V
TM30
VI
TM30
VII
TM30
012 Butterfree Butterfree
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
019 Rattata Rattata
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
019 Rattata Rattata
Alola Form
DarkIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Field Field
020 Raticate Raticate
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
020 Raticate Raticate
Alola Form
DarkIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Field Field
031 Nidoqueen Nidoqueen
PoisonIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
034 Nidoking Nidoking
PoisonIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Field
035 Clefairy Clefairy
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
036 Clefable Clefable
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
039 Jigglypuff Jigglypuff
NormalIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Fairy Fairy
040 Wigglytuff Wigglytuff
NormalIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Fairy Fairy
041 Zubat Zubat
PoisonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
042 Golbat Golbat
PoisonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
052 Meowth Meowth
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
052 Meowth Meowth
Alola Form
DarkIC Big.png Field Field
053 Persian Persian
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
053 Persian Persian
Alola Form
DarkIC Big.png Field Field
063 Abra Abra
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
064 Kadabra Kadabra
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
065 Alakazam Alakazam
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
079 Slowpoke Slowpoke
WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
080 Slowbro Slowbro
WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
088 Grimer Grimer
PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
088 Grimer Grimer
Alola Form
PoisonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
089 Muk Muk
PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
089 Muk Muk
Alola Form
PoisonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
092 Gastly Gastly
GhostIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
093 Haunter Haunter
GhostIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
094 Gengar Gengar
GhostIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
096 Drowzee Drowzee
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
097 Hypno Hypno
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
105 Marowak Marowak
Alola Form
FireIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Monster Monster
108 Lickitung Lickitung
NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster
109 Koffing Koffing
PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
110 Weezing Weezing
PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
113 Chansey Chansey
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
115 Kangaskhan Kangaskhan
NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime
PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
124 Jynx Jynx
IceIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
133 Eevee Eevee
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
134 Vaporeon Vaporeon
WaterIC Big.png Field Field
135 Jolteon Jolteon
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field
136 Flareon Flareon
FireIC Big.png Field Field
137 Porygon Porygon
NormalIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
143 Snorlax Snorlax
NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
151 Mew Mew
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
161 Sentret Sentret
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
162 Furret Furret
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
163 Hoothoot Hoothoot
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
164 Noctowl Noctowl
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
169 Crobat Crobat
PoisonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
173 Cleffa Cleffa
FairyIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
174 Igglybuff Igglybuff
NormalIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
175 Togepi Togepi
FairyIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
176 Togetic Togetic
FairyIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Fairy
177 Natu Natu
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
178 Xatu Xatu
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
190 Aipom Aipom
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
193 Yanma Yanma
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
196 Espeon Espeon
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field
197 Umbreon Umbreon
DarkIC Big.png Field Field
198 Murkrow Murkrow
DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
199 Slowking Slowking
WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
200 Misdreavus Misdreavus
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
203 Girafarig Girafarig
NormalIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Field Field
206 Dunsparce Dunsparce
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
209 Snubbull Snubbull
FairyIC Big.png Field Fairy
210 Granbull Granbull
FairyIC Big.png Field Fairy
211 Qwilfish Qwilfish
WaterIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
215 Sneasel Sneasel
DarkIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Field Field
222 Corsola Corsola
WaterIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3
228 Houndour Houndour
DarkIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Field Field
229 Houndoom Houndoom
DarkIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Field Field
233 Porygon2 Porygon2
NormalIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
234 Stantler Stantler
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
238 Smoochum Smoochum
IceIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
241 Miltank Miltank
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
242 Blissey Blissey
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
243 Raikou Raikou
ElectricIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
244 Entei Entei
FireIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
245 Suicune Suicune
WaterIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
249 Lugia Lugia
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
250 Ho-Oh Ho-Oh
FireIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
251 Celebi Celebi
PsychicIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
261 Poochyena Poochyena
DarkIC Big.png Field Field
262 Mightyena Mightyena
DarkIC Big.png Field Field
263 Zigzagoon Zigzagoon
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
264 Linoone Linoone
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
267 Beautifly Beautifly
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
269 Dustox Dustox
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug
273 Seedot Seedot
GrassIC Big.png Field Grass
274 Nuzleaf Nuzleaf
GrassIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Grass
275 Shiftry Shiftry
GrassIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Grass
280 Ralts Ralts
PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
281 Kirlia Kirlia
PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
282 Gardevoir Gardevoir
PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
283 Surskit Surskit
BugIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Bug
284 Masquerain Masquerain
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Bug
287 Slakoth Slakoth
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
288 Vigoroth Vigoroth
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
289 Slaking Slaking
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
290 Nincada Nincada
BugIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Bug Bug
291 Ninjask Ninjask
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
292 Shedinja Shedinja
BugIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
293 Whismur Whismur
NormalIC Big.png Monster Field
294 Loudred Loudred
NormalIC Big.png Monster Field
295 Exploud Exploud
NormalIC Big.png Monster Field
300 Skitty Skitty
NormalIC Big.png Field Fairy
301 Delcatty Delcatty
NormalIC Big.png Field Fairy
302 Sableye Sableye
DarkIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
303 Mawile Mawile
SteelIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Field Fairy
307 Meditite Meditite
FightingIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
308 Medicham Medicham
FightingIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
313 Volbeat Volbeat
BugIC Big.png Bug Human-Like
314 Illumise Illumise
BugIC Big.png Bug Human-Like
315 Roselia Roselia
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Fairy Grass
316 Gulpin Gulpin
PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
317 Swalot Swalot
PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
325 Spoink Spoink
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field
326 Grumpig Grumpig
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field
327 Spinda Spinda
NormalIC Big.png Field Human-Like
335 Zangoose Zangoose
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
337 Lunatone Lunatone
RockIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
338 Solrock Solrock
RockIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
343 Baltoy Baltoy
GroundIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
344 Claydol Claydol
GroundIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
351 Castform Castform
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Amorphous
352 Kecleon Kecleon
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
353 Shuppet Shuppet
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
354 Banette Banette
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
355 Duskull Duskull
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
356 Dusclops Dusclops
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
358 Chimecho Chimecho
PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
359 Absol Absol
DarkIC Big.png Field Field
361 Snorunt Snorunt
IceIC Big.png Fairy Mineral
362 Glalie Glalie
IceIC Big.png Fairy Mineral
368 Gorebyss Gorebyss
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1
375 Metang Metang
SteelIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
376 Metagross Metagross
SteelIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
380 Latias Latias
DragonIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
381 Latios Latios
DragonIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
385 Jirachi Jirachi
SteelIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
386 Deoxys Deoxys
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
399 Bidoof Bidoof
NormalIC Big.png Water 1 Field
400 Bibarel Bibarel
NormalIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Field
406 Budew Budew
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
407 Roserade Roserade
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Fairy Grass
413 Wormadam Wormadam
Plant Cloak
BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Bug
413 Wormadam Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
BugIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Bug Bug
413 Wormadam Wormadam
Trash Cloak
BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Bug Bug
414 Mothim Mothim
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
424 Ambipom Ambipom
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
425 Drifloon Drifloon
GhostIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
426 Drifblim Drifblim
GhostIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
427 Buneary Buneary
NormalIC Big.png Field Human-Like
428 Lopunny Lopunny
NormalIC Big.png Field Human-Like
429 Mismagius Mismagius
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
430 Honchkrow Honchkrow
DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
431 Glameow Glameow
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
432 Purugly Purugly
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
433 Chingling Chingling
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
434 Stunky Stunky
PoisonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field
435 Skuntank Skuntank
PoisonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field
436 Bronzor Bronzor
SteelIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
437 Bronzong Bronzong
SteelIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
439 Mime Jr. Mime Jr.
PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
440 Happiny Happiny
NormalIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
442 Spiritomb Spiritomb
GhostIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
446 Munchlax Munchlax
NormalIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
448 Lucario Lucario
FightingIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Human-Like
451 Skorupi Skorupi
PoisonIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Bug Water 3
452 Drapion Drapion
PoisonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Bug Water 3
453 Croagunk Croagunk
PoisonIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
454 Toxicroak Toxicroak
PoisonIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
459 Snover Snover
GrassIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Grass
460 Abomasnow Abomasnow
GrassIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Grass
461 Weavile Weavile
DarkIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Field Field
463 Lickilicky Lickilicky
NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster
468 Togekiss Togekiss
FairyIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Fairy
469 Yanmega Yanmega
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
470 Leafeon Leafeon
GrassIC Big.png Field Field
471 Glaceon Glaceon
IceIC Big.png Field Field
474 Porygon-Z Porygon-Z
NormalIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
475 Gallade Gallade
PsychicIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
477 Dusknoir Dusknoir
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
478 Froslass Froslass
IceIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Fairy Mineral
479 Rotom Rotom
ElectricIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
480 Uxie Uxie
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
481 Mesprit Mesprit
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
482 Azelf Azelf
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
487 Giratina Giratina
GhostIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
488 Cresselia Cresselia
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
490 Manaphy Manaphy
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Fairy
491 Darkrai Darkrai
DarkIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
493 Arceus Arceus
NormalIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
494 Victini Victini
PsychicIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
504 Patrat Patrat
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
505 Watchog Watchog
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
506 Lillipup Lillipup
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
507 Herdier Herdier
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
508 Stoutland Stoutland
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
509 Purrloin Purrloin
DarkIC Big.png Field Field
510 Liepard Liepard
DarkIC Big.png Field Field
517 Munna Munna
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field
518 Musharna Musharna
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field
527 Woobat Woobat
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Field Flying
528 Swoobat Swoobat
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Field Flying
531 Audino Audino
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
547 Whimsicott Whimsicott
GrassIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Grass Fairy
561 Sigilyph Sigilyph
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
562 Yamask Yamask
GhostIC Big.png Mineral Amorphous
563 Cofagrigus Cofagrigus
GhostIC Big.png Mineral Amorphous
570 Zorua Zorua
DarkIC Big.png Field Field
571 Zoroark Zoroark
DarkIC Big.png Field Field
574 Gothita Gothita
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
575 Gothorita Gothorita
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
576 Gothitelle Gothitelle
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
577 Solosis Solosis
PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
578 Duosion Duosion
PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
579 Reuniclus Reuniclus
PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
585 Deerling Deerling
NormalIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Field Field
586 Sawsbuck Sawsbuck
NormalIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Field Field
592 Frillish Frillish
WaterIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
593 Jellicent Jellicent
WaterIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
594 Alomomola Alomomola
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 2
605 Elgyem Elgyem
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
606 Beheeyem Beheeyem
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
607 Litwick Litwick
GhostIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
608 Lampent Lampent
GhostIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
609 Chandelure Chandelure
GhostIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
622 Golett Golett
GroundIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
623 Golurk Golurk
GroundIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
629 Vullaby Vullaby
DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
630 Mandibuzz Mandibuzz
DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
643 Reshiram Reshiram
DragonIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
644 Zekrom Zekrom
DragonIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
646 Kyurem Kyurem
Normal Kyurem
DragonIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
646 Kyurem Kyurem
White Kyurem
DragonIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered B2W2
646 Kyurem Kyurem
Black Kyurem
DragonIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered B2W2
648 Meloetta Meloetta
NormalIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
655 Delphox Delphox
FireIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Field Field
678 Meowstic Meowstic
Male
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field
678 Meowstic Meowstic
Female
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field
681 Aegislash Aegislash
SteelIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
690 Skrelp Skrelp
PoisonIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Dragon
691 Dragalge Dragalge
PoisonIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Water 1 Dragon
693 Clawitzer Clawitzer
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 3
700 Sylveon Sylveon
FairyIC Big.png Field Field
708 Phantump Phantump
GhostIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Grass Amorphous
709 Trevenant Trevenant
GhostIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Grass Amorphous
710 Pumpkaboo Pumpkaboo
GhostIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
711 Gourgeist Gourgeist
GhostIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
714 Noibat Noibat
FlyingIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Flying Flying
715 Noivern Noivern
FlyingIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Flying Flying
717 Yveltal Yveltal
DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
720 Hoopa Hoopa
Confined
PsychicIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
720 Hoopa Hoopa
Unbound
PsychicIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
724 Decidueye Decidueye
GrassIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Flying Flying
730 Primarina Primarina
WaterIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Water 1 Field
765 Oranguru Oranguru
NormalIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Field Field
766 Passimian Passimian
FightingIC Big.png Field Field
769 Sandygast Sandygast
GhostIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
770 Palossand Palossand
GhostIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
773 Silvally Silvally
NormalIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
778 Mimikyu Mimikyu
GhostIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
780 Drampa Drampa
NormalIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
781 Dhelmise Dhelmise
GhostIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
786 Tapu Lele Tapu Lele
PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
788 Tapu Fini Tapu Fini
WaterIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
792 Lunala Lunala
PsychicIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
801 Magearna Magearna
SteelIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
802 Marshadow Marshadow
FightingIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
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 IV

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
133 Eevee Eevee
NormalIC Big.png Field Field My Pokémon Ranch
491 Darkrai Darkrai
DarkIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia - Liberate the Tower!
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In other games

Super Smash Bros. series

Shadow Ball is Mewtwo's standard special move. It is chargeable and moves in a zigzag fashion. In Super Smash Bros. Melee, while Mewtwo charges, any enemy that touches the charging Shadow Ball gets damaged. This was changed in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U, where it no longer can damage opponents while charging. Mewtwo also uses Shadow Ball on its opponent when throwing them forwards.

Lucario, who debuted in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, uses Aura Sphere, which functions similarly.

Pokémon Conquest

 
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Table assumes the user is in the square marked by > facing to the right.
Orange squares indicate spaces that are hit.
Red squares indicate the knockback on hit Pokémon.
A blue square indicates the user's position after performing the move.
★★★★
Power = 43 | Accuracy = 100% | Effect = Has a 20% chance of lowering the target's Defense.
Used by : Gengar   Drifblim   Mismagius   Dusknoir

Pokémon GO

Shadow Ball
Special Attack
Type Ghost
Power 100
Energy bar 2
Duration 3.0 seconds
Critical rate 5%
Drain  ?%
Eligible Pokémon:
GolbatAbraKadabraAlakazamHaunterGengar
HypnoWeezingMr. MimeMewtwoCrobatIgglybuff
  • Prior to an update to Niantic's servers on July 30, 2016, Shadow Ball had a power of 40.
  • Prior to an update to Niantic's servers on February 16, 2017, Shadow Ball had a power of 45, an energy bar of 3, and a duration of 3.08 seconds.

Haunter and Hypno may only know this move if they were obtained before February 16, 2017.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target, even at a distance. It may also lower the target's Special Defense by one level.
Conq. Attack the enemy with a ball of dark shadows, lowering the enemy's Defense.

In the anime

In the main series


In Pokémon Generations


In the manga

In the Ash & Pikachu manga


In the Be the Best! Pokémon B+W manga


In the movie adaptations


In the Phantom Thief Pokémon 7 manga


In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga


In the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blazing Exploration Team manga


In the Pocket Monsters Platinum: Aim to Be Battle King!! manga


In the Pokémon Try Adventure manga


In other generations

Core series games

Shadow Ball II.png Shadow Ball III.png Shadow Ball IV.png Shadow Ball 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)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI 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

Spin-off series games

Shadow Ball Stad2.png Shadow Ball Colo.png Shadow Ball XD.png Shadow Ball PBR.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)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI 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 Ball PMD RB.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)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI 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

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 暗影球 Amyíng Kàuh *
影子球 Yíngjí Kàuh *
Mandarin 暗影球 Ànyǐng Qiú *
影子球 Yǐngzi Qiú *
Denmark Flag.png Danish Skyggekugle
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Schaduwbal
Finland Flag.png Finnish Varjopallo
France Flag.png French Ball'Ombre
Germany Flag.png German Spukball
Greece Flag.png Greek Σφαίρα Ερέβους Sfaíra Erévous
India Flag.png Hindi छाया का गोला Chhaya Ka Gola
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Bola Bayangan
Bola Gelap
Italy Flag.png Italian Palla Ombra
South Korea Flag.png Korean 섀도볼 Shadow Ball
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Skyggeball
Poland Flag.png Polish Kula Cienia
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Bola das Sombras
Bola Sombria (XY series-present, TCG, Manga)
Romania Flag.png Romanian Bulgărele Umbră
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Lopta Senke
Spain Flag.png Spanish Bola Sombra
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Quả Cầu Bóng Đêm*
Quả Bóng Bóng Đêm*



Variations of the move Crunch
Physical Crunch
Special Shadow BallFlash Cannon
Formerly a variation
Special Energy Ball


Generation II TMs
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Generation II HMs
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Generation III TMs
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Generation III HMs
0102030405060708RSE
Generation IV TMs
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7677787980818283848586878889909192
Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708
Generation V TMs
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Generation V HMs
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Generation VI TMs
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767778798081828384858687888990919293 • 94 (XYORAS) • 959697
9899100
Generation VI HMs
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Generation VII TMs
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767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899100


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