Self-Destruct (move)

Move data

Type Normal
Category   Physical
Power 200
Accuracy 100
PP 5  (max. 8)
Makes contact? No
Introduced Generation 1

Machine/Record

Red​/​Blue
Yellow
TM36
L.G. Pikachu​/​L.G. Eevee TM42
Sword​/​Shield TM20

Effects

Self-Destruct deals high damage, but causes the user to faint.

Changes

In Generations 1-5, this move's name was formatted as Selfdestruct.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Normalium Z and uses its Z-Power, Self-Destruct turns into Breakneck Blitz and has base power 200.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets all adjacent Pokémon.

Other languages

English Self-Destruct
Japanese じばく (Jibaku)
German Finale
French Destruction
Italian Autodistruz.
Spanish Autodestruc

Game descriptions

Gold​/​Silver
Crystal
Powerful but makes the user faint.
Ruby​/​Sapphire
Emerald
Inflicts severe damage but makes the user faint.
FireRed​/​LeafGreen The user blows up to inflict severe damage, even making itself faint.
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
The user blows up to inflict damage on all Pokémon in battle. The user faints upon using this move.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
The user attacks everything around it by causing an explosion. The user faints upon using this move.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The user attacks everything around it by causing an explosion. The user faints upon using this move.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
L.G. Pikachu​/​L.G. Eevee
The user attacks everything around it by causing an explosion. The user faints upon using this move.
Sword​/​Shield The user attacks everything around it by causing an explosion. The user faints upon using this move.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Self-Destruct 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.

Koffing
#109 / Poison
Level 28
Weezing
#110 / Poison
Level 28
Weezing
Galarian Weezing
#110 / Poison · Fairy
Level 28
Baltoy
#343 / Ground · Psychic
Level 33
Claydol
#344 / Ground · Psychic
Level 33
Drifloon
#425 / Ghost · Flying
Level 29
Drifblim
#426 / Ghost · Flying
Level 31
Ferroseed
#597 / Grass · Steel
Level 30
Ferrothorn
#598 / Grass · Steel
Level 30
Genesect
#649 / Bug · Steel
Level 91

Learnt by TM

Cloyster
#091 / Water · Ice
Gastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
Haunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
Gengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Onix
#095 / Rock · Ground
Exeggutor
Alolan Exeggutor
#103 / Grass · Dragon
Weezing
Galarian Weezing
#110 / Poison · Fairy
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Steelix
#208 / Steel · Ground
Corsola
#222 / Water · Rock
Corsola
Galarian Corsola
#222 / Ghost
Seedot
#273 / Grass
Nuzleaf
#274 / Grass · Dark
Shiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
Wailmer
#320 / Water
Wailord
#321 / Water
Torkoal
#324 / Fire
Solrock
#338 / Rock · Psychic
Glalie
#362 / Ice
Metang
#375 / Steel · Psychic
Regirock
#377 / Rock
Regice
#378 / Ice
Bonsly
#438 / Rock
Azelf
#482 / Psychic
Heatran
#485 / Fire · Steel
Gigalith
#526 / Rock
Vanillite
#582 / Ice
Vanillish
#583 / Ice
Vanilluxe
#584 / Ice
Cryogonal
#615 / Ice
Golett
#622 / Ground · Ghost
Golurk
#623 / Ground · Ghost
Landorus
Incarnate Forme
#645 / Ground · Flying
Landorus
Therian Forme
#645 / Ground · Flying
Genesect
#649 / Bug · Steel
Volcanion
#721 / Fire · Water
Magearna
#801 / Steel · Fairy
Rolycoly
#837 / Rock
Carkol
#838 / Rock · Fire
Coalossal
#839 / Rock · Fire
Cursola
#864 / Ghost