Spirit Break (move)

Spirit Break
ソウルクラッシュ Soul Crash
Spirit Break IX.png
Spirit Break IX 2.png
Type  Fairy
Category  Physical
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  75
Accuracy  100%
Priority  0
Opponent Opponent Opponent
Self Ally Ally
Normal: May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation VIII
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Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
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Spirit Break (Japanese: ソウルクラッシュ Soul Crash) is a damage-dealing Fairy-type move introduced in Generation VIII. Prior to Generation IX, it was one of the signature moves of Grimmsnarl.


Spirit Break inflicts damage and lowers the target's Special Attack stat by one stage.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Spirit Break cannot be selected in a battle.


Games Description
The user attacks the target with so much force that it could break the target's spirit. This also lowers the target's Sp. Atk stat.
BDSP This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
Fairy Human-Like 1, Evo. Evo.
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 91
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.

In other games

Pokémon Masters EX

Name Category Cost in move-gauge slots MP
Base power Max power Accuracy Target Effect tag Description Playable sync pair(s)
Spirit Break Physical 4 140 168 100% An opponent Lowers the target's Sp. Atk by one stat rank. Marnie (Summer 2021) & Grimmsnarl

In the anime


The user attacks the target with so much force that it could break the target's spirit.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Rays of pink light come out of Grimmsnarl's torso. He then strikes the opponent with one of his hands.
Marnie's Grimmsnarl Battling Turned Up to Eleven! Debut

In other generations

Core series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 靈魂衝擊 Lìhngwàhn Chūnggīk
Mandarin 靈魂衝擊 / 灵魂冲击 Línghún Chōngjí / Línghún Chōngjī
  Czech Drcení duší
  French Choc Émotionnel
  German Seelenbruch
  Italian Frantumanima
  Korean 소울크래시 Soulkeuraesi
  Polish Rozdarcie Ducha
Portuguese   Brazil Quebra Espiritual
  Portugal Choque Anímico
  Spanish Choque Anímico

Variations of the move Mystical Fire
  Spirit Break
  Mystical Fire

  This article is part of Project Moves and Abilities, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on two related aspects of the Pokémon games.