Baneful Bunker (move)

Move data

Type Poison
Category   Status
PP 10  (max. 16)
Priority +4
Introduced Generation 7


Baneful Bunker prevents any attacks targeted at the user from striking, for the duration of the turn. If a contact move is targeted at the Baneful Bunker user on that turn, the attacker becomes poisoned. It has priority +4 so will activate before most other moves.

Poison or Steel type Pokémon, those with the ability Immunity or those behind a Substitute cannot be poisoned. The effects do not stack with the Rocky Helmet item or the Rough Skin or Iron Barbs abilities.

The accuracy of Baneful Bunker drops by 13 each time it is used consecutively after itself or Protect, Detect, Endure, Wide Guard, Quick Guard, Spiky Shield, or King's Shield.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Poisonium Z and uses its Z-Power, Baneful Bunker turns into Z-Baneful Bunker and raises Defense one stage, in addition to its usual effect as above.

Move target


Targets the user.

Other languages

English Baneful Bunker
Japanese トーチカ (Tochka)
German Bunker
French Blockhaus
Italian Fortino
Spanish Búnker

Game descriptions

Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
In addition to protecting the user from attacks, this move also poisons any attacker that makes direct contact.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Baneful Bunker at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

#748 / Poison · Water
Level 1