Shadow Punch (move)

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Move data

Type Ghost
Category   Physical
Power 60
Accuracy
PP 20  (max. 32)
Introduced Generation 3

Effects

Shadow Punch deals damage and ignores changes to the Accuracy and Evasion stats. However, it will not hit Pokémon during the invulnerable stage of Bounce, Dig, Dive, Fly, Shadow Force or Sky Drop.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Ghostium Z and uses its Z-Power, Shadow Punch turns into Never-Ending Nightmare and has base power 120.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
An unavoidable punch that is thrown from shadows.
FireRed/LeafGreen The user throws a punch from the shadows. It cannot be evaded.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The user throws a punch at the foe from the shadows. The punch lands without fail.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user throws a punch from the shadows. The punch lands without fail.
X/Y
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire
The user throws a punch from the shadows. This attack never misses.
Sun/Moon The user throws a punch from the shadows. This attack never misses.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Shadow Punch 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.

HaunterHaunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
Level 1
GengarGengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Level 1
DusclopsDusclops
#356 / Ghost
Level 1
DusknoirDusknoir
#477 / Ghost
Level 1
GolettGolett
#622 / Ground · Ghost
Level 13
GolurkGolurk
#623 / Ground · Ghost
Level 13
MarshadowMarshadow
#802 / Fighting · Ghost
Level 26

Learnt by breeding

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

GrimerGrimer
#088 / Poison
Amorphous
MukMuk
#089 / Poison
Amorphous