Essentials

Night Shade

Ghost special

Generation 1

Summary

Inflicts damage equal to the user's level.

Damage Dealt

  • Bug 1
  • Dark ½
  • Dragon 1
  • Electric 1
  • Fairy 1
  • Fighting 1
  • Fire 1
  • Flying 1
  • Ghost 2
  • Grass 1
  • Ground 1
  • Ice 1
  • Normal 0
  • Poison 1
  • Psychic 2
  • Rock 1
  • Steel 1
  • Water 1

Stats

Power
* (no fixed power)
Accuracy
100%
PP
15, up to 24 with PP Up PP Up
Target
Selected Pokémon
Effect chance
n/a
Priority
0 (normal)

Machines

Generation 1
Not a TM
Generation 2
Not a TM
Generation 3
Not a TM
Generation 4
Not a TM
Generation 5
Not a TM
Generation 6
Not a TM

Effect

Inflicts damage equal to the user's level. Type immunity applies, but other type effects are ignored.

Meta

This reflects how the games treat moves and may be somewhat idealistic.

Flavor

Flavor Text

Generation 2
Gold, Silver, Crystal

The user's level equals damage HP.

Generation 3
Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald

Inflicts damage identical to the user’s level.

FireRed, LeafGreen

An attack with a mirage that inflicts damage matching the user’s level.

Generation 4
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, SoulSilver

The user makes the foe see a mirage. It inflicts damage matching the user’s level.

Generation 5
Black, White, Black 2, White 2

The user makes the target see a frightening mirage. It inflicts damage matching the user’s level.

Generation 6
X, Y

The user makes the target see a frightening mirage. It inflicts damage equal to the user’s level.

Foreign Names

Spanish
Tinieblas
Czech
Noční stín
German
Nachtnebel
French
Ombre Nocturne
Italian
Ombra Notturna
Japanese
ナイトヘッド (naitoheddo)

Contests

Generation 3 Contest

Type
Smart
Appeal
♡♡
Jam
Flavor text
Startles Pokémon that made a same-type appeal.
Use after
None
Use before
None

Generation 4 Super Contest

Type
Smart
Appeal
♡♡♡
Flavor text
A basic performance using a move known by the Pokémon.
Use after
None
Use before
None

Similar moves

These moves all have the same effect as Night Shade.

Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Seismic Toss Fighting physical 20 * 100%

Inflicts damage equal to the user's level.

Pokémon

Ghost Pokémon get STAB, and have their types highlighted in green.

Pokémon with higher Special Attack are more suited to Night Shade's special damage, and have the stat highlighted in green.

Generation 1 Generation 2 Ruby, Sapphire Emerald Colosseum
XD
FireRed, LeafGreen Diamond, Pearl Platinum
HeartGold, SoulSilver
Black, White Black 2, White 2 Generation 6 Pokémon Type Ability Gender Egg Group HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Total
Level up: Learned when a Pokémon reaches a certain level.
21 21 21 21 16 15 15 15 15 15 Gastly Ghost Poison Levitate ½ male, ½ female Amorphous 30 35 30 100 35 80 310
21 21 21 21 16 15 15 15 15 15 Haunter Ghost Poison Levitate ½ male, ½ female Amorphous 45 50 45 115 55 95 405
21 21 21 21 16 15 15 15 15 15 Gengar Ghost Poison Levitate ½ male, ½ female Amorphous 60 65 60 130 75 110 500
15 Gengar Mega Gengar Ghost Poison Shadow Tag ½ male, ½ female Amorphous 60 65 80 170 95 130 600
17 17 17 17 17 15 15 15 15 15 Spinarak Bug Poison Swarm
Insomnia
Sniper
½ male, ½ female Bug 40 60 40 40 40 30 250
17 17 17 17 17 15 15 15 15 15 Ariados Bug Poison Swarm
Insomnia
Sniper
½ male, ½ female Bug 70 90 70 60 60 40 390
10 10 10 10 10 6 6 6 6 6 Natu Psychic Flying Synchronize
Early Bird
Magic Bounce
½ male, ½ female Flying 40 50 45 70 45 70 320
10 10 10 10 6 6 6 6 6 Xatu Psychic Flying Synchronize
Early Bird
Magic Bounce
½ male, ½ female Flying 65 75 70 95 70 95 470
26 27 27 27 27 21 21 21 21 21 Murkrow Dark Flying Insomnia
Super Luck
Prankster
½ male, ½ female Flying 60 85 42 85 42 91 405
9 9 9 9 8 8 8 8 8 Sableye Dark Ghost Keen Eye
Stall
Prankster
½ male, ½ female Human-Like 50 75 75 65 65 50 380
13 13 13 13 8 8 8 7 7 Shuppet Ghost Insomnia
Frisk
Cursed Body
½ male, ½ female Amorphous 44 75 35 63 33 45 295
Banette Ghost Insomnia
Frisk
Cursed Body
½ male, ½ female Amorphous 64 115 65 83 63 65 455
Banette Mega Banette Ghost Prankster ½ male, ½ female Amorphous 64 165 75 93 83 75 555
Duskull Ghost Levitate
Frisk
½ male, ½ female Amorphous 20 40 90 30 90 25 295
Dusclops Ghost Pressure
Frisk
½ male, ½ female Amorphous 40 70 130 60 130 25 455
Dusknoir Ghost Pressure
Frisk
½ male, ½ female Amorphous 45 100 135 65 135 45 525
5 5 9 9 9 9 9 Normal Deoxys Psychic Pressure genderless Undiscovered 50 150 50 150 50 150 600
5 9 9 9 9 9 Deoxys Attack Deoxys Psychic Pressure genderless Undiscovered 50 180 20 180 20 150 600
5 9 9 9 9 9 Deoxys Defense Deoxys Psychic Pressure genderless Undiscovered 50 70 160 70 160 90 600
5 9 9 9 9 9 Deoxys Speed Deoxys Psychic Pressure genderless Undiscovered 50 95 90 95 90 180 600
Darkrai Dark Bad Dreams genderless Undiscovered 70 90 90 135 90 125 600
13 13 13 Yamask Ghost Mummy ½ male, ½ female Mineral
Amorphous
38 30 85 55 65 30 303
13 13 13 Cofagrigus Ghost Mummy ½ male, ½ female Mineral
Amorphous
58 50 145 95 105 30 483
9 9 9 Frillish Water Ghost Water Absorb
Cursed Body
Damp
½ male, ½ female Amorphous 55 40 50 65 85 40 335
Jellicent Water Ghost Water Absorb
Cursed Body
Damp
½ male, ½ female Amorphous 100 60 70 85 105 60 480
13 13 13 Litwick Ghost Fire Flash Fire
Flame Body
Infiltrator
½ male, ½ female Amorphous 50 30 55 65 55 20 275
13 13 13 Lampent Ghost Fire Flash Fire
Flame Body
Infiltrator
½ male, ½ female Amorphous 60 40 60 95 60 55 370
35 35 35 Golett Ground Ghost Iron Fist
Klutz
No Guard
genderless Mineral 59 74 50 35 50 35 303
35 35 35 Golurk Ground Ghost Iron Fist
Klutz
No Guard
genderless Mineral 89 124 80 55 80 55 483
Generation 1 Generation 2 Ruby, Sapphire Emerald Colosseum
XD
FireRed, LeafGreen Diamond, Pearl Platinum
HeartGold, SoulSilver
Black, White Black 2, White 2 Generation 6 Pokémon Type Ability Gender Egg Group HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Total
Egg: Appears on a newly-hatched Pokémon, if the father had the same move.
• • • • • Hoothoot Normal Flying Insomnia
Keen Eye
Tinted Lens
½ male, ½ female Flying 60 30 30 36 56 50 262
• • • • • Chatot Normal Flying Keen Eye
Tangled Feet
Big Pecks
½ male, ½ female Flying 76 65 45 92 42 91 411
• • • Solosis Psychic Overcoat
Magic Guard
Regenerator
½ male, ½ female Amorphous 45 30 40 105 50 20 290
Generation 1 Generation 2 Ruby, Sapphire Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Diamond, Pearl Platinum
HeartGold, SoulSilver
Black, White Black 2, White 2 Generation 6 Pokémon Type Ability Gender Egg Group HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Total
Tutor: Can be taught at any time by an NPC.
XD Mew Psychic Synchronize genderless Undiscovered 100 100 100 100 100 100 600

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