How To Get Night Shade (TM042) in Scarlet and Violet

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In Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, players can obtain Technical Machines (TM), a type of data disc that help Pokemon learn new moves. TMs are a quick and easy way to learn a new move without too much grinding or waiting. Night Shade is one of these useful Technical Machines. Find out how to get Night Shade (TM 042) in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

Obtaining Night Shade TM 042 in Scarlet and Violet

TM042 teaches a Pokemon the move Night Shade. Night Shade is an Ghost type move with altering power level and perfect accuracy. The power level is equal to the user’s level at the time. Here are the stats for Night Shade:

PowerDependant on user level
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Night Shade TM 42 location in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet (via Pokemon)

Night Shade can be found in two areas: near some ruins in South Province Area Two, and west of Los Platos in some tall grass on the cliffs in South Province Area Four. Night Shade can then be crafted using the following: 400 LP, Gastly Gas x3, and Murkrow Bauble x3.

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The Night Shade TM 42 can also be found here (via Pokemon)

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The move is super effective (x2) on Psychic, and Ghost type Pokemon. It has an average effect (x0.5) on Dark type Pokemon. It has zero effect on Normal types. Banette and Spiritomb can learn this move by default. Other eligible Pokemon have to level up or learn via TM.

Check out this list of all the Pokemon who can learn Night Shade via TM or level up.

  • Gholdengo (Level or TM)
  • Armarouge (Level or TM)
  • Ceruledge (Level or TM)
  • Charcadet (Level or TM)
  • Gastly (Level or TM)
  • Haunter (Level or TM)
  • Gengar (Level or TM)
  • Murkrow (Level or TM)
  • Sableye (Level or TM)
  • Shuppet (Level or TM)
  • Farigiraf (TM)
  • Greavard (TM)
  • Gimmighoul (Chest) (TM)
  • Skeledirge (TM)
  • Houndstone (TM)
  • Espathra (TM)
  • Bramblin (TM)
  • Brambleghast (TM)
  • Gholdengo (TM)
  • Fluttermane (TM)
  • Annihilape (TM)
  • Venonat (TM)
  • Venomoth (TM)
  • Drowzee (TM)
  • Hypno (TM)
  • Misdreavus (TM)
  • Gardevoir (TM)
  • Meditite (TM)
  • Medicham (TM)
  • Spoink (TM)
  • Grumpig (TM)
  • Banette (TM)
  • Drifloon (TM)
  • Drifblim (TM)
  • Mismagius (TM)
  • Honchkrow (TM)
  • Bronzong (TM)
  • Spiritomb (TM)
  • Gallade (TM)
  • Frosslass (TM)
  • Rotom (TM)
  • Zorua (TM)
  • Zoroark (TM)
  • Sandygast (TM)
  • Palossand (TM)
  • Mimikyu (TM)
  • Sinistea (TM)
  • Polteageist (TM)
  • Drakloak (TM)
  • Dragapult (TM)

That’s it for this particular Technical Machine and how to obtain it. We hope that has helped you teach your Pokemon the move you require. Let us know if you have any more hints or tips in the comments below. Next up, why not check out how to get Dragon Claw in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet? Good luck!

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