Spectral Thief (move)

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Spectral Thief
シャドースチール Shadow Steal
Spectral Thief VIII.png
Spectral Thief VIII 2.png
Type  Ghost
Category  Physical
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  90
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation VII
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Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
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Appeal  0  
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Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

Spectral Thief (Japanese: シャドースチール Shadow Steal) is a damage-dealing Ghost-type move introduced in Generation VII. It is the signature move of Marshadow. It can be upgraded to the special Z-Move Soul-Stealing 7-Star Strike by Marshadow holding Marshadium Z.

Effect

Spectral Thief deals damage. If successful, it also steals the target's positive stat stages (if any) immediately before dealing damage. Spectral Thief bypasses substitutes, and can successfully steal stat boosts from the boss of a Max Raid Battle even if it currently has a shield up. If the target has an Ability such as Clear Body, White Smoke, or Hyper Cutter that normally prevents some or all of its stats from being lowered, Spectral Thief can still steal boosts in those stats.

Spectral Thief will steal all positive stat stages; even if the sum of the user's existing stat stages and the target's stat stages exceeds +6 in a stat, as long as the target's stat stages are positive, they will be reduced to 0. If the user has the Ability Simple, then the stolen stat stages will be doubled; if the user has the Ability Contrary, then the stat boosts will become stat drops when stolen.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Spectral Thief cannot be selected in a battle.

Description

Games Description
SMUSUM
SwShLA
SV
The user hides in the target's shadow, steals the target's stat boosts, and then attacks.
BDSP This move can’t be used. It’s recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can’t be remembered.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII IX
802 Marshadow Marshadow
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No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 45 72SwSh
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 VIII

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
802 Marshadow MarshadowLv. 60
FightingIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered Pokémon Scrap 2020 Marshadow
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 Rumble Rush

GhostIC RR.png Spectral Thief
★★★★
Attack power 102.6584
Charge time 1.38 seconds
Range type Circular (ranged)
Number of hits 1
Number of projectiles 1
Critical hit rate 1.5%
Additional effect None
Spectral Thief Rumble Rush.png

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description Playable Users
Physical 2 3 85 102 100% An opponent Returns the target’s raised stats to normal and raises the user’s stats by the same amount. Sygna Suit Korrina & Marshadow (Direct link)

In the anime

In other generations

Trivia

  • If Battle Effects are turned off, Spectral Thief will still display one if it steals any stat boosts.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 暗影偷盜 Amyíng Tāudouh
Mandarin 暗影偷盜 / 暗影偷盗 Ànyǐng Tōudào
France Flag.png French Clepto-Mânes
Germany Flag.png German Diebesschatten
Italy Flag.png Italian Ombrafurto
South Korea Flag.png Korean 섀도스틸 Syaedoseutil
Russia Flag.png Russian Призрачный Вор Prizrachnyy Vor
Spain Flag.png Spanish Robasombra



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