Bind (move)

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Move data

Type Normal
Category Physical Physical
Power 15
Accuracy 85
PP 20  (max. 32)
Introduced Generation 1

Effects

Bind inflicts damage on the first turn then traps the opponent, causing them to lose 116 of their maximum HP after each turn, for 4-5 turns. If the user holds a Grip Claw then it is always 5 turns.

Changes

In Generations 1-4, Bind has 75% accuracy. Its after-effects last for 2-5 turns instead of 4-5.

In Generation 1, Bind simply inflicts its base power damage for 2-5 turns. While in effect, the target is unable to attack.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Gold/Silver
Crystal
Binds the target for 2-5 turns.
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Binds and squeezes the foe for 2 to 5 turns.
FireRed/LeafGreen A long body or tentacles are used to bind the foe for two to five turns.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
A long body or tentacles are used to bind and squeeze the foe for two to five turns.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
Things such as long bodies or tentacles are used to bind and squeeze the target for four to five turns.
X/Y Things such as long bodies or tentacles are used to bind and squeeze the target for four to five turns.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Bind at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon X & Y and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Onix
#095 / Rock · Ground
Level 1
Tangela
#114 / Grass
Level 17
Pinsir
#127 / Bug
Level 4
Steelix
#208 / Steel · Ground
Level 1
Kecleon
#352 / Normal
Level 4
Dusclops
#356 / Ghost
Level 1
Carnivine
#455 / Grass
Level 1
Tangrowth
#465 / Grass
Level 17
Dusknoir
#477 / Ghost
Level 1
Throh
#538 / Fighting
Level 1
Klink
#599 / Steel
Level 21
Klang
#600 / Steel
Level 21
Klinklang
#601 / Steel
Level 21
Eelektrik
#603 / Electric
Level 9
Cryogonal
#615 / Ice
Level 1
Heatmor
#631 / Fire
Level 11
Zygarde
#718 / Dragon · Ground
Level 18

Learnt in previous generations only

These Pokémon can only learn Bind in previous games; check the respective Pokédex pages for full details.

Bulbasaur
#001 / Grass · Poison
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Ivysaur
#002 / Grass · Poison
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Venusaur
#003 / Grass · Poison
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Ekans
#023 / Poison
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Arbok
#024 / Poison
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Bellsprout
#069 / Grass · Poison
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Weepinbell
#070 / Grass · Poison
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Victreebel
#071 / Grass · Poison
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Tentacool
#072 / Water · Poison
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Tentacruel
#073 / Water · Poison
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Lickitung
#108 / Normal
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Omanyte
#138 / Rock · Water
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Omastar
#139 / Rock · Water
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Dratini
#147 / Dragon
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Dragonair
#148 / Dragon
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Dragonite
#149 / Dragon · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Dunsparce
#206 / Normal
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Shuckle
#213 / Bug · Rock
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Octillery
#224 / Water
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Seviper
#336 / Poison
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Lileep
#345 / Rock · Grass
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Cradily
#346 / Rock · Grass
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Milotic
#350 / Water
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Chimecho
#358 / Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Huntail
#367 / Water
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Gorebyss
#368 / Water
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Rayquaza
#384 / Dragon · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Deoxys
Normal Forme
#386 / Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Deoxys
Attack Forme
#386 / Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Deoxys
Defense Forme
#386 / Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Deoxys
Speed Forme
#386 / Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Drifloon
#425 / Ghost · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Drifblim
#426 / Ghost · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Chingling
#433 / Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Lickilicky
#463 / Normal
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Snivy
#495 / Grass
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Servine
#496 / Grass
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Serperior
#497 / Grass
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Frillish
#592 / Water · Ghost
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Jellicent
#593 / Water · Ghost
Gen 5 — Move tutor