Spirit Shackle (move)

Spirit Shackle
かげぬい Shadow Stitching
Spirit Shackle VIII.png
Spirit Shackle VIII 2.png
Type  Ghost
Category  Physical
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  80
Accuracy  100%
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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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Spirit Shackle (Japanese: かげぬい Shadow Stitching) is a damage-dealing Ghost-type move introduced in Generation VII. It is the signature move of Decidueye. It can be upgraded to the special Z-Move Sinister Arrow Raid by Decidueye holding Decidium Z.


Spirit Shackle inflicts damage and prevents foes from fleeing or switching out as long as the user remains in battle. Wimp Out, Emergency Exit, the Red Card, the Shed Shell, and the Eject Button can bypass this effect.


Games Description
The user attacks while simultaneously stitching the target's shadow to the ground to prevent the target from escaping.
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
724   Decidueye
Flying Flying 1, Evo. 1, Evo.SwSh
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 Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description
Physical 3 80 96 100% An opponent Applies the Restrain effect to the target.

In the anime

Trainer's Decidueye Hau's Decidueye Target unable to move
The user attacks while simultaneously stitching the target's shadow to the ground to prevent the target from moving.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Decidueye Decidueye draws an arrow quill from its wing, with a shadowy aura surrounding the tip after it's drawn, and fires it at the opponent. The arrow loops around the opponent before striking the ground in front of it, creating a burst of blue fire-like energy around the opponent or sticking the opponent's shadow in place, preventing the opponent from moving.
A Trainer's Decidueye Pushing the Fiery Envelope! Debut
Hau's Decidueye Imitation Is the Sincerest Form of Strategy! None

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

In other generations

Core series games

Spin-off series games


  • This move originated as a TCG attack.
  • The move's Japanese name, kagenui ("shadow stitching"), refers to a fabled ninja technique that restrains a target's movements by pinning their shadow with a kunai or shuriken.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 縫影 Fùhng Yéng
Mandarin 縫影 / 缝影 Fèng Yǐng
  French Tisse Ombre
  German Schattenfessel
  Italian Cucitura d'Ombra
  Korean 그림자꿰매기 Geurimja Kkwemaegi
  Polish Pęta Ducha
Portuguese   Brazil Manilha Sombria
  Portugal Sombra Presa
  Russian Спиритические Оковы Spiriticheskiye Okovy
  Spanish Puntada Sombría

  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.