Night Slash (move)

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Move data

Type Dark
Category Physical Physical
Power 70
Accuracy 100
PP 15  (max. 24)
Introduced Generation 4

Effects

Night Slash deals damage and has an increased critical hit ratio (18 instead of 116).

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The user slashes the foe the instant an opportunity arises. It has a high critical-hit ratio.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user slashes the target the instant an opportunity arises. Critical hits land more easily.
X/Y The user slashes the target the instant an opportunity arises. Critical hits land more easily.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Night Slash at the level specified. The level numbers given are for Pokémon X & Y and may vary in other games; check the Pokémon's dex page for details.

Dugtrio
#051 / Ground
Level 1
Meowth
#052 / Normal
Level 49
Persian
#053 / Normal
Level 61
Farfetch'd
#083 / Normal · Flying
Level 33
Scyther
#123 / Bug · Flying
Level 45
Kabutops
#141 / Rock · Water
Level 1
Scizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
Level 45
Heracross
#214 / Bug · Fighting
Level 1
Skarmory
#227 / Steel · Flying
Level 50
Sceptile
#254 / Grass
Level 1
Sharpedo
#319 / Water · Dark
Level 56
Seviper
#336 / Poison
Level 46
Corphish
#341 / Water
Level 35
Crawdaunt
#342 / Water · Dark
Level 39
Absol
#359 / Dark
Level 52
Kricketune
#402 / Bug
Level 42
Honchkrow
#430 / Dark · Flying
Level 55
Stunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Level 37
Skuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
Level 41
Skorupi
#451 / Poison · Bug
Level 38
Drapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
Level 38
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Level 35
Yanmega
#469 / Bug · Flying
Level 1
Gliscor
#472 / Ground · Flying
Level 34
Gallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
Level 1
Purrloin
#509 / Dark
Level 37
Liepard
#510 / Dark
Level 43
Zoroark
#571 / Dark
Level 30
Cryogonal
#615 / Ice
Level 57
Druddigon
#621 / Dragon
Level 40
Pawniard
#624 / Dark · Steel
Level 49
Bisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
Level 49
Greninja
#658 / Water · Dark
Level 70
Honedge
#679 / Steel · Ghost
Level 35
Doublade
#680 / Steel · Ghost
Level 36
Aegislash
Blade Forme
#681 / Steel · Ghost
Level 1
Aegislash
Shield Forme
#681 / Steel · Ghost
Level 1
Inkay
#686 / Dark · Psychic
Level 46
Malamar
#687 / Dark · Psychic
Level 46
Binacle
#688 / Rock · Water
Level 41
Barbaracle
#689 / Rock · Water
Level 44
Xerneas
#716 / Fairy
Level 51

Learnt by breeding

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

Sandshrew
#027 / Ground
Field
Sandslash
#028 / Ground
Field
Mankey
#056 / Fighting
Field
Primeape
#057 / Fighting
Field
Farfetch'd
#083 / Normal · Flying
Flying, Field
Scyther
#123 / Bug · Flying
Bug
Spinarak
#167 / Bug · Poison
Bug
Ariados
#168 / Bug · Poison
Bug
Gligar
#207 / Ground · Flying
Bug
Scizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
Bug
Teddiursa
#216 / Normal
Field
Ursaring
#217 / Normal
Field
Torchic
#255 / Fire
Field
Combusken
#256 / Fire · Fighting
Field
Blaziken
#257 / Fire · Fighting
Field
Slakoth
#287 / Normal
Field
Vigoroth
#288 / Normal
Field
Slaking
#289 / Normal
Field
Nincada
#290 / Bug · Ground
Bug
Ninjask
#291 / Bug · Flying
Bug
Shedinja
#292 / Bug · Ghost
Mineral
Zangoose
#335 / Normal
Field
Seviper
#336 / Poison
Field, Dragon
Shinx
#403 / Electric
Field
Luxio
#404 / Electric
Field
Luxray
#405 / Electric
Field
Skorupi
#451 / Poison · Bug
Bug, Water 3
Drapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
Bug, Water 3
Gliscor
#472 / Ground · Flying
Bug
Oshawott
#501 / Water
Field
Dewott
#502 / Water
Field
Samurott
#503 / Water
Field
Pidove
#519 / Normal · Flying
Flying
Tranquill
#520 / Normal · Flying
Flying
Unfezant
#521 / Normal · Flying
Flying
Dwebble
#557 / Bug · Rock
Bug, Mineral
Crustle
#558 / Bug · Rock
Bug, Mineral
Axew
#610 / Dragon
Monster, Dragon
Fraxure
#611 / Dragon
Monster, Dragon
Haxorus
#612 / Dragon
Monster, Dragon
Cubchoo
#613 / Ice
Field
Beartic
#614 / Ice
Field
Heatmor
#631 / Fire
Field