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
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  0  
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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 damage. It has a regular power of 50.

When two allies attempt to use Water Pledge and either Fire Pledge or Grass Pledge on the same turn, the ally moving first will not itself use a move, but instead the ally moving second will use a combined attack with a power of 150 and an additional effect immediately after it:

  • If Water Pledge and Fire Pledge are used in the same turn, the ally moving second will use Water Pledge with a power of 150, and 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 Water Pledge and Grass Pledge are used in the same turn, the ally moving second will use Grass Pledge with a power of 150, and create a swamp on the target's side of the field 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.

Water Pledge is unaffected by a held Water Gem (and will not consume it).

Generation VI

Water Pledge's regular 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.
SM A column of water strikes the target. When combined with its fire equivalent, its power 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 Egg Groups Game
007 Squirtle Squirtle
Monster Water 1
008 Wartortle Wartortle
Monster Water 1
009 Blastoise Blastoise
Monster Water 1
158 Totodile Totodile
Monster Water 1
159 Croconaw Croconaw
Monster Water 1
160 Feraligatr Feraligatr
Monster Water 1
258 Mudkip Mudkip
Monster Water 1
259 Marshtomp Marshtomp
Monster Water 1
260 Swampert Swampert
Monster Water 1
393 Piplup Piplup
Water 1 Field
394 Prinplup Prinplup
Water 1 Field
395 Empoleon Empoleon
Water 1 Field
501 Oshawott Oshawott
Field Field
502 Dewott Dewott
Field Field
503 Samurott Samurott
Field Field
515 Panpour Panpour
Field Field
516 Simipour Simipour
Field Field
656 Froakie Froakie
Water 1 Water 1
657 Frogadier Frogadier
Water 1 Water 1
658 Greninja Greninja
Water 1 Water 1
728 Popplio Popplio
Water 1 Field
729 Brionne Brionne
Water 1 Field
730 Primarina Primarina
Water 1 Field
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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