Ingrain (move)

Move data

Type Grass
Category   Status
Power
Accuracy
PP 20  (max. 32)
Introduced Generation 3

Effects

The user of Ingrain plants it roots, which restores 116 of its maximum HP at the end of each turn, but prevents switching out.

Only the moves Baton Pass, U Turn or Volt Switch will allow the user to switch out, with Baton Pass transferring the effects of Ingrain. Moves such as Roar used on this Pokemon will have no effect.

Ingrain cancels effects given to raised Pokemon such as immunity to Ground-type moves, Spikes and so on. See more in the glossary.

If the user is holding a Big Root, Ingrain restores 30% more HP each turn - approximately 112 of its maximum.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Grassium Z and uses its Z-Power, Ingrain turns into Z-Ingrain and raises Special Defense one stage, in addition to its usual effect as above.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets the user.

Game descriptions

Ruby​/​Sapphire
Emerald
Lays roots that restore HP. The user can’t switch out.
FireRed​/​LeafGreen The user lays roots that restore HP on every turn. It can’t switch out.
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
The user lays roots that restore HP on every turn. Because it is rooted, it can’t switch out.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
The user lays roots that restore its HP on every turn. Because it is rooted, it can’t switch out.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The user lays roots that restore its HP on every turn. Because it is rooted, it can’t switch out.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The user lays roots that restore its HP on every turn. Because it’s rooted, it can’t switch out.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Ingrain 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.

Tangela
#114 / Grass
Level 1
Sunkern
#191 / Grass
Level 4
Sunflora
#192 / Grass
Level 4
Roselia
#315 / Grass · Poison
Level 34
Cacnea
#331 / Grass
Level 22
Cacturne
#332 / Grass · Dark
Level 22
Lileep
#345 / Rock · Grass
Level 9
Cradily
#346 / Rock · Grass
Level 1
Cradily
#346 / Rock · Grass
Level 9
Carnivine
#455 / Grass
Level 21
Snover
#459 / Grass · Ice
Level 31
Abomasnow
#460 / Grass · Ice
Level 31
Tangrowth
#465 / Grass
Level 1
Maractus
#556 / Grass
Level 33
Foongus
#590 / Grass · Poison
Level 18
Amoonguss
#591 / Grass · Poison
Level 18
Ferroseed
#597 / Grass · Steel
Level 35
Ferrothorn
#598 / Grass · Steel
Level 35
Phantump
#708 / Ghost · Grass
Level 13
Trevenant
#709 / Ghost · Grass
Level 13
Xerneas
#716 / Fairy
Level 1
Fomantis
#753 / Grass
Level 19
Lurantis
#754 / Grass
Level 19
Morelull
#755 / Grass · Fairy
Level 22
Shiinotic
#756 / Grass · Fairy
Level 1
Shiinotic
#756 / Grass · Fairy
Level 22
Xurkitree
#796 / Electric
Level 19
Celesteela
#797 / Steel · Flying
Level 1

Learnt by breeding

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

Exeggutor
Alolan Exeggutor
#103 / Grass · Dragon
Grass