Night Slash (move)

Night Slash
つじぎり Crossroad Killing
Night Slash VIII.png
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Type  Dark
Category  Physical
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  70
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
A basic performance using a move known by the Pokémon.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Affected by how well the previous Pokémon's move went.

Night Slash (Japanese: つじぎり Crossroad Killing) is a damage-dealing Dark-type move introduced in Generation IV.

Effect

Night Slash deals damage and has an increased critical hit ratio.

Night Slash can also be used as part of a Contest Spectacular combination, with the user gaining extra three appeal points if the move Focus Energy was used in the prior turn.

Description

Games Description
DPPtHGSSPBR The user slashes the foe the instant an opportunity arises. It has a high critical-hit ratio.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwSh
The user slashes the target the instant an opportunity arises. Critical hits land more easily.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
051   Dugtrio
  Field Field 1 1 1 1 1
051   Dugtrio
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field 1 1
052   Meowth
  Field Field 49 49 49 49
052   Meowth
Alolan Form
  Field Field 49 36
053   Persian
  Field Field 61 61 61 61
053   Persian
Alolan Form
  Field Field 61 42
083   Farfetch'd
 
 
Flying Field 33 33 33 33
123   Scyther
 
 
Bug Bug 45 45 45 45
141   Kabutops
 
 
Water 1 Water 3 72 72 1, 72 1, 72 1
212   Scizor
 
 
Bug Bug 45 45 45 45
214   Heracross
 
 
Bug Bug 1 1 1 1
227   Skarmory
 
 
Flying Flying 50DP
45PtHGSS
50 50XY
53ORAS
53
254   Sceptile
  Monster Dragon 1 1 1 1
264   Linoone
Galarian Form
 
 
Field Field 1, Evo.
319   Sharpedo
 
 
Water 2 Water 2 56 56 1, 56XY
1, 62ORAS
1, 62 1
336   Seviper
  Field Dragon 46 46BW
31B2W2
31XY
28ORAS
26
341   Corphish
  Water 1 Water 3 35 35 35XY
26ORAS
26 28
342   Crawdaunt
 
 
Water 1 Water 3 39 39 39XY
26ORAS
26 28
359   Absol
  Field Field 52 52BW
41B2W2
41XY
29ORAS
29 30
402   Kricketune
  Bug Bug 42PtHGSS 42 42 42
430   Honchkrow
 
 
Flying Flying 45 55 1, 55 1, 55
434   Stunky
 
 
Field Field 31DP
32PtHGSS
37 37 31 36
435   Skuntank
 
 
Field Field 31DP
32PtHGSS
41 41 31 38
451   Skorupi
 
 
Bug Water 3 38B2W2 38 38 36
452   Drapion
 
 
Bug Water 3 38B2W2 38 38 36
461   Weavile
 
 
Field Field 35 38BW
35B2W2
35 35 60
469   Yanmega
 
 
Bug Bug 1 1 1 1
472   Gliscor
 
 
Bug Bug 31 34BW
27B2W2
27 27
475   Gallade
 
 
Human-Like Amorphous 1 1 1 1 1
509   Purrloin
  Field Field 37 37 37 36
510   Liepard
  Field Field 43 43 43 46
571   Zoroark
  Field Field 30 30 1, Evo. 1, Evo.
615   Cryogonal
  Mineral Mineral 57 1, 57 1, 53 32
621   Druddigon
  Dragon Monster 40 40 40
624   Pawniard
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 49 49 49 40
625   Bisharp
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 49 49 49 40
658   Greninja
 
 
Water 1 Water 1 1, 70 1, 77
675   Pangoro
 
 
Field Human-Like 1, Evo.
679   Honedge
 
 
Mineral Mineral 35 35 24
680   Doublade
 
 
Mineral Mineral 36 36 24
681   Aegislash
 
 
Mineral Mineral 1 1 1
686   Inkay
 
 
Water 1 Water 2 46 46 24
687   Malamar
 
 
Water 1 Water 2 46 46 24
688   Binacle
 
 
Water 3 Water 3 41 41
689   Barbaracle
 
 
Water 3 Water 3 44 44
716   Xerneas
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 51 51 20
754   Lurantis
  Grass Grass 1USUM 1
798   Kartana
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 31 35
800   Necrozma
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 23 24
827   Nickit
  Field Field 28
828   Thievul
  Field Field 34
862   Obstagoon
 
 
Field Field 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
027   Sandshrew
  Field Field
027   Sandshrew
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
052   Meowth
Galarian Form
  Field Field
056   Mankey
  Field Field
083   Farfetch'd
 
 
Flying Field
083   Farfetch'd
Galarian Form
  Flying Field
098   Krabby
  Water 3 Water 3
123   Scyther
 
 
Bug Bug
167   Spinarak
 
 
Bug Bug
207   Gligar
 
 
Bug Bug
214   Heracross
 
 
Bug Bug
216   Teddiursa
  Field Field
227   Skarmory
 
 
Flying Flying
252   Treecko
  Monster Dragon
255   Torchic
  Field Field
273   Seedot
  Field Grass
287   Slakoth
  Field Field
290   Nincada
 
 
Bug Bug
335   Zangoose
  Field Field
336   Seviper
  Field Dragon
403   Shinx
  Field Field HGSS
451   Skorupi
 
 
Bug Water 3
501   Oshawott
  Field Field
519   Pidove
 
 
Flying Flying
557   Dwebble
 
 
Bug Mineral
588   Karrablast
  Bug Bug
610   Axew
  Monster Dragon
613   Cubchoo
  Field Field
621   Druddigon
  Dragon Monster
631   Heatmor
  Field Field
688   Binacle
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
846   Arrokuda
  Water 2 Water 2
884   Duraludon
 
 
Mineral 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 V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
287   Slakoth
  Field Field Dream World - Dream Park
290   Nincada
 
 
Bug Bug Dream World - Dream Park
403   Shinx
  Field Field Dream World - Pleasant Forest
558   Crustle
 
 
Bug Mineral Dream World - Rugged Mountain
610   Axew
  Monster Dragon Dream World - Icy Cave
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 IV

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
461   WeavileLv. 30
 
 
Field Field 2009 World Championships Weavile
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 Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, Night Slash is a move with 13 base power, 12 PP and 88% accuracy. The user attacks enemy in front. The move has an increased critical hit ratio.

Pokémon Conquest

 
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Stars: ★★★
Power: 38
Accuracy: 100%
Effect: Has an increased critical hit ratio.
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 Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description
Physical 2 40 48 100% An opponent Critical hits land more easily.

Pokémon GO

  Night Slash
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 50
Energy cost 33  
Duration 2.2 seconds
Damage window 1.3 - 2 seconds
 
Trainer Battles
Power 50
Energy cost 35  
Secondary effect   2 Attack
Effect chance 12.5%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
                          
By Elite Charged TM
 
By GO Snapshot
 
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Updates

Gyms & Raids
  • July 30, 2016
    • Power: 25 → 30
  • February 16, 2017
    • Power: 30 → 50
    • Energy cost: 25 → 33
    • Duration: 2.7 → 2.2 seconds
    • Damage window: 2.4 - 2.6 → 1.3 - 2 seconds
Trainer Battles
  • December 11, 2019
    • Energy cost: 40 → 35
    • Secondary effect added

Description

Games Description
MDTDS Inflicts damage on the target. It has a high critical-hit rate.
BSL てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえる きゅうしょに あたりやすい
Conq. Slash the target while its attention is diverted. It has a high critical-hit ratio.
MDGtI
SMD
MDRTDX
It damages an enemy. It has a high critical-hit rate.


In the anime

       
Purrloin Honchkrow Kantonian and Galarian Farfetch'd Weavile
The user's hands/claws/wings glow. The user then attacks its opponent.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Honchkrow One or both of Honchkrow's wings glow light-blue, purple or white. It then flies down and hits the opponent with its wings.
Paul's Honchkrow Aiding the Enemy! Debut
  Zoroark Both of Zoroark's claws glow crimson and it slashes the opponent with one of them.
Zoroark (M13) Zoroark: Master of Illusions None
  Purrloin Purrloin's claws turn a whitish-purple, and it slashes the opponent with them.
Ricard Nouveau's Purrloin Clash of the Connoisseurs! None
  Liepard Liepard slashes the opponent with its claws.
Misaki's Liepard Kyurem VS. The Sword of Justice None
  Greninja Greninja creates a purple energy sword in the palm of one of its hands and then grabs it with the other hand. It then slashes the opponent with it.
Sanpei's Greninja The Legend of the Ninja Hero! None
Ippei's Greninja The Festival of Decisions! None
  Doublade Doublade's two swords glow light-purple. It then charges at the opponent, striking it with its swords.
Sawyer's Doublade A Full-Strength Battle Surprise! None
  Weavile Weavile creates a purple energy sword in the palm of one of its hands and then grabs it with the other hand. It then slashes the opponent with it.
Alain's Weavile Finals Not for the Faint-Hearted! None
  Persian Alolan Persian's claws glow light purple and it slashes its opponents with them.
Nanu's Persian Guiding an Awakening! None
  Bisharp Bisharp's arm glows white. It then strikes the opponent with its arm blade.
A Trainer's Bisharp Legend? Go! Friends? Go! None
  Farfetch'd Farfetch'd strikes the opponent with a sideways swipe of its leek.
Goh's Farfetch'd Toughing It Out! None
  Farfetch'd Galarian Farfetch'd strikes the opponent with a downwards or sideways swipe of its leek. Sometimes, the leek becomes surrounded in light blue streaks of energy while the move is used; or, Galarian Farfetch'd swings its leek, sending multiple light blue blades of energy from it at the opponent.
Ash's Farfetch'd Toughing It Out! None
  Gallade Gallade's arms glow light blue and extend. He then swings both of his extended arms, sending multiple light blue blades of energy from them at the opponent; or, Gallade's arms glow light blue and become surrounded in similarly colored streaks of energy and he slashes the opponent with them.
Rinto's Gallade Beyond Chivalry… Aiming to be a Leek Master! None
  Sirfetch'd Sirfetch'd's leek becomes surrounded in light blue streaks of energy and it slashes the opponent with it.
Ash's Sirfetch'd Beyond Chivalry… Aiming to be a Leek Master! None


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

  • The Japanese name つじぎり (Crossroad Killing) refers to the way in which some samurai would test new swords in feudal Japan, known as Tsujigiri. This was by hiding in wait by a road (typically a crossroads, thus its literal translation) and waiting for an unsuspecting commoner (i.e. lower class, and so with far fewer rights than the samurai class) to pass by. He would then strike to kill, and in this way learn how well his new sword could cut.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 暗襲要害 Amjaahp Yiuhoih *
街頭試刀 Gāaitàuh Sidōu *
Mandarin 暗襲要害 / 暗袭要害 Ànxí Yàohài *
街頭試刀 Jiētóu Shìdāo *
  Dutch Nachthak
  French Tranche-Nuit
  German Nachthieb
  Greek Νυκτερινός Τεμαχισμός Nykterinós Temachismós
  Hungarian Éj Hasítás
  Italian Nottesferza
  Korean 깜짝베기 Kkamjjakbegi
  Polish Nocne Cięcie
Portuguese   Brazil Talho Noturno (games, Pokémon the Series: XY-present, TCG, manga)
Corte Noturno (early anime)
  Portugal Golpe Noturno
  Romanian Tăietura de Noapte
  Russian Ночной Удар Nochnoy Udar
Spanish   Latin America Rasguño Nocturno (DP100-DP131)
Cuchillada Nocturna (BW080-present)
  Spain Tajo Umbrío
  Thai ไนท์สแลช
  Vietnamese Nhát Chém Trong Đêm




Variations of the move Slash
  SlashCross PoisonNight SlashPsycho CutShadow Claw
Formerly a variation
  Leaf Blade


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