Vine Whip (move)

Vine Whip
つるのムチ Vine Whip
Vine Whip VIII.png
Type  Grass
Category  Physical
PP  25 (max. 40)
Power  45
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Cool
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jam  0  
A highly appealing move.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
A basic performance using a move known by the Pokémon.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Quite an appealing move.

Vine Whip (Japanese: つるのムチ Vine Whip) is a damage-dealing Grass-type move introduced in Generation I.


Generations I to III

Vine Whip inflicts damage and has no secondary effect. Its PP is 10, and it has a power of 35.

Vine Whip can be used as the second move of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining 4 bonus appeal points if Growth was used in the previous turn.

Generations IV and V

The PP of Vine Whip is now 15.

Generation VI onwards

Vine Whip's power changed from 35 to 45 and its PP is now 25.


Games Description
StadStad2 A Grass-type attack. The Pokémon uses its cruel whips to strike the opponent.
GSC Whips the foe with slender vines.
RSE Strikes the foe with slender, whiplike vines.
FRLG The foe is struck with slender, whiplike vines.
Colo.XD Strikes the target with slender, whiplike vines.
DPPtHGSSPBR The foe is struck with slender, whiplike vines to inflict damage.
The target is struck with slender, whiplike vines to inflict damage.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
001   Bulbasaur
Monster Grass 13 10 10 9 9 9 7, 9SMUSUM
002   Ivysaur
Monster Grass 13 10 10 9 9 9 9SMUSUM
1, 5PE
003   Venusaur
Monster Grass 1, 13 1, 10 1, 10 1, 9 1, 9 1, 9 1, 9SMUSUM
1, 5PE
069   Bellsprout
Grass Grass 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1BDSP
070   Weepinbell
Grass Grass 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1BDSP
071   Victreebel
Grass Grass 1 1 1 1 1 1 1BDSP
114   Tangela
  Grass Grass 29Y 19 22 19 19BW
455   Carnivine
  Grass Grass 11 11 11 11 11BDSP
465   Tangrowth
  Grass Grass 19 19BW
7 7 16
495   Snivy
  Field Grass 7 7 7
496   Servine
  Field Grass 1, 7 1, 7 1, 7
497   Serperior
  Field Grass 1, 7 1, 7 1, 7
511   Pansage
  Field Field 10 10 10
650   Chespin
  Field Field 5 1, 5
651   Quilladin
  Field Field 5 1, 5
652   Chesnaught
Field Field 5 1, 5
669   Flabébé
  Fairy Fairy 1 1
670   Floette
  Fairy Fairy 1 1
670   Floette
Eternal Flower
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1
672   Skiddo
  Field Field 7 7
673   Gogoat
  Field Field 7 1, 7
764   Comfey
  Grass Grass 1 3SwSh
893   Zarude
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 12SwSh
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
152   Chikorita
  Monster Grass BDSP
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, Vine Whip is a move with base power of 8, 15 PP and 88% accuracy. The user attacks enemy in the front.

In Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky, the move's power has been changed to 6, and its PP to 20.

Pokémon Conquest

Stars: ★★
Power: 24
Accuracy: 100%
Effect: None
Grid assumes the user is in the square marked by > facing to the right.
Orange squares indicate spaces that are hit.
Red squares indicate the knockback on hit Pokémon.
A blue square indicates the user's position after performing the move.

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description
Physical 1 20 24 100% An opponent No additional effect.

Super Smash Bros. series

Ivysaur's Vine Whip in SSBB

Vine Whip is Ivysaur's Up Special move. It has tether functionality.

Pokémon GO

  Vine Whip
Fast Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 7
Energy boost 6
Duration 0.6 seconds
Damage window 0.35 - 0.6 seconds
Trainer Battles
Power 5
Energy boost 8
Turns 2
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
By Elite Fast TM
By GO Snapshot
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible


Gyms & Raids
  • July 30, 2016
    • Power: 10 → 7
  • February 16, 2017
    • Power: 7 → 8
    • Duration: 0.65 → 1.1 seconds
    • Damage window: 0.45 - 0.65 → 0.35 - 0.6 seconds
  • February 21, 2017
    • Power: 8 → 7
    • Energy boost: 7 → 6
    • Duration: 1.1 → 0.6 seconds


Games Description
Inflicts damage on the target.
BSL てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえる
Conq. The enemy is struck with slender, whiplike vines to inflict damage.
MDGtI It damages an enemy.
It damages an enemy. It reaches up to 2 tiles away.
Monopoly: Pokémon Exclusive Kanto Edition When an opponent buys improvements, use a vine to steal one.

In the anime

In the manga

Be the Best! Pokémon B+W

The Electric Tale of Pikachu

Magical Pokémon Journey

Movie adaptations

Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Battle Stories

Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys

Pokémon Pocket Monsters

Mobilize!! Pokémon Ranger

In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games


In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 藤鞭 Tàhngbīn *
藤條 Tàhngtíuh *
Mandarin 藤鞭 Téngbiān *
藤鞭出动 Téngbiān Chūdòng *
  Czech Šlehavý útok
Úponkový bič (Diamond & Pearl series)
  Danish Slyngpisk
  Dutch Roede
  Finnish Piiskaisku (Master Quest)
Rihmaisku (also used for String Shot)
Köynnössivallus/Rihmasivallus (OS)
Piiskansivallus (early season 1, M01)
  French Fouet Lianes
  German Rankenhieb
  Greek Κλιματσίδα Klimatsída
  Hindi लाताक की रस्सी Lataak Ki Rassi
  Icelandic Vine Whip*
  Indonesian Cambuk Merambat
  Italian Frustata
Stretta con liane*
  Korean 덩굴채찍 Deonggulchaejjik
  Norwegian Piskangrep*
  Polish Dzikie Pnącze*
Winne Pnącze*
Atak Winoroślą*
Pędy Winorośli*
Długie Pnącze*
Tnący Bicz/Winny Bicz*
Bicz Zwinnej Latorośli/Atak Zwinną Latoroślą*
Zwinny Bicz*
Wijący Bicz*
Bluszczowy Bicz*
Portuguese   Brazil Chicote de Vinha (games, BW098-present, TCG, manga, The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Chicote de Cipó (early anime)
Chicote de Pinha (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Chicote (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
  Portugal Chicote de Hera
  Romanian Lujerul Bici
  Russian Виноградная лоза Vinogradnaya loza
  Serbian Bičevanje Lozom
Spanish   Latin America Látigo Cepa
Ramas (EP010-EP032)
  Spain Látigo Cepa
  Swedish Vinpiska
  Thai แส้เถาวัลย์
  Turkish Asma Kırbacı
  Vietnamese Roi Mây

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