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Shadow Ball
(シャドーボール Shadow Ball)
Shadow Ball VII
Introduced: Generation II
Battle Data
Type: Type Ghost
Category: Type Special
Power: 80
Accuracy: 100%
PP: 15 (Max. 24)
Priority: 0
Contact: No
Affected by
Magic Coat: No
Bright Powder: Yes
Detect/Protect: Yes
Snatch: No
King's Rock: Yes
Contest Data
Contests (RSE)
Condition: Smart
Appeal: 3 ♥♥♥
Jam: 0
Scrambles up the order of appeals on the next turn.
Super Contests (DPPt)
Condition: Smart
Appeal: 2 ♥♥
Earn +2 if the Pokémon performs first in the turn.
Contest Spectaculars (ORAS)
Condition: Clever
Appeal: 4 ♥♥♥♥
Jam: 0
Quite an appealing move.

Shadow Ball is a Ghost-type move introduced in Generation II. It has been TM30 since Generation II.

Description

Games Description
GSC An attack that may lower SPCL. DEF.
RSE Hurls a black blob that may lower SP. DEF.
FRLG A shadowy blob is hurled at the foe. May also lower the foe's SP. DEF.
DPPtHGSS The user hurls a shadowy blob at the foe. It may also lower the foe's Sp. Def stat.
BWB2W2 The user hurls a shadowy blob at the target. It may also lower the target's Sp. Def stat.
XYORAS The user hurls a shadowy blob at the target. This may also lower the target's Sp. Def stat.
SM The user throws a shadowy blob at the opponent. It may lower the opponent's Sp. Def stat.

Effect

In battle

Shadow Ball does damage and has a 20% chance to lower the target's Special Defense by 1 stage. In a Double Battle, Shadow Ball can target any Pokémon around the user. In a Triple Battle, Shadow Ball can only target a Pokémon that's adjacent to the user.

Learnset

By leveling up

Pokémon Type Level
III IV V VI VII
092 Gastly ghost/poison (FRLG) 36 29 29 29 29
093 Haunter ghost/poison (FRLG) 45 33 33 34 33
094 Gengar ghost/poison (FRLG) 45 33 33 33 33
200 Misdreavus ghost 37 41 41 41
292 Shedinja bug/ghost 38 59 59 (XY) 59
(ORAS) 33
33
302 Sableye dark/ghost 41 53 57 (XY) 57
(ORAS) 39
39
353 Shuppet ghost 44 31 (BW) 35
(B2W2) 30
30 30
354 Banette ghost 48 31 (BW) 35
(B2W2) 30
30 30
355 Duskull ghost 41 41
356 Dusclops ghost 45 45
425 Drifloon ghost/flying 38 (BW) 43
(B2W2) 36
36 36
426 Drifblim ghost/flying 44 (BW) 51
(B2W2) 40
40 40
477 Dusknoir ghost 45 45
478 Froslass ice/ghost 42 42
562 Yamask ghost 37 37 37
563 Cofagrigus ghost 39 39 39
607 Litwick ghost/fire 49 49 49
608 Lampent ghost/fire 53 53 53
655 Delphox fire/psychic 1 1
678A Meowstic psychic 31 31
710 Pumpkaboo ghost/grass 36 36
711 Gourgeist ghost/grass 36, 70 36
720 Hoopa psychic/ghost (XY) 68
(ORAS) 55
55
769 Sandygast ghost/ground 41
770 Palossand ghost/ground 41
781 Dhelmise ghost/grass 36
792 Lunala psychic/ghost 23
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

By TM

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Gallery

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