Bestow (move)

Move data

Type Normal
Category   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.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Normalium Z and uses its Z-Power, Bestow turns into Z-Bestow and raises Speed two stages, in addition to its usual effect as above.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokémon.

Other languages

English Bestow
Japanese ギフトパス (Gift Pass)
German Offerte
French Passe-Cadeau
Italian Cediregalo
Spanish Ofrenda

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
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The user passes its held item to the target when the target isn’t holding an item.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The user passes its held item to the target when the target isn’t holding an item.
Sword​/​Shield This move can’t be used. It’s recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can’t be remembered.