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Grass Pledge (move)

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Grass Pledge
くさのちかい Grass Oath
Grass Pledge V.png
Grass Pledge V swamp.png
Type  Grass
Category  Special
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  80
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation V
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  0  
Excites the audience in any kind of contest

Grass Pledge (Japanese: くさのちかい Grass Oath) is a damage-dealing Grass-type move introduced in Generation V.

Effect

Generation V

Grass Pledge inflicts regular damage, with double damage and an additional effect when combined with Fire Pledge or Water Pledge in Double and Triple Battles. The combined move is used by the Pokémon that moved second.

If it and Water Pledge are used in the same turn, it will inflict damage at double the power, then create a swamp on the side of the field of the target of the combined move for four turns. This swamp halves the Speed of all Pokémon on that side of the field.

If it and Fire Pledge are used in the same turn, it will come out as Fire Pledge, inflict damage at double the power, then will create a sea of fire on the side of the field of the target of the combined move 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 for four turns; 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.

Similar to Fire Pledge and Water Pledge, Grass Pledge is unaffected by a held Grass Gem (and will not consume it).

Generation VI

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

Description

Games Description
BWB2W2 A column of grass hits opposing Pokémon. When used with its water equivalent, its damage increases into a vast swamp.
XYORAS A column of grass hits the target. When used with its water equivalent, its damage increases and a vast swamp appears.

Learnset

By Move Tutor

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

# Pokémon Type Game
BW B2W2 XY ORAS
001 Bulbasaur Bulbasaur Grass Poison
002 Ivysaur Ivysaur Grass Poison
003 Venusaur Venusaur Grass Poison
152 Chikorita Chikorita Grass Grass
153 Bayleef Bayleef Grass Grass
154 Meganium Meganium Grass Grass
252 Treecko Treecko Grass Grass
253 Grovyle Grovyle Grass Grass
254 Sceptile Sceptile Grass Grass
387 Turtwig Turtwig Grass Grass
388 Grotle Grotle Grass Grass
389 Torterra Torterra Grass Ground
495 Snivy Snivy Grass Grass
496 Servine Servine Grass Grass
497 Serperior Serperior Grass Grass
650 Chespin Chespin Grass Grass
651 Quilladin Quilladin Grass Grass
652 Chesnaught Chesnaught Grass Fighting
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 manga

In the Be the Best! Pokémon B+W manga


In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 草的誓約 Cǎo-de Shìyuē
France Flag.png French Aire de Plante
Germany Flag.png German Pflanzsäulen
Italy Flag.png Italian Erbapatto
South Korea Flag.png Korean 풀의맹세 Pul-ui Maengsae
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Pilar de Grama
Spain Flag.png Spanish Voto Planta


Pledge Moves
Special Grass PledgeFire PledgeWater Pledge


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