Destiny Bond (move)

Move data

Type Ghost
Category   Status
Power
Accuracy
PP 5  (max. 8)
Introduced Generation 2

Effects

If the user faints, the opponent also faints.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Ghostium Z and uses its Z-Power, Destiny Bond turns into Z-Destiny Bond and makes the Pokémon become the center of attention, in addition to its usual effect as above.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets the user.

Other languages

English Destiny Bond
Japanese みちづれ (Michizure)
German Abgangsbund
French Prélèvem. Destin
Italian Destinobbligato
Spanish Mismo Destino

Game descriptions

Gold​/​Silver
Crystal
The foe faints if the user does.
Ruby​/​Sapphire
Emerald
If the user faints, the foe is also made to faint.
FireRed​/​LeafGreen If the user faints, the foe delivering the final hit also faints.
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
When this move is used, if the user faints, the foe that landed the knockout hit also faints.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
When this move is used, if the user faints, the Pokémon that landed the knockout hit also faints.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
When this move is used, if the user faints, the Pokémon that landed the knockout hit also faints.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
After using this move, if the user faints, the Pokémon that landed the knockout hit also faints. Its chance of failing rises if it is used in succession.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Destiny Bond 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.

Gastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
Level 40
Haunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
Level 50
Gengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Level 50
Koffing
#109 / Poison
Level 40
Weezing
#110 / Poison
Level 46
Wobbuffet
#202 / Psychic
Level 1
Qwilfish
#211 / Water · Poison
Level 1
Qwilfish
#211 / Water · Poison
Level 53
Cacnea
#331 / Grass
Level 54
Cacturne
#332 / Grass · Dark
Level 1
Cacturne
#332 / Grass · Dark
Level 59
Wynaut
#360 / Psychic
Level 15
Vespiquen
#416 / Bug · Flying
Level 1
Vespiquen
#416 / Bug · Flying
Level 53
Froslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
Level 1
Froslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
Level 61
Giratina
Altered Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Level 24
Giratina
Origin Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Level 24
Yamask
#562 / Ghost
Level 49
Cofagrigus
#563 / Ghost
Level 57
Phantump
#708 / Ghost · Grass
Level 39
Trevenant
#709 / Ghost · Grass
Level 39
Hoopa
Hoopa Confined
#720 / Psychic · Ghost
Level 1
Hoopa
Hoopa Unbound
#720 / Psychic · Dark
Level 1

Learnt by breeding

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

Aegislash
Blade Forme
#681 / Steel · Ghost
Mineral
Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Amorphous
Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
Amorphous