Grudge (move)

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おんねん Grudge
Type  Ghost
Category  Status
PP  5 (max. 8)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects the user
Introduced  Generation III
Condition  Tough
Appeal  1
Jam  0  
The appeal works better the later it is performed.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Lowers the Voltage of all Judges by one each.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

Grudge (Japanese: おんねん Grudge) is a non-damaging Ghost-type move introduced in Generation III.


When Grudge is used, if the user faints as the direct result of an attack, the move which causes the user to faint will lose all of its PP. This move's effect only works if the user faints before making another move. Grudge does not activate for damage that occurs at the end of the turn, including damage from Leech Seed, Sandstorm, Hail, and Future Sight.


Games Description
RS If the user faints, deletes the PP of the final move.
E If the user faints, deletes all PP of foe’s last move.
FRLG If the user faints, this move deletes the PP of the move that finished it.
If the user faints, the user’s grudge fully depletes the PP of the foe’s move that knocked it out.
If the user faints, the user's grudge fully depletes the PP of the opponent's move that knocked it out.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
037 Vulpix Vulpix Fire Fire 37 41 47 44 '
200 Misdreavus Misdreavus Ghost Ghost 53 46 50 '
292 Shedinja Shedinja Bug Ghost 45 45 45 '
353 Shuppet Shuppet Ghost Ghost 56 46 50 46 '
354 Banette Banette Ghost Ghost 64 58 66 52 '
562 Yamask Yamask Ghost Ghost     41 '
563 Cofagrigus Cofagrigus Ghost Ghost     45 '
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
092 Gastly Gastly Ghost Poison MisdreavusShuppetBanette MisdreavusShuppetBanette MisdreavusShuppetBanetteYamaskCofagrigus
109 Koffing Koffing Poison Poison   MisdreavusShuppetBanette MisdreavusShuppetBanetteYamaskCofagrigus
280 Ralts Ralts Psychic Psychic   MisdreavusShuppetBanette MisdreavusShuppetBanetteYamaskCofagrigus
355 Duskull Duskull Ghost Ghost MisdreavusShuppetBanette MisdreavusShuppetBanette MisdreavusShuppetBanetteYamaskCofagrigus
442 Spiritomb Spiritomb Ghost Dark   MisdreavusShuppetBanette MisdreavusShuppetBanetteYamaskCofagrigus
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 Pokémon Adventures manga

In other generations

Grudge III.png Grudge 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 Generation VII 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 怨恨 Yuànhèn
France Flag.png French Rancune
Germany Flag.png German Nachspiel
Greece Flag.png Greek Κατάρα
Italy Flag.png Italian Rancore
South Korea Flag.png Korean 원념 Weonnyeom
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Rancor
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Gunđanje
Spain Flag.png Spanish Rabia

Variations of the move Destiny Bond
Status Destiny BondGrudge

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