Shadow Punch (move)

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Shadow Punch
シャドーパンチ Shadow Punch
Shadow Punch.png
Type  Ghost
Category  Physical
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  60
Accuracy  —%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
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.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

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


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.


Games Description
RSE An unavoidable punch that is thrown from shadows.
FRLG The user throws a punch from the shadows. It cannot be evaded.
An unavoidable punch that is thrown from shadows.
The user throws a punch at the foe from the shadows. The punch lands without fail.
The user throws a punch from the shadows. The punch lands without fail.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
093 Haunter Haunter Ghost Poison 25 25 25 ''''
094 Gengar Gengar Ghost Poison 25 25 25 ''''
356 Dusclops Dusclops Ghost Ghost 37 37 37 ''''
477 Dusknoir Dusknoir Ghost Ghost   37 37 ''''
622 Golett Golett Ground Ghost     13 ''''
623 Golurk Golurk Ground Ghost     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
088 Grimer Grimer Poison Poison HaunterGengarDusclops 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

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 the manga

In the Phantom Thief Pokémon 7 manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In other generations

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Please feel free to edit this section to add missing information and complete it.
Reason: missing 3rd generation image(s).

Shadow Punch 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

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 de Sombra
Puño de Sombra
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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