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

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

Similar moves

These moves all have the same effect as Shadow Hold.

Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Block Normal status 5

Prevents the target from leaving battle.

Mean Look Normal status 5

Prevents the target from leaving battle.

Spider Web Bug status 10

Prevents the target from leaving battle.

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