Water Pledge (move)

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Water Pledge
みずのちかい Water Oath
Water Pledge V.png
Water Pledge V rainbow.png
Type  Water
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
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Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
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Appeal  0  
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  0  
Excites the audience in any kind of contest.

Water Pledge (Japanese: みずのちかい Water Oath) is a damage-dealing Water-type move introduced in Generation V. Only Water-type starter Pokémon can learn this move.


Generation V

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

If it and Fire Pledge are used in the same turn, it will 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 it and Grass Pledge are used in the same turn, it will come out as Grass Pledge, inflict damage at double the power, then create a swamp on the side of the field of the target of the combined move for four turns. This swamp halves 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.

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

Generation VI

Water Pledge's power changed from 50 to 80. In addition, Water Pledge does not work in Sky Battles.


Games Description
A column of water strikes the target. When combined with its fire equivalent, the damage increases and a rainbow appears.


By Move Tutor

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

# Pokémon Type Game
007 Squirtle Squirtle Water Water
008 Wartortle Wartortle Water Water
009 Blastoise Blastoise Water Water
158 Totodile Totodile Water Water
159 Croconaw Croconaw Water Water
160 Feraligatr Feraligatr Water Water
258 Mudkip Mudkip Water Water
259 Marshtomp Marshtomp Water Ground
260 Swampert Swampert Water Ground
393 Piplup Piplup Water Water
394 Prinplup Prinplup Water Water
395 Empoleon Empoleon Water Steel
501 Oshawott Oshawott Water Water
502 Dewott Dewott Water Water
503 Samurott Samurott Water Water
656 Froakie Froakie Water Water
657 Frogadier Frogadier Water Water
658 Greninja Greninja Water Dark
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 manga

In the Be the Best! Pokémon B+W manga

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 水的誓約 Shuǐ-de Shìyuē
France Flag.png French Aire d'Eau
Germany Flag.png German Wassersäulen
Italy Flag.png Italian Acquapatto
South Korea Flag.png Korean 물의맹세 Moole-yi Maengsae
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Pilar de Água
Spain Flag.png Spanish Voto Agua

Pledge Moves
Special Grass PledgeFire PledgeWater Pledge

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