Shadow Tag (Ability)

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In battle

Shadow Tag prevents all foes from fleeing (including Teleport) or switching out while the Pokemon with this Ability is on the field.

Using Baton Pass, U-turn, Volt Switch, or Parting Shot will still cause the Pokemon to switch out. Holding a Shed Shell allows the Pokemon to switch out, but not flee or Teleport. Having the Ability Run Away or holding a Smoke Ball allows the Pokemon to flee or Teleport, but not switch.

If a wild Pokemon has Shadow Tag and the player’s Pokemon faints, if the player attempts to flee instead of sending out another Pokemon, they are unaffected by Shadow Tag.

Shadow Tag does not affect allies.

Generation IV

Shadow Tag now makes the Pokemon immune to the effects of other Pokemon’s Shadow Tag.

Generation VI

Ghost Pokemon are now immune to Shadow Tag.

Outside of battle

Shadow Tag has no effect outside of battle.

Pokemon with Shadow Tag

Ability 1
Ability 2
Gengar Gengar
Mega Gengar
Ghost Poison Shadow Tag None None
Wobbuffet Psychic Shadow Tag None Telepathy
Wynaut Psychic Shadow Tag None Telepathy
Gothita Psychic Frisk Competitive Shadow Tag
Gothorita Psychic Frisk Competitive Shadow Tag
Gothitelle Psychic Frisk Competitive Shadow Tag