Grass Whistle (move)

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Grass Whistle
くさぶえ Grass Flute
Grass Whistle VII.png
Type  Grass
Category  Status
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  —
Accuracy  55%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation III
Condition  Smart
Appeal  1
Jam  3 ♥♥♥
Badly startles those that have made appeals.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Prevents the Voltage from going down in the same turn.
Condition  Clever
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  0  
Prevents the user from being startled one time this turn.

Grass Whistle (Japanese: くさぶえ Grass Flute), formatted as GrassWhistle prior to Pokémon X and Y, is a non-damaging Grass-type move introduced in Generation III. Prior to Generation IV, it was the signature move of Roselia.


Generations III to VII

Grass Whistle puts the target to sleep. Pokémon with Insomnia, Vital Spirit, Sap Sipper, Soundproof or Comatose as their Ability are unaffected by Grass Whistle. Pokémon with Shields Down are unaffected only when the shield is active.

Grass Whistle will become a Water-type move when used by a Pokémon with the Ability Liquid Voice. If the user is affected by Throat Chop, it will be unable to use this move for two turns.

If powered up by a Grassium Z into Z-Grass Whistle, the user's Speed stat rises one stage, and the user can use this move regardless of whether it is affected by Throat Chop or not.

Grass Whistle can also be used as part of a Contest Spectacular combination, causing certain moves (Dream Eater, Hex, Nightmare, and Wake-Up Slap) to give an extra three appeal points if used in the next turn.

Generation VIII

Grass Whistle cannot be selected in a battle.


Games Description
RSE Lulls the foe into sleep with a pleasant melody.
FRLG A pleasant melody is played to lull the foe into a deep sleep.
Colo.XD Lulls target into sleep with a pleasant melody.
DPPtHGSSPBR The user plays a pleasant melody that lulls the foe into a deep sleep.
The user plays a pleasant melody that lulls the target into a deep sleep.
SwShBDSPLA This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
191   Sunkern
  Grass Grass 13 13BW
7 7
192   Sunflora
  Grass Grass 13 13BW
7 7
315   Roselia
Fairy Grass 29 22 22 22 22
459   Snover
Monster Grass 13 13 13 13
460   Abomasnow
Monster Grass 13 13 13 13
470   Leafeon
  Field Field 57 57BW
17 17
492   Shaymin
Land Forme
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 82DP
541   Swadloon
Bug Bug 1 1 1
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

By breeding

# Pokémon Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
001   Bulbasaur
Monster Grass
152   Chikorita
  Monster Grass
191   Sunkern
  Grass Grass
252   Treecko
  Monster Dragon
331   Cacnea
  Grass Human-Like
406   Budew
Fairy Grass
420   Cherubi
  Fairy Grass
455   Carnivine
  Grass Grass
511   Pansage
  Field Field
546   Cottonee
Grass Fairy
548   Petilil
  Grass Grass
556   Maractus
  Grass Grass
585   Deerling
Field Field
761   Bounsweet
  Grass Grass
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

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team Grasswhistle is a move with 13PP and 100% accuracy. The user targets an enemy in front, while cutting corners, and puts them to sleep if possible. This move is affected by Magic Coat, Taunt and Muzzled status condition. Being a sound-based move, it is blocked by Soundproof.

In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, the move's PP has been decreased to 12 and its accuracy to 88%.


Games Description
MDRB Makes the target go to sleep, causing it to be incapable of action.
MDTDS Afflicts the targeted enemy with a Sleep status condition. A Pokémon with the Sleep status is incapable of action.
BSL てきポケモンを すいみんじょうたいにかえる すいみんじょうたいの ポケモンは こうどうできない
MDGtI It causes the Sleep status condition to an enemy. With the Sleep status, the enemy can't do anything.
SMD It makes an enemy go to sleep.

In the anime

Sunflora Snover Pansage
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Sunflora Sunflora puts one of its leaves into its mouth and blows on it. It then moves its leaf back and forth and its whole body starts to glow white.
Nando's Sunflora Dawn's Early Night! Debut
  Snover Snover picks up a blade of grass, brings it up to its face, and blows on it. The blade of grass starts to glow green, the opponent hears the music, and it falls asleep.
A wild Snover The Lonely Snover! None
  Pansage Pansage pulls out a chunk of its sprout, brings it up to its mouth, and blows into it. Musical notes appear, and when the opponent hears the music, it falls asleep.
Cilan's Pansage BWS01 None

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games


  • In Generation VIII, it is the only one of Sing's variants that cannot be used in a battle.
  • Despite several of Nuzleaf's Pokédex entries stating that it uses the leaf on its head as a flute, Nuzleaf cannot learn this move.
  • Grass Whistle is the only Grass-type sound-based move.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 草笛 Chóudehk *
草笛魔音 Chóudehk Mōyām *
Mandarin 草笛 Cǎodí *
草笛魔音 Cǎodí Móyīn *
  Dutch Grasfluit
  French Siffl'Herbe
  German Grasflöte
  Greek Φλογέρα Χόρτου
  Hindi घास की सीटी Ghaas Ki Seeti
  Italian Meloderba
  Korean 풀피리 Pul Piri
  Polish Gwizd Trawy
Portuguese   Brazil Assobio da Grama (TCG, manga)
Apito de Folha
  Portugal Assobio de Erva
  Romanian Fluier de Iarbă
  Serbian Travnata Pištaljka
  Spanish Silbato
  Vietnamese Kèn Lá

Variations of the move Sing
  Grass WhistleSingSupersonic

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