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Explosion has more power than Self-destruct, is there a reason why you would use Self-Destruct instead of Explosion?


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Some Pokémon can learn self-destruct but not explosion. If you wanted a move like explosion, you could get self-destruct instead.
For example, Snorlax can learn self-destruct (egg move) but not explosion.

There are also some cases in which you can learn self-destruct earlier than explosion, like how Charmander gets Ember before Fire Spin.

self destruct on a snorlax would be o.p 'cause idle get stab, meaning self destruct would be 300 dmg.