Ingrain (move)

Move data

Type Grass
Category   Status
Power
Accuracy
PP 20  (max. 32)
Makes contact? No
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 Pokémon will have no effect.

Ingrain cancels effects given to raised Pokémon 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.

Other languages

English Ingrain
Japanese ねをはる (Ne o Haru)
German Verwurzler
French Racines
Italian Radicamento
Spanish Arraigo

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

Tangela
#114 / Grass
Level 52
Roselia
#315 / Grass · Poison
Level 55
Roserade
#407 / Grass · Poison
Level 1
Snover
#459 / Grass · Ice
Level 35
Abomasnow
#460 / Grass · Ice
Level 35
Tangrowth
#465 / Grass
Level 52
Maractus
#556 / Grass
Level 1
Foongus
#590 / Grass · Poison
Level 32
Amoonguss
#591 / Grass · Poison
Level 32
Ferroseed
#597 / Grass · Steel
Level 15
Ferrothorn
#598 / Grass · Steel
Level 15
Phantump
#708 / Ghost · Grass
Level 40
Trevenant
#709 / Ghost · Grass
Level 40
Fomantis
#753 / Grass
Level 10
Lurantis
#754 / Grass
Level 1
Morelull
#755 / Grass · Fairy
Level 8
Shiinotic
#756 / Grass · Fairy
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