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Night Slash

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Dark 70 100% 15 0 Physical Single non-user

Description

Deals damage and has a critical hit rate one stage higher than normal. Assuming there are no other critical hit modifiers in play, this move has a 1/8 chance to get a critical hit instead of a 1/16 chance.

Competitive Use

Night Slash is a good move with perfect accuracy, decent Base Power, and good distribution. It's just unfortunately outclassed by Crunch, which has a higher Base Power and comes with the added chance to lower the foe's Defense, which is great for a physical move. Nevertheless, Night Slash is still a great STAB option for those Pokemon incapable of learning Crunch or non-Dark-types that need a reliable Dark-type move for coverage. When paired with a Fighting-type move such as Close Combat or Superpower the user will have near perfect neutral coverage, the combo being only resisted by Heracross and Toxicroak. The most common users of Night Slash are Absol, Bisharp, and Weavile, which use Night Slash as their main STAB move.

Related Moves

Crunch is a slightly more powerful option with chance to lower the foe's Defense.

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Absol Dark RU Pressure / Super Luck / Justified 65 130 60 75 60 75 465
Ariados Bug / Poison NU Swarm / Insomnia / Sniper 70 90 70 60 60 40 390
Axew Dragon LC Rivalry / Mold Breaker / Unnerve 46 87 60 30 40 57 320
Beartic Ice NU Snow Cloak / Swift Swim 95 110 80 70 80 50 485
Bisharp Dark / Steel UU Defiant / Inner Focus / Pressure 65 125 100 60 70 70 490
Blaziken Fire / Fighting Uber Blaze / Speed Boost 80 120 70 110 70 80 530
Combusken Fire / Fighting NU Blaze / Speed Boost 60 85 60 85 60 55 405
Corphish Water LC Hyper Cutter / Shell Armor / Adaptability 43 80 65 50 35 35 308
Crawdaunt Water / Dark RU Hyper Cutter / Shell Armor / Adaptability 63 120 85 90 55 55 468
Crustle Bug / Rock RU Sturdy / Shell Armor / Weak Armor 70 95 125 65 75 45 475
Cryogonal Ice RU Levitate 70 50 30 95 135 105 485
Cubchoo Ice LC Snow Cloak / Rattled 55 70 40 60 40 40 305
Drapion Poison / Dark RU Battle Armor / Sniper / Keen Eye 70 90 110 60 75 95 500
Druddigon Dragon RU Rough Skin / Sheer Force / Mold Breaker 77 120 90 60 90 48 485
Dugtrio Ground OU Sand Veil / Arena Trap / Sand Force 35 80 50 50 70 120 405
Dwebble Bug / Rock LC Sturdy / Shell Armor / Weak Armor 50 65 85 35 35 55 325
Farfetch'd Normal / Flying NU Keen Eye / Inner Focus / Defiant 52 65 55 58 62 60 352
Fraxure Dragon NU Rivalry / Mold Breaker / Unnerve 66 117 70 40 50 67 410
Gallade Psychic / Fighting RU Steadfast / Justified 68 125 65 65 115 80 518
Gligar Ground / Flying UU Hyper Cutter / Sand Veil / Immunity 65 75 105 35 65 85 430
Gliscor Ground / Flying OU Hyper Cutter / Sand Veil / Poison Heal 75 95 125 45 75 95 510
Haxorus Dragon OU Rivalry / Mold Breaker / Unnerve 76 147 90 60 70 97 540
Heatmor Fire NU Gluttony / Flash Fire / White Smoke 85 97 66 105 66 65 484
Heracross Bug / Fighting UU Swarm / Guts / Moxie 80 125 75 40 95 85 500
Honchkrow Dark / Flying UU Insomnia / Super Luck / Moxie 100 125 52 105 52 71 505
Kabutops Rock / Water RU Swift Swim / Battle Armor / Weak Armor 60 115 105 65 70 80 495
Kricketune Bug NU Swarm / Technician 77 85 51 55 51 65 384
Liepard Dark NU Limber / Unburden / Prankster 64 88 50 88 50 106 446
Luxray Electric NU Rivalry / Intimidate / Guts 80 120 79 95 79 70 523
Meowth Normal LC Pickup / Technician / Unnerve 40 45 35 40 40 90 290
Nincada Bug / Ground LC Compoundeyes / Run Away 31 45 90 30 30 40 266
Ninjask Bug / Flying NU Speed Boost / Infiltrator 61 90 45 50 50 160 456
Oshawott Water LC Torrent / Shell Armor 55 55 45 63 45 45 308
Pawniard Dark / Steel LC Defiant / Inner Focus / Pressure 45 85 70 40 40 60 340
Persian Normal NU Limber / Technician / Unnerve 65 70 60 65 65 115 440
Purrloin Dark LC Limber / Unburden / Prankster 41 50 37 50 37 66 281
Samurott Water NU Torrent / Shell Armor 95 100 85 108 70 70 528
Sandshrew Ground LC Sand Veil / Sand Rush 50 75 85 20 30 40 300
Sandslash Ground RU Sand Veil / Sand Rush 75 100 110 45 55 65 450
Sceptile Grass RU Overgrow / Unburden 70 85 65 105 85 120 530
Scizor Bug / Steel OU Swarm / Technician / Light Metal 70 130 100 55 80 65 500
Scyther Bug / Flying RU Swarm / Technician / Steadfast 70 110 80 55 80 105 500
Seviper Poison NU Shed Skin / Infiltrator 73 100 60 100 60 65 458
Sharpedo Water / Dark UU Rough Skin / Speed Boost 70 120 40 95 40 95 460
Shedinja Bug / Ghost NU Wonder Guard / Wonder Guard 1 90 45 30 30 40 236
Shinx Electric LC Rivalry / Intimidate / Guts 45 65 34 40 34 45 263
Skarmory Steel / Flying OU Keen Eye / Sturdy / Weak Armor 65 80 140 40 70 70 465
Skorupi Poison / Bug LC Battle Armor / Sniper / Keen Eye 40 50 90 30 55 65 330
Skuntank Poison / Dark NU Stench / Aftermath / Keen Eye 103 93 67 71 61 84 479
Slaking Normal NU Truant 150 160 100 95 65 100 670
Slakoth Normal LC Truant 60 60 60 35 35 30 280
Spinarak Bug / Poison LC Swarm / Insomnia / Sniper 40 60 40 40 40 30 250
Stunky Poison / Dark LC Stench / Aftermath / Keen Eye 63 63 47 41 41 74 329
Teddiursa Normal LC Pickup / Quick Feet / Honey Gather 60 80 50 50 50 40 330
Torchic Fire LC Blaze / Speed Boost 45 60 40 70 50 45 310
Ursaring Normal NU Guts / Quick Feet / Unnerve 90 130 75 75 75 55 500
Vigoroth Normal NU Vital Spirit 80 80 80 55 55 90 440
Weavile Dark / Ice UU Pressure / Pickpocket 70 120 65 45 85 125 510
Yanmega Bug / Flying UU Speed Boost / Tinted Lens / Frisk 86 76 86 116 56 95 515
Zangoose Normal NU Immunity / Toxic Boost 73 115 60 60 60 90 458
Zoroark Dark UU Illusion 60 105 60 120 60 105 510