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Selfdestruct

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Normal 200 100% 5 0 Physical All others

Description

Deals damage, but the user faints after its use. If the target uses Protect, is a Ghost-type, or the move misses, then the move will deal no damage, but the user will faint regardless.

Competitive Use

Selfdestruct never was a good move due to the sheer existence of Explosion. In fact, the only Pokemon that have access to Selfdestruct but not Explosion are Snorlax, Munchlax, Wailord, and Mewtwo. To make things worse for Selfdestruct, BW mechanics makes Selfdestruct and Explosion almost laughable moves due to the severe drop in power. So in short, don't use Selfdestruct in BW, even with Snorlax or Munchlax.

Related Moves

Explosion is an equivalent with higher Base Power.

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Baltoy Ground / Psychic LC Levitate 40 40 55 40 70 55 300
Bonsly Rock LC Sturdy / Rock Head / Rattled 50 80 95 10 45 10 290
Claydol Ground / Psychic UU Levitate 60 70 105 70 120 75 500
Electrode Electric NU Soundproof / Static / Aftermath 60 50 70 80 80 140 480
Ferroseed Grass / Steel RU Iron Barbs 44 50 91 24 86 10 305
Ferrothorn Grass / Steel OU Iron Barbs 74 94 131 54 116 20 489
Forretress Bug / Steel OU Sturdy / Overcoat 75 90 140 60 60 40 465
Garbodor Poison NU Stench / Weak Armor / Aftermath 80 95 82 60 82 75 474
Genesect Bug / Steel Uber Download 71 120 95 120 95 99 600
Geodude Rock / Ground LC Rock Head / Sturdy / Sand Veil 40 80 100 30 30 20 300
Golem Rock / Ground NU Rock Head / Sturdy / Sand Veil 80 110 130 55 65 45 485
Koffing Poison LC Levitate 40 65 95 60 45 35 340
Munchlax Normal NU Pickup / Thick Fat / Gluttony 135 85 40 40 85 5 390
Pineco Bug LC Sturdy / Overcoat 50 65 90 35 35 15 290
Snorlax Normal UU Immunity / Thick Fat / Gluttony 160 110 65 65 110 30 540
Sudowoodo Rock NU Sturdy / Rock Head / Rattled 70 100 115 30 65 30 410
Trubbish Poison LC Stench / Sticky Hold / Aftermath 50 50 62 40 62 65 329
Voltorb Electric LC Soundproof / Static / Aftermath 40 30 50 55 55 100 330
Weezing Poison NU Levitate 65 90 120 85 70 60 490