Shadow Sneak (move)

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Move data

Type Ghost
Category Physical Physical
Power 40
Accuracy 100
PP 30  (max. 48)
Priority +1
Introduced Generation 4

Effects

Shadow Sneak deals damage and has a priority of +1.

Moves with a higher priority always go first, regardless of a Pokémon's speed. If two moves with the same priority are used, the faster Pokémon goes first as usual.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The user extends its shadow and attacks the foe from behind. This move always goes first.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user extends its shadow and attacks the target from behind. This move always goes first.
X/Y The user extends its shadow and attacks the target from behind. This move always goes first.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Shadow Sneak 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.

Spinarak
#167 / Bug · Poison
Level 19
Ariados
#168 / Bug · Poison
Level 19
Shedinja
#292 / Bug · Ghost
Level 38
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Level 25
Kecleon
#352 / Normal
Level 22
Shuppet
#353 / Ghost
Level 16
Banette
#354 / Ghost
Level 16
Duskull
#355 / Ghost
Level 22
Dusclops
#356 / Ghost
Level 22
Spiritomb
#442 / Ghost · Dark
Level 1
Dusknoir
#477 / Ghost
Level 22
Giratina
Altered Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Level 19
Giratina
Origin Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Level 19
Greninja
#658 / Water · Dark
Level 23
Honedge
#679 / Steel · Ghost
Level 20
Doublade
#680 / Steel · Ghost
Level 20
Aegislash
Blade Forme
#681 / Steel · Ghost
Level 1
Aegislash
Shield Forme
#681 / Steel · Ghost
Level 1
Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Level 30
Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
Level 30

Learnt by breeding

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

Grimer
#088 / Poison
Amorphous
Muk
#089 / Poison
Amorphous
Misdreavus
#200 / Ghost
Amorphous
Ralts
#280 / Psychic · Fairy
Amorphous
Kirlia
#281 / Psychic · Fairy
Amorphous
Gardevoir
#282 / Psychic · Fairy
Amorphous
Shuppet
#353 / Ghost
Amorphous
Banette
#354 / Ghost
Amorphous
Mismagius
#429 / Ghost
Amorphous
Spiritomb
#442 / Ghost · Dark
Amorphous
Gallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
Amorphous
Honedge
#679 / Steel · Ghost
Mineral
Doublade
#680 / Steel · Ghost
Mineral
Aegislash
Blade Forme
#681 / Steel · Ghost
Mineral
Aegislash
Shield Forme
#681 / Steel · Ghost
Mineral