Night Shade (move)

Night Shade
ナイトヘッド Night Head
Night Shade IX.png
Night Shade IX 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. It is TM042 in Generation IX. Prior to Generation II, it was the signature move of Gastly's evolutionary line.

Effect

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

Generation I

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 onwards

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
SwShBDSPLA
SV
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
0064     Human-Like Human-Like - - - - - - - 19 - -
0065     Human-Like Human-Like - - - - - - - 19 - -
0092    
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1 21 21RSE
16FRLG
15 15 15 15 12 28 28 28
0093    
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1 21 21RSE
16FRLG
15 15 15 15 12 30 30 30
0094    
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1 21 21RSE
16FRLG
15 15 15 15 12 30 30 30
0167    
 
Bug Bug 17 17 15 15 15 15 15 15
0168    
 
Bug Bug 17 17 15 15 15 15 15 15
0177    
 
Flying Flying 10 10 6 6 6 6 20 20
0178    
 
Flying Flying 1, 10 10 6 6 6XY
1, 6ORAS
1, 6 20 20
0198    
 
Flying Flying 26 27 21 21 21 21 21 21
0222  
Corsola
Galarian Form
  Water 1 Water 3 45
0302    
 
Human-Like Human-Like 9 8 8 8XY
6ORAS
6 21 21 21
0353     Amorphous Amorphous 13 8 8BW
7B2W2
7 7 7 7
0354     Amorphous Amorphous 1, 13 1, 5 1, 8BW
1, 7B2W2
1, 7 1, 7 1, 7 1
0355     Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1 1 1 16 16 16
0356     Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1 1 1 16 16 16
0386  
Deoxys
All forms
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 5 9 9 9XY
7ORAS
7 7 7
0430    
 
Flying Flying - - - - 1 -
0442    
 
Amorphous Amorphous - - - - 1 1 1
0477     Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1 1 16 16 16
0491     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1DP - - - - 38
0562     Mineral Amorphous 13 13 13 8
0562  
Yamask
Galarian Form
 
 
Mineral Amorphous 8
0563     Mineral Amorphous 13 13 13 1
0592  
Frillish
All forms
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 9 9 9 8
0593  
Jellicent
All forms
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1, 9 1, 9 1, 9 1
0607    
 
Amorphous Amorphous 13 13 13 28 28
0608    
 
Amorphous Amorphous 13 13 13 28 28
0609    
 
Amorphous Amorphous - - - 1 1
0622    
 
Mineral Mineral 35 35 40 20 20
0623    
 
Mineral Mineral 35 35 40 20 20
0792    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 7 7 7
0806    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 23USUM 15
0864     Water 1 Water 3 45
0867    
 
Mineral Amorphous 1
0935     Human-Like Human-Like 20
0936    
 
Human-Like Human-Like 20
0937    
 
Human-Like Human-Like 20
1000    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 7
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/Move Tutor

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Compatibility
0035     Fairy Fairy -
0036     Fairy Fairy -
0038     Field Field -
0048    
 
Bug Bug -
0049    
 
Bug Bug -
0092    
 
Amorphous Amorphous -
0093    
 
Amorphous Amorphous -
0094    
 
Amorphous Amorphous -
0096     Human-Like Human-Like -
0097     Human-Like Human-Like -
0150     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered -
0151     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0157  
Typhlosion
Hisuian Form
 
 
Field Field
0163    
 
Flying Flying -
0164    
 
Flying Flying -
0167    
 
Bug Bug -
0168    
 
Bug Bug -
0198    
 
Flying Flying -
0200     Amorphous Amorphous -
0282    
 
Human-Like Amorphous -
0302    
 
Human-Like Human-Like -
0307    
 
Human-Like Human-Like -
0308    
 
Human-Like Human-Like -
0325     Field Field -
0326     Field Field -
0353     Amorphous Amorphous -
0354     Amorphous Amorphous -
0355     Amorphous Amorphous -
0356     Amorphous Amorphous -
0386  
Deoxys
All forms
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered -
0425    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0426    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0429     Amorphous Amorphous
0430    
 
Flying Flying
0437    
 
Mineral Mineral
0442    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0475    
 
Human-Like Amorphous
0478    
 
Fairy Mineral
0479  
Rotom
All forms
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0491     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0570     Field Field
0570  
Zorua
Hisuian Form
 
 
Field Field
0571     Field Field
0571  
Zoroark
Hisuian Form
 
 
Field Field
0577     Amorphous Amorphous
0578     Amorphous Amorphous
0579     Amorphous Amorphous
0607    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0608    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0609    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0622    
 
Mineral Mineral
0623    
 
Mineral Mineral
0628  
Braviary
Hisuian Form
 
 
Flying Flying
0655    
 
Field Field
0708    
 
Grass Amorphous
0709    
 
Grass Amorphous
0722    
 
Flying Flying
0723    
 
Flying Flying *
0724    
 
Flying Flying
0724  
Decidueye
Hisuian Form
 
 
Flying Flying *
0769    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0770    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0778    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0792    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0854  
Sinistea
All forms
  Mineral Amorphous
0855  
Polteageist
All forms
  Mineral Amorphous
0886    
 
Amorphous Dragon
0887    
 
Amorphous Dragon
0897     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0898  
Calyrex
Shadow Rider
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0902  
Basculegion
All forms
 
 
Water 2 Water 2
0911    
 
Field Field
0935     Human-Like Human-Like
0936    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0937    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0946    
 
Grass Grass
0947    
 
Grass Grass
0956     Flying Flying
0971     Field Field
0972     Field Field
0979    
 
Field Field
0981    
 
Field Field
0987    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0999  
Gimmighoul
All forms
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1000    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1012  
Poltchageist
All forms
 
 
Mineral Amorphous
1013  
Sinistcha
All forms
 
 
Mineral Amorphous
1015    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1025    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
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 Egg Groups Egg Move
0163    
 
Flying Flying
0441    
 
Flying Flying
0577     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.


Special move

Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0163    
 
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
0578     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
0163    
 
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

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

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDRB - - 17 - 100% - 1 tile around user Enemy Yes
MDTDS - - 8 - 88% - 1 tile around user Enemy Yes
BSL - - 8 - 88% - 1 tile around user Enemy Yes
MDGtI - - 15 50 80% 98% 1 tile around user Enemy Yes
SMD - - 15 30 80% 98% 1 tile around user Enemy Yes
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

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

Pokémon Rumble Rush

  Night Shade
Attack power 25.39725
Charge time 0.66 seconds
Range type Circular (ranged)
Number of hits 1
Number of projectiles 1
Critical hit rate 1.5%
Additional effect 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 dark energy at the opponent.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  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 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'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'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'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
  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
  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 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'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'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'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'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 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 NocturneVI+
TénèbresIV
  German Nachtnebel
  Greek Νυχτερινό Σύνδρομο Nuchterinó Súndromo
  Hungarian Éj Árny
  Indonesian Bayangan Malam
  Italian Ombra NotturnaIV+
Ombra Nott.IIII
  Korean 나이트헤드 Naiteuhedeu
  Polish Cień Nocy
Portuguese   Brazil Sombra Noturna (games, EP095, DP102–present, M06–present, TCG, Adventures)
Other names include: Sombra da Noite*, Sombras da Noite*, Escuridão Noturna*,
Raio de Trevas*, Fumaça Ofuscante*, Ataque Noturno*, Luz Negra*
  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 Seismic Toss
  Seismic Toss
  Night Shade


Generation IX TMs
SV
001002003004005006007008009010011012013014015016017018019
020021022023024025026027028029030031032033034035036037038
039040041042043044045046047048049050051052053054055056057
058059060061062063064065066067068069070071072073074075076
077078079080081082083084085086087088089090091092093094095
096097098099100101102103104105106107108109110111112113114
115116117118119120121122123124125126127128129130131132133
134135136137138139140141142143144145146147148149150151152
153154155156157158159160161162163164165166167168169170171
Added in SV 2.0.1
172173174175176177178179180181182183184185186
187188189190191192193194195196197198199200201
Added in SV 3.0.0
202203204205206207208209210211212213214215216
217218219220221222223224225226227228229


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