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Shadow Sneak (move)

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Shadow Sneak
かげうち Shadow Strike
Shadow Sneak.png
Shadow Sneak 2.png
Type  Ghost
Category  Physical
PP  30 (max. 48)
Power  40
Accuracy  100%
Priority  +1
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 ♥♥
Enables the user to perform first in the next turn.
Condition  Clever
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Causes the user to move earlier on the next turn.

Shadow Sneak (Japanese: かげうち Shadow Strike) is a damage-dealing Ghost-type move introduced in Generation IV.

Effect

Shadow Sneak inflicts damage, and is an increased priority move. If the target does not use an increased priority move during the round that it is used, Shadow Sneak will go first regardless of the user's or target's speed. If the target also uses a move with an increased priority of +1 during the same round that the user uses Shadow Sneak, the attack order of the users will be determined normally. If the user is put to sleep or frozen during the round that Shadow Sneak is (or attempts to be) used, Shadow Sneak's increased speed priority will not be reset. Subsequently, it will only be reset on the turn after the user wakes up or is defrosted, or if the user switches out.

Description

Games Description
DPPtHGSS The user extends its shadow and attacks the foe from behind. This move always goes first.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
The user extends its shadow and attacks the target from behind. This move always goes first.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
167 Spinarak Spinarak Bug Poison 19 19 19
168 Ariados Ariados Bug Poison 19 19 19
292 Shedinja Shedinja Bug Ghost 38 38 38
21
302 Sableye Sableye Dark Ghost 25 25 25
16
352 Kecleon Kecleon Normal Normal 20 22 22 22
7
353 Shuppet Shuppet Ghost Ghost 20 20 16 16
13
354 Banette Banette Ghost Ghost 20 20 16 16
13
355 Duskull Duskull Ghost Ghost 22 22 22
17
356 Dusclops Dusclops Ghost Ghost 22 22 22
17
442 Spiritomb Spiritomb Ghost Dark 1 1 1
477 Dusknoir Dusknoir Ghost Ghost 22 22 22
17
487 Giratina Giratina Ghost Dragon   19 19 19
658 Greninja Greninja Water Dark     23
679 Honedge Honedge Steel Ghost     20
680 Doublade Doublade Steel Ghost     20
681 Aegislash Aegislash Steel Ghost     1
710 Pumpkaboo Pumpkaboo Ghost Grass     30
711 Gourgeist Gourgeist Ghost Grass     30
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 ShuppetBanetteDuskullDusclopsDusknoirSpiritomb ShuppetBanetteDuskullDusclopsDusknoirSpiritomb ShuppetBanetteDuskullDusclopsDusknoirSpiritombPumpkabooGourgeist
200 Misdreavus Misdreavus Ghost Ghost ShuppetBanetteDuskullDusclopsDusknoirSpiritomb ShuppetBanetteDuskullDusclopsDusknoirSpiritomb ShuppetBanetteDuskullDusclopsDusknoirSpiritombPumpkabooGourgeist
280 Ralts Ralts Psychic Fairy ShuppetBanetteDuskullDusclopsDusknoirSpiritomb ShuppetBanetteDuskullDusclopsDusknoirSpiritomb ShuppetBanetteDuskullDusclopsDusknoirSpiritombPumpkabooGourgeist
353 Shuppet Shuppet Ghost Ghost ShuppetBanetteDuskullDusclopsDusknoirSpiritomb ShuppetBanetteDuskullDusclopsDusknoirSpiritomb ShuppetBanetteDuskullDusclopsDusknoirSpiritombPumpkabooGourgeist
442 Spiritomb Spiritomb Ghost Dark ShuppetBanetteDuskullDusclopsDusknoirSpiritomb ShuppetBanetteDuskullDusclopsDusknoirSpiritomb ShuppetBanetteDuskullDusclopsDusknoirSpiritombPumpkabooGourgeist
679 Honedge Honedge Steel Ghost no no HonedgeDoubladeAegislash
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 V

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
088 088 Grimer Poison Dream World - Dream Park
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

 
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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 = 26 | Accuracy = 100%
Used by : Dusclops   Spiritomb

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U

Shadow Sneak is the side special move for Greninja. It can be charged to move a further distance. Greninja can move around while charging this attack.

Pokémon GO

Shadow Sneak
Special Attack
Type Ghost
Power 15
Energy bar 5
Duration 3.1 seconds
Critical rate 5%
Drain  ?%
Eligible Pokémon:
None

Description

Games Description
MDTDS Inflicts damage on a target up to 2 tiles away.
Conq. The user extends its shadow and attacks the enemy from behind.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Try Adventure manga


In other generations

Shadow Sneak IV.png Shadow Sneak 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

Trivia

  • Shadow Sneak is the only variation of Quick Attack that has not been featured in the anime.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 影子偷襲 Yǐngzi Tōuxí
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Sluipschaduw
France Flag.png French Ombre Portée
Germany Flag.png German Schattenstoß
Greece Flag.png Greek Λαθροσκιοβασία Lathroskiobasia
Italy Flag.png Italian Furtivombra
South Korea Flag.png Korean 야습 Yaseup
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Sombra Traiçoeira
Furtividade nas Sombras (TCG)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Sombra Traiçoeira
Spain Flag.png Spanish Sombra Vil


Variations of the move Quick Attack
Physical Quick AttackMach PunchAqua Jet
Bullet PunchIce ShardShadow Sneak
Special Vacuum Wave


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