Self-Destruct (move)

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Self-Destruct
じばく Self-Destruct
Self-Destruct VIII.png
Self-Destruct VIII 2.png
Type  Normal
Category  Physical
PP  5 (max. 8)
Power  200
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects all Pokémon adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  8 ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
Jam  0  
Makes a great appeal, but allows no more to the end.
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  0  
Earn +15 if all the Pokémon choose the same Judge.
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  8 ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
A move of huge appeal, but using it prevents the user from taking further contest moves.

Self-Destruct (Japanese: じばく Self-Destruct), formatted as Selfdestruct prior to Pokémon X and Y, is a damage-dealing Normal-type move introduced in Generation I. It was TM36 in Generation I and TM42 in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!. It is TM20 in Generation VIII.

Effect

Generation I

Selfdestruct inflicts damage and causes the user to faint. Though its power is listed as 130, the target's Defense will be halved during damage calculation (unless it is at a value of 1), effectively doubling the power to 260.

The user of Selfdestruct will faint even if the attack misses or the opponent is immune to it (due to being Ghost type).

If Selfdestruct breaks a target's substitute, the user will not faint, though its image will be replaced by a blank image. Additionally, if the user of Selfdestruct had a substitute at the time of such a situation, uses Substitute later, or switches out, its regular image will once again become visible.

If the user of Selfdestruct attacks first and faints itself, the opponent will not attack or be subjected to recurrent damage during that round.

In Stadium, if Selfdestruct breaks a target's substitute, the user will faint. The base power listed in Stadium is the one after halving Defense, i.e. 260.

Generation II

Selfdestruct's power is increased to 200. The target's Defense is still halved, effectively doubling the power to 400.

The user of Selfdestruct will now faint even if the target is behind a substitute, or is protected against it.

If the user of Selfdestruct attacks first and faints itself, the opponent will not attack this turn, but is subjected to end-of-turn damage such as from sandstorm.

Unlike the previous game, Stadium 2 lists Selfdestruct's power before halving Defense.

The Focus Band does not prevent the user of Selfdestruct from fainting.

If Selfdestruct is selected, but fails due to confusion, then the user takes more confusion damage as well.

Generation III

Selfdestruct cannot be used when a Pokémon with the Ability Damp is on the field. The user's sprite no longer disappears upon using the move.

If the user of Selfdestruct attacks first and faints itself, all other Pokémon may still attack this turn.

Generation IV

If all targets of Selfdestruct have already fainted this turn such that there is no target when Selfdestruct is being executed, Selfdestruct will fail and the user will not faint.

The Focus Sash does not prevent the user of Selfdestruct from fainting.

Selfdestruct's temporary Defense drop no longer boosts confusion damage.

Generation V

Selfdestruct no longer halves the target's Defense. The user faints before dealing damage, unlike in previous generations.

If all targets of Selfdestruct have already fainted this turn such that there is no target when Selfdestruct is being executed, the user of Selfdestruct will now faint regardless.

Sturdy does not prevent the user of Selfdestruct from fainting.

Generation VI onward

Self-Destruct returns to damaging the target before the user faints.

Self-Destruct 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 Block, Mean Look or Spider Web was used in the prior turn.

Description

Games Description
Stad The user explodes, inflicting damage on the enemy, then faints. Useless against Ghost-type.
Stad2 The user explodes, damaging the enemy, then faints. Useless against the Ghost-type.
GSC Powerful but makes the user faint.
RSEColo.XD Inflicts severe damage but makes the user faint.
FRLG The user blows up to inflict severe damage, even making itself faint.
DPPtHGSSPBR The user blows up to inflict damage on all Pokémon in battle. The user faints upon using this move.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
SwSh
The user attacks everything around it by causing an explosion. The user faints upon using this move.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
074   Geodude
 
 
Mineral Mineral 21 21 21 18 29 29XY
24ORAS
24SMUSUM
19PE
074   Geodude
Alolan Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral 24SMUSUM
19PE
075   Graveler
 
 
Mineral Mineral 21 21 21 18 31 31XY
24ORAS
24SMUSUM
19PE
075   Graveler
Alolan Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral 24SMUSUM
19PE
076   Golem
 
 
Mineral Mineral 21 21 21 18 31 31XY
24ORAS
24SMUSUM
19PE
076   Golem
Alolan Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral 24SMUSUM
19PE
100   Voltorb
  Mineral Mineral 22 23 27 29 33 33XY
26ORAS
26SMUSUM
19PE
101   Electrode
  Mineral Mineral 22 1, 23 27 29 35 35XY
26ORAS
26SMUSUM
19PE
109   Koffing
  Amorphous Amorphous 40 17 17 19 24BW
23B2W2
23 23SMUSUM
24PE
28
110   Weezing
  Amorphous Amorphous 43 1, 17 1, 17 19 24BW
23B2W2
23 23SMUSUM
24PE
28
110   Weezing
Galarian Form
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 28
204   Pineco
  Bug Bug 8 8 6 6 6 6
205   Forretress
 
 
Bug Bug 1, 8 1, 8 1, 6 1, 6 1 1, 6
343   Baltoy
 
 
Mineral Mineral 19 19 21BW
25B2W2
25XY
28ORAS
28 33
344   Claydol
 
 
Mineral Mineral 19 19 21BW
25B2W2
25XY
28ORAS
28 33
425   Drifloon
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 29
426   Drifblim
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 31
597   Ferroseed
 
 
Grass Mineral 38 38 38 30
598   Ferrothorn
 
 
Grass Mineral 38 38 38 30
649   Genesect
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 77 77 77 91
774   Minior
 
 
Mineral Mineral 22
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TM

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
TM36
II
--
III
--
IV
--
V
--
VI
--
VII
TM42
VIII
TM20
039   Jigglypuff
 
 
Fairy Fairy
040   Wigglytuff
 
 
Fairy Fairy
074   Geodude
 
 
Mineral Mineral PE
074   Geodude
Alolan Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral PE
075   Graveler
 
 
Mineral Mineral PE
075   Graveler
Alolan Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral PE
076   Golem
 
 
Mineral Mineral PE
076   Golem
Alolan Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral PE
088   Grimer
  Amorphous Amorphous PE
088   Grimer
Alolan Form
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous PE
089   Muk
  Amorphous Amorphous PE
089   Muk
Alolan Form
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous PE
090   Shellder
  Water 3 Water 3 PE
091   Cloyster
 
 
Water 3 Water 3 PE
092   Gastly
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous PE
093   Haunter
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous PE
094   Gengar
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous PE
095   Onix
 
 
Mineral Mineral PE
100   Voltorb
  Mineral Mineral PE
101   Electrode
  Mineral Mineral PE
102   Exeggcute
 
 
Grass Grass PE
103   Exeggutor
 
 
Grass Grass PE
103   Exeggutor
Alolan Form
 
 
Grass Grass PE
109   Koffing
  Amorphous Amorphous PE
110   Weezing
  Amorphous Amorphous PE
110   Weezing
Galarian Form
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
143   Snorlax
  Monster Monster PE
150   Mewtwo
  Undiscovered Undiscovered PE
151   Mew
  Undiscovered Undiscovered PE
185   Sudowoodo
  Mineral Mineral
208   Steelix
 
 
Mineral Mineral
211   Qwilfish
 
 
Water 2 Water 2
222   Corsola
 
 
Water 1 Water 3
222   Corsola
Galarian Form
  Water 1 Water 3
273   Seedot
  Field Grass
274   Nuzleaf
 
 
Field Grass
275   Shiftry
 
 
Field Grass
320   Wailmer
  Field Water 2
321   Wailord
  Field Water 2
324   Torkoal
  Field Field
337   Lunatone
 
 
Mineral Mineral
338   Solrock
 
 
Mineral Mineral
343   Baltoy
 
 
Mineral Mineral
344   Claydol
 
 
Mineral Mineral
362   Glalie
  Fairy Mineral
375   Metang
 
 
Mineral Mineral
376   Metagross
 
 
Mineral Mineral
377   Regirock
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
378   Regice
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
379   Registeel
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
425   Drifloon
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
426   Drifblim
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
438   Bonsly
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
446   Munchlax
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
462   Magnezone
 
 
Mineral Mineral
463   Lickilicky
  Monster Monster
482   Azelf
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
485   Heatran
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
526   Gigalith
  Mineral Mineral
568   Trubbish
  Mineral Mineral
569   Garbodor
  Mineral Mineral
582   Vanillite
  Mineral Mineral
583   Vanillish
  Mineral Mineral
584   Vanilluxe
  Mineral Mineral
597   Ferroseed
 
 
Grass Mineral
598   Ferrothorn
 
 
Grass Mineral
615   Cryogonal
  Mineral Mineral
622   Golett
 
 
Mineral Mineral
623   Golurk
 
 
Mineral Mineral
645   Landorus
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
649   Genesect
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
721   Volcanion
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
773   Silvally
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
797   Celesteela
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
801   Magearna
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
806   Blacephalon
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
809   Melmetal
  Undiscovered Undiscovered PE
837   Rolycoly
  Mineral Mineral
838   Carkol
 
 
Mineral Mineral
839   Coalossal
 
 
Mineral Mineral
855   Polteageist
  Mineral Amorphous
864   Cursola
  Water 1 Water 3
871   Pincurchin
  Water 1 Amorphous
874   Stonjourner
  Mineral Mineral
894   Regieleki
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
895   Regidrago
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
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
185   Sudowoodo
  Mineral Mineral
438   Bonsly
  Mineral Mineral
446   Munchlax
  Monster Monster
568   Trubbish
  Mineral Mineral
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By Move Tutor

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Game
FRLG E XD
074   Geodude
 
 
Mineral Mineral
075   Graveler
 
 
Mineral Mineral
076   Golem
 
 
Mineral Mineral
088   Grimer
  Amorphous Amorphous
089   Muk
  Amorphous Amorphous
090   Shellder
  Water 3 Water 3
091   Cloyster
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
092   Gastly
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
093   Haunter
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
094   Gengar
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
095   Onix
 
 
Mineral Mineral
100   Voltorb
  Mineral Mineral
101   Electrode
  Mineral Mineral
102   Exeggcute
 
 
Grass Grass
103   Exeggutor
 
 
Grass Grass
109   Koffing
  Amorphous Amorphous
110   Weezing
  Amorphous Amorphous
143   Snorlax
  Monster Monster
150   Mewtwo
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
151   Mew
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
185   Sudowoodo
  Mineral Mineral
204   Pineco
  Bug Bug
205   Forretress
 
 
Bug Bug
208   Steelix
 
 
Mineral Mineral
211   Qwilfish
 
 
Water 2 Water 2
218   Slugma
  Amorphous Amorphous
219   Magcargo
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
222   Corsola
 
 
Water 1 Water 3
273   Seedot
  Field Grass
274   Nuzleaf
 
 
Field Grass
275   Shiftry
 
 
Field Grass
299   Nosepass
  Mineral Mineral
316   Gulpin
  Amorphous Amorphous
317   Swalot
  Amorphous Amorphous
320   Wailmer
  Field Water 2
321   Wailord
  Field Water 2
323   Camerupt
 
 
Field Field
324   Torkoal
  Field Field
337   Lunatone
 
 
Mineral Mineral
338   Solrock
 
 
Mineral Mineral
343   Baltoy
 
 
Mineral Mineral
344   Claydol
 
 
Mineral Mineral
362   Glalie
  Fairy Mineral
375   Metang
 
 
Mineral Mineral
376   Metagross
 
 
Mineral Mineral
377   Regirock
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
378   Regice
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
379   Registeel
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
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
109   KoffingLv. 13
  Amorphous Amorphous Pokéwalker - Town Outskirts
446   Munchlax
  Undiscovered Undiscovered Pokéwalker - Winner's Path
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 and Blue Rescue Team, and Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, Selfdestruct is a move with 12PP that ignores accuracy and evasion checks. The user will cause a 3x3 explosion centered on them, that targets all Pokémon in the range, ally or enemy. The explosion deals 40HP of damage to Pokémon not on player's team and halves the current HP of the player's Pokémon (dealing at least 1HP of damage). Fire-type Pokémon take half the usual damage from Selfdestruct. Additionally, all items and wall tiles (other than those on the edge of the floor and in locked chambers) are destroyed. This move cannot be used if the current weather on the floor is rain, or there's a Pokémon with Damp somewhere on the floor.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Makes the user explode, inflicting damage on all surrounding Pokémon. It also destroys surrounding items.
MDTDS Makes the user blow up in an explosion, inflicting damage on all Pokémon within a 1-tile range. It also destroys walls and items.
BSL じぶんが 『ばくはつ』する まわりの ポケモンに ダメージをあたえ かべや ゆかのどうぐも きえてしまう
MDGtI  UNUSED
SMD You'll get the self-destruct status. When you take damage, it causes an explosion that damages Pokémon around you and causes items on the floor to disappear. You won't get Exp. Points even if an enemy faints due to the damage caused by the explosion.


In the anime

       
Voltorb Pineco
The user self-destructs violenty, damaging everything around it.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Voltorb Voltorb's body glows white or yellow. It then explodes violently. Sometimes, yellow sparks appear around its body before the explosion.
Koga's multiple Voltorb The Ninja Poké-Showdown Debut
Duplica's Ditto in the form of Voltorb Ditto's Mysterious Mansion Used via Transform
A wild Voltorb A Chansey Operation None
Keith's multiple Voltorb So Near, Yet So Farfetch'd None
Multiple wild Voltorb Showdown at the Po-ké Corral None
A Trainer's Voltorb Pikachu Re-Volts None
A Trainer's Voltorb Arceus and the Jewel of Life None
Multiple wild Voltorb Bucking the Treasure Trend! None
Goh's Voltorb JN081 None
  Pineco Pineco's body glows blue or white. It then suddenly explodes.
Multiple wild Pineco Going Apricorn! None
Brock's Pineco Going Apricorn! None
Multiple wild Pineco Bucking the Treasure Trend! None


In the manga

The Electric Tale of Pikachu


How I Became a Pokémon Card


Pokémon Adventures


Pocket Monsters HGSS Jō's Big Adventure


Pokémon Zensho


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

  • In Generation I, if Selfdestruct or Explosion knocks out the last remaining Pokémon on both sides of the field simultaneously, the player will black out as normal, but the victory music still plays.
  • In Generations II and III, if a Pokémon attempts to use Selfdestruct or Explosion but hurts itself in confusion instead, the confusion damage is boosted by the move's Defense-halving effect.
  • Self-Destruct, Explosion, and Misty Explosion are the only three damaging moves whose battle animations play out even if they would miss or have no effect.
  • If Self-Destruct is upgraded into the Z-Move Breakneck Blitz, that Breakneck Blitz will have the same power as Self-Destruct (200).

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 自爆 Jihbaau
Mandarin 自爆 Zìbào
  Czech Sebezničení
  Danish Selvdestruktion
  Dutch Zelfvernietiging
  Finnish Itsetuho
  French Destruction
  German Finale
  Greek Αυτοκαταστροφή Aytokatastrofí
  Italian Autodistruz.
  Korean 자폭 Japok
  Brazilian Portuguese Autodestruição
  Serbian Samouništenje
  Spanish Autodestrucción*
Autodestruc*
  Swedish Självförstörelse
  Vietnamese Tự Hủy



Generation I TMs
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Generation I HMs
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Generation VII TMs
Alola
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51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899100
Kanto
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2122232425262728293031323334353637383940
4142434445464748495051525354555657585960
Generation VIII TMs
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75767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899
Generation VIII TRs
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