Night Shade (move)

Move data

Type Ghost
Category Special  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 Generations 1-3, Night Shade is categorized as Physical.
  • 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
Spiritomb
#442 / Ghost · Dark
Level 1
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
Blacephalon
#806 / Fire · Ghost
Level 15
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.