Shadow Ball (move)

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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
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire
TM30
Sun/Moon
Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon
TM30

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 Pokemon.

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

GastlyGastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
Level 29
HaunterHaunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
Level 33
GengarGengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Level 33
MisdreavusMisdreavus
#200 / Ghost
Level 41
ShedinjaShedinja
#292 / Bug · Ghost
Level 33
SableyeSableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Level 39
ShuppetShuppet
#353 / Ghost
Level 30
BanetteBanette
#354 / Ghost
Level 30
DuskullDuskull
#355 / Ghost
Level 41
DusclopsDusclops
#356 / Ghost
Level 45
DrifloonDrifloon
#425 / Ghost · Flying
Level 36
DrifblimDrifblim
#426 / Ghost · Flying
Level 40
DusknoirDusknoir
#477 / Ghost
Level 45
FroslassFroslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
Level 42
YamaskYamask
#562 / Ghost
Level 37
CofagrigusCofagrigus
#563 / Ghost
Level 39
LitwickLitwick
#607 / Ghost · Fire
Level 49
LampentLampent
#608 / Ghost · Fire
Level 53
DelphoxDelphox
#655 / Fire · Psychic
Level 1
Meowstic (Female)Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
Level 31
Pumpkaboo (Average Size)Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Level 36
Gourgeist (Average Size)Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
Level 36
Hoopa (Hoopa Confined)Hoopa
Hoopa Confined
#720 / Psychic · Ghost
Level 55
SandygastSandygast
#769 / Ghost · Ground
Level 41
PalossandPalossand
#770 / Ghost · Ground
Level 41
DhelmiseDhelmise
#781 / Ghost · Grass
Level 36
LunalaLunala
#792 / Psychic · Ghost
Level 23

Learnt by TM

ButterfreeButterfree
#012 / Bug · Flying
RattataRattata
#019 / Normal
Alolan RattataRattata
Alolan Rattata
#019 / Dark · Normal
RaticateRaticate
#020 / Normal
Alolan RaticateRaticate
Alolan Raticate
#020 / Dark · Normal
NidoqueenNidoqueen
#031 / Poison · Ground
NidokingNidoking
#034 / Poison · Ground
ClefairyClefairy
#035 / Fairy
ClefableClefable
#036 / Fairy
JigglypuffJigglypuff
#039 / Normal · Fairy
WigglytuffWigglytuff
#040 / Normal · Fairy
ZubatZubat
#041 / Poison · Flying
GolbatGolbat
#042 / Poison · Flying
MeowthMeowth
#052 / Normal
Alolan MeowthMeowth
Alolan Meowth
#052 / Dark
PersianPersian
#053 / Normal
Alolan PersianPersian
Alolan Persian
#053 / Dark
AbraAbra
#063 / Psychic
KadabraKadabra
#064 / Psychic
AlakazamAlakazam
#065 / Psychic
SlowpokeSlowpoke
#079 / Water · Psychic
SlowbroSlowbro
#080 / Water · Psychic
GrimerGrimer
#088 / Poison
Alolan GrimerGrimer
Alolan Grimer
#088 / Poison · Dark
MukMuk
#089 / Poison
Alolan MukMuk
Alolan Muk
#089 / Poison · Dark
GastlyGastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
HaunterHaunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
GengarGengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
DrowzeeDrowzee
#096 / Psychic
HypnoHypno
#097 / Psychic
Alolan MarowakMarowak
Alolan Marowak
#105 / Fire · Ghost
LickitungLickitung
#108 / Normal
KoffingKoffing
#109 / Poison
WeezingWeezing
#110 / Poison
ChanseyChansey
#113 / Normal
KangaskhanKangaskhan
#115 / Normal
Mr. MimeMr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Fairy
JynxJynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
EeveeEevee
#133 / Normal
VaporeonVaporeon
#134 / Water
JolteonJolteon
#135 / Electric
FlareonFlareon
#136 / Fire
PorygonPorygon
#137 / Normal
SnorlaxSnorlax
#143 / Normal
MewtwoMewtwo
#150 / Psychic
MewMew
#151 / Psychic
SentretSentret
#161 / Normal
FurretFurret
#162 / Normal
HoothootHoothoot
#163 / Normal · Flying
NoctowlNoctowl
#164 / Normal · Flying
CrobatCrobat
#169 / Poison · Flying
CleffaCleffa
#173 / Fairy
IgglybuffIgglybuff
#174 / Normal · Fairy
TogepiTogepi
#175 / Fairy
TogeticTogetic
#176 / Fairy · Flying
NatuNatu
#177 / Psychic · Flying
XatuXatu
#178 / Psychic · Flying
AipomAipom
#190 / Normal
YanmaYanma
#193 / Bug · Flying
EspeonEspeon
#196 / Psychic
UmbreonUmbreon
#197 / Dark
MurkrowMurkrow
#198 / Dark · Flying
SlowkingSlowking
#199 / Water · Psychic
MisdreavusMisdreavus
#200 / Ghost
GirafarigGirafarig
#203 / Normal · Psychic
DunsparceDunsparce
#206 / Normal
SnubbullSnubbull
#209 / Fairy
GranbullGranbull
#210 / Fairy
QwilfishQwilfish
#211 / Water · Poison
SneaselSneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
CorsolaCorsola
#222 / Water · Rock
HoundourHoundour
#228 / Dark · Fire
HoundoomHoundoom
#229 / Dark · Fire
Porygon2Porygon2
#233 / Normal
StantlerStantler
#234 / Normal
SmoochumSmoochum
#238 / Ice · Psychic
MiltankMiltank
#241 / Normal
BlisseyBlissey
#242 / Normal
RaikouRaikou
#243 / Electric
EnteiEntei
#244 / Fire
SuicuneSuicune
#245 / Water
LugiaLugia
#249 / Psychic · Flying
Ho-ohHo-oh
#250 / Fire · Flying
CelebiCelebi
#251 / Psychic · Grass
PoochyenaPoochyena
#261 / Dark
MightyenaMightyena
#262 / Dark
ZigzagoonZigzagoon
#263 / Normal
LinooneLinoone
#264 / Normal
BeautiflyBeautifly
#267 / Bug · Flying
DustoxDustox
#269 / Bug · Poison
SeedotSeedot
#273 / Grass
NuzleafNuzleaf
#274 / Grass · Dark
ShiftryShiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
RaltsRalts
#280 / Psychic · Fairy
KirliaKirlia
#281 / Psychic · Fairy
GardevoirGardevoir
#282 / Psychic · Fairy
SurskitSurskit
#283 / Bug · Water
MasquerainMasquerain
#284 / Bug · Flying
SlakothSlakoth
#287 / Normal
VigorothVigoroth
#288 / Normal
SlakingSlaking
#289 / Normal
NincadaNincada
#290 / Bug · Ground
NinjaskNinjask
#291 / Bug · Flying
ShedinjaShedinja
#292 / Bug · Ghost
WhismurWhismur
#293 / Normal
LoudredLoudred
#294 / Normal
ExploudExploud
#295 / Normal
SkittySkitty
#300 / Normal
DelcattyDelcatty
#301 / Normal
SableyeSableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
MawileMawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
MedititeMeditite
#307 / Fighting · Psychic
MedichamMedicham
#308 / Fighting · Psychic
VolbeatVolbeat
#313 / Bug
IllumiseIllumise
#314 / Bug
RoseliaRoselia
#315 / Grass · Poison
GulpinGulpin
#316 / Poison
SwalotSwalot
#317 / Poison
SpoinkSpoink
#325 / Psychic
GrumpigGrumpig
#326 / Psychic
SpindaSpinda
#327 / Normal
ZangooseZangoose
#335 / Normal
LunatoneLunatone
#337 / Rock · Psychic
SolrockSolrock
#338 / Rock · Psychic
BaltoyBaltoy
#343 / Ground · Psychic
ClaydolClaydol
#344 / Ground · Psychic
CastformCastform
#351 / Normal
KecleonKecleon
#352 / Normal
ShuppetShuppet
#353 / Ghost
BanetteBanette
#354 / Ghost
DuskullDuskull
#355 / Ghost
DusclopsDusclops
#356 / Ghost
ChimechoChimecho
#358 / Psychic
AbsolAbsol
#359 / Dark
SnoruntSnorunt
#361 / Ice
GlalieGlalie
#362 / Ice
GorebyssGorebyss
#368 / Water
MetangMetang
#375 / Steel · Psychic
MetagrossMetagross
#376 / Steel · Psychic
LatiasLatias
#380 / Dragon · Psychic
LatiosLatios
#381 / Dragon · Psychic
JirachiJirachi
#385 / Steel · Psychic
Deoxys (Normal Forme)Deoxys
Normal Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys (Attack Forme)Deoxys
Attack Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys (Defense Forme)Deoxys
Defense Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys (Speed Forme)Deoxys
Speed Forme
#386 / Psychic
BidoofBidoof
#399 / Normal
BibarelBibarel
#400 / Normal · Water
BudewBudew
#406 / Grass · Poison
RoseradeRoserade
#407 / Grass · Poison
Wormadam (Plant Cloak)Wormadam
Plant Cloak
#413 / Bug · Grass
Wormadam (Sandy Cloak)Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
#413 / Bug · Ground
Wormadam (Trash Cloak)Wormadam
Trash Cloak
#413 / Bug · Steel
MothimMothim
#414 / Bug · Flying
AmbipomAmbipom
#424 / Normal
DrifloonDrifloon
#425 / Ghost · Flying
DrifblimDrifblim
#426 / Ghost · Flying
BunearyBuneary
#427 / Normal
LopunnyLopunny
#428 / Normal
MismagiusMismagius
#429 / Ghost
HonchkrowHonchkrow
#430 / Dark · Flying
GlameowGlameow
#431 / Normal
PuruglyPurugly
#432 / Normal
ChinglingChingling
#433 / Psychic
StunkyStunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
SkuntankSkuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
BronzorBronzor
#436 / Steel · Psychic
BronzongBronzong
#437 / Steel · Psychic
Mime Jr.Mime Jr.
#439 / Psychic · Fairy
HappinyHappiny
#440 / Normal
SpiritombSpiritomb
#442 / Ghost · Dark
MunchlaxMunchlax
#446 / Normal
LucarioLucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
SkorupiSkorupi
#451 / Poison · Bug
DrapionDrapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
CroagunkCroagunk
#453 / Poison · Fighting
ToxicroakToxicroak
#454 / Poison · Fighting
SnoverSnover
#459 / Grass · Ice
AbomasnowAbomasnow
#460 / Grass · Ice
WeavileWeavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
LickilickyLickilicky
#463 / Normal
TogekissTogekiss
#468 / Fairy · Flying
YanmegaYanmega
#469 / Bug · Flying
LeafeonLeafeon
#470 / Grass
GlaceonGlaceon
#471 / Ice
Porygon-ZPorygon-Z
#474 / Normal
GalladeGallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
DusknoirDusknoir
#477 / Ghost
FroslassFroslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
RotomRotom
#479 / Electric · Ghost
Rotom (Heat Rotom)Rotom
Heat Rotom
#479 / Electric · Fire
Rotom (Wash Rotom)Rotom
Wash Rotom
#479 / Electric · Water
Rotom (Frost Rotom)Rotom
Frost Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ice
Rotom (Fan Rotom)Rotom
Fan Rotom
#479 / Electric · Flying
Rotom (Mow Rotom)Rotom
Mow Rotom
#479 / Electric · Grass
UxieUxie
#480 / Psychic
MespritMesprit
#481 / Psychic
AzelfAzelf
#482 / Psychic
Giratina (Altered Forme)Giratina
Altered Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
CresseliaCresselia
#488 / Psychic
ManaphyManaphy
#490 / Water
DarkraiDarkrai
#491 / Dark
ArceusArceus
#493 / Normal
VictiniVictini
#494 / Psychic · Fire
PatratPatrat
#504 / Normal
WatchogWatchog
#505 / Normal
LillipupLillipup
#506 / Normal
HerdierHerdier
#507 / Normal
StoutlandStoutland
#508 / Normal
PurrloinPurrloin
#509 / Dark
LiepardLiepard
#510 / Dark
MunnaMunna
#517 / Psychic
MusharnaMusharna
#518 / Psychic
WoobatWoobat
#527 / Psychic · Flying
SwoobatSwoobat
#528 / Psychic · Flying
AudinoAudino
#531 / Normal
WhimsicottWhimsicott
#547 / Grass · Fairy
SigilyphSigilyph
#561 / Psychic · Flying
YamaskYamask
#562 / Ghost
CofagrigusCofagrigus
#563 / Ghost
ZoruaZorua
#570 / Dark
ZoroarkZoroark
#571 / Dark
GothitaGothita
#574 / Psychic
GothoritaGothorita
#575 / Psychic
GothitelleGothitelle
#576 / Psychic
SolosisSolosis
#577 / Psychic
DuosionDuosion
#578 / Psychic
ReuniclusReuniclus
#579 / Psychic
DeerlingDeerling
#585 / Normal · Grass
SawsbuckSawsbuck
#586 / Normal · Grass
FrillishFrillish
#592 / Water · Ghost
JellicentJellicent
#593 / Water · Ghost
AlomomolaAlomomola
#594 / Water
ElgyemElgyem
#605 / Psychic
BeheeyemBeheeyem
#606 / Psychic
LitwickLitwick
#607 / Ghost · Fire
LampentLampent
#608 / Ghost · Fire
ChandelureChandelure
#609 / Ghost · Fire
GolettGolett
#622 / Ground · Ghost
GolurkGolurk
#623 / Ground · Ghost
VullabyVullaby
#629 / Dark · Flying
MandibuzzMandibuzz
#630 / Dark · Flying
ReshiramReshiram
#643 / Dragon · Fire
ZekromZekrom
#644 / Dragon · Electric
KyuremKyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Kyurem (Black Kyurem)Kyurem
Black Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Kyurem (White Kyurem)Kyurem
White Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Meloetta (Aria Forme)Meloetta
Aria Forme
#648 / Normal · Psychic
DelphoxDelphox
#655 / Fire · Psychic
Meowstic (Male)Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Meowstic (Female)Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
Aegislash (Blade Forme)Aegislash
Blade Forme
#681 / Steel · Ghost
SkrelpSkrelp
#690 / Poison · Water
DragalgeDragalge
#691 / Poison · Dragon
ClawitzerClawitzer
#693 / Water
SylveonSylveon
#700 / Fairy
PhantumpPhantump
#708 / Ghost · Grass
TrevenantTrevenant
#709 / Ghost · Grass
Pumpkaboo (Average Size)Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Gourgeist (Average Size)Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
NoibatNoibat
#714 / Flying · Dragon
NoivernNoivern
#715 / Flying · Dragon
YveltalYveltal
#717 / Dark · Flying
Hoopa (Hoopa Confined)Hoopa
Hoopa Confined
#720 / Psychic · Ghost
Hoopa (Hoopa Unbound)Hoopa
Hoopa Unbound
#720 / Psychic · Dark
DecidueyeDecidueye
#724 / Grass · Ghost
PrimarinaPrimarina
#730 / Water · Fairy
OranguruOranguru
#765 / Normal · Psychic
PassimianPassimian
#766 / Fighting
SandygastSandygast
#769 / Ghost · Ground
PalossandPalossand
#770 / Ghost · Ground
SilvallySilvally
#773 / Normal
MimikyuMimikyu
#778 / Ghost · Fairy
DrampaDrampa
#780 / Normal · Dragon
DhelmiseDhelmise
#781 / Ghost · Grass
Tapu LeleTapu Lele
#786 / Psychic · Fairy
Tapu FiniTapu Fini
#788 / Water · Fairy
LunalaLunala
#792 / Psychic · Ghost
MagearnaMagearna
#801 / Steel · Fairy
MarshadowMarshadow
#802 / Fighting · Ghost