Night Slash
Night Slash VIII.png
つじぎり Blade Testing
Generation: IV
Battle Data
Type: Type Dark.gif
Category Physical
Power: 70
Accuracy: 100
PP: 15
Affects: One target
Secondary Effect: High Critical Hit
Priority: 0
Contest Data
Contest Spectaculars (ORAS)
Type: Cool

Night Slash is a damaging Dark-type move introduced in Generation IV.


Night Slash hits the user with great power in addition to a critical hit.


The Japanese name つじぎり (Testing) is probably a reference to the way in which some particularly unscrupulous samurai would test new swords in feudal Japan. This was by hiding in wait by a road (typically a crossroads) and waiting for an unsuspecting commoner (i.e. lower class, and so with far fewer rights than the samurai class) to pass by. He would then strike to kill, and in this way learn how well his new sword would cut.

Night Slash was thought to be Greninja's final smash up until it was announced to be Secret Ninja Attack.


Main games

Main series

Pokémon Adventures

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