Essentials

Shadow Hold

Shadow status

Generation 3

Summary

Prevents the target from leaving battle.

Damage Dealt

Stats

Power
— (no damage)
Accuracy
— (cannot miss)
PP
n/a
Target
Opponent's field
Effect chance
n/a
Priority
0 (normal)

Machines

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

Effect

The target cannot switch out normally. Ignores accuracy and evasion modifiers. This effect ends when the user leaves the field.

The target may still escape by using Baton Pass, U-turn, or a Shed Shell.

Both the user and the target pass on this effect with Baton Pass.

Flavor

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Foreign Names

German
Cryptofessel
French
Blocage Noir
Spanish
Traba Oscura
Italian
Retedombra
Japanese
ダークホールド (daakuhoorudo)

Similar moves

These moves all have the same effect as Shadow Hold.

Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Spider Web Bug status 10

Prevents the target from leaving battle.

Mean Look Normal status 5

Prevents the target from leaving battle.

Block Normal status 5

Prevents the target from leaving battle.

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