Night Shade (move)

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Move data

Type Ghost
Category Special Special
Power -
Accuracy 100
PP 15  (max. 24)
Introduced Generation 1

Effects

The damage of Night Shade is equal to the user's level. So at level 100 the Pokémon will inflict 100 HP damage.

Changes

In Generation 1, Night Shade also hits Normal- and Psychic-type Pokémon despite their immunity to Ghost-type attacks.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Gold/Silver
Crystal
The user's level equals damage HP.
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Inflicts damage identical to the user’s level.
FireRed/LeafGreen An attack with a mirage that inflicts damage matching the user’s level.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The user makes the foe see a mirage. It inflicts damage matching the user’s level.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user makes the target see a frightening mirage. It inflicts damage matching the user’s level.
X/Y The user makes the target see a frightening mirage. It inflicts damage equal to the user’s level.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Night Shade at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon X & Y and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Gastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
Level 15
Haunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
Level 15
Gengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Level 15
Spinarak
#167 / Bug · Poison
Level 15
Ariados
#168 / Bug · Poison
Level 15
Natu
#177 / Psychic · Flying
Level 6
Xatu
#178 / Psychic · Flying
Level 6
Murkrow
#198 / Dark · Flying
Level 21
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Level 8
Shuppet
#353 / Ghost
Level 7
Banette
#354 / Ghost
Level 1
Banette
#354 / Ghost
Level 7
Duskull
#355 / Ghost
Level 1
Dusclops
#356 / Ghost
Level 1
Deoxys
Normal Forme
#386 / Psychic
Level 9
Deoxys
Attack Forme
#386 / Psychic
Level 9
Deoxys
Defense Forme
#386 / Psychic
Level 9
Deoxys
Speed Forme
#386 / Psychic
Level 9
Dusknoir
#477 / Ghost
Level 1
Yamask
#562 / Ghost
Level 13
Cofagrigus
#563 / Ghost
Level 13
Frillish
#592 / Water · Ghost
Level 9
Jellicent
#593 / Water · Ghost
Level 1
Jellicent
#593 / Water · Ghost
Level 9
Litwick
#607 / Ghost · Fire
Level 13
Lampent
#608 / Ghost · Fire
Level 13
Golett
#622 / Ground · Ghost
Level 35
Golurk
#623 / Ground · Ghost
Level 35

Learnt by breeding

These Pokémon can learn Night Shade as an egg move. Their breeding groups are also shown for reference.

Hoothoot
#163 / Normal · Flying
Flying
Noctowl
#164 / Normal · Flying
Flying
Chatot
#441 / Normal · Flying
Flying
Solosis
#577 / Psychic
Amorphous
Duosion
#578 / Psychic
Amorphous
Reuniclus
#579 / Psychic
Amorphous

Learnt in previous generations only

These Pokémon can only learn Night Shade in previous games; check the respective Pokédex pages for full details.

Darkrai
#491 / Dark
Gen 4 — Level up