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Night Shade
ナイトヘッド Night Head
Night Shade VIII.png
Introduced: Generation I
Battle Data
Type: Type Ghost.gif
Category: Type Special.gif
Power: Varies
Accuracy: 100%
PP: 15, max: 24
Priority: 0
Contact: No
Affected by
Magic Coat: No
Magic Bounce: No
Bright Powder: Yes
Detect/Protect: Yes
Snatch: No
Mirror Move: Yes
King's Rock: Yes
Contest Data
Contests (RSE)
Condition: Smart
Appeal: 2 ♥♥
Jam: 1
Startles Pokémon that made a same-type appeal.
Super Contests (DPPt)
Condition: Smart
Appeal: 3 ♥♥♥
A basic performance using a move known by the Pokémon.
Contest Spectaculars (ORAS)
Condition: Clever
Appeal: 3 ♥♥♥
Jam: 0
An appealing move that can used repeatedly without boring the audience.

Night Shade is a Ghost-type move introduced in Generation I. It was the signature move of the Gastly evolutionary line in Generation I.

Description

Games Description
GSC The user's level equals damage HP.
RSE Inflicts damage indentical to the user's level.
FRLG An attack with a mirage that inflicts damage matching the user's level.
DPPtHGSS The user makes the foe see a mirage. It inflicts damage matching the user's level.
BWB2W2 The user makes the target see a frightening mirage. It inflicts damage matching the user's level.
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
SWSH
The user makes the target see a frightening mirage. It inflicts damage equal to the user's level.

Effect

In battle

Night Shade does damage to the target that is equal to the user's level. In a Double Battle, Night Shade can target any Pokémon around the user. In a Triple Battle, Night Shade can only target a Pokémon that's adjacent to the user.

Learnset

By leveling up

Pokémon Type Egg groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
064.png Kadabra psychic Human-Like 19PE
065.png Alakazam psychic Human-Like 19PE
092.png Gastly ghost/poison Amorphous 1 21 21RSE
16FRLG
15 15 15 15SMUSUM
12PE
30
093.png Haunter ghost/poison Amorphous 1 21 21RSE
16FRLG
15 15 15 15SMUSUM
12PE
30
094.png Gengar ghost/poison Amorphous 1 21 21RSE
16FRLG
15 15 15 15SMUSUM
12PE
30
167.png Spinarak bug/poison Amorphous 17 17 15 15 15 15
168.png Ariados bug/poison Amorphous 17 17 15 15 15 15
177.png Natu psychic/flying Flying 10 10 6 6 6 6 20
178.png Xatu psychic/flying Flying 1, 10 10 6 6 6XY
1, 6ORAS
1, 6 20
198.png Murkrow dark/flying Flying 26 27 21 21 21 21
222A.png Corsola ghost Water 1/Water 3 45
302.png Sableye dark/ghost Human-Like 9 8 8 8XY
6ORAS
6 21
353.png Shuppet ghost Amorphous 13 8 8BW
7B2W2
7 7
354.png Banette ghost Amorphous 1, 13 1, 8 1, 8BW
1, 7B2W2
1, 7 1, 7
355.png Duskull ghost Amorphous 1 1 1 1 1 16
356.png Dusclops ghost Amorphous 1 1 1 1 1 16
386.png Deoxys psychic Undiscovered 5 9 9 9XY
7ORAS
7
386B.png Deoxys psychic Undiscovered 5 9 9 9XY
7ORAS
7
386C.png Deoxys psychic Undiscovered 5 9 9 9XY
7ORAS
7
386D.png Deoxys psychic Undiscovered 5 9 9 9XY
7ORAS
7
442.png Spiritomb ghost/dark Amorphous 1
477.png Dusknoir ghost Amorphous 1 1 1 1 16
491.png Darkrai dark Undiscovered 1DP
562.png Yamask ghost Mineral/Amorphous 13 13 13 8
562A.png Yamask ground/ghost Mineral/Amorphous 8
563.png Cofagrigus ghost Mineral/Amorphous 13 13 13 1
592.png Frillish water/ghost Amorphous 9 9 9 8
593.png Jellicent water/ghost Amorphous 1, 9 1, 9 1, 9 1
607.png Litwick ghost/fire Amorphous 13 13 13 28
608.png Lampent ghost/fire Amorphous 13 13 13 28
609.png Chandelure ghost/fire Amorphous 1
622.png Golett ground/ghost Mineral 35 35 40 20
623.png Golurk ground/ghost Mineral 35 35 40 20
792.png Lunala psychic/ghost Undiscovered 7 7
806.png Blacephalon fire/ghost Undiscovered 23USUM 15
864.png Cursola ghost Water 1/Water 3 45
867.png Runerigus ground/ghost Mineral/Amorphous 1
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

By breeding

Pokémon Type Egg Groups Father
IV V VI VII VIII
163.png Hoothoot normal/flying 177.png178.png198.png 177.png178.png198.png 177.png178.png198.png 177.png178.png198.png
441.png Chatot normal/flying 177.png178.png198.png 177.png178.png198.png 177.png178.png198.png 177.png178.png198.png
577.png Solosis psychic 092.png093.png094.png
353.png354.png355.png
356.png477.png562.png
563.png592.png593.png
607.png608.png
092.png093.png094.png
353.png354.png355.png
356.png477.png562.png
563.png592.png593.png
607.png608.png
092.png093.png094.png
353.png354.png355.png
356.png477.png562.png
563.png592.png593.png
607.png608.png
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates a Pokémon that can only learn this move through chain breeding.

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