Marshadow (Pokémon)

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Marshadow
Gloomdweller Pokémon
マーシャドー
Marshadow
#802
Marshadow



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Fighting Ghost
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Ability
Technician Cacophony
Cacophony
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Gender unknown
Catch rate
3 (1.6%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Undiscovered
Hatch time
30840 - 31096 steps
Egg not obtainable
Height
2'04" 0.7 m
Marshadow
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Weight
48.9 lbs. 22.2 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
270
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
Marshadow
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HP
2
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
1
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
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HP
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Atk
0
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Sp.Atk
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Sp.Def
0
Speed
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HP
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Atk
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Def
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Sp.Def
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Speed
Shape
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Gray
Base friendship
0
External Links

Marshadow (Japanese: マーシャドー Marshadow) is a dual-type Fighting/Ghost Mythical Pokémon introduced in Generation VII.

It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon.

Marshadow was officially revealed on April 7, 2017.

Biology

 
Artwork of Zenith Marshadow

Marshadow is a humanoid Pokémon that appears to be made of smoky gray shadows. The area around its face resembles headgear, such as a helmet. On top of the helmet are two curled horns or ears with a wispy horn between them. Its eyes are orange-red with yellow pupils, and above each eye is a yellow, oval marking. Each arm has a small bump on the wrist. Around its neck is a smoky collar, and there is a trail of shadows on each foot.

When angered or attacking, such as using its exclusive Z-Move, Marshadow's fighting spirit will begin to burn, causing it to become Zenith Marshadow. In this state, its headgear, wrist bumps, and collar flare up and resemble green and yellow flames. Marshadow's eyes also flare up when in this state, but do not change in color.

Very few people have seen it, so its existence was the stuff of legends and myths. A cautious Pokémon, Marshadow sinks into the shadows to ensure it is not noticed while it observes its surroundings, much like how Gengar can. While in hiding in the shadows of others, it can understand their feelings and copies their abilities. Through mimicry, it will eventually become more powerful than those it imitates. It can even learn the ultimate technique of martial arts masters it copies. As seen in the anime, Marshadow is also capable of causing nightmares. Marshadow is the only known Pokémon capable of learning the move Spectral Thief and exclusive Z-Move Soul-Stealing 7-Star Strike.

In the anime

 
Marshadow in the anime
 
Zenith Marshadow in the anime

Major appearances

Marshadow (M20)

Marshadow debuted in a major role in I Choose You!, where it was revealed to be a guide from the shadows who leads those chosen by Ho-Oh to be the Rainbow Hero.

Minor appearances

Marshadow made its main series debut in The Dex Can't Help It!, where Rotom wanted to record its data, but couldn't due to it not being inside its Pokédex. Another Rotom inhabiting the Pokédex managed to take a blurry picture of the Marshadow, but deleted it afterwards.

In the manga

 
Marshadow in I Choose You!
 
Zenith Marshadow in I Choose You!

Movie adaptations

Main article: Marshadow (M20)

A Marshadow appeared in I Choose You!.

A Marshadow appeared in ICYR2.

In the TCG

Main article: Marshadow (TCG)

Other appearances

 
Marshadow attacking

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Marshadow appears as a Poké Ball summon. It stuns foes with shadows, then strikes them with a powerful blow from Spectral Thief.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII Alola
SM: #302
Alola
USUM: #402
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Sun Able to conceal itself in shadows, it never appears before humans, so its very existence was the stuff of myth.
Moon It lurks in the shadows of others, copying their movements and powers. This Pokémon is craven and cowering.
Ultra Sun It slips into the shadows of others and mimics their powers and movements. As it improves, it becomes stronger than those it's imitating.
Ultra Moon It sinks into the shadows of people and Pokémon, where it can understand their feelings and copy their capabilities.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
Sword By slipping into the shadow of a martial arts master and copying their movements, this Pokémon learned the ultimate techniques.
Shield This Pokémon can conceal itself in any shadow, so it went undiscovered for a long time.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Event
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Trade
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Pokémon HOME


In side games

Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Mewtwo SeaFinal


In events

Games Event Region Location Level Distribution period
SM Mount Tensei Marshadow All Japan 50 July 2, 2017
July 15 to September 30, 2017
SM Mount Tensei Marshadow PAL region Online 50 September 30, 2017 to February 23, 2018
SM Mount Tensei Marshadow American region Online 50 October 9, 2017 to February 23, 2018
USUM Mount Tensei Marshadow Japanese region Online 50 November 17, 2017 to February 16, 2018
March 29 to May 31, 2018
USUM Mount Tensei Marshadow American region Online 50 November 17, 2017 to February 16, 2018
March 29 to May 31, 2018
USUM Mount Tensei Marshadow PAL region Online 50 November 17, 2017 to February 16, 2018
March 29 to May 31, 2018
USUM Mount Tensei Marshadow Taiwanese region Online 50 November 17, 2017 to February 16, 2018
March 29 to May 31, 2018
USUM Mount Tensei Marshadow Korean region Online 50 December 21, 2017 to February 28, 2018
SwSh Get Challenge Marshadow All Online 60 November 20, 2020 to April 30, 2021
SwSh Korean Adventure Marshadow All Online 60 April 26 to October 31, 2021

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
90
150 - 197 290 - 384
125
117 - 194 229 - 383
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
125
117 - 194 229 - 383
Total:
600
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Thunder Punch Electric Physical 07575 100100% 15
011 Fire Punch Fire Physical 07575 100100% 15
011 Ice Punch Ice Physical 07575 100100% 15
011 Copycat Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
011 Shadow Sneak Ghost Physical 04040 100100% 30
011 Feint Normal Physical 03030 100100% 10
011 Counter Fighting Physical 0000 100100% 20
099 Role Play Psychic Status 0000 00——% 10
1818 Shadow Punch Ghost Physical 06060 00——% 20
2727 Force Palm Fighting Physical 06060 100100% 10
3636 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100100% 10
4545 Sucker Punch Dark Physical 07070 100100% 5
5454 Drain Punch Fighting Physical 07575 100100% 10
6363 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
7272 Spectral Thief Ghost Physical 09090 100100% 10
8181 Laser Focus Normal Status 0000 00——% 30
9090 Endeavor Normal Physical 0000 100100% 5
9999 Close Combat Fighting Physical 120120 100100% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Marshadow
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Marshadow

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM00  TM00 Mega Punch Normal Physical 08080 085}}85% 20
TM01  TM01 Mega Kick Normal Physical 120120 075}}75% 5
TM03  TM03 Fire Punch Fire Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM04  TM04 Ice Punch Ice Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM05  TM05 Thunder Punch Electric Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM08  TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09  TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM21  TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM22  TM22 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM23  TM23 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM24  TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25  TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM38  TM38 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM39  TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM40  TM40 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM42  TM42 Revenge Fighting Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM43  TM43 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM48  TM48 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM52  TM52 Bounce Flying Physical 08585 085}}85% 5
TM57  TM57 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM58  TM58 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM59  TM59 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM63  TM63 Drain Punch Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TM65  TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM75  TM75 Low Sweep Fighting Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
TM76  TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM77  TM77 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM78  TM78 Acrobatics Flying Physical 05555 100}}100% 15
TM86  TM86 Phantom Force Ghost Physical 09090 100}}100% 10
TM94  TM94 False Swipe Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 40
TR07  TR07 Low Kick Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TR12  TR12 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR20  TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR21  TR21 Reversal Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
TR24  TR24 Outrage Dragon Physical 120120 100}}100% 10
TR26  TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27  TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR33  TR33 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR39  TR39 Superpower Fighting Physical 120120 100}}100% 5
TR41  TR41 Blaze Kick Fire Physical 08585 090}}90% 10
TR48  TR48 Bulk Up Fighting Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR49  TR49 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR53  TR53 Close Combat Fighting Physical 120120 100}}100% 5
TR56  TR56 Aura Sphere Fighting Special 08080 00—}}—% 20
TR57  TR57 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
TR64  TR64 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TR69  TR69 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TR74  TR74 Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR75  TR75 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TR77  TR77 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TR81  TR81 Foul Play Dark Physical 09595 100}}100% 15
TR85  TR85 Work Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR95  TR95 Throat Chop Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Marshadow
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Marshadow

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Marshadow in Generation VIII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Marshadow in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Marshadow
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Marshadow

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP Coaching Fighting Status —% 10
Sw Sh EP Poltergeist Ghost Physical 110 90% 5
Sw Sh EP Skitter Smack Bug Physical 70 90% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Marshadow
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Marshadow
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By transfer from another generation

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
VII Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
VII Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
VII Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
VII Focus Punch Fighting Physical 150150 100}}100% 20
VII Frustration × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
VII Jump Kick × Fighting Physical 100100 095}}95% 10
VII Knock Off Dark Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
VII Last Resort Normal Physical 140140 100}}100% 5
VII Pursuit × Dark Physical 04040 100}}100% 20
VII Return × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
VII Rolling Kick × Fighting Physical 06060 085}}85% 15
VII Smack Down Rock Physical 05050 100}}100% 15
VII Snatch × Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
VII Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
VII Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
  • A striped background indicates a generation in which the move can only be obtained via event or as a special move
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Marshadow
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Marshadow
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Generation VIII

Side game data

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Ghost
  Attack Power: 80 - 145   20

#802
 

Hide and Seek
Sometimes erases seven extra matching Pokémon elsewhere.


Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 2.08 seconds Base HP: 57
Base Attack: 84 Base Defense: 56 Base Speed: 80

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Marshadow
 Fighting  Ghost 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
   
HOME
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Marshadow images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

 
A normal Zenith Marshadow (left) and a Shiny Zenith Marshadow (right)
  • Unlike other Pokémon, Marshadow's normal and Shiny colorations are exactly the same in its normal form, only having different colors in its Zenith form. In Generation VIII, it is the only Pokémon with this trait. In Generation VII, Magearna shares this trait with Marshadow, although this is not the case for Original Color Magearna.
    • However, in Pokémon HOME, the artwork for a Shiny Marshadow has a slightly lighter, almost indistinguishable shade of gray than a normal Marshadow.
  • Marshadow's effort value yield of two Attack and one Speed is unique.
  • No other Pokémon has the same type combination as Marshadow.
  • Marshadow is the last Pokémon in the Alola Pokédex in Pokémon Sun and Moon.
  • Marshadow's Japanese name and its romanization were revealed in a tweet of their trademark on April 10, 2016.
  • In Pokémon Sun and Moon, Marshadow has a base experience yield of 120.

Origin

Marshadow may be based on the shadowboxing exercise. It also shares traits with Nightmarchers and Menehune from Hawaiian mythology.

Name origin

Marshadow may be a combination of martial arts, nightmarcher, marsh, mar, and shadow.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese マーシャドー Marshadow From martial arts and shadow
  French Marshadow Same as English name
  Spanish Marshadow Same as English name
  German Marshadow Same as English name
  Italian Marshadow Same as English name
  Korean 마샤도 Masyado Transliteration of Japanese name
  Cantonese Chinese 瑪夏多 Máhahdō Mandarin-based transliteration of Japanese name
  Mandarin Chinese 瑪夏多 / 玛夏多 Mǎxiàduō Transliteration of Japanese name


Related articles

Notes


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