Shadow Ball (move)

Move data

Type Ghost
Category   Special
Power 80
Accuracy 100
PP 15  (max. 24)
Makes contact? No
Introduced Generation 2

Machine/Record

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
Sword​/​Shield TR33

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.
Sword​/​Shield 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 Sword & Shield and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Gastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
Level 40
Haunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
Level 48
Gengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Level 48
Shedinja
#292 / Bug · Ghost
Level 50
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Level 45
Duskull
#355 / Ghost
Level 40
Dusclops
#356 / Ghost
Level 42
Drifloon
#425 / Ghost · Flying
Level 20
Drifblim
#426 / Ghost · Flying
Level 20
Dusknoir
#477 / Ghost
Level 42
Froslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
Level 61
Yamask
#562 / Ghost
Level 40
Yamask
Galarian Yamask
#562 / Ground · Ghost
Level 40
Cofagrigus
#563 / Ghost
Level 44
Frillish
#592 / Water · Ghost
Level 32
Jellicent
#593 / Water · Ghost
Level 32
Litwick
#607 / Ghost · Fire
Level 36
Lampent
#608 / Ghost · Fire
Level 36
Chandelure
#609 / Ghost · Fire
Level 1
Golett
#622 / Ground · Ghost
Level 36
Golurk
#623 / Ground · Ghost
Level 36
Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
Level 49
Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Level 36
Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
Level 36
Sandygast
#769 / Ghost · Ground
Level 45
Palossand
#770 / Ghost · Ground
Level 47
Dhelmise
#781 / Ghost · Grass
Level 44
Lunala
#792 / Psychic · Ghost
Level 28
Sinistea
#854 / Ghost
Level 48
Polteageist
#855 / Ghost
Level 48
Runerigus
#867 / Ground · Ghost
Level 44

Learnt by TR

Meowth
#052 / Normal
Meowth
Alolan Meowth
#052 / Dark
Meowth
Galarian Meowth
#052 / Steel
Persian
Alolan Persian
#053 / Dark
Abra
#063 / Psychic
Slowpoke
Galarian Slowpoke
#079 / Psychic
Slowbro
Galarian Slowbro
#080 / Poison · Psychic
Gastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
Haunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
Gengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Marowak
Alolan Marowak
#105 / Fire · Ghost
Weezing
Galarian Weezing
#110 / Poison · Fairy
Mr. Mime
Galarian Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Ice
Eevee
#133 / Normal
Flareon
#136 / Fire
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Cleffa
#173 / Fairy
Togepi
#175 / Fairy
Togetic
#176 / Fairy · Flying
Natu
#177 / Psychic · Flying
Xatu
#178 / Psychic · Flying
Umbreon
#197 / Dark
Sneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Corsola
#222 / Water · Rock
Corsola
Galarian Corsola
#222 / Ghost
Celebi
#251 / Psychic · Grass
Zigzagoon
Galarian Zigzagoon
#263 / Dark · Normal
Linoone
Galarian Linoone
#264 / Dark · Normal
Seedot
#273 / Grass
Nuzleaf
#274 / Grass · Dark
Shiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
Ralts
#280 / Psychic · Fairy
Kirlia
#281 / Psychic · Fairy
Nincada
#290 / Bug · Ground
Ninjask
#291 / Bug · Flying
Shedinja
#292 / Bug · Ghost
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Roselia
#315 / Grass · Poison
Solrock
#338 / Rock · Psychic
Duskull
#355 / Ghost
Snorunt
#361 / Ice
Glalie
#362 / Ice
Budew
#406 / Grass · Poison
Stunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Skuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
Skorupi
#451 / Poison · Bug
Drapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
Snover
#459 / Grass · Ice
Abomasnow
#460 / Grass · Ice
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
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
Purrloin
#509 / Dark
Liepard
#510 / Dark
Munna
#517 / Psychic
Yamask
#562 / Ghost
Yamask
Galarian Yamask
#562 / Ground · 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
Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
Aegislash
Shield 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
Mimikyu
#778 / Ghost · Fairy
Drampa
#780 / Normal · Dragon
Dhelmise
#781 / Ghost · Grass
Lunala
#792 / Psychic · Ghost
Magearna
#801 / Steel · Fairy
Dottler
#825 / Bug · Psychic
Orbeetle
#826 / Bug · Psychic
Thievul
#828 / Dark
Cursola
#864 / Ghost
Mr. Rime
#866 / Psychic · Ice
Indeedee
Male
#876 / Psychic · Normal
Indeedee
Female
#876 / Psychic · Normal