Bestow (move)

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ギフトパス Gift Pass
Bestow V.png
Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation V
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Condition  Cute
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Works better the more the crowd is excited.

Bestow (Japanese: ギフトパス Gift Pass) is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation V.


The user transfers its held item to the target. It will always fail if the user has no held item or is holding Mail. It also fails if the target already has a held item or is behind a substitute. Bestow bypasses accuracy checks to always hit, unless the opponent is in the semi-invulnerable turn of a move such as Dig or Fly.

Items given away in Trainer battles return to the original Pokémon after the battle, but transfers are not reversed after a wild battle.

Bestow will fail if it would give to (the target) or take from (the user): Giratina a Griseous Orb, a Pokémon with Multitype a Plate, a Pokémon with RKS System a Memory, Genesect a Drive, or a Pokémon its corresponding Mega Stone.

Bestow can also be used as part of a Contest Spectacular combination, with the user gaining an extra three appeal points if a certain move (Celebrate, Covet, Happy Hour or Wish) was used in the prior turn.

If powered up by a Normalium Z into Z-Bestow, the user's Speed stat raises two stages.


Games Description
The user passes its held item to the target when the target isn't holding an item.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
035 Clefairy Clefairy
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy 25BW
19 19
102 Exeggcute Exeggcute
GrassIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Grass Grass 53 50 50
113 Chansey Chansey
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy 20 20 20
175 Togepi Togepi
FairyIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 25 25 25
176 Togetic Togetic
FairyIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Fairy 25 25 25
242 Blissey Blissey
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy 20 20 20
263 Zigzagoon Zigzagoon
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 33 33XY
264 Linoone Linoone
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 41 41XY
311 Plusle Plusle
ElectricIC Big.png Fairy Fairy 13ORAS 13
357 Tropius Tropius
GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Monster Grass 57 1, 57XY
766 Passimian Passimian
FightingIC Big.png Field Field 25
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

By breeding

# Pokémon Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
172 Pichu Pichu
ElectricIC Big.png Field Fairy
225 Delibird Delibird
IceIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Field
417 Pachirisu Pachirisu
ElectricIC Big.png Field Fairy
519 Pidove Pidove
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
531 Audino Audino
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
656 Froakie Froakie
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1
708 Phantump Phantump
GhostIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Grass Amorphous
710 Pumpkaboo Pumpkaboo
GhostIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
742 Cutiefly Cutiefly
BugIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Bug Fairy
771 Pyukumuku Pyukumuku
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Passe-Cadeau
Germany Flag.png German Offerte
Italy Flag.png Italian Cediregalo
South Korea Flag.png Korean 기프트패스 Gift Pass
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Oferenda
Spain Flag.png Spanish Ofrenda

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