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Shadow Force (move)

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Shadow Force
シャドーダイブ Shadow Dive
Shadow Force V.png
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Type  Ghost
Category  Physical
PP  5 (max. 8)
Power  120
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Makes contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Smart
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +3 if the Pokémon that just went hit max Voltage.

Shadow Force (Japanese: シャドーダイブ Shadow Dive) is a Ghost-type move introduced in Generation IV. It is the signature move of Giratina.

Effect

Generation IV-V

Shadow Force causes the user to "vanish instantly" on the turn it is selected, rendering it semi-invulnerable, and then reappear the next turn to cause damage. It will hit the target even if it has used Protect or Detect, and lifts the effects of those moves for the remainder of the turn. Shadow Force will lift the effects of Wide Guard and Quick Guard for the remainder of the turn only if they are used on an opposing team. Shadow Force cannot remove the effects of protecting moves if it does not affect the target (such as if the target is Normal-type).

If Yawn is used the turn before Shadow Force is used, the user will fall asleep and the move will be stopped before it hits (unless Uproar, Insomnia, or Vital Spirit prevents the user from falling asleep). In addition, a foe who has just used Lock-On or Mind Reader can still strike through Shadow Force, as well as if the Ability No Guard is possessed by the foe or the user of Shadow Force.

Wild Pokémon cannot be caught during the semi-invulnerable stage of Shadow Force.

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

Generation VI

Shadow Force will now lift the effects of Quick Guard and Wide Guard when used on allies.

Shadow Force hits a target even if it has used Spiky Shield, King's Shield, or Mat Block, removes that protection for the rest of the turn, and the user of Shadow Force does not suffer the negative effect of that protection move (if any).

Shadow Force removes Crafty Shield from the target's team.

Description

Games Description
DPPt The user disappears, then strikes the foe on the second turn. It hits even if the foe used Protect.
HGSS The user disappears, then strikes the foe on the second turn. It hits even if the foe protects itself.
BWB2W2 The user disappears, then strikes the target on the second turn. It hits even if the target protects itself.
XY The user disappears, then strikes the target on the next turn. This move hits even if the target protects itself.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
487 Giratina Giratina Ghost Dragon 40 46 46 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 event

Generation IV

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
493 493 Arceus Normal 12th Movie Arceus
Australian Michina Arceus
Toys "R" Us Arceus
European Michina Arceus
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 anime

Giratina Shadow Force 1.png Giratina Shadow Force 2.png Giratina Shadow Force 3.png Giratina Altered Forme Shadow Force.png
Head crest glows blue Disappears Reappears Altered Forme Giratina
The user disappears and reappears behind the opponent to strike.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
487O Giratina The middle of Giratina's head crest glows light blue and Giratina's body turns black and disappears as soon as an attack is about to hit it. Seconds later, it reappears behind the opponent and attacks it.
Giratina (movie) Giratina and the Sky Warrior None
487 Giratina The middle of Giratina's head crest glows light blue and Giratina's body turns black and disappears as soon as an attack is about to hit it. Seconds later, it reappears behind the opponent and attacks it.
Giratina (movie) Arceus and the Jewel of Life None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga


In other generations

Shadow Force IV.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 影子潛水 Yǐngzǐ Qiánshuǐ
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Schaduw Kracht
France Flag.png French Revenant
Germany Flag.png German Schemenkraft
Greece Flag.png Greek Σκοτεινή Ισχύς
Italy Flag.png Italian Oscurotuffo
South Korea Flag.png Korean 섀도다이브 Shadow Dive
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Skyggekraft
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Força das Sombras
Spain Flag.png Spanish Golpe Umbrío


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