Grass Whistle (move)

Grass Whistle
くさぶえ Grass Flute
Grass Whistle VII.png
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Type  Grass
Category  Status
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  —
Accuracy  55%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
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, but other Pokémon could still inherit it via breeding.

Effect

Grass Whistle puts the target to sleep.

Grass Whistle is a sound-based move.

Pokémon with Insomnia, Vital Spirit, Shields Down (with the shield active), or Comatose as their Ability are immune to sleep. Pokémon with Soundproof (due to being a sound-based move) or Sap Sipper (due to being a Grass-type move) are also immune to Grass Whistle.

If powered up by a Grassium Z into Z-Grass Whistle, the user's Speed stat rises one stage. Throat Chop cannot prevent a Pokémon from using Z-Grass Whistle.

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 III-V

Grass Whistle cannot affect a Pokémon behind a substitute.

Generation VI onwards

Grass Whistle can now hit Pokémon even if they are behind a substitute.

Generation VIII onwards

Grass Whistle cannot be selected in a battle.

Description

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.
ColoXD Lulls target into sleep with a pleasant melody.
DPPtHGSSPBR The user plays a pleasant melody that lulls the foe into a deep sleep.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
The user plays a pleasant melody that lulls the target into a deep sleep.
SwShBDSPLA
SV
This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0191     Grass Grass 13 13BW
7B2W2
7 7
0192     Grass Grass 13 13BW
7B2W2
7 7
0315    
 
Fairy Grass 29 22 22 22 22
0459    
 
Monster Grass 13 13 13 13
0460    
 
Monster Grass 13 13 13 13
0470     Field Field 57 57BW
17B2W2
17 17
0492  
Shaymin
Land Forme
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 82DP
0541    
 
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.
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.


By breeding

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Egg Move
0001    
 
Monster Grass
0152     Monster Grass
0191     Grass Grass
0252     Monster Dragon
0331     Grass Human-Like
0406    
 
Fairy Grass
0420     Fairy Grass
0455     Grass Grass
0511     Field Field
0546    
 
Grass Fairy
0548     Grass Grass
0556     Grass Grass
0585  
Deerling
All forms
 
 
Field Field
0761     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.
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

Grass Whistle puts the target to sleep. This move is affected by Magic Coat and the Muzzled status condition. Being a sound-based move, it is blocked by Soundproof.

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDRB - - 13 - 100% - Front Enemy Yes
MDTDS - - 12 - 88% - Front Enemy Yes
BSL - - 12 - 88% - Front Enemy Yes
MDGtI - - 17 30 85% 98% Front Enemy Yes
SMD - - 17 30 85% 98% Front Enemy Yes
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Description

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
The user brings a plant to its mouth and plays a pleasant melody that lulls the target into a deep sleep.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  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 picks up a blade of grass, brings it up to its face, and blows on it. The blade of grass starts to glow green, and when the opponent hears the music, it falls asleep.
A wild Snover The Lonely Snover! None
  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

Trivia

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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