Grudge (move)

おんねん Grudge
Grudge VIII.png
Type  Ghost
Category  Status
PP  5 (max. 8)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects the user
Introduced  Generation III
Condition  Tough
Appeal  1
Jam  0  
The appeal works better the later it is performed.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Lowers the Voltage of all Judges by one each.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jamming  4 ♥♥♥♥
Startles all other Pokémon. User cannot act in the next turn.

Grudge (Japanese: おんねん Grudge) is a non-damaging Ghost-type move introduced in Generation III.


When Grudge is used, if the user faints as the direct result of an attack, the move which causes the user to faint will lose all of its PP. This move's effect only works if the user faints before making another move. Grudge does not activate for damage that occurs at the end of the turn, including damage from Leech Seed, poison, burn, Sandstorm, Hail, and Future Sight.

If powered up by a Ghostium Z into Z-Grudge, the user becomes the center of attention, forcing all of the opponent's moves to target the user for the turn, if possible.

If the Grudge user faints as the result of a Z-Move, Grudge will have no effect. If it faints as the result of a Max Move, Grudge will activate and display the name of the base move that was powered up, depleting all PP from that move.

Grudge can be used as the second move of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining 1 bonus appeal point if Curse was used in the previous turn. It is also part of a Contest Spectacular combination with the user gaining an extra three appeal points if any of the moves Encore, Taunt or Torment was used in the prior turn.

Generation IX

Grudge cannot be selected in a battle.


Games Description
RSColo.XD If the user faints, deletes the PP of the final move.
E If the user faints, deletes all PP of foe's last move.
FRLG If the user faints, this move deletes the PP of the move that finished it.
DPPtHGSSPBR If the user faints, the user's grudge fully depletes the PP of the foe's move that knocked it out.
If the user faints, the user's grudge fully depletes the PP of the opponent's move that knocked it out.
SV 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
037   Vulpix
  Field Field 37 41 47BW
037   Vulpix
Alolan Form
  Field Field 44SMUSUM 52SwSh
038   Ninetales
  Field Field 1SwShBDSP
038   Ninetales
Alolan Form
Field Field 1SwSh
200   Misdreavus
  Amorphous Amorphous 53 46 50 50 50 50BDSP
222   Corsola
Galarian Form
  Water 1 Water 3 50
292   Shedinja
Mineral Mineral 45 45 45 43XY
37 1
353   Shuppet
  Amorphous Amorphous 56 46 50BW
46 46 46BDSP
354   Banette
  Amorphous Amorphous 64 58 66BW
52 52 52BDSP
429   Mismagius
  Amorphous Amorphous 1BDSP
562   Yamask
  Mineral Amorphous 41 41 41 32
563   Cofagrigus
  Mineral Amorphous 45 45 45 32
864   Cursola
  Water 1 Water 3 50
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
092   Gastly
Amorphous Amorphous
109   Koffing
  Amorphous Amorphous
280   Ralts
Human-Like Amorphous
355   Duskull
  Amorphous Amorphous
442   Spiritomb
Amorphous Amorphous
708   Phantump
Grass Amorphous
778   Mimikyu
Amorphous Amorphous
885   Dreepy
Amorphous Dragon
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, and Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, Grudge is a move with 12PP and 100% accuracy. It gives the user Grudge status condition. If the Pokémon faints with this status, the attacker's last move other than regular attack has its PP reduced to 0. This effect is blocked by Reviver Seed and is therefore useless on the team leader. This move is affected by Taunt.

In Super Mystery Dungeon, the user's HP is halved upon use, and the effect is triggered on the attack.


Games Description
MDRB The user gains the Grudge status. If the user is defeated, it zeroes the PP of the move last used by the foe.
MDTDS Gives the user the Grudge status, which zeroes the PP of an enemy's move that makes the user faint.
BSL じぶんを おんねんじょうたいにかえる じぶんが たおれたときに こうげきしてきた ポケモンの さいごにくりだしたわざの PPを 0にする
MDGtI You'll get the Grudge status. If you faint with the Grudge status, it cuts the PP of the enemy's last move to 0.
SMD It halves your HP, which makes you hold a grudge!*
You'll halve your HP and hold a grudge! If you're attacked, you'll cut the PP of the attacker's move to 0. The status will go away after a while.*

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games


  • This move originated as a TCG attack.
  • In Generation III, the status screen erroneously states that the move has 100% accuracy, even though it targets the user (thus it ignores accuracy and evasion checks).
  • Despite its category matching this move in English and Japanese, Runerigus cannot learn Grudge.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 怨念 Yunnihm *
怨恨 Yunhahn *
Mandarin 怨念 Yuànniàn *
怨恨 Yuànhèn *
  French Rancune
  German Nachspiel
  Greek Κατάρα Katára
  Italian Rancore
  Korean 원념 Wonnyeom
  Portuguese Rancor
  Serbian Gunđanje
  Spanish Rabia
  Vietnamese Oán Niệm

Variations of the move Destiny Bond
  Destiny BondGrudge

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