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Shadow Ball
(シャドーボール Shadow Ball)
Shadow Ball(Let's Go)
Introduced: Generation II
Battle Data
Type: Type Ghost
Category: Type Special
Power: 80
Accuracy: 100%
PP: 15 (max. 24)
Priority: 0
Contact: No
Affected by
Bright Powder: Yes
Detect/Protect: Yes
King's Rock: No
Magic Bounce: No
Magic Coat: No
Mirror Move: Yes
Snatch: No
Contest Data
Contests
Condition: Smart
Appeal: 3 ♥♥♥
Jam: 0
Scrambles up the order of appeals on the next turn.
Super Contests
Condition: Smart
Appeal: 2 ♥♥
Earn +2 if the Pokémon performs first in the turn.
Contest Spectaculars
Condition: Clever
Appeal: 4 ♥♥♥♥
Jam: 0
Quite an appealing move.

Shadow Ball (Japanese: シャドーボール Hepburn: Shadow Ball) is a Ghost-type move introduced in Generation II. It has been available as TM30 since Generation II.

Description

Games Description
GS / C An attack that may lower SPCL. DEF.
RS / E Hurls a black blob that may lower SP. DEF.
FRLG A shadowy blob is hurled at the foe. May also lower the foe's SP. DEF.
DP / Pt / HGSS The user hurls a shadowy blob at the foe. It may also lower the foe's Sp. Def stat.
BW / B2W2 The user hurls a shadowy blob at the target. It may also lower the target's Sp. Def stat.
XY / ORAS The user hurls a shadowy blob at the target. This may also lower the target's Sp. Def stat.
SM / USUM / PE The user throws a shadowy blob at the opponent. It may lower the opponent's Sp. Def stat.

Effect

In battle

Foe Foe Foe
User Ally Ally

Shadow Ball deals damage and has a 20% chance to lower the target's Special Defense by 1 stage.

In a Double Battle, Shadow Ball can target any Pokémon that's adjacent to the user.

Learnset


By leveling up

Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V
092 Gastly Type Ghost
Type Poison
36FRLG 29 29
093 Haunter Type Ghost
Type Poison
45FRLG 33 33
094 Gengar Type Ghost
Type Poison
45FRLG 33 33
200 Misdreavus Type Ghost 37 41
292 Shedinja Type Bug
Type Ghost
38 59 59
302 Sableye Type Dark
Type Ghost
41 53 57
353 Shuppet Type Ghost 41 31 35BW
30B2W2
354 Banette Type Ghost 48 31 35BW
30B2W2
425 Drifloon Type Ghost
Type Flying
38 43BW
36B2W2
426 Drifblim Type Ghost
Type Flying
44 51BW
40B2W2
562 Yamask Type Ghost 37
563 Cofagrigus Type Ghost 39
607 Litwick Type Ghost
Type Fire
49
608 Lampent Type Ghost
Type Fire
53
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Pokémon Type Level
VI VII VIII
092 Gastly Type Ghost
Type Poison
29 29SMUSUM
26PE
48
093 Haunter Type Ghost
Type Poison
33 33SMUSUM
30PE
48
094 Gengar Type Ghost
Type Poison
33 33SMUSUM
30PE
48
200 Misdreavus Type Ghost 41 41
292 Shedinja Type Bug
Type Ghost
59XY
33ORAS
33 50
302 Sableye Type Dark
Type Ghost
57XY
39ORAS
39 45
353 Shuppet Type Ghost 30 30
354 Banette Type Ghost 30 30
355 Duskull Type Ghost 41ORAS 41 40
356 Dusclops Type Ghost 45ORAS 45 42
425 Drifloon Type Ghost
Type Flying
36 36 20
426 Drifblim Type Ghost
Type Flying
40 40 20
477 Dusknoir Type Ghost 45ORAS 45 42
478 Froslass Type Ice
Type Ghost
42ORAS 42 61
562 Yamask Type Ghost 37 37 40
562A Yamask Type Ground
Type Ghost
40
563 Cofagrigus Type Ghost 39 39 48
592 Frillish Type Water
Type Ghost
32
593 Jellicent Type Water
Type Ghost
32
607 Litwick Type Ghost
Type Fire
40 40 36
608 Lampent Type Ghost
Type Fire
53 53 36
609 Chandelure Type Ghost
Type Fire
53 53 1
622 Golett Type Ground
Type Ghost
36
623 Golurk Type Ground
Type Ghost
36
655 Delphox Type Fire
Type Psychic
1 1
678A Meowstic
Female
Type Psychic 31 31 49
710 Pumpkaboo Type Ghost
Type Grass
36 36 36
711 Gourgeist Type Ghost
Type Grass
36, 70 36 36
720 Hoopa
Confined
Type Psychic
Type Ghost
68XY
55ORAS
55
769 Sandygast Type Ghost
Type Ground
41
770 Palossand Type Ghost
Type Ground
41
781 Dhelmise Type Ghost
Type Grass
36 44
792 Lunala Type Psychic
Type Ghost
23 23
806 Blacephalon Type Ghost
Type Fire
41USUM
854 Sinistea Type Ghost 48
855 Polteageist Type Ghost 48
867 Runerigus Type Ground
Type Ghost
44
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

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