Assurance (move)

Move data

Type Dark
Category   Physical
Power 60
Accuracy 100
PP 10  (max. 16)
Introduced Generation 4

Effects

Assurance deals damage, and if the target has already taken damage in this turn its power doubles to 120.

Changes

In Generations 4-5, Assurance has base power 50.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Darkinium Z and uses its Z-Power, Assurance turns into Black Hole Eclipse and has base power 120.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
If the foe has already taken some damage in the same turn, this attack’s power is doubled.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
If the target has already taken some damage in the same turn, this attack’s power is doubled.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
If the target has already taken some damage in the same turn, this attack’s power is doubled.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
If the target has already taken some damage in the same turn, this attack’s power is doubled.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Assurance at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Beedrill
#015 / Bug · Poison
Level 26
Rattata
#019 / Normal
Level 19
Rattata
Alolan Rattata
#019 / Dark · Normal
Level 19
Raticate
#020 / Normal
Level 19
Raticate
Alolan Raticate
#020 / Dark · Normal
Level 19
Spearow
#021 / Normal · Flying
Level 22
Fearow
#022 / Normal · Flying
Level 23
Meowth
#052 / Normal
Level 41
Meowth
Alolan Meowth
#052 / Dark
Level 41
Persian
#053 / Normal
Level 49
Persian
Alolan Persian
#053 / Dark
Level 49
Mankey
#056 / Fighting
Level 26
Primeape
#057 / Fighting
Level 26
Koffing
#109 / Poison
Level 12
Weezing
#110 / Poison
Level 12
Umbreon
#197 / Dark
Level 25
Murkrow
#198 / Dark · Flying
Level 25
Girafarig
#203 / Normal · Psychic
Level 10
Donphan
#232 / Ground
Level 15
Poochyena
#261 / Dark
Level 22
Mightyena
#262 / Dark
Level 24
Carvanha
#318 / Water · Dark
Level 15
Sharpedo
#319 / Water · Dark
Level 15
Cranidos
#408 / Rock
Level 24
Rampardos
#409 / Rock
Level 24
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Level 1
Tepig
#498 / Fire
Level 31
Pignite
#499 / Fire · Fighting
Level 36
Emboar
#500 / Fire · Fighting
Level 38
Purrloin
#509 / Dark
Level 28
Liepard
#510 / Dark
Level 31
Woobat
#527 / Psychic · Flying
Level 12
Swoobat
#528 / Psychic · Flying
Level 1
Swoobat
#528 / Psychic · Flying
Level 12
Sandile
#551 / Ground · Dark
Level 16
Krokorok
#552 / Ground · Dark
Level 16
Krookodile
#553 / Ground · Dark
Level 16
Axew
#610 / Dragon
Level 7
Fraxure
#611 / Dragon
Level 1
Fraxure
#611 / Dragon
Level 7
Haxorus
#612 / Dragon
Level 1
Haxorus
#612 / Dragon
Level 7
Pawniard
#624 / Dark · Steel
Level 33
Bisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
Level 33
Marshadow
#802 / Fighting · Ghost
Level 1

Learnt by breeding

These Pokémon can learn Assurance as an egg move. Their breeding groups are also shown for reference.

Grimer
Alolan Grimer
#088 / Poison · Dark
Amorphous
Muk
Alolan Muk
#089 / Poison · Dark
Amorphous