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Shadow Bone
シャドーボーン Shadow Bone
Shadow Bone VII.png
Shadow Bone VII 2.png
Type  Ghost
Category  Physical
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  85
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation VII
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Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
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Jamming  0  

Shadow Bone (Japanese: シャドーボーン Shadow Bone) is a damage-dealing Ghost-type move introduced in Generation VII. It is one of the signature moves of Alolan Marowak.



Generation VII

Shadow Bone does damage and has a 20% chance of lowering the target's Defense stat by one stage.

Generation VIII

In Versions 1.0 to 1.1.1 of Pokémon Sword and Shield, Shadow Bone cannot be selected in a battle. Starting with Version 1.2.0, it can be selected and functions as it did in the previous generation.


Games Description
The user attacks by beating the target with a bone that contains a spirit. This may also lower the target's Defense stat.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
105 Marowak Marowak
Alolan Form
FireIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Monster Monster 27 Evo.
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 GO

GO Ghost.png Shadow Bone
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power  ?
Energy cost  ?
Duration 2.8 seconds
Damage window 2.25 - 2.7 seconds
Trainer Battles
Power  ?
Energy cost  ?
Secondary effect  ?
Effect chance  ?%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
By Elite Charged TM
By GO Snapshot
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible

In the anime

None.png Kiawe Marowak Shadow Bone.png None.png None.png
Alolan Marowak
The user attacks by beating the target with a bone that contains a spirit.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
105A Marowak Alolan Marowak spins its bone, with a purple flame gathering around one of the ends and a blue aura briefly flashing inside the center. It then stops spinning and strikes the opponent with the bone, creating a burst of both purple and blue flames once it makes contact.
Kiawe's Marowak A Crowning Moment of Truth! Debut

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 暗影之骨 Amyíng-jī Gwāt
Mandarin 暗影之骨 Ànyǐng-zhī Gǔ
France Flag.png French Os Ombre*
Germany Flag.png German Schattenknochen
Italy Flag.png Italian Ossotetro
South Korea Flag.png Korean 섀도본 Shadow Bone
Poland Flag.png Polish Cienista Kość
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Osso Sombrio
Russia Flag.png Russian Теневая Кость Tenevaya Kost
Spain Flag.png Spanish Hueso Sombrío

Variations of the move Liquidation
Physical LiquidationShadow Bone

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