Shadow Ball (move)

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Move data

Type Ghost
Category Special Special
Power 80
Accuracy 100
PP 15  (max. 24)
Introduced Generation 2

Technical/Hidden Machine

Gold/Silver
Crystal
TM30
Ruby/Sapphire
FireRed/LeafGreen
Emerald
TM30
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
TM30
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
TM30
X/Y TM30

Effects

Shadow Ball deals damage and has a 20% chance of lowering the target's Special Defense by one stage.

Stats can be lowered to a minimum of -6 stages each.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Gold/Silver
Crystal
An attack that may lower SPCL.DEF.
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Hurls a black blob that may lower the foe’s SP. DEF.
FireRed/LeafGreen A shadowy blob is hurled at the foe. May also lower the foe’s SP. DEF.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The user hurls a shadowy blob at the foe. It may also lower the foe’s Sp. Def stat.
Black/White The user hurls a shadowy blob at the target. It may also lower the target’s Sp. Def stat.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Shadow Ball 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.

Gastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
Level 29
Haunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
Level 33
Gengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Level 33
Misdreavus
#200 / Ghost
Level 41
Shedinja
#292 / Bug · Ghost
Level 59
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Level 57
Shuppet
#353 / Ghost
Level 35
Banette
#354 / Ghost
Level 30
Drifloon
#425 / Ghost · Flying
Level 43
Drifblim
#426 / Ghost · Flying
Level 51
Yamask
#562 / Ghost
Level 37
Cofagrigus
#563 / Ghost
Level 39
Litwick
#607 / Ghost · Fire
Level 49
Lampent
#608 / Ghost · Fire
Level 53
Delphox
#655 / Fire · Psychic
Level 1
Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
Level 31
Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Level 36
Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
Level 36

Learnt by Machine

Butterfree
#012 / Bug · Flying
Rattata
#019 / Normal
Raticate
#020 / Normal
Nidoqueen
#031 / Poison · Ground
Nidoking
#034 / Poison · Ground
Clefairy
#035 / Fairy
Clefable
#036 / Fairy
Jigglypuff
#039 / Normal · Fairy
Wigglytuff
#040 / Normal · Fairy
Zubat
#041 / Poison · Flying
Golbat
#042 / Poison · Flying
Meowth
#052 / Normal
Persian
#053 / Normal
Abra
#063 / Psychic
Kadabra
#064 / Psychic
Alakazam
#065 / Psychic
Slowpoke
#079 / Water · Psychic
Slowbro
#080 / Water · Psychic
Grimer
#088 / Poison
Muk
#089 / Poison
Gastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
Haunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
Gengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Drowzee
#096 / Psychic
Hypno
#097 / Psychic
Lickitung
#108 / Normal
Koffing
#109 / Poison
Weezing
#110 / Poison
Chansey
#113 / Normal
Kangaskhan
#115 / Normal
Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Fairy
Jynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
Eevee
#133 / Normal
Vaporeon
#134 / Water
Jolteon
#135 / Electric
Flareon
#136 / Fire
Porygon
#137 / Normal
Snorlax
#143 / Normal
Mewtwo
#150 / Psychic
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Sentret
#161 / Normal
Furret
#162 / Normal
Hoothoot
#163 / Normal · Flying
Noctowl
#164 / Normal · Flying
Crobat
#169 / Poison · Flying
Cleffa
#173 / Fairy
Igglybuff
#174 / Normal · Fairy
Togepi
#175 / Fairy
Togetic
#176 / Fairy · Flying
Natu
#177 / Psychic · Flying
Xatu
#178 / Psychic · Flying
Aipom
#190 / Normal
Yanma
#193 / Bug · Flying
Espeon
#196 / Psychic
Umbreon
#197 / Dark
Murkrow
#198 / Dark · Flying
Slowking
#199 / Water · Psychic
Misdreavus
#200 / Ghost
Girafarig
#203 / Normal · Psychic
Dunsparce
#206 / Normal
Snubbull
#209 / Fairy
Granbull
#210 / Fairy
Qwilfish
#211 / Water · Poison
Sneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Corsola
#222 / Water · Rock
Houndour
#228 / Dark · Fire
Houndoom
#229 / Dark · Fire
Porygon2
#233 / Normal
Stantler
#234 / Normal
Smoochum
#238 / Ice · Psychic
Miltank
#241 / Normal
Blissey
#242 / Normal
Raikou
#243 / Electric
Entei
#244 / Fire
Suicune
#245 / Water
Lugia
#249 / Psychic · Flying
Ho-oh
#250 / Fire · Flying
Celebi
#251 / Psychic · Grass
Poochyena
#261 / Dark
Mightyena
#262 / Dark
Zigzagoon
#263 / Normal
Linoone
#264 / Normal
Beautifly
#267 / Bug · Flying
Dustox
#269 / Bug · Poison
Seedot
#273 / Grass
Nuzleaf
#274 / Grass · Dark
Shiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
Ralts
#280 / Psychic · Fairy
Kirlia
#281 / Psychic · Fairy
Gardevoir
#282 / Psychic · Fairy
Surskit
#283 / Bug · Water
Masquerain
#284 / Bug · Flying
Slakoth
#287 / Normal
Vigoroth
#288 / Normal
Slaking
#289 / Normal
Nincada
#290 / Bug · Ground
Ninjask
#291 / Bug · Flying
Shedinja
#292 / Bug · Ghost
Whismur
#293 / Normal
Loudred
#294 / Normal
Exploud
#295 / Normal
Skitty
#300 / Normal
Delcatty
#301 / Normal
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Meditite
#307 / Fighting · Psychic
Medicham
#308 / Fighting · Psychic
Volbeat
#313 / Bug
Illumise
#314 / Bug
Roselia
#315 / Grass · Poison
Gulpin
#316 / Poison
Swalot
#317 / Poison
Spoink
#325 / Psychic
Grumpig
#326 / Psychic
Spinda
#327 / Normal
Zangoose
#335 / Normal
Lunatone
#337 / Rock · Psychic
Solrock
#338 / Rock · Psychic
Baltoy
#343 / Ground · Psychic
Claydol
#344 / Ground · Psychic
Castform
#351 / Normal
Kecleon
#352 / Normal
Shuppet
#353 / Ghost
Banette
#354 / Ghost
Duskull
#355 / Ghost
Dusclops
#356 / Ghost
Chimecho
#358 / Psychic
Absol
#359 / Dark
Snorunt
#361 / Ice
Glalie
#362 / Ice
Gorebyss
#368 / Water
Metang
#375 / Steel · Psychic
Metagross
#376 / Steel · Psychic
Latias
#380 / Dragon · Psychic
Latios
#381 / Dragon · Psychic
Jirachi
#385 / Steel · Psychic
Deoxys
Normal Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Attack Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Defense Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Speed Forme
#386 / Psychic
Bidoof
#399 / Normal
Bibarel
#400 / Normal · Water
Budew
#406 / Grass · Poison
Roserade
#407 / Grass · Poison
Wormadam
Plant Cloak
#413 / Bug · Grass
Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
#413 / Bug · Ground
Wormadam
Trash Cloak
#413 / Bug · Steel
Mothim
#414 / Bug · Flying
Ambipom
#424 / Normal
Drifloon
#425 / Ghost · Flying
Drifblim
#426 / Ghost · Flying
Buneary
#427 / Normal
Lopunny
#428 / Normal
Mismagius
#429 / Ghost
Honchkrow
#430 / Dark · Flying
Glameow
#431 / Normal
Purugly
#432 / Normal
Chingling
#433 / Psychic
Stunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Skuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
Bronzor
#436 / Steel · Psychic
Bronzong
#437 / Steel · Psychic
Mime Jr.
#439 / Psychic · Fairy
Happiny
#440 / Normal
Spiritomb
#442 / Ghost · Dark
Munchlax
#446 / Normal
Lucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
Skorupi
#451 / Poison · Bug
Drapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
Croagunk
#453 / Poison · Fighting
Toxicroak
#454 / Poison · Fighting
Snover
#459 / Grass · Ice
Abomasnow
#460 / Grass · Ice
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Lickilicky
#463 / Normal
Togekiss
#468 / Fairy · Flying
Yanmega
#469 / Bug · Flying
Leafeon
#470 / Grass
Glaceon
#471 / Ice
Porygon-Z
#474 / Normal
Gallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
Dusknoir
#477 / Ghost
Froslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ghost
Rotom
Heat Rotom
#479 / Electric · Fire
Rotom
Wash Rotom
#479 / Electric · Water
Rotom
Frost Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ice
Rotom
Fan Rotom
#479 / Electric · Flying
Rotom
Mow Rotom
#479 / Electric · Grass
Uxie
#480 / Psychic
Mesprit
#481 / Psychic
Azelf
#482 / Psychic
Giratina
Altered Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Giratina
Origin Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Cresselia
#488 / Psychic
Manaphy
#490 / Water
Darkrai
#491 / Dark
Arceus
#493 / Normal
Victini
#494 / Psychic · Fire
Patrat
#504 / Normal
Watchog
#505 / Normal
Lillipup
#506 / Normal
Herdier
#507 / Normal
Stoutland
#508 / Normal
Purrloin
#509 / Dark
Liepard
#510 / Dark
Munna
#517 / Psychic
Musharna
#518 / Psychic
Woobat
#527 / Psychic · Flying
Swoobat
#528 / Psychic · Flying
Audino
#531 / Normal
Whimsicott
#547 / Grass · Fairy
Sigilyph
#561 / Psychic · Flying
Yamask
#562 / Ghost
Cofagrigus
#563 / Ghost
Zorua
#570 / Dark
Zoroark
#571 / Dark
Gothita
#574 / Psychic
Gothorita
#575 / Psychic
Gothitelle
#576 / Psychic
Solosis
#577 / Psychic
Duosion
#578 / Psychic
Reuniclus
#579 / Psychic
Deerling
#585 / Normal · Grass
Sawsbuck
#586 / Normal · Grass
Frillish
#592 / Water · Ghost
Jellicent
#593 / Water · Ghost
Alomomola
#594 / Water
Elgyem
#605 / Psychic
Beheeyem
#606 / Psychic
Litwick
#607 / Ghost · Fire
Lampent
#608 / Ghost · Fire
Chandelure
#609 / Ghost · Fire
Golett
#622 / Ground · Ghost
Golurk
#623 / Ground · Ghost
Vullaby
#629 / Dark · Flying
Mandibuzz
#630 / Dark · Flying
Reshiram
#643 / Dragon · Fire
Zekrom
#644 / Dragon · Electric
Kyurem
Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Kyurem
White Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Kyurem
Black Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Meloetta
Aria Forme
#648 / Normal · Psychic
Delphox
#655 / Fire · Psychic
Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
Aegislash
Blade Forme
#681 / Steel · Ghost
Aegislash
Shield Forme
#681 / Steel · Ghost
Skrelp
#690 / Poison · Water
Dragalge
#691 / Poison · Dragon
Clawitzer
#693 / Water
Sylveon
#700 / Fairy
Phantump
#708 / Ghost · Grass
Trevenant
#709 / Ghost · Grass
Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
Noibat
#714 / Flying · Dragon
Noivern
#715 / Flying · Dragon
Yveltal
#717 / Dark · Flying