Bind (move)

Move data

Type Normal
Category   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 18 of their maximum HP after each turn, for 4-5 turns.

If the user holds a Grip Claw, the after-effects last for 7 turns. If a Binding Band is held, the damage is 16 of the target's maximum HP.

Changes

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

In Generations 2-5, the target loses only 116 of their maximum HP after each turn, or 18 if a Binding Band is held.

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

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Normalium Z and uses its Z-Power, Bind turns into Breakneck Blitz and has base power 100.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokémon.

Other languages

English Bind
Japanese しめつける (Shimetsukeru)
German Klammergriff
French Étreinte
Italian Legatutto
Spanish Atadura

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
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
Things such as long bodies or tentacles are used to bind and squeeze the target for four to five turns.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
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 Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon 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
50% Forme
#718 / Dragon · Ground
Level 18
Bewear
#760 / Normal · Fighting
Level 1

Learnt by move tutor

These Pokémon can learn Bind by the various move tutors in the games.

Onix
#095 / Rock · Ground
Pinsir
#127 / Bug
Omanyte
#138 / Rock · Water
Omastar
#139 / Rock · Water
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Shuckle
#213 / Bug · Rock
Lileep
#345 / Rock · Grass
Cradily
#346 / Rock · Grass
Deoxys
Normal Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Attack Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Defense Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Speed Forme
#386 / Psychic
Snivy
#495 / Grass
Klink
#599 / Steel
Klang
#600 / Steel
Inkay
#686 / Dark · Psychic
Zygarde
50% Forme
#718 / Dragon · Ground