Forest's Curse (move)

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Forest's Curse
もりののろい Forest's Curse
Forest's Curse VI 2.png
Forest's Curse VI.png
Type  Grass
Category  Status
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  —
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation VI
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Condition  Clever
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  1
Badly startles all Pokémon that successfully showed their appeal.

Forest's Curse (Japanese: もりののろい Forest's Curse) is a non-damaging Grass-type move introduced in Generation VI. It is the signature move of Phantump and Trevenant.


Forest's Curse adds the Grass type to the target, in addition to the Pokémon's original type(s). If it is used against a dual-type Pokémon, that Pokémon will have three types at once. If the target already has an additional type added to it by Trick-or-Treat, that type is replaced with the Grass type.

Forest's Curse will fail if the target Pokémon is already Grass-type.


Games Description
The user puts a forest curse on the target. Afflicted targets are now Grass type as well.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
708 Phantump Phantump Ghost Grass 35
709 Trevenant Trevenant Ghost Grass 35
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

8x Weakness

Certain Pokémon gain an 8x weakness to a type when affected by Forest's Curse. This occurs when a dual-type Pokémon has a 4x weakness to a type to which the Grass-type is weak (4x doubled by Grass weakness = 8x). This is currently the only way for a Pokémon to have an 8x weakness.

Following is a list of Pokémon affected this way by Forest's Curse and the types to which they would have an 8x weakness:

# Name Type 1 Type 2 8x Weak to
686 Inkay Inkay Dark Psychic Bug
687 Malamar Malamar Dark Psychic Bug
205 Forretress Forretress Bug Steel Fire
212 Scizor Scizor Bug Steel Fire
212 Mega Scizor Mega Scizor Bug Steel Fire
413 Wormadam Wormadam Bug Steel Fire
589 Escavalier Escavalier Bug Steel Fire
632 Durant Durant Bug Steel Fire
649 Genesect Genesect Bug Steel Fire
214 Heracross Heracross Bug Fighting Flying
214 Mega Heracross Mega Heracross Bug Fighting Flying
149 Dragonite Dragonite Dragon Flying Ice
334 Altaria Altaria Dragon Flying Ice
373 Salamence Salamence Dragon Flying Ice
373 Mega Salamence Mega Salamence Dragon Flying Ice
384 Rayquaza Rayquaza Dragon Flying Ice
714 Noibat Noibat Flying Dragon Ice
715 Noivern Noivern Flying Dragon Ice
443 Gible Gible Dragon Ground Ice
444 Gabite Gabite Dragon Ground Ice
445 Garchomp Garchomp Dragon Ground Ice
445 Mega Garchomp Mega Garchomp Dragon Ground Ice
718 Zygarde Zygarde Dragon Ground Ice
329 Vibrava Vibrava Ground Dragon Ice
330 Flygon Flygon Ground Dragon Ice
207 Gligar Gligar Ground Flying Ice
472 Gliscor Gliscor Ground Flying Ice
645 Landorus Landorus Ground Flying Ice

Mega Rayquaza would also have an 8x weakness to Ice-type moves if its Delta Stream ability were somehow suppressed.

Currently, no Bug/Ice-type or Ice/Steel-type Pokémon are known to exist, but if they did, they would have 8x weakness to Fire-type moves when affected by this move.

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Maléfice Sylvain
Germany Flag.png German Waldesfluch
Italy Flag.png Italian Boscomalocchio
South Korea Flag.png Korean 숲의저주 Sup-yi Jeoju
Spain Flag.png Spanish Condena Silvana

Variations of the move Forest's Curse
Status Forest's CurseTrick-or-Treat

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