Shadow Ball (move)

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Shadow Ball
シャドーボール Shadow Ball
Shadow Ball IX.png
Shadow Ball IX 2.png
Type  Ghost
Category  Special
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  80
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation II
Condition  Smart
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jam  0  
Shifts the judge's attention from others.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +2 if the Pokémon performs first in the turn.
Condition  Clever
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Quite an appealing move.

Shadow Ball (Japanese: シャドーボール Shadow Ball) is a damage-dealing Ghost-type move introduced in Generation II.

It is:

Effect

Shadow Ball deals damage and has a 20% chance of lowering the target's Special Defense by one stage, despite the fact that it was a physical move prior to Generation IV.

Pokémon with Bulletproof are unaffected by Shadow Ball.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Shadow Ball's PP has been reduced to 10, and it has a 20% chance of lowering the target's defensive stats.

Category  Special
PP  10
Agile Strong
Power  80  60  100
Accuracy  100%  100%  100%
Action speed modifier
Self  0  0  +5
Target  0  +3  0
Additional effect
Chance  20%  20%  40%
Turns  3  2  4
   ?  ?
May lower the target's defensive stats

Description

Games Description
Stad2 A Ghost-type attack. Has a one-in-five chance of reducing the target Spcl.Def.
GSC An attack that may lower Spcl. Def.
RSE Hurls a black blob that may lower Sp. Def.*
Hurls a dark lump at the foe. It may lower Sp. Def.*
FRLG A shadowy blob is hurled at the foe. May also lower the foe's Sp. Def.
ColoXD Hurls a black blob that may lower the target's Sp. Def.*
Hurls a dark lump at the target. It may lower Sp. Def.*
DPPtHGSSPBR The user hurls a shadowy blob at the foe. It may also lower the foe's Sp. Def stat.
BWB2W2 The user hurls a shadowy blob at the target. It may also lower the target's Sp. Def stat.
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
SwShBDSP
The user hurls a shadowy blob at the target. This may also lower the target's Sp. Def stat.
LA The user hurls a shadowy blob at the target to deal damage. This may also lower the target’s defensive stats.
SV The user attacks by hurling a shadowy blob at the target. This may also lower the target’s Sp. Def stat.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0092 Gastly GhostIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 36FRLG 29 29 29 29 26 40 40 43 40
0093 Haunter GhostIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 45FRLG 33 33 33 33 30 48 48 43 48
0094 Gengar GhostIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 45FRLG 33 33 33 33 30 48 48 43 48
0157 Typhlosion
Typhlosion
Hisuian Form
FireIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Field Field 43
0200 Misdreavus GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 37 41 41 41 41 43 41
0292 Shedinja BugIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 38 59 59 59XY
33ORAS
33 50 50
0302 Sableye DarkIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 41 53 57 57XY
39ORAS
39 45 45 45
0353 Shuppet GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 44 31 35BW
30B2W2
30 30 30 30
0354 Banette GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 48 31 35BW
30B2W2
30 30 30 30
0355 Duskull GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 41ORAS 41 40 40 34 40
0356 Dusclops GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 45ORAS 45 42 42 34 42
0425 Drifloon GhostIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 38 43BW
36B2W2
36 36 20 20 37 20
0426 Drifblim GhostIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 44 51BW
40B2W2
40 40 20 20 37 20
0429 Mismagius GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 43
0442 Spiritomb GhostIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 45 45 43 45
0477 Dusknoir GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 45ORAS 45 42 42 34 42
0478 Froslass IceIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Fairy Mineral 42ORAS 42 61 61 25 61
0479 Rotom
Rotom
All forms
ElectricIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 25
0487 Giratina
Giratina
All forms
GhostIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 30
0491 Darkrai DarkIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 36
0562 Yamask GhostIC Big.png Mineral Amorphous 37 37 37 40
0562 Yamask
Yamask
Galarian Form
GroundIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Amorphous 40
0563 Cofagrigus GhostIC Big.png Mineral Amorphous 39 39 39 44
0570 Zorua
Zorua
Hisuian Form
NormalIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Field Field 36
0571 Zoroark
Zoroark
Hisuian Form
NormalIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Field Field 40 40
0592 Frillish
Frillish
All forms
WaterIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 32
0593 Jellicent
Jellicent
All forms
WaterIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 32
0607 Litwick GhostIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 49 49 49 36 36
0608 Lampent GhostIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 53 53 53 36 36
0609 Chandelure GhostIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 1 1
0622 Golett GroundIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 36 36
0623 Golurk GroundIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 36 36
0655 Delphox FireIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Field Field 1 1 1
0678 Meowstic
Meowstic
Female
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field 31 31 49 49
0710 Pumpkaboo
Pumpkaboo
All forms
GhostIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 36 36 36
0711 Gourgeist
Gourgeist
All forms
GhostIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 36, 70 36 36
0720 Hoopa
Hoopa
Confined
PsychicIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 68XY
55ORAS
55 55
0769 Sandygast GhostIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 41 45 45
0770 Palossand GhostIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 41 47 47
0781 Dhelmise GhostIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 36 44
0792 Lunala PsychicIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 23 28 28
0806 Blacephalon FireIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 41USUM 45
0854 Sinistea
Sinistea
All forms
GhostIC Big.png Mineral Amorphous 48 48
0855 Polteageist
Polteageist
All forms
GhostIC Big.png Mineral Amorphous 48 48
0867 Runerigus GroundIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Amorphous 44
0897 Spectrier GhostIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 36 36
0898 Calyrex
Calyrex
Shadow Rider
PsychicIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1
0902 Basculegion
Basculegion
All forms
WaterIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2 25 1
0911 Skeledirge FireIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Field Field 38
0987 Flutter Mane GhostIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 42
1000 Gholdengo SteelIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 35
1012 Poltchageist
Poltchageist
All forms
GrassIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Amorphous 48
1013 Sinistcha
Sinistcha
All forms
GrassIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Amorphous 48
1025 Pecharunt PoisonIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 40
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/TR/Move Tutor

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Compatibility
TM30
0012 Butterfree BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
0019 Rattata NormalIC Big.png Field Field
0019 Rattata
Rattata
Alolan Form
DarkIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Field Field
0020 Raticate NormalIC Big.png Field Field
0020 Raticate
Raticate
Alolan Form
DarkIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Field Field
0031 Nidoqueen PoisonIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0034 Nidoking PoisonIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Field
0035 Clefairy FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
0036 Clefable FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
0038 Ninetales FireIC Big.png Field Field
0039 Jigglypuff NormalIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Fairy Fairy
0040 Wigglytuff NormalIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Fairy Fairy
0041 Zubat PoisonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
0042 Golbat PoisonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
0052 Meowth NormalIC Big.png Field Field
0052 Meowth
Meowth
Alolan Form
DarkIC Big.png Field Field
0052 Meowth
Meowth
Galarian Form
SteelIC Big.png Field Field
0053 Persian NormalIC Big.png Field Field
0053 Persian
Persian
Alolan Form
DarkIC Big.png Field Field
0063 Abra PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
0064 Kadabra PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
0065 Alakazam PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
0079 Slowpoke WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
0079 Slowpoke
Slowpoke
Galarian Form
PsychicIC Big.png Monster Water 1
0080 Slowbro WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
0080 Slowbro
Slowbro
Galarian Form
PoisonIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
0088 Grimer PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
0088 Grimer
Grimer
Alolan Form
PoisonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0089 Muk PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
0089 Muk
Muk
Alolan Form
PoisonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0092 Gastly GhostIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0093 Haunter GhostIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0094 Gengar GhostIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0096 Drowzee PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
0097 Hypno PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
0105 Marowak
Marowak
Alolan Form
FireIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Monster Monster
0108 Lickitung NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster
0109 Koffing PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
0110 Weezing PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
0110 Weezing
Weezing
Galarian Form
PoisonIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0113 Chansey NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
0115 Kangaskhan NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster
0122 Mr. Mime PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
0122 Mr. Mime
Mr. Mime
Galarian Form
IceIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
0124 Jynx IceIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
0128 Tauros NormalIC Big.png Field Field
0133 Eevee NormalIC Big.png Field Field
0134 Vaporeon WaterIC Big.png Field Field
0135 Jolteon ElectricIC Big.png Field Field
0136 Flareon FireIC Big.png Field Field
0137 Porygon NormalIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
0143 Snorlax NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster
0144 Articuno
Articuno
Galarian Form
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0146 Moltres
Moltres
Galarian Form
DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0150 Mewtwo PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0151 Mew PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0157 Typhlosion FireIC Big.png Field Field
0157 Typhlosion
Typhlosion
Hisuian Form
FireIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Field Field
0161 Sentret NormalIC Big.png Field Field
0162 Furret NormalIC Big.png Field Field
0163 Hoothoot NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
0164 Noctowl NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
0169 Crobat PoisonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
0173 Cleffa FairyIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0174 Igglybuff NormalIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0175 Togepi FairyIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0176 Togetic FairyIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Fairy
0177 Natu PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
0178 Xatu PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
0190 Aipom NormalIC Big.png Field Field
0193 Yanma BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
0196 Espeon PsychicIC Big.png Field Field
0197 Umbreon DarkIC Big.png Field Field
0198 Murkrow DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
0199 Slowking WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
0199 Slowking
Slowking
Galarian Form
PoisonIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
0200 Misdreavus GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
0203 Girafarig NormalIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Field Field
0206 Dunsparce NormalIC Big.png Field Field
0209 Snubbull FairyIC Big.png Field Fairy
0210 Granbull FairyIC Big.png Field Fairy
0211 Qwilfish WaterIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
0211 Qwilfish
Qwilfish
Hisuian Form
DarkIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
0215 Sneasel DarkIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Field Field
0215 Sneasel
Sneasel
Hisuian Form
FightingIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Field Field
0222 Corsola WaterIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3
0222 Corsola
Corsola
Galarian Form
GhostIC Big.png Water 1 Water 3
0228 Houndour DarkIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Field Field
0229 Houndoom DarkIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Field Field
0233 Porygon2 NormalIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
0234 Stantler NormalIC Big.png Field Field
0238 Smoochum IceIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0241 Miltank NormalIC Big.png Field Field
0242 Blissey NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
0243 Raikou ElectricIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0244 Entei FireIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0245 Suicune WaterIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0249 Lugia PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0250 Ho-Oh FireIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0251 Celebi PsychicIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0261 Poochyena DarkIC Big.png Field Field
0262 Mightyena DarkIC Big.png Field Field
0263 Zigzagoon NormalIC Big.png Field Field
0263 Zigzagoon
Zigzagoon
Galarian Form
DarkIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Field Field
0264 Linoone NormalIC Big.png Field Field
0264 Linoone
Linoone
Galarian Form
DarkIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Field Field
0267 Beautifly BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
0269 Dustox BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug
0273 Seedot GrassIC Big.png Field Grass
0274 Nuzleaf GrassIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Grass
0275 Shiftry GrassIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Grass
0280 Ralts PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Human-Like Amorphous
0281 Kirlia PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Human-Like Amorphous
0282 Gardevoir PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Human-Like Amorphous
0283 Surskit BugIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Bug
0284 Masquerain BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Bug
0287 Slakoth NormalIC Big.png Field Field
0288 Vigoroth NormalIC Big.png Field Field
0289 Slaking NormalIC Big.png Field Field
0290 Nincada BugIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Bug Bug
0291 Ninjask BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
0292 Shedinja BugIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
0293 Whismur NormalIC Big.png Monster Field
0294 Loudred NormalIC Big.png Monster Field
0295 Exploud NormalIC Big.png Monster Field
0300 Skitty NormalIC Big.png Field Fairy
0301 Delcatty NormalIC Big.png Field Fairy
0302 Sableye DarkIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
0303 Mawile SteelIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Field Fairy
0307 Meditite FightingIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
0308 Medicham FightingIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
0313 Volbeat BugIC Big.png Bug Human-Like
0314 Illumise BugIC Big.png Bug Human-Like
0315 Roselia GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Fairy Grass
0316 Gulpin PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
0317 Swalot PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
0325 Spoink PsychicIC Big.png Field Field
0326 Grumpig PsychicIC Big.png Field Field
0327 Spinda NormalIC Big.png Field Human-Like
0332 Cacturne GrassIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Grass Human-Like
0335 Zangoose NormalIC Big.png Field Field
0337 Lunatone RockIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
0338 Solrock RockIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
0343 Baltoy GroundIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
0344 Claydol GroundIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
0351 Castform NormalIC Big.png Fairy Amorphous
0352 Kecleon NormalIC Big.png Field Field
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
0358 Chimecho PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
0359 Absol DarkIC Big.png Field Field
0361 Snorunt IceIC Big.png Fairy Mineral
0362 Glalie IceIC Big.png Fairy Mineral
0368 Gorebyss WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1
0375 Metang SteelIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
0376 Metagross SteelIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
0380 Latias DragonIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0381 Latios DragonIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0385 Jirachi SteelIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0386 Deoxys
Deoxys
All forms
PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0399 Bidoof NormalIC Big.png Water 1 Field
0400 Bibarel NormalIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Field
0406 Budew GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0407 Roserade GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Fairy Grass
0413 Wormadam
Wormadam
All forms
BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Bug
0414 Mothim BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
0424 Ambipom NormalIC Big.png Field Field
0425 Drifloon GhostIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0426 Drifblim GhostIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0427 Buneary NormalIC Big.png Field Human-Like
0428 Lopunny NormalIC Big.png Field Human-Like
0429 Mismagius GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
0430 Honchkrow DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
0431 Glameow NormalIC Big.png Field Field
0432 Purugly NormalIC Big.png Field Field
0433 Chingling PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0434 Stunky PoisonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field
0435 Skuntank PoisonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field
0436 Bronzor SteelIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
0437 Bronzong SteelIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
0439 Mime Jr. PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0440 Happiny NormalIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0442 Spiritomb GhostIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0446 Munchlax NormalIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0448 Lucario FightingIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Human-Like
0451 Skorupi PoisonIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Bug Water 3
0452 Drapion PoisonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Bug Water 3
0453 Croagunk PoisonIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
0454 Toxicroak PoisonIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
0459 Snover GrassIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Grass
0460 Abomasnow GrassIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Grass
0461 Weavile DarkIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Field Field
0463 Lickilicky NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster
0468 Togekiss FairyIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Fairy
0469 Yanmega BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
0470 Leafeon GrassIC Big.png Field Field
0471 Glaceon IceIC Big.png Field Field
0474 Porygon-Z NormalIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
0475 Gallade PsychicIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Human-Like Amorphous
0477 Dusknoir GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
0478 Froslass IceIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Fairy Mineral
0479 Rotom
Rotom
All available forms
ElectricIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0480 Uxie PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0481 Mesprit PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0482 Azelf PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0487 Giratina
Giratina
All available forms
GhostIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0488 Cresselia PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0490 Manaphy WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Fairy
0491 Darkrai DarkIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0493 Arceus
Arceus
All available forms
NormalIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0494 Victini PsychicIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0504 Patrat NormalIC Big.png Field Field
0505 Watchog NormalIC Big.png Field Field
0506 Lillipup NormalIC Big.png Field Field
0507 Herdier NormalIC Big.png Field Field
0508 Stoutland NormalIC Big.png Field Field
0509 Purrloin DarkIC Big.png Field Field
0510 Liepard DarkIC Big.png Field Field
0517 Munna PsychicIC Big.png Field Field
0518 Musharna PsychicIC Big.png Field Field
0527 Woobat PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Field Flying
0528 Swoobat PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Field Flying
0531 Audino NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
0547 Whimsicott GrassIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Grass Fairy
0561 Sigilyph PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
0562 Yamask GhostIC Big.png Mineral Amorphous
0562 Yamask
Yamask
Galarian Form
GroundIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Amorphous
0563 Cofagrigus GhostIC Big.png Mineral Amorphous
0570 Zorua DarkIC Big.png Field Field
0570 Zorua
Zorua
Hisuian Form
NormalIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Field Field
0571 Zoroark DarkIC Big.png Field Field
0571 Zoroark
Zoroark
Hisuian Form
NormalIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Field Field
0574 Gothita PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
0575 Gothorita PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
0576 Gothitelle PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
0577 Solosis PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
0578 Duosion PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
0579 Reuniclus PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
0585 Deerling
Deerling
All forms
NormalIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Field Field
0586 Sawsbuck
Sawsbuck
All forms
NormalIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Field Field
0592 Frillish
Frillish
All forms
WaterIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0593 Jellicent
Jellicent
All forms
WaterIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0594 Alomomola WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 2
0605 Elgyem PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
0606 Beheeyem PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
0607 Litwick GhostIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0608 Lampent GhostIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0609 Chandelure GhostIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0622 Golett GroundIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
0623 Golurk GroundIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
0628 Braviary
Braviary
Hisuian Form
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
0629 Vullaby DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
0630 Mandibuzz DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
0643 Reshiram DragonIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0644 Zekrom DragonIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0646 Kyurem
Kyurem
All available forms
DragonIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0648 Meloetta NormalIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0655 Delphox FireIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Field Field
0677 Espurr PsychicIC Big.png Field Field
0678 Meowstic
Meowstic
All forms
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field
0681 Aegislash SteelIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
0690 Skrelp PoisonIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Dragon
0691 Dragalge PoisonIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Water 1 Dragon
0693 Clawitzer WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 3
0700 Sylveon FairyIC Big.png Field Field
0708 Phantump GhostIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Grass Amorphous
0709 Trevenant GhostIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Grass Amorphous
0710 Pumpkaboo
Pumpkaboo
All forms
GhostIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0711 Gourgeist
Gourgeist
All forms
GhostIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0714 Noibat FlyingIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Flying Dragon
0715 Noivern FlyingIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Flying Dragon
0717 Yveltal DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0720 Hoopa
Hoopa
All available forms
PsychicIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0724 Decidueye GrassIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Flying Flying
0730 Primarina WaterIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Water 1 Field
0765 Oranguru NormalIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Field Field
0766 Passimian FightingIC Big.png Field Field
0769 Sandygast GhostIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0770 Palossand GhostIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0773 Silvally
Silvally
All forms
NormalIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0778 Mimikyu GhostIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0780 Drampa NormalIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
0781 Dhelmise GhostIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
0786 Tapu Lele PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0788 Tapu Fini WaterIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0792 Lunala PsychicIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0801 Magearna
Magearna
All forms
SteelIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0802 Marshadow FightingIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0806 Blacephalon FireIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered USUM
0815 Cinderace FireIC Big.png Field Human-Like
0818 Inteleon WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field
0825 Dottler BugIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Bug Bug
0826 Orbeetle BugIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Bug Bug
0828 Thievul DarkIC Big.png Field Field
0854 Sinistea
Sinistea
All forms
GhostIC Big.png Mineral Amorphous
0855 Polteageist
Polteageist
All forms
GhostIC Big.png Mineral Amorphous
0858 Hatterene PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Fairy Fairy
0862 Obstagoon DarkIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Field Field
0863 Perrserker SteelIC Big.png Field Field
0864 Cursola GhostIC Big.png Water 1 Water 3
0866 Mr. Rime IceIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
0867 Runerigus GroundIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Amorphous
0876 Indeedee
Indeedee
All forms
PsychicIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Fairy Fairy
0886 Drakloak DragonIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Dragon
0887 Dragapult DragonIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Dragon
0890 Eternatus PoisonIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
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
0899 Wyrdeer NormalIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Field Field
0902 Basculegion
Basculegion
All forms
WaterIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
0903 Sneasler FightingIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Field Field
0904 Overqwil DarkIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
0908 Meowscarada GrassIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Grass
0911 Skeledirge FireIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Field Field
0936 Armarouge FireIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
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
0954 Rabsca BugIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Bug Bug
0956 Espathra PsychicIC Big.png Flying Flying
0971 Greavard GhostIC Big.png Field Field
0972 Houndstone GhostIC Big.png Field Field
0979 Annihilape FightingIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Field Field
0981 Farigiraf NormalIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Field Field
0982 Dudunsparce
Dudunsparce
All forms
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
0987 Flutter Mane GhostIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0999 Gimmighoul
Gimmighoul
All forms
GhostIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1000 Gholdengo SteelIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1006 Iron Valiant FairyIC Big.png
FightingIC 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
1015 Munkidori PoisonIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1016 Fezandipiti PoisonIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
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.


Special move

Generation IV

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0133 Eevee NormalIC Big.png Field Field 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.
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.


Generation IX

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0135 Jolteon ElectricIC Big.png Field Field Wild Tera Pokémon - West Province (Area One)SV
0196 Espeon PsychicIC Big.png Field Field Wild Tera Pokémon - East Province (Area Three)SV
0229 Houndoom DarkIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Field Field Wild Tera Pokémon - Alfornada CavernSV
0700 Sylveon FairyIC Big.png Field Field Wild Tera Pokémon - North Province (Area Three)SV
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

Shadow Ball inflicts damage and may lower the enemy's Special Defense by one stage.

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDRB 16 - 10 - 88% - 10 tiles away All Yes
MDTDS 16 - 10 - 83.6% - 10 tiles away All Yes
BSL 16 - 10 - 83.6% - 10 tiles away All Yes
MDGtI 15 99 15 50 85% 98% 10 tiles away All Yes
SMD 15 50 12 30 85% 98% 4 tiles away Enemy Yes
MDRTDX 15 ? 12 ? 85% ?% 4 tiles away Enemy Yes
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Super Smash Bros. series

Shadow Ball is Mewtwo's standard special move. It is chargeable and moves in a zigzag fashion. In Super Smash Bros. Melee, while Mewtwo charges, any enemy that touches the charging Shadow Ball gets damaged. This was changed in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U, where it no longer can damage opponents while charging. Mewtwo also uses Shadow Ball on its opponent when throwing them forwards.

Lucario, who debuted in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, uses Aura Sphere, which functions similarly.

Pokémon Conquest

 
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Stars: ★★★★
Power: 43
Accuracy: 100%
Effect: Has a 20% chance of lowering the target's Defense.
Users: Gengar   Drifblim   Mismagius   Dusknoir
Grid assumes the user is in the square marked by > facing to the right.
Orange squares indicate spaces that are hit.
Red squares indicate the knockback on hit Pokémon.
A blue square indicates the user's position after performing the move.

Pokémon GO

GO Ghost.png Shadow Ball
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 100
Energy cost 50
Duration 3 seconds
Damage window 2.4 - 2.8 seconds
Shadow Ball GO.png
Trainer Battles
Power 100
Energy cost 55
Secondary effect ?
Effect chance ?%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
Rattata (Alolan Form)GolbatAbraKadabraAlakazamHaunterGengarHypnoMarowak (Alolan Form)WeezingMr. MimeTyphlosion (Hisuian Form)NoctowlCrobatIgglybuffSlowking (Galarian Form)Qwilfish (Hisuian Form)RaikouGardevoirNinjaskSpoinkGrumpigBanetteChimechoSnoruntGlalieDrifloonDrifblimMismagiusChinglingSpiritombLucarioToxicroakLickilickyFroslassGiratina (Origin Forme)DarkraiYamaskCofagrigusReuniclusJellicentChandelureMandibuzzMeowstic (Female)AegislashPhantumpTrevenantGourgeistHoopa (Confined)Hoopa (Unbound)SandygastPalossandLunalaRunerigusOverqwilSkeledirgeCeruledgeGreavardHoundstoneAnnihilapeGimmighoulGholdengo
By Elite Charged TM
MewtwoEspeonDusknoir
By GO Snapshot
Smeargle
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Updates

Gyms & Raids
  • July 30, 2016
    • Power: 40 → 45
  • February 16, 2017
    • Power: 45 → 100
    • Energy cost: 33 → 50
    • Duration: 3.08 → 3 seconds
    • Damage window: 2.3 - 2.6 → 2.4 - 2.8 seconds

Pokémon Rumble Rush

GhostIC RR.png Shadow Ball
★★★★
Attack power 47.13385
Charge time 0.68 seconds
Range type Projectile
Number of hits 1
Number of projectiles 1
Critical hit rate 1.5%
Additional effect May lower foe's Defense
Shadow Ball Rumble Rush.png

Pokémon Masters EX

Name Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description Playable Users
Shadow Ball Special 3 99 118 100% An opponent Has a chance (20%) of lowering the target's Sp. Def by one stat rank. Agatha & Gengar
Shauntal & Chandelure
Giovanni & Mewtwo
Fantina & Mismagius
Morty & Drifblim
Allister & Gengar
Sygna Suit Cynthia (Renegade) & Giratina*
Scottie/Bettie & Strike/Tech Gastly/Haunter/Gengar Egg
1 99 118 100% An opponent All the following sync pairs have chances to use this move when they use Metronome:

Burgh (Spring 2021) & Togepi
Elesa (Palentine's 2023) & Togetic

Sync moves
Dark Tales of the Shadow Ball Special 250 300 —% An opponent No additional effect. Shauntal & Chandelure
Soulful Dancer Shadow Ball 250 300 —% Default: An opponent Fantina & Mismagius
6★ EX: All opponents*

Notes:

  • Shadow Ball:
    • Description prior to Version 2.10.0*: Has a small chance of lowering the target's Sp. Def.
  • Soulful Dancer Shadow Ball:
    • Unlike some sync moves, this attack did not have access to its 6★-EX feature since its release date (of March 19, 2020) until 1011 days* later (on December 25, 2022).

Pokémon UNITE

In Pokémon UNITE, Shadow Ball is Gengar's and Hoopa's first move.

Gengar can obtain the move by reaching level 7 as Haunter and upgrading Will-O-Wisp into it instead of Sludge Bomb. The user hurls a shadowy ball forward in a line – damaging, slowing, and reducing the Special Defense of enemies hit. This ball pierces through wild Pokémon. At level 13, its damage increases.

Hoopa can obtain the move by upgrading Astonish at level 6 into it instead of Phantom Force. The move has the user unleash a shadowy blob in front of itself, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon it hits and decreasing their movement speed and Sp. Def for a short time. If the user then hits the same opposing Pokémon with a move or boosted attack within a set amount of time, it deals additional damage to the opposing Pokémon and leaves them unable to act for a short time. When using this move, if there is a nearby ally Pokémon linked by Trick, this move will also unleash a shadowy blob at the same target from that ally’s location. At level 12, the shadowy blob will now explode before it disappears. Opposing Pokémon hit by the explosion are affected as if they were hit by the shadowy blob itself. In Unbound form, this move is replaced by Hyperspace Fury.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target, even at a distance. It may also lower the target's Special Defense by one level.
MDTDS Inflicts damage on the target, even at a distance. It may also reduce the target's Special Defense by 1 level.
BSL はなれたポケモンに ダメージをあたえる しかも いっていのかくりつで とくぼうを 1だんかいさげる
Conq. Attack the enemy with a ball of dark shadows, lowering the enemy's Defense.
MDGtI It damages even a faraway Pokémon. It could also lower its Special Defense.
SMD
MDRTDX
It damages even a faraway Pokémon. It could also lower the enemy's Sp. Def.


In the anime

Main series


Pokémon Generations


In the manga

Ash & Pikachu


Be the Best! Pokémon B+W


Movie adaptations


Phantom Thief Pokémon 7


Pocket Monsters Platinum: Aim to Be Battle King!!


Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!


Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blazing Exploration Team


Pokémon Try Adventure


In other generations

Core series games

Shadow Ball VI.png
Shadow Ball VI 2.png