Shadow Bone (move)

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Shadow Bone
シャドーボーン Shadow Bone
Shadow Bone VIII.png
Shadow Bone VIII 2.png
Type  Ghost
Category  Physical
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  85
Accuracy  100%
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Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation VII
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Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
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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.


Generation VII

Shadow Bone does damage and has a 20% chance of lowering the target's Defense stat by one stage.

Generation VIII

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.

Generation IX

Shadow Bone cannot be selected in a battle.


Games Description
The user attacks by beating the target with a bone that contains a spirit. This may also lower the target's Defense stat.
BDSP This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0105 Marowak
Alolan Form
FireIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Monster Monster 27 Evo.
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 GO

GO Ghost.png Shadow Bone
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 80
Energy cost 50
Duration 2.8 seconds
Damage window 2.25 - 2.7 seconds
Trainer Battles
Power 75
Energy cost 45
Secondary effect GO drop arrow.png 1 Opponent Defense
Effect chance 20%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
By Elite Charged TM
Marowak (Alolan Form)
By GO Snapshot
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible


Trainer Battles
  • January 11, 2021
    • Power: 80 → 75

Pokémon Rumble Rush

GhostIC RR.png Shadow Bone
Attack power 30.90935
Charge time 0.86 seconds
Range type Arc (melee)
Number of hits 2
Number of projectiles 1
Critical hit rate 1.5%
Additional effect May lower the foe's Defense
Shadow Bone Rumble Rush.png

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description Playable Users
Physical 2 49 58 100% An opponent Has a chance (20%) of lowering the target's Defense by one stat rank. Kiawe & Marowak*
  • Description prior to Version 2.10.0*: Has a small chance of lowering the target's Defense.

In the anime

Kiawe Marowak Shadow Bone.png
Alolan Marowak

The user attacks by beating the target with a bone that contains a spirit.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
Marowak 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.
Kiawe's Marowak A Crowning Moment of Truth! Debut

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

In other generations

Core series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 暗影之骨 Amyíng-jī Gwāt
Mandarin 暗影之骨 Ànyǐng-zhī Gǔ
France Flag.png French Os OmbreVIII+
Germany Flag.png German Schattenknochen
Italy Flag.png Italian Ossotetro
South Korea Flag.png Korean 섀도본 Syaedobon
Poland Flag.png Polish Cienista Kość
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Osso Sombrio
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Osso Sombra
Russia Flag.png Russian Теневая Кость Tenevaya Kost
Spain Flag.png Spanish Hueso Sombrío
Thailand Flag.png Thai ชาโดว์โบน

Variations of the move Shadow Bone
PhysicalIC HOME.png Shadow BoneLiquidation

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