Phantom Force (move)

Phantom Force
ゴーストダイブ Ghost Dive
Phantom Force VIII.png
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Type  Ghost
Category  Physical
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  90
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation VI
Condition  Cool
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Cool
Appeal  0  
Condition  Cool
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Prevents the user from being startled until the turn ends.

Phantom Force (Japanese: ゴーストダイブ Ghost Dive) is a damage-dealing Ghost-type move introduced in Generation VI. It is TM86 in Generation VIII.

Effect

Generation VI

Phantom Force causes the user to "vanish" on the turn it is used, making it semi-invulnerable, and then reappear the next turn causing damage.

Phantom Force hits the target even if it is protected by a protection move, and removes the effects of protection moves from the target for the remainder of the turn; if it hits a target that is protected by protection move that affects its whole side of the field, it removes the protection move from that entire side of the field (even if the protection move would not affect Phantom Force, such as Crafty Shield). If Phantom Force hits a Pokémon protected by a move with a negative effect (such as Spiky Shield), the user will not suffer the negative effect of the protection move. Phantom Force cannot remove the effects of protecting moves if it does not affect the target (such as if the target is Normal-type).

If the target has used Minimize, Phantom Force deals double its regular damage and bypasses accuracy checks to always hit, unless the target is in the semi-invulnerable turn of a move such as Dig or Fly. In addition, a foe who has just used Lock-On or Mind Reader can still strike through Phantom Force, as well as if the Ability No Guard is possessed by the foe or the user of Phantom Force.

If a Pokémon is asleep when it would execute the second turn of Phantom Force, the semi-invulnerable turn will end without the move being executed.

If the user is holding a Power Herb, it will consume the Power Herb and execute Phantom Force in one turn.

Generation VII onward

Phantom Force no longer bypasses accuracy checks nor deals double its regular damage against a target that has used Minimize.

Phantom Force cannot bypass Max Guard nor lift its effects.

Description

Games Description
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwSh
The user vanishes somewhere, then strikes the target on the next turn. This move hits even if the target protects itself.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
292   Shedinja
 
 
Mineral Mineral 47XY
45ORAS
45 64
353   Shuppet
  Amorphous Amorphous 54ORAS 54
354   Banette
  Amorphous Amorphous 1, 64ORAS 1, 64
426   Drifblim
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1, 65 1, 65 1, Evo.
429   Mismagius
  Amorphous Amorphous 1 1
622   Golett
 
 
Mineral Mineral 44
623   Golurk
 
 
Mineral Mineral 1, 75 76 46
708   Phantump
 
 
Grass Amorphous 45 45 36
709   Trevenant
 
 
Grass Amorphous 45 45 36
711   Gourgeist
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1, 57 1, 57 48
717   Yveltal
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 55 55 55
720   Hoopa
Confined
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 46XY
35ORAS
35
724   Decidueye
 
 
Flying Flying 1USUM 1
781   Dhelmise
 
 
Mineral Mineral 54 60
792   Lunala
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 61 63
886   Drakloak
 
 
Amorphous Dragon 48
887   Dragapult
 
 
Amorphous Dragon 48
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

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
--
II
--
III
--
IV
--
V
--
VI
--
VII
--
VIII
TM86
094   Gengar
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
151   Mew
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
292   Shedinja
 
 
Mineral Mineral
426   Drifblim
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
442   Spiritomb
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
487   Giratina
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
563   Cofagrigus
  Mineral Amorphous
622   Golett
 
 
Mineral Mineral
623   Golurk
 
 
Mineral Mineral
708   Phantump
 
 
Grass Amorphous
709   Trevenant
 
 
Grass Amorphous
711   Gourgeist
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
717   Yveltal
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
724   Decidueye
 
 
Flying Flying
778   Mimikyu
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
781   Dhelmise
 
 
Mineral Mineral
792   Lunala
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
802   Marshadow
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
854   Sinistea
  Mineral Amorphous
855   Polteageist
  Mineral Amorphous
867   Runerigus
 
 
Mineral Amorphous
886   Drakloak
 
 
Amorphous Dragon
887   Dragapult
 
 
Amorphous Dragon
897   Spectrier
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
898   Calyrex
Shadow Rider
 
 
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.


By breeding

# Pokémon Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII VIII
353   Shuppet
  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 VII

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
724   Decidueye
 
 
Flying Flying Hidden Ability Pokémon Bank DecidueyeSM
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 VI

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
491   Darkrai
  Undiscovered Undiscovered Wonderland Darkrai
Mysterious World Darkrai
February 2015 Darkrai
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 Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description
Physical 3 160 192 100% An opponent Quick Move; Phantom Presence The user takes on a phantom presence stance. After a set time, this presence fades and the user attacks. No other actions can be taken while in phantom presence. Opponents' moves will not hit the user while it is in this presence. If the user is hit by a sync move or max move while in phantom presence, the presence will fade.*

Past Description

  • Prior to Version 2.11.0 (from July 28, 2021): ...If the user is hit by a sync move while in phantom presence, the presence will fade.

Description

Games Description
SMD You'll get the Phantom Force status condition, which lets you charge power to try a powerful attack on the next turn. It breaks through the enemy's Protect, Wide Guard, or Quick Guard to damage the enemy.
MDRTDX You'll get the Phantom Force condition, which lets you charge power to try a powerful attack on the next turn. This move breaks through the enemy's Protect, Wide Guard, or Quick Guard to damage the enemy.


In the anime

Main series

       
Appearing from a portal Lunala
The user vanishes somewhere, then strikes the target on the next turn.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Lunala Lunala creates a thin purple portal beneath itself and sinks into it. Seconds later, another portal appears behind the opponent, and Lunala comes out of it before attacking the opponent.
Lunala (anime) Full Moon and Many Arms! Debut


Pokémon Evolutions

       
Vanishing Lunala
The user vanishes somewhere, then strikes the target on the next turn.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Lunala Lunala becomes surrounded in a swirl of purple energy and disappears. Moments later, it reappears behind the opponent and attacks them.
Nebby The Eclipse Debut


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 潛靈奇襲 Chìhmlīng Kèijaahp *
Mandarin 潛靈奇襲 / 潜灵奇袭 Qiánlíng Qíxí *
幽靈潛水 Yōulíng Qiánshuǐ *
  French Hantise
  German Phantomkraft
  Italian Spettrotuffo
  Korean 고스트다이브 Ghost Dive
  Polish Siła Fantomu
  Brazilian Portuguese Golpe Fantasma
  Spanish Golpe Fantasma



Generation VIII TMs
SwSh
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BDSP
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Generation VIII TRs (SwSh)
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