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Shadow Bolt (move)

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Shadow Bolt
ダークサンダー Dark Thunder
Shadow Bolt.png
Type  Shadow
Category  Special
PP  N/A (max. N/A)
Power  75
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Foe Foe
Self Ally
May affect anyone but the user
Introduced  Generation III
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Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
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Shadow Bolt (Japanese: ダークサンダー Dark Thunder) is one of several Shadow moves available only in Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness. Like other Shadow moves, it is forgotten and replaced with another move once the Pokémon is purified. It is the signature move of Shadow Zapdos.


Shadow Bolt is a Shadow version of Thunderbolt. It deals damage and has a 10% chance of inflicting paralysis on the target.

As Shadow Pokémon cannot be traded, and since Pokémon Contests do not exist in Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness, Shadow Bolt cannot be used in Contests.


Games Description
XD A shadowy thunder attack that may paralyze.


# Pokémon Type Game
145 Zapdos Zapdos Electric Flying
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 languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Éclair Noir
Germany Flag.png German Cryptoblitz
Italy Flag.png Italian Fulminombra
Spain Flag.png Spanish Rayo Oscuro

Shadow moves
Physical Shadow BlastShadow BlitzShadow BreakShadow EndShadow Rush
Special Shadow BoltShadow ChillShadow Fire
Shadow RaveShadow StormShadow Wave
Status Shadow DownShadow HalfShadow Hold
Shadow MistShadow PanicShadow ShedShadow Sky

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