Night Slash (move)

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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 Pokemon.

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 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 Sun & Moon and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

DugtrioDugtrio
#051 / Ground
Level 1
Alolan DugtrioDugtrio
Alolan Dugtrio
#051 / Ground · Steel
Level 1
MeowthMeowth
#052 / Normal
Level 49
Alolan MeowthMeowth
Alolan Meowth
#052 / Dark
Level 49
PersianPersian
#053 / Normal
Level 61
Alolan PersianPersian
Alolan Persian
#053 / Dark
Level 61
Farfetch'dFarfetch'd
#083 / Normal · Flying
Level 33
ScytherScyther
#123 / Bug · Flying
Level 45
KabutopsKabutops
#141 / Rock · Water
Level 1
KabutopsKabutops
#141 / Rock · Water
Level 72
ScizorScizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
Level 45
HeracrossHeracross
#214 / Bug · Fighting
Level 1
SkarmorySkarmory
#227 / Steel · Flying
Level 53
SceptileSceptile
#254 / Grass
Level 1
SharpedoSharpedo
#319 / Water · Dark
Level 1
SharpedoSharpedo
#319 / Water · Dark
Level 62
SeviperSeviper
#336 / Poison
Level 26
CorphishCorphish
#341 / Water
Level 26
CrawdauntCrawdaunt
#342 / Water · Dark
Level 26
AbsolAbsol
#359 / Dark
Level 29
KricketuneKricketune
#402 / Bug
Level 42
HonchkrowHonchkrow
#430 / Dark · Flying
Level 1
HonchkrowHonchkrow
#430 / Dark · Flying
Level 55
StunkyStunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Level 31
SkuntankSkuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
Level 31
SkorupiSkorupi
#451 / Poison · Bug
Level 38
DrapionDrapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
Level 38
WeavileWeavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Level 35
YanmegaYanmega
#469 / Bug · Flying
Level 1
GliscorGliscor
#472 / Ground · Flying
Level 27
GalladeGallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
Level 1
PurrloinPurrloin
#509 / Dark
Level 37
LiepardLiepard
#510 / Dark
Level 43
ZoroarkZoroark
#571 / Dark
Level 1
CryogonalCryogonal
#615 / Ice
Level 1
CryogonalCryogonal
#615 / Ice
Level 53
DruddigonDruddigon
#621 / Dragon
Level 40
PawniardPawniard
#624 / Dark · Steel
Level 49
BisharpBisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
Level 49
GreninjaGreninja
#658 / Water · Dark
Level 1
GreninjaGreninja
#658 / Water · Dark
Level 77
Greninja (Ash-Greninja)Greninja
Ash-Greninja
#658 / Water · Dark
Level 1
Greninja (Ash-Greninja)Greninja
Ash-Greninja
#658 / Water · Dark
Level 77
HonedgeHonedge
#679 / Steel · Ghost
Level 35
DoubladeDoublade
#680 / Steel · Ghost
Level 36
Aegislash (Blade Forme)Aegislash
Blade Forme
#681 / Steel · Ghost
Level 1
InkayInkay
#686 / Dark · Psychic
Level 46
MalamarMalamar
#687 / Dark · Psychic
Level 46
BinacleBinacle
#688 / Rock · Water
Level 41
BarbaracleBarbaracle
#689 / Rock · Water
Level 44
XerneasXerneas
#716 / Fairy
Level 51
KartanaKartana
#798 / Grass · Steel
Level 31
NecrozmaNecrozma
#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.

SandshrewSandshrew
#027 / Ground
Field
Alolan SandshrewSandshrew
Alolan Sandshrew
#027 / Ice · Steel
Field
SandslashSandslash
#028 / Ground
Field
Alolan SandslashSandslash
Alolan Sandslash
#028 / Ice · Steel
Field
MankeyMankey
#056 / Fighting
Field
PrimeapePrimeape
#057 / Fighting
Field
Farfetch'dFarfetch'd
#083 / Normal · Flying
Field, Flying
ScytherScyther
#123 / Bug · Flying
Bug
SpinarakSpinarak
#167 / Bug · Poison
Bug
AriadosAriados
#168 / Bug · Poison
Bug
GligarGligar
#207 / Ground · Flying
Bug
ScizorScizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
Bug
TeddiursaTeddiursa
#216 / Normal
Field
UrsaringUrsaring
#217 / Normal
Field
TorchicTorchic
#255 / Fire
Field
CombuskenCombusken
#256 / Fire · Fighting
Field
BlazikenBlaziken
#257 / Fire · Fighting
Field
SlakothSlakoth
#287 / Normal
Field
VigorothVigoroth
#288 / Normal
Field
SlakingSlaking
#289 / Normal
Field
NincadaNincada
#290 / Bug · Ground
Bug
NinjaskNinjask
#291 / Bug · Flying
Bug
ZangooseZangoose
#335 / Normal
Field
SeviperSeviper
#336 / Poison
Dragon, Field
ShinxShinx
#403 / Electric
Field
LuxioLuxio
#404 / Electric
Field
LuxrayLuxray
#405 / Electric
Field
SkorupiSkorupi
#451 / Poison · Bug
Bug, Water 3
DrapionDrapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
Bug, Water 3
GliscorGliscor
#472 / Ground · Flying
Bug
OshawottOshawott
#501 / Water
Field
DewottDewott
#502 / Water
Field
SamurottSamurott
#503 / Water
Field
PidovePidove
#519 / Normal · Flying
Flying
TranquillTranquill
#520 / Normal · Flying
Flying
UnfezantUnfezant
#521 / Normal · Flying
Flying
DwebbleDwebble
#557 / Bug · Rock
Bug, Mineral
CrustleCrustle
#558 / Bug · Rock
Bug, Mineral
AxewAxew
#610 / Dragon
Dragon, Monster
FraxureFraxure
#611 / Dragon
Dragon, Monster
HaxorusHaxorus
#612 / Dragon
Dragon, Monster
CubchooCubchoo
#613 / Ice
Field
BearticBeartic
#614 / Ice
Field
HeatmorHeatmor
#631 / Fire
Field