Double Team (move)

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Double Team
かげぶんしん Shadow Divide
Double Team.png
Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects the user
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
Can avoid being startled by others once.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Enables the user to perform first in the next turn.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

Double Team (Japanese: かげぶんしん Shadow Divide) is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation I. It is TM32 in every generation so far.


Double Team increases the user's evasion by one stage.


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Games Description
Stad Creates illusionary copies of the user. The copies disorient the enemy, reducing its accuracy.
Stad2 Creates illusionary copies of the user. They disorient the enemy, reducing its accuracy.
GSC Heightens evasiveness.
RSE Creates illusory copies to raise evasiveness.*
Creates illusory copies to enhance elusiveness.*
FRLG The user creates illusory copies of itself to raise its evasiveness.
Colo Creates illusory copies to raise evasiveness.
DPPtHGSSBW By moving rapidly, the user makes illusory copies of itself to raise its evasiveness.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
025 Pikachu Pikachu Electric Electric   15 15 15 18 21 '
123 Scyther Scyther Bug Flying 24 48 41 37 37 '
193 Yanma Yanma Bug Flying   13 13 12 11 11 '
212 Scizor Scizor Bug Steel   48 41     '
276 Taillow Taillow Normal Flying     19 19 19 '
277 Swellow Swellow Normal Flying     19 19 19 '
280 Ralts Ralts Psychic Psychic     11 10 10 '
281 Kirlia Kirlia Psychic Psychic     --, 11 --, 10 --, 10 '
282 Gardevoir Gardevoir Psychic Psychic     --, 11 --, 10 --, 10 '
291 Ninjask Ninjask Bug Flying     20 20 20 '
313 Volbeat Volbeat Bug Bug     9 5 5 '
359 Absol Absol Dark Dark     31 33 33 '
361 Snorunt Snorunt Ice Ice     7 4 4 '
362 Glalie Glalie Ice Ice     --, 7 --, 4 --, 4 '
386 Deoxys Deoxys Psychic Psychic     10 17 17 '
396 Starly Starly Normal Flying       13 13 '
397 Staravia Staravia Normal Flying       13 13 '
398 Staraptor Staraptor Normal Flying       13 13 '
469 Yanmega Yanmega Bug Flying       --, 11 --, 11 '
475 Gallade Gallade Psychic Fighting       --, 10 --, 10 '
478 Froslass Froslass Ice Ghost       --, 4 --, 4 '
479 Rotom Rotom Electric Ghost       15 15 '
488 Cresselia Cresselia Psychic Psychic       -- -- '
491 Darkrai Darkrai Dark Dark       47 47 '
566 Archen Archen Rock Flying         8 '
567 Archeops Archeops Rock Flying         8 '
587 Emolga Emolga Electric Flying         19 '
617 Accelgor Accelgor Bug Bug         -- '
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


# Pokémon Type Machine
All Pokémon who can learn TMs can learn Double Team.
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

In side games

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Double Team is Lucario's down Special move. When Lucario uses Double Team, it creates copies of itself for its opponent to attack, while the real Lucario sneaks up from behind to counterattack.

In the anime

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In the Pokémon Gold and Silver: The Golden Boys manga

In other generations

Double Team I.png Double Team II.png Double Team III.png Double Team IV.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
Generation I
Generation II Generation II
Generation II
Crystal Generation III Generation III
Generation III
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
Generation IV
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
Generation V
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


  • This move's Japanese name is a reference to a ninja technique ubiquitous in anime, manga, and other fiction commonly known in English as "shadow clone".
  • Snorunt is the only pure ice type to learn Double Team by level up. But, as of Generation V, to get Glalie to know Double Team via level up, one must keep the move originally learned by Snorunt until it evolves.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 影子分身 Yǐngzi Fēnshēn
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Dubbel Team
Finland Flag.png Finnish Parijoukkue (Original series)
Tuplatiimi (Advanced Generation)
France Flag.png French Reflet
Germany Flag.png German Doppelteam
Greece Flag.png Greek Διπλή Ομάδα
India Flag.png Hindi दोहरी टीम Dohri Team
दुगनी टीम Dugni Team
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Membelah Bayangan
Jurus Bayangan
Italy Flag.png Italian Doppioteam
South Korea Flag.png Korean 그림자분신 Geurimja Bunsin
Poland Flag.png Polish Rozdwojenie (Original series)
Podwójny Zespół (Diamond and Pearl Series)
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Time Duplo(Advanced Generation series)
Multiplicar (Diamond and Pearl Series)
Multiplicador(Sinnoh League Victors)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Duplicar (Pokémon Chronicles)
Equipa Dupla (Diamond and Pearl Series)
Romania Flag.png Romanian Echipa Dublă
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Udvostručenje
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Multiplicación
Spain Flag.png Spain Doble Equipo

Generation I TMs
Generation I HMs
Generation II TMs
Generation II HMs
Generation III TMs
Generation III HMs
Generation IV TMs
Generation IV HMs
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Generation V TMs
Generation V HMs
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