Destiny Bond (move)

Destiny Bond
みちづれ Take Along With
Destiny Bond VIII.png
Destiny Bond VIII 2.png
Type  Ghost
Category  Status
PP  5 (max. 8)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation II
Condition  Smart
Appeal  8 ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
Jam  0  
Makes a great appeal, but allows no more to the end.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  0  
Earn +15 if all the Pokémon choose the same Judge.
Condition  Clever
Appeal  8 ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
A move of huge appeal, but using it prevents the user from taking further contest moves.

Destiny Bond (Japanese: みちづれ Take Along With) is a non-damaging Ghost-type move introduced in Generation II.

Effect

Generations II to IV

When Destiny Bond is used, until the user moves again, if the user faints as the direct result of an attack the attacking Pokémon also faints. If the user takes another turn (including "inactive" turns such as those spent sleeping or flinching), the effect disappears.

A Pokémon defeated by this move will faint before the Pokémon that used Destiny Bond.

Destiny Bond does not activate from indirect damage such as weather damage, damage from Leech Seed, and Future Sight. Destiny Bond also bypasses Focus Sash, Sturdy, and Magic Guard.

Destiny Bond has no effect if an ally causes the user to faint.

Destiny Bond can also be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining extra eight appeal points if either the move Curse or Mean Look was used in the prior turn.

Generations V and VI

A Pokémon defeated by this move will now faint after the Pokémon that used Destiny Bond, meaning that if Destiny Bond is used by the last Pokémon on a player's team, and the last Pokémon on the opposing team makes it faint, the opposing player will win.

Destiny Bond can affect non-adjacent foes.

Destiny Bond can also be used as part of a Contest Spectacular combination, with the user gaining an extra three appeal points if any of the moves Encore, Taunt or Torment was used in the prior turn.

Generation VII

Destiny Bond will always fail if it was successfully executed on the previous turn.

If powered up by a Ghostium Z into Z-Destiny Bond, the user becomes the center of attention, forcing all of the opponent's moves to target the user for the turn, if possible.

Generation VIII

If used on a Dynamax Pokémon, Destiny Bond will fail with the message "The move was blocked by the power of Dynamax!"

Description

Games Description
Stad2 A move that causes the opponent to faint if the user faints after using this move.
GSC The foe faints if the user does.
RSEColo.XD If the user faints, the foe is also made to faint.
FRLG If the user faints, the foe delivering the final hit also faints.
DPPtHGSSPBR When this move is used, if the user faints, the foe that landed the knockout hit also faints.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
When this move is used, if the user faints, the Pokémon that landed the knockout hit also faints.
SMUSUM
SwSh
After using this move, if the user faints, the Pokémon that landed the knockout hit also faints. Its chance of failing rises if it is used in succession.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
092   Gastly
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 36 36RSE
33FRLG
40 40 40 40SMUSUM 44
093   Haunter
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 48 48RSE
39FRLG
50 50 50 50SMUSUM 54
094   Gengar
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 48 48RSE
39FRLG
50 50 50 50SMUSUM 54
109   Koffing
  Amorphous Amorphous 45 45 46 51BW
40B2W2
40 40SMUSUM 52
110   Weezing
  Amorphous Amorphous 51 51 55 59BW
46B2W2
46 46SMUSUM 62
110   Weezing
Galarian Form
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 62
202   Wobbuffet
  Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1 1 1 1 1, Evo.
211   Qwilfish
 
 
Water 2 Water 2 45FRLG 53 53 1, 53 1, 53 66
331   Cacnea
  Grass Human-Like 49FRLG 57 57 57XY
54ORAS
54
332   Cacturne
 
 
Grass Human-Like 59FRLG 71 71 1, 71XY
1, 59ORAS
1, 59
360   Wynaut
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 15 15 15 15 15 1
416   Vespiquen
 
 
Bug Bug 43 43BW
53B2W2
1, 53 1, 53 44
425   Drifloon
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 32
426   Drifblim
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 36
477   Dusknoir
  Amorphous Amorphous 54
478   Froslass
 
 
Fairy Mineral 59 59 1, 59XY
1, 61ORAS
1, 61 1
487   Giratina
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 24HGSS 24 24 24 84
562   Yamask
  Mineral Amorphous 49 49 49 52
562   Yamask
Galarian Form
 
 
Mineral Amorphous 52
563   Cofagrigus
  Mineral Amorphous 57 57 57 62
592   Frillish
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 44
593   Jellicent
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 48
708   Phantump
 
 
Grass Amorphous 39 39 48
709   Trevenant
 
 
Grass Amorphous 39 39 48
720   Hoopa
Confined
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1
720   Hoopa
Unbound
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1ORAS 1
867   Runerigus
 
 
Mineral Amorphous 62
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
109   Koffing
  Amorphous Amorphous
200   Misdreavus
  Amorphous Amorphous
222   Corsola
Galarian Form
  Water 1 Water 3
225   Delibird
 
 
Water 1 Field
228   Houndour
 
 
Field Field
280   Ralts
 
 
Human-Like Amorphous
316   Gulpin
  Amorphous Amorphous
318   Carvanha
 
 
Water 2 Water 2
353   Shuppet
  Amorphous Amorphous
355   Duskull
  Amorphous Amorphous
425   Drifloon
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
442   Spiritomb
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
605   Elgyem
  Human-Like Human-Like
679   Honedge
 
 
Mineral Mineral
686   Inkay
 
 
Water 1 Water 2
710   Pumpkaboo
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
769   Sandygast
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
778   Mimikyu
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
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 IV

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
092   Gastly
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous Pokéwalker - Dim Cave
200   Misdreavus
  Amorphous Amorphous Pokéwalker - White Lake
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
200   Misdreavus
  Amorphous Amorphous Dream World - Spooky Manor
280   Ralts
  Amorphous Amorphous Dream World - Spooky Manor
353   Shuppet
  Amorphous Amorphous Dream World - Spooky Manor
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
679   Honedge
 
 
Mineral Mineral Island Scan - Akala OutskirtsSM
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
319   Sharpedo
 
 
Water 2 Water 2 2015 World Championships Sharpedo
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
778   Mimikyu
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous Ultra Spooky Cup Shiny Mimikyu
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

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In Red Rescue Team, Blue Rescue Team, Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky, Destiny Bond is a move with 12PP and 100% accuracy. The user target enemy in front, cutting corners. The user gives itself Destiny Bond status condition, linked to the target, for 11 turns. Any damage sustained by the user will be also inflicted on the target, as long as the user does not faint. If the move is bounced back, the user will be linked to themselves. In such case, Destiny Bond will trigger if the user hurts themselves from recoil/crash damage, or a different move that was bounced back at the user. This move is affected by Taunt.

Description

Games Description
MDRB The user and the target gain the Destiny Bond status. The target sustains the same damage as the user in this state.
MDTD Gives the user and the target Destiny Bond status, which links the the health of the user to the target. If the user takes damage, the target sustains the same amount of damage.
MDS Gives the user and the target a Destiny Bond status, which links the health of the user to the target. If the user takes damage, the target sustains the same amount of damage.
BSL てきポケモンと リンクして みちづれじょうたいになる リンクした てきポケモンは じぶんが うけたのと おなじダメージを うけるようになる
MDGtI It causes the Destiny Bond status condition. The enemy sustains the same amount of damage that you take.
SMD It causes the Destiny Bond status condition. The enemy will sustain the same amount of damage that you take.
MDRTDX It causes the Destiny Bond status condition. The enemy will sustain the same amount of damage that you take. But be careful, its chance of failing rises if used repeatedly.


In the anime

       
Misdreavus Effect
When this move is used, if the user faints, the foe that landed the knockout hit also faints.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Misdreavus Misdreavus's eyes glow purple. After fainting, two swirling purple lights come out of them and hit the opponent that knocked Misdreavus out. The opponent then becomes surrounded by a purple aura and instantly faints.
Katie's Misdreavus Shocks and Bonds Debut


Pokédex entries

Episode Subject Source Entry
SM003 Destiny Bond Rotom Pokédex Destiny Bond, a Ghost-type move. When a Pokémon faints after using this move, the opponent that landed the knockout blow also faints.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 同命 Tùhngmehng
Mandarin 同命 Tóngmìng
  Danish Skæbnebånd
  Dutch Lotsverbintenis
  Finnish Kohtalonside
  French Lien du Destin*
Prélèvem. Destin*
Prlvt Destin*
  German Abgangsbund
  Greek Κοινό Πεπρωμένο
  Indonesian Destiny Bond
  Italian Destinobbligato*
Destinobbl.*
  Korean 길동무 Gil Dongmu
  Malaysian Ikatan nasib
  Polish Więź Przeznaczenia
Portuguese   Brazil Laço do Destino (manga)
Vínculo do Destino (anime)
  Portugal Destino Idêntico
Ligação do Destino
  Russian Связь судьбы Svyaz' sud'by
  Serbian Okov sudbine
Spanish   Latin America Lazo del Destino
  Spain Mismo Destino*
Mismodestino*
  Thai ร่วมทาง Ruam Thang
  Vietnamese Cú Đánh Chí Mệnh
Ràng buộc số mệnh




Variations of the move Destiny Bond
  Destiny BondGrudge


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