Marshadow resembles a shadow and has a wispy figure. It is predominantly black and seems to be wearing some sort of helmet. The helmet has two horn/ear-like appendages with a wispy smoke in the centre. Its eyes are orange-red with an oval on top. Its arms possess a bump on each wrist. Marshadow appears to wearing a collar and its legs have a shadowy trail. It has a tiny mouth.
As Zenith Marshadow, its headgear, bumps and collar flare up with green yellow flames, and its eyes also flare up.
Since it hides in the shadows of others, it's very shy and secretive. Using its shadow abilities, it becomes the shadows of others and imitates them, eventually becoming even stronger than the person it is imitating.
Marshadow likes to stay hidden from people, making it unknown to humans and leading most people thinking that it is a myth. Like Gengar, it can hide in shadows. It can turn into its alternate form, Zenith Marshadow, when attacking or enraged.
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Able to conceal itself in shadows, it never appears before humans, so its very existence was the stuff of myth.
It lurks in the shadows of others, copying their movements and powers. This Pokémon is craven and cowering.
- Ultra Sun
It slips into the shadows of others and mimics their powers and movements. As it improves, it becomes stronger than those it’s imitating.
- Ultra Moon
It sinks into the shadows of people and Pokémon, where it can understand their feelings and copy their capabilities.
By slipping into the shadow of a martial arts master and copying their movements, this Pokémon learned the ultimate techniques.
This Pokémon can conceal itself in any shadow, so it went undiscovered for a long time.
|TMs and HMs Generation VII|
|Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.|
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
|Marshadow learns no moves via breeding.|
- Main article: Marshadow (MS020)
Marshadow first appeared in I Choose You!.
Another Marshadow also appears in The Dex Can't Help It!.
- Marshadow is the only Fighting/Ghost type.
- In Super Smash Bros., Marshadow is one of the Pokémon that can be freed from Poké Balls. During this time, it uses the move Spectral Thief.
- In M20, Marshadow was shown to be able to cause nightmares. However, it can't learn Nightmare.
- It is impossible to get its shiny in Pokémon Sword and Shield, unlike other Pokémon from its generation.
- Marshadow has a unique EV Yield.
- Marshadow is the last Pokémon in the Alola Pokédex in Pokémon Sun and Moon.
Marshadow is based on a shadow with elements of Nightmarchers (in Hawaiian mythology, the aggressive ghosts of ancient warriors).
Marshadow's name is a portmanteau of Mars (the Roman god of war and the fourth planet in the solar system, tying in with its Fighting type and Alola's space theme), martial arts, march, and shadow. It could also include "marshmallow", given its fluffy, amorphous appearance.
|Generation VII Pokémon|
|Other Pokémon: Kanto • Johto • Hoenn • Sinnoh • Unova • Kalos • Galar|