Grass Whistle (move)

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Grass Whistle
くさぶえ Grass Flute
Grass Whistle VII.png
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Type  Grass
Category  Status
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  —
Accuracy  55%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
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, but other Pokémon could still inherit it via breeding.

Effect

Grass Whistle puts the target to sleep.

Grass Whistle is a sound-based move.

Pokémon with Insomnia, Vital Spirit, Shields Down (with the shield active), or Comatose as their Ability are immune to sleep. Pokémon with Soundproof (due to being a sound-based move) or Sap Sipper (due to being a Grass-type move) are also immune to Grass Whistle.

If powered up by a Grassium Z into Z-Grass Whistle, the user's Speed stat rises one stage. Throat Chop cannot prevent a Pokémon from using Z-Grass Whistle.

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 III-V

Grass Whistle cannot affect a Pokémon behind a substitute.

Generation VI onwards

Grass Whistle can now hit Pokémon even if they are behind a substitute.

Generation VIII onwards

Grass Whistle cannot be selected in a battle.

Description

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.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
The user plays a pleasant melody that lulls the target into a deep sleep.
SwShBDSPLA
SV
This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0191 Sunkern GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass - 13 13BW
7B2W2
7 7
0192 Sunflora GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass - 13 13BW
7B2W2
7 7
0315 Roselia GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Fairy Grass 29 22 22 22 22
0459 Snover GrassIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Grass 13 13 13 13
0460 Abomasnow GrassIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Grass 13 13 13 13
0470 Leafeon GrassIC Big.png Field Field 57 57BW
17B2W2
17 17
0492 Shaymin
Shaymin
Land Forme
GrassIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 82DP - - -
0541 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 Egg Groups Egg Move
0001 Bulbasaur GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Monster Grass
0152 Chikorita GrassIC Big.png Monster Grass
0191 Sunkern GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
0252 Treecko GrassIC Big.png Monster Dragon -
0331 Cacnea GrassIC Big.png Grass Human-Like
0406 Budew GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Fairy Grass -
0420 Cherubi GrassIC Big.png Fairy Grass
0455 Carnivine GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass -
0511 Pansage GrassIC Big.png Field Field
0546 Cottonee GrassIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Grass Fairy
0548 Petilil GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
0556 Maractus GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
0585 Deerling
Deerling
All forms
NormalIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Field Field
0761 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

Grass Whistle puts the target to sleep. This move is affected by Magic Coat and the Muzzled status condition. Being a sound-based move, it is blocked by Soundproof.

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDRB - - 13 - 100% - Front Enemy Yes
MDTDS - - 12 - 88% - Front Enemy Yes
BSL - - 12 - 88% - Front Enemy Yes
MDGtI - - 17 30 85% 98% Front Enemy Yes
SMD - - 17 30 85% 98% Front Enemy Yes
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Description

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
Sunflora
Snover GrassWhistle.png
Snover
Cilan Pansage GrassWhistle.png
Pansage
The user brings a plant to its mouth and plays a pleasant melody that lulls the target into a deep sleep.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
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
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, and when the opponent hears the music, it falls asleep.
A wild Snover The Lonely Snover! None
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

Trivia

  • 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 HOME.png Grass WhistleSingSupersonic


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