Night Slash (move)

Move data

Type Dark
Category   Physical
Power 70
Accuracy 100
PP 15  (max. 24)
Introduced Generation 4

Effects

Night Slash deals damage and has an increased critical hit ratio (18 instead of 116).

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Darkinium Z and uses its Z-Power, Night Slash turns into Black Hole Eclipse and has base power 140.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokémon.

Other languages

English Night Slash
Japanese つじぎり (Tsujigiri)
German Nachthieb
French Tranche-Nuit
Italian Nottesferza
Spanish Tajo Umbrío

Game descriptions

Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
The user slashes the foe the instant an opportunity arises. It has a high critical-hit ratio.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
The user slashes the target the instant an opportunity arises. Critical hits land more easily.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The user slashes the target the instant an opportunity arises. Critical hits land more easily.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The user slashes the target the instant an opportunity arises. Critical hits land more easily.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Night Slash at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Dugtrio
#051 / Ground
Level 1
Dugtrio
Alolan Dugtrio
#051 / Ground · Steel
Level 1
Meowth
#052 / Normal
Level 49
Meowth
Alolan Meowth
#052 / Dark
Level 49
Persian
#053 / Normal
Level 61
Persian
Alolan Persian
#053 / Dark
Level 61
Farfetch'd
#083 / Normal · Flying
Level 33
Scyther
#123 / Bug · Flying
Level 45
Kabutops
#141 / Rock · Water
Level 1
Kabutops
#141 / Rock · Water
Level 72
Scizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
Level 45
Heracross
#214 / Bug · Fighting
Level 1
Skarmory
#227 / Steel · Flying
Level 53
Sceptile
#254 / Grass
Level 1
Sharpedo
#319 / Water · Dark
Level 1
Sharpedo
#319 / Water · Dark
Level 62
Seviper
#336 / Poison
Level 26
Corphish
#341 / Water
Level 26
Crawdaunt
#342 / Water · Dark
Level 26
Absol
#359 / Dark
Level 29
Kricketune
#402 / Bug
Level 42
Honchkrow
#430 / Dark · Flying
Level 1
Honchkrow
#430 / Dark · Flying
Level 55
Stunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Level 31
Skuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
Level 31
Skorupi
#451 / Poison · Bug
Level 38
Drapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
Level 38
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Level 35
Yanmega
#469 / Bug · Flying
Level 1
Gliscor
#472 / Ground · Flying
Level 27
Gallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
Level 1
Purrloin
#509 / Dark
Level 37
Liepard
#510 / Dark
Level 43
Zoroark
#571 / Dark
Level 1
Cryogonal
#615 / Ice
Level 1
Cryogonal
#615 / Ice
Level 53
Druddigon
#621 / Dragon
Level 40
Pawniard
#624 / Dark · Steel
Level 49
Bisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
Level 49
Greninja
#658 / Water · Dark
Level 1
Greninja
#658 / Water · Dark
Level 77
Honedge
#679 / Steel · Ghost
Level 35
Doublade
#680 / Steel · Ghost
Level 36
Aegislash
Blade Forme
#681 / Steel · Ghost
Level 1
Inkay
#686 / Dark · Psychic
Level 46
Malamar
#687 / Dark · Psychic
Level 46
Binacle
#688 / Rock · Water
Level 41
Barbaracle
#689 / Rock · Water
Level 44
Xerneas
#716 / Fairy
Level 51
Lurantis
#754 / Grass
Level 1
Kartana
#798 / Grass · Steel
Level 31
Necrozma
#800 / Psychic
Level 23

Learnt by breeding

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

Sandshrew
Alolan Sandshrew
#027 / Ice · Steel
Field
Sandslash
Alolan Sandslash
#028 / Ice · Steel
Field