Night Shade (move)

Move data

Type Ghost
Category   Special
Power
Accuracy 100
PP 15  (max. 24)
Makes contact? No
Introduced Generation 1

Effects

The damage of Night Shade is equal to the user's level. So at level 100 the Pokémon will inflict 100 HP damage.

Changes

In Generation 1, Night Shade also hits Normal- and Psychic-type Pokémon despite their immunity to Ghost-type attacks.

Z-Move effects

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

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokémon.

Other languages

English Night Shade
Japanese ナイトヘッド (Night Head)
German Nachtnebel
French Ombre Nocturne
Italian Ombra Notturna
Spanish Tinieblas

Game descriptions

Gold​/​Silver
Crystal
The user’s level equals damage HP.
Ruby​/​Sapphire
Emerald
Inflicts damage identical to the user’s level.
FireRed​/​LeafGreen An attack with a mirage that inflicts damage matching the user’s level.
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
The user makes the foe see a mirage. It inflicts damage matching the user’s level.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
The user makes the target see a frightening mirage. It inflicts damage matching the user’s level.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The user makes the target see a frightening mirage. It inflicts damage equal to the user’s level.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
L.G. Pikachu​/​L.G. Eevee
The user makes the target see a frightening mirage. It inflicts damage equal to the user’s level.
Sword​/​Shield The user makes the target see a frightening mirage. It inflicts damage equal to the user’s level.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Night Shade 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 28
Haunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
Level 30
Gengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Level 30
Natu
#177 / Psychic · Flying
Level 20
Xatu
#178 / Psychic · Flying
Level 20
Corsola
Galarian Corsola
#222 / Ghost
Level 45
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Level 21
Duskull
#355 / Ghost
Level 16
Dusclops
#356 / Ghost
Level 16
Dusknoir
#477 / Ghost
Level 16
Yamask
#562 / Ghost
Level 8
Yamask
Galarian Yamask
#562 / Ground · Ghost
Level 8
Cofagrigus
#563 / Ghost
Level 1
Frillish
#592 / Water · Ghost
Level 8
Jellicent
#593 / Water · Ghost
Level 1
Litwick
#607 / Ghost · Fire
Level 28
Lampent
#608 / Ghost · Fire
Level 28
Chandelure
#609 / Ghost · Fire
Level 1
Golett
#622 / Ground · Ghost
Level 20
Golurk
#623 / Ground · Ghost
Level 20
Lunala
#792 / Psychic · Ghost
Level 7
Cursola
#864 / Ghost
Level 45
Runerigus
#867 / Ground · Ghost
Level 1

Learnt by breeding

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