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Ingrain

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Grass - - 20 0 - User

Description

The user recovers 1/16th of its max HP each turn and is prevented from switching. The move also prevents the user from being forced out by Circle Throw, Dragon Tail, Roar, and Whirlwind. The user can only leave battle if it faints or uses the move Baton Pass, U-turn, or Volt Switch. If it uses Baton Pass, the Pokemon that receives the pass also receives the effect of this move, so cannot switch out either. Using Ingrain causes the user to become susceptible to Ground-type attacks, Spikes, and Toxic Spikes, even if it is Flying-type or has the ability Levitate, and also prevents Magnet Rise and Telekinesis from working. It does not, however, prevent the use of the moves Bounce, Fly, and Sky Drop.

Competitive Use

Ingrain is a dubious move. While HP recovery is useful, the prevention of switching can be a major hindrance, leaving this move vastly outclassed by Leech Seed. However, Ingrain can be used on Smeargle in Baton Pass chains, anchoring the final recipient with whatever boosts its team members attained.

Related Moves

Aqua Ring is a Water-type equivalent, but it allows the user to switch out, whether willingly or forcibly.

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Abomasnow Grass / Ice UU Snow Warning / Soundproof 90 92 75 92 85 60 494
Amoonguss Grass / Poison RU Effect Spore / Regenerator 114 85 70 85 80 30 464
Bellossom Grass NU Chlorophyll / Healer 75 80 85 90 100 50 480
Bellsprout Grass / Poison LC Chlorophyll / Gluttony 50 75 35 70 30 40 300
Bulbasaur Grass / Poison LC Overgrow / Chlorophyll 45 49 49 65 65 45 318
Cacnea Grass LC Sand Veil / Water Absorb 50 85 40 85 40 35 335
Cacturne Grass / Dark NU Sand Veil / Water Absorb 70 115 60 115 60 55 475
Carnivine Grass NU Levitate 74 100 72 90 72 46 454
Chikorita Grass LC Overgrow / Leaf Guard 45 49 65 49 65 45 318
Corsola Water / Rock NU Hustle / Natural Cure / Regenerator 55 55 85 65 85 35 380
Cradily Rock / Grass NU Suction Cups / Storm Drain 86 81 97 81 107 43 495
Exeggcute Grass / Psychic LC Chlorophyll / Harvest 60 40 80 60 45 40 325
Exeggutor Grass / Psychic NU Chlorophyll / Harvest 95 95 85 125 65 55 520
Ferroseed Grass / Steel RU Iron Barbs 44 50 91 24 86 10 305
Ferrothorn Grass / Steel OU Iron Barbs 74 94 131 54 116 20 489
Foongus Grass / Poison LC Effect Spore / Regenerator 69 55 45 55 55 15 294
Lileep Rock / Grass LC Suction Cups / Storm Drain 66 41 77 61 87 23 355
Lilligant Grass RU Chlorophyll / Own Tempo / Leaf Guard 70 60 75 110 75 90 480
Maractus Grass NU Water Absorb / Chlorophyll / Storm Drain 75 86 67 106 67 60 461
Meganium Grass NU Overgrow / Leaf Guard 80 82 100 83 100 80 525
Oddish Grass / Poison LC Chlorophyll / Run Away 45 50 55 75 65 30 320
Petilil Grass LC Chlorophyll / Own Tempo / Leaf Guard 45 35 50 70 50 30 280
Roselia Grass / Poison NU Natural Cure / Poison Point / Leaf Guard 50 60 45 100 80 65 400
Roserade Grass / Poison UU Natural Cure / Poison Point / Technician 60 70 55 125 105 90 505
Snover Grass / Ice LC Snow Warning / Soundproof 60 62 50 62 60 40 334
Sunflora Grass NU Chlorophyll / Solar Power / Early Bird 75 75 55 105 85 30 425
Sunkern Grass LC Chlorophyll / Solar Power / Early Bird 30 30 30 30 30 30 180
Tangela Grass NU Chlorophyll / Leaf Guard / Regenerator 65 55 115 100 40 60 435
Tangrowth Grass RU Chlorophyll / Leaf Guard / Regenerator 100 100 125 110 50 50 535
Venusaur Grass / Poison OU Overgrow / Chlorophyll 80 82 83 100 100 80 525
Victreebel Grass / Poison NU Chlorophyll / Gluttony 80 105 65 100 60 70 480
Vileplume Grass / Poison NU Chlorophyll / Effect Spore 75 80 85 100 90 50 480