Fire Pledge (move)

Fire Pledge
ほのおのちかい Fire Oath
Fire Pledge VIII.png
Fire Pledge VIII 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.


Generation V

Fire Pledge inflicts damage. It has a regular power of 50.

When two allies attempt to use Fire Pledge and either Water 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 Fire Pledge and Water 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 for moves used by that side of the field (not including Secret Power; this effect is cumulative with Serene Grace for chances to cause a stat change or inflict a status, but not for chances to cause flinching. Due to the way certain secondary effects are handled, this can lead to an overflow glitch.
  • If Fire Pledge and Grass Pledge are used in the same turn, the ally moving second will use Fire Pledge with a power of 150, and create a sea of fire on the target's side of the field 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.

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.

Fire Pledge is unaffected by a held Fire Gem (and will not consume it). If a combined move is used, it will always receive the same-type attack bonus no matter which Pokémon is the one executing it, or what type the combined move is.

Generation VI onward

Fire Pledge's regular power changed 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.
A column of fire hits the target. When used with its grass equivalent, its power increases and a vast sea of fire appears.
BDSP This move can’t be used. It’s recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can’t be remembered.


By Move Tutor

Various Move Tutors can teach Fire Pledge to any Fire-type starter Pokémon of any evolutionary stage. From Generation VII onward, Move Tutors will also teach Fire Pledge to the Fire-type elemental monkeys. From Generation V to VII, Move Tutors will only teach this move to Pokémon with maximized friendship.

The Move Tutors who teach this move are:

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Game
004   Charmander
  Monster Dragon
005   Charmeleon
  Monster Dragon
006   Charizard
Monster Dragon
155   Cyndaquil
  Field Field
156   Quilava
  Field Field
157   Typhlosion
  Field Field
255   Torchic
  Field Field
256   Combusken
Field Field
257   Blaziken
Field Field
390   Chimchar
  Field Human-Like
391   Monferno
Field Human-Like
392   Infernape
Field Human-Like
498   Tepig
  Field Field
499   Pignite
Field Field
500   Emboar
Field Field
513   Pansear
  Field Field
514   Simisear
  Field Field
653   Fennekin
  Field Field
654   Braixen
  Field Field
655   Delphox
Field Field
725   Litten
  Field Field
726   Torracat
  Field Field
727   Incineroar
Field Field
813   Scorbunny
  Field Human-Like
814   Raboot
  Field Human-Like
815   Cinderace
  Field Human-Like
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


Games Description
SMD It damages an enemy. If it's used with Water Pledge in an Alliance, you and your teammates will get the rainbow condition, and if it's used with Grass Pledge, the enemies in the same room will get the sea of fire condition.

In the anime

Pignite Ring of fire pillars
A column of fire hits opposing Pokémon.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  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

Be the Best! Pokémon B+W

Pokémon Adventures

In other generations

Core series games

Spin-off series games


In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 火之誓約 Fó-jī Saihyeuk *
炎的誓約 Yìhm-dīk Saihyeuk *
Mandarin 火之誓約 / 火之誓约 Huǒ-zhī Shìyuē *
炎的誓約 Yán-de Shìyuē *
  Czech Ohnivý slib
  Dutch Vuurbelofte
  French Aire de Feu
  German Feuersäulen
  Italian Fiammapatto
  Korean 불꽃의맹세 Bulkkot-ui Maengse
  Polish Kolumny Ognia
Portuguese   Brazil Pilar de Fogo (anime)
Pilar de Chamas (manga)
  Portugal Penhor de Fogo
  Russian Огненная Клятва Ognennaya Klyatva
  Spanish Voto Fuego
  Vietnamese Thề Ước Của Lửa

Pledge Moves
  Grass PledgeFire PledgeWater Pledge

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