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Shadow Ball (move)

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Shadow Ball
シャドーボール Shadow Ball
Shadow Ball.png
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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
  • 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.

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

In battle

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

Super Smash Bros. Melee

Shadow Ball is Mewtwo's standard special move in Super Smash Bros. Melee. It is chargeable and moves in a zigzag fashion. Lucario, who debuted in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, uses Aura Sphere, which functions similarly.

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.*
PMDRB Inflicts damage on the target, even at a distance. It may also lower the target's Special Defense by one level.
DPPtHGSS 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.
Conq Attack the enemy with a ball of dark shadows, lowering the enemy's Defense.
XY The user hurls a shadowy blob at the target. This may also lower the target's Sp. Def stat.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
092 Gastly Gastly Ghost Poison     36 29 29 29
093 Haunter Haunter Ghost Poison     45 33 33 33
094 Gengar Gengar Ghost Poison     45 33 33 33
200 Misdreavus Misdreavus Ghost Ghost     37 41 41
292 Shedinja Shedinja Bug Ghost   38 59 59 59
302 Sableye Sableye Dark Ghost   41 53 57 57
353 Shuppet Shuppet Ghost Ghost   44 31 35 30 30
354 Banette Banette Ghost Ghost   48 31 35 30 30
425 Drifloon Drifloon Ghost Flying     38 43 36 36
426 Drifblim Drifblim Ghost Flying     44 51 40 40
562 Yamask Yamask Ghost Ghost       37 37
563 Cofagrigus Cofagrigus Ghost Ghost       39 39
607 Litwick Litwick Ghost Fire       49 49
608 Lampent Lampent Ghost Fire       53 53
655 Delphox Delphox Fire Psychic         --
678 Meowstic Meowstic Psychic Psychic         31
710 Pumpkaboo Pumpkaboo Ghost Grass         36
711 Gourgeist Gourgeist Ghost Grass         36, 70
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 Type Machine
I
[[|]]
II
TM30
III
TM30
IV
TM30
V
TM30
VI
TM30
012 Butterfree Butterfree Bug Flying
019 Rattata Rattata Normal Normal
020 Raticate Raticate Normal Normal
031 Nidoqueen Nidoqueen Poison Ground
034 Nidoking Nidoking Poison Ground
035 Clefairy Clefairy Fairy Fairy
036 Clefable Clefable Fairy Fairy
039 Jigglypuff Jigglypuff Normal Fairy
040 Wigglytuff Wigglytuff Normal Fairy
041 Zubat Zubat Poison Flying
042 Golbat Golbat Poison Flying
052 Meowth Meowth Normal Normal
053 Persian Persian Normal Normal
063 Abra Abra Psychic Psychic
064 Kadabra Kadabra Psychic Psychic
065 Alakazam Alakazam Psychic Psychic
079 Slowpoke Slowpoke Water Psychic
080 Slowbro Slowbro Water Psychic
088 Grimer Grimer Poison Poison
089 Muk Muk Poison Poison
092 Gastly Gastly Ghost Poison
093 Haunter Haunter Ghost Poison
094 Gengar Gengar Ghost Poison
096 Drowzee Drowzee Psychic Psychic
097 Hypno Hypno Psychic Psychic
108 Lickitung Lickitung Normal Normal
109 Koffing Koffing Poison Poison
110 Weezing Weezing Poison Poison
113 Chansey Chansey Normal Normal
115 Kangaskhan Kangaskhan Normal Normal
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime Psychic Fairy
124 Jynx Jynx Ice Psychic
133 Eevee Eevee Normal Normal
134 Vaporeon Vaporeon Water Water
135 Jolteon Jolteon Electric Electric
136 Flareon Flareon Fire Fire
137 Porygon Porygon Normal Normal
143 Snorlax Snorlax Normal Normal
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo Psychic Psychic
151 Mew Mew Psychic Psychic
161 Sentret Sentret Normal Normal
162 Furret Furret Normal Normal
163 Hoothoot Hoothoot Normal Flying
164 Noctowl Noctowl Normal Flying
169 Crobat Crobat Poison Flying
173 Cleffa Cleffa Fairy Fairy
174 Igglybuff Igglybuff Normal Fairy
175 Togepi Togepi Fairy Fairy
176 Togetic Togetic Fairy Flying
177 Natu Natu Psychic Flying
178 Xatu Xatu Psychic Flying
190 Aipom Aipom Normal Normal
193 Yanma Yanma Bug Flying
196 Espeon Espeon Psychic Psychic
197 Umbreon Umbreon Dark Dark
198 Murkrow Murkrow Dark Flying
199 Slowking Slowking Water Psychic
200 Misdreavus Misdreavus Ghost Ghost
203 Girafarig Girafarig Normal Psychic
206 Dunsparce Dunsparce Normal Normal
209 Snubbull Snubbull Fairy Fairy
210 Granbull Granbull Fairy Fairy
211 Qwilfish Qwilfish Water Poison
215 Sneasel Sneasel Dark Ice
222 Corsola Corsola Water Rock
228 Houndour Houndour Dark Fire
229 Houndoom Houndoom Dark Fire
233 Porygon2 Porygon2 Normal Normal
234 Stantler Stantler Normal Normal
238 Smoochum Smoochum Ice Psychic
241 Miltank Miltank Normal Normal
242 Blissey Blissey Normal Normal
243 Raikou Raikou Electric Electric
244 Entei Entei Fire Fire
245 Suicune Suicune Water Water
249 Lugia Lugia Psychic Flying
250 Ho-Oh Ho-Oh Fire Flying
251 Celebi Celebi Psychic Grass
261 Poochyena Poochyena Dark Dark
262 Mightyena Mightyena Dark Dark
263 Zigzagoon Zigzagoon Normal Normal
264 Linoone Linoone Normal Normal
267 Beautifly Beautifly Bug Flying
269 Dustox Dustox Bug Poison
273 Seedot Seedot Grass Grass
274 Nuzleaf Nuzleaf Grass Dark
275 Shiftry Shiftry Grass Dark
280 Ralts Ralts Psychic Fairy
281 Kirlia Kirlia Psychic Fairy
282 Gardevoir Gardevoir Psychic Fairy
283 Surskit Surskit Bug Water
284 Masquerain Masquerain Bug Flying
287 Slakoth Slakoth Normal Normal
288 Vigoroth Vigoroth Normal Normal
289 Slaking Slaking Normal Normal
290 Nincada Nincada Bug Ground
291 Ninjask Ninjask Bug Flying
292 Shedinja Shedinja Bug Ghost
293 Whismur Whismur Normal Normal
294 Loudred Loudred Normal Normal
295 Exploud Exploud Normal Normal
300 Skitty Skitty Normal Normal
301 Delcatty Delcatty Normal Normal
302 Sableye Sableye Dark Ghost
303 Mawile Mawile Steel Fairy
307 Meditite Meditite Fighting Psychic
308 Medicham Medicham Fighting Psychic
313 Volbeat Volbeat Bug Bug
314 Illumise Illumise Bug Bug
315 Roselia Roselia Grass Poison
316 Gulpin Gulpin Poison Poison
317 Swalot Swalot Poison Poison
325 Spoink Spoink Psychic Psychic
326 Grumpig Grumpig Psychic Psychic
327 Spinda Spinda Normal Normal
335 Zangoose Zangoose Normal Normal
337 Lunatone Lunatone Rock Psychic
338 Solrock Solrock Rock Psychic
343 Baltoy Baltoy Ground Psychic
344 Claydol Claydol Ground Psychic
351 Castform Castform Normal Normal
352 Kecleon Kecleon Normal Normal
353 Shuppet Shuppet Ghost Ghost
354 Banette Banette Ghost Ghost
355 Duskull Duskull Ghost Ghost
356 Dusclops Dusclops Ghost Ghost
358 Chimecho Chimecho Psychic Psychic
359 Absol Absol Dark Dark
361 Snorunt Snorunt Ice Ice
362 Glalie Glalie Ice Ice
368 Gorebyss Gorebyss Water Water
375 Metang Metang Steel Psychic
376 Metagross Metagross Steel Psychic
380 Latias Latias Dragon Psychic
381 Latios Latios Dragon Psychic
385 Jirachi Jirachi Steel Psychic
386 Deoxys Deoxys Psychic Psychic
399 Bidoof Bidoof Normal Normal
400 Bibarel Bibarel Normal Water
406 Budew Budew Grass Poison
407 Roserade Roserade Grass Poison
413 Wormadam Wormadam Bug Grass
414 Mothim Mothim Bug Flying
424 Ambipom Ambipom Normal Normal
425 Drifloon Drifloon Ghost Flying
426 Drifblim Drifblim Ghost Flying
427 Buneary Buneary Normal Normal
428 Lopunny Lopunny Normal Normal
429 Mismagius Mismagius Ghost Ghost
430 Honchkrow Honchkrow Dark Flying
431 Glameow Glameow Normal Normal
432 Purugly Purugly Normal Normal
433 Chingling Chingling Psychic Psychic
434 Stunky Stunky Poison Dark
435 Skuntank Skuntank Poison Dark
436 Bronzor Bronzor Steel Psychic
437 Bronzong Bronzong Steel Psychic
439 Mime Jr. Mime Jr. Psychic Fairy
440 Happiny Happiny Normal Normal
442 Spiritomb Spiritomb Ghost Dark
446 Munchlax Munchlax Normal Normal
448 Lucario Lucario Fighting Steel
451 Skorupi Skorupi Poison Bug
452 Drapion Drapion Poison Dark
453 Croagunk Croagunk Poison Fighting
454 Toxicroak Toxicroak Poison Fighting
459 Snover Snover Grass Ice
460 Abomasnow Abomasnow Grass Ice
461 Weavile Weavile Dark Ice
463 Lickilicky Lickilicky Normal Normal
468 Togekiss Togekiss Fairy Flying
469 Yanmega Yanmega Bug Flying
470 Leafeon Leafeon Grass Grass
471 Glaceon Glaceon Ice Ice
474 Porygon-Z Porygon-Z Normal Normal
475 Gallade Gallade Psychic Fighting
477 Dusknoir Dusknoir Ghost Ghost
478 Froslass Froslass Ice Ghost
479 Rotom Rotom Electric Ghost
480 Uxie Uxie Psychic Psychic
481 Mesprit Mesprit Psychic Psychic
482 Azelf Azelf Psychic Psychic
487 Giratina Giratina Ghost Dragon
488 Cresselia Cresselia Psychic Psychic
490 Manaphy Manaphy Water Water
491 Darkrai Darkrai Dark Dark
493 Arceus Arceus Normal Normal
494 Victini Victini Psychic Fire
504 Patrat Patrat Normal Normal
505 Watchog Watchog Normal Normal
506 Lillipup Lillipup Normal Normal
507 Herdier Herdier Normal Normal
508 Stoutland Stoutland Normal Normal
509 Purrloin Purrloin Dark Dark
510 Liepard Liepard Dark Dark
517 Munna Munna Psychic Psychic
518 Musharna Musharna Psychic Psychic
527 Woobat Woobat Psychic Flying
528 Swoobat Swoobat Psychic Flying
531 Audino Audino Normal Normal
547 Whimsicott Whimsicott Grass Fairy
561 Sigilyph Sigilyph Psychic Flying
562 Yamask Yamask Ghost Ghost
563 Cofagrigus Cofagrigus Ghost Ghost
570 Zorua Zorua Dark Dark
571 Zoroark Zoroark Dark Dark
574 Gothita Gothita Psychic Psychic
575 Gothorita Gothorita Psychic Psychic
576 Gothitelle Gothitelle Psychic Psychic
577 Solosis Solosis Psychic Psychic
578 Duosion Duosion Psychic Psychic
579 Reuniclus Reuniclus Psychic Psychic
585 Deerling Deerling Normal Grass
586 Sawsbuck Sawsbuck Normal Grass
592 Frillish Frillish Water Ghost
593 Jellicent Jellicent Water Ghost
594 Alomomola Alomomola Water Water
605 Elgyem Elgyem Psychic Psychic
606 Beheeyem Beheeyem Psychic Psychic
607 Litwick Litwick Ghost Fire
608 Lampent Lampent Ghost Fire
609 Chandelure Chandelure Ghost Fire
622 Golett Golett Ground Ghost
623 Golurk Golurk Ground Ghost
629 Vullaby Vullaby Dark Flying
630 Mandibuzz Mandibuzz Dark Flying
643 Reshiram Reshiram Dragon Fire
644 Zekrom Zekrom Dragon Electric
646 Kyurem Kyurem Dragon Ice
648 Meloetta Meloetta Normal Psychic
655 Delphox Delphox Fire Psychic
678 Meowstic Meowstic Psychic Psychic
681 Aegislash Aegislash Steel Ghost
690 Skrelp Skrelp Poison Water
691 Dragalge Dragalge Poison Dragon
693 Clawitzer Clawitzer Water Water
700 Sylveon Sylveon Fairy Fairy
708 Phantump Phantump Ghost Grass
709 Trevenant Trevenant Ghost Grass
710 Pumpkaboo Pumpkaboo Ghost Grass
711 Gourgeist Gourgeist Ghost Grass
714 Noibat Noibat Flying Dragon
715 Noivern Noivern Flying Dragon
717 Yveltal Yveltal Dark Flying
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 Type Obtained with
133 133 Eevee Normal My Pokémon Ranch
491 491 Darkrai Dark Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia - Liberate the Tower!
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

Shadow Ball is the only move of Gengar, Drifblim, Mismagius, and Dusknoir.

In the anime


In the manga

In the Ash and Pikachu manga


In the Be the Best! Pokémon B+W manga


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

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)
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
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)
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
Shadow Ball Stad2.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

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 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
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 Esfera das Sombras
Romania Flag.png Romanian Bulgărele Umbră
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Lopta Senke
Spain Flag.png Spanish Bola Sombra



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


Generation II TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
Generation II HMs
01020304050607
Generation III TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
Generation III HMs
0102030405060708
Generation IV TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
7677787980818283848586878889909192
Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708
Generation V TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
7677787980818283848586878889909192939495
Generation V HMs
010203040506
Generation VI TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899100
Generation VI HMs
0102030405


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