Double Team (move)

Move data

Type Normal
Category   Status
Power
Accuracy
PP 15  (max. 24)
Makes contact? No
Introduced Generation 1

Machine/Record

Red​/​Blue
Yellow
TM32
Gold​/​Silver
Crystal
TM32
Ruby​/​Sapphire
FireRed​/​LeafGreen
Emerald
TM32
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
TM32
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
TM32
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
TM32
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
TM32

Effects

Double Team raises the user's Evasiveness by one stage, thus making the user more difficult to hit.

Stats can be raised to a maximum of +6 stages each.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Normalium Z and uses its Z-Power, Double Team turns into Z-Double Team and eliminates any stat drops applied to the user, in addition to its usual effect as above.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets the user.

Other languages

English Double Team
Japanese かげぶんしん (Kage Bunshin)
German Doppelteam
French Reflet
Italian Doppioteam
Spanish Doble Equipo

Game descriptions

Gold​/​Silver
Crystal
Heightens evasiveness.
Ruby​/​Sapphire
Emerald
Creates illusory copies to raise evasiveness.
FireRed​/​LeafGreen The user creates illusory copies of itself to raise its evasiveness.
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
By moving rapidly, the user makes illusory copies of itself to raise its evasiveness.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
By moving rapidly, the user makes illusory copies of itself to raise its evasiveness.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
By moving rapidly, the user makes illusory copies of itself to raise its evasiveness.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
L.G. Pikachu​/​L.G. Eevee
By moving rapidly, the user makes illusory copies of itself to raise its evasiveness.
Sword​/​Shield By moving rapidly, the user makes illusory copies of itself to raise its evasiveness.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Double Team at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon Sword & Shield and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Pikachu
#025 / Electric
Level 8
Raichu
#026 / Electric
Level 1
Raichu
Alolan Raichu
#026 / Electric · Psychic
Level 1
Scyther
#123 / Bug · Flying
Level 16
Scizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
Level 16
Ralts
#280 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 3
Kirlia
#281 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 1
Gardevoir
#282 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 1
Ninjask
#291 / Bug · Flying
Level 1
Snorunt
#361 / Ice
Level 10
Glalie
#362 / Ice
Level 1
Gallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
Level 1
Froslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
Level 1
Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ghost
Level 1
Rotom
Heat Rotom
#479 / Electric · Fire
Level 1
Rotom
Wash Rotom
#479 / Electric · Water
Level 1
Rotom
Frost Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ice
Level 1
Rotom
Fan Rotom
#479 / Electric · Flying
Level 1
Rotom
Mow Rotom
#479 / Electric · Grass
Level 1
Emolga
#587 / Electric · Flying
Level 5
Accelgor
#617 / Bug
Level 1
Skrelp
#690 / Poison · Water
Level 20
Dragalge
#691 / Poison · Dragon
Level 20
Noibat
#714 / Flying · Dragon
Level 12
Noivern
#715 / Flying · Dragon
Level 12
Rockruff
#744 / Rock
Level 8
Lycanroc
Midday Form
#745 / Rock
Level 1
Lycanroc
Midnight Form
#745 / Rock
Level 1
Lycanroc
Dusk Form
#745 / Rock
Level 1
Mimikyu
#778 / Ghost · Fairy
Level 12

Learnt by breeding

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