|TM30 Shadow Ball|
|1||Available for purchase at the Celadon City Prize Corner for 4,500 coins.||Yes|
You can purchase TM30 Shadow Ball for 4,500 coins at the Celadon City Prize Corner. This can be done an unlimited amount of times, and you can get this TM as soon as you reach Celadon City.
But it’s much faster to buy coins rather than trying to win them at the Celadon Game Corner. You can buy 500 coins for 10,000 Pokédollars, so one copy of Shadow Ball would cost you 90,000 Pokédollars in total.
Note: Before you can start collecting any coins you’ll first need to get the Coin Case.
TM30 Shadow Ball Location (Step-by-Step)
Step 1: Starting at the entrance to Celadon City, head a bit west past the Pokémon Center.
Step 2: After passing the Pokémon Center just turn south and head down the path in-between buildings.
Step 3: You’ll find two buildings to the left – one large building (the game corner) and one small building (the prize corner).
Enter the larger building to get some coins, then enter the smaller building to exchange them for your TM.
Step 4: The cashier on the far right sells TMs in the prize corner, so just speak to them when you’re ready to get the TM.
Step 5: TM30 Shadow Ball can be bought for 4,500 coins. You can buy an unlimited number of copies this way.
TM30 Shadow Ball Details + Uses
|Shadow Ball Move Details|
|Category||Physical (Gen 3)|
Shadow Ball is a strong and consistent Ghost-type attack. It features perfect Accuracy, and it deals solid damage at 80 base Power.
Plus it even has a secondary effect:
Shadow Ball has a 20% chance of lowering its target’s Special Defense by one stage with each hit.
The chart below details how the Special Defense stat is affected by stage reduction modifier:
Even though Shadow Ball has solid base Power, it’s worth mentioning that its secondary effect doesn’t really benefit Ghost-type Pokémon in FireRed & LeafGreen.
This is because Ghost-type moves are Physical in Gen 3, so Special Defense doesn’t typically come into play.
Plus the best Ghost-type Pokémon don’t have great Attack stats anyways.
Because of this, it is more viable to teach Shadow Ball to a non-Ghost-type Pokémon with a strong Attack stat. Snorlax, Flareon, and Kangashkan are all great options to learn Shadow Ball via TM.