Night Shade (move)

Night Shade
ナイトヘッド Night Head
Night Shade VIII.png
Night Shade VIII 2.png
Type  Ghost
Category  Special
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  —
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  1
Startles Pokémon that made a same-type appeal.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
A basic performance using a move known by the Pokémon.
Condition  Clever
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
An appealing move that can be used repeatedly without boring the audience.

Night Shade (Japanese: ナイトヘッド Night Head) is a damage-dealing Ghost-type move introduced in Generation I. Prior to Generation II, it was the signature move of the Gastly evolutionary line.

Effect

Generation I

Night Shade inflicts damage equal to the user's level.

Although Night Shade is a Ghost-type move, its type does not alter the amount of damage it inflicts. Night Shade is not affected by type immunities, so can hit both Normal-type and Psychic-type Pokémon, both of which have immunities to Ghost-type moves during Generation I.

Generation II onward

Night Shade is now affected by type immunities; therefore, it cannot usually affect Normal-type Pokémon (but it can affect Psychic-type Pokémon, who are no longer immune to Ghost-type moves).

Description

Games Description
Stad A Ghost-type attack. Highly accurate, it inflicts damage regardless of the target's type.
Stad2 A Ghost-type attack. Highly accurate, it always inflicts damage.
GSC The user's level equals damage HP.
RSEColo.XD Inflicts damage identical to the user's level.
FRLG An attack with a mirage that inflicts damage matching the user's level.
DPPtHGSSPBR The user makes the foe see a mirage. It inflicts damage matching the user's level.
BWB2W2 The user makes the target see a frightening mirage. It inflicts damage matching the user's level.
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
SwSh
The user makes the target see a frightening mirage. It inflicts damage equal to the user's level.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
064   Kadabra
  Human-Like Human-Like 19PE
065   Alakazam
  Human-Like Human-Like 19PE
092   Gastly
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1 21 21RSE
16FRLG
15 15 15 15SMUSUM
12PE
28
093   Haunter
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1 21 21RSE
16FRLG
15 15 15 15SMUSUM
12PE
30
094   Gengar
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1 21 21RSE
16FRLG
15 15 15 15SMUSUM
12PE
30
167   Spinarak
 
 
Bug Bug 17 17 15 15 15 15
168   Ariados
 
 
Bug Bug 17 17 15 15 15 15
177   Natu
 
 
Flying Flying 10 10 6 6 6 6 20
178   Xatu
 
 
Flying Flying 1, 10 10 6 6 6XY
1, 6ORAS
1, 6 20
198   Murkrow
 
 
Flying Flying 26 27 21 21 21 21
222   Corsola
Galarian Form
  Water 1 Water 3 45
302   Sableye
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 9 8 8 8XY
6ORAS
6 21
353   Shuppet
  Amorphous Amorphous 13 8 8BW
7B2W2
7 7
354   Banette
  Amorphous Amorphous 1, 13 1, 5 1, 8BW
1, 7B2W2
1, 7 1, 7
355   Duskull
  Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1 1 1 16
356   Dusclops
  Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1 1 1 16
386   Deoxys
Normal Forme
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 5 9 9 9XY
7ORAS
7
386   Deoxys
Attack Forme
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 5 9 9 9XY
7ORAS
7
386   Deoxys
Defense Forme
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 5 9 9 9XY
7ORAS
7
386   Deoxys
Speed Forme
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 5 9 9 9XY
7ORAS
7
442   Spiritomb
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1
477   Dusknoir
  Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1 1 16
491   Darkrai
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 1DP
562   Yamask
  Mineral Amorphous 13 13 13 8
562   Yamask
Galarian Form
 
 
Mineral Amorphous 8
563   Cofagrigus
  Mineral Amorphous 13 13 13 1
592   Frillish
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 9 9 9 8
593   Jellicent
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1, 9 1, 9 1, 9 1
607   Litwick
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 13 13 13 28
608   Lampent
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 13 13 13 28
609   Chandelure
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1
622   Golett
 
 
Mineral Mineral 35 35 40 20
623   Golurk
 
 
Mineral Mineral 35 35 40 20
792   Lunala
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 7 7
806   Blacephalon
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 23USUM 15
864   Cursola
  Water 1 Water 3 45
867   Runerigus
 
 
Mineral Amorphous 1
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
163   Hoothoot
 
 
Flying Flying
441   Chatot
 
 
Flying Flying
577   Solosis
  Amorphous Amorphous
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By Move Tutor

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Game
FRLG E XD
151   Mew
  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.


Special move

Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
163   Hoothoot
 
 
Flying Flying Dream World - Windswept Sky
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation VII

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
578   Duosion
  Amorphous Amorphous Island Scan - Route 16SM
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By event

Generation II

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
163   Hoothoot
 
 
Flying Flying Pokémon Center Mystery Egg #3
New York Pokémon Center
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 and Blue Rescue Team, Night Shade is a move with 17PP and 100% accuracy. The user attacks adjacent enemies, dealing damage equal to the user's level.

In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, the move's PP has been decreased to 8, and its accuracy to 88%.

Pokémon GO

In Pokémon GO, Night Shade is a Charged Attack that has been available since February 16, 2017.

  Night Shade
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 60
Energy cost 50  
Duration 2.6 seconds
Damage window 2.1 - 2.5 seconds
 
Trainer Battles
Power 60
Energy cost 55  
Secondary effect ?
Effect chance ?%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
            
By Elite Charged TM
By GO Snapshot
 
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Description

Games Description
MDRB Damages all foes around the user. The amount of damage depends on the user's level.
MDTDS Inflicts damage on all enemies within a 1-tile range. The amount of damage is equal to the user's level.
BSL まわりの てきポケモンに じぶんの レベルと おなじだけの ダメージを あたえる
MDGtI It does damage matching your level to your enemies.
SMD
MDRTDX
The amount of damage done matches your level.


In the anime

       
Ash's Gengar Frillish Attack Forme Deoxys Corey's Gengar
The user fires a black beam at the opponent.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Gengar Gengar fires a black or dark crimson beam, outlined in red, blue, purple, or pink from its eyes or hands at the opponent; or, from its eyes, Gengar fires purple energy waves shaped like its eyes at the opponent.
A giant Gengar The Ancient Puzzle of Pokémopolis Debut
Drake's Gengar Hello, Pummelo! None
Morty's Gengar A Ghost of a Chance None
Gengar of Team Meanies Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Team Go-Getters out of the Gate None
Fantina's Gengar Shield with a Twist! None
Corey's Gengar I Choose You! None
A Trainer's Gengar Legend? Go! Friends? Go! None
Ash's Gengar Best Friend...Worst Nightmare! None
  Gastly Gastly fires a light purple beam from its body at the opponent, or Gastly fires two black beams outlined in dark red from its eyes at the opponent.
Captain's Gastly A Shipful of Shivers None
Multiple wild Gastly A Ghost of a Chance None
Morty's Gastly From Ghost to Ghost None
  Haunter Haunter's eyes glow red, and it fires multiple black beams outlined in streaks of dark red from its eyes at the opponent.
Morty's Haunter From Ghost to Ghost None
Four wild Haunter Hoenn Alone! None
  Ariados Ariados's horn glows black and it fires a black beam streaked with dark red lines from its horn at the opponent, or Ariados shoots two black beams outlined in dark red from its eyes at the opponent.
Oakley's Ariados Pokémon Heroes: Latios & Latias None
Forrester Franklin's Ariados All in a Day's Wurmple None
  Sableye Sableye's eyes glow red and it fires two black beams outlined in dark red from them at the opponent.
A wild Sableye Ready, Willing, and Sableye None
  Dusclops A black-purple energy with a blue outline covers Dusclops's eye and it releases it at the opponent as a beam or Dusclops fires a black beam from its eye, with an outline of pink energy, at the opponent.
Butler's Dusclops Jirachi: Wish Maker None
Team Rocket's two Dusclops A Chilling Curse! None
  Deoxys Attack Forme Deoxys releases a black energy beam outlined in dark red at the opponent from the crystal on its chest.
Deoxys (Purple Crystal) Destiny Deoxys None
  Deoxys Deoxys releases a black energy beam outlined in dark red at the opponent from the crystal on its chest.
Deoxys (Green Crystal) Destiny Deoxys None
  Frillish Frillish's eyes become surrounded in a purple aura. The aura then becomes replaced with a bright pink glow and Frillish's body glows pale pink. Frillish then holds out its tentacles and waves both of them up and down in a fast-paced hypnotic pattern. It then releases multiple pink rings from the outline of its body at the opponent . When the opponent is hit by the rings, its body becomes outlined in light purple, damaging it.
Trip's Frillish A Rival Battle for Club Champ! None
  Yamask Yamask's eyes start to glow bright pink and its body glows pale purple. Then, it releases multiple crimson rings from its face at the opponent. The rings grow larger as they travel, and when the opponent gets hit by the crimson rings, its body becomes outlined in light purple, damaging it.
James's Yamask The Dragon Master's Path! None
  Solosis Solosis's eyes start to glow bright pink and its body turns pale purple. It then releases multiple crimson rings from its body at the opponent. When the rings hit the opponent, its body becomes surrounded in pale purple, damaging it.
Doyle's Solosis Where Did You Go, Audino? None
  Banette Banette's eyes start to glow bright pink and its body turns pale purple. It then releases multiple crimson rings from its body at the opponent. When the rings hit the opponent, its body becomes surrounded in pale purple, damaging it.
A wild Banette Celebrating the Hero's Comet! None
  Natu Natu fires a dark crimson beam outlined in pink from its eyes at the opponent.
A Trainer's Natu A Little Rocket R & R! None


In the manga

The Electric Tale of Pikachu


How I Became a Pokémon Card


Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 黑夜魔影 Hākyeh Mōyíng *
黑夜詛咒 Hākyeh Jojau *
Mandarin 黑夜魔影 Hēiyè Móyǐng *
黑夜詛咒 Hēiyè Zǔzhòu *
暗夜遥感 Ànyè Yáogǎn *
黑夜幽灵 Hēiyè Yōulíng *
  Czech Noční stín
  Danish Natskygge
  Dutch Nachtschade
  Finnish Yövarjo
Varjomäjäys (AG014)
  French Ombre Nocturne*
Ténèbres*
  German Nachtnebel
  Greek Νυχτερινό Σύνδρομο Nuchterinó Súndromo
  Hungarian Éj Árny
  Indonesian Bayangan Malam
  Italian Ombra Notturna*
Ombra Nott.*
  Korean 나이트헤드 Naiteuhedeu
  Polish Cień Nocy*
Mocna Osłona*
Nocny Cień*
Ciemna Mgła*
Portuguese   Brazil Sombra Noturna (games, anime, TCG, Adventures)
Escuridão Noturna (ET01)
Sombra da Noite (ET04, The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Sombras da Noite (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
  Portugal Sombra Noturna
  Romanian Umbra Nopții
  Serbian Noćna Senka
Spanish   Latin America Sombra de la Noche (EP095)
Tinieblas (EP111, EP182, BW010)
Rayo Nocturno (M05, AG014)
Sombra Nocturna (DP102, BW035-present)
  Spain Tinieblas
  Swedish Nattskugga*
Skuggattack*
  Thai ไนท์เฉด
  Vietnamese Cái Bóng Trong Đêm



Variations of the move Night Shade
  Seismic Toss
  Night Shade



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