Ingrain (move)

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Ingrain
ねをはる Extend Roots
Ingrain V.png
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Type  Grass
Category  Status
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation III
Condition  Smart
Appeal  1
Jam  0  
Can avoid being startled by others.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  0  
Earn a higher score the later the Pokémon performs.
Condition  Clever
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Gets the Pokémon pumped up. Helps prevent nervousness, too.

Ingrain (Japanese: ねをはる Extend Roots) is a non-damaging Grass-type move introduced in Generation III.

Effect

Generation III

The user plants roots in the ground, allowing it to restore 1/16th of its max HP at the end of every turn. This roots the user firmly in place, preventing it from escaping or switching out. Even Whirlwind, Roar, Dragon Tail, Circle Throw, or the activation of a Red Card cannot force the user to switch out. However, U-turn, Volt Switch, and Baton Pass may be used to leave battle, as may the offer to switch after knocking out an NPC Trainer's Pokémon. If Baton Pass is used by the Pokémon, the effects of Ingrain will be transferred, rooting and healing any Pokémon, regardless of type.

If a Big Root is held by the user, the amount of HP restored at the end of each turn will increase by 30%.

Ingrain causes the affected Pokémon to be firmly rooted to the ground, and therefore susceptible to Ground-type moves, Spikes, Toxic Spikes, and Arena Trap (though Ingrain prevents the Pokémon from switching out anyway) even if it is Flying-type or has Levitate. Ingrain also prevents the Pokémon from going airborne through the effects of Magnet Rise or Telekinesis, but does not prevent the Pokémon from using Fly, Bounce, Splash, Jump Kick, or High Jump Kick.

Generation VI onward

Ghost-type Pokémon under the effects of Ingrain are now able to switch out.

If powered up by a Grassium Z into Z-Ingrain, the user's Special Defense raises one stage.

Description

Games Description
RSEColo.XD Lays roots that restore HP. The user can't switch out.
FRLG The user lays roots that restore HP on every turn. It can't switch out.
DPPtHGSS The user lays roots that restore HP on every turn. Because it is rooted, it can't switch out.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
The user lays roots that restore its HP on every turn. Because it is rooted, it can't switch out.
SM The user lays roots that restore its HP on every turn. Because it's rooted, it can't switch out.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
114 Tangela Tangela
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass 1 1 1 1 1
191 Sunkern Sunkern
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass 18 9 9BW
4B2W2
4 4
192 Sunflora Sunflora
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass 18 9 9BW
4B2W2
4 4
315 Roselia Roselia
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Fairy Grass 41 34 34 34 34
331 Cacnea Cacnea
GrassIC Big.png Grass Human-Like 25 25 25 25XY
22ORAS
22
332 Cacturne Cacturne
GrassIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Grass Human-Like 25 25 25 25XY
22ORAS
22
345 Lileep Lileep
RockIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3 22 15 15 15XY
9ORAS
9
346 Cradily Cradily
RockIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3 1, 22 1, 15 1, 15 1, 15XY
1, 9ORAS
1, 9
455 Carnivine Carnivine
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass 21 21 21 21
459 Snover Snover
GrassIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Grass 31 31 31 31
460 Abomasnow Abomasnow
GrassIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Grass 31 31 31 31
465 Tangrowth Tangrowth
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass 1 1 1 1
556 Maractus Maractus
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass 33 33 33
590 Foongus Foongus
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass 18 18 18
591 Amoonguss Amoonguss
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass 18 18 18
597 Ferroseed Ferroseed
GrassIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Grass Mineral 35 35 35
598 Ferrothorn Ferrothorn
GrassIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Grass Mineral 35 35 35
708 Phantump Phantump
GhostIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Grass Amorphous 13 13
709 Trevenant Trevenant
GhostIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Grass Amorphous 13 13
716 Xerneas Xerneas
FairyIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1
753 Fomantis Fomantis
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass 19
754 Lurantis Lurantis
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass 19
755 Morelull Morelull
GrassIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Grass Grass 22
756 Shiinotic Shiinotic
GrassIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Grass Grass 1, 22
796 Xurkitree Xurkitree
ElectricIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 19
797 Celesteela Celesteela
SteelIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 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
II III IV V VI VII
001 Bulbasaur Bulbasaur
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Monster Grass
043 Oddish Oddish
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass
069 Bellsprout Bellsprout
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass
102 Exeggcute Exeggcute
GrassIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Grass Grass
152 Chikorita Chikorita
GrassIC Big.png Monster Grass
191 Sunkern Sunkern
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
222 Corsola Corsola
WaterIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3
548 Petilil Petilil
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

Description

Games Description
MDRB The user gains the Ingrain status. The user becomes incapable of moving, but regains HP over several turns.
MDS Gives the user an Ingrain status. A Pokémon with the Ingrain status is incapable of moving but regains HP every few turns.

In the anime

Sunflora Ingrain.png Snover Ingrain 1.png Snover Ingrain 2.png Amoonguss Ingrain.png
Sunflora Snover Entangles Amoonguss
The user lays roots that restore HP on every turn.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
192 Sunflora Multiple roots the same color as Sunflora's body come out of it.
A Coordinator's Sunflora Deceit and Assist Debut
459 Snover Snover's eyes glow light green and its body becomes surrounded in light green. Then, giant light brown roots shoot out of the ground, wrap up the opponent and lift it into the air.
A wild Snover The Lonely Snover! None
591 Amoonguss Amoonguss sprouts several small roots from its body into the ground.
Unknown Trainer's Amoonguss Lost at the League! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Ingrain III.png Ingrain IV.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast
Ingrain Colo.png Ingrain XD.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast
Ingrain PMD RB.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 根深蒂固 Gēnshēn-dìgù
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Verwortel
France Flag.png French Racines
Germany Flag.png German Verwurzler
Greece Flag.png Greek Ρίζωση Ridzose
Italy Flag.png Italian Radicamento
South Korea Flag.png Korean 뿌리박기 Ppuri Bakgi
Poland Flag.png Polish Wrastanie
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Enraizar
Romania Flag.png Romanian Atacul Vopsit
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Ukorenjivanje
Spain Flag.png Spanish Arraigo
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Vươn Rễ


Variations of the move Ingrain
Status IngrainAqua Ring


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