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.
Sword​/​Shield 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 Sword & Shield 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
Alolan Meowth
#052 / Dark
Level 36
Persian
Alolan Persian
#053 / Dark
Level 42
Linoone
Galarian Linoone
#264 / Dark · Normal
Level 1
Corphish
#341 / Water
Level 28
Crawdaunt
#342 / Water · Dark
Level 28
Stunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Level 36
Skuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
Level 38
Skorupi
#451 / Poison · Bug
Level 36
Drapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
Level 36
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Level 60
Gallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
Level 1
Purrloin
#509 / Dark
Level 36
Liepard
#510 / Dark
Level 46
Pawniard
#624 / Dark · Steel
Level 40
Bisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
Level 40
Pangoro
#675 / Fighting · Dark
Level 1
Honedge
#679 / Steel · Ghost
Level 24
Doublade
#680 / Steel · Ghost
Level 24
Aegislash
Blade Forme
#681 / Steel · Ghost
Level 1
Inkay
#686 / Dark · Psychic
Level 24
Malamar
#687 / Dark · Psychic
Level 24
Necrozma
#800 / Psychic
Level 24
Nickit
#827 / Dark
Level 28
Thievul
#828 / Dark
Level 34
Obstagoon
#862 / Dark · Normal
Level 1

Learnt by breeding

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

Meowth
Galarian Meowth
#052 / Steel
Field
Farfetch'd
Galarian Farfetch'd
#083 / Fighting
Field, Flying
Nincada
#290 / Bug · Ground
Bug
Ninjask
#291 / Bug · Flying
Bug