Shadow Ball (move)

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Shadow Ball
シャドーボール Shadow Ball
Shadow Ball.png
Shadow Ball 2.png
Type  Ghost
Category  Special
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  80
Accuracy  100%
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
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation II
Condition  Smart
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jam  0  
Scrambles up the order of appeals on the next turn.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +2 if the Pokémon performs first in the turn.
Condition  Clever
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Quite an appealing move.

Shadow Ball (Japanese: シャドーボール Shadow Ball) is a damage-dealing Ghost-type move introduced in Generation II. It has been TM30 since Generation II.

Effect

Shadow Ball deals damage and has a 20% chance of lowering the target's Special Defense by one stage.

Generation VI

Pokémon with Bulletproof are unaffected by Shadow Ball.

Description

Games Description
Stad2 A Ghost-type attack. Has a one-in-five chance of reducing the target Spcl.Def.
GSC An attack that may lower Spcl. Def.
RSE Hurls a black blob that may lower Sp. Def.*
Hurls a dark lump at the foe. It may lower Sp. Def.*
FRLG A shadowy blob is hurled at the foe. May also lower the foe's Sp. Def.
Colo.XD Hurls a black blob that may lower the target's Sp. Def.*
Hurls a dark lump at the target. It may lower Sp. Def.*
DPPtHGSS The user hurls a shadowy blob at the foe. It may also lower the foe's Sp. Def stat.
BWB2W2 The user hurls a shadowy blob at the target. It may also lower the target's Sp. Def stat.
XYORAS
SM
The user hurls a shadowy blob at the target. This may also lower the target's Sp. Def stat.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
092 Gastly Gastly
Amorphous Amorphous 36FRLG 29 29 29
093 Haunter Haunter
Amorphous Amorphous 45FRLG 33 33 33
094 Gengar Gengar
Amorphous Amorphous 45FRLG 33 33 33
200 Misdreavus Misdreavus
Amorphous Amorphous 37 41 41
292 Shedinja Shedinja
Mineral Mineral 38 59 59 59XY
33ORAS
302 Sableye Sableye
Human-Like Human-Like 41 53 57 57XY
39ORAS
353 Shuppet Shuppet
Amorphous Amorphous 44 31 35BW
30B2W2
30
354 Banette Banette
Amorphous Amorphous 48 31 35BW
30B2W2
30
355 Duskull Duskull
Amorphous Amorphous 41ORAS
356 Dusclops Dusclops
Amorphous Amorphous 45ORAS
425 Drifloon Drifloon
Amorphous Amorphous 38 43BW
36B2W2
36
426 Drifblim Drifblim
Amorphous Amorphous 44 51BW
40B2W2
40
477 Dusknoir Dusknoir
Amorphous Amorphous 45ORAS
478 Froslass Froslass
Fairy Mineral 42ORAS
562 Yamask Yamask
Mineral Amorphous 37 37
563 Cofagrigus Cofagrigus
Mineral Amorphous 39 39
607 Litwick Litwick
Amorphous Amorphous 49 49
608 Lampent Lampent
Amorphous Amorphous 53 53
655 Delphox Delphox
Field Field 1
678 Meowstic Meowstic
Female
Field Field 31
710 Pumpkaboo Pumpkaboo
Amorphous Amorphous 36
711 Gourgeist Gourgeist
Amorphous Amorphous 36, 70
720 Hoopa Hoopa
Hoopa Confined
Undiscovered Undiscovered 68XY
55ORAS
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TM

# Pokémon Egg Groups Machine
I
[[|]]
II
TM30
III
TM30
IV
TM30
V
TM30
VI
TM30
VII
TM30
012 Butterfree Butterfree
Bug Bug
019 Rattata Rattata
Field Field
020 Raticate Raticate
Field Field
031 Nidoqueen Nidoqueen
Undiscovered Undiscovered
034 Nidoking Nidoking
Monster Field
035 Clefairy Clefairy
Fairy Fairy
036 Clefable Clefable
Fairy Fairy
039 Jigglypuff Jigglypuff
Fairy Fairy
040 Wigglytuff Wigglytuff
Fairy Fairy
041 Zubat Zubat
Flying Flying
042 Golbat Golbat
Flying Flying
052 Meowth Meowth
Field Field
053 Persian Persian
Field Field
063 Abra Abra
Human-Like Human-Like
064 Kadabra Kadabra
Human-Like Human-Like
065 Alakazam Alakazam
Human-Like Human-Like
079 Slowpoke Slowpoke
Monster Water 1
080 Slowbro Slowbro
Monster Water 1
088 Grimer Grimer
Amorphous Amorphous
089 Muk Muk
Amorphous Amorphous
092 Gastly Gastly
Amorphous Amorphous
093 Haunter Haunter
Amorphous Amorphous
094 Gengar Gengar
Amorphous Amorphous
096 Drowzee Drowzee
Human-Like Human-Like
097 Hypno Hypno
Human-Like Human-Like
108 Lickitung Lickitung
Monster Monster
109 Koffing Koffing
Amorphous Amorphous
110 Weezing Weezing
Amorphous Amorphous
113 Chansey Chansey
Fairy Fairy
115 Kangaskhan Kangaskhan
Monster Monster
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime
Human-Like Human-Like
124 Jynx Jynx
Human-Like Human-Like
133 Eevee Eevee
Field Field
134 Vaporeon Vaporeon
Field Field
135 Jolteon Jolteon
Field Field
136 Flareon Flareon
Field Field
137 Porygon Porygon
Mineral Mineral
143 Snorlax Snorlax
Monster Monster
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo
Undiscovered Undiscovered
151 Mew Mew
Undiscovered Undiscovered
161 Sentret Sentret
Field Field
162 Furret Furret
Field Field
163 Hoothoot Hoothoot
Flying Flying
164 Noctowl Noctowl
Flying Flying
169 Crobat Crobat
Flying Flying
173 Cleffa Cleffa
Undiscovered Undiscovered
174 Igglybuff Igglybuff
Undiscovered Undiscovered
175 Togepi Togepi
Undiscovered Undiscovered
176 Togetic Togetic
Fairy Flying
177 Natu Natu
Flying Flying
178 Xatu Xatu
Flying Flying
190 Aipom Aipom
Field Field
193 Yanma Yanma
Bug Bug
196 Espeon Espeon
Field Field
197 Umbreon Umbreon
Field Field
198 Murkrow Murkrow
Flying Flying
199 Slowking Slowking
Monster Water 1
200 Misdreavus Misdreavus
Amorphous Amorphous
203 Girafarig Girafarig
Field Field
206 Dunsparce Dunsparce
Field Field
209 Snubbull Snubbull
Field Fairy
210 Granbull Granbull
Field Fairy
211 Qwilfish Qwilfish
Water 2 Water 2
215 Sneasel Sneasel
Field Field
222 Corsola Corsola
Water 1 Water 3
228 Houndour Houndour
Field Field
229 Houndoom Houndoom
Field Field
233 Porygon2 Porygon2
Mineral Mineral
234 Stantler Stantler
Field Field
238 Smoochum Smoochum
Undiscovered Undiscovered
241 Miltank Miltank
Field Field
242 Blissey Blissey
Fairy Fairy
243 Raikou Raikou
Undiscovered Undiscovered
244 Entei Entei
Undiscovered Undiscovered
245 Suicune Suicune
Undiscovered Undiscovered
249 Lugia Lugia
Undiscovered Undiscovered
250 Ho-Oh Ho-Oh
Undiscovered Undiscovered
251 Celebi Celebi
Undiscovered Undiscovered
261 Poochyena Poochyena
Field Field
262 Mightyena Mightyena
Field Field
263 Zigzagoon Zigzagoon
Field Field
264 Linoone Linoone
Field Field
267 Beautifly Beautifly
Bug Bug
269 Dustox Dustox
Bug Bug
273 Seedot Seedot
Field Grass
274 Nuzleaf Nuzleaf
Field Grass
275 Shiftry Shiftry
Field Grass
280 Ralts Ralts
Amorphous Amorphous
281 Kirlia Kirlia
Amorphous Amorphous
282 Gardevoir Gardevoir
Amorphous Amorphous
283 Surskit Surskit
Water 1 Bug
284 Masquerain Masquerain
Water 1 Bug
287 Slakoth Slakoth
Field Field
288 Vigoroth Vigoroth
Field Field
289 Slaking Slaking
Field Field
290 Nincada Nincada
Bug Bug
291 Ninjask Ninjask
Bug Bug
292 Shedinja Shedinja
Mineral Mineral
293 Whismur Whismur
Monster Field
294 Loudred Loudred
Monster Field
295 Exploud Exploud
Monster Field
300 Skitty Skitty
Field Fairy
301 Delcatty Delcatty
Field Fairy
302 Sableye Sableye
Human-Like Human-Like
303 Mawile Mawile
Field Fairy
307 Meditite Meditite
Human-Like Human-Like
308 Medicham Medicham
Human-Like Human-Like
313 Volbeat Volbeat
Human-Like Bug
314 Illumise Illumise
Human-Like Bug
315 Roselia Roselia
Fairy Grass
316 Gulpin Gulpin
Amorphous Amorphous
317 Swalot Swalot
Amorphous Amorphous
325 Spoink Spoink
Field Field
326 Grumpig Grumpig
Field Field
327 Spinda Spinda
Field Human-Like
335 Zangoose Zangoose
Field Field
337 Lunatone Lunatone
Mineral Mineral
338 Solrock Solrock
Mineral Mineral
343 Baltoy Baltoy
Mineral Mineral
344 Claydol Claydol
Mineral Mineral
351 Castform Castform
Fairy Amorphous
352 Kecleon Kecleon
Field Field
353 Shuppet Shuppet
Amorphous Amorphous
354 Banette Banette
Amorphous Amorphous
355 Duskull Duskull
Amorphous Amorphous
356 Dusclops Dusclops
Amorphous Amorphous
358 Chimecho Chimecho
Amorphous Amorphous
359 Absol Absol
Field Field
361 Snorunt Snorunt
Fairy Mineral
362 Glalie Glalie
Fairy Mineral
368 Gorebyss Gorebyss
Water 1 Water 1
375 Metang Metang
Mineral Mineral
376 Metagross Metagross
Mineral Mineral
380 Latias Latias
Undiscovered Undiscovered
381 Latios Latios
Undiscovered Undiscovered
385 Jirachi Jirachi
Undiscovered Undiscovered
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Undiscovered Undiscovered
399 Bidoof Bidoof
Water 1 Field
400 Bibarel Bibarel
Water 1 Field
406 Budew Budew
Undiscovered Undiscovered
407 Roserade Roserade
Fairy Grass
413 Wormadam Wormadam
Bug Bug
414 Mothim Mothim
Bug Bug
424 Ambipom Ambipom
Field Field
425 Drifloon Drifloon
Amorphous Amorphous
426 Drifblim Drifblim
Amorphous Amorphous
427 Buneary Buneary
Field Human-Like
428 Lopunny Lopunny
Field Human-Like
429 Mismagius Mismagius
Amorphous Amorphous
430 Honchkrow Honchkrow
Flying Flying
431 Glameow Glameow
Field Field
432 Purugly Purugly
Field Field
433 Chingling Chingling
Undiscovered Undiscovered
434 Stunky Stunky
Field Field
435 Skuntank Skuntank
Field Field
436 Bronzor Bronzor
Mineral Mineral
437 Bronzong Bronzong
Mineral Mineral
439 Mime Jr. Mime Jr.
Undiscovered Undiscovered
440 Happiny Happiny
Undiscovered Undiscovered
442 Spiritomb Spiritomb
Amorphous Amorphous
446 Munchlax Munchlax
Undiscovered Undiscovered
448 Lucario Lucario
Field Human-Like
451 Skorupi Skorupi
Water 3 Bug
452 Drapion Drapion
Bug Water 3
453 Croagunk Croagunk
Human-Like Human-Like
454 Toxicroak Toxicroak
Human-Like Human-Like
459 Snover Snover
Monster Grass
460 Abomasnow Abomasnow
Monster Grass
461 Weavile Weavile
Field Field
463 Lickilicky Lickilicky
Monster Monster
468 Togekiss Togekiss
Fairy Flying
469 Yanmega Yanmega
Bug Bug
470 Leafeon Leafeon
Field Field
471 Glaceon Glaceon
Field Field
474 Porygon-Z Porygon-Z
Mineral Mineral
475 Gallade Gallade
Amorphous Amorphous
477 Dusknoir Dusknoir
Amorphous Amorphous
478 Froslass Froslass
Fairy Mineral
479 Rotom Rotom
Amorphous Amorphous
480 Uxie Uxie
Undiscovered Undiscovered
481 Mesprit Mesprit
Undiscovered Undiscovered
482 Azelf Azelf
Undiscovered Undiscovered
487 Giratina Giratina
Undiscovered Undiscovered
488 Cresselia Cresselia
Undiscovered Undiscovered
490 Manaphy Manaphy
Water 1 Fairy
491 Darkrai Darkrai
Undiscovered Undiscovered
493 Arceus Arceus
Undiscovered Undiscovered
494 Victini Victini
Undiscovered Undiscovered
504 Patrat Patrat
Field Field
505 Watchog Watchog
Field Field
506 Lillipup Lillipup
Field Field
507 Herdier Herdier
Field Field
508 Stoutland Stoutland
Field Field
509 Purrloin Purrloin
Field Field
510 Liepard Liepard
Field Field
517 Munna Munna
Field Field
518 Musharna Musharna
Field Field
527 Woobat Woobat
Field Flying
528 Swoobat Swoobat
Field Flying
531 Audino Audino
Fairy Fairy
547 Whimsicott Whimsicott
Grass Fairy
561 Sigilyph Sigilyph
Flying Flying
562 Yamask Yamask
Mineral Amorphous
563 Cofagrigus Cofagrigus
Mineral Amorphous
570 Zorua Zorua
Field Field
571 Zoroark Zoroark
Field Field
574 Gothita Gothita
Human-Like Human-Like
575 Gothorita Gothorita
Human-Like Human-Like
576 Gothitelle Gothitelle
Human-Like Human-Like
577 Solosis Solosis
Amorphous Amorphous
578 Duosion Duosion
Amorphous Amorphous
579 Reuniclus Reuniclus
Amorphous Amorphous
585 Deerling Deerling
Field Field
586 Sawsbuck Sawsbuck
Field Field
592 Frillish Frillish
Amorphous Amorphous
593 Jellicent Jellicent
Amorphous Amorphous
594 Alomomola Alomomola
Water 1 Water 2
605 Elgyem Elgyem
Human-Like Human-Like
606 Beheeyem Beheeyem
Human-Like Human-Like
607 Litwick Litwick
Amorphous Amorphous
608 Lampent Lampent
Amorphous Amorphous
609 Chandelure Chandelure
Amorphous Amorphous
622 Golett Golett
Mineral Mineral
623 Golurk Golurk
Mineral Mineral
629 Vullaby Vullaby
Flying Flying
630 Mandibuzz Mandibuzz
Flying Flying
643 Reshiram Reshiram
Undiscovered Undiscovered
644 Zekrom Zekrom
Undiscovered Undiscovered
646 Kyurem Kyurem
Undiscovered Undiscovered
648 Meloetta Meloetta
Undiscovered Undiscovered
655 Delphox Delphox
Field Field
678 Meowstic Meowstic
Male
Field Field
678 Meowstic Meowstic
Female
Field Field
681 Aegislash Aegislash
Mineral Mineral
690 Skrelp Skrelp
Water 1 Dragon
691 Dragalge Dragalge
Water 1 Dragon
693 Clawitzer Clawitzer
Water 1 Water 3
700 Sylveon Sylveon
Field Field
708 Phantump Phantump
Amorphous Grass
709 Trevenant Trevenant
Amorphous Grass
710 Pumpkaboo Pumpkaboo
Amorphous Amorphous
711 Gourgeist Gourgeist
Amorphous Amorphous
714 Noibat Noibat
Flying Flying
715 Noivern Noivern
Flying Flying
717 Yveltal Yveltal
Undiscovered Undiscovered
720 Hoopa Hoopa
Hoopa Confined
Undiscovered Undiscovered
720 Hoopa Hoopa
Hoopa Unbound
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 IV

# Pokémon Egg Groups Obtained with
133 Eevee Eevee
Field Field My Pokémon Ranch
491 Darkrai Darkrai
Undiscovered Undiscovered Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia - Liberate the Tower!
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

Super Smash Bros. series

Shadow Ball is Mewtwo's standard special move. It is chargeable and moves in a zigzag fashion. In Super Smash Bros. Melee, while Mewtwo charges, any enemy that touches the charging Shadow Ball gets damaged. This was changed in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U, where it no longer can damage opponents while charging. Mewtwo also uses Shadow Ball on its opponent when throwing them forwards.

Lucario, who debuted in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, uses Aura Sphere, which functions similarly.

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 = 43 | Accuracy = 100% | Effect = Has a 20% chance of lowering the target's Defense.
Used by : Gengar   Drifblim   Mismagius   Dusknoir

Pokémon GO

Shadow Ball
Special Attack
Type Ghost
Power 45
Energy bar 3
Duration 3.08 seconds
Critical rate 5%
Drain  ?%
Eligible Pokémon:
AbraKadabraAlakazamHaunterGengarHypno
WeezingMr. MimeMewtwo

Prior to an update to Niantic's servers on July 30, Shadow Ball had a power of 40.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target, even at a distance. It may also lower the target's Special Defense by one level.
Conq. Attack the enemy with a ball of dark shadows, lowering the enemy's Defense.

In the anime

In the main series


In Pokémon Generations


In the manga

In the Ash & Pikachu manga


In the Be the Best! Pokémon B+W manga


In the movie adaptations


In the Phantom Thief Pokémon 7 manga


In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga


In the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blazing Exploration Team manga


In the Pocket Monsters Platinum: Aim to Be Battle King!! manga


In the Pokémon Try Adventure manga


In other generations

Shadow Ball II.png Shadow Ball III.png Shadow Ball IV.png Shadow Ball 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
Shadow Ball 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
Shadow Ball Stad2.png Shadow Ball Colo.png Shadow Ball 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 影子球 Yǐngzi Qiú
Denmark Flag.png Danish Skyggekugle
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Schaduwbal
Finland Flag.png Finnish Varjopallo
France Flag.png French Ball'Ombre
Germany Flag.png German Spukball
Greece Flag.png Greek Σφαίρα Ερέβους
India Flag.png Hindi छाया का गोला Chhaya Ka Gola
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Bola Bayangan
Bola Gelap
Italy Flag.png Italian Palla Ombra
South Korea Flag.png Korean 섀도볼 Shadow Ball
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Skyggeball
Poland Flag.png Polish Kula Cienia
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Bola das Sombras
Bola Sombria (XY series-present, TCG, manga)
Romania Flag.png Romanian Bulgărele Umbră
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Lopta Senke
Spain Flag.png Spanish Bola Sombra
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Quả Bóng Bóng Đêm



Variations of the move Crunch
Physical Crunch
Special Shadow BallFlash Cannon
Formerly a variation
Special Energy Ball


Generation II TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
Generation II HMs
01020304050607
Generation III TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
Generation III HMs
0102030405060708RSE
Generation IV TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
7677787980818283848586878889909192
Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708
Generation V TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
7677787980818283848586878889909192939495
Generation V HMs
010203040506
Generation VI TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
767778798081828384858687888990919293 • 94 (XYORAS) • 959697
9899100
Generation VI HMs
010203040506ORAS07ORAS
Generation VII TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899100


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