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Vine Whip (move)

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Vine Whip
つるのムチ Vine Whip
Vine Whip V.png
Type  Grass
Category  Physical
PP  25 (max. 40)
Power  45
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Cool
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jam  0  
A highly appealing move.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
A basic performance using a move known by the Pokémon.

Vine Whip (Japanese: つるのムチ Vine Whip) is a damage-dealing Grass-type move introduced in Generation I.


Generations I to III

Vine Whip inflicts damage, has no secondary effect, and has 10 PP.

Generation IV to V

The PP of Vine Whip is now 15.

Generation VI onward

Vine Whip's power changed from 35 to 45 and its PP is now 25.


Games Description
StadStad2 A Grass-type attack. The Pokémon uses its cruel whips to strike the opponent.
GSC Whips the foe with slender vines.
RSE Strikes the foe with slender, whiplike vines.
FRLG The foe is struck with slender, whiplike vines.
Colo.XD Strikes the target with slender, whiplike vines.
PMDRB Inflicts damage on the target.
DPPtHGSS The foe is struck with slender, whiplike vines to inflict damage.
The target is struck with slender, whiplike vines to inflict damage.
Conq The enemy is struck with slender, whiplike vines to inflict damage.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
001 Bulbasaur Bulbasaur Grass Poison 13 10 10 9 9 9
002 Ivysaur Ivysaur Grass Poison 13 10 10 9 9 9
003 Venusaur Venusaur Grass Poison --, 13 --, 10 --, 10 --, 9 --, 9 --, 9
069 Bellsprout Bellsprout Grass Poison -- -- -- -- -- --
070 Weepinbell Weepinbell Grass Poison -- -- -- -- -- --
071 Victreebel Victreebel Grass Poison   -- -- -- -- --
114 Tangela Tangela Grass Grass   29 19 22 19 19 7 7
455 Carnivine Carnivine Grass Grass       11 11 11
465 Tangrowth Tangrowth Grass Grass       19 19 7 7
495 Snivy Snivy Grass Grass         7 7
496 Servine Servine Grass Grass         --, 7 --, 7
497 Serperior Serperior Grass Grass         --, 7 --, 7
511 Pansage Pansage Grass Grass         10 10
650 Chespin Chespin Grass Grass           5
651 Quilladin Quilladin Grass Grass           5
652 Chesnaught Chesnaught Grass Fighting           5
669 Flabébé Flabébé Fairy Fairy           --
670 Floette Floette Fairy Fairy           --
672 Skiddo Skiddo Grass Grass           7
673 Gogoat Gogoat Grass Grass           7
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

By breeding

# Pokémon Type Father
152 Chikorita Chikorita Grass Grass BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurBellsproutWeepinbellVictreebelTangela BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurBellsproutWeepinbellVictreebelTangela BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurBellsproutWeepinbellVictreebelTangelaTangrowthCarnivine BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurBellsproutWeepinbellVictreebelTangelaTangrowthCarnivineSnivyServineSerperior BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurBellsproutWeepinbellVictreebelTangelaTangrowthCarnivineSnivyServineSerperior
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

In other games

Pokémon Conquest

Vine Whip hits the space directly in front of the user, as well as the spaces left and right of it. It shares this attack shape with Icy Wind. Vine Whip is the only move of Carnivine, Snivy, and Pansage.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Ivysaur's Vine Whip in SSBB

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Vine Whip is Ivysaur's Up Special move.

In the anime

In the manga

In the Be the Best! Pokémon B+W manga

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga

In the movie adaptations

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In the Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys manga

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

In other generations

Vine Whip I.png Vine Whip II.png Vine Whip III.png Vine Whip IV.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
Generation I
Generation II Generation II
Generation II
Crystal Generation III Generation III
Generation III
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
Generation IV
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 XY Generation V
Generation V
Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast


In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 藤鞭 Téngbiān
The Czech Republic Flag.png Czech Šlehavý útok
Denmark Flag.png Danish Slyngpisk
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Roede
Finland Flag.png Finnish Köynnössivallus/Rihmasivallus (OS)
Piiskansivallus (M01)
Piiskaisku (Master Quest)
Rihmaisku (also used for String Shot)
France Flag.png French Fouet Lianes
Germany Flag.png German Rankenhieb
Greece Flag.png Greek Κλιματσίδα
India Flag.png Hindi लाताक की रस्सी Lataak Ki Rassi
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Cambuk Merambat
Italy Flag.png Italian Frustata
South Korea Flag.png Korean 덩굴채찍 Deonggul Chaejjik
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Slyngepisk
Poland Flag.png Polish Dzikie Pnącza
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Chicote de Cipó
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Chicote de Hera
Romania Flag.png Romanian Lujerul Bici
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Bičevanje Lozom
Spain Flag.png Spanish Látigo Cepa
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Sarmaşık Kırbacı

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