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Pokemon Who Can Learn Shadow Ball (TR33)

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This is an article for the move Shadow Ball (TR33) and the Pokemon who can learn it and its location in Pokemon Sword and Shield, Isle of Armor, and the Crown Tundra DLC. Read on to see the Power, Accuracy, PP, and Effect, and see how to use it competitively.

Shadow Ball - Effect

Type Pokemon Ghost Image
Category Pokemon Special Image
Power 80
Accuracy 100
PP 15
Effect The user hurls a shadowy blob at the target. This may also lower the target's Sp. Def stat.
Max Move Max Phantasm
Power: 130
TM / TR TR33

This attack has a 20% chance of lowering the opponent's Special Defense by one stage.

Pokemon That Learn Shadow Ball

By Default

ChandelureChandelure Calyrex (Shadow Rider)Calyrex (Shadow Rider)

By Level Up

GastlyGastly HaunterHaunter GengarGengar
ShedinjaShedinja SableyeSableye DuskullDuskull
DusclopsDusclops DrifloonDrifloon DrifblimDrifblim
SpiritombSpiritomb DusknoirDusknoir FroslassFroslass
YamaskYamask Galarian YamaskGalarian Yamask CofagrigusCofagrigus
FrillishFrillish JellicentJellicent LitwickLitwick
LampentLampent GolettGolett GolurkGolurk
MeowsticMeowstic PumpkabooPumpkaboo GourgeistGourgeist
SandygastSandygast PalossandPalossand DhelmiseDhelmise
LunalaLunala BlacephalonBlacephalon SinisteaSinistea
PolteageistPolteageist RunerigusRunerigus SpectrierSpectrier

By TM / TR

ButterfreeButterfree NidoqueenNidoqueen NidokingNidoking
ClefairyClefairy ClefableClefable NinetalesNinetales
JigglypuffJigglypuff WigglytuffWigglytuff ZubatZubat
GolbatGolbat MeowthMeowth Alolan MeowthAlolan Meowth
Galarian MeowthGalarian Meowth PersianPersian Alolan PersianAlolan Persian
AbraAbra KadabraKadabra AlakazamAlakazam
Galarian SlowpokeGalarian Slowpoke SlowpokeSlowpoke Galarian SlowbroGalarian Slowbro
SlowbroSlowbro GastlyGastly HaunterHaunter
GengarGengar Alolan MarowakAlolan Marowak LickitungLickitung
KoffingKoffing WeezingWeezing Galarian WeezingGalarian Weezing
ChanseyChansey KangaskhanKangaskhan Mr. MimeMr. Mime
Galarian Mr. MimeGalarian Mr. Mime JynxJynx EeveeEevee
VaporeonVaporeon JolteonJolteon FlareonFlareon
PorygonPorygon SnorlaxSnorlax Galarian ArticunoGalarian Articuno
Galarian MoltresGalarian Moltres MewtwoMewtwo MewMew
HoothootHoothoot NoctowlNoctowl CrobatCrobat
CleffaCleffa IgglybuffIgglybuff TogepiTogepi
TogeticTogetic NatuNatu XatuXatu
EspeonEspeon UmbreonUmbreon Galarian SlowkingGalarian Slowking
SlowkingSlowking DunsparceDunsparce QwilfishQwilfish
SneaselSneasel CorsolaCorsola Galarian CorsolaGalarian Corsola
Porygon2Porygon2 SmoochumSmoochum MiltankMiltank
BlisseyBlissey RaikouRaikou EnteiEntei
SuicuneSuicune LugiaLugia Ho-ohHo-oh
CelebiCelebi ZigzagoonZigzagoon Galarian ZigzagoonGalarian Zigzagoon
LinooneLinoone Galarian LinooneGalarian Linoone SeedotSeedot
NuzleafNuzleaf ShiftryShiftry RaltsRalts
KirliaKirlia GardevoirGardevoir NincadaNincada
NinjaskNinjask ShedinjaShedinja WhismurWhismur
LoudredLoudred ExploudExploud SableyeSableye
MawileMawile RoseliaRoselia LunatoneLunatone
SolrockSolrock BaltoyBaltoy ClaydolClaydol
DuskullDuskull DusclopsDusclops AbsolAbsol
SnoruntSnorunt GlalieGlalie MetangMetang
MetagrossMetagross LatiasLatias LatiosLatios
JirachiJirachi BudewBudew RoseradeRoserade
DrifloonDrifloon DrifblimDrifblim BunearyBuneary
LopunnyLopunny StunkyStunky SkuntankSkuntank
BronzorBronzor BronzongBronzong Mime Jr.Mime Jr.
HappinyHappiny SpiritombSpiritomb MunchlaxMunchlax
LucarioLucario SkorupiSkorupi DrapionDrapion
CroagunkCroagunk ToxicroakToxicroak SnoverSnover
AbomasnowAbomasnow WeavileWeavile LickilickyLickilicky
TogekissTogekiss LeafeonLeafeon GlaceonGlaceon
Porygon-ZPorygon-Z GalladeGallade DusknoirDusknoir
FroslassFroslass RotomRotom Heat RotomHeat Rotom
Wash RotomWash Rotom Frost RotomFrost Rotom Fan RotomFan Rotom
Mow RotomMow Rotom UxieUxie MespritMesprit
AzelfAzelf GiratinaGiratina Giratina (Origin Forme)Giratina (Origin Forme)
CresseliaCresselia VictiniVictini LillipupLillipup
HerdierHerdier StoutlandStoutland PurrloinPurrloin
LiepardLiepard MunnaMunna MusharnaMusharna
WoobatWoobat SwoobatSwoobat AudinoAudino
WhimsicottWhimsicott SigilyphSigilyph YamaskYamask
Galarian YamaskGalarian Yamask CofagrigusCofagrigus ZoruaZorua
ZoroarkZoroark GothitaGothita GothoritaGothorita
GothitelleGothitelle SolosisSolosis DuosionDuosion
ReuniclusReuniclus FrillishFrillish JellicentJellicent
ElgyemElgyem BeheeyemBeheeyem LitwickLitwick
LampentLampent ChandelureChandelure GolettGolett
GolurkGolurk VullabyVullaby MandibuzzMandibuzz
ReshiramReshiram ZekromZekrom KyuremKyurem
MeowsticMeowstic AegislashAegislash SkrelpSkrelp
DragalgeDragalge ClawitzerClawitzer SylveonSylveon
PhantumpPhantump TrevenantTrevenant PumpkabooPumpkaboo
GourgeistGourgeist NoibatNoibat NoivernNoivern
YveltalYveltal DecidueyeDecidueye PrimarinaPrimarina
OranguruOranguru PassimianPassimian SandygastSandygast
PalossandPalossand SilvallySilvally MimikyuMimikyu
DrampaDrampa DhelmiseDhelmise Tapu LeleTapu Lele
Tapu FiniTapu Fini LunalaLunala MagearnaMagearna
MarshadowMarshadow BlacephalonBlacephalon CinderaceCinderace
InteleonInteleon DottlerDottler OrbeetleOrbeetle
ThievulThievul SinisteaSinistea PolteageistPolteageist
HattereneHatterene ObstagoonObstagoon PerrserkerPerrserker
CursolaCursola Mr. RimeMr. Rime RunerigusRunerigus
IndeedeeIndeedee DrakloakDrakloak DragapultDragapult
EternatusEternatus SpectrierSpectrier Calyrex (Shadow Rider)Calyrex (Shadow Rider)

By Egg Move

There are no Pokemon who learn this move by this method.

By Move Tutor

There are no Pokemon who learn this move by this method.

Competitive Analysis

Shadow Ball is one of the best Ghost-type moves for special attackers due to its base power, accuracy, and secondary effect of having a 20% chance to lowering the opponent's Special Defense by one stage.

This move is recommended for Ghost-type Pokemon that focus on special attack such as Gengar that receive STAB, and its widespread coverage to a lot of Pokemon make this move viable to use.

Shadow Ball is also a great move to have to give Pokemon access to Max Phantasm in decreasing the Defense of opposing Pokemon by one stage.

Gengar - Moveset & Best Build for Ranked Battle

Shadow Ball Locations

Purchase from the Wild Area Trader

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Shadow Ball (TR33) is available to purchase from the Watt Traders in the Wild Area for 3000 Watts.

The Watt Traders' selection of TM and TRs changes everyday so make sure to check what's in stock!

How to Farm Watts Quickly

A Possible Drop from Max Raids

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It's also possible to get Shadow Ball (TR33) from Ghost-type Max Raid dens as a reward for defeating or catching the resident Dynamax or Gigantamax Pokemon.

How to Max Raid With Friends

Get from the Cram-o-Matic

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It's also possible to get Shadow Ball (TR33) from the Cram-o-Matic, although the chances are still low even when using the right items.

How to Use the Cram-o-Matic

Get from Old Cemetery

A Shadow Ball (TR33) can be found in the Old Cemetery area of the The Crown Tundra DLC.

Old Cemetery Map and Obtainable Pokemon

Related Links

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