Shadow Sneak (move)

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Move data

Type Ghost
Category 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.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Ghostium Z and uses its Z-Power, Shadow Sneak turns into Never-Ending Nightmare and has base power 100.

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
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire
The user extends its shadow and attacks the target from behind. This move always goes first.
Sun/Moon 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 Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

SpinarakSpinarak
#167 / Bug · Poison
Level 19
AriadosAriados
#168 / Bug · Poison
Level 19
ShedinjaShedinja
#292 / Bug · Ghost
Level 21
SableyeSableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Level 16
KecleonKecleon
#352 / Normal
Level 7
ShuppetShuppet
#353 / Ghost
Level 13
BanetteBanette
#354 / Ghost
Level 13
DuskullDuskull
#355 / Ghost
Level 17
DusclopsDusclops
#356 / Ghost
Level 17
SpiritombSpiritomb
#442 / Ghost · Dark
Level 1
DusknoirDusknoir
#477 / Ghost
Level 17
Giratina (Altered Forme)Giratina
Altered Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Level 19
GreninjaGreninja
#658 / Water · Dark
Level 23
HonedgeHonedge
#679 / Steel · Ghost
Level 20
DoubladeDoublade
#680 / Steel · Ghost
Level 20
Aegislash (Blade Forme)Aegislash
Blade Forme
#681 / Steel · Ghost
Level 1
Pumpkaboo (Average Size)Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Level 30
Gourgeist (Average Size)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.

GrimerGrimer
#088 / Poison
Amorphous
MukMuk
#089 / Poison
Amorphous
MisdreavusMisdreavus
#200 / Ghost
Amorphous
RaltsRalts
#280 / Psychic · Fairy
Amorphous
KirliaKirlia
#281 / Psychic · Fairy
Amorphous
GardevoirGardevoir
#282 / Psychic · Fairy
Amorphous
ShuppetShuppet
#353 / Ghost
Amorphous
BanetteBanette
#354 / Ghost
Amorphous
MismagiusMismagius
#429 / Ghost
Amorphous
SpiritombSpiritomb
#442 / Ghost · Dark
Amorphous
GalladeGallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
Amorphous
HonedgeHonedge
#679 / Steel · Ghost
Mineral
DoubladeDoublade
#680 / Steel · Ghost
Mineral
Aegislash (Blade Forme)Aegislash
Blade Forme
#681 / Steel · Ghost
Mineral