Shadow Sneak (move)

Move data

Type Ghost
Category   Physical
Power 40
Accuracy 100
PP 30  (max. 48)
Priority +1
Introduced Generation 4

Effects

Shadow Sneak deals damage and has a priority of +1.

Moves with a higher priority always go first, regardless of a Pokémon's speed. If two moves with the same priority are used, the faster Pokémon goes first as usual.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Ghostium Z and uses its Z-Power, Shadow Sneak turns into Never-Ending Nightmare and has base power 100.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokémon.

Other languages

English Shadow Sneak
Japanese かげうち (Kageuchi)
German Schattenstoß
French Ombre Portée
Italian Furtivombra
Spanish Sombra Vil

Game descriptions

Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
The user extends its shadow and attacks the foe from behind. This move always goes first.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
The user extends its shadow and attacks the target from behind. This move always goes first.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The user extends its shadow and attacks the target from behind. This move always goes first.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The user extends its shadow and attacks the target from behind. This move always goes first.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Shadow Sneak 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.

Spinarak
#167 / Bug · Poison
Level 19
Ariados
#168 / Bug · Poison
Level 19
Shedinja
#292 / Bug · Ghost
Level 21
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Level 16
Kecleon
#352 / Normal
Level 7
Shuppet
#353 / Ghost
Level 13
Banette
#354 / Ghost
Level 13
Duskull
#355 / Ghost
Level 17
Dusclops
#356 / Ghost
Level 17
Spiritomb
#442 / Ghost · Dark
Level 1
Dusknoir
#477 / Ghost
Level 17
Giratina
Altered Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Level 19
Giratina
Origin Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Level 19
Greninja
#658 / Water · Dark
Level 23
Honedge
#679 / Steel · Ghost
Level 20
Doublade
#680 / Steel · Ghost
Level 20
Aegislash
Blade Forme
#681 / Steel · Ghost
Level 1
Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Level 30
Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
Level 30
Decidueye
#724 / Grass · Ghost
Level 1
Mimikyu
#778 / Ghost · Fairy
Level 14
Marshadow
#802 / Fighting · Ghost
Level 1

Learnt by breeding

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

Grimer
Alolan Grimer
#088 / Poison · Dark
Amorphous
Muk
Alolan Muk
#089 / Poison · Dark
Amorphous
Aegislash
Blade Forme
#681 / Steel · Ghost
Mineral