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    Default Move-of-the-Week Discussion #96: Grass Whistle




    In Pokémon, there are lots of different moves used by different Pokémon. Every week, we shall focus the discussion on a different move, and there will be some base questions that would help you start this off. This week, Grass Whistle is chosen by me (since nobody voted).

    Among sleeping moves, today's is a somewhat uncommon one, because it is only learned by Grass-types. Introduced in Generation 3, it has the same stats as Sing, but its Grass-type meant that it has Grass-type properties, including Sap Sipper blocking it. Still, it does not get blocked by Grass-types since it is a sound move and not a powder move (unlike Sleep Powder and Spore), so that's one point for Grass Whistle. It's also one of the moves that received a minor name change, so it's two-word "Grass Whistle" and not one-word "GrassWhistle".

    Here's the in-game description for this move:

    Quote Originally Posted by In-game Description (XY)
    Type: Grass (Other)
    Base Power: --
    Accuracy: 55%
    PP: 15

    The user plays a pleasant melody that lulls the target into a deep sleep..
    Here are the usual possible questions about this move:
    • How does certain Pokémon (who knows it) use this move? What kind of purpose would this move have for them (in the Pokémon World)?
    • How could this move be used to aid a profession in the Pokémon World?
    • Could this move realistically be used by any Pokémon who doesn't learn it normally? If yes, please explain your choices.
    • How would this move be used in battling, realistically or video game-wise?


    Other questions (You could ask other critical questions beyond the listed):
    • Despite being a sound move, why is Sap Sipper able to block this move's effect (and grant a boost)?
    • Why does this move have a low accuracy, despite its sound abilities?


    Here are the current users for this move:
    (Level-up)


    Thanks for reading, and happy discussing!

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    Default Re: Move-of-the-Week Discussion #96: Grass Whistle

    Why does this move have a low accuracy, despite its sound abilities?
    Making sounds with leaves/grass is really difficult. It's like a whistle - you just don't get the music by blowing hard. You'd have to adjust the leaves on your mouth to make the correct sound, and to get a whole song done, it's bound to take a lot of practice.

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    Default Re: Move-of-the-Week Discussion #96: Grass Whistle

    Quote Originally Posted by Yato View Post
    Why does this move have a low accuracy, despite its sound abilities?
    Making sounds with leaves/grass is really difficult. It's like a whistle - you just don't get the music by blowing hard. You'd have to adjust the leaves on your mouth to make the correct sound, and to get a whole song done, it's bound to take a lot of practice.
    I like the idea behind this. It's likely not a matter of the opponent not hearing it, it might just be the user failing to produce the sound, or just the song failing to be good enough to put the target to sleep.

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    Default Re: Move-of-the-Week Discussion #96: Grass Whistle

    @Yato; You may select the next move.

    Thanks for reading.
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    Default Re: Move-of-the-Week Discussion #96: Grass Whistle

    Quote Originally Posted by winstein View Post
    @Yato; You may select the next move.

    Thanks for reading.
    Relic Song, please :D

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