Night Shade (move)

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Move data

Type Ghost
Category Special
Power
Accuracy 100
PP 15  (max. 24)
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 Pokemon.

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

GastlyGastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
Level 15
HaunterHaunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
Level 15
GengarGengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Level 15
SpinarakSpinarak
#167 / Bug · Poison
Level 15
AriadosAriados
#168 / Bug · Poison
Level 15
NatuNatu
#177 / Psychic · Flying
Level 6
XatuXatu
#178 / Psychic · Flying
Level 1
XatuXatu
#178 / Psychic · Flying
Level 6
MurkrowMurkrow
#198 / Dark · Flying
Level 21
SableyeSableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Level 6
ShuppetShuppet
#353 / Ghost
Level 7
BanetteBanette
#354 / Ghost
Level 1
BanetteBanette
#354 / Ghost
Level 7
DuskullDuskull
#355 / Ghost
Level 1
DusclopsDusclops
#356 / Ghost
Level 1
Deoxys (Normal Forme)Deoxys
Normal Forme
#386 / Psychic
Level 7
Deoxys (Attack Forme)Deoxys
Attack Forme
#386 / Psychic
Level 7
Deoxys (Defense Forme)Deoxys
Defense Forme
#386 / Psychic
Level 7
Deoxys (Speed Forme)Deoxys
Speed Forme
#386 / Psychic
Level 7
DusknoirDusknoir
#477 / Ghost
Level 1
YamaskYamask
#562 / Ghost
Level 13
CofagrigusCofagrigus
#563 / Ghost
Level 13
FrillishFrillish
#592 / Water · Ghost
Level 9
JellicentJellicent
#593 / Water · Ghost
Level 1
JellicentJellicent
#593 / Water · Ghost
Level 9
LitwickLitwick
#607 / Ghost · Fire
Level 13
LampentLampent
#608 / Ghost · Fire
Level 13
GolettGolett
#622 / Ground · Ghost
Level 35
GolurkGolurk
#623 / Ground · Ghost
Level 35

Learnt by breeding

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

HoothootHoothoot
#163 / Normal · Flying
Flying
NoctowlNoctowl
#164 / Normal · Flying
Flying
ChatotChatot
#441 / Normal · Flying
Flying
SolosisSolosis
#577 / Psychic
Amorphous
DuosionDuosion
#578 / Psychic
Amorphous
ReuniclusReuniclus
#579 / Psychic
Amorphous

Learnt in previous generations only

These Pokémon can only learn Night Shade in previous games; check the respective Pokédex pages for full details.

DarkraiDarkrai
#491 / Dark
Gen 4 — Level up