Shadow Hold (move)

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Shadow Hold
ダークホールド Dark Hold
Shadow Hold.png
Shadow Hold 2.png
Type  Shadow
Category  Status
PP  N/A (max. N/A)
Power  —
Accuracy  80%
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  
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Appeal  0  
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

Shadow Hold (Japanese: ダークホールド Dark Hold) 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 Hold is a Shadow version of Spider Web, Mean Look, and Block.


0151Mew.png This move effect may be in need of research.
Reason: If the user switches out with Baton Pass, will the affected Pokémon still be trapped?
You can discuss this on the talk page.

Shadow Hold targets both opponents and prevents the targets from switching out. The effect only applies as long as the Pokémon that used it remains in battle. Pokémon affected by Shadow Hold can still be forced to switch out with Roar and Whirlwind. The affected Pokémon can still switch out via Baton Pass, but in that case, the Pokémon that switches in will now be affected.

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


Games Description
XD The opponent Pokémon cannot escape.


# Pokémon Types
015 Beedrill Beedrill
BugIC XD.png
PoisonIC XD.png
037 Vulpix Vulpix
FireIC XD.png
052 Meowth Meowth
NormalIC XD.png
070 Weepinbell Weepinbell
GrassIC XD.png
PoisonIC XD.png
082 Magneton Magneton
ElectricIC XD.png
SteelIC XD.png
088 Grimer Grimer
PoisonIC XD.png
103 Exeggutor Exeggutor
GrassIC XD.png
PsychicIC XD.png
112 Rhydon Rhydon
GroundIC XD.png
RockIC XD.png
113 Chansey Chansey
NormalIC XD.png
114 Tangela Tangela
GrassIC XD.png
128 Tauros Tauros
NormalIC XD.png
261 Poochyena Poochyena
DarkIC XD.png
273 Seedot Seedot
GrassIC XD.png
280 Ralts Ralts
PsychicIC XD.png
302 Sableye Sableye
DarkIC XD.png
GhostIC XD.png
316 Gulpin Gulpin
PoisonIC XD.png
318 Carvanha Carvanha
WaterIC XD.png
DarkIC XD.png
354 Banette Banette
GhostIC XD.png
355 Duskull Duskull
GhostIC XD.png
373 Salamence Salamence
DragonIC 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.

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Blocage Noir
Germany Flag.png German Cryptofessel
Italy Flag.png Italian Retedombra
Spain Flag.png Spanish Traba Oscura

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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