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Water Pledge

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Water 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 rainbow appears on the user's side if the first move was Fire 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. A swamp appears on the target's side if the first move was Grass Pledge which causes the Speed of all opponents to be reduced by 1/2. Does not consume Water Gem when used.

Competitive Use

Water Pledge is fairly useless in singles play, as the Pokemon that have access to it have superior options such as Surf, Scald, or Hydro Pump. However, in doubles, it can be used together with Fire Pledge to double the effect chance of your side's moves (though this does not stack with Serene Grace). When used together with Grass Pledge, Water Pledge can also be used to slow down the opponent; this is helpful to assist slower Pokemon on teams that would rather not run Trick Room.

Related Moves

Scald is a more powerful alternative that has a chance to burn the opponent.

Surf is a more powerful alternative.

Hydro Pump is a much more powerful but less accurate alternative.

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Blastoise Water UU Torrent / Rain Dish 79 83 100 85 105 78 530
Empoleon Water / Steel UU Torrent / Defiant 84 86 88 111 101 60 530
Feraligatr Water RU Torrent / Sheer Force 85 105 100 79 83 78 530
Mudkip Water LC Torrent / Damp 50 70 50 50 50 40 310
Oshawott Water LC Torrent / Shell Armor 55 55 45 63 45 45 308
Piplup Water LC Torrent / Defiant 53 51 53 61 56 40 314
Samurott Water NU Torrent / Shell Armor 95 100 85 108 70 70 528
Squirtle Water LC Torrent / Rain Dish 44 48 65 50 64 43 314
Swampert Water / Ground UU Torrent / Damp 100 110 90 85 90 60 535
Totodile Water LC Torrent / Sheer Force 50 65 64 44 48 43 314
Wartortle Water NU Torrent / Rain Dish 59 63 80 65 80 58 405