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Shadow Bone (Japanese: シャドーボーン Shadow Bone) is a damage-dealing Ghost-type move introduced in Generation VII. It is one of the signature moves of Alolan Marowak.
Shadow Bone does damage and has a 20% chance of lowering the target's Defense stat by one stage.
Pokémon Sword and Shield
In Versions 1.0 to 1.1.1 of Pokémon Sword and Shield, Shadow Bone could not be selected in a battle, as no Pokémon available in the game could learn it. Starting with Version 1.2.0, it is usable and functions as it did in the previous generation.
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
Shadow Bone cannot be selected in a battle.
|The user attacks by beating the target with a bone that contains a spirit. This may also lower the target's Defense stat.
||This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.
|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
- Prior to Version 2.10.0*: Has a small chance of lowering the target's Defense.
- Trainer Battles
In the anime
|The user attacks by beating the target with a bone that contains a spirit.
||First Used In
||Alolan Marowak spins its bone and starts gathering purple flames in a circular fashion. As it does so, a blue aura flashes in the center of the circle. Then, it stops spinning the bone as the flames concentrate in one end of it before striking the opponent, creating a burst of purple and blue flames; or, Alolan Marowak spins its bone, lights its ends on purple fire, and strikes the opponent; or, Alolan Marowak holds its bone, which has both of its ends lit in a green flame, in front of it. Then, purple will-o'-the-wisps appear above the bone and enter the green flames, coloring them purple, before Alolan Marowak clubs the opponent, engulfing the target in purple flames.
||A Crowning Moment of Truth!
In the manga
In other generations
Core series games
Spin-off series games
In other languages