Night Daze (move)

Night Daze
ナイトバースト Night Burst
Night Daze IX.png
Night Daze IX 2.png
Type  Dark
Category  Special
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  85
Accuracy  95%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation V
Condition  Cool
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Cool
Appeal  0  
Condition  Cool
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
An appealing move that can be used repeatedly without boring the audience.

Night Daze (Japanese: ナイトバースト Night Burst) is a damage-dealing Dark-type move introduced in Generation V. Prior to Generation VII and in Generation IX, it is the signature move of Unovan Zorua and Zoroark.

Effect

Night Daze deals damage and has a 40% chance of lowering the target's accuracy by one stage.

In Pokémon Sword and Shield, due to a glitch, when Night Daze plays its animation and damages its target, and the target does not faint, the HP bar does not visibly change until the end of the turn or something else changes its HP.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Night Daze cannot be selected in a battle.

Description

Games Description
BWB2W2 The user lets loose a pitch-black shock wave at its target. It may also lower the target's accuracy.
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwShLA
The user lets loose a pitch-black shock wave at its target. This may also lower the target's accuracy.
BDSP This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.
SV The user looses a pitch-black shock wave at the target to inflict damage. This may also lower the target's accuracy.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII IX
0570     Field Field 57 57 57 40SwSh 40
0571     Field Field 64 1, 64 1, 64 46SwSh 46
0792    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 37 42SwSh
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

Night Daze inflicts damage and may lower the enemy's accuracy by one stage.

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDGtI 17 99 15 50 90% 98% 1 tile around user Enemy Yes
SMD 17 50 15 30 90% 98% 1 tile around user Enemy Yes
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:


Pokémon Conquest

 
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Stars: ★★★★
Power: 42
Accuracy: 95%
Effect: Has a 40% chance of lowering each target's accuracy.
Users:  
Grid 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.

Pokémon Rumble Rush

  Night Daze
★★★★
Attack power 74.75748
Charge time 1.04 seconds
Range type Circular (self)
Number of hits 1
Number of projectiles 1
Critical hit rate 1.5%
Additional effect None

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description Playable Users
Special 4 166 199 95% An opponent Has a chance (40%) of lowering the target's accuracy by one stat rank. N (Summer 2022) & Zoroark

Description

Games Description
Conq. The user lets loose a pitch-black shock wave at its target. It may also lower the target's accuracy.

It damages nearby enemies. It could also lower their accuracy.

MDGtI It damages nearby enemies. It could also lower their accuracy.
SMD It damages enemies. It could lower their accuracy.*
It damages nearby enemies. It could also lower their accuracy.*


In the anime

 
Gladion's Zoroark
(disguised as Lycanroc)
 
Zoroark (M13)
 
Zorua
 
Gladion's Zoroark
The user slams the ground with its hands, creating a force field of energy that expands to damage the target.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Zoroark's eyes glow light blue and its body becomes surrounded by a crimson aura. It then raises its arms above its head. When it does, the aura around its forearms gets thicker. It then slams its arms down into the ground. A pink and crimson glowing force field of energy appears from the aura around Zoroark's arms and grows larger, spreading all around it. The thicker the aura is around Zoroark's arms, the more powerful the attack becomes.
Zoroark (M13) Zoroark: Master of Illusions Debut
Gladion's Zoroark Enter the Champion! None
  Zorua's eyes glow light blue and it raises its front two paws into the air. Its body then becomes surrounded in a crimson aura. Zorua then brings its paws down to the ground and a pink and crimson force field of energy appears around Zorua's body and expands outwards throughout the whole battlefield.
Luke's Zorua Movie Time! Zorua in "The Legend of the Pokémon Knight"! None
  While disguised as Midnight Form Lycanroc, Zoroark's eyes glow red and it raises its front two paws into the air. Its body then becomes surrounded in a crimson aura. Zoroark then brings its paws down to the ground and a pink and crimson force field of energy appears around Zoroark's body and expands outwards throughout the whole battlefield.
Gladion's Zoroark Final Rivals! While disguised as Lycanroc


In other generations

Core series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 暗黑爆破 Amhāk Baaupo *
黑夜爆裂 Hāakyeh Baauliht *
Mandarin 暗黑爆破 Ànhēi Bàopò *
黑夜爆裂 Hēiyè Bàoliè *
  French Explonuit
  German Nachtflut
  Italian Urtoscuro
  Korean 나이트버스트 Naiteubeoseuteu
  Polish Błysk Nocy
Portuguese   Brazil Ofuscamento Noturno (SM138–present, TCG)
Confusão Noturna (BW038)
  Portugal Ofuscamento Noturno
Spanish   Latin America Aturdimiento Nocturno
  Spain Pulso Noche


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