Shadow Punch (move)

Shadow Punch
シャドーパンチ Shadow Punch
Shadow Punch VIII.png
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Type  Ghost
Category  Physical
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  60
Accuracy  —%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation III
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
The appeal works great if performed first.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +2 if the Pokémon performs first in the turn.
Condition  Clever
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  0  
Works great if the user goes first this turn.

Shadow Punch (Japanese: シャドーパンチ Shadow Punch) is a damage-dealing Ghost-type move introduced in Generation III.

Effect

Shadow Punch inflicts 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.

Description

Games Description
RSEColo.XD An unavoidable punch that is thrown from shadows.
FRLG The user throws a punch from the shadows. It cannot be evaded.
DPPtHGSSPBR The user throws a punch at the foe from the shadows. The punch lands without fail.
BWB2W2 The user throws a punch from the shadows. The punch lands without fail.
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwSh
The user throws a punch from the shadows. This attack never misses.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
093   Haunter
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 25 25 25 25 1, Evo. 1, Evo.
094   Gengar
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 25 25 25 25 1, Evo. 1
356   Dusclops
  Amorphous Amorphous 37 37 37 37 1, Evo. 1, Evo.
477   Dusknoir
  Amorphous Amorphous 37 37 37 1 1
622   Golett
 
 
Mineral Mineral 13 13 13 12SwSh
623   Golurk
 
 
Mineral Mineral 13 13 13 12SwSh
802   Marshadow
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 26 18SwSh
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
088   Grimer
  Amorphous Amorphous BDSP
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 III

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
088   Grimer
  Amorphous Amorphous Purified Shadow PokémonXD
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, and Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, Shadow Punch is a move with 6 power and 8 PP that ignores accuracy and evasion checks. The user targets enemy in the front.

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description
Physical 2 45 54 —% An opponent Sure Hit Never misses.

Pokémon GO

In Pokémon GO, Shadow Punch has been an available move since the release of the game in July 6, 2016, but it hadn't been assigned to any Pokémon until February 16, 2017, when it was assigned to Haunter.

  Shadow Punch
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 40
Energy cost 33  
Duration 1.7 seconds
Damage window 1.3 - 1.5 seconds
 
Trainer Battles
Power 40
Energy cost 35  
Secondary effect ?
Effect chance ?%
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: 20 → 25
  • February 16, 2017
    • Power: 25 → 40
    • Energy cost: 25 → 33
    • Duration: 2.1 → 1.7 seconds
    • Damage window: 1.4 - 1.7 → 1.3 - 1.5 seconds

Description

Games Description
MDRB
MDTDS
Inflicts damage on the target. It never misses.
BSL てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえる かならず めいちゅうする
MDGtI
SMD
MDRTDX
It damages an enemy. It never misses.


In the anime

Main series

       
Dusclops Golett Gengar Dusknoir
The user's fist becomes engulfed in shadowy energy and it punches the opponent with it.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Dusclops Dusclops's hands become outlined in a gray aura, then it punches the air and a black shadowy fist come out of its hand, outlined in a gray aura, and hits the opponent. It can fire many at once as well.
Timmy Grimm's Dusclops Disaster of Disguise Debut
Brandon's Dusclops Gathering the Gang of Four! None
  Gengar Gengar raises one of its arms and purple sparks travel up its arm and appear around its fist. It then punches the air and sends a black fist with purple static electricity around it at the opponent or one of its fists becomes surrounded in a light and dark purple misty energy and punches through the ground. The fist then comes back up through the ground and punches the opponent.
Fantina's Gengar Shield with a Twist! None
Acerola's Greedy Rapooh The Battlefield of Truth and Love! None
  Dusknoir Dusknoir's hands become surrounded in a shadowy aura, and it reaches its arms out. Two fists in the shape of Dusknoir's fire out of Dusknoir's fists and slam into the opponent. While flying towards the opponent, the fists have a gray trail that connects to Dusknoir's fists, and when the attack hits, the fists merge back with Dusknoir's fists.
Conway's Dusknoir Working on a Right Move! None
  Golett Golett pulls back one of its arms and purple and black energy appears around it and forms into its arm, causing it to turn black and become outlined in purple. Golett then brings its fist forward and releases a black fist in the shape of Golett's fist with a purple outline. The fist then hits the opponent.
Luke's Golett Cilan Versus Trip, Ash Versus Georgia! None


Pokémon Origins

       
Haunter
The user throws a punch at the foe from the shadows.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Haunter Haunter's hand become outlined in a black and purple aura. It then punches the opponent.
Red's Haunter File 3: Giovanni Debut
Shadow Punch did not exist in Generation I


In the manga

Ash & Pikachu


Phantom Thief Pokémon 7


Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 暗影拳 Amyíng Kyùhn *
影子拳 Yíngjí Kyùhn *
Mandarin 暗影拳 Ànyǐng Quán *
影子拳 Yǐngzi Quán *
  Czech Stínová rána
  Dutch Schaduwslag
  Finnish Varjonyrkki
  French Poing Ombre
  German Finsterfaust
  Greek Γροθιά Σκιάς
  Hindi छाया का मुक्का Chhaya ka mukka
  Indonesian Pukulan Bayangan
Pukulan Gelap
  Italian Pugnodombra
  Korean 섀도펀치 Shadow Punch
  Polish Cios Cienia
Portuguese   Brazil Soco Sombrio
  Portugal Soco Sombra
  Romanian Lovitura Umbrei
  Serbian Senka-Pesnica
Spanish   Latin America Golpe Sombra (AG061)
Golpe de Sombra (AG189-DP102)
Puño de Sombra (DP186)
  Spain Puño Sombra
  Thai ชาโดว์พันช์
  Vietnamese Cú Đấm Bóng Tối



Variations of the move Swift
  Feint AttackAerial AceShadow PunchMagnet Bomb
  SwiftMagical LeafShock Wave


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