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Assurance (Japanese: ダメおし Make Sure) is a damage-dealing Dark-type move introduced in Generation IV.
Generations IV and V
Assurance inflicts damage and will deal double damage if the target has already received damage on the turn it is used. This includes self-inflicted and indirect damage, such as damage from a Life Orb, recoil damage from Brave Bird, or confusion damage.
Assurance's power changed from 50 to 60.
|| If the foe has already taken some damage in the same turn, this attack’s power is doubled.
|| Inflicts damage on the target. It will inflict double damage if the target's HP is down to half or lower.
| If the target has already taken some damage in the same turn, this attack's power is doubled.
In other games
All Pokémon in front of the user will be hit by Assurance. When the user hits a blown-back foe, Assurance does more damage.
Assurance is the only move of Umbreon and Pawniard. It deals double damage if another Pokémon attacked the target in the same turn.
|Orange squares indicate hit area.|
Blue squares indicate area Pokémon the Pokémon will need to move to perform the move.
Red squares indicate the knockback on hit Pokémon.
Table assumes the Pokémon is in the square marked by ^.
In the manga
In the Pokémon + Nobunaga's Ambition ~ Ranse's Color Picture Scroll ~ manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure manga
In other generations
In other languages