Bestow (move)

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Move data

Type Normal
Category Status Status
Power -
Accuracy -
PP 15  (max. 24)
Introduced Generation 5

Effects

Bestow gives the user's held item to the target.

It will not work if the target is already holding an item or is behind a Substitute. Mail cannot be transferred.

Items bestowed upon wild Pokémon are permanently lost if the Pokémon is KO'd, but items lost in Trainer battles are returned. All held items in wi-fi/linked battles (including Battle Tower/Subway/Maison) are returned to their respective owners at the end of a battle.

Pokemon with the ability Sticky Hold cannot have their held item removed. The Griseous Orb cannot be removed from Giratina; Type Plates cannot be removed from Arceus; Drives cannot be removed from Genesect; and Mega Stones cannot be removed from their respective Pokémon.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user passes its held item to the target when the target isn’t holding an item.
X/Y The user passes its held item to the target when the target isn’t holding an item.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Bestow at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

ClefairyClefairy
#035 / Fairy
Level 19
ExeggcuteExeggcute
#102 / Grass · Psychic
Level 50
ChanseyChansey
#113 / Normal
Level 20
TogepiTogepi
#175 / Fairy
Level 25
TogeticTogetic
#176 / Fairy · Flying
Level 25
BlisseyBlissey
#242 / Normal
Level 20
ZigzagoonZigzagoon
#263 / Normal
Level 25
LinooneLinoone
#264 / Normal
Level 27
PluslePlusle
#311 / Electric
Level 13
TropiusTropius
#357 / Grass · Flying
Level 46

Learnt by breeding

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

PikachuPikachu
#025 / Electric
Fairy, Field
RaichuRaichu
#026 / Electric
Fairy, Field
PichuPichu
#172 / Electric
Undiscovered
DelibirdDelibird
#225 / Ice · Flying
Field, Water 1
PachirisuPachirisu
#417 / Electric
Fairy, Field
PidovePidove
#519 / Normal · Flying
Flying
TranquillTranquill
#520 / Normal · Flying
Flying
UnfezantUnfezant
#521 / Normal · Flying
Flying
AudinoAudino
#531 / Normal
Fairy
FroakieFroakie
#656 / Water
Water 1
FrogadierFrogadier
#657 / Water
Water 1
GreninjaGreninja
#658 / Water · Dark
Water 1
PhantumpPhantump
#708 / Ghost · Grass
Amorphous, Grass
TrevenantTrevenant
#709 / Ghost · Grass
Amorphous, Grass
Pumpkaboo (Average Size)Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Amorphous
Gourgeist (Average Size)Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
Amorphous