Grass Pledge (move)

Grass Pledge
くさのちかい Grass Oath
Grass Pledge VIII.png
Grass Pledge VIII swamp.png
Type  Grass
Category  Special
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  80
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation V
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  0  
Excites the audience in any kind of contest.

Grass Pledge (Japanese: くさのちかい Grass Oath) is a damage-dealing Grass-type move introduced in Generation V.

Effect

Generation V

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

When two allies attempt to use Grass Pledge and either Fire Pledge or Water 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 Grass Pledge and Fire 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 Grass Pledge and Water 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 quarters 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.

Grass Pledge is unaffected by a held Grass 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

Grass Pledge's regular power changed from 50 to 80. In addition, Grass Pledge does not work in Sky Battles.

Description

Games Description
BWB2W2 A column of grass hits opposing Pokémon. When used with its water equivalent, its damage increases into a vast swamp.
XYORAS A column of grass hits the target. When used with its water equivalent, its damage increases and a vast swamp appears.
SMUSUM
SwShLA
A column of grass hits the target. When used with its water equivalent, its power increases and a vast swamp appears.
BDSP This move can’t be used. It’s recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can’t be remembered.


Learnset

By Move Tutor

Various Move Tutors can teach Grass Pledge to any Grass-type starter Pokémon of any evolutionary stage. From Generation VII onward, Move Tutors will also teach Grass Pledge to the Grass-type elemental monkeys, and starting in Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, to Silvally. 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
BW B2W2 XY ORAS SM USUM PE SwSh SwSh
EP
BDSP LA
001   Bulbasaur
 
 
Monster Grass
002   Ivysaur
 
 
Monster Grass
003   Venusaur
 
 
Monster Grass
152   Chikorita
  Monster Grass
153   Bayleef
  Monster Grass
154   Meganium
  Monster Grass
252   Treecko
  Monster Dragon
253   Grovyle
  Monster Dragon
254   Sceptile
  Monster Dragon
387   Turtwig
  Monster Grass
388   Grotle
  Monster Grass
389   Torterra
 
 
Monster Grass
495   Snivy
  Field Grass
496   Servine
  Field Grass
497   Serperior
  Field Grass
511   Pansage
  Field Field
512   Simisage
  Field Field
650   Chespin
  Field Field
651   Quilladin
  Field Field
652   Chesnaught
 
 
Field Field
722   Rowlet
 
 
Flying Flying
723   Dartrix
 
 
Flying Flying
724   Decidueye
 
 
Flying Flying
773   Silvally
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
810   Grookey
  Field Grass
811   Thwackey
  Field Grass
812   Rillaboom
  Field 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

Description

Games Description
MDGtI  UNUSED
SMD It damages an enemy. If it's used with Fire Pledge in an Alliance, the enemies in the same room will get the sea of fire condition, and if it's used with Water Pledge, they will get the swamp condition.


In the manga

Be the Best! Pokémon B+W


Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 草之誓約 Chóu-jī Saihyeuk *
Mandarin 草之誓約 / 草之誓约 Cǎo-zhī Shìyuē *
草的誓約 Cǎo-de Shìyuē *
  French Aire d'Herbe
  German Pflanzsäulen (Gen V-VI)
Pflanzensäulen (since Gen VII)
  Italian Erbapatto
  Korean 풀의맹세 Pul-ui Maengse
Portuguese   Brazil Pilar de Grama
  Portugal Penhor de Erva
  Spanish Voto Planta
  Vietnamese Thề Ước Của Cỏ



Pledge Moves
  Grass PledgeFire PledgeWater Pledge


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