Fire Pledge (move)

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Fire Pledge
ほのおのちかい Fire Oath
Fire Pledge V.png
Fire Pledge V sea of fire.png
Type  Fire
Category  Special
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  80
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation V
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  0  
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  0  
Excites the audience in any kind of contest.

Fire Pledge (Japanese: ほのおのちかい Fire Oath) is a damage-dealing Fire-type move introduced in Generation V. Only Fire-type starter Pokémon can learn this move.


Generation V

Fire Pledge inflicts regular damage, with double damage and an additional effect when combined with Grass Pledge or Water Pledge in Double and Triple Battles. The combined move is used by the Pokémon that moved second.

If it and Grass Pledge are used in the same turn, it will inflict damage at double the power, then will create a sea of fire on the side of the field of the target of the combined move 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 it and Water Pledge are used in the same turn, it will come out as Water Pledge, inflict damage at double the power, then create a rainbow on the user's side of the field for four turns. The rainbow doubles the probability of secondary effects taking place on that side of the field; this effect does not stack with Serene Grace.

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.

Similar to Grass Pledge and Water Pledge, Fire Pledge is unaffected by a held Fire Gem (and will not consume it).

Generation VI

Fire Pledge's base power has increased from 50 to 80. In addition, Fire Pledge does not work in Sky Battles.


Games Description
BWB2W2 A column of fire hits opposing Pokémon. When used with its Grass equivalent, its damage increases into a vast sea of fire.
XYORAS A column of fire hits opposing Pokémon. When used with its grass equivalent, its damage increases and a vast sea of fire appears.


By Move Tutor

Various Move Tutors will teach Fire Pledge to any Fire-type starter Pokémon and their respective evolutions.

# Pokémon Type Game
004 Charmander Charmander Fire Fire
005 Charmeleon Charmeleon Fire Fire
006 Charizard Charizard Fire Flying
155 Cyndaquil Cyndaquil Fire Fire
156 Quilava Quilava Fire Fire
157 Typhlosion Typhlosion Fire Fire
255 Torchic Torchic Fire Fire
256 Combusken Combusken Fire Fighting
257 Blaziken Blaziken Fire Fighting
390 Chimchar Chimchar Fire Fire
391 Monferno Monferno Fire Fighting
392 Infernape Infernape Fire Fighting
498 Tepig Tepig Fire Fire
499 Pignite Pignite Fire Fighting
500 Emboar Emboar Fire Fighting
653 Fennekin Fennekin Fire Fire
654 Braixen Braixen Fire Fire
655 Delphox Delphox Fire Psychic
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 anime

None.png Ash Pignite Fire Pledge.png Ash Pignite Fire Pledge 2.png None.png
Pignite Ring of fire pillars
A column of fire hits opposing Pokémon.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
499 Pignite Pignite slams its hand on the ground, causing pillars of fire to rush towards its opponent. When the pillars reach the opponent, they form a ring of pillars and then merge into one giant fire pillar, damaging the opponent.
Ash's Pignite Evolution by Fire! Debut

In the manga

In the Be the Best! Pokémon B+W manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 炎的誓約 Yán-de Shìyuē
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Vuurbelofte
France Flag.png French Aire de Feu
Germany Flag.png German Feuersäulen
Italy Flag.png Italian Fiammapatto
South Korea Flag.png Korean 불꽃의맹세 Boolkhocheui Maengsae
Poland Flag.png Polish Kolumny Ognia
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Pilar de Fogo
Pilar de Chamas (manga)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Penhor de Fogo
Spain Flag.png Spanish Voto Fuego

Pledge Moves
Special Grass PledgeFire PledgeWater Pledge

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