Disaster Shadows are special Shadows that can be encountered in Palaces and Mementos, and are signified by a purple-blue aura around them. They are parallel to certain regular Shadows, and their parameters such as moveset, stats, and resistances are identical to their normal Shadow counterparts
These Shadows do not attack during their turn, but only retaliate once attacked. The attack does not have to hit for the Disaster Shadow to become enraged, the only requirement is for them to be targeted with an attack regardless of it missing (this includes multi-target skills such as ma- family magic attacks). Disaster Shadows cannot act if the attack also knocks them down, or if they're inflicted with an ailment that prevents them from acting, such as Sleep or Despair.
If its HP is depleted, the Disaster Shadow will instead explode and heavily damage nearby enemies. This explosion is Almighty-type, and the damage is influenced by how powerful the lethal attack was, so it is recommended to use a strong skill to defeat them. This is especially effective in conjunction with Baton Pass, and can be strong enough to end a fight by itself, so prioritize attacking these Shadows when they show up. However, if they are killed by Despair, a reflected attack, or an instakill effect such as Hamaon, it will count as defeating the Shadow normally, with no explosion at all.
After being destroyed, the Shadow will drop a valuable item (instead of normal materials,) such as a rare consumable or powerful Incense for the Velvet Room. There are 3 types of items a Disaster Shadow can drop: 2 of them are the regular common items that can be received in regular negotiation (meaning rare items and skill cards do not apply,) and the 3rd is a rare item unrelated to other means of acquisition. For instance, while a normal Bicorn can give a Devil Fruit, Muscle Drink, (rarely) a Revival Bead and a Charge skill card in negotiation, a Disaster Shadow Bicorn can only drop a Devil Fruit, a Muscle Drink and rarely a Bead.
List of Disaster Shadows
|Aiyatsbus||Jack-o'-Lantern, Cait Sith, Incubus, Eligor|
|Chemdah||Hua Po, Koropokkuru, Onmoraki, Koppa Tengu, Inugami|
|Kaitul||High Pixie, Nekomata, Rakshasa|
|Akzeriyyuth||Naga, Anzu, Isis, Lamia, Andras, Pisaca|
|Adyeshach||Mothman, Decarabia, Lilim, Thunderbird, Kaiwan, Legion|
|Sheriruth||Queen Mab, Kushinada-Hime, Queen Mab, Ganesha, Rangda, Norn|
|Sheriruth (post-Shido's Palace)||Sarasvati, Barong, Parvati, Hanuman|
|Da'at||Lilith, Chernobog, Melchizedek, Dominion, Torn King of Desires|