A Novashadow has a fairly muscular, humanoid body. Its crooked antennae are quite long and fall back behind the Heartless. Its hands are very large, each one sporting four clawed fingers. Its feet, like those of a normal Shadow, are long and lack digits. Its body is mostly a dark brown color, and is also lined by several faint, red veins of color.
Despite their apparent large size, Novashadows are only fought when Roxas has shrunk himself in Wonderland, suggesting that they are actually very small. Novashadows are virtually identical to Neoshadows, the only differences being that they have a different color scheme and four claws instead of five.