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Double Team (move)

Double Team
かげぶんしん Shadow Divide
Double Team.png
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Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
Can avoid being startled by others once.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Enables the user to perform first in the next turn.

Double Team (Japanese: かげぶんしん Shadow Divide) is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation I. It is TM32 in every generation so far.

Effect

Double Team increases the user's evasion by one stage.

Description

Games Description
Stad Creates illusionary copies of the user. The copies disorient the enemy, reducing its accuracy.
Stad2 Creates illusionary copies of the user. They disorient the enemy, reducing its accuracy.
GSC Heightens evasiveness.
RSEColo.XD Creates illusory copies to raise evasiveness.*
Creates illusory copies to enhance elusiveness.*
FRLG The user creates illusory copies of itself to raise its evasiveness.
PMDRB Boosts the user's Evasion by one level.
DPPtHGSS By moving rapidly, the user makes illusory copies of itself to raise its evasiveness.*
The user begins moving so quickly that it creates illusory copies to raise its evasiveness.*
BWB2W2
XY
By moving rapidly, the user makes illusory copies of itself to raise its evasiveness.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
025 Pikachu Pikachu Electric Electric   15 15 15 18 21 21
123 Scyther Scyther Bug Flying 24 48 41 37 37 37
193 Yanma Yanma Bug Flying   13 13 12 11 11 11
212 Scizor Scizor Bug Steel   48 41     '
276 Taillow Taillow Normal Flying     19 19 19 19
277 Swellow Swellow Normal Flying     19 19 19 19
280 Ralts Ralts Psychic Fairy     11 10 10 10
281 Kirlia Kirlia Psychic Fairy     --, 11 --, 10 --, 10 --, 10
282 Gardevoir Gardevoir Psychic Fairy     --, 11 --, 10 --, 10 --, 10
291 Ninjask Ninjask Bug Flying     20 20 20 20
313 Volbeat Volbeat Bug Bug     9 5 5 5
359 Absol Absol Dark Dark     31 33 33 25 25
361 Snorunt Snorunt Ice Ice     7 4 4 4
362 Glalie Glalie Ice Ice     --, 7 --, 4 --, 4 --, 4
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Speed Forme
Psychic Psychic     10 17 17 17
396 Starly Starly Normal Flying       13 13 13
397 Staravia Staravia Normal Flying       13 13 13
398 Staraptor Staraptor Normal Flying       13 13 13
469 Yanmega Yanmega Bug Flying       --, 11 --, 11 --, 11
475 Gallade Gallade Psychic Fighting       --, 10 --, 10 --, 10
478 Froslass Froslass Ice Ghost       --, 4 --, 4 --, 4
479 Rotom Rotom Electric Ghost       15 15 15
488 Cresselia Cresselia Psychic Psychic       -- -- --
491 Darkrai Darkrai Dark Dark       47 47 47
566 Archen Archen Rock Flying         8 8
567 Archeops Archeops Rock Flying         8 8
587 Emolga Emolga Electric Flying         19 19
617 Accelgor Accelgor Bug Bug         --, 8 --, 8
656 Froakie Froakie Water Water           43
657 Frogadier Frogadier Water Water           48
658 Greninja Greninja Water Dark           52
690 Skrelp Skrelp Poison Water           28
691 Dragalge Dragalge Poison Dragon           28
717 Yveltal Yveltal Dark Flying           5
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 Type Machine
I
TM32
II
TM32
III
TM32
IV
TM32
V
TM32
VI
TM32
All Pokémon that can learn TMs can learn Double Team except Wobbuffet, Wynaut, Kricketot, Burmy, Tynamo, and Spewpa.
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 Type Obtained with
422 422E Shellos Water My Pokémon Ranch
491 491 Darkrai Dark Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia - Liberate the Tower!
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

In side games

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Double Team is Lucario's down Special move. When Lucario uses Double Team, it creates copies of itself for its opponent to attack, while the real Lucario sneaks up from behind to counterattack.

In the anime


In the manga

In the Ash and Pikachu manga


In the Be the Best! Pokémon B+W manga


In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Battle Frontier manga


In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga


In the Pokémon Gold and Silver: The Golden Boys manga


In the Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga


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


In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga


In other generations

Double Team I.png Double Team II.png Double Team III.png Double Team 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)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 XY Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
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
Double Team V.png Double Team 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)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 XY Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
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
Double Team Stad.png Double Team Stad2.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)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 XY Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
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

  • This move's Japanese name, かげぶんしん kage bunshin, is a reference to a ninja technique ubiquitous in manga, anime, and other fiction commonly known in English as shadow clone. A popular example of this is the Naruto series, where the main character, Naruto Uzumaki, has used Kage Bunshin no Jutsu throughout the series as one of his signature ninja techniques.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 影子分身 Yǐngzi Fēnshēn
The Czech Republic Flag.png Czech Zdvojení
Denmark Flag.png Danish Dobbelthold
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Dubbel Team
Finland Flag.png Finnish Parijoukkue (Original series)
Tuplatiimi (Advanced Generation)
France Flag.png French Reflet
Germany Flag.png German Doppelteam
Greece Flag.png Greek Διπλή Ομάδα
India Flag.png Hindi दोहरी टीम Dohri Team
दुगनी टीम Dugni Team
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Membelah Bayangan
Jurus Bayangan
Italy Flag.png Italian Doppioteam
South Korea Flag.png Korean 그림자분신 Geurimja Bunsin
Poland Flag.png Polish Rozdwojenie (Original series)
Podwójny Zespół (Diamond and Pearl onwards)
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Multiplicar
Estroboscópio
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Duplicar (Pokémon Chronicles)
Equipa Dupla (Diamond and Pearl Series)
Romania Flag.png Romanian Echipa Dublă
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Udvostručenje
Spain Flag.png Spanish Doble Equipo


Generation I TMs
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Generation I HMs
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Generation II TMs
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Generation II HMs
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Generation III TMs
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Generation III HMs
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Generation IV TMs
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Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708
Generation V TMs
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Generation V HMs
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Generation VI TMs
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Generation VI HMs
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Last modified on 3 October 2014, at 01:29