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Shadow Punch (move)

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Shadow Punch
シャドーパンチ Shadow Punch
Shadow Punch V.png
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Type  Ghost
Category  Physical
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  60
Accuracy  —%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation III
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
The appeal works great if performed first.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +2 if the Pokémon performs first in the turn.

Shadow Punch (Japanese: シャドーパンチ Shadow Punch) is a damage-dealing Ghost-type move introduced in Generation III.

Effect

Shadow Punch inflicts damage and is unaffected by modifications to the accuracy stat and evasion stat. It will not hit a Pokémon during the semi-invulnerable turn of moves such as Dig, Fly and Dive.

Description

Games Description
RSEColo.XD An unavoidable punch that is thrown from shadows.
FRLG The user throws a punch from the shadows. It cannot be evaded.
DPPtHGSS The user throws a punch at the foe from the shadows. The punch lands without fail.
BWB2W2 The user throws a punch from the shadows. The punch lands without fail.
XY The user throws a punch from the shadows. This attack never misses.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
093 Haunter Haunter Ghost Poison 25 25 25 25
094 Gengar Gengar Ghost Poison 25 25 25 25
356 Dusclops Dusclops Ghost Ghost 37 37 37 37
477 Dusknoir Dusknoir Ghost Ghost   37 37 37
622 Golett Golett Ground Ghost     13 13
623 Golurk Golurk Ground Ghost     13 13
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
II III IV V VI
088 Grimer Grimer Poison Poison HaunterGengarDusclops HaunterGengarDusclopsDusknoir HaunterGengarDusclopsDusknoir HaunterGengarDusclopsDusknoir
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In the anime

In the main series

Timmy Grimm Dusclops Shadow Punch.png Luke Golett Shadow Punch.png Fantina Gengar Shadow Punch.png Conway Dusknoir Shadow Punch.png
Dusclops Golett Gengar Dusknoir
The user throws a punch at the foe from the shadows.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
356 Dusclops Dusclops's hands become outlined in a gray aura, then it punches the air and a black shadowy fist come out of its hand, outlined in a gray aura, and hits the opponent. It can fire many at once as well.
Timmy Grimm's Dusclops Disaster of Disguise Debut
Brandon's Dusclops Gathering the Gang of Four! None
094 Gengar Gengar raises one of its arms and purple sparks travel up its arm and appear around its fist. It then punches the air and sends a black fist with purple static electricity around it at the opponent.
Fantina's Gengar Shield with a Twist! None
477 Dusknoir Dusknoir's hands become surrounded in a shadowy aura, and it reaches its arms out. Two fists in the shape of Dusknoir's fire out of Dusknoir's fists and slam into the opponent. While flying towards the opponent, the fists have a gray trail that connects to Dusknoir's fists, and when the attack hits, the fists merge back with Dusknoir's fists.
Conway's Dusknoir Working on a Right Move! None
622 Golett Golett pulls back one of its arms and purple and black energy appears around it and forms into its arm, causing it to turn black and become outlined in purple. Golett then brings its fist forward and releases a black fist in the shape of Golett's fist with a purple outline. The fist then hits the opponent.
Luke's Golett Cilan Versus Trip, Ash Versus Georgia! None

In Pokémon Origins

None.png Red Haunter PO.png None.png None.png
Haunter
The user throws a punch at the foe from the shadows.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
093 Haunter Haunter's hand become outlined in a black and purple aura. It then punches the opponent.
Red's Haunter File 3 - Giovanni Debut
Shadow Punch did not exist in Generation I

In the manga

In the Ash and Pikachu manga


In the Phantom Thief Pokémon 7 manga


In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations


Shadow Punch III.png Shadow Punch 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
Shadow Punch 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

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 影子拳 Yǐng​zi​ Quán
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Schaduwslag
Finland Flag.png Finnish Varjonyrkki
France Flag.png French Poing Ombre
Germany Flag.png German Finsterfaust
Greece Flag.png Greek Γροθιά Σκιάς
India Flag.png Hindi छाया का मुक्का Chhaya ka mukka
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Pukulan Bayangan
Pukulan Gelap
Italy Flag.png Italian Pugnodombra
South Korea Flag.png Korean 섀도펀치 Shadow Punch
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Soco das Sombras
Romania Flag.png Romanian Lovitura Umbrei
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Senka-Pesnica
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Golpe Sombra (AG061)
Golpe de Sombra (AG189-DP102)
Puño de Sombra (DP186)
Spain Flag.png Spain Puño Sombra


Variations of the move Swift
Physical Feint AttackAerial AceShadow PunchMagnet Bomb
Special SwiftMagical LeafShock Wave


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