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Night Slash
ORAS Night Slash
(つじぎり Blade Testing)
Generation: IV
Battle Data
Type: Type Dark
Category Type Physical
Power: 70
Accuracy: 100
PP: 15
Affects: One target
Secondary Effect: High Critical Hit
Priority: 0
Contest Data
Contest Spectaculars (ORAS)
Type: Type Cool
Appeal: 1
Jam: 1

Night Slash is a damaging Dark-type move introduced in Generation IV.


Night slash hits the user with great power in addition to critical hit.


The Japanese name つじぎり (Testing) is probably a reference to the way in which some particularly unscrupulous samurai would test new swords in feudal Japan. This was by hiding in wait by a road (typically a crossroads) and waiting for an unsuspecting commoner (i.e. lower class, and so with far fewer rights than the samurai class) to pass by. He would then strike to kill, and in this way learn how well his new sword would cut.


Night Slash depicted in the games
BW Night Slash
Liepard using Night Slash

Night Slash depicted in the manga
Cyrus' Honchkrow Night Slash Adventures
Cyrus' Honchkrow using Night Slash
N's Purrloin Night Slash Adventures
N's Purrloin using Night Slash
Night Slash depicted in the anime
Paul Honchkrow Night Slash
Paul's Honchkrow using Night Slash
Ricard Nouveau Purrloin Night Slash
Ricard Nouveau's Purrloin using Night Slash
Ippei Greninja Night Slash
Ippei's Greninja using Night Slash
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