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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.
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 can be selected and functions as it did in the previous generation.
|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
||Has a chance (20%) of lowering the target's Defense by one stat rank.
- Prior to Version 2.10.0 (from June 28, 2021): 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, with a purple flame gathering around one of the ends and a blue aura briefly flashing inside the center. It then stops spinning and strikes the opponent with the bone, creating a burst of both purple and blue flames once it makes contact.
||A Crowning Moment of Truth!
In the manga
In other generations
Core series games
Spin-off series games
In other languages