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| Stepping on Shadows
Shadow Tag (Japanese: かげふみ Stepping on Shadows) is an Ability introduced in Generation III. Six Pokémon can have this Ability. Prior to Generation V, it was the signature Ability of Wynaut and Wobbuffet.
Shadow Tag prevents all foes from fleeing or switching out as long as the user remains in battle.
Using Baton Pass, U-turn or Volt Switch, or holding a Shed Shell will allow the Pokémon to switch out under all circumstances. Run Away and the Smoke Ball will circumvent its effect to prevent fleeing and teleporting, but not to prevent switching. This Ability has no effect in the Safari Zone.
From Generation IV on, if two Pokémon with Shadow Tag face one another, both may switch out or flee.
From Generation VI on, this Ability does not affect Ghost-type Pokémon.
In Double and Triple Battles, Shadow Tag does not affect allies.
Outside of battle
Shadow Tag has no effect outside of battle.
Pokémon with Shadow Tag
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