Self-Destruct (move)

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

GeodudeGeodude
#074 / Rock · Ground
Level 24
Alolan GeodudeGeodude
Alolan Geodude
#074 / Rock · Electric
Level 24
GravelerGraveler
#075 / Rock · Ground
Level 24
Alolan GravelerGraveler
Alolan Graveler
#075 / Rock · Electric
Level 24
GolemGolem
#076 / Rock · Ground
Level 24
Alolan GolemGolem
Alolan Golem
#076 / Rock · Electric
Level 24
VoltorbVoltorb
#100 / Electric
Level 26
ElectrodeElectrode
#101 / Electric
Level 26
KoffingKoffing
#109 / Poison
Level 23
WeezingWeezing
#110 / Poison
Level 23
PinecoPineco
#204 / Bug
Level 6
ForretressForretress
#205 / Bug · Steel
Level 1
ForretressForretress
#205 / Bug · Steel
Level 6
BaltoyBaltoy
#343 / Ground · Psychic
Level 28
ClaydolClaydol
#344 / Ground · Psychic
Level 28
FerroseedFerroseed
#597 / Grass · Steel
Level 38
FerrothornFerrothorn
#598 / Grass · Steel
Level 38
GenesectGenesect
#649 / Bug · Steel
Level 77
Minior (Meteor Form)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.

SnorlaxSnorlax
#143 / Normal
Monster
SudowoodoSudowoodo
#185 / Rock
Mineral
BonslyBonsly
#438 / Rock
Undiscovered
MunchlaxMunchlax
#446 / Normal
Undiscovered
TrubbishTrubbish
#568 / Poison
Mineral
GarbodorGarbodor
#569 / Poison
Mineral