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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.


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.


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.


By leveling up

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


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