Shadow Tag
In-game description
Prevents the foe from escaping.

Shadow Tag is an ability introduced in Generation III. So far, 2 Pokémon have this ability.


In battle

Shadow Tag prevents all foes that are not Ghost-type from fleeing or switching out while the bearer is on the field.

Using Baton Pass, U-turn, or Volt Switch allows the user to switch out, but not flee. Having the Ability Run Away or holding a Smoke Ball allows the Pokémon to flee or Teleport, but not switch. In this way, it can be considered a Ghost counterpart to Arena Trap.

Outside of battle

Shadow Tag has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Shadow Tag

Normal Ability

Dex no. Pokémon Type
#147 Linkite Linkite
Ghost Ghost
#148 Chainite Chainite
Ghost Dark
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