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 level numbers given are for Pokémon X & Y and may vary in other games; check the Pokémon's dex page for details.

Clefairy
#035 / Fairy
Level 19
Exeggcute
#102 / Grass · Psychic
Level 53
Chansey
#113 / Normal
Level 20
Togepi
#175 / Fairy
Level 25
Togetic
#176 / Fairy · Flying
Level 25
Blissey
#242 / Normal
Level 20
Zigzagoon
#263 / Normal
Level 33
Linoone
#264 / Normal
Level 41
Tropius
#357 / Grass · Flying
Level 1

Learnt by breeding

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

Pikachu
#025 / Electric
Field, Fairy
Raichu
#026 / Electric
Field, Fairy
Pichu
#172 / Electric
Undiscovered
Delibird
#225 / Ice · Flying
Water 1, Field
Pachirisu
#417 / Electric
Field, Fairy
Pidove
#519 / Normal · Flying
Flying
Tranquill
#520 / Normal · Flying
Flying
Unfezant
#521 / Normal · Flying
Flying
Audino
#531 / Normal
Fairy
Froakie
#656 / Water
Water 1
Phantump
#708 / Ghost · Grass
Grass, Amorphous
Trevenant
#709 / Ghost · Grass
Grass, Amorphous
Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Amorphous
Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
Amorphous