Spectral Thief (move)

Spectral Thief
シャドースチール Shadow Steal
Spectral Thief VIII.png
Spectral Thief VIII 2.png
Type  Ghost
Category  Physical
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  90
Accuracy  100%
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Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation VII
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Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
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Spectral Thief (Japanese: シャドースチール Shadow Steal) is a damage-dealing Ghost-type move introduced in Generation VII. It is the signature move of Marshadow. It can be upgraded to the special Z-Move Soul-Stealing 7-Star Strike by Marshadow holding Marshadium Z.

Effect

Spectral Thief does damage. If successful, it also steals the target's positive stat stages (if any) right before doing damage. Spectral Thief bypasses substitutes.

Spectral Thief will steal all positive stat stages; even if the sum of the user's existing stat stages and the target's stat stages exceeds +6 in a stat, as long as the target's stat stages are positive, they will be reduced to 0. If the user has the Ability Simple, then the stolen stat stages will be doubled; if the user has the Ability Contrary, then the stat boosts will become stat drops when stolen.

Description

Games Description
SMUSUM
SwSh
The user hides in the target's shadow, steals the target's stat boosts, and then attacks.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
802   Marshadow
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 45 72
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 VIII

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
802   MarshadowLv. 60
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered Pokémon Scrap 2020 Marshadow
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In the anime

In other generations

Trivia

  • If Battle Effects are turned off, Spectral Thief will still display one if it steals any stat boosts.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 暗影偷盜 Amyíng Tāudouh
Mandarin 暗影偷盜 / 暗影偷盗 Ànyǐng Tōudào
  French Clepto-Mânes
  German Diebesschatten
  Italian Ombrafurto
  Korean 섀도스틸 Shadow Steal
  Russian Призрачный Вор Prizrachnyy Vor
  Spanish Robasombra



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