Destiny Bond (move)

Move data

Type Ghost
Category   Status
Power
Accuracy
PP 5  (max. 8)
Makes contact? No
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.
Sword​/​Shield 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 Sword & Shield and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Gastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
Level 44
Haunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
Level 54
Gengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Level 54
Koffing
#109 / Poison
Level 52
Weezing
#110 / Poison
Level 62
Weezing
Galarian Weezing
#110 / Poison · Fairy
Level 62
Wobbuffet
#202 / Psychic
Level 1
Qwilfish
#211 / Water · Poison
Level 66
Wynaut
#360 / Psychic
Level 1
Vespiquen
#416 / Bug · Flying
Level 44
Drifloon
#425 / Ghost · Flying
Level 32
Drifblim
#426 / Ghost · Flying
Level 36
Dusknoir
#477 / Ghost
Level 54
Froslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
Level 1
Giratina
Altered Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Level 84
Giratina
Origin Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Level 84
Yamask
#562 / Ghost
Level 52
Yamask
Galarian Yamask
#562 / Ground · Ghost
Level 52
Cofagrigus
#563 / Ghost
Level 62
Frillish
#592 / Water · Ghost
Level 44
Jellicent
#593 / Water · Ghost
Level 48
Phantump
#708 / Ghost · Grass
Level 48
Trevenant
#709 / Ghost · Grass
Level 48
Runerigus
#867 / Ground · Ghost
Level 62

Learnt by breeding

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

Corsola
Galarian Corsola
#222 / Ghost
Water 1, Water 3
Aegislash
Shield Forme
#681 / Steel · Ghost
Mineral
Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Amorphous
Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
Amorphous