Marshadow (M20)

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Marshadow
マーシャドー Marshadow
Marshadow M20.png
Marshadow
Marshadow flared up M20.png
Zenith Marshadow
Debuts in I Choose You!
Gender Unknown
Ability Unknown
Current location Mount Tensei
Marshadow
This Pokémon is fully evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Marshadow Kōichi Yamadera N/A

Marshadow (Japanese: マーシャドー Marshadow) is a major character who appeared in I Choose You!. Marshadow is said to be a guide from the shadows who leads those chosen by Ho-Oh to be the Rainbow Hero. If the Rainbow Wing given to the chosen person loses its color, Marshadow is tasked with sealing the Rainbow Wing away.

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History

Marshadow was first seen emerging from the shadow of an Entei as it watched Ash, Verity, and Sorrel rest in a cave to avoid a rainstorm.

After his defeat at the hands of Cross, Ash angrily lashed out at his friends and ran off to a forest to sulk. His frustration caused the Rainbow Wing to lose its color. Marshadow appeared and used its powers to put Ash to sleep, trapping him in a dream world where Pokémon do not exist and he went to school instead of traveling. Though Ash did not remember what Pokémon are in this world, his bond with Pikachu allowed him to regain his memories and wake up. Startled by the experience, Ash apologized to Pikachu for his earlier behavior, causing the Rainbow Wing to revert to its normal state.

After meeting back up with his friends, Ash informed Verity and Sorrel about the strange dream. When Ash wondered what caused the dream to happen, Marshadow emerged from its shadow, only to quickly hide back inside when spotted by Pikachu. Pikachu, attempting to get Marshadow to reveal itself, attacked the tree Ash was sitting by. The attempt only caused a group of wild Primeape to appear and attack the group in anger.

Upon arriving at the Raizen Mountains, Ash and his friends traveled to Mount Tensei to meet with Ho-Oh. Shortly after arriving, the group was attacked by Cross, who challenged Ash to a battle for possession of the Rainbow Wing. At this point, Marshadow fully revealed itself to everyone in order to observe the battle. When the battle ended in Ash's victory, Cross stole the Rainbow Wing anyway and tried to summon Ho-Oh himself. Due to the wickedness in his heart, the Rainbow Wing immediately lost its color, causing the skies to turn black once Cross placed the wing on the Rainbow Rock.

Angered by this, Marshadow attacked Cross and tried to seal the Rainbow Wing away, only to become corrupted by the evil tainting it. Cross tried to take the Rainbow Wing back by force, but Marshadow used its powers to take control of Cross's Midnight Form Lycanroc. It then had Lycanroc attack its Trainer. Marshadow then took control of the other Pokémon living in the area and used them to form a small army to attack everyone.

As the others battled Marshadow's army, Ash confronted Marshadow in an attempt to take back the Rainbow Wing and cleanse it of the evil tainting it. Ash and Pikachu battled Marshadow, but it proved to be too powerful and defeated them, though it is left exhausted afterwards. Marshadow's army then proceeded to fire a simultaneous attack on Ash and Pikachu. Ash sacrificed himself by forcing Pikachu to return to its Poké Ball in order to take the full force of the attack alone. The attack caused Ash's body to disappear, and the Rainbow Wing vanished soon after. Pikachu, left in tears from Ash's sacrifice, released an extremely powerful Thunderbolt, sending Marshadow and its army flying. The attack turned the sky back to normal and released Marshadow and its army from the Rainbow Wing's corruption.

After Ash's body was restored, he received a new Rainbow Wing. With the Rainbow Rock back to normal, Marshadow proceeded to leave. After Ash finished his battle with Ho-Oh, Marshadow watched Bonji make a speech about potential future Rainbow Heroes.

Moves used

Marshadow Shadow Ball M20.png
Using Shadow Ball
Move First Used In
Shadow Ball I Choose You!
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.
Z-Moves used
Picture Z-Move First Used in Base Move
Soul-Stealing 7-Star Strike I Choose You! Unknown
Description: Marshadow's turns into its Zenith form and its body becomes surrounded in a light yellow aura. The aura turns into a humanoid like form before Marshaodw creates and throws seven light and dark blue balls of aura at the opponent. It then jumps towards the opponent and kicks it with one of its feet.

Pokémon

While controlled by the tainted Rainbow Wing, Marshadow showed the ability to corrupt other Pokémon and take control of them. Whether or not it can do this under normal circumstances is unknown.


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Marshadow's Lycanroc
Lycanroc
Marshadow took control of Cross's Lycanroc in order to prevent him from taking back the Rainbow Wing. It was freed from Marshadow's control when Cross helped it remember how they first met.

Lycanroc's known moves are Crush Claw and Snarl.

Debut I Choose You!
Voice actors
Japanese Kaito Ishikawa
Marshadow's Electabuzz
Electabuzz
This Electabuzz was one of the Pokémon who traveled to Mount Tensei in order to receive power from Ho-Oh. After being corrupted by the tainted Rainbow Wing, Marshadow took control of the Pokémon and used them to attack Ash and his friends. They were freed after Pikachu fired a powerful blast of electricity fueled by the sadness of Ash's sacrifice.

Electabuzz's known moves are Thunderbolt and Swift.

Debut I Choose You!
Marshadow's Rhydon
Rhydon
This Rhydon was one of the Pokémon who traveled to Mount Tensei in order to receive power from Ho-Oh. After being corrupted by the tainted Rainbow Wing, Marshadow took control of the Pokémon and used them to attack Ash and his friends. They were freed after Pikachu fired a powerful blast of electricity fueled by the sadness of Ash's sacrifice.

Rhydon's known moves are Rock Tomb, Hidden Power and Hyper Beam.

Debut I Choose You!
Marshadow's Rhyhorn
Rhyhorn
This Rhyhorn was one of the Pokémon who traveled to Mount Tensei in order to receive power from Ho-Oh. After being corrupted by the tainted Rainbow Wing, Marshadow took control of the Pokémon and used them to attack Ash and his friends. They were freed after Pikachu fired a powerful blast of electricity fueled by the sadness of Ash's sacrifice.

Rhyhorn's only known move is Ice Beam.

Debut I Choose You!
Marshadow's Geodude
Geodude
This Geodude was one of the Pokémon who traveled to Mount Tensei in order to receive power from Ho-Oh. After being corrupted by the tainted Rainbow Wing, Marshadow took control of the Pokémon and used them to attack Ash and his friends. They were freed after Pikachu fired a powerful blast of electricity fueled by the sadness of Ash's sacrifice.

None of Geodude's moves are known.

Debut I Choose You!
Marshadow's Graveler
Graveler
This Graveler was one of the Pokémon who traveled to Mount Tensei in order to receive power from Ho-Oh. After being corrupted by the tainted Rainbow Wing, Marshadow took control of the Pokémon and used them to attack Ash and his friends. They were freed after Pikachu fired a powerful blast of electricity fueled by the sadness of Ash's sacrifice.

Graveler's known moves are Hidden Power and Thunder Punch.

Debut I Choose You!
Marshadow's Magmar
Magmar
This Magmar was one of the Pokémon who traveled to Mount Tensei in order to receive power from Ho-Oh. After being corrupted by the tainted Rainbow Wing, Marshadow took control of the Pokémon and used them to attack Ash and his friends. They were freed after Pikachu fired a powerful blast of electricity fueled by the sadness of Ash's sacrifice.

Magmar's only known move is Flamethrower.

Debut I Choose You!
Marshadow's Magnemite and Magneton
Magnemite and Magneton
This Magnemite and Magneton were two of the Pokémon who traveled to Mount Tensei in order to receive power from Ho-Oh. After being corrupted by the tainted Rainbow Wing, Marshadow took control of the Pokémon and used them to attack Ash and his friends. They were freed after Pikachu fired a powerful blast of electricity fueled by the sadness of Ash's sacrifice.

None of Magnemite's moves are known.
Magneton's only known move is Flash Cannon.

Debut I Choose You!
Voice actors
Japanese
English Bill Rogers
Marshadow's Zubat and Golbat
Zubat and Golbat
This Zubat and Golbat were two of the Pokémon who traveled to Mount Tensei in order to receive power from Ho-Oh. After being corrupted by the tainted Rainbow Wing, Marshadow took control of the Pokémon and used them to attack Ash and his friends. They were freed after Pikachu fired a powerful blast of electricity fueled by the sadness of Ash's sacrifice.

None of Zubat's moves are known.
Golbat's only known move is Shadow Ball.

Debut I Choose You!
Marshadow's Koffing and Weezing
Koffing and Weezing
This Koffing and Weezing were two of the Pokémon who traveled to Mount Tensei in order to receive power from Ho-Oh. After being corrupted by the tainted Rainbow Wing, Marshadow took control of the Pokémon and used them to attack Ash and his friends. They were freed after Pikachu fired a powerful blast of electricity fueled by the sadness of Ash's sacrifice.

None of Koffing's moves are known.
Weezing's only known move is Hyper Beam.

Debut I Choose You!
Marshadow's Venomoth
Venomoth
This Venomoth was one of the Pokémon who traveled to Mount Tensei in order to receive power from Ho-Oh. After being corrupted by the tainted Rainbow Wing, Marshadow took control of the Pokémon and used them to attack Ash and his friends. They were freed after Pikachu fired a powerful blast of electricity fueled by the sadness of Ash's sacrifice.

Venomoth's only known move is Psybeam.

Debut I Choose You!
Marshadow's Nidoking and Nidoqueen
Nidoking and Nidoqueen
This Nidoking and Nidoqueen were two of the Pokémon who traveled to Mount Tensei in order to receive power from Ho-Oh. After being corrupted by the tainted Rainbow Wing, Marshadow took control of the Pokémon and used them to attack Ash and his friends. They were freed after Pikachu fired a powerful blast of electricity fueled by the sadness of Ash's sacrifice.

Nidoking's known moves are Hyper Beam and Rock Tomb.
Nidoqueen's only known move is Hyper Beam.

Debut I Choose You!
Marshadow's Arbok
Arbok
This Arbok was one of the Pokémon who traveled to Mount Tensei in order to receive power from Ho-Oh. After being corrupted by the tainted Rainbow Wing, Marshadow took control of the Pokémon and used them to attack Ash and his friends. They were freed after Pikachu fired a powerful blast of electricity fueled by the sadness of Ash's sacrifice.

None of Arbok's moves are known.

Debut I Choose You!
Marshadow's Pidgey
Pidgey and Pidgeotto (multiple)
These Pidgey and Pidgeotto were some of the Pokémon who traveled to Mount Tensei in order to receive power from Ho-Oh. After being corrupted by the tainted Rainbow Wing, Marshadow took control of the Pokémon and used them to attack Ash and his friends. They were freed after Pikachu fired a powerful blast of electricity fueled by the sadness of Ash's sacrifice.

None of their moves are known.

Debut I Choose You!
Marshadow's Pidgeot
Pidgeot (multiple)
These Pidgeot were some of the Pokémon who traveled to Mount Tensei in order to receive power from Ho-Oh. After being corrupted by the tainted Rainbow Wing, Marshadow took control of the Pokémon and used them to attack Ash and his friends. They were freed after Pikachu fired a powerful blast of electricity fueled by the sadness of Ash's sacrifice.

None of Pidgeot's moves are known.

Debut I Choose You!

In the manga

In the movie adaptations

Marshadow in I Choose You!
Zenith Marshadow

In the I Choose You! manga

Marshadow appears in I Choose You!, the manga adaptation of the twentieth Pokémon movie. It was first seen emerging from an Entei's shadow unnoticed while Ash, Verity, and Sorrel were resting up in a cave from a rainstorm.

Later, Marshadow appeared in Ash's shadow when Ash was upset at his defeat at the hands of Cross. It put Ash to sleep using its powers, trapping him in a dream world where Pokémon do not exist and he went to school instead of traveling. While Ash initially didn't remember what Pokémon were, his bond with Pikachu helped him regain his memories and he woke up. When Marshadow emerged from a tree, Ash and his friends noticed it and Pikachu used an Electric attack on Marshadow but ended up hitting the tree instead, angering a group of Primeape.

Upon Ash's and his friends' arrival to the Raizen Mountains and then to Mount Tensei, the group was attacked by Cross who challenged Ash for the Rainbow Wing. Marshadow then appeared from Ash's shadow and jumped up onto a rocky area to watch the battle. After Ash won, Cross took the Rainbow Wing by force and placed it on the rainbow rock. Since the Rainbow Wing was touched by a wicked soul, it lost its color. Marshadow then grabbed the tainted Rainbow Wing and surrounded itself in a black aura. As such, Marshadow became corrupted by the evil tainting it. It then took control of Cross's Lycanroc and the wild Pokémon on the mountain.

In an attempt to take back the Rainbow Wing, Ash battled Marshadow. During the battle, Marshadow changed into its Zenith form. Pikachu was no match for Marshadow and he ended up being defeated by it, although Marshadow got exhausted in the process and changed back into its normal form. Marshadow's army then surrounded Ash and Pikachu and fired a combined attack on the two. This caused Ash to disappear since he took the force of the attack alone and the tainted Rainbow Wing to disappear as well. This saddened Pikachu to the point that he released an Electric attack on the wild Pokémon, freeing them and Marshadow from the evil tainting them.

After Ash's body was restored, a new Rainbow Wing was formed in his hand. He then placed the Rainbow Wing on the rainbow rock. Marshadow watched as to how the rainbow was forming, signaling Ho-Oh's arrival. Marshadow then took its leave after everything was back to normal. After Ash had a battle with Ho-Oh, it stood behind Bonji when he waved goodbye to Ash.

Pokémon
Marshadow's Lycanroc
Lycanroc
Marshadow took control of Lycanroc and used it to separate Lycanroc from Cross. It was freed from Marshadow's control when Cross helped it remember how they first met.

None of Lycanroc's moves are known.

Debut I Choose You!
Marshadow's Electabuzz
Electabuzz
Electabuzz was one of the Pokémon who traveled to Mount Tensei in order to receive power from Ho-Oh. After being corrupted by the tainted Rainbow Wing, Marshadow took control of the Pokémon and used them to attack Ash and his friends. They were freed after Pikachu fired a powerful blast of electricity fueled by the sadness of Ash's sacrifice.

None of Electabuzz's moves are known.

Debut I Choose You!
Marshadow's Rhyhorn and Rhydon

Marshadow's Rhyhorn and Rhydon
Rhyhorn and Rhydon
Rhyhorn and Rhydon were two of the Pokémon who traveled to Mount Tensei in order to receive power from Ho-Oh. After being corrupted by the tainted Rainbow Wing, Marshadow took control of the Pokémon and used them to attack Ash and his friends. They were freed after Pikachu fired a powerful blast of electricity fueled by the sadness of Ash's sacrifice.

None of their moves are known.

Debut I Choose You!
Marshadow's Graveler
Graveler
Graveler was one of the Pokémon who traveled to Mount Tensei in order to receive power from Ho-Oh. After being corrupted by the tainted Rainbow Wing, Marshadow took control of the Pokémon and used them to attack Ash and his friends. They were freed after Pikachu fired a powerful blast of electricity fueled by the sadness of Ash's sacrifice.

None of Graveler's moves are known.

Debut I Choose You!
Marshadow's Magmar
Magmar
Magmar was one of the Pokémon who traveled to Mount Tensei in order to receive power from Ho-Oh. After being corrupted by the tainted Rainbow Wing, Marshadow took control of the Pokémon and used them to attack Ash and his friends. They were freed after Pikachu fired a powerful blast of electricity fueled by the sadness of Ash's sacrifice.

None of Magmar's moves are known.

Debut I Choose You!
Marshadow's Golbat
Golbat
Golbat was one of the Pokémon who traveled to Mount Tensei in order to receive power from Ho-Oh. After being corrupted by the tainted Rainbow Wing, Marshadow took control of the Pokémon and used them to attack Ash and his friends. They were freed after Pikachu fired a powerful blast of electricity fueled by the sadness of Ash's sacrifice.

None of Golbat's moves are known.

Debut I Choose You!
Marshadow's Weezing
Weezing
Weezing was one of the Pokémon who traveled to Mount Tensei in order to receive power from Ho-Oh. After being corrupted by the tainted Rainbow Wing, Marshadow took control of the Pokémon and used them to attack Ash and his friends. They were freed after Pikachu fired a powerful blast of electricity fueled by the sadness of Ash's sacrifice.

None of Weezing's moves are known.

Debut I Choose You!
Marshadow's Venomoth
Venomoth
Venomoth was one of the Pokémon who traveled to Mount Tensei in order to receive power from Ho-Oh. After being corrupted by the tainted Rainbow Wing, Marshadow took control of the Pokémon and used them to attack Ash and his friends. They were freed after Pikachu fired a powerful blast of electricity fueled by the sadness of Ash's sacrifice.

None of Venomoth's moves are known.

Debut I Choose You!
Marshadow's Arbok
Arbok
Arbok was one of the Pokémon who traveled to Mount Tensei in order to receive power from Ho-Oh. After being corrupted by the tainted Rainbow Wing, Marshadow took control of the Pokémon and used them to attack Ash and his friends. They were freed after Pikachu fired a powerful blast of electricity fueled by the sadness of Ash's sacrifice.

None of Arbok's moves are known.

Debut I Choose You!
Marshadow's Nidoking and Nidoqueen
Nidoking and Nidoqueen
Nidoking and Nidoqueen were two of the Pokémon who traveled to Mount Tensei in order to receive power from Ho-Oh. After being corrupted by the tainted Rainbow Wing, Marshadow took control of the Pokémon and used them to attack Ash and his friends. They were freed after Pikachu fired a powerful blast of electricity fueled by the sadness of Ash's sacrifice.

None of their moves are known.

Debut I Choose You!

In Pocket Monsters the Movie: I Choose You! Remix

Zenith Marshadow

Marshadow stars in ICYR2, a chapter taking place before the events of I Choose You!. In this, Marshadow appears in the Alola region, where it saved a young boy named Ken from a gang of Team Skull Grunts lead by Borosue. As thanks, Ken takes Marshadow to a dojo previously owned by his late grandfather. Ken begs Marshadow to protect the dojo from Borosue and his gang, as they aim on tearing it down to erect a statue of Borosue in its place. When Marshadow rejects the offer, Ken apologizes for trying to push away his responsibility onto it.

After spending the night with Ken and the Pokémon living at the dojo, Marshadow gets up and runs off to the hideout of Borosue and his gang, where it challenges them to a battle. When Ken arrives at the hideout, he finds that Marshadow managed to defeat the Grunts and all of their Pokémon. Borosue, noting that fighting over a hundred Pokémon would leave it exhausted, sends out a Gyarados to attack Marshadow. The tired Gloomdweller Pokémon is nearly defeated, but Ken steps in to defend it. Marshadow, impressed by Ken's courage despite knowing he has no chance of victory, hands Ken a Marshadium Z to put in the Hero's Ring he received from his grandfather. With the Z-Crystal, Ken has Marshadow activate Soul-Stealing 7-Star Strike, easily defeating Borosue's Gyarados.

The next day, Ken thanks Marshadow for helping him become more courageous. As Marshadow leaves, Ken promises to get stronger and become a Trainer strong enough to protect the dojo.

Moves used
Z-Moves used
Picture Z-Move First Used in Base Move
Marshadow Soul Stealing 7 Star Strike ICYR.png Soul-Stealing 7-Star Strike ICYR2 Unknown
Description: After its Trainer strikes a series of poses to build Z-Power, Marshadow's body flares up. It then delivers a series of punches that make up the shape of the Z-Ring symbol. It then finishes by kicking the opponent, causing them to explode.

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