Grass Pledge (move)

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Grass Pledge
くさのちかい Grass Oath
Grass Pledge V.png
Grass Pledge V swamp.png
Type  Grass
Category  Special
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  80
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation V
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  0  
Excites the audience in any kind of contest.

Grass Pledge (Japanese: くさのちかい Grass Oath) is a damage-dealing Grass-type move introduced in Generation V.

Effect

Generation V

Grass Pledge inflicts damage. It has a regular power of 50.

When two allies attempt to use Grass Pledge and either Fire Pledge or Water Pledge on the same turn, the ally moving first will not itself use a move, but instead the ally moving second will use a combined attack with a power of 150 and an additional effect immediately after it:

  • If Grass Pledge and Fire Pledge are used in the same turn, the ally moving second will use Fire Pledge with a power of 150, and create a sea of fire on the target's side of the field for four turns. The sea of fire damages all non-Fire-type Pokémon on that side of the field for 1/8 of their maximum HP at the end of each turn; this effect is negated if it is raining.
  • If Grass Pledge and Water Pledge are used in the same turn, the ally moving second will use Grass Pledge with a power of 150, and create a swamp on the target's side of the field for four turns. This swamp quarters the Speed of all Pokémon on that side of the field.

If a Pokémon uses one Pledge move and a partner has selected another Pledge move, but none of its partners are able to use their selected Pledge move that turn (e.g. paralysis, Sky Drop, etc.), no move will be executed.

Grass Pledge is unaffected by a held Grass Gem (and will not consume it).

Generation VI

Grass Pledge's regular power changed from 50 to 80. In addition, Grass Pledge does not work in Sky Battles.

Description

Games Description
BWB2W2 A column of grass hits opposing Pokémon. When used with its water equivalent, its damage increases into a vast swamp.
XYORAS A column of grass hits the target. When used with its water equivalent, its damage increases and a vast swamp appears.
SM A column of grass hits the target. When used with its water equivalent, its power increases and a vast swamp appears.

Learnset

By Move Tutor

Various Move Tutors will teach Grass Pledge to any Grass-type starter Pokémon and their respective evolutions. In Generation VII, Move Tutors will also teach Grass Pledge to the Grass-type elemental monkeys.

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Game
BW B2W2 XY ORAS SM
001 Bulbasaur Bulbasaur
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Monster Grass
002 Ivysaur Ivysaur
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Monster Grass
003 Venusaur Venusaur
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Monster Grass
152 Chikorita Chikorita
GrassIC Big.png Monster Grass
153 Bayleef Bayleef
GrassIC Big.png Monster Grass
154 Meganium Meganium
GrassIC Big.png Monster Grass
252 Treecko Treecko
GrassIC Big.png Monster Dragon
253 Grovyle Grovyle
GrassIC Big.png Monster Dragon
254 Sceptile Sceptile
GrassIC Big.png Monster Dragon
387 Turtwig Turtwig
GrassIC Big.png Monster Grass
388 Grotle Grotle
GrassIC Big.png Monster Grass
389 Torterra Torterra
GrassIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Grass
495 Snivy Snivy
GrassIC Big.png Field Grass
496 Servine Servine
GrassIC Big.png Field Grass
497 Serperior Serperior
GrassIC Big.png Field Grass
511 Pansage Pansage
GrassIC Big.png Field Field
512 Simisage Simisage
GrassIC Big.png Field Field
650 Chespin Chespin
GrassIC Big.png Field Field
651 Quilladin Quilladin
GrassIC Big.png Field Field
652 Chesnaught Chesnaught
GrassIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Field
722 Rowlet Rowlet
GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
723 Dartrix Dartrix
GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
724 Decidueye Decidueye
GrassIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Flying Flying
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 Be the Best! Pokémon B+W manga


In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 草之誓約 Chóu-jī Saihyeuk *
Mandarin 草之誓約 / 草之誓约 Cǎo-zhī Shìyuē *
草的誓約 Cǎo-de Shìyuē *
France Flag.png French Aire d'Herbe
Germany Flag.png German Pflanzsäulen (Gen V-VI)
Pflanzensäulen (since Gen VII)
Italy Flag.png Italian Erbapatto
South Korea Flag.png Korean 풀의맹세 Pul-ui Maengse
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Pilar de Grama
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Penhor de Erva
Spain Flag.png Spanish Voto Planta


Pledge Moves
Special Grass PledgeFire PledgeWater Pledge


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