Hex (move)

Move data

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

Machine/Record

Sword​/​Shield TM77

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.
Sword​/​Shield 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 Sword & Shield and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Gastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
Level 24
Haunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
Level 24
Gengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Level 24
Corsola
Galarian Corsola
#222 / Ghost
Level 25
Duskull
#355 / Ghost
Level 32
Dusclops
#356 / Ghost
Level 32
Drifloon
#425 / Ghost · Flying
Level 16
Drifblim
#426 / Ghost · Flying
Level 16
Dusknoir
#477 / Ghost
Level 32
Froslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
Level 1
Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ghost
Level 35
Rotom
Heat Rotom
#479 / Electric · Fire
Level 35
Rotom
Wash Rotom
#479 / Electric · Water
Level 35
Rotom
Frost Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ice
Level 35
Rotom
Fan Rotom
#479 / Electric · Flying
Level 35
Rotom
Mow Rotom
#479 / Electric · Grass
Level 35
Yamask
#562 / Ghost
Level 24
Yamask
Galarian Yamask
#562 / Ground · Ghost
Level 24
Cofagrigus
#563 / Ghost
Level 24
Frillish
#592 / Water · Ghost
Level 20
Jellicent
#593 / Water · Ghost
Level 20
Litwick
#607 / Ghost · Fire
Level 16
Lampent
#608 / Ghost · Fire
Level 16
Chandelure
#609 / Ghost · Fire
Level 1
Phantump
#708 / Ghost · Grass
Level 20
Trevenant
#709 / Ghost · Grass
Level 20
Cursola
#864 / Ghost
Level 25
Runerigus
#867 / Ground · Ghost
Level 24
Drakloak
#886 / Dragon · Ghost
Level 18
Dragapult
#887 / Dragon · Ghost
Level 18

Learnt by TM

Vulpix
#037 / Fire
Vulpix
Alolan Vulpix
#037 / Ice
Ninetales
Alolan Ninetales
#038 / Ice · Fairy
Gastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
Haunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
Gengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Corsola
Galarian Corsola
#222 / Ghost
Shedinja
#292 / Bug · Ghost
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Duskull
#355 / Ghost
Snorunt
#361 / Ice
Glalie
#362 / Ice
Vespiquen
#416 / Bug · Flying
Stunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Skuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
Froslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ghost
Rotom
Heat Rotom
#479 / Electric · Fire
Rotom
Wash Rotom
#479 / Electric · Water
Rotom
Frost Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ice
Rotom
Fan Rotom
#479 / Electric · Flying
Rotom
Mow Rotom
#479 / Electric · Grass
Yamask
#562 / Ghost
Yamask
Galarian Yamask
#562 / Ground · Ghost
Frillish
#592 / Water · Ghost
Litwick
#607 / Ghost · Fire
Lampent
#608 / Ghost · Fire
Phantump
#708 / Ghost · Grass
Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
Toxapex
#748 / Poison · Water
Mimikyu
#778 / Ghost · Fairy
Dhelmise
#781 / Ghost · Grass
Lunala
#792 / Psychic · Ghost
Toxtricity
Low Key Form
#849 / Electric · Poison
Toxtricity
Amped Form
#849 / Electric · Poison
Cursola
#864 / Ghost