Shadow Sneak (move)

Move data

Type Ghost
Category   Physical
Power 40
Accuracy 100
PP 30  (max. 48)
Priority +1
Makes contact? Yes
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.
Sword​/​Shield 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 Sword & Shield and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Shedinja
#292 / Bug · Ghost
Level 29
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Level 9
Duskull
#355 / Ghost
Level 8
Dusclops
#356 / Ghost
Level 1
Dusknoir
#477 / Ghost
Level 1
Honedge
#679 / Steel · Ghost
Level 4
Doublade
#680 / Steel · Ghost
Level 1
Aegislash
Shield Forme
#681 / Steel · Ghost
Level 1
Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Level 4
Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
Level 1
Rowlet
#722 / Grass · Flying
Level 12
Dartrix
#723 / Grass · Flying
Level 12
Decidueye
#724 / Grass · Ghost
Level 12
Mimikyu
#778 / Ghost · Fairy
Level 6
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.