Bitter Malice (move)

Bitter Malice
うらみつらみ Bitter Grudge
Bitter Malice IX.png
Bitter Malice IX 2.png
Type  Ghost
Category  Special
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  75
Accuracy  100%
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Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation VIII
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Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
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Appeal  0  
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Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

Bitter Malice (Japanese: うらみつらみ Bitter Grudge) is a damage-dealing Ghost-type move introduced in Pokémon Legends: Arceus. It is the signature move of Hisuian Zorua and Zoroark.

Effect

Generation VIII

Bitter Malice inflicts damage and has a 30% chance (50% chance in the strong style) to leave the target with frostbite. The move's power is doubled if the target has a status condition.

Category  Special
PP  15
Agile Strong
Power  60  45  75
Accuracy  100%  100%  100%
Action speed modifier
Self  0  0  +5
Target  0  +3  0
Additional effect
Chance  30%  30%  50%
Turns  3  2  4
   ?  ?
May inflict the target with frostbite
Power is doubled if the target has a status condition

Generation IX

Bitter Malice's PP and power were changed to 10 and 75, respectively. It no longer powers up if the target has a status condition, and it instead lowers the target's Attack by one stage.

Description

Games Description
LA The user attacks its target with spine-chilling resentment. This may also leave the target with frostbite. This move's power is doubled if the target has a status condition.
SV The user attacks the target with spine-chilling resentment. This also lowers the target’s Attack stat.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0570  
Zorua
Hisuian Form
 
 
Field Field 18 40
0571  
Zoroark
Hisuian Form
 
 
Field Field 18 46
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 generations

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 冤冤相報 Yūnyūnsēungbou
Mandarin 冤冤相報 / 冤冤相报 Yuānyuānxiāngbào
  French Cœur de Rancœur
  German Niedertracht
  Italian Livore
  Korean 천추지한 Cheonchujihan
  Spanish Rencor Reprimido


Variations of the move Barb Barrage
  Barb Barrage
  Infernal Parade
Formerly a variation
  Bitter Malice


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