Shadow Ball (move)

Move data

Type Ghost
Category   Special
Power 80
Accuracy 100
PP 15  (max. 24)
Introduced Generation 2

Technical/Hidden Machine

Gold​/​Silver
Crystal
TM30
Ruby​/​Sapphire
FireRed​/​LeafGreen
Emerald
TM30
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
TM30
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
TM30
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
TM30
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
TM30
L.G. Pikachu​/​L.G. Eevee TM43

Effects

Shadow Ball deals damage and has a 20% chance of lowering the target's Special Defense by one stage.

Stats can be lowered to a minimum of -6 stages each.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Ghostium Z and uses its Z-Power, Shadow Ball turns into Never-Ending Nightmare and has base power 160.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokémon.

Other languages

English Shadow Ball
Japanese シャドーボール (Shadow Ball)
German Spukball
French Ball'Ombre
Italian Palla Ombra
Spanish Bola Sombra

Game descriptions

Gold​/​Silver
Crystal
An attack that may lower SPCL.DEF.
Ruby​/​Sapphire
Emerald
Hurls a black blob that may lower the foe’s SP. DEF.
FireRed​/​LeafGreen A shadowy blob is hurled at the foe. May also lower the foe’s SP. DEF.
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
The user hurls a shadowy blob at the foe. It may also lower the foe’s Sp. Def stat.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
The user hurls a shadowy blob at the target. It may also lower the target’s Sp. Def stat.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The user hurls a shadowy blob at the target. This may also lower the target’s Sp. Def stat.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
L.G. Pikachu​/​L.G. Eevee
The user hurls a shadowy blob at the target. This may also lower the target’s Sp. Def stat.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Shadow Ball 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.

Gastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
Level 29
Haunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
Level 33
Gengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Level 33
Misdreavus
#200 / Ghost
Level 41
Shedinja
#292 / Bug · Ghost
Level 33
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Level 39
Shuppet
#353 / Ghost
Level 30
Banette
#354 / Ghost
Level 30
Duskull
#355 / Ghost
Level 41
Dusclops
#356 / Ghost
Level 45
Drifloon
#425 / Ghost · Flying
Level 36
Drifblim
#426 / Ghost · Flying
Level 40
Dusknoir
#477 / Ghost
Level 45
Froslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
Level 42
Yamask
#562 / Ghost
Level 37
Cofagrigus
#563 / Ghost
Level 39
Litwick
#607 / Ghost · Fire
Level 49
Lampent
#608 / Ghost · Fire
Level 53
Delphox
#655 / Fire · Psychic
Level 1
Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
Level 31
Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Level 36
Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
Level 36
Hoopa
Hoopa Confined
#720 / Psychic · Ghost
Level 55
Sandygast
#769 / Ghost · Ground
Level 41
Palossand
#770 / Ghost · Ground
Level 41
Dhelmise
#781 / Ghost · Grass
Level 36
Lunala
#792 / Psychic · Ghost
Level 23
Blacephalon
#806 / Fire · Ghost
Level 41

Learnt by TM

Rattata
Alolan Rattata
#019 / Dark · Normal
Raticate
Alolan Raticate
#020 / Dark · Normal
Zubat
#041 / Poison · Flying
Golbat
#042 / Poison · Flying
Meowth
#052 / Normal
Meowth
Alolan Meowth
#052 / Dark
Persian
Alolan Persian
#053 / Dark
Abra
#063 / Psychic
Grimer
#088 / Poison
Grimer
Alolan Grimer
#088 / Poison · Dark
Muk
#089 / Poison
Muk
Alolan Muk
#089 / Poison · Dark
Gastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
Haunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
Gengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Hypno
#097 / Psychic
Marowak
Alolan Marowak
#105 / Fire · Ghost
Jynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
Eevee
#133 / Normal
Flareon
#136 / Fire
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Furret
#162 / Normal
Crobat
#169 / Poison · Flying
Cleffa
#173 / Fairy
Togepi
#175 / Fairy
Togetic
#176 / Fairy · Flying
Natu
#177 / Psychic · Flying
Xatu
#178 / Psychic · Flying
Aipom
#190 / Normal
Yanma
#193 / Bug · Flying
Umbreon
#197 / Dark
Murkrow
#198 / Dark · Flying
Sneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Corsola
#222 / Water · Rock
Houndour
#228 / Dark · Fire
Houndoom
#229 / Dark · Fire
Smoochum
#238 / Ice · Psychic
Entei
#244 / Fire
Suicune
#245 / Water
Lugia
#249 / Psychic · Flying
Ho-oh
#250 / Fire · Flying
Celebi
#251 / Psychic · Grass
Beautifly
#267 / Bug · Flying
Dustox
#269 / Bug · Poison
Seedot
#273 / Grass
Nuzleaf
#274 / Grass · Dark
Shiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
Ralts
#280 / Psychic · Fairy
Kirlia
#281 / Psychic · Fairy
Surskit
#283 / Bug · Water
Nincada
#290 / Bug · Ground
Ninjask
#291 / Bug · Flying
Shedinja
#292 / Bug · Ghost
Skitty
#300 / Normal
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Volbeat
#313 / Bug
Illumise
#314 / Bug
Roselia
#315 / Grass · Poison
Gulpin
#316 / Poison
Swalot
#317 / Poison
Spinda
#327 / Normal
Solrock
#338 / Rock · Psychic
Shuppet
#353 / Ghost
Banette
#354 / Ghost
Duskull
#355 / Ghost
Absol
#359 / Dark
Snorunt
#361 / Ice
Glalie
#362 / Ice
Metang
#375 / Steel · Psychic
Deoxys
Normal Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Attack Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Defense Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Speed Forme
#386 / Psychic
Bidoof
#399 / Normal
Bibarel
#400 / Normal · Water
Budew
#406 / Grass · Poison
Wormadam
Plant Cloak
#413 / Bug · Grass
Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
#413 / Bug · Ground
Wormadam
Trash Cloak
#413 / Bug · Steel
Mothim
#414 / Bug · Flying
Stunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Skuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
Spiritomb
#442 / Ghost · Dark
Skorupi
#451 / Poison · Bug
Drapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
Snover
#459 / Grass · Ice
Abomasnow
#460 / Grass · Ice
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Yanmega
#469 / Bug · Flying
Leafeon
#470 / Grass
Glaceon
#471 / Ice
Froslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ghost
Rotom
Heat Rotom
#479 / Electric · Fire
Rotom
Wash Rotom
#479 / Electric · Water
Rotom
Frost Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ice
Rotom
Fan Rotom
#479 / Electric · Flying
Rotom
Mow Rotom
#479 / Electric · Grass
Uxie
#480 / Psychic
Azelf
#482 / Psychic
Giratina
Altered Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Giratina
Origin Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Manaphy
#490 / Water
Darkrai
#491 / Dark
Arceus
#493 / Normal
Victini
#494 / Psychic · Fire
Patrat
#504 / Normal
Purrloin
#509 / Dark
Liepard
#510 / Dark
Munna
#517 / Psychic
Audino
#531 / Normal
Yamask
#562 / Ghost
Zorua
#570 / Dark
Zoroark
#571 / Dark
Frillish
#592 / Water · Ghost
Litwick
#607 / Ghost · Fire
Lampent
#608 / Ghost · Fire
Golett
#622 / Ground · Ghost
Golurk
#623 / Ground · Ghost
Vullaby
#629 / Dark · Flying
Reshiram
#643 / Dragon · Fire
Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Kyurem
Black Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Kyurem
White Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Meloetta
Aria Forme
#648 / Normal · Psychic
Delphox
#655 / Fire · Psychic
Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
Aegislash
Blade Forme
#681 / Steel · Ghost
Skrelp
#690 / Poison · Water
Sylveon
#700 / Fairy
Phantump
#708 / Ghost · Grass
Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
Noibat
#714 / Flying · Dragon
Yveltal
#717 / Dark · Flying
Hoopa
Hoopa Confined
#720 / Psychic · Ghost
Hoopa
Hoopa Unbound
#720 / Psychic · Dark
Mimikyu
#778 / Ghost · Fairy
Drampa
#780 / Normal · Dragon
Dhelmise
#781 / Ghost · Grass
Lunala
#792 / Psychic · Ghost
Magearna
#801 / Steel · Fairy