Bind (move)

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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 116 of their maximum HP after each turn, for 4-5 turns. If the user holds a Grip Claw then it is always 5 turns.

Changes

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

In Generation 1, Bind simply inflicts its base power 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 Pokemon.

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 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 Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

OnixOnix
#095 / Rock · Ground
Level 1
TangelaTangela
#114 / Grass
Level 17
PinsirPinsir
#127 / Bug
Level 4
SteelixSteelix
#208 / Steel · Ground
Level 1
KecleonKecleon
#352 / Normal
Level 4
DusclopsDusclops
#356 / Ghost
Level 1
CarnivineCarnivine
#455 / Grass
Level 1
TangrowthTangrowth
#465 / Grass
Level 17
DusknoirDusknoir
#477 / Ghost
Level 1
ThrohThroh
#538 / Fighting
Level 1
KlinkKlink
#599 / Steel
Level 21
KlangKlang
#600 / Steel
Level 21
KlinklangKlinklang
#601 / Steel
Level 21
EelektrikEelektrik
#603 / Electric
Level 9
CryogonalCryogonal
#615 / Ice
Level 1
HeatmorHeatmor
#631 / Fire
Level 11
Zygarde (50% Forme)Zygarde
50% Forme
#718 / Dragon · Ground
Level 18

Learnt by move tutor

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

BulbasaurBulbasaur
#001 / Grass · Poison
IvysaurIvysaur
#002 / Grass · Poison
VenusaurVenusaur
#003 / Grass · Poison
EkansEkans
#023 / Poison
ArbokArbok
#024 / Poison
BellsproutBellsprout
#069 / Grass · Poison
WeepinbellWeepinbell
#070 / Grass · Poison
VictreebelVictreebel
#071 / Grass · Poison
TentacoolTentacool
#072 / Water · Poison
TentacruelTentacruel
#073 / Water · Poison
OnixOnix
#095 / Rock · Ground
LickitungLickitung
#108 / Normal
TangelaTangela
#114 / Grass
PinsirPinsir
#127 / Bug
OmanyteOmanyte
#138 / Rock · Water
OmastarOmastar
#139 / Rock · Water
DratiniDratini
#147 / Dragon
DragonairDragonair
#148 / Dragon
DragoniteDragonite
#149 / Dragon · Flying
MewMew
#151 / Psychic
DunsparceDunsparce
#206 / Normal
SteelixSteelix
#208 / Steel · Ground
ShuckleShuckle
#213 / Bug · Rock
OctilleryOctillery
#224 / Water
SeviperSeviper
#336 / Poison
LileepLileep
#345 / Rock · Grass
CradilyCradily
#346 / Rock · Grass
MiloticMilotic
#350 / Water
KecleonKecleon
#352 / Normal
DusclopsDusclops
#356 / Ghost
ChimechoChimecho
#358 / Psychic
HuntailHuntail
#367 / Water
GorebyssGorebyss
#368 / Water
RayquazaRayquaza
#384 / Dragon · Flying
Deoxys (Normal Forme)Deoxys
Normal Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys (Attack Forme)Deoxys
Attack Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys (Defense Forme)Deoxys
Defense Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys (Speed Forme)Deoxys
Speed Forme
#386 / Psychic
DrifloonDrifloon
#425 / Ghost · Flying
DrifblimDrifblim
#426 / Ghost · Flying
ChinglingChingling
#433 / Psychic
CarnivineCarnivine
#455 / Grass
LickilickyLickilicky
#463 / Normal
TangrowthTangrowth
#465 / Grass
DusknoirDusknoir
#477 / Ghost
SnivySnivy
#495 / Grass
ServineServine
#496 / Grass
SerperiorSerperior
#497 / Grass
ThrohThroh
#538 / Fighting
FrillishFrillish
#592 / Water · Ghost
JellicentJellicent
#593 / Water · Ghost
KlinkKlink
#599 / Steel
KlangKlang
#600 / Steel
KlinklangKlinklang
#601 / Steel
EelektrikEelektrik
#603 / Electric
EelektrossEelektross
#604 / Electric
CryogonalCryogonal
#615 / Ice
HeatmorHeatmor
#631 / Fire
InkayInkay
#686 / Dark · Psychic
MalamarMalamar
#687 / Dark · Psychic
Zygarde (50% Forme)Zygarde
50% Forme
#718 / Dragon · Ground