Double Team (move)

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Double Team
かげぶんしん Shadow Divide
Double Team IX.png
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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 Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects the user
Availability
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  1
Jamming  0  
Gets the Pokémon pumped up. Helps prevent nervousness, too.

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 from Generation I to Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, as well as in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

Effect

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

If powered up by a Normalium Z into Z-Double Team, all of the user's lowered stats are reset.

Double Team can be used as the first move of a Pokémon Contest combination, causing Agility, Quick Attack, and Teleport to score double the normal appeal if used in the next turn.

Description

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.
RSEColo.XD Creates illusory copies to raise evasiveness.*
Creates illusory copies to enhance elusiveness.*
FRLG The user creates illusory copies of itself to raise its evasiveness.
DPPtHGSS By moving rapidly, the user makes illusory copies of itself to raise its evasiveness.*
The user begins moving so quickly that it creates illusory copies to raise its evasiveness.*
PBR
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
SwShBDSPLA
By moving rapidly, the user makes illusory copies of itself to raise its evasiveness.
SV By moving rapidly, the user makes illusory copies of itself to boost its evasiveness.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0025 Pikachu ElectricIC Big.png Field Fairy 15Y 15 15 18 21 21XY
23ORAS
23 12 8 8 8
0026 Raichu ElectricIC Big.png Field Fairy - - - - - - - - 1 1 1
0026 Raichu
Raichu
Alolan Form
ElectricIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Field Fairy - 1 1 1
0123 Scyther BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 24 48 41 37 37 37 37 8 16 16 16
0144 Articuno
Articuno
Galarian Form
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered - 60
0193 Yanma BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 13 13RSE
12FRLG
11 11 11 11 11 11
0212 Scizor BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Bug Bug 48 41RSE - - - - 16 16 16
0252 Treecko GrassIC Big.png Monster Dragon - - - - - 27 27 27
0253 Grovyle GrassIC Big.png Monster Dragon - - - - - 35 35 35
0254 Sceptile GrassIC Big.png Monster Dragon - - - - - 35 35 35
0276 Taillow NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 19 19 19 19XY
17ORAS
17 17
0277 Swellow NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 19 19 19 19XY
17ORAS
17 17
0280 Ralts PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Human-Like Amorphous 11 10 10 10XY
6ORAS
6 3 3 3
0281 Kirlia PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Human-Like Amorphous 1, 11 1, 10 1, 10 1, 10XY
1, 6ORAS
1, 6 1 1 1
0282 Gardevoir PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Human-Like Amorphous 1, 11 1, 10 1, 10 1, 10XY
1, 6ORAS
1, 6 1 1 1
0291 Ninjask BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 20 20 20 20 1, Evo. 1, Evo. 1, Evo.
0313 Volbeat BugIC Big.png Bug Human-Like 9 5 5 5 5 5 5
0359 Absol DarkIC Big.png Field Field 31 33 33BW
25B2W2
25XY
19ORAS
19 5 5
0361 Snorunt IceIC Big.png Fairy Mineral 7 4 4 4XY
5ORAS
5 10 10 10
0362 Glalie IceIC Big.png Fairy Mineral 1, 7 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4XY
1, 5ORAS
1, 5 1 1 1
0386 Deoxys
Deoxys
Speed Forme
PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 10 17 17 17XY
13ORAS
13 13 13
0396 Starly NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 13 13 13 13 13 13
0397 Staravia NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 13 13 13 13 13 13
0398 Staraptor NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 13 13 13 13 13 13
0469 Yanmega BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 1, 11 1, 11 1, 11 1, 11 1, 11 1
0475 Gallade PsychicIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Human-Like Amorphous 1, 10 1, 10 1, 10XY
1, 6ORAS
1, 6 1 1 1
0478 Froslass IceIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Fairy Mineral 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4XY
1, 5ORAS
1, 5 1 1 1
0479 Rotom
Rotom
All available forms
ElectricIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 15 15 15 15 1 1 1
0488 Cresselia PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
0491 Darkrai DarkIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 47 47 47 47 47 47
0566 Archen RockIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Water 3 8 8 8 -
0567 Archeops RockIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Water 3 8 8 8 -
0587 Emolga ElectricIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Field Field 19 19 19 5
0617 Accelgor BugIC Big.png Bug Bug 1, 8 1, 8 1, 8 1
0656 Froakie WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1 43 43 43
0657 Frogadier WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1 48 50 50
0658 Greninja
Greninja
All available forms
WaterIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1 52 56 56
0690 Skrelp PoisonIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Dragon 28 28 20 20
0691 Dragalge PoisonIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Water 1 Dragon 28 28 20 20
0714 Noibat FlyingIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Flying Dragon - - 12 12
0715 Noivern FlyingIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Flying Dragon - - 12 12
0717 Yveltal DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 5 5 1
0744 Rockruff RockIC Big.png Field Field - 8 8
0745 Lycanroc
Lycanroc
Midday Form
RockIC Big.png Field Field - 1 1
0745 Lycanroc
Lycanroc
Midnight Form
RockIC Big.png Field Field - 1 1
0745 Lycanroc
Lycanroc
Dusk Form
RockIC Big.png Field Field - 1 1
0778 Mimikyu GhostIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 5 12 12
0900 Kleavor BugIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Bug Bug 16
0908 Meowscarada GrassIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Grass Rem.
1006 Iron Valiant FairyIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1
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 Types Egg Groups Egg Move
0509 Purrloin DarkIC Big.png Field Field
0595 Joltik BugIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Bug Bug
0566 Archen RockIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Water 3
0722 Rowlet GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
0816 Sobble WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field
0885 Dreepy DragonIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Dragon
0973 Flamigo FlyingIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TM

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Compatibility
TM32
Every Pokémon can learn this move by TM except the ones listed below and only if marked with ✘.
0010 Caterpie BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
0011 Metapod BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
0013 Weedle BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug
0014 Kakuna BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug
0129 Magikarp WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Dragon
0132 Ditto NormalIC Big.png Ditto Ditto
0201 Unown PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0202 Wobbuffet PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
0235 Smeargle NormalIC Big.png Field Field
0265 Wurmple BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
0266 Silcoon BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
0268 Cascoon BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
0360 Wynaut PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0374 Beldum SteelIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
0401 Kricketot BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
0412 Burmy
Burmy
All forms
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
0415 Combee BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
0602 Tynamo ElectricIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
0664 Scatterbug BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
0665 Spewpa BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
0787 Tapu Bulu GrassIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0789 Cosmog PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0790 Cosmoem PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0803 Poipole PoisonIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0805 Stakataka RockIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
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 IV

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0422 Shellos
Shellos
East Sea
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Amorphous My Pokémon Ranch
0491 Darkrai DarkIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia - Liberate the Tower!
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

Double Team raises the raises the user's evasiveness by one stage.

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDRB - - 17 - —% - User User -
MDTDS - - 17 - —% - User User -
BSL - - 17 - —% - User User -
MDGtI - - 15 50 —% - User User -
SMD - - 15 30 —% - User User -
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Pokémon Masters EX

Name Category Cost in move-gauge slots MP
(uses)
Base power Max power Accuracy Target Effect tag(s) Description Playable sync pair(s)
Double Team Status 1 —% Self Raises the user's evasiveness by one stat rank. Sygna Suit Steven & Deoxys (Speed Forme)
Eve (Poké Kid) & Eevee
Buddy move
Transformational Double Team Status 2 —% Activation Condition: When any allies' attack moves hit a total of 10 times while this move is deactivated.

Deactivation Condition: When this move is used.

Raises the evasiveness of all allied sync pairs by two stat ranks. Increases the Physical Moves ↑ Next effect of all allied sync pairs by two ranks when the user's sync move is Dark type. Turns the field of play's zone into a Dark Zone when the user's sync move is Dark type. (A Dark Zone powers up Dark-type attacks.) Increases the Special Moves ↑ Next effect of all allied sync pairs by two ranks when the user's sync move is Water type. Makes the weather rainy when the user's sync move is Water type.

Calem (Champion) & Greninja Shiny

Notes:

  • Double Team:
    • Description prior to Version 2.10.0 (from June 28, 2021): Raises the user's evasiveness.
  • Transformational Double Team:
    • This buddy move was known as B Double Team prior to version 2.38.0.

Super Smash Bros. series

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.

Pokémon UNITE

In Pokémon UNITE, Double Team is Greninja's second move. It is obtained by evolving into Frogadier at level 5 and upgrading Substitute into it instead of Smokescreen. The user briefly vanishes before dashing and sending clones in different directions. The clones can attack nearby targets. The user is unstoppable while dashing. At level 13, the move's cooldown is decreased.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Boosts the user's Evasion by one level.
MDTDS Boosts the user's Evasiveness by 1 level.
BSL じぶんの かいひを 1だんかいあげる
MDGtI It boosts your evasiveness. (The stat change returns to normal when you go to the next floor or step on a IconTileGTI.pngWonder Tile.)
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U Generate a second Lucario, and then counterattack.*
SMD It boosts your evasiveness. The stat returns to normal when you go to the next floor or step on a IconTileSMD.pngWonder Tile.


In the anime


In the manga

Ash & Pikachu


Be the Best! Pokémon B+W


Magical Pokémon Journey


Movie adaptations


Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Battle Frontier


Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!


Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys


Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All


Pocket Monsters Platinum: Aim to Be Battle King!!


Pokémon Pocket Monsters


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

  • This move's Japanese name, かげぶんしん kage bunshin, is a reference to a ninja technique ubiquitous in manga, anime, and other fiction commonly known in English as shadow clone. A popular example of this is the Naruto series, where the main character, Naruto Uzumaki, has used Kage Bunshin no Jutsu throughout the series as one of his signature ninja techniques.
  • The move's description in the Stadium games erroneously states that it lowers the opponent's accuracy.
  • In Super Smash Bros, one of Greninja's victory poses has it use Double Team.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 影子分身 Yíngjí Fānsān
Mandarin 影子分身 Yǐngzi Fēnshēn *
影分身 Yǐng Fēnshēn *
幻象分身法 Huànxiàng Fēnshēn Fǎ *
The Czech Republic Flag.png Czech Zdvojení
Denmark Flag.png Danish Dobbelthold
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Dubbelteam
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 Diplí Omáda
Israel Flag.png Hebrew צוות כפול Tsevet Kaful
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 Geurimjabunsin
Poland Flag.png Polish Podwójny Zespół
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Time Duplo (Pokémon UNITE, EP105, M04, AG044AG067, HS11HS18, SM103–present, PS009–present)
Multiplicar* (EP116EP144, EP266AG036, AG100, AG108, AG126XY131, PS487)
Other names include: Time Duplicado*, Ataque em Equipe*, Dois Flancos*, Multiplicar Equipe*, Duplicar*,
Evasivas*, Estroboscópio*, Time em Dobro*, Time Dobrado*, Equipe Dupla*
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Duplicar (Pokémon Chronicles)
Equipa Dupla (Diamond and Pearl Series)
Romania Flag.png Romanian Echipa Dublă
Russia Flag.png Russian Двойная Опека Dvoynaya Opeka
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Udvostručenje
Spain Flag.png Spanish Doble Equipo
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Dubbellag
Dubbelt lag
Thailand Flag.png Thai แยกร่างเงา
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Phân Thân
Ảnh Phân Thân

Spin-off series games

Pokémon Masters EX

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese かげぶんしん・変幻 Kagebunshin Hengen
Mandarin Chinese 影子分身・變幻 Yǐngzi Fēnshēn Biànhuàn
France Flag.png French Reflet S
Germany Flag.png German Doppelteam S
Italy Flag.png Italian Doppioteam S
South Korea Flag.png Korean 그림자분신변환 Geurimja Bunsin Byeonhwan
Spain Flag.png Spanish Doble Equipo S


Generation I TMs
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Generation I HMs
0102030405
Generation II TMs
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26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
Generation II HMs
01020304050607
Generation III TMs
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26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
Generation III HMs
0102030405060708RSE
Generation IV TMs
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920212223
2425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546
4748495051525354555657585960616263646566676869
7071727374757677787980818283848586878889909192
Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708
Generation V TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819
20212223242526272829303132333435363738
39404142434445464748495051525354555657
58596061626364656667686970717273747576
77787980818283848586878889909192939495
Generation V HMs
010203040506
Generation VI TMs
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920212223242526
2728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849505152
5354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475767778
798081828384858687888990919293 • 94 (XYORAS) • 9596979899100
Generation VI HMs
010203040506ORAS07ORAS
Generation VII TMs
SMUSUM
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920
2122232425262728293031323334353637383940
4142434445464748495051525354555657585960
6162636465666768697071727374757677787980
81828384858687888990919293949596979899100
PE
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920
2122232425262728293031323334353637383940
4142434445464748495051525354555657585960
Generation VIII TMs
SwSh
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2021222324252627282930313233343536373839
4041424344454647484950515253545556575859
6061626364656667686970717273747576777879
8081828384858687888990919293949596979899
BDSP
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2122232425262728293031323334353637383940
4142434445464748495051525354555657585960
6162636465666768697071727374757677787980
81828384858687888990919293949596979899100
Generation VIII TRs (SwSh)
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6061626364656667686970717273747576777879
8081828384858687888990919293949596979899


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