Forest's Curse (move)

Forest's Curse
もりののろい Forest's Curse
Forest's Curse IX.png
Type  Grass
Category  Status
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  —
Accuracy  100%
Priority  0
Opponent Opponent Opponent
Self Ally Ally
Normal: May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation VI
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Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Condition  Clever
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  1
Badly startles all Pokémon that successfully showed their appeal.

Forest's Curse (Japanese: もりののろい Forest's Curse) is a non-damaging Grass-type move introduced in Generation VI. It is the signature move of Phantump and Trevenant.


Forest's Curse adds the Grass type to the target, in addition to the Pokémon's original type(s). Forest's Curse will fail if the target is already Grass-type. If it is used against a dual-type Pokémon, that Pokémon will have three types at once. If the target already has an additional type added to it by Trick-or-Treat, that type is replaced with the Grass type. This additional type can be copied by Reflect Type.

If powered up by a Grassium Z into Z-Forest's Curse, the user's Attack, Defense, Special Attack, Special Defense, and Speed are raised by one stage each.

Forest's Curse will always fail if the target is Terastallized, regardless of its type, and its effect is removed upon Terastallizing.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Forest's Curse cannot be selected in a battle.


Games Description
XYORAS The user puts a forest curse on the target. Afflicted targets are now Grass type as well.
The user puts a forest curse on the target. The target is now Grass type as well.
BDSP This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.
SV The user puts a forest curse on the target. This adds Grass type to the target's type.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
Grass Amorphous 35 35 52 52
Grass Amorphous 35 35 52 52
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.

In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

Forest's Curse adds the Grass type to the target.

Game Base
Range Target Cuts
SMD - - 20 40 100% - Front Enemy No
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:


Games Description
SMD It adds Grass type to a target.*
It adds Grass type to the Pokémon in front of you.*

In the anime


The user puts a forest curse on the target, causing purple-colored vines to come out of the ground and constrict them.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Phantump's eyes shine, and a ring of the same color shoots out of their eyes and hits the ground. The ground grows purple and purple vines grow out from it to constrict the opponent.
Multiple wild Phantump Making Friends and Influencing Villains! Debut

In other generations

Core series games

Spin-off series games


  • If a Dragon/Ice-type Pokémon is affected by Forest's Curse, it becomes weak to 10 types, the most of any possible type combination.
  • If a Bug/Flying-type Pokémon is affected by Forest's Curse, it becomes doubly weak to the most possible types, with four double weaknesses (Rock, Fire, Ice, and Flying itself).

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 森林詛咒 Sāmlàhm Jojau
Mandarin 森林詛咒 / 森林诅咒 Sēnlín Zǔzhòu *
森林咒术 Sēnlín Zhòushù *
  French Maléfice Sylvain
  German Waldesfluch
  Italian Boscomalocchio
  Korean 숲의저주 Supuijeoju
  Polish Klątwa Lasu
  Portuguese Maldição da Floresta
  Spanish Condena Silvana

Variations of the move Forest's Curse
  Forest's CurseTrick-or-Treat

  This article is part of Project Moves and Abilities, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on two related aspects of the Pokémon games.