Shadow Sneak (move)

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Shadow Sneak
かげうち Shadow Strike
Shadow Sneak VIII.png
Shadow Sneak VIII 2.png
Type  Ghost
Category  Physical
PP  30 (max. 48)
Power  40
Accuracy  100%
Priority  +1
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 ♥♥
Enables the user to perform first in the next turn.
Condition  Clever
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Causes the user to move earlier on the next turn.

Shadow Sneak (Japanese: かげうち Shadow Strike) is a damage-dealing Ghost-type move introduced in Generation IV.

Effect

Shadow Sneak inflicts damage. It has a priority of +1, so it is used before all moves that do not have increased priority.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Shadow Sneak's PP has been reduced to 20. It also increases the user's action speed.

Category  Physical
PP  20
Agile Strong
Power  40  30  50
Accuracy  100%  100%  100%
Action speed modifier
Self  -4  -4  +2
Target  0  +3  0
Additional effect
   ?  ?
   ?  ?
   ?  ?
Increases the user's action speed

Description

Games Description
DPPtHGSSPBR The user extends its shadow and attacks the foe from behind. This move always goes first.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwShBDSP
The user extends its shadow and attacks the target from behind. This move always goes first.
LA The user extends its shadow and attacks the target from behind. This also raises the user’s action speed.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
167 Spinarak Spinarak
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug 19 19 19 19 19BDSP
168 Ariados Ariados
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug 19 19 19 19 19BDSP
200 Misdreavus Misdreavus
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 1LA
292 Shedinja Shedinja
BugIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 38 38 38XY
21ORAS
21 29SwShBDSP
302 Sableye Sableye
DarkIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 25 25 25XY
16ORAS
16 9SwShBDSP
352 Kecleon Kecleon
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 20DP
22PtHGSS
22 22XY
7ORAS
7 7BDSP
353 Shuppet Shuppet
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 20 20BW
16B2W2
16XY
13ORAS
13 13BDSP
354 Banette Banette
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 20 20BW
16B2W2
16XY
13ORAS
13 13BDSP
355 Duskull Duskull
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 22 22 22XY
17ORAS
17 8SwShBDSP
6LA
356 Dusclops Dusclops
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 22 22 22XY
17ORAS
17 1SwShBDSP
6LA
429 Mismagius Mismagius
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 1LA
442 Spiritomb Spiritomb
GhostIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1 1 5SwShBDSP
1LA
477 Dusknoir Dusknoir
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 22 22 22XY
17ORAS
17 1SwShBDSP
6LA
487 Giratina Giratina
GhostIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 19HGSS 19 19 19 1
491 Darkrai Darkrai
DarkIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1LA
570 Zorua Zorua
Hisuian Form
NormalIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Field Field 1LA
571 Zoroark Zoroark
Hisuian Form
NormalIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Field Field 1LA
658 Greninja Greninja
WaterIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1 23 23
679 Honedge Honedge
SteelIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 20 20 4SwSh
680 Doublade Doublade
SteelIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 20 20 1SwSh
681 Aegislash Aegislash
SteelIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 1 1 1SwSh
710 Pumpkaboo Pumpkaboo
GhostIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 30 30 4SwSh
711 Gourgeist Gourgeist
GhostIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 30 30 1SwSh
722 Rowlet Rowlet
GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 12SwSh
723 Dartrix Dartrix
GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 12SwSh
724 Decidueye Decidueye
GrassIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Flying Flying 1USUM 12SwSh
778 Mimikyu Mimikyu
GhostIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 14 6SwSh
802 Marshadow Marshadow
FightingIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1SwSh
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

# Pokémon Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII VIII
088 Grimer Grimer
PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous BDSP
088 Grimer Grimer
Alolan Form
PoisonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
200 Misdreavus Misdreavus
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous BDSP
280 Ralts Ralts
PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Human-Like Amorphous
353 Shuppet Shuppet
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous BDSP
442 Spiritomb Spiritomb
GhostIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
679 Honedge Honedge
SteelIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Special move

Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
088 Grimer Grimer
PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous Dream World - Dream Park
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation VII

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
724 Decidueye Decidueye
GrassIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Flying Flying Hidden Ability Pokémon Bank DecidueyeSM
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

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, Shadow Sneak is a move with 4 base power, 88% accuracy, and 16 PP. The user attacks enemy in the front, from up to 2 tiles away, even if there's an ally inbetween.

Pokémon Conquest

 
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Stars: ★★
Power: 26
Accuracy: 100%
Effect: None
Users: Dusclops   Spiritomb
Grid assumes the user is in the square marked by > facing to the right.
Orange squares indicate spaces that are hit.
Red squares indicate the knockback on hit Pokémon.
A blue square indicates the user's position after performing the move.

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description
Physical 3 75 90 100% An opponent Quick Move No additional effect.

Super Smash Bros. Series

Shadow Sneak is Greninja's side special. It can be charged to move a further distance. Greninja can move around while charging this attack.

Pokémon GO

In Pokémon GO, Shadow Sneak is a Charged Attack that has been available since February 16, 2017.

GO Ghost.png Shadow Sneak
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 50
Energy cost 33 33
Duration 2.9 seconds
Damage window 2.2 - 2.7 seconds
Shadow Sneak GO.png
Trainer Battles
Power 50
Energy cost 45 45
Secondary effect ?
Effect chance ?%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
AriadosMisdreavusRaltsKirliaShedinjaSableyeKecleonShuppetDuskullSpiritombGiratina (Altered Forme)PumpkabooDecidueye
By Elite Charged TM
By GO Snapshot
Smeargle
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Updates

Gyms & Raids
  • July 30, 2016
    • Power: 15 → 25
  • February 16, 2017
    • Power: 25 → 50
    • Energy cost: 20 → 33
    • Duration: 3.1 → 2.9 seconds
    • Damage window: 2.3 - 2.9 → 2.2 - 2.7 seconds

Pokémon UNITE

In Pokémon UNITE, Shadow Sneak is Aegislash's first move and Decidueye's second move.

Aegislash starts with the move as Honedge. The user casts a shadow in the designated direction, dealing damage to enemies hit. After the shadow hits an enemy or travels its maximum distance, the user warps to the shadow’s location, dealing damage to nearby enemies and increase boost count by 1. After evolving into Doublade at level 5, this move is replaced by either Sacred Sword or Shadow Claw.

Decidueye can obtain the move by reaching level 8 and upgrading Astonish into it instead of Leaf Storm. The user creates a shadow that takes hold of one enemy in the area of effect, dealing damage and decreasing their movement speed by 30%, decreasing their Defense by 60%, and increasing the user’s movement speed by 70% for 3s. At level 13, the Defense decrease is now 80%.

Description

Games Description
MDTDS Inflicts damage on a target up to 2 tiles away.
BSL てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえる 2マスまで とどく
Conq. The user extends its shadow and attacks the enemy from behind.
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U Hold B to move the shadow. Release B to attack.*
MDGtI
SMD
MDRTDX
It damages an enemy. It reaches up to 2 tiles away.


In the anime

Nanu Sableye Shadow Sneak.png Rocket Prize Master Jessie Dusclops Shadow Sneak 1.png Diantha Gourgeist Shadow Sneak.png Banette Shadow Sneak.png
Sableye Dusclops Gourgeist Banette
The user extends its shadow and attacks the opponent from behind.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
Sableye Sableye Sableye creates a shadow of itself on the ground, which extends past the opponent. The shadow then attacks the opponent.
Nanu's Sableye Guiding an Awakening! Debut
Dusclops Dusclops Dusclops extends two shadows from its feet at the opponent. When the shadows reach the opponent, they attack them in turns.
Team Rocket's Dusclops A Chilling Curse! None
Banette Banette Banette creates a shadow on the ground, which extends past the opponent. The shadow then attacks the opponent.
A Trainer's Banette JN110 None
Gourgeist Gourgeist Gourgeist creates a shadow on the ground, which extends past the opponent. The shadow then attacks the opponent.
Diantha's Gourgeist JN116 None


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Try Adventure


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 影子偷襲 Yíngjí Tāujaahp
Mandarin 影子偷襲 / 影子偷袭 Yǐngzi Tōuxí
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Sluipschaduw
France Flag.png French Ombre Portée
Germany Flag.png German Schattenstoß
Greece Flag.png Greek Λαθροσκιοβασία Lathroskiovasía
Italy Flag.png Italian Furtivombra
South Korea Flag.png Korean 야습 Yaseup
Poland Flag.png Polish Cienisty Podstęp
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Furtividade nas Sombras
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Sombra Traiçoeira
Spain Flag.png Spanish Sombra Vil
Thailand Flag.png Thai แฝงเงา
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Ảnh Kích



Variations of the move Quick Attack
PhysicalIC.png Quick AttackMach PunchAqua Jet
Bullet PunchIce ShardShadow SneakAccelerock
SpecialIC.png Vacuum Wave


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