Assurance (move)

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ダメおし Make Sure
Assurance VI.png
Type  Dark
Category  Physical
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  50
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
Points double if last to appeal.
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earns double the score on the final performance.
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

Assurance (Japanese: ダメおし Make Sure) is a damage-dealing Dark-type move introduced in Generation IV.


Assurance inflicts damage and will deal double damage if the target has already received damage on the turn it is used.

Pokémon Rumble Blast

All Pokémon in front of the user will be hit by Assurance. When the user hits a blown-back foe, Assurance does more damage.


Games Description
If the foe has already taken some damage in the same turn, this attack’s power is doubled.
Conq If the target has already taken some damage in the same turn, this attack's power is doubled.
PMDTDS Inflicts damage on the target. It will inflict double damage if the target's HP is down to half or lower.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
015 Beedrill Beedrill Bug Poison 34 34 '
019 Rattata Rattata Normal Normal 25 25 '
020 Raticate Raticate Normal Normal 29 29 '
021 Spearow Spearow Normal Flying 29 29 '
022 Fearow Fearow Normal Flying 35 35 '
052 Meowth Meowth Normal Normal 41 41 '
053 Persian Persian Normal Normal 49 49 '
056 Mankey Mankey Fighting Fighting 25 25 '
057 Primeape Primeape Fighting Fighting 25 25 '
109 Koffing Koffing Poison Poison 15 15 12 '
110 Weezing Weezing Poison Poison 15 15 12 '
197 Umbreon Umbreon Dark Dark 43 43 25 ''''
198 Murkrow Murkrow Dark Flying 25 25 ''''
203 Girafarig Girafarig Normal Psychic 28 28 '
232 Donphan Donphan Ground Ground 31 31 '
261 Poochyena Poochyena Dark Dark 29 29 ''''
262 Mightyena Mightyena Dark Dark 32 32 ''''
318 Carvanha Carvanha Water Dark 26 26 ''''
319 Sharpedo Sharpedo Water Dark 26 26 ''''
408 Cranidos Cranidos Rock Rock 24 24 '
409 Rampardos Rampardos Rock Rock 24 24 '
461 Weavile Weavile Dark Ice -- -- ''''
498 Tepig Tepig Fire Fire   31 '
499 Pignite Pignite Fire Fighting   36 '
500 Emboar Emboar Fire Fighting   36 '
509 Purrloin Purrloin Dark Dark   28 ''''
510 Liepard Liepard Dark Dark   31 ''''
527 Woobat Woobat Psychic Flying   12 '
528 Swoobat Swoobat Psychic Flying   --, 12 '
551 Sandile Sandile Ground Dark   16 ''''
552 Krokorok Krokorok Ground Dark   16 ''''
553 Krookodile Krookodile Ground Dark   16 ''''
610 Axew Axew Dragon Dragon   7 '
611 Fraxure Fraxure Dragon Dragon   --, 7 '
612 Haxorus Haxorus Dragon Dragon   --, 7 '
624 Pawniard Pawniard Dark Steel   33 ''''
625 Bisharp Bisharp Dark Steel   33 ''''
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
084 Doduo Doduo Normal Flying no SpearowFearowMurkrowHonchkrowWoobatSwoobat
142 Aerodactyl Aerodactyl Rock Flying SpearowFearowMurkrowHonchkrow SpearowFearowMurkrowHonchkrowWoobatSwoobat
198 Murkrow Murkrow Dark Flying no SpearowFearowMurkrowHonchkrowWoobatSwoobat
227 Skarmory Skarmory Steel Flying SpearowFearowMurkrowHonchkrow SpearowFearowMurkrowHonchkrowWoobatSwoobat
246 Larvitar Larvitar Rock Ground CranidosRampardos CranidosRampardosAxewFraxureHaxorus
336 Seviper Seviper Poison Poison RattataRaticateMeowthPersianMankeyPrimeapeUmbreonGirafarigDonphanPoochyenaMightyenaWeavile RattataRaticateMeowthPersianMankeyPrimeapeUmbreonGirafarigDonphanPoochyenaMightyenaWeavileTepigPigniteEmboarPurrloinLiepardWoobatSwoobatSandileKrokorokKrookodileAxewFraxureHaxorus
359 Absol Absol Dark Dark RattataRaticateMeowthPersianMankeyPrimeapeUmbreonGirafarigDonphanPoochyenaMightyenaWeavile RattataRaticateMeowthPersianMankeyPrimeapeUmbreonGirafarigDonphanPoochyenaMightyenaWeavileTepigPigniteEmboarPurrloinLiepardWoobatSwoobatSandileKrokorokKrookodile
431 Glameow Glameow Normal Normal RattataRaticateMeowthPersianMankeyPrimeapeUmbreonGirafarigDonphanPoochyenaMightyenaWeavile RattataRaticateMeowthPersianMankeyPrimeapeUmbreonGirafarigDonphanPoochyenaMightyenaWeavileTepigPigniteEmboarPurrloinLiepardWoobatSwoobatSandileKrokorokKrookodile
501 Oshawott Oshawott Water Water no RattataRaticateMeowthPersianMankeyPrimeapeUmbreonGirafarigDonphanPoochyenaMightyenaWeavileTepigPigniteEmboarPurrloinLiepardWoobatSwoobatSandileKrokorokKrookodile
504 Patrat Patrat Normal Normal no RattataRaticateMeowthPersianMankeyPrimeapeUmbreonGirafarigDonphanPoochyenaMightyenaWeavileTepigPigniteEmboarPurrloinLiepardWoobatSwoobatSandileKrokorokKrookodile
613 Cubchoo Cubchoo Ice Ice no RattataRaticateMeowthPersianMankeyPrimeapeUmbreonGirafarigDonphanPoochyenaMightyenaWeavileTepigPigniteEmboarPurrloinLiepardWoobatSwoobatSandileKrokorokKrookodile
633 Deino Deino Dark Dragon no AxewFraxureHaxorus
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

By event

Generation V

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
142 142 Aerodactyl Rock Flying Dream World -
Windswept Sky
431 431 Glameow Normal Dream World -
Pleasant Forest
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure manga

In other generations

Assurance IV.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
Generation I
Generation II Generation II
Generation II
Crystal Generation III Generation III
Generation III
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
Generation IV
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
Generation V
Generation VI XY ORAS 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 再三囑咐‎ Zàisān Zhǔfù
France Flag.png French Assurance
Germany Flag.png German Gewissheit
Greece Flag.png Greek Διασφάλιση
Italy Flag.png Italian Garanzia
South Korea Flag.png Korean 승부굳히기 Seungbu Gutigi
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Uverenje
Spain Flag.png Spanish Buena Baza

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