Night Shade (move)

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Night Shade
ナイトヘッド Night Head
Night Shade.png
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Type  Ghost
Category  Special
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  Varies
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  1
Startles Pokémon that made a same-type appeal.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
A basic performance using a move known by the Pokémon.
Condition  Clever
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
An appealing move that can be used repeatedly without boring the audience.

Night Shade (Japanese: ナイトヘッド Night Head) is a damage-dealing Ghost-type move introduced in Generation I. Prior to Generation II, it was the signature move of the Gastly evolutionary line.

Effect

Generation I

Night Shade inflicts damage equal to the user's level.

Although Night Shade is a Ghost-type move, its type does not alter the amount of damage it inflicts. Night Shade hits both Normal-type Pokémon and Psychic-type Pokémon, both of which have immunities to Ghost-type moves during Generation I.

Generation II

Night Shade is now affected by type immunities, meaning that it cannot hit Normal-type Pokémon. Because the type mechanics were altered so that Psychic-type Pokémon are no longer immune to Ghost-type moves, Psychic-type Pokémon are still not immune to Night Shade.

Description

Games Description
Stad A Ghost-type attack. Highly accurate, it inflicts damage regardless of the target's type.
Stad2 A Ghost-type attack. Highly accurate, it always inflicts damage.
GSC The user's level equals damage HP.
RSEColo.XD Inflicts damage identical to the user's level.
FRLG An attack with a mirage that inflicts damage matching the user's level.
DPPtHGSS The user makes the foe see a mirage. It inflicts damage matching the user's level.
BWB2W2 The user makes the target see a frightening mirage. It inflicts damage matching the user's level.
XYORAS
SM
The user makes the target see a frightening mirage. It inflicts damage equal to the user's level.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
092 Gastly Gastly
Amorphous Amorphous 1 21 21RSE
16FRLG
15 15 15
093 Haunter Haunter
Amorphous Amorphous 1 21 21RSE
16FRLG
15 15 15
094 Gengar Gengar
Amorphous Amorphous 1 21 21RSE
16FRLG
15 15 15
167 Spinarak Spinarak
Bug Bug 17 17 15 15 15
168 Ariados Ariados
Bug Bug 17 17 15 15 15
177 Natu Natu
Flying Flying 10 10 6 6 6
178 Xatu Xatu
Flying Flying 1, 10 10 6 6 6XY
1, 6ORAS
198 Murkrow Murkrow
Flying Flying 26 27 21 21 21
302 Sableye Sableye
Human-Like Human-Like 9 8 8 8XY
6ORAS
353 Shuppet Shuppet
Amorphous Amorphous 13 8 8BW
7B2W2
7
354 Banette Banette
Amorphous Amorphous 1, 13 1, 5 1, 5BW
1, 7B2W2
1, 7
355 Duskull Duskull
Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1 1
356 Dusclops Dusclops
Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1 1
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Undiscovered Undiscovered 5 9 9 9XY
7ORAS
477 Dusknoir Dusknoir
Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1
491 Darkrai Darkrai
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1DP
562 Yamask Yamask
Mineral Amorphous 13 13
563 Cofagrigus Cofagrigus
Mineral Amorphous 13 13
592 Frillish Frillish
Amorphous Amorphous 9 9
593 Jellicent Jellicent
Amorphous Amorphous 1, 9 1, 9
607 Litwick Litwick
Amorphous Amorphous 13 13
608 Lampent Lampent
Amorphous Amorphous 13 13
622 Golett Golett
Mineral Mineral 35 35
623 Golurk Golurk
Mineral Mineral 35 35
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 Egg Groups Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII
163 Hoothoot Hoothoot
Flying Flying
441 Chatot Chatot
Flying Flying
577 Solosis Solosis
Amorphous Amorphous
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By Move Tutor

# Pokémon Egg Groups Game
FRLG E XD
151 Mew Mew
Undiscovered Undiscovered
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 Egg Groups Obtained with
163 Hoothoot Hoothoot
Flying Flying Dream World - Windswept Sky
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 II

# Pokémon Egg Groups Obtained with
163 Hoothoot Hoothoot
Flying Flying Pokémon Center Mystery Egg #3
New York Pokémon Center
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

Description

Games Description
MDRB Damages all foes around the user. The amount of damage depends on the user's level.

In the anime

Drake Gengar Night Shade.png Trip Frillish Night Shade.png Deoxys purple crystal Night Shade.png Doyle Solosis Night Shade.png
Gengar Frillish Deoxys Solosis
The user fires a black beam at the opponent.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
094 Gengar Gengar fires a black or dark crimson beam, outlined in red, blue, or purple from its eyes or hands at the opponent. Sometimes, its eyes glow red.
A giant Gengar The Ancient Puzzle of Pokémopolis Debut
Drake's Gengar Hello, Pummelo! None
Morty's Gengar A Ghost of a Chance None
Gengar of Team Meanies Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Team Go-Getters out of the Gate None
Fantina's Gengar Shield with a Twist! None
092 Gastly Gastly fires a light purple beam from its body at the opponent, or Gastly fires two black beams outlined in dark red from its eyes at the opponent.
Captain's Gastly A Shipful of Shivers None
Multiple wild Gastly A Ghost of a Chance None
Morty's Gastly From Ghost to Ghost None
093 Haunter Haunter's eyes glow red, and it fires multiple black beams outlined in streaks of dark red from its eyes at the opponent.
Morty's Haunter From Ghost to Ghost None
Four wild Haunter Hoenn Alone! None
168 Ariados Ariados's horn glows black and it fires a black beam streaked with dark red lines from its horn at the opponent, or Ariados shoots two black beams outlined in dark red from its eyes at the opponent.
Oakley's Ariados Pokémon Heroes: Latios & Latias None
Forrester Franklin's Ariados All in a Day's Wurmple None
302 Sableye Sableye's eyes glow red and it fires two black beams outlined in dark red from them at the opponent.
A wild Sableye Ready, Willing, and Sableye None
356 Dusclops A black-purple energy with a blue outline covers Dusclops's eye and it releases it at the opponent as a beam.
Butler's Dusclops Jirachi: Wish Maker None
386A Deoxys Deoxys releases a black energy beam outlined in dark red at the opponent from the crystal on its chest.
Deoxys (Purple Crystal) Destiny Deoxys None
Deoxys (Green Crystal) Destiny Deoxys None
592 Frillish Frillish's eyes become surrounded in a purple aura. The aura then becomes replaced with a bright pink glow and Frillish's body glows pale pink. Frillish then holds out its tentacles and waves both of them up and down in a fast-paced hypnotic pattern. It then releases multiple pink rings from the outline of its body at the opponent . When the opponent is hit by the rings, its body becomes outlined in light purple, damaging it.
Trip's Frillish A Rival Battle for Club Champ! None
562 Yamask Yamask's eyes start to glow bright pink and its body glows pale purple. Then, it releases multiple crimson rings from its face at the opponent. The rings grow larger as they travel, and when the opponent gets hit by the crimson rings, its body becomes outlined in light purple, damaging it.
James's Yamask The Dragon Master's Path! None
577 Solosis Solosis's eyes start to glow bright pink and its body turns pale purple. It then releases multiple crimson rings from its body at the opponent. When the rings hit the opponent, its body becomes surrounded in pale purple, damaging it.
Doyle's Solosis Where Did You Go, Audino? None
354 Banette Banette's eyes start to glow bright pink and its body turns pale purple. It then releases multiple crimson rings from its body at the opponent. When the rings hit the opponent, its body becomes surrounded in pale purple, damaging it.
A wild Banette Celebrating the Hero's Comet! None

In the manga

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga


In the How I Became a Pokémon Card manga


In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga


In other generations

Night Shade I.png Night Shade II.png Night Shade III.png Night Shade 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
Night Shade V.png Night Shade PMD RB.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
Night Shade Stad.png Night Shade Stad2.png Night Shade Colo.png Night Shade XD.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

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 黑夜詛咒 Hēiyè Zǔzhòu
Denmark Flag.png Danish Natskygge
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Nachtschaduw
Finland Flag.png Finnish Yövarjo
Varjomäjäys (AG014)
France Flag.png French Ombre Nocturne*
Ténèbres*
Germany Flag.png German Nachtnebel
Greece Flag.png Greek Νυχτερινό Σύνδρομο
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Bayangan Malam
Italy Flag.png Italian Ombra Notturna*
Ombra Nott.*
South Korea Flag.png Korean 나이트헤드 Night Head
Poland Flag.png Polish Cień Nocy
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Sombra Noturna
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Sombra Noturna
Romania Flag.png Romanian Umbra Nopții
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Noćna Senka
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Sombra de la Noche (EP095)
Tinieblas (EP111, EP182, BW010)
Rayo Nocturno (M05, AG014)
Sombra Nocturna (DP102, BW035-present)
Spain Flag.png Spain Tinieblas
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Cái Bóng Trong Đêm


Variations of the move Night Shade
Physical Seismic Toss
Special Night Shade



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