Self-Destruct (move)

Move data

Type Normal
Category   Physical
Power 200
Accuracy 100
PP 5  (max. 8)
Introduced Generation 1

Technical/Hidden Machine

Red​/​Blue
Yellow
TM36

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 Pokemon.

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

Geodude
#074 / Rock · Ground
Level 24
Geodude
Alolan Geodude
#074 / Rock · Electric
Level 24
Graveler
#075 / Rock · Ground
Level 24
Graveler
Alolan Graveler
#075 / Rock · Electric
Level 24
Golem
#076 / Rock · Ground
Level 24
Golem
Alolan Golem
#076 / Rock · Electric
Level 24
Voltorb
#100 / Electric
Level 26
Electrode
#101 / Electric
Level 26
Koffing
#109 / Poison
Level 23
Weezing
#110 / Poison
Level 23
Pineco
#204 / Bug
Level 6
Forretress
#205 / Bug · Steel
Level 1
Forretress
#205 / Bug · Steel
Level 6
Baltoy
#343 / Ground · Psychic
Level 28
Claydol
#344 / Ground · Psychic
Level 28
Ferroseed
#597 / Grass · Steel
Level 38
Ferrothorn
#598 / Grass · Steel
Level 38
Genesect
#649 / Bug · Steel
Level 77
Minior
Meteor Form
#774 / Rock · Flying
Level 22

Learnt by breeding

These Pokémon can learn Self-Destruct as an egg move. Their breeding groups are also shown for reference.

Learnt in previous generations only

These Pokémon can only learn Self-Destruct in previous games; check the respective Pokédex pages for full details.

Grimer
#088 / Poison
Gen 1 — TM
Muk
#089 / Poison
Gen 1 — TM
Shellder
#090 / Water
Gen 1 — TM
Cloyster
#091 / Water · Ice
Gen 1 — TM
Gastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
Gen 1 — TM
Haunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
Gen 1 — TM
Gengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Gen 1 — TM
Onix
#095 / Rock · Ground
Gen 1 — TM
Exeggcute
#102 / Grass · Psychic
Gen 1 — TM
Exeggutor
#103 / Grass · Psychic
Gen 1 — TM
Mewtwo
#150 / Psychic
Gen 1 — TM
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Gen 1 — TM