Oblivion Wing (move)

Oblivion Wing
デスウイング Death Wing
Oblivion Wing VIII.png
Oblivion Wing VIII 2.png
Type  Flying
Category  Special
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  80
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone but the user
Introduced  Generation VI
Condition  Cool
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Cool
Appeal  0  
Condition  Cool
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Shows off the Pokémon's appeal about as well as all the moves before it this turn.

Oblivion Wing (Japanese: デスウイング Death Wing) is a damage-dealing Flying-type move introduced in Generation VI. It is the signature move of Yveltal.


Oblivion Wing inflicts damage on the target and restores the user's HP by 75% of the damage dealt. It can hit non-adjacent opponents in Triple Battles.

If the user is holding a Big Root, the HP restored is increased by 30% (making the restored HP 97.5% of the damage dealt). Big Root does not increase the damage dealt.

If the target has the Ability Liquid Ooze, the user will lose the amount of HP it would have gained instead.

Oblivion Wing cannot be used if the user is under the effects of Heal Block.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Sword and Shield

In Versions 1.0 to 1.2.1 of Pokémon Sword and Shield, Oblivion Wing could not be selected in a battle. Starting with Version 1.3.0, it is usable and functions the same as it did in previous generations.

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Oblivion Wing cannot be selected in a battle.

Generation IX

Oblivion Wing cannot be selected in a battle.


Games Description
The user absorbs its target's HP. The user's HP is restored by over half of the damage taken by the target.
BDSP This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.
SV The user absorbs the target's HP. The user's HP is restored by over half the damage taken by the target.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 26 26 50
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.

In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

Oblivion Wing inflicts damage, and ½ of the damage dealt will be restored to the user.

Game Base
Range Target Cuts
SMD 15 50 13 30 95% 98% 10 tiles away (piercing) Enemy Yes
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Pokémon Rumble Rush

  Oblivion Wing
Attack power 45.74756
Charge time 1.98 seconds
Range type Square
Number of hits 3
Number of projectiles 1
Critical hit rate 1.5%
Additional effect Drains HP

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description Playable Users
Special 4 146 175 100% An opponent Absorbs The more damage dealt to the target, the more it restores the user's HP. Each use restores up to approximately 50% of the user's maximum HP.* Lysandre & Yveltal
  • Description prior to Version 2.10.0*: Restores the user's HP based on the amount of damage dealt to the target. Each use restores up to half of the user's maximum HP.
  • Description prior to Unknown Version After Ver. 2.10.0: The more damage dealt to the target, the more this move restores the user's HP. Each use restores up to approximately 50% of the user's maximum HP.


Games Description
SMD It damages enemies and absorbs their HP.*
It damages Pokémon, even those far away. It also restores your HP. The more damage it causes, the more damage it restores.*

Pokémon GO

  Oblivion Wing
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 85
Energy cost 50
Duration 2 seconds
Damage window 1.5-1.9 seconds
File:Oblivion Wing GO.png
Trainer Battles
Power 85
Energy cost 50
Secondary effect ?
Effect chance ?%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
By Elite Charged TM
By GO Snapshot
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible

In the anime


The user fires a violet beam of energy that drains the target's life force.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Yveltal creates a transparent violet sphere in front of it, with blue electricity-like energy in it. It then shoots a violet beam of energy. Anything touched by the beam withers, or turns into stone.
Yveltal (M17) Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction Debut
A wild Yveltal The Legend of X, Y, and Z! None

In the manga

Let's Play the Pokémon Card Game XY!

Pokémon Adventures

In other generations

Core series games

Spin-off series games


  • Oblivion Wing is the most efficient HP-draining move, recovering 75% of damage dealt with 80 base power (effectively recovering 60 base power's worth of damage).
  • Oblivion Wing is the only Flying-type HP-draining move.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 死亡之翼 Séimòhng-jī Yihk
Mandarin 死亡之翼 Sǐwáng-zhī Yì *
归天之翼 Guītiān-zhī Yì *
  French Mort'AilesVIII+
  German Unheilsschwingen
  Italian Ali del Fato
  Korean 데스윙 Deseuwing
Portuguese   Brazil Asa do Esquecimento
  Portugal Asa Mortal
  Russian Крыло Забвения Krylo Zabveniya
  Spanish Ala Mortífera
  Vietnamese Đôi Cánh Chết Chóc

  This article is part of Project Moves and Abilities, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on two related aspects of the Pokémon games.