Forest's Curse (move)

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Forest's Curse
もりののろい Forest's Curse
Forest's Curse VIII.png
Type  Grass
Category  Status
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  —
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
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 is already Grass-type.

If powered up by a Grassium Z into Z-Forest's Curse, the user's Attack, Defense, Special Attack, Special Defense, and Speed are raised by one stage each.


Games Description
XYORAS The user puts a forest curse on the target. Afflicted targets are now Grass type as well.
The user puts a forest curse on the target. The target is now Grass type as well.
BDSP This move can’t be used. It’s recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can’t be remembered.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
708 Phantump Phantump
GhostIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Grass Amorphous 35 35 52SwSh
709 Trevenant Trevenant
GhostIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Grass Amorphous 35 35 52SwSh
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


Games Description
SMD It adds Grass type to a target.*
It adds Grass type to the Pokémon in front of you.*

In the anime

None.png Phantump Forests Curse.png None.png None.png
The user creates purple colored vines to come out of the ground, which turn the opponent into a Grass type.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
708 Phantump Phantump's eyes shine, and a ring of the same color shoots out of their eyes and hits the ground. The ground grows purple and purple vines grow out from it to constrict the opponent, turning the opponent into a Grass type.
Multiple wild Phantump Making Friends and Influencing Villains! Debut

In other generations

Core series games

Spin-off series games


  • If a Dragon/Ice-type Pokémon (such as Kyurem) is affected by Forest's Curse, it becomes weak to 10 types, the most of any possible type combination outside of Inverse Battles.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 森林詛咒 Sāmlàhm Jojau
Mandarin 森林詛咒 / 森林诅咒 Sēnlín Zǔzhòu *
森林咒术 Sēnlín Zhòushù *
France Flag.png French Maléfice Sylvain
Germany Flag.png German Waldesfluch
Italy Flag.png Italian Boscomalocchio
South Korea Flag.png Korean 숲의저주 Sup-ui Jeoju
Poland Flag.png Polish Klątwa Lasu
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Maldição da Floresta
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Maldição da Floresta
Spain Flag.png Spanish Condena Silvana

Variations of the move Forest's Curse
StatusIC.png Forest's CurseTrick-or-Treat

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