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Assurance (Japanese: ダメおし Make Sure) is a damage-dealing Dark-type move introduced in Generation IV.
Generations IV and V
Assurance inflicts damage and will deal double damage if the target has already received damage on the turn it is used. This includes self-inflicted and indirect damage, such as damage from a Life Orb, recoil damage from Brave Bird, or confusion damage.
Generation VI onward
Assurance's power changed from 50 to 60.
|| If the foe has already taken some damage in the same turn, this attack's power is doubled.
| If the target has already taken some damage in the same turn, this attack's power is doubled.
In other games
All Pokémon in front of the user will be hit by Assurance. When the user hits a blown-back foe, Assurance does more damage.
| Table assumes the user is in the square marked by > facing to the right.|
Orange squares indicate spaces that are hit.
Red squares indicate the knockback on hit Pokémon.
A blue square indicates the user's position after performing the move.
| Power = 31 | Accuracy = 100% | Effect = It deals double damage if another Pokémon attacked the target in the same turn.
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|| Inflicts damage on the target. It will inflict double damage if the target's HP is down to half or lower.
|| If the target has already taken some damage in the same turn, this attack's power is doubled.
In the manga
In the Pokémon + Nobunaga's Ambition ~ Ranse's Color Picture Scroll ~ manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
- In PASM08, Sun mentioned that Dollar, his Alolan Meowth, knows Assurance, but the battle was interrupted before he had a chance to tell it to use the move.
In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure manga
In other generations
Core series games
Spin-off series games
In other languages