Grass Pledge (move)

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Grass Pledge
くさのちかい Grass Oath
Grass Pledge IX.png
Grass Pledge IX 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. Prior to Generation VII, only Grass-type starter Pokémon and their evolutions could learn this move. It is TM146 in Generation IX.

Effect

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Grass Pledge inflicts damage.

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.
  • 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). If a combined move is used, it will always receive the same-type attack bonus no matter which Pokémon is the one executing it, or what type the combined move is.

Grass Pledge does not work in Sky Battles.

Generation V

It has a regular power of 50.

Generation VI onwards

Grass Pledge's regular power changed from 50 to 80.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Grass Pledge cannot be selected in a battle.

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.
SMUSUM
SwShLA
A column of grass hits the target. When used with its water equivalent, its power increases and a vast swamp appears.
BDSP This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.
SV A column of grass hits the target. When used with its water counterpart, this move's power is boosted and a vast swamp appears.


Learnset

By TM/Move Tutor

Various Move Tutors can teach Grass Pledge to any Grass-type starter Pokémon of any evolutionary stage. From Generation VII onward, Move Tutors will also teach Grass Pledge to the Grass-type elemental monkeys, and starting in Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, to Silvally. From Generation V to VII, Move Tutors will only teach this move to Pokémon with maximized friendship.

The Move Tutors who teach this move are:

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Compatibility
Tutor
0001 Bulbasaur GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Monster Grass
0002 Ivysaur GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Monster Grass
0003 Venusaur GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Monster Grass
0151 Mew PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered - - - -
0152 Chikorita GrassIC Big.png Monster Grass
0153 Bayleef GrassIC Big.png Monster Grass
0154 Meganium GrassIC Big.png Monster Grass
0252 Treecko GrassIC Big.png Monster Dragon
0253 Grovyle GrassIC Big.png Monster Dragon
0254 Sceptile GrassIC Big.png Monster Dragon
0387 Turtwig GrassIC Big.png Monster Grass
0388 Grotle GrassIC Big.png Monster Grass
0389 Torterra GrassIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Grass
0495 Snivy GrassIC Big.png Field Grass
0496 Servine GrassIC Big.png Field Grass
0497 Serperior GrassIC Big.png Field Grass
0511 Pansage GrassIC Big.png Field Field
0512 Simisage GrassIC Big.png Field Field
0650 Chespin GrassIC Big.png Field Field
0651 Quilladin GrassIC Big.png Field Field
0652 Chesnaught GrassIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Field
0722 Rowlet GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
0723 Dartrix GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
0724 Decidueye GrassIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Flying Flying
0724 Decidueye
Decidueye
Hisuian Form
GrassIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
0773 Silvally
Silvally
All forms
NormalIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0810 Grookey GrassIC Big.png Field Grass
0811 Thwackey GrassIC Big.png Field Grass
0812 Rillaboom GrassIC Big.png Field Grass
0906 Sprigatito GrassIC Big.png Field Grass
0907 Floragato GrassIC Big.png Field Grass
0908 Meowscarada GrassIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Grass
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

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

Grass Pledge deals damage. In Super Mystery Dungeon, when Grass Pledge is used with Water Pledge in an Alliance, the enemies in the same room will get the swamp condition for five turns, which reduces their Speed stat. When used with Fire Pledge, the enemies in the same room will get the sea of fire condition, which damages all opponent non-Fire-type Pokémon for five turns.

In Rescue Team DX, Alliances are no longer present. Instead, when Grass Pledge is used with a teammate in a position from which it can use Water Pledge (that is, also adjacent to the enemy), Grass Pledge's power will be increased and enemies in the same room will get the Swamp condition for five turns, which reduces their Speed stat. 1 PP of Water Pledge will also be used (and the teammate with Water Pledge can still make another move on that turn). Grass Pledge's effect with Fire Pledge will only activate when Fire Pledge is used.

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
SMD 8 99 20 40 95% 98% Front Enemy No
MDRTDX 7 ? 20 ? 95% ? Front Enemy No
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Pokémon Rumble Rush

GrassIC RR.png Grass Pledge
★★★★
Attack power 51.29272
Charge time 0.74 seconds
Range type Circular (ranged)
Number of hits 1
Number of projectiles 1
Critical hit rate 1.5%
Additional effect None
Grass Pledge Rumble Rush.png

Description

Games Description
MDGtI IconKanji2MD.pngUNUSED
SMD It damages an enemy. If it's used with Fire Pledge in an Alliance, the enemies in the same room will get the sea of fire condition, and if it's used with Water Pledge, they will get the swamp condition.
MDRTDX It damages an enemy. If your teammate is in a position from which it can use Water Pledge, the PP of Water Pledge will be used, but its power increases, and enemies in the same room as you will get the Swamp condition.


In the manga

Be the Best! Pokémon B+W


Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

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 PflanzensäulenVII+
PflanzsäulenVVI
Italy Flag.png Italian Erbapatto
South Korea Flag.png Korean 풀의맹세 Puruimaengse
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Pilar de Grama
Spain Flag.png Spanish Voto Planta
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Thề Ước Của Cỏ


Pledge moves
SpecialIC HOME.png Grass PledgeFire PledgeWater Pledge


Generation IX TMs
SV
001002003004005006007008009010011012013014015016017018019
020021022023024025026027028029030031032033034035036037038
039040041042043044045046047048049050051052053054055056057
058059060061062063064065066067068069070071072073074075076
077078079080081082083084085086087088089090091092093094095
096097098099100101102103104105106107108109110111112113114
115116117118119120121122123124125126127128129130131132133
134135136137138139140141142143144145146147148149150151152
153154155156157158159160161162163164165166167168169170171
Added in SV 2.0.1
172173174175176177178179180181182183184185186
187188189190191192193194195196197198199200201
Added in SV 3.0.0
202203204205206207208209210211212213214215216
217218219220221222223224225226227228229


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