Assurance (move)

Move data

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

Machine/Record

Sword​/​Shield TM58

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 Pokémon.

Other languages

English Assurance
Japanese ダメおし (Dame Oshi)
German Gewissheit
French Assurance
Italian Garanzia
Spanish Buena Baza

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.
Sword​/​Shield 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 Sword & Shield and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Meowth
#052 / Normal
Level 24
Meowth
Alolan Meowth
#052 / Dark
Level 24
Persian
#053 / Normal
Level 24
Persian
Alolan Persian
#053 / Dark
Level 24
Koffing
#109 / Poison
Level 16
Weezing
#110 / Poison
Level 16
Weezing
Galarian Weezing
#110 / Poison · Fairy
Level 16
Umbreon
#197 / Dark
Level 25
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Level 1
Purrloin
#509 / Dark
Level 21
Liepard
#510 / Dark
Level 23
Woobat
#527 / Psychic · Flying
Level 25
Swoobat
#528 / Psychic · Flying
Level 25
Axew
#610 / Dragon
Level 9
Fraxure
#611 / Dragon
Level 9
Haxorus
#612 / Dragon
Level 9
Pawniard
#624 / Dark · Steel
Level 25
Bisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
Level 25
Deino
#633 / Dark · Dragon
Level 16
Zweilous
#634 / Dark · Dragon
Level 16
Hydreigon
#635 / Dark · Dragon
Level 16
Marshadow
#802 / Fighting · Ghost
Level 36
Nickit
#827 / Dark
Level 16
Thievul
#828 / Dark
Level 16
Impidimp
#859 / Dark · Fairy
Level 16
Morgrem
#860 / Dark · Fairy
Level 16
Grimmsnarl
#861 / Dark · Fairy
Level 16
Drakloak
#886 / Dragon · Ghost
Level 12
Dragapult
#887 / Dragon · Ghost
Level 12

Learnt by TM

Diglett
Alolan Diglett
#050 / Ground · Steel
Dugtrio
Alolan Dugtrio
#051 / Ground · Steel
Meowth
#052 / Normal
Meowth
Alolan Meowth
#052 / Dark
Meowth
Galarian Meowth
#052 / Steel
Persian
Alolan Persian
#053 / Dark
Farfetch'd
Galarian Farfetch'd
#083 / Fighting
Weezing
Galarian Weezing
#110 / Poison · Fairy
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Umbreon
#197 / Dark
Delibird
#225 / Ice · Flying
Mantine
#226 / Water · Flying
Larvitar
#246 / Rock · Ground
Pupitar
#247 / Rock · Ground
Tyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Zigzagoon
Galarian Zigzagoon
#263 / Dark · Normal
Linoone
Galarian Linoone
#264 / Dark · Normal
Nuzleaf
#274 / Grass · Dark
Shiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Vespiquen
#416 / Bug · Flying
Stunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Skuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
Skorupi
#451 / Poison · Bug
Drapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Purrloin
#509 / Dark
Liepard
#510 / Dark
Basculin
Red-Striped Form
#550 / Water
Klink
#599 / Steel
Klang
#600 / Steel
Axew
#610 / Dragon
Cubchoo
#613 / Ice
Beartic
#614 / Ice
Pawniard
#624 / Dark · Steel
Bisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
Vullaby
#629 / Dark · Flying
Deino
#633 / Dark · Dragon
Zweilous
#634 / Dark · Dragon
Binacle
#688 / Rock · Water
Goodra
#706 / Dragon
Incineroar
#727 / Fire · Dark
Wimpod
#767 / Bug · Water
Golisopod
#768 / Bug · Water
Dhelmise
#781 / Ghost · Grass
Grookey
#810 / Grass
Raboot
#814 / Fire
Nickit
#827 / Dark
Thievul
#828 / Dark
Chewtle
#833 / Water
Drednaw
#834 / Water · Rock
Impidimp
#859 / Dark · Fairy
Morgrem
#860 / Dark · Fairy
Morpeko
Full Belly Mode
#877 / Electric · Dark
Zacian
Crowned Sword
#888 / Fairy · Steel