Destiny Bond (move)

Move data

Type Ghost
Category Status  Status
Power
Accuracy
PP 5  (max. 8)
Makes contact? No
Introduced Generation 2

Effects

If the user faints, the opponent also faints. (—% chance)

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
Korean 길동무
Chinese (Simplified) 同命
Chinese (Traditional) 同命

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.
Sword​/​Shield
B.Diamond​/​S.Pearl
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.
Scarlet​/​Violet If the user is knocked out after using this move, the Pokémon that knocked it out will also faint. This move’s 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 Scarlet & Violet and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

GastlyGastly
#0092 / Ghost · Poison
Level 44
HaunterHaunter
#0093 / Ghost · Poison
Level 54
GengarGengar
#0094 / Ghost · Poison
Level 54
QwilfishQwilfish
#0211 / Water · Poison
Level 56
Qwilfish (Hisuian Qwilfish)Qwilfish
Hisuian Qwilfish
#0211 / Dark · Poison
Level 56
CacneaCacnea
#0331 / Grass
Level 54
CacturneCacturne
#0332 / Grass · Dark
Level 1
VespiquenVespiquen
#0416 / Bug · Flying
Level 44
DrifloonDrifloon
#0425 / Ghost · Flying
Level 32
DrifblimDrifblim
#0426 / Ghost · Flying
Level 36
FroslassFroslass
#0478 / Ice · Ghost
Level 1
Giratina (Altered Forme)Giratina
Altered Forme
#0487 / Ghost · Dragon
Level 84
Giratina (Origin Forme)Giratina
Origin Forme
#0487 / Ghost · Dragon
Level 84
Hoopa (Hoopa Confined)Hoopa
Hoopa Confined
#0720 / Psychic · Ghost
Level 1
Hoopa (Hoopa Unbound)Hoopa
Hoopa Unbound
#0720 / Psychic · Dark
Level 1
OverqwilOverqwil
#0904 / Dark · Poison
Level 56
Iron ValiantIron Valiant
#1006 / Fairy · Fighting
Level 77

Learnt by breeding

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

HoundourHoundour
#0228 / Dark · Fire
Field
HoundoomHoundoom
#0229 / Dark · Fire
Field