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Fire Pledge

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Fire 50 100% 10 0 Special Single non-user

Description

Deals damage. If one of the user's allies chose to use Grass Pledge or Water Pledge this turn and has not moved yet, they take their turn immediately after the user and the user's move does nothing. Power triples if this move is used by an ally that way, and a sea of fire appears on the target's side if the first move was Grass Pledge which causes non-Fire-type opponents take 1/8 of their max HP as damage at the end of each turn, or a rainbow appears on the user's side if the first move was Water Pledge which causes this Pokemon and its allies to have twice the chance of side-effects occurring, but this effect does not stack with Serene Grace. These special field effects last four turns. Does not consume Fire Gem when used.

Competitive Use

Fire Pledge is fairly useless in singles play, as all of the Pokemon that have access to it have Flamethrower and Fire Blast as superior options. However, in doubles, it can be used together with Water Pledge to double the effect chance of your side's moves. This can allow Pokemon on your side with flinching moves to act as a pseudo-Jirachi, abusing the 60% chance of your opponent flinching. This can also be used to take advantage of additional statuses when attacking. However, it does not stack with Serene Grace, so Jirachi itself cannot abuse the strategy.

When used together with Grass Pledge, Fire Pledge provides additional residual damage. This helps to wear down the opponent, although stall is not as effective a strategy in doubles, so this strategy is less effective.

Related Moves

Flamethrower is a reliable alternative with 95 Base Power and 100% accuracy.

Fire Blast is a stronger alternative with 120 Base Power and 85% accuracy.

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Blaziken Fire / Fighting Uber Blaze / Speed Boost 80 120 70 110 70 80 530
Charizard Fire / Flying NU Blaze / Solar Power 78 84 78 109 85 100 534
Charmander Fire LC Blaze / Solar Power 39 52 43 60 50 65 309
Chimchar Fire LC Blaze / Iron Fist 44 58 44 58 44 61 309
Combusken Fire / Fighting NU Blaze / Speed Boost 60 85 60 85 60 55 405
Cyndaquil Fire LC Blaze / Flash Fire 39 52 43 60 50 65 309
Emboar Fire / Fighting RU Blaze / Reckless 110 123 65 100 65 65 528
Infernape Fire / Fighting OU Blaze / Iron Fist 76 104 71 104 71 108 534
Tepig Fire LC Blaze / Thick Fat 65 63 45 45 45 45 308
Torchic Fire LC Blaze / Speed Boost 45 60 40 70 50 45 310
Typhlosion Fire RU Blaze / Flash Fire 78 84 78 109 85 100 534