Hex (move)

Move data

Type Ghost
Category   Special
Power 65
Accuracy 100
PP 10  (max. 16)
Introduced Generation 5

Effects

Hex inflicts damage, but if the target has a major status ailment (i.e. is burned, poisoned, paralyzed, asleep or frozen) it will double in power to 130.

Changes

In Generation 5, Hex has base power 50.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Ghostium Z and uses its Z-Power, Hex turns into Never-Ending Nightmare and has base power 160.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokémon.

Other languages

English Hex
Japanese たたりめ (Tatarime)
German Bürde
French Châtiment
Italian Sciagura
Spanish Infortunio

Game descriptions

Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
This relentless attack does massive damage to a target affected by status problems.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
This relentless attack does massive damage to a target affected by status conditions.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
This relentless attack does massive damage to a target affected by status conditions.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Hex at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Vulpix
#037 / Fire
Level 26
Vulpix
Alolan Vulpix
#037 / Ice
Level 26
Tentacool
#072 / Water · Poison
Level 40
Tentacruel
#073 / Water · Poison
Level 44
Gastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
Level 43
Haunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
Level 55
Gengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Level 55
Marowak
Alolan Marowak
#105 / Fire · Ghost
Level 17
Misdreavus
#200 / Ghost
Level 23
Shuppet
#353 / Ghost
Level 22
Banette
#354 / Ghost
Level 22
Duskull
#355 / Ghost
Level 38
Dusclops
#356 / Ghost
Level 40
Drifloon
#425 / Ghost · Flying
Level 27
Drifblim
#426 / Ghost · Flying
Level 27
Dusknoir
#477 / Ghost
Level 40
Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ghost
Level 50
Rotom
Heat Rotom
#479 / Electric · Fire
Level 50
Rotom
Wash Rotom
#479 / Electric · Water
Level 50
Rotom
Frost Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ice
Level 50
Rotom
Fan Rotom
#479 / Electric · Flying
Level 50
Rotom
Mow Rotom
#479 / Electric · Grass
Level 50
Giratina
Altered Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Level 50
Giratina
Origin Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Level 50
Yamask
#562 / Ghost
Level 17
Cofagrigus
#563 / Ghost
Level 17
Frillish
#592 / Water · Ghost
Level 43
Jellicent
#593 / Water · Ghost
Level 45
Litwick
#607 / Ghost · Fire
Level 28
Lampent
#608 / Ghost · Fire
Level 28
Chandelure
#609 / Ghost · Fire
Level 1

Learnt by breeding

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