Shadow Half (move)

Shadow Half
ダークハーフ Dark Half
Shadow Half.png
Type  Shadow
Category  Status
PP  N/A (max. N/A)
Power  —
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Foe Foe
Self Ally
Affects all Pokémon on the field
Introduced  Generation III
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Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
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Jamming  0  

Shadow Half (Japanese: ダークハーフ Dark Half) is one of several Shadow moves available only in Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness. Like other Shadow moves, it is forgotten and replaced with another move once the Pokémon is purified.


Shadow Half halves the current HP of all Pokémon in battle, and fails on those with 1 HP remaining. The user cannot take action on the next turn.

As Shadow Pokémon cannot be traded, and since Pokémon Contests do not exist in Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness, Shadow Half cannot be used in Contests.


Games Description
XD A shadowy aura's energy cuts everyone's HP by half.


# Pokémon Type Game
024 Arbok Arbok Poison Poison
106 Hitmonlee Hitmonlee Fighting Fighting
125 Electabuzz Electabuzz Electric Electric
277 Swellow Swellow Normal Flying
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 languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Chute Noir
Germany Flag.png German Cryptozorn
Italy Flag.png Italian Iraoscura
Spain Flag.png Spanish Mitad Oscuro

Shadow moves
Physical Shadow BlastShadow BlitzShadow BreakShadow EndShadow Rush
Special Shadow BoltShadow ChillShadow Fire
Shadow RaveShadow StormShadow Wave
Status Shadow DownShadow HalfShadow Hold
Shadow MistShadow PanicShadow ShedShadow Sky

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