Self-Destruct (move)

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Move data

Type Normal
Category Physical Physical
Power 200
Accuracy 100
PP 5  (max. 8)
Introduced Generation 1

Technical/Hidden Machine

Red/Blue
Yellow
TM36

Effects

Self-Destruct deals high damage, but causes the user to faint.

Changes

In Generations 1-5, this move's name was formatted as Selfdestruct.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets all adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Gold/Silver
Crystal
Powerful but makes the user faint.
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Inflicts severe damage but makes the user faint.
FireRed/LeafGreen The user blows up to inflict severe damage, even making itself faint.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The user blows up to inflict damage on all Pokémon in battle. The user faints upon using this move.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user attacks everything around it by causing an explosion. The user faints upon using this move.
X/Y The user attacks everything around it by causing an explosion. The user faints upon using this move.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Self-Destruct 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.

Geodude
#074 / Rock · Ground
Level 29
Graveler
#075 / Rock · Ground
Level 31
Golem
#076 / Rock · Ground
Level 31
Voltorb
#100 / Electric
Level 33
Electrode
#101 / Electric
Level 35
Koffing
#109 / Poison
Level 23
Weezing
#110 / Poison
Level 23
Pineco
#204 / Bug
Level 6
Forretress
#205 / Bug · Steel
Level 1
Baltoy
#343 / Ground · Psychic
Level 25
Claydol
#344 / Ground · Psychic
Level 25
Ferroseed
#597 / Grass · Steel
Level 38
Ferrothorn
#598 / Grass · Steel
Level 38
Genesect
#649 / Bug · Steel
Level 77

Learnt by breeding

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

Snorlax
#143 / Normal
Monster
Sudowoodo
#185 / Rock
Mineral
Bonsly
#438 / Rock
Undiscovered
Munchlax
#446 / Normal
Undiscovered
Trubbish
#568 / Poison
Mineral
Garbodor
#569 / Poison
Mineral