Phantom Force (move)

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Phantom Force
ゴーストダイブ Ghost Dive
Phantom Force IX.png
Phantom Force IX 2.png
Type  Ghost
Category  Physical
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  90
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation VI
Condition  Cool
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Cool
Appeal  0  
Condition  Cool
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Prevents the user from being startled until the turn ends.

Phantom Force (Japanese: ゴーストダイブ Ghost Dive) is a damage-dealing Ghost-type move introduced in Generation VI. It was TM86 in Pokémon Sword and Shield, and is TM151 in Generation IX.

Effect

Generation VI

Phantom Force causes the user to "vanish" on the turn it is used, making it semi-invulnerable, and then reappear the next turn causing damage.

Phantom Force hits the target even if it is protected by a protection move, and removes the effects of protection moves from the target for the remainder of the turn; if it hits a target that is protected by protection move that affects its whole side of the field, it removes the protection move from that entire side of the field (even if the protection move would not affect Phantom Force, such as Crafty Shield). If Phantom Force hits a Pokémon protected by a move with a negative effect (such as Spiky Shield), the user will not suffer the negative effect of the protection move. Phantom Force cannot remove the effects of protecting moves if it does not affect the target (such as if the target is Normal-type).

If the target has used Minimize, Phantom Force deals double its regular damage and bypasses accuracy checks to always hit, unless the target is in the semi-invulnerable turn of a move such as Dig or Fly. In addition, a foe who has just used Lock-On or Mind Reader can still strike through Phantom Force, as well as if the Ability No Guard is possessed by the foe or the user of Phantom Force.

If a Pokémon is asleep when it would execute the second turn of Phantom Force, the semi-invulnerable turn will end without the move being executed.

If the user is holding a Power Herb, it will consume the Power Herb and execute Phantom Force in one turn.

Generation VII onwards

Phantom Force no longer bypasses accuracy checks nor deals double its regular damage against a target that has used Minimize.

Phantom Force cannot bypass Max Guard nor lift its effects.

Description

Games Description
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwShBDSPLA
SV
The user vanishes somewhere, then strikes the target on the next turn. This move hits even if the target protects itself.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0292 Shedinja BugIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 47XY
45ORAS
45 64 64
0353 Shuppet GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 54ORAS 54 54 48
0354 Banette GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 1, 64ORAS 1, 64 1, 64 53
0426 Drifblim GhostIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 1, 65 1, 65 1, Evo. 1, Evo. Evo.
0429 Mismagius GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1 1
0622 Golett GroundIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 44 44
0623 Golurk GroundIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 1, 75 76 46 46
0708 Phantump GhostIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Grass Amorphous 45 45 36 36
0709 Trevenant GhostIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Grass Amorphous 45 45 36 36
0711 Gourgeist
Gourgeist
All forms
GhostIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 1, 57 1, 57 48
0717 Yveltal DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 55 55 55
0720 Hoopa
Hoopa
Confined
PsychicIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 46XY
35ORAS
35 35
0724 Decidueye GrassIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Flying Flying 1USUM 1 1
0781 Dhelmise GhostIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 54 60
0792 Lunala PsychicIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 61 63 63
0886 Drakloak DragonIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Dragon 48 48
0887 Dragapult DragonIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Dragon 48 48
0902 Basculegion
Basculegion
All forms
WaterIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2 1
0946 Bramblin GrassIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Grass Grass 35
0947 Brambleghast GrassIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Grass Grass 35
0971 Greavard GhostIC Big.png Field Field 41
0972 Houndstone GhostIC Big.png Field Field 46
0987 Flutter Mane GhostIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 70
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


By TM

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Compatibility
0093 Haunter GhostIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0094 Gengar GhostIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0151 Mew PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0200 Misdreavus GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
0292 Shedinja BugIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
0302 Sableye DarkIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
0353 Shuppet GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
0354 Banette GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
0355 Duskull GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
0356 Dusclops GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
0425 Drifloon GhostIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0426 Drifblim GhostIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0429 Mismagius GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
0442 Spiritomb GhostIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0477 Dusknoir GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
0487 Giratina
Giratina
All forms
GhostIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0493 Arceus
Arceus
All forms
NormalIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0563 Cofagrigus GhostIC Big.png Mineral Amorphous
0570 Zorua
Zorua
Hisuian Form
NormalIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Field Field
0571 Zoroark
Zoroark
Hisuian Form
NormalIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Field Field
0622 Golett GroundIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
0623 Golurk GroundIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
0708 Phantump GhostIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Grass Amorphous
0709 Trevenant GhostIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Grass Amorphous
0711 Gourgeist GhostIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0717 Yveltal DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0720 Hoopa
Hoopa
All forms
PsychicIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0724 Decidueye GrassIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Flying Flying
0778 Mimikyu GhostIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0781 Dhelmise GhostIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
0792 Lunala PsychicIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0802 Marshadow FightingIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0854 Sinistea
Sinistea
All forms
GhostIC Big.png Mineral Amorphous
0855 Polteageist
Polteageist
All forms
GhostIC Big.png Mineral Amorphous
0867 Runerigus GroundIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Amorphous
0886 Drakloak DragonIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Dragon
0887 Dragapult DragonIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Dragon
0897 Spectrier GhostIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0898 Calyrex
Calyrex
Shadow Rider
PsychicIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0902 Basculegion
Basculegion
All forms
WaterIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
0937 Ceruledge FireIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
0946 Bramblin GrassIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Grass Grass
0947 Brambleghast GrassIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Grass Grass
0971 Greavard GhostIC Big.png Field Field
0972 Houndstone GhostIC Big.png Field Field
0979 Annihilape FightingIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Field Field
0987 Flutter Mane GhostIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1012 Poltchageist
Poltchageist
All forms
GrassIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Amorphous
1013 Sinistcha
Sinistcha
All forms
GrassIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Amorphous
1025 Pecharunt PoisonIC Big.png
GhostIC 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.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


By breeding

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Egg Move
0353 Shuppet GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


Special move

Generation VII

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0724 Decidueye GrassIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Flying Flying Hidden Ability Pokémon Bank DecidueyeSM
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


By event

Generation VI

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0491 Darkrai DarkIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered Wonderland Darkrai
Mysterious World Darkrai
February 2015 Darkrai
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

The user gains the Phantom Force status on the first turn. On this turn, the Pokémon cannot be hit by moves and projectiles will pass the user as if their tile was empty. On the second turn, the user attacks enemy in the front. The move breaks through the enemy's Protect, Wide Guard, or Quick Guard to damage the enemy.

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
SMD 50 99 13 30 95% 98% Front Enemy No
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Pokémon Rumble Rush

GhostIC RR.png Phantom Force
★★★★
Attack power 72.90236
Charge time 0.98 seconds
Range type Dash
Number of hits 1
Number of projectiles 1
Critical hit rate 1.5%
Additional effect None
Phantom Force Rumble Rush.png

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description Playable Users
Physical 3 160 192 100% An opponent Quick Move; Phantom Presence The user takes on a phantom presence stance. After a set time, this presence fades and the user attacks. No other actions can be taken while in phantom presence. Opponents' moves will not hit the user while it is in this presence. If the user is hit by a sync move or max move while in phantom presence, the presence will fade.* Morty & Drifblim
Acerola (Fall 2020) & Mimikyu
  • Description prior to Version 2.11.0*: ...If the user is hit by a sync move while in phantom presence, the presence will fade.

Pokémon UNITE

In Pokémon UNITE, Phantom Force is Hoopa's first move. It is obtained by reaching level 5 and upgrading Astonish into it instead of Shadow Ball. The user creates a ring under itself and warps to a designated Pokémon's location, dealing damage to nearby opposing Pokémon at that location and shoving them. The user then shoots two sinister flames that deal damage to opposing Pokémon they hit and decrease their movement speed for a short time. This move can be used a second time within a set amount of time. If used a second time, the user can return to the initial location where it warped from. When using this move, if there is a nearby ally Pokémon that is linked by Trick, that ally can also warp to the initial ring's location. The ally Pokémon that warps in this way will recover some HP. At level 12, the move makes the user invincible for a short time when used. In Unbound form, this move is replaced by Hyperspace Fury.

Description

Games Description
SMD You'll get the Phantom Force status condition, which lets you charge power to try a powerful attack on the next turn. It breaks through the enemy's Protect, Wide Guard, or Quick Guard to damage the enemy.
MDRTDX You'll get the Phantom Force condition, which lets you charge power to try a powerful attack on the next turn. This move breaks through the enemy's Protect, Wide Guard, or Quick Guard to damage the enemy.


In the anime

Main series

Lunala Phantom Force portal.png
Lunala
Banette Phantom Force.png
Banette
Diantha Gourgeist Phantom Force.png
Gourgeist
Amethio Ceruledge Phantom Force.png
Ceruledge
The user vanishes somewhere, then strikes the target soon after.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
Lunala Lunala creates a thin purple portal beneath itself and sinks into it. Seconds later, another portal appears behind the opponent, and Lunala comes out of it before attacking the opponent.
Lunala (anime) Full Moon and Many Arms! Debut
Banette Banette creates a purple portal beneath itself and sinks into it. Seconds later, another portal appears next to the opponent, and Banette comes out of it before attacking the opponent.
A Trainer's Banette Narrowing the Chaser Chase! None
Gourgeist Gourgeist creates a purple portal beneath itself and sinks into it. Seconds later, another portal appears next to the opponent, and Gourgeist comes out of it before attacking the opponent.
Diantha's Gourgeist Pride of a Champion! None
Ceruledge Ceruledge creates a thin purple portal and enters it. Seconds later, another portal appears near the opponent. Then, Ceruledge comes out of the portal and strikes the opponent.
Amethio's Ceruledge For Sure! 'Cause Sprigatito's with Me! Enhanceable by
Terastallization


Pokémon Evolutions

Nebby Phantom Force Evolutions 1.png
Vanishing
Nebby Phantom Force Evolutions 2.png
Lunala
The user vanishes somewhere, then strikes the target soon after.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
Lunala Lunala becomes surrounded in a swirl of purple energy and disappears. Moments later, it reappears behind the opponent and attacks them.
Nebby The Eclipse Debut


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

  • The Japanese name of Phantom Force was used as the title for the song Ghost Dive.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 潛靈奇襲 Chìhmlīng Kèijaahp *
Mandarin 潛靈奇襲 / 潜灵奇袭 Qiánlíng Qíxí *
幽靈潛水 Yōulíng Qiánshuǐ *
France Flag.png French Hantise
Germany Flag.png German Phantomkraft
Italy Flag.png Italian Spettrotuffo
South Korea Flag.png Korean 고스트다이브 Goseuteudaibeu
Poland Flag.png Polish Siła Fantomu
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Golpe Fantasma
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Força Fantasma
Spain Flag.png Spanish Golpe Fantasma


Generation VIII TMs
SwSh
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2021222324252627282930313233343536373839
4041424344454647484950515253545556575859
6061626364656667686970717273747576777879
8081828384858687888990919293949596979899
BDSP
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920
2122232425262728293031323334353637383940
4142434445464748495051525354555657585960
6162636465666768697071727374757677787980
81828384858687888990919293949596979899100
Generation VIII TRs (SwSh)
0001020304050607080910111213141516171819
2021222324252627282930313233343536373839
4041424344454647484950515253545556575859
6061626364656667686970717273747576777879
8081828384858687888990919293949596979899
Generation IX TMs
SV
001002003004005006007008009010011012013014015016017018019
020021022023024025026027028029030031032033034035036037038
039040041042043044045046047048049050051052053054055056057
058059060061062063064065066067068069070071072073074075076
077078079080081082083084085086087088089090091092093094095
096097098099100101102103104105106107108109110111112113114
115116117118119120121122123124125126127128129130131132133
134135136137138139140141142143144145146147148149150151152
153154155156157158159160161162163164165166167168169170171
Added in SV 2.0.1
172173174175176177178179180181182183184185186
187188189190191192193194195196197198199200201
Added in SV 3.0.0
202203204205206207208209210211212213214215216
217218219220221222223224225226227228229


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