Essentials

Night Slash

Dark physical

Generation 4

Summary

Has an increased chance for a critical hit.

Damage Dealt

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

Stats

Power
70; percentile 48.9
Accuracy
100%
PP
15, up to 24 with PP Up PP Up
Target
Selected Pokémon
Effect chance
n/a
Priority
0 (normal)

Flags

Machines

Generation 4
Not a TM
Generation 5
Not a TM
Generation 6
Not a TM

Effect

Inflicts regular damage. User's critical hit rate is one level higher when using this move.

Meta

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

Flavor

Flavor Text

Generation 4
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, SoulSilver

The user slashes the foe the instant an opportunity arises. It has a high critical-hit ratio.

Generation 5
Black, White, Black 2, White 2

The user slashes the target the instant an opportunity arises. Critical hits land more easily.

Generation 6
X, Y

The user slashes the target the instant an opportunity arises. Critical hits land more easily.

Foreign Names

German
Nachthieb
Spanish
Tajo Umbrío
Italian
Nottesferza
Czech
Rozpárání
French
Tranche-Nuit
Japanese
つじぎり (tsujigiri)

Contests

Generation 4 Super Contest

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

Similar moves

These moves all have the same effect as Night Slash.

Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Karate Chop Fighting physical 25 50 100%

Has an increased chance for a critical hit.

Razor Leaf Grass physical 25 55 95%

Has an increased chance for a critical hit.

Crabhammer Water physical 10 100 90%

Has an increased chance for a critical hit.

Slash Normal physical 20 70 100%

Has an increased chance for a critical hit.

Aeroblast Flying special 5 100 95%

Has an increased chance for a critical hit.

Cross Chop Fighting physical 5 100 80%

Has an increased chance for a critical hit.

Air Cutter Flying special 25 60 95%

Has an increased chance for a critical hit.

Leaf Blade Grass physical 15 90 100%

Has an increased chance for a critical hit.

Shadow Claw Ghost physical 15 70 100%

Has an increased chance for a critical hit.

Psycho Cut Psychic physical 20 70 100%

Has an increased chance for a critical hit.

Stone Edge Rock physical 5 100 80%

Has an increased chance for a critical hit.

Attack Order Bug physical 15 90 100%

Has an increased chance for a critical hit.

Spacial Rend Dragon special 5 100 95%

Has an increased chance for a critical hit.

Drill Run Ground physical 10 80 95%

Has an increased chance for a critical hit.

Shadow Blast Shadow special 80 100%

Has an increased chance for a critical hit.

Pokémon

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

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

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.
Dugtrio Ground Sand Veil
Arena Trap
Sand Force
½ male, ½ female Field 35 80 50 50 70 120 405
49 49 49 49 49 49 Meowth Normal Pickup
Technician
Unnerve
½ male, ½ female Field 40 45 35 40 40 90 290
61 61 61 61 61 61 Persian Normal Limber
Technician
Unnerve
½ male, ½ female Field 65 70 60 65 65 115 440
33 33 33 33 33 33 Farfetch'd Normal Flying Keen Eye
Inner Focus
Defiant
½ male, ½ female Flying
Field
52 65 55 58 62 60 352
45 45 45 45 45 45 Scyther Bug Flying Swarm
Technician
Steadfast
½ male, ½ female Bug 70 110 80 55 80 105 500
45 45 45 45 45 45 Scizor Bug Steel Swarm
Technician
Light Metal
½ male, ½ female Bug 70 130 100 55 80 65 500
45 Scizor Mega Scizor Bug Steel Technician ½ male, ½ female Bug 70 150 140 65 100 75 600
72 72 72 72 72 Kabutops Rock Water Swift Swim
Battle Armor
Weak Armor
⅞ male, ⅛ female Water 1
Water 3
60 115 105 65 70 80 495
Yanmega Bug Flying Speed Boost
Tinted Lens
Frisk
½ male, ½ female Bug 86 76 86 116 56 95 515
45 45 45 55 55 Honchkrow Dark Flying Insomnia
Super Luck
Moxie
½ male, ½ female Flying 100 125 52 105 52 71 505
31 31 31 34 27 27 Gliscor Ground Flying Hyper Cutter
Sand Veil
Poison Heal
½ male, ½ female Bug 75 95 125 45 75 95 510
Heracross Bug Fighting Swarm
Guts
Moxie
½ male, ½ female Bug 80 125 75 40 95 85 500
Heracross Mega Heracross Bug Fighting Skill Link ½ male, ½ female Bug 80 185 115 40 105 75 600
35 35 35 38 35 35 Weavile Dark Ice Pressure
Pickpocket
½ male, ½ female Field 70 120 65 45 85 125 510
50 45 45 50 50 50 Skarmory Steel Flying Keen Eye
Sturdy
Weak Armor
½ male, ½ female Flying 65 80 140 40 70 70 465
Sceptile Grass Overgrow
Unburden
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Dragon
70 85 65 105 85 120 530
Gallade Psychic Fighting Steadfast
Justified
always male Amorphous 68 125 65 65 115 80 518
56 56 56 56 56 Sharpedo Water Dark Rough Skin
Speed Boost
½ male, ½ female Water 2 70 120 40 95 40 95 460
46 46 46 46 31 31 Seviper Poison Shed Skin
Infiltrator
½ male, ½ female Field
Dragon
73 100 60 100 60 65 458
35 35 35 35 35 35 Corphish Water Hyper Cutter
Shell Armor
Adaptability
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Water 3
43 80 65 50 35 35 308
39 39 39 39 39 39 Crawdaunt Water Dark Hyper Cutter
Shell Armor
Adaptability
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Water 3
63 120 85 90 55 55 468
52 52 52 52 41 41 Absol Dark Pressure
Super Luck
Justified
½ male, ½ female Field 65 130 60 75 60 75 465
41 Absol Mega Absol Dark Magic Bounce ½ male, ½ female Field 65 150 60 115 60 115 565
42 42 42 42 42 Kricketune Bug Swarm
Technician
½ male, ½ female Bug 77 85 51 55 51 65 384
31 32 32 37 37 37 Stunky Poison Dark Stench
Aftermath
Keen Eye
½ male, ½ female Field 63 63 47 41 41 74 329
31 32 32 41 41 41 Skuntank Poison Dark Stench
Aftermath
Keen Eye
½ male, ½ female Field 103 93 67 71 61 84 479
38 38 Skorupi Poison Bug Battle Armor
Sniper
Keen Eye
½ male, ½ female Bug
Water 3
40 50 90 30 55 65 330
38 38 Drapion Poison Dark Battle Armor
Sniper
Keen Eye
½ male, ½ female Bug
Water 3
70 90 110 60 75 95 500
37 37 37 Purrloin Dark Limber
Unburden
Prankster
½ male, ½ female Field 41 50 37 50 37 66 281
43 43 43 Liepard Dark Limber
Unburden
Prankster
½ male, ½ female Field 64 88 50 88 50 106 446
30 30 30 Zoroark Dark Illusion ⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 60 105 60 120 60 105 510
57 57 Cryogonal Ice Levitate genderless Mineral 70 50 30 95 135 105 485
40 40 40 Druddigon Dragon Rough Skin
Sheer Force
Mold Breaker
½ male, ½ female Monster
Dragon
77 120 90 60 90 48 485
49 49 49 Pawniard Dark Steel Defiant
Inner Focus
Pressure
½ male, ½ female Human-Like 45 85 70 40 40 60 340
49 49 49 Bisharp Dark Steel Defiant
Inner Focus
Pressure
½ male, ½ female Human-Like 65 125 100 60 70 70 490
Greninja Water Dark Torrent
Protean
⅞ male, ⅛ female Water 1 72 95 67 103 71 122 530
35 Honedge Steel Ghost No Guard ½ male, ½ female Mineral 45 80 100 35 37 28 325
36 Doublade Steel Ghost No Guard ½ male, ½ female Mineral 59 110 150 45 49 35 448
Shield Aegislash Steel Ghost Stance Change ½ male, ½ female Mineral 60 50 150 50 150 60 520
Aegislash Blade Aegislash Steel Ghost Stance Change ½ male, ½ female Mineral 60 150 50 150 50 60 520
46 Inkay Dark Psychic Suction Cups
Contrary
Infiltrator
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Water 2
53 54 53 37 46 45 288
46 Malamar Dark Psychic Suction Cups
Contrary
Infiltrator
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Water 2
86 92 88 68 75 73 482
41 Binacle Rock Water Sniper
Tough Claws
Pickpocket
½ male, ½ female Water 3 42 52 67 39 56 50 306
44 Barbaracle Rock Water Sniper
Tough Claws
Pickpocket
½ male, ½ female Water 3 72 105 115 54 86 68 500
51 Xerneas Fairy Fairy Aura genderless Undiscovered 126 131 95 131 98 99 680
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.
• • • • • • Sandshrew Ground Sand Veil
Sand Rush
½ male, ½ female Field 50 75 85 20 30 40 300
• Mankey Fighting Vital Spirit
Anger Point
Defiant
½ male, ½ female Field 40 80 35 35 45 70 305
• • • • • • Farfetch'd Normal Flying Keen Eye
Inner Focus
Defiant
½ male, ½ female Flying
Field
52 65 55 58 62 60 352
• • • • • • Scyther Bug Flying Swarm
Technician
Steadfast
½ male, ½ female Bug 70 110 80 55 80 105 500
• • • Spinarak Bug Poison Swarm
Insomnia
Sniper
½ male, ½ female Bug 40 60 40 40 40 30 250
• • • • • • Gligar Ground Flying Hyper Cutter
Sand Veil
Immunity
½ male, ½ female Bug 65 75 105 35 65 85 430
• • • • • • Teddiursa Normal Pickup
Quick Feet
Honey Gather
½ male, ½ female Field 60 80 50 50 50 40 330
• • • • • • Torchic Fire Blaze
Speed Boost
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 45 60 40 70 50 45 310
• • • • • • Slakoth Normal Truant ½ male, ½ female Field 60 60 60 35 35 30 280
• • • • • • Nincada Bug Ground Compound Eyes
Run Away
½ male, ½ female Bug 31 45 90 30 30 40 266
• • • • • • Zangoose Normal Immunity
Toxic Boost
½ male, ½ female Field 73 115 60 60 60 90 458
• • • • • • Seviper Poison Shed Skin
Infiltrator
½ male, ½ female Field
Dragon
73 100 60 100 60 65 458
• • • • Shinx Electric Rivalry
Intimidate
Guts
½ male, ½ female Field 45 65 34 40 34 45 263
• • • • • • Skorupi Poison Bug Battle Armor
Sniper
Keen Eye
½ male, ½ female Bug
Water 3
40 50 90 30 55 65 330
• • • Oshawott Water Torrent
Shell Armor
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 55 55 45 63 45 45 308
• Pidove Normal Flying Big Pecks
Super Luck
Rivalry
½ male, ½ female Flying 50 55 50 36 30 43 264
• • • Dwebble Bug Rock Sturdy
Shell Armor
Weak Armor
½ male, ½ female Bug
Mineral
50 65 85 35 35 55 325
• • • Axew Dragon Rivalry
Mold Breaker
Unnerve
½ male, ½ female Monster
Dragon
46 87 60 30 40 57 320
• • • Cubchoo Ice Snow Cloak
Rattled
½ male, ½ female Field 55 70 40 60 40 40 305
• • • Heatmor Fire Gluttony
Flash Fire
White Smoke
½ male, ½ female Field 85 97 66 105 66 65 484

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