Shadow Rush (move)

Shadow Rush
ダークラッシュ Dark Rush
Shadow Rush.png
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Type  Shadow
Category  Physical
PP  N/A (max. N/A)
Power  55
Accuracy  100%
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Foe Foe
Self Ally
May affect anyone but the user
Introduced  Generation III
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Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
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Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

Shadow Rush (Japanese: ダークラッシュ Dark Rush) is a move usable only in Pokémon Colosseum and Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness. In Pokémon Colosseum, Shadow Rush is the only Shadow move in the game and all Shadow Pokémon know it when captured, while in Pokémon XD, it is one of several Shadow moves. Like all Shadow moves, it is forgotten and replaced with another move once the Pokémon is purified.


Pokémon Colosseum

  This move effect may be in need of research.
Reason: How likely is it to strike a critical hit when the user is in Hyper Mode?
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Shadow Rush does damage, with a power of 90, and the Pokémon takes recoil damage equal to 1/16 of the user's maximum HP. The recoil damage from this move is not prevented by Rock Head. This move becomes more likely to get a critical hit if the Shadow Pokémon using it is in Hyper Mode.

As Shadow Pokémon cannot be traded, and since Pokémon Contests do not exist in Colosseum or XD, Shadow Rush cannot be used in Contests. In the Pokémon summary screen, the game still displays a Contest description for this move, with Appeal and Jam scores of 0 each and a blank space where the Contest condition would be.

Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness

Shadow Rush's base power drops to 55, but it no longer has recoil damage. Hyper Mode no longer exists, and its counterpart, Reverse Mode, does not increase the critical hit ratio. The game no longer displays a Contest description for any moves.


Games Description
Colo. An attack that is so harsh, it also hurts the attacker.*
A move only for battles. It is no good for Contests.*
XD A Pokémon executes a tackle while exuding a shadowy aura.


Pokémon Colosseum

# Pokémon Types
153   Bayleef
156   Quilava
159   Croconaw
162   Furret
164   Noctowl
166   Ledian
168   Ariados
176   Togetic
180   Flaaffy
185   Sudowoodo
188   Skiploom
190   Aipom
192   Sunflora
193   Yanma
195   Quagsire
198   Murkrow
200   Misdreavus
205   Forretress
206   Dunsparce
207   Gligar
210   Granbull
211   Qwilfish
213   Shuckle
214   Heracross
215   Sneasel
217   Ursaring
218   Slugma
221   Piloswine
223   Remoraid
225   Delibird
226   Mantine
227   Skarmory
229   Houndoom
234   Stantler
235   Smeargle
237   Hitmontop
241   Miltank
243   Raikou
244   Entei
245   Suicune
248   Tyranitar
296   Makuhita
307   Meditite
329   Vibrava
333   Swablu
357   Tropius
359   Absol
376   Metagross
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness

# Pokémon Types
012   Butterfree
020   Raticate
024   Arbok
049   Venomoth
052   Meowth
057   Primeape
062   Poliwrath
100   Voltorb
106   Hitmonlee
107   Hitmonchan
108   Lickitung
115   Kangaskhan
123   Scyther
126   Magmar
128   Tauros
144   Articuno
145   Zapdos
149   Dragonite
301   Delcatty
303   Mawile
354   Banette
373   Salamence
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 generations


In other languages

Language Title
  French Charge Noire
  German Cryptoschlag
  Italian Ombroraffica
  Spanish Carga OscuraXD
Ataque OscuroColo

Shadow moves
  Shadow BlastShadow BlitzShadow BreakShadow EndShadow Rush
  Shadow BoltShadow ChillShadow Fire
Shadow RaveShadow StormShadow Wave
  Shadow DownShadow HalfShadow Hold
Shadow MistShadow PanicShadow ShedShadow Sky

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