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.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Bestow 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.

Clefairy
#035 / Fairy
Level 19
Exeggcute
#102 / Grass · Psychic
Level 50
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 25
Linoone
#264 / Normal
Level 27
Plusle
#311 / Electric
Level 13
Tropius
#357 / Grass · Flying
Level 46
Passimian
#766 / Fighting
Level 25

Learnt by breeding

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

Raichu
Alolan Raichu
#026 / Electric · Psychic
Fairy, Field
Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Amorphous
Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
Amorphous