Spirit Shackle (move)

From Bulbapedia, the community-driven Pokémon encyclopedia.
Revision as of 11:52, 2 March 2020 by PeakA (talk | contribs)
Jump to navigationJump to search
050Diglett.png This article is incomplete.
Please feel free to edit this article to add missing information and complete it.
Reason: Needs picture from Generation VIII

Spirit Shackle
かげぬい Shadow Stitching
Spirit Shackle VII.png
Spirit Shackle VII 2.png
Type  Ghost
Category  Physical
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  80
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation VII
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

Spirit Shackle (Japanese: かげぬい Shadow Stitching) is a damage-dealing Ghost-type move introduced in Generation VII. It is the signature move of Decidueye. It can be upgraded to the special Z-Move Sinister Arrow Raid by Decidueye holding Decidium Z.


Spirit Shackle inflicts damage and prevents foes from fleeing or switching out as long as the user remains in battle. Wimp Out, Emergency Exit, the Red Card, the Shed Shell, and the Eject Button can bypass this effect.


Games Description
The user attacks while simultaneously stitching the target's shadow to the ground to prevent the target from escaping.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
724 Decidueye Decidueye
GrassIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Flying Flying 1, Evo. 1, Evo.
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

Decidueye Spirit Shackle.png Hau Decidueye Spirit Shackle.png Hau Decidueye Spirit Shackle effect.png None.png
Trainer's Decidueye Hau's Decidueye Target unable to move
The user attacks while simultaneously stitching the target's shadow to the ground.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
724 Decidueye Decidueye draws an arrow quill from its wing, with a shadowy aura surrounding the tip after it's drawn, and fires it at the opponent. The arrow loops around the opponent before striking the ground in front of it, creating a burst of blue fire-like energy around the opponent or sticking the opponent's shadow in place, preventing the opponent from moving.
A Trainer's Decidueye Pushing the Fiery Envelope! Debut
Hau's Decidueye Imitation Is the Sincerest Form of Strategy! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


  • This move originated as a TCG attack.
  • The move's Japanese name, kagenui ("shadow stitching"), refers to a fabled ninja technique that restrains a target's movements by pinning their shadow with a kunai or shuriken.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 縫影 Fùhng Yéng
Mandarin 縫影 / 缝影 Fèng Yǐng
France Flag.png French Tisse Ombre
Germany Flag.png German Schattenfessel
Italy Flag.png Italian Cucitura d'Ombra
South Korea Flag.png Korean 그림자꿰매기 Geurimja Kkwemaegi
Poland Flag.png Polish Penta Ducha
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Manilha Sombria
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Sombra Presa
Russia Flag.png Russian Спиритические Оковы Spiriticheskiye Okovy
Spain Flag.png Spanish Puntada Sombría

Project Moves and Abilities logo.png This article is part of Project Moves and Abilities, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on two related aspects of the Pokémon games.