Grass Whistle (move)

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Grass Whistle
くさぶえ Grass Flute
Grass Whistle VII.png
Type  Grass
Category  Status
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  —
Accuracy  55%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation III
Condition  Smart
Appeal  1
Jam  3 ♥♥♥
Badly startles those that have made appeals.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Prevents the Voltage from going down in the same turn.
Condition  Clever
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  0  
Prevents the user from being startled one time this turn.

Grass Whistle (Japanese: くさぶえ Grass Flute), formatted as GrassWhistle prior to Pokémon X and Y, is a non-damaging Grass-type move introduced in Generation III. Prior to Generation IV, it was the signature move of Roselia.


Generations III to VII

Grass Whistle puts the target to sleep. Pokémon with Insomnia, Vital Spirit, Sap Sipper, Soundproof or Comatose as their Ability are unaffected by Grass Whistle. Pokémon with Shields Down are unaffected only when the shield is active.

Grass Whistle will become a Water-type move when used by a Pokémon with the Ability Liquid Voice. If the user is affected by Throat Chop, it will be unable to use this move for two turns.

If powered up by a Grassium Z into Z-Grass Whistle, the user's Speed stat rises one stage, and the user can use this move regardless of whether it is affected by Throat Chop or not.

Grass Whistle can also be used as part of a Contest Spectacular combination, causing certain moves (Dream Eater, Hex, Nightmare, and Wake-Up Slap) to give an extra three appeal points if used in the next turn.

Generation VIII

Grass Whistle cannot be selected in a battle.


Games Description
RSE Lulls the foe into sleep with a pleasant melody.
FRLG A pleasant melody is played to lull the foe into a deep sleep.
Colo.XD Lulls target into sleep with a pleasant melody.
DPPtHGSSPBR The user plays a pleasant melody that lulls the foe into a deep sleep.
The user plays a pleasant melody that lulls the target into a deep sleep.
SwShBDSPLA 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
191 Sunkern Sunkern
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass 13 13BW
7 7
192 Sunflora Sunflora
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass 13 13BW
7 7
315 Roselia Roselia
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Fairy Grass 29 22 22 22 22
459 Snover Snover
GrassIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Grass 13 13 13 13
460 Abomasnow Abomasnow
GrassIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Grass 13 13 13 13
470 Leafeon Leafeon
GrassIC Big.png Field Field 57 57BW
17 17
492 Shaymin Shaymin
Land Forme
GrassIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 82DP
541 Swadloon Swadloon
BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Bug 1 1 1
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 Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
001 Bulbasaur Bulbasaur
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Monster Grass
152 Chikorita Chikorita
GrassIC Big.png Monster Grass
191 Sunkern Sunkern
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
252 Treecko Treecko
GrassIC Big.png Monster Dragon
331 Cacnea Cacnea
GrassIC Big.png Grass Human-Like
406 Budew Budew
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Fairy Grass
420 Cherubi Cherubi
GrassIC Big.png Fairy Grass
455 Carnivine Carnivine
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
511 Pansage Pansage
GrassIC Big.png Field Field
546 Cottonee Cottonee
GrassIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Grass Fairy
548 Petilil Petilil
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
556 Maractus Maractus
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
585 Deerling Deerling
NormalIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Field Field
761 Bounsweet Bounsweet
GrassIC Big.png Grass 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

In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team Grasswhistle is a move with 13PP and 100% accuracy. The user targets an enemy in front, while cutting corners, and puts them to sleep if possible. This move is affected by Magic Coat, Taunt and Muzzled status condition. Being a sound-based move, it is blocked by Soundproof.

In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, the move's PP has been decreased to 12 and its accuracy to 88%.


Games Description
MDRB Makes the target go to sleep, causing it to be incapable of action.
MDTDS Afflicts the targeted enemy with a Sleep status condition. A Pokémon with the Sleep status is incapable of action.
BSL てきポケモンを すいみんじょうたいにかえる すいみんじょうたいの ポケモンは こうどうできない
MDGtI It causes the Sleep status condition to an enemy. With the Sleep status, the enemy can't do anything.
SMD It makes an enemy go to sleep.

In the anime

Nando Sunflora GrassWhistle.png Snover GrassWhistle.png Cilan Pansage GrassWhistle.png None.png
Sunflora Snover Pansage
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
192 Sunflora Sunflora puts one of its leaves into its mouth and blows on it. It then moves its leaf back and forth and its whole body starts to glow white.
Nando's Sunflora Dawn's Early Night! Debut
459 Snover Snover picks up a blade of grass, brings it up to its face, and blows on it. The blade of grass starts to glow green, the opponent hears the music, and it falls asleep.
A wild Snover The Lonely Snover! None
511 Pansage Pansage pulls out a chunk of its sprout, brings it up to its mouth, and blows into it. Musical notes appear, and when the opponent hears the music, it falls asleep.
Cilan's Pansage BWS01 None

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games


  • In Generation VIII, it is the only one of Sing's variants that cannot be used in a battle.
  • Despite several of Nuzleaf's Pokédex entries stating that it uses the leaf on its head as a flute, Nuzleaf cannot learn this move.
  • Grass Whistle is the only Grass-type sound-based move.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 草笛 Chóudehk *
草笛魔音 Chóudehk Mōyām *
Mandarin 草笛 Cǎodí *
草笛魔音 Cǎodí Móyīn *
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Grasfluit
France Flag.png French Siffl'Herbe
Germany Flag.png German Grasflöte
Greece Flag.png Greek Φλογέρα Χόρτου
India Flag.png Hindi घास की सीटी Ghaas Ki Seeti
Italy Flag.png Italian Meloderba
South Korea Flag.png Korean 풀피리 Pul Piri
Poland Flag.png Polish Gwizd Trawy
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Assobio da Grama (TCG, manga)
Apito de Folha
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Assobio de Erva
Romania Flag.png Romanian Fluier de Iarbă
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Travnata Pištaljka
Spain Flag.png Spanish Silbato
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Kèn Lá

Variations of the move Sing
StatusIC.png Grass WhistleSingSupersonic

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