Double Team (move)

If you were looking for the Double Battling Trainer class, see Double Team (Trainer class).
Double Team
かげぶんしん Shadow Divide
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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 Mirror Move
  • 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.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Gets the Pokémon pumped up. Helps prevent nervousness, too.

Double Team (Japanese: かげぶんしん Shadow Divide) is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation I. It was TM32 from Generation I to Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon.

Effect

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

If powered up by a Normalium Z into Z-Double Team, all of the user's lowered stats are reset.

Double Team can also be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, with Agility, Quick Attack and Teleport having their base appeal points doubled if they are used in the next turn.

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.
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.*
PBR
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
SwSh
By moving rapidly, the user makes illusory copies of itself to raise its evasiveness.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
025   Pikachu
  Field Fairy 15Y 15 15 18 21 21XY
23ORAS
23SMUSUM
12PE
8
026   Raichu
  Field Fairy 1
026   Raichu
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Fairy 1PE 1
123   Scyther
 
 
Bug Bug 24 48 41 37 37 37 37SMUSUM
8PE
16
193   Yanma
 
 
Bug Bug 13 13RSE
12FRLG
11 11 11 11
212   Scizor
 
 
Bug Bug 48 41RSE 16
252   Treecko
  Monster Dragon 27
253   Grovyle
  Monster Dragon 35
254   Sceptile
  Monster Dragon 35
276   Taillow
 
 
Flying Flying 19 19 19 19XY
17ORAS
17
277   Swellow
 
 
Flying Flying 19 19 19 19XY
17ORAS
17
280   Ralts
 
 
Human-Like Amorphous 11 10 10 10XY
6ORAS
6 3
281   Kirlia
 
 
Human-Like Amorphous 1, 11 1, 10 1, 10 1, 10XY
1, 6ORAS
1, 6 1
282   Gardevoir
 
 
Human-Like Amorphous 1, 11 1, 10 1, 10 1, 10XY
1, 6ORAS
1, 6 1
291   Ninjask
 
 
Bug Bug 20 20 20 20 1, Evo. 1, Evo.
313   Volbeat
  Bug Human-Like 9 5 5 5 5
359   Absol
  Field Field 31 33 33BW
25B2W2
25XY
19ORAS
19 5
361   Snorunt
  Fairy Mineral 7 4 4 4XY
5ORAS
5 10
362   Glalie
  Fairy Mineral 1, 7 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4XY
1, 5ORAS
1, 5 1
386   Deoxys
Speed Forme
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 10 17 17 17XY
13ORAS
13
396   Starly
 
 
Flying Flying 13 13 13 13
397   Staravia
 
 
Flying Flying 13 13 13 13
398   Staraptor
 
 
Flying Flying 13 13 13 13
469   Yanmega
 
 
Bug Bug 1, 11 1, 11 1, 11 1, 11
475   Gallade
 
 
Human-Like Amorphous 1, 10 1, 10 1, 10XY
1, 6ORAS
1, 6 1
478   Froslass
 
 
Fairy Mineral 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4XY
1, 5ORAS
1, 5 1
479   Rotom
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 15 15 15 15 1
488   Cresselia
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1 1 1
491   Darkrai
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 47 47 47 47
566   Archen
 
 
Flying Water 3 8 8 8
567   Archeops
 
 
Flying Water 3 8 8 8
587   Emolga
 
 
Field Field 19 19 19 5
617   Accelgor
  Bug Bug 1, 8 1, 8 1, 8 1
656   Froakie
  Water 1 Water 1 43 43
657   Frogadier
  Water 1 Water 1 48 50
658   Greninja
 
 
Water 1 Water 1 52 56
690   Skrelp
 
 
Water 1 Dragon 28 28 20
691   Dragalge
 
 
Water 1 Dragon 28 28 20
714   Noibat
 
 
Flying Dragon 12
715   Noivern
 
 
Flying Dragon 12
717   Yveltal
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 5 5 1
744   Rockruff
  Field Field 8
745   Lycanroc
Midday Form
  Field Field 1
745   Lycanroc
Midnight Form
  Field Field 1
745   Lycanroc
Dusk Form
  Field Field 1
778   Mimikyu
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 5 12
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 Types Egg Groups Machine
I
TM32
II
TM32
III
TM32
IV
TM32
V
TM32
VI
TM32
VII
TM32
VIII
--
Every Pokémon can learn this move by TM except the ones listed below and only if marked with ✘.
010   Caterpie
  Bug Bug
011   Metapod
  Bug Bug
013   Weedle
 
 
Bug Bug
014   Kakuna
 
 
Bug Bug
129   Magikarp
  Water 2 Dragon
132   Ditto
  Ditto Ditto
201   Unown
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
202   Wobbuffet
  Amorphous Amorphous
235   Smeargle
  Field Field
265   Wurmple
  Bug Bug
266   Silcoon
  Bug Bug
268   Cascoon
  Bug Bug
360   Wynaut
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
374   Beldum
 
 
Mineral Mineral
401   Kricketot
  Bug Bug
412   Burmy
  Bug Bug
415   Combee
 
 
Bug Bug
602   Tynamo
  Amorphous Amorphous
664   Scatterbug
  Bug Bug
665   Spewpa
  Bug Bug
787   Tapu Bulu
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
789   Cosmog
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
790   Cosmoem
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
803   Poipole
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
805   Stakataka
 
 
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.


By breeding

# Pokémon Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII VIII
509   Purrloin
  Field Field
595   Joltik
 
 
Bug Bug
566   Archen
 
 
Flying Water 3
722   Rowlet
 
 
Flying Flying
816   Sobble
  Water 1 Field
885   Dreepy
 
 
Amorphous Dragon
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 Types Egg Groups Obtained with
422   Shellos
East Sea
  Water 1 Amorphous My Pokémon Ranch
491   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

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In Red Rescue Team, Blue Rescue Team, Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky, Double Team is a move with 17 PP. The user raises its evasion by one stage. This move is affected by Snatch and Taunt.

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description
Status 1 —% Self Raises the user's evasiveness by one stat rank.

Past Description

  • Prior to Version 2.10.0 (from June 28, 2021): Raises the user's evasiveness.

Super Smash Bros. series

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.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Boosts the user's Evasion by one level.
MDTDS Boosts the user's Evasiveness by 1 level.
BSL じぶんの かいひを 1だんかいあげる
MDGtI It boosts your evasiveness. (The stat change returns to normal when you go to the next floor or step on a  Wonder Tile.)
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U Generate a second Lucario, and then counterattack.*
SMD It boosts your evasiveness. The stat returns to normal when you go to the next floor or step on a  Wonder Tile.


In the anime


In the manga

Ash & Pikachu


Be the Best! Pokémon B+W


Magical Pokémon Journey


Movie adaptations


Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Battle Frontier


Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!


Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys


Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All


Pocket Monsters Platinum: Aim to Be Battle King!!


Pokémon Pocket Monsters


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

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.
  • The move's description in the Stadium games erroneously states that it lowers the opponent's accuracy.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 影子分身 Yíngjí Fānsān
Mandarin 影子分身 Yǐngzi Fēnshēn *
影分身 Yǐng Fēnshēn *
幻象分身法 Huànxiàng Fēnshēn Fǎ *
  Czech Zdvojení
  Danish Dobbelthold
  Dutch Dubbelteam
  Finnish Parijoukkue (Original series)
Tuplatiimi (Advanced Generation)
  French Reflet
  German Doppelteam
  Greek Διπλή Ομάδα Diplí Omáda
  Hebrew צוות כפול Tsevet Kaful
  Hindi दोहरी टीम Dohri Team
दुगनी टीम Dugni Team
  Indonesian Membelah Bayangan
Jurus Bayangan
  Italian Doppioteam
  Korean 그림자분신 Geurimjabunsin
  Polish Podwójny Zespół*
Powielenie*
Klonowanie*
Rozdwojenie*
Powielanie Obrazu*
Walka Zespołowa*
Podwójna Drużyna*
Zwielokrotniony Atak*
Podwójne Blokowanie*
Podwójny Cios*
Akcja Zespołowa*
Atak Szczypiec*
Podwójny Atak*
Podwójna Załoga*
Portuguese   Brazil Time Duplo (SM103-present, PS009-present)
Multiplicar (early anime-XY131, PS487)
Estroboscópio
Time Duplicado (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
  Portugal Duplicar (Pokémon Chronicles)
Equipa Dupla (Diamond and Pearl Series)
  Romanian Echipa Dublă
  Russian Двойная Опека Dvoynaya Opeka
  Serbian Udvostručenje
  Spanish Doble Equipo
  Swedish Dubbellag
Dubbelt lag
  Vietnamese Phân Thân
Ảnh Phân Thân



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
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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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Generation VII TMs
Alola
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Kanto
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