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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.

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, Genesect a Drive, or a Pokémon its corresponding Mega Stone.


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


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
035 Clefairy Clefairy Fairy Fairy 25 19 19
102 Exeggcute Exeggcute Grass Psychic 53 50
113 Chansey Chansey Normal Normal 20 20
175 Togepi Togepi Fairy Fairy 25 25
176 Togetic Togetic Fairy Flying 25 25
242 Blissey Blissey Normal Normal 20 20
263 Zigzagoon Zigzagoon Normal Normal 33 33
264 Linoone Linoone Normal Normal 41 41
311 Plusle Plusle Electric Electric   13
357 Tropius Tropius Grass Flying 57 --, 57
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 Type Father
172 Pichu Pichu Electric Electric ClefairyTogeticZigzagoonLinoone ClefairyTogeticZigzagoonLinoonePlusle
225 Delibird Delibird Ice Flying ZigzagoonLinoone ZigzagoonLinoone
417 Pachirisu Pachirisu Electric Electric ClefairyTogeticZigzagoonLinoone ClefairyTogeticZigzagoonLinoone
519 Pidove Pidove Normal Flying Togetic Togetic
531 Audino Audino Normal Normal ClefairyTogetic ClefairyTogetic
656 Froakie Froakie* Water Water   Delibird
708 Phantump Phantump Ghost Grass   ExeggcuteTropius
710 Pumpkaboo Pumpkaboo* Ghost Grass   Phantump
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 generations

Bestow V.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
Generation I
Generation II Generation II
Generation II
Crystal Generation III Generation III
Generation III
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
Generation IV
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
Generation V
XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

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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