Phantom Force (move)

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Phantom Force
ゴーストダイブ Ghost Dive
Phantom Force VIII.png
Phantom Force VIII 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 is TM86 in Generation VIII.

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 onward

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
SwSh
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
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
292 Shedinja Shedinja
BugIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 47XY
45ORAS
45 64
353 Shuppet Shuppet
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 54ORAS 54
354 Banette Banette
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 1, 64ORAS 1, 64
426 Drifblim Drifblim
GhostIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 1, 65 1, 65 1, Evo.
429 Mismagius Mismagius
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 1 1
622 Golett Golett
GroundIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 44
623 Golurk Golurk
GroundIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 1, 75 76 46
708 Phantump Phantump
GhostIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Grass Amorphous 45 45 36
709 Trevenant Trevenant
GhostIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Grass Amorphous 45 45 36
711 Gourgeist Gourgeist
GhostIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 1, 57 1, 57 48
717 Yveltal Yveltal
DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 55 55 55
720 Hoopa Hoopa
Confined
PsychicIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 46XY
35ORAS
35
724 Decidueye Decidueye
GrassIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Flying Flying 1USUM 1
781 Dhelmise Dhelmise
GhostIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 54 60
792 Lunala Lunala
PsychicIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 61 63
886 Drakloak Drakloak
DragonIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Dragon 48
887 Dragapult Dragapult
DragonIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Dragon 48
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 Machine
I
--
II
--
III
--
IV
--
V
--
VI
--
VII
--
VIII
TM86
094 Gengar Gengar
GhostIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
151 Mew Mew
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
292 Shedinja Shedinja
BugIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
426 Drifblim Drifblim
GhostIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
442 Spiritomb Spiritomb
GhostIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
487 Giratina Giratina
GhostIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
563 Cofagrigus Cofagrigus
GhostIC Big.png Mineral Amorphous
622 Golett Golett
GroundIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
623 Golurk Golurk
GroundIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
708 Phantump Phantump
GhostIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Grass Amorphous
709 Trevenant Trevenant
GhostIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Grass Amorphous
711 Gourgeist Gourgeist
GhostIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
717 Yveltal Yveltal
DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
724 Decidueye Decidueye
GrassIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Flying Flying
778 Mimikyu Mimikyu
GhostIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
781 Dhelmise Dhelmise
GhostIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
792 Lunala Lunala
PsychicIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
802 Marshadow Marshadow
FightingIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
854 Sinistea Sinistea
GhostIC Big.png Mineral Amorphous
855 Polteageist Polteageist
GhostIC Big.png Mineral Amorphous
867 Runerigus Runerigus
GroundIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Amorphous
886 Drakloak Drakloak
DragonIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Dragon
887 Dragapult Dragapult
DragonIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Dragon
897 Spectrier Spectrier
GhostIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
898 Calyrex Calyrex
Shadow Rider
PsychicIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
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 Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII VIII
353 Shuppet 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.


Special move

Generation VII

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
724 Decidueye 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.


By event

Generation VI

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
491 Darkrai Darkrai
DarkIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 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.


In other games

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description
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.*

Past Description

  • Prior to Version 2.11.0 (from July 28, 2021): ...If the user is hit by a sync move while in phantom presence, the presence will fade.

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

None.png Lunala Phantom Force portal.png Lunala Phantom Force.png None.png
Appearing from a portal Lunala
The user vanishes somewhere, then strikes the target on the next turn.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
792 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


Pokémon Evolutions

None.png Nebby Phantom Force PE 1.png Nebby Phantom Force PE 2.png None.png
Vanishing Lunala
The user vanishes somewhere, then strikes the target on the next turn.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
792 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

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 Ghost Dive
Poland Flag.png Polish Siła Fantomu
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Golpe Fantasma
Spain Flag.png Spanish Golpe Fantasma



Generation VIII TMs
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Generation VIII TRs
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