Magearna < Marshadow > Poipole
Gloomdweller Pokémon
Fighting.gif Ghost.gif
48.9 lbs
Gender Ratio
Male: 0%
Female: 0%
Evolves From
Evolves Into
Egg Group
Catch Rate
EV Yield

Marshadow (マーシャドー) is the 302nd Pokémon in the Alola Pokédex. It is a Fighting/Ghost type, and is known as the Gloomdweller Pokémon.

Marshadow possesses the Technician Ability, which increases the power of moves with a base power of 60 or less by 50%.

Marshadow does not evolve and does not have a pre-evolved form.

Marshadow is in the Undiscovered Egg Group. It takes Marshadow 1,250,000 Experience Points to reach Level 100.




Gender Differences

Game Information

Original Games

Marshadow can only be obtained in Pokémon Sun and Moon through a special event.

Spin-Off Games

Marshadow is yet to appear in a spin-off game.

Trading Card Game

Marshadow is yet to appear in the Trading Card Game.

Anime/Manga Information


Marshadow is yet to appear in the anime.


Marshadow is yet to appear in the movies.


Marshadow is yet to appear in the manga.

Pokémon Information

Competitive Battling

Marshadow is in the Uber tier of competitive battling, where it stands out as one of the tier's best offensive Pokémon. It has an excellent offensive presence courtesy of its base 125 Attack and high base 125 Speed to back it up. This is further complemented by its Ghost/Fighting STAB combination, which is unresisted in the metagame, making it extremely difficult to wall. This makes it a terrific anti-offense Pokémon as it can truck through opposing teams with its wide coverage options alongside its Technician-boosted Shadow Sneak which gives it strong priority and makes it difficult to revenge kill. With its signature move Spectral Thief capable of stealing boosts from opposing Pokémon, Marshadow can serve as a nice check to boosting physical threats, especially Swords Dance Arceus formes whose priority Extreme Speed cannot hit Marshadow. With Spectral Thief and Marshadium Z, Marshadow can utilize Soul-Stealing 7-Star Strike, which acts as an extremely powerful nuke that destroys defensive cores. The best Marshadow set utilizes a Life Orb so that it can put its great coverage to full use without being too restricted by an item like Choice Band. It will commonly run Close Combat for an extremely powerful Fighting STAB attack, Spectral Thief as a Ghost STAB that has the convenience of stealing opposing boosts, Shadow Sneak for priority to take out faster Pokémon that would otherwise beat it like Mega Gengar and Deoxys-A, and the option of either Hidden Power Ice or Rock Tomb, which both take advantage of Technician. Hidden Power Ice OHKOes Mega Salamence and 2HKOes Zygarde-C, which cannot be done with Ice Punch when considering Intimidate pre-Mega evolution for Mega Salamence and also considering most Zygarde-Cs will invest fully in physical defense. Meanwhile, Rock Tomb takes care of Ho-oh without having to rely on Stealth Rock damage to weaken it while still hitting Mega Salamence for decent damage. While its Life Orb set is terrific against offensive teams, the Bulk Up set allows for Marshadow to assume a wallbreaking role, as it can utilize its signature Z-Move to overpower checks like Toxapex, defensive Ho-oh, Mega Sableye, Xerneas, and support Arceus formes. The Bulk Up set also uses Close Combat for perfect coverage, as well as either Shadow Sneak or Substitute to prevent itself from being too easily revenge killed.

However, all is not good for Marshadow. Marshadow's bulk leaves a lot to be desired, forcing it to rely on its immunities and free switches to be able to see the field. Marshadow's raw attacking power can also be a problem as it cannot overpower through everything in the metagame depending on its set. Marshadow has to choose between a great matchup against offense with a Life Orb set or a wallbreaking powerhouse with its Marshadium Z set, unable to be able to serve both roles at the same time. That said, Marshadow's incredible offensive prowess and revenge killing capabilities serve plenty of reason for it to find a home on many offensive teams.

Area Locations

Game Rarity Location
Sun/Moon None Event

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
VII Sun Able to conceal itself in shadows, it never appears before humans, so its very existence was the stuff of myth.
Moon It lurks in the shadows of others, copying their movements and powers. This Pokémon is craven and cowering.
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Let's Go, Pikachu!
Let's Go, Eevee!


Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
. 290 384 .
229 255 349 383
148 165 259 284
Sp. Atk
166 185 279 306
Sp. Def
166 185 279 306
229 255 349 383


Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Laser Focus Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Start Assurance Dark.gif 60 100 Physical.png
Start Fire Punch Fire.gif 75 100 Physical.png
Start Thunder Punch Electric.gif 75 100 Physical.png
Start Ice Punch Ice.gif 75 100 Physical.png
Start Drain Punch Fighting.gif 75 100 Physical.png
Start Counter Fighting.gif ?? 100 Physical.png
Start Pursuit Dark.gif 40 100 Physical.png
Start Shadow Sneak Ghost.gif 40 100 Physical.png
5 Force Palm Fighting.gif 60 100 Physical.png
11 Feint Normal.gif 30 100 Physical.png
15 Rolling Kick Fighting.gif 60 85 Physical.png
20 Copycat Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
26 Shadow Punch Ghost.gif 60 -- Physical.png
30 Role Play Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
35 Jump Kick Fighting.gif 100 95 Physical.png
41 Psych Up Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
45 Spectral Thief Ghost.gif 90 100 Physical.png
50 Close Combat Fighting.gif 120 100 Physical.png
56 Sucker Punch Dark.gif 70 100 Physical.png
60 Endeavor Normal.gif ?? 100 Physical.png


TM/HM - Gen 7
TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM01 Work Up Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM04 Calm Mind Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM08 Bulk Up Fighting.gif -- -- Other.png
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM23 Smack Down Rock.gif 50 100 Physical.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost.gif 80 100 Special.png
TM31 Brick Break Fighting.gif 75 100 Physical.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM39 Rock Tomb Rock.gif 60 95 Physical.png
TM42 Facade Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM44 Rest Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM46 Thief Dark.gif 40 100 Physical.png
TM47 Low Sweep Fighting.gif 65 100 Physical.png
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM49 Echoed Voice Normal.gif 40 100 Special.png
TM52 Focus Blast Fighting.gif 120 70 Special.png
TM54 False Swipe Normal.gif 40 100 Physical.png
TM56 Fling Dark.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM61 Will-O-Wisp Fire.gif -- 85 Other.png
TM62 Acrobatics Flying.gif 55 100 Physical.png
TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM66 Payback Dark.gif 50 100 Physical.png
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.gif 150 90 Physical.png
TM71 Stone Edge Rock.gif 100 80 Physical.png
TM77 Psych Up Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM80 Rock Slide Rock.gif 75 90 Physical.png
TM84 Poison Jab Poison.gif 80 100 Physical.png
TM86 Grass Knot Grass.gif  ?? 100 Special.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 85 Other.png
TM88 Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM100 Confide Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

Via Breeding

Marshadow does not learn any Egg moves.


Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Breakneck Blitz Normal.gif 200*/120* -- Physical.png Special.png
All-Out Pummeling Fighting.gif 190*/190* -- Physical.png Special.png
Supersonic Skystrike Flying.gif 100 -- Physical.png
Acid Downpour Poison.gif 160 -- Physical.png
Continental Crush Rock.gif 180 -- Physical.png
Never-Ending Nightmare Ghost.gif 175*/160* -- Physical.png Special.png
Inferno Overdrive Fire.gif 140 -- Physical.png
Bloom Doom Grass.gif 160 -- Special.png
Gigavolt Havoc Electric.gif 140 -- Physical.png
Subzero Slammer Ice.gif 140 -- Physical.png
Black Hole Eclipse Dark.gif 140 -- Physical.png
Soul-Stealing 7-Star Strike Ghost.gif 195 -- Physical.png

Evolution Line


Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages

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Last edited by Squiggle on 4 December 2017 at 05:40
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