Shadow Down (move)

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Shadow Down
ダークダウン Dark Down
Shadow Down.png
Shadow Down 2.png
Type  Shadow
Category  Status
PP  N/A (max. N/A)
Power  —
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
Foe Foe
Self Ally
Affects all foes
Introduced  Generation III
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

Shadow Down (Japanese: ダークダウン Dark Down) is one of several Shadow moves available only in Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness. Like other Shadow moves, it is forgotten and replaced with another move once the Pokémon is purified.


Shadow Down is a Shadow version of Screech. It lowers the Defense of both opponents by two stages each.

As Shadow Pokémon cannot be traded, and since Pokémon Contests do not exist in Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness, Shadow Down cannot be used in Contests.


Games Description
XD A shadowy aura sharply cuts the foe's Defense.


# Pokémon Types
0020 Raticate Raticate
NormalIC XD.png
0078 Rapidash Rapidash
FireIC XD.png
0097 Hypno Hypno
PsychicIC XD.png
0106 Hitmonlee Hitmonlee
FightingIC XD.png
0107 Hitmonchan Hitmonchan
FightingIC XD.png
0112 Rhydon Rhydon
GroundIC XD.png
RockIC XD.png
0149 Dragonite Dragonite
DragonIC XD.png
FlyingIC XD.png
249S Lugia Lugia
Shadow Lugia
PsychicIC XD.png
FlyingIC XD.png
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 languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Souffle Noir
Germany Flag.png German Cryptobann
Italy Flag.png Italian Declinoscuro
Spain Flag.png Spanish Ocaso Oscuro

Shadow moves
PhysicalIC HOME.png Shadow BlastShadow BlitzShadow BreakShadow EndShadow Rush
SpecialIC HOME.png Shadow BoltShadow ChillShadow Fire
Shadow RaveShadow StormShadow Wave
StatusIC HOME.png Shadow DownShadow HalfShadow Hold
Shadow MistShadow PanicShadow ShedShadow Sky

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