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Destiny Bond

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Ghost - - 5 0 - User

Description

If the user faints before the user makes a different move, the foe that KOed the user will also faint. If the damage occurs in the end of the turn by hail, sandstorm, Leech Seed, status, Doom Desire, or Future Sight, Destiny Bond won't work. If a Pokemon uses Destiny Bond, switches next turn, and faints to Pursuit as it switches, the Pursuit user faints as well. It will also work if the target is behind a Substitute. It will bypass Focus Sash and Sturdy. This move cannot be blocked by Protect or Detect. This move cannot be blocked by Substitute.

Competitive Use

Destiny Bond is a move that will faint the user that dealt the last damage, the one responsible for fainting the user. It's a hard move to use in competitive battles since it requires good prediction and often surprise value to work. Regardless, it is a good move that may score a surprise KO if played right. Good users are Mismagius and Gengar, thanks to useful immunities and a high Speed stat, as they will outspeed most Pokemon and KO them if predicted right, and are also capable of doing plenty of damage before going down. Wobbuffet is also an noteworthy user that goes the opposite way; it's terrifically bulky, slow, and has a trapping ability, preventing the foe from simply switching the problem away.

Finally, Banette is a noteworthy user; she is frail and slow, but if used in the lead position, with Trick Room and Focus Sash, she can survive one hit and set up Trick Room. Since she will probably be at low health, she can use the now "faster" Destiny Bond (thanks to Trick Room) to KO the opponent while sacrificing herself at the same time and supporting the rest of the team with the field effect. This strategy is easily stopped by Taunt or a priority user, though.

Related Moves

Grudge is a move that also faints the user, but instead of causing the target to faint, it causes the target to lose all of its PP of the move used to faint the user.

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Banette Ghost NU Insomnia / Frisk / Cursed Body 64 115 65 83 63 65 455
Cacnea Grass LC Sand Veil / Water Absorb 50 85 40 85 40 35 335
Cacturne Grass / Dark NU Sand Veil / Water Absorb 70 115 60 115 60 55 475
Cofagrigus Ghost UU Mummy 58 50 145 95 105 30 483
Drifblim Ghost / Flying NU Aftermath / Unburden / Flare Boost 150 80 44 90 54 80 498
Drifloon Ghost / Flying LC Aftermath / Unburden / Flare Boost 90 50 34 60 44 70 348
Dusclops Ghost UU Pressure 40 70 130 60 130 25 455
Dusknoir Ghost RU Pressure 45 100 135 65 135 45 525
Duskull Ghost LC Levitate 20 40 90 30 90 25 295
Froslass Ice / Ghost BL Snow Cloak / Cursed Body 70 80 70 80 70 110 480
Gallade Psychic / Fighting RU Steadfast / Justified 68 125 65 65 115 80 518
Gardevoir Psychic NU Synchronize / Trace / Telepathy 68 65 65 125 115 80 518
Gastly Ghost / Poison LC Levitate 30 35 30 100 35 80 310
Gengar Ghost / Poison OU Levitate 60 65 60 130 75 110 500
Giratina Ghost / Dragon Uber Pressure / Telepathy 150 100 120 100 120 90 680
Giratina-O Ghost / Dragon Uber Levitate / Levitate 150 120 100 120 100 90 680
Gulpin Poison LC Liquid Ooze / Sticky Hold / Gluttony 70 43 53 43 53 40 302
Haunter Ghost / Poison NU Levitate 45 50 45 115 55 95 405
Koffing Poison LC Levitate 40 65 95 60 45 35 340
Misdreavus Ghost NU Levitate 60 60 60 85 85 85 435
Mismagius Ghost UU Levitate 60 60 60 105 105 105 495
Qwilfish Water / Poison RU Poison Point / Swift Swim / Intimidate 65 95 75 55 55 85 430
Ralts Psychic LC Synchronize / Trace / Telepathy 28 25 25 45 35 40 198
Shuppet Ghost LC Insomnia / Frisk / Cursed Body 44 75 35 63 33 45 295
Spiritomb Ghost / Dark RU Pressure / Infiltrator 50 92 108 92 108 35 485
Swalot Poison NU Liquid Ooze / Sticky Hold / Gluttony 100 73 83 73 83 55 467
Vespiquen Bug / Flying NU Pressure / Unnerve 70 80 102 80 102 40 474
Weezing Poison NU Levitate 65 90 120 85 70 60 490
Wobbuffet Psychic BL Shadow Tag / Telepathy 190 33 58 33 58 33 405
Wynaut Psychic LC Shadow Tag / Telepathy 95 23 48 23 48 23 260
Yamask Ghost LC Mummy 38 30 85 55 65 30 303