Destiny Bond (move)

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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.

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 Sun & Moon and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

GastlyGastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
Level 40
HaunterHaunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
Level 50
GengarGengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Level 50
KoffingKoffing
#109 / Poison
Level 40
WeezingWeezing
#110 / Poison
Level 46
WobbuffetWobbuffet
#202 / Psychic
Level 1
QwilfishQwilfish
#211 / Water · Poison
Level 1
QwilfishQwilfish
#211 / Water · Poison
Level 53
CacneaCacnea
#331 / Grass
Level 54
CacturneCacturne
#332 / Grass · Dark
Level 1
CacturneCacturne
#332 / Grass · Dark
Level 59
WynautWynaut
#360 / Psychic
Level 15
VespiquenVespiquen
#416 / Bug · Flying
Level 1
VespiquenVespiquen
#416 / Bug · Flying
Level 53
FroslassFroslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
Level 1
FroslassFroslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
Level 61
Giratina (Altered Forme)Giratina
Altered Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Level 24
YamaskYamask
#562 / Ghost
Level 49
CofagrigusCofagrigus
#563 / Ghost
Level 57
PhantumpPhantump
#708 / Ghost · Grass
Level 39
TrevenantTrevenant
#709 / Ghost · Grass
Level 39
Hoopa (Hoopa Confined)Hoopa
Hoopa Confined
#720 / Psychic · Ghost
Level 1
Hoopa (Hoopa Unbound)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.

KoffingKoffing
#109 / Poison
Amorphous
WeezingWeezing
#110 / Poison
Amorphous
MisdreavusMisdreavus
#200 / Ghost
Amorphous
DelibirdDelibird
#225 / Ice · Flying
Field, Water 1
HoundourHoundour
#228 / Dark · Fire
Field
HoundoomHoundoom
#229 / Dark · Fire
Field
RaltsRalts
#280 / Psychic · Fairy
Amorphous
KirliaKirlia
#281 / Psychic · Fairy
Amorphous
GardevoirGardevoir
#282 / Psychic · Fairy
Amorphous
GulpinGulpin
#316 / Poison
Amorphous
SwalotSwalot
#317 / Poison
Amorphous
CarvanhaCarvanha
#318 / Water · Dark
Water 2
SharpedoSharpedo
#319 / Water · Dark
Water 2
ShuppetShuppet
#353 / Ghost
Amorphous
BanetteBanette
#354 / Ghost
Amorphous
DuskullDuskull
#355 / Ghost
Amorphous
DusclopsDusclops
#356 / Ghost
Amorphous
DrifloonDrifloon
#425 / Ghost · Flying
Amorphous
DrifblimDrifblim
#426 / Ghost · Flying
Amorphous
MismagiusMismagius
#429 / Ghost
Amorphous
SpiritombSpiritomb
#442 / Ghost · Dark
Amorphous
GalladeGallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
Amorphous
DusknoirDusknoir
#477 / Ghost
Amorphous
HonedgeHonedge
#679 / Steel · Ghost
Mineral
DoubladeDoublade
#680 / Steel · Ghost
Mineral
Aegislash (Blade Forme)Aegislash
Blade Forme
#681 / Steel · Ghost
Mineral
InkayInkay
#686 / Dark · Psychic
Water 1, Water 2
MalamarMalamar
#687 / Dark · Psychic
Water 1, Water 2
Pumpkaboo (Average Size)Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Amorphous
Gourgeist (Average Size)Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
Amorphous
SandygastSandygast
#769 / Ghost · Ground
Amorphous
PalossandPalossand
#770 / Ghost · Ground
Amorphous
MimikyuMimikyu
#778 / Ghost · Fairy
Amorphous