Hex (move)

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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 Pokemon.

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 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 Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

VulpixVulpix
#037 / Fire
Level 26
TentacoolTentacool
#072 / Water · Poison
Level 40
TentacruelTentacruel
#073 / Water · Poison
Level 44
GastlyGastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
Level 43
HaunterHaunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
Level 55
GengarGengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Level 55
MisdreavusMisdreavus
#200 / Ghost
Level 23
ShuppetShuppet
#353 / Ghost
Level 22
BanetteBanette
#354 / Ghost
Level 22
DuskullDuskull
#355 / Ghost
Level 38
DusclopsDusclops
#356 / Ghost
Level 40
DrifloonDrifloon
#425 / Ghost · Flying
Level 27
DrifblimDrifblim
#426 / Ghost · Flying
Level 27
DusknoirDusknoir
#477 / Ghost
Level 40
RotomRotom
#479 / Electric · Ghost
Level 50
Rotom (Heat Rotom)Rotom
Heat Rotom
#479 / Electric · Fire
Level 50
Rotom (Wash Rotom)Rotom
Wash Rotom
#479 / Electric · Water
Level 50
Rotom (Frost Rotom)Rotom
Frost Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ice
Level 50
Rotom (Fan Rotom)Rotom
Fan Rotom
#479 / Electric · Flying
Level 50
Rotom (Mow Rotom)Rotom
Mow Rotom
#479 / Electric · Grass
Level 50
Giratina (Altered Forme)Giratina
Altered Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Level 50
YamaskYamask
#562 / Ghost
Level 17
CofagrigusCofagrigus
#563 / Ghost
Level 17
FrillishFrillish
#592 / Water · Ghost
Level 43
JellicentJellicent
#593 / Water · Ghost
Level 45
LitwickLitwick
#607 / Ghost · Fire
Level 28
LampentLampent
#608 / Ghost · Fire
Level 28
ChandelureChandelure
#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.

VulpixVulpix
#037 / Fire
Field
NinetalesNinetales
#038 / Fire
Field
DunsparceDunsparce
#206 / Normal
Field
CastformCastform
#351 / Normal
Amorphous, Fairy
AbsolAbsol
#359 / Dark
Field
SnoruntSnorunt
#361 / Ice
Fairy, Mineral
GlalieGlalie
#362 / Ice
Fairy, Mineral
FroslassFroslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
Fairy, Mineral