Night Slash (move)

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Night Slash
つじぎり Crossroad Killing
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Type  Dark
Category  Physical
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  70
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
A basic performance using a move known by the Pokémon.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Affected by how well the previous Pokémon's move went.

Night Slash (Japanese: つじぎり Crossroad Killing) is a damage-dealing Dark-type move introduced in Generation IV.

Effect

Night Slash deals damage and has an increased critical hit ratio.

Description

Games Description
DPPtHGSS The user slashes the foe the instant an opportunity arises. It has a high critical-hit ratio.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SM
The user slashes the target the instant an opportunity arises. Critical hits land more easily.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
051 Dugtrio Dugtrio
Field Field 1 1 1 1
051 Dugtrio Dugtrio
Alola Form
Field Field 1
052 Meowth Meowth
Field Field 49 49 49 49
052 Meowth Meowth
Alola Form
Field Field 49
053 Persian Persian
Field Field 61 61 61 61
053 Persian Persian
Alola Form
Field Field 61
083 Farfetch'd Farfetch'd
Flying Field 33 33 33 33
123 Scyther Scyther
Bug Bug 45 45 45 45
141 Kabutops Kabutops
Water 1 Water 3 72 72 1, 72 1, 72
212 Scizor Scizor
Bug Bug 45 45 45 45
214 Heracross Heracross
Bug Bug 1 1 1 1
227 Skarmory Skarmory
Flying Flying 50DP
45PtHGSS
50 50XY
53ORAS
53
254 Sceptile Sceptile
Monster Dragon 1 1 1 1
319 Sharpedo Sharpedo
Water 2 Water 2 56 56 1, 56XY
1, 62ORAS
1, 62
336 Seviper Seviper
Field Dragon 46 46BW
31B2W2
31XY
28ORAS
26
341 Corphish Corphish
Water 1 Water 3 35 35 35XY
26ORAS
26
342 Crawdaunt Crawdaunt
Water 1 Water 3 39 39 39XY
26ORAS
26
359 Absol Absol
Field Field 52 52BW
41B2W2
41XY
29ORAS
29
402 Kricketune Kricketune
Bug Bug 42PtHGSS 42 42 42
430 Honchkrow Honchkrow
Flying Flying 45 55 1, 55 1, 55
434 Stunky Stunky
Field Field 31DP
32PtHGSS
37 37 31
435 Skuntank Skuntank
Field Field 31DP
32PtHGSS
41 41 31
451 Skorupi Skorupi
Bug Water 3 38B2W2 38 38
452 Drapion Drapion
Bug Water 3 38B2W2 38 38
461 Weavile Weavile
Field Field 35 38BW
35B2W2
35 35
469 Yanmega Yanmega
Bug Bug 1 1 1 1
472 Gliscor Gliscor
Bug Bug 31 31BW
27B2W2
27 27
475 Gallade Gallade
Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1 1
509 Purrloin Purrloin
Field Field 37 37 37
510 Liepard Liepard
Field Field 43 43 43
571 Zoroark Zoroark
Field Field 30 30 1
615 Cryogonal Cryogonal
Mineral Mineral 57 1, 57 1, 53
621 Druddigon Druddigon
Dragon Monster 40 40 40
624 Pawniard Pawniard
Human-Like Human-Like 49 49 49
625 Bisharp Bisharp
Human-Like Human-Like 49 49 49
658 Greninja Greninja
Water 1 Water 1 1, 70 1, 77
679 Honedge Honedge
Mineral Mineral 35 35
680 Doublade Doublade
Mineral Mineral 36 36
681 Aegislash Aegislash
Mineral Mineral 1 1
686 Inkay Inkay
Water 1 Water 2 46 46
687 Malamar Malamar
Water 1 Water 2 46 46
688 Binacle Binacle
Water 3 Water 3 41 41
689 Barbaracle Barbaracle
Water 3 Water 3 44 44
716 Xerneas Xerneas
Undiscovered Undiscovered 51 51
798 Kartana Kartana
Undiscovered Undiscovered 31
800 Necrozma Necrozma
Undiscovered Undiscovered 23
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
027 Sandshrew Sandshrew
Field Field
027 Sandshrew Sandshrew
Alola Form
Field Field
056 Mankey Mankey
Field Field
083 Farfetch'd Farfetch'd
Flying Field
123 Scyther Scyther
Bug Bug
167 Spinarak Spinarak
Bug Bug
207 Gligar Gligar
Bug Bug
216 Teddiursa Teddiursa
Field Field
255 Torchic Torchic
Field Field
287 Slakoth Slakoth
Field Field
290 Nincada Nincada
Bug Bug
335 Zangoose Zangoose
Field Field
336 Seviper Seviper
Field Dragon
403 Shinx Shinx
Field Field HGSS
451 Skorupi Skorupi
Bug Water 3
501 Oshawott Oshawott
Field Field
519 Pidove Pidove
Flying Flying
557 Dwebble Dwebble
Bug Mineral
610 Axew Axew
Monster Dragon
613 Cubchoo Cubchoo
Field Field
631 Heatmor Heatmor
Field Field
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
287 Slakoth Slakoth
Field Field Dream World - Dream Park
290 Nincada Nincada
Bug Bug Dream World - Dream Park
403 Shinx Shinx
Field Field Dream World - Pleasant Forest
558 Crustle Crustle
Bug Mineral Dream World - Rugged Mountain
610 Axew Axew
Monster Dragon Dream World - Icy Cave
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 Conquest

 
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Table 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.
★★★
Power = 38 | Accuracy = 100% | Effect = Has an increased critical hit ratio.
Used by : Weavile   Bisharp

Pokémon GO

Night Slash
Special Attack
Type Dark
Power 30
Energy bar 4
Duration 2.7 seconds
Critical rate 25%
Drain  ?%
Eligible Pokémon:
MeowthPersianPrimeapeScyther

Prior to an update to Niantic's servers on July 30, Night Slash had a power of 25.

Description

Games Description
MDTDS Inflicts damage on the target. It has a high critical-hit rate.
Conq. Slash the target while its attention is diverted. It has a high critical-hit ratio.

In the anime

Ricard Nouveau Purrloin Night Slash.png Paul Honchkrow Night Slash.png Zoroark Night Slash.png Alain Weavile Night Slash.png
Purrloin Honchkrow Zoroark Weavile
The user's hands/claws/wings glow. The user then attacks its opponent.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
430 Honchkrow One or both of Honchkrow's wings glow light blue, purple or white. It then flies down and hits the opponent with its wings.
Paul's Honchkrow Aiding the Enemy! Debut
571 Zoroark Both of Zoroark's claws glow crimson and it slashes the opponent with one of them.
Zoroark (M13) Zoroark: Master of Illusions None
509 Purrloin Purrloin's claws turn a whitish purple, and it slashes the opponent with them.
Ricard Nouveau's Purrloin Clash of the Connoisseurs! None
510 Liepard Liepard slashes the opponent with its claws.
Misaki's Liepard Kyurem VS. The Sword of Justice None
658 Greninja Greninja creates a purple energy sword in the palm of one of its hands and then grabs it with the other hand. It then slashes the opponent with it.
Sanpei's Greninja The Legend of the Ninja Hero! None
Ippei's Greninja The Festival of Decisions! None
680 Doublade Doublade's two swords glow light-purple and then it charges its swords towards the opponent until the swords strike the opponent.
Sawyer's Doublade A Full-Strength Battle Surprise! None
461 Weavile Weavile's creates a light-purple energy sword by pulling it out of the inside of one its hands, with its other hand, and it slashes its opponent with that sword.
Alain's Weavile Finals Not for the Faint-Hearted! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga


In other generations

Night Slash IV.png Night Slash V.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

  • The Japanese name つじぎり (Crossroad Killing) refers to the way in which some samurai would test new swords in feudal Japan, known as Tsujigiri. This was by hiding in wait by a road (typically a crossroads, thus its literal translation) and waiting for an unsuspecting commoner (i.e. lower class, and so with far fewer rights than the samurai class) to pass by. He would then strike to kill, and in this way learn how well his new sword could cut.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 暗襲要害 Amjaahp Yiuhoih *
街頭試刀 Gāaitàuh Sidōu *
Mandarin 暗襲要害 / 暗袭要害 Ànxí Yàohài *
街頭試刀 Jiētóu Shìdāo *
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Nachthak
France Flag.png French Tranche-Nuit
Germany Flag.png German Nachthieb
Greece Flag.png Greek Νυκτερινός Τεμαχισμός Nykterinós Temachismós
Italy Flag.png Italian Nottesferza
South Korea Flag.png Korean 깜짝베기 Kkamjjakbegi
Poland Flag.png Polish Nocne Cięcie
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Corte Noturno
Talho Noturno (XY series, TCG, and manga)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Golpe Noturno
Romania Flag.png Romanian Tăietura de Noapte
Russia Flag.png Russian Ночной Удар Nochnoy Udar
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Rasguño Nocturno (DP100-DP131)
Cuchillada Nocturna (BW080)
Spain Flag.png Spain Tajo Umbrío



Variations of the move Slash
Physical SlashCross PoisonNight SlashPsycho CutShadow Claw
Formerly a variation
Physical Leaf Blade


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