Shadow Force (move)

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Shadow Force
シャドーダイブ Shadow Dive
Shadow Force V.png
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Type  Ghost
Category  Physical
PP  5 (max. 8)
Power  120
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Makes contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Smart
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +3 if the Pokémon that just went hit max Voltage.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Prevents the user from being startled until the turn ends.

Shadow Force (Japanese: シャドーダイブ Shadow Dive) is a Ghost-type move introduced in Generation IV. It is the signature move of Giratina.

Effect

Generations IV and V

Shadow Force causes the user to "vanish instantly" on the turn it is selected, rendering it semi-invulnerable, and then reappear the next turn to cause damage.

Shadow Force hits the target even if it is protected by a protection move, and removes the effects of protection moves from the target for the remainder of the turn; if it hits an opponent that is protected by protection move that affects its whole side of the field, it removes the protection move from the opponent's entire side of the field (even if the protection move would not affect Shadow Force, such as Wide Guard). Shadow Force cannot remove the effects of protecting moves if it does not affect the target (such as if the target is Normal-type).

If Yawn is used the turn before Shadow Force is used, the user will fall asleep and the move will be stopped before it hits (unless Uproar, Insomnia, or Vital Spirit prevents the user from falling asleep). In addition, a foe who has just used Lock-On or Mind Reader can still strike through Shadow Force, as well as if the Ability No Guard is possessed by the foe or the user of Shadow Force.

Wild Pokémon cannot be caught during the semi-invulnerable stage of Shadow Force.

If a Power Herb is held by the user, Shadow Force can be executed in one turn.

Generation VI

If the target has used Minimize, Shadow Force now deals double its regular damage and bypasses accuracy checks to always hit, unless the target is in the semi-invulnerable turn of a move such as Dig or Fly.

If Shadow Force hits a target that is protected by protection move that affects its whole side of the field, it removes the protection move from that entire side of the field (even if the protection move does not affect Shadow Force, such as Wide Guard), regardless of whether the target is an opponent or an ally. If Shadow Force hits a Pokémon protected by a move with a negative effect (such as Spiky Shield), the user will not suffer the negative effect of the protection move.

Generation VII

Shadow Force no longer bypasses accuracy checks nor deals double its regular damage if the target has used Minimize.

Description

Games Description
DPPtPBR The user disappears, then strikes the foe on the second turn. It hits even if the foe used Protect.
HGSS The user disappears, then strikes the foe on the second turn. It hits even if the foe protects itself.
BWB2W2 The user disappears, then strikes the target on the second turn. It hits even if the target protects itself.
XYORAS
SM
The user disappears, then strikes the target on the next turn. This move hits even if the target protects itself.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
487 Giratina Giratina
GhostIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 40DPPt
46HGSS
46 46 46
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By event

Generation IV

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
493 Arceus Arceus
NormalIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered Cinema Arceus
Michina Arceus
Toys "R" Us Arceus
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In the anime

Giratina Shadow Force 1.png Giratina Shadow Force 2.png Giratina Shadow Force 3.png Giratina Altered Forme Shadow Force.png
Head crest glows blue Disappears Reappears Altered Forme Giratina
The user disappears and reappears behind the opponent to strike.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
487O Giratina The middle of Giratina's head crest glows light blue and Giratina's body turns black and disappears as soon as an attack is about to hit it. Seconds later, it reappears behind the opponent and attacks it.
Giratina (movie) Giratina and the Sky Warrior Debut
487 Giratina The middle of Giratina's head crest glows light blue and Giratina's body turns black and disappears as soon as an attack is about to hit it. Seconds later, it reappears behind the opponent and attacks it.
Giratina (movie) Arceus and the Jewel of Life None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga


In other generations

Core series games

Shadow Force IV.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

Spin-off series games

Shadow Force PBR.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 暗影潛襲 Amyíng Chìhmjaahp *
Mandarin 暗影潛襲 / 暗影潜袭 Ànyǐng Qiánxí *
影子潛水 Yǐngzǐ Qiánshuǐ *
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Schaduwkracht
France Flag.png French Revenant
Germany Flag.png German Schemenkraft
Greece Flag.png Greek Σκοτεινή Ισχύς
Italy Flag.png Italian Oscurotuffo
South Korea Flag.png Korean 섀도다이브 Shadow Dive
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Skyggekraft
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Força Sombria
Spain Flag.png Spanish Golpe Umbrío
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Bóng Đen Ẩn Mình


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