Fire Pledge (move)

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Fire Pledge
ほのおのちかい Fire Oath
Fire Pledge V.png
Fire Pledge V sea of fire.png
Type  Fire
Category  Special
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  80
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation V
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  0  
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  0  
Excites the audience in any kind of contest.

Fire Pledge (Japanese: ほのおのちかい Fire Oath) is a damage-dealing Fire-type move introduced in Generation V. Only Fire-type starter Pokémon can learn this move.


Generation V

Fire Pledge inflicts damage. It has a regular power of 50.

When two allies attempt to use Fire Pledge and either Water Pledge or Grass Pledge on the same turn, the ally moving first will not itself use a move, but instead the ally moving second will use a combined attack with a power of 150 and an additional effect immediately after it:

  • If Fire Pledge and Water Pledge are used in the same turn, the ally moving second will use Water Pledge with a power of 150, and create a rainbow on the user's side of the field for four turns. The rainbow doubles the probability of secondary effects taking place on that side of the field; this effect does not stack with Serene Grace.
  • If Fire Pledge and Grass Pledge are used in the same turn, the ally moving second will use Fire Pledge with a power of 150, and create a sea of fire on the target's side of the field for four turns. The sea of fire damages all non-Fire-type Pokémon on that side of the field for 1/8 of their maximum HP at the end of each turn; this effect is negated if it is raining.

If a Pokémon uses one Pledge move and a partner has selected another Pledge move, but none of its partners are able to use their selected Pledge move that turn (e.g. paralysis, Sky Drop, etc.), no move will be executed.

Fire Pledge is unaffected by a held Fire Gem (and will not consume it).

Generation VI

Fire Pledge's regular power changed from 50 to 80. In addition, Fire Pledge does not work in Sky Battles.


Games Description
BWB2W2 A column of fire hits opposing Pokémon. When used with its Grass equivalent, its damage increases into a vast sea of fire.
XYORAS A column of fire hits opposing Pokémon. When used with its grass equivalent, its damage increases and a vast sea of fire appears.
SM A column of fire hits the target. When used with its grass equivalent, its power increases and a vast sea of fire appears.


By Move Tutor

Various Move Tutors will teach Fire Pledge to any Fire-type starter Pokémon and their respective evolutions.

# Pokémon Egg Groups Game
004 Charmander Charmander
Monster Dragon
005 Charmeleon Charmeleon
Monster Dragon
006 Charizard Charizard
Monster Dragon
155 Cyndaquil Cyndaquil
Field Field
156 Quilava Quilava
Field Field
157 Typhlosion Typhlosion
Field Field
255 Torchic Torchic
Field Field
256 Combusken Combusken
Field Field
257 Blaziken Blaziken
Field Field
390 Chimchar Chimchar
Field Human-Like
391 Monferno Monferno
Field Human-Like
392 Infernape Infernape
Field Human-Like
498 Tepig Tepig
Field Field
499 Pignite Pignite
Field Field
500 Emboar Emboar
Field Field
513 Pansear Pansear
Field Field
514 Simisear Simisear
Field Field
653 Fennekin Fennekin
Field Field
654 Braixen Braixen
Field Field
655 Delphox Delphox
Field Field
725 Litten Litten
Field Field
726 Torracat Torracat
Field Field
727 Incineroar Incineroar
Field Field
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

In the anime

None.png Ash Pignite Fire Pledge.png Ash Pignite Fire Pledge 2.png None.png
Pignite Ring of fire pillars
A column of fire hits opposing Pokémon.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
499 Pignite Pignite slams its hand on the ground, causing pillars of fire to rush towards its opponent. When the pillars reach the opponent, they form a ring of pillars and then merge into one giant fire pillar, damaging the opponent.
Ash's Pignite Evolution by Fire! Debut

In the manga

In the Be the Best! Pokémon B+W manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 炎的誓約 Yán-de Shìyuē
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Vuurbelofte
France Flag.png French Aire de Feu
Germany Flag.png German Feuersäulen
Italy Flag.png Italian Fiammapatto
South Korea Flag.png Korean 불꽃의맹세 Boolkhocheui Maengsae
Poland Flag.png Polish Kolumny Ognia
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Pilar de Fogo
Pilar de Chamas (manga)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Penhor de Fogo
Spain Flag.png Spanish Voto Fuego

Pledge Moves
Special Grass PledgeFire PledgeWater Pledge

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