Bestow (move)

Bestow
ギフトパス Gift Pass
Bestow VII.png
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Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
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.

Effect

Generation V

The user transfers its held item to the target. It fails if the user has no held item, the target already has a held item, or the target is behind a substitute. Bestow bypasses accuracy checks to always hit, unless the target is in the semi-invulnerable turn of a move such as Dig or Fly. It is blocked by Protect and Detect.

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 the user holds Mail. It also fails if the user or the target is Giratina when the user holds a Griseous Orb, Arceus when the user holds a Plate, or if the user or the target is Genesect when the user holds a Drive.

Generations VI and VII

Bestow will hit the target even if it has used Protect, Detect, or Spiky Shield, but will fail if the target is protected by Crafty Shield.

Bestow will fail if the user holds a Z-Crystal. It also fails if the user holds a Mega Stone or a colored orb that could allow either Pokémon to undergo Mega Evolution or Primal Reversion, or if the user or the target is Silvally and the user holds a memory.

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 is raised by two stages, then the move itself will fail after obtaining the Z-Power since it won't be possible to transfer its own Z-Crystal.

Generation VIII

Bestow cannot be selected in a battle.

Description

Games Description
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
The user passes its held item to the target when the target isn't holding an item.
SwSh This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
035   Clefairy
  Fairy Fairy 25BW
19B2W2
19 19SMUSUM
102   Exeggcute
 
 
Grass Grass 53 50 50SMUSUM
113   Chansey
  Fairy Fairy 20 20 20SMUSUM
175   Togepi
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 25 25 25
176   Togetic
 
 
Flying Fairy 25 25 25
242   Blissey
  Fairy Fairy 20 20 20
263   Zigzagoon
  Field Field 33 33XY
25ORAS
25
264   Linoone
  Field Field 41 41XY
27ORAS
27
311   Plusle
  Fairy Fairy 13ORAS 13
357   Tropius
 
 
Monster Grass 57 1, 57XY
46ORAS
46
766   Passimian
  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
II III IV V VI VII VIII
172   Pichu
  Field Fairy
225   Delibird
 
 
Water 1 Field
417   Pachirisu
  Field Fairy
519   Pidove
 
 
Flying Flying
531   Audino
  Fairy Fairy
656   Froakie
  Water 1 Water 1
708   Phantump
 
 
Grass Amorphous
710   Pumpkaboo
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
742   Cutiefly
 
 
Bug Fairy
771   Pyukumuku
  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.


Special move

Generation VII

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
658   Greninja
 
 
Water 1 Water 1 Island Scan - Poni WildsUSUM
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By event

Generation VI

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
025   Pikachu
  Field Fairy Tohoku Pikachu
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation VII

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
025   Pikachu
  Field Fairy Tohoku Pikachu
2018 Tohoku Pikachu
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 games

Description

Games Description
MDGtI  UNUSED
SMD You give your held item to the Pokémon in front of you. If it is already holding an item, you can't give your item to the Pokémon, so be careful!
MDRTDX You give your held item to the Pokémon in front of you. If Pokémon is already holding an item, you can't give your item to the Pokémon, so be careful!


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 傳遞禮物 Chyùhndaih Láihmaht
Mandarin 傳遞禮物 / 传递礼物 Chuándì Lǐwù
  French Passe-Cadeau
  German Offerte
  Italian Cediregalo
  Korean 기프트패스 Gift Pass
  Brazilian Portuguese Oferenda
  Spanish Ofrenda



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