Self-Destruct (move)

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Self-Destruct
じばく Self-Destruct
Selfdestruct B2W2.png
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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.

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.

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 target 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.

If Selfdestruct is used against a substitute, a Ghost type, or a Pokémon that has used Protect or Detect, it will still faint.

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

The Focus Band won't prevent the user of Selfdestruct from fainting.

Generations III and IV

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.

The Focus Sash won't prevent the user of Selfdestruct from fainting.

Generation V

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

Sturdy won't prevent the user of Selfdestruct from fainting.

Generation VI

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

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.
DPPtHGSS The user blows up to inflict damage on all Pokémon in battle. The user faints upon using this move.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SM
The user attacks everything around it by causing an explosion. The user faints upon using this move.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
074 Geodude Geodude
Mineral Mineral 21 21 21 18 29 29XY
24ORAS
24
074 Geodude Geodude
Alola Form
Mineral Mineral 24
075 Graveler Graveler
Mineral Mineral 21 1, 21 21 18 31 31XY
24ORAS
24
075 Graveler Graveler
Alola Form
Mineral Mineral 24
076 Golem Golem
Mineral Mineral 21 1, 21 21 18 31 31XY
24ORAS
24
076 Golem Golem
Alola Form
Mineral Mineral 24
100 Voltorb Voltorb
Mineral Mineral 22 23 27 29 33 33XY
26ORAS
26
101 Electrode Electrode
Mineral Mineral 22 1, 23 27 29 35 35XY
26ORAS
26
109 Koffing Koffing
Amorphous Amorphous 40 17 17 19 24BW
23B2W2
23 23
110 Weezing Weezing
Amorphous Amorphous 43 1, 17 1, 17 19 24BW
23B2W2
23 23
204 Pineco Pineco
Bug Bug 8 8 6 6 6 6
205 Forretress Forretress
Bug Bug 1, 8 1, 8 1, 6 1, 6 1 1, 6
343 Baltoy Baltoy
Mineral Mineral 19 19 21BW
25B2W2
25XY
28ORAS
28
344 Claydol Claydol
Mineral Mineral 19 19 21BW
25B2W2
25XY
28ORAS
28
597 Ferroseed Ferroseed
Grass Mineral 38 38 38
598 Ferrothorn Ferrothorn
Grass Mineral 38 38 38
649 Genesect Genesect
Undiscovered Undiscovered 77 77 77
774 Minior 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 breeding

# Pokémon Egg Groups Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII
185 Sudowoodo Sudowoodo
Mineral Mineral
438 Bonsly Bonsly
Undiscovered Undiscovered
446 Munchlax Munchlax
Undiscovered Undiscovered
568 Trubbish 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 TM

# Pokémon Egg Groups Machine
I
TM36
II
--
III
--
IV
--
V
--
VI
--
VII
--
074 Geodude Geodude
Mineral Mineral
075 Graveler Graveler
Mineral Mineral
076 Golem Golem
Mineral Mineral
088 Grimer Grimer
Amorphous Amorphous
089 Muk Muk
Amorphous Amorphous
090 Shellder Shellder
Water 3 Water 3
091 Cloyster Cloyster
Water 3 Water 3
092 Gastly Gastly
Amorphous Amorphous
093 Haunter Haunter
Amorphous Amorphous
094 Gengar Gengar
Amorphous Amorphous
095 Onix Onix
Mineral Mineral
100 Voltorb Voltorb
Mineral Mineral
101 Electrode Electrode
Mineral Mineral
102 Exeggcute Exeggcute
Grass Grass
103 Exeggutor Exeggutor
Grass Grass
109 Koffing Koffing
Amorphous Amorphous
110 Weezing Weezing
Amorphous Amorphous
143 Snorlax Snorlax
Monster Monster
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo
Undiscovered Undiscovered
151 Mew Mew
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 Move Tutor

# Pokémon Egg Groups Game
FRLG E XD
074 Geodude Geodude
Mineral Mineral
075 Graveler Graveler
Mineral Mineral
076 Golem Golem
Mineral Mineral
088 Grimer Grimer
Amorphous Amorphous
089 Muk Muk
Amorphous Amorphous
090 Shellder Shellder
Water 3 Water 3
091 Cloyster Cloyster
Water 3 Water 3
092 Gastly Gastly
Amorphous Amorphous
093 Haunter Haunter
Amorphous Amorphous
094 Gengar Gengar
Amorphous Amorphous
095 Onix Onix
Mineral Mineral
100 Voltorb Voltorb
Mineral Mineral
101 Electrode Electrode
Mineral Mineral
102 Exeggcute Exeggcute
Grass Grass
103 Exeggutor Exeggutor
Grass Grass
109 Koffing Koffing
Amorphous Amorphous
110 Weezing Weezing
Amorphous Amorphous
143 Snorlax Snorlax
Monster Monster
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo
Undiscovered Undiscovered
151 Mew Mew
Undiscovered Undiscovered
185 Sudowoodo Sudowoodo
Mineral Mineral
204 Pineco Pineco
Bug Bug
205 Forretress Forretress
Bug Bug
208 Steelix Steelix
Mineral Mineral
211 Qwilfish Qwilfish
Water 2 Water 2
218 Slugma Slugma
Amorphous Amorphous
219 Magcargo Magcargo
Amorphous Amorphous
222 Corsola Corsola
Water 1 Water 3
273 Seedot Seedot
Field Grass
274 Nuzleaf Nuzleaf
Field Grass
275 Shiftry Shiftry
Field Grass
299 Nosepass Nosepass
Mineral Mineral
316 Gulpin Gulpin
Amorphous Amorphous
317 Swalot Swalot
Amorphous Amorphous
320 Wailmer Wailmer
Field Water 2
321 Wailord Wailord
Field Water 2
323 Camerupt Camerupt
Field Field
324 Torkoal Torkoal
Field Field
337 Lunatone Lunatone
Mineral Mineral
338 Solrock Solrock
Mineral Mineral
343 Baltoy Baltoy
Mineral Mineral
344 Claydol Claydol
Mineral Mineral
362 Glalie Glalie
Fairy Mineral
375 Metang Metang
Mineral Mineral
376 Metagross Metagross
Mineral Mineral
377 Regirock Regirock
Undiscovered Undiscovered
378 Regice Regice
Undiscovered Undiscovered
379 Registeel 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 Egg Groups Obtained with
109 Koffing KoffingLv. 13
Amorphous Amorphous Pokéwalker - Town Outskirts
446 Munchlax 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

Self-Destruct does not cause the user to faint, but instead cuts its HP in half, and affects all Pokémon, items, and walls within one tile of the user, reducing HP by half on teammates, by 50 on hostile Pokémon, and destroying all walls, items, and special tiles. Self-Destruct cannot be used in rain or on any floor with a Pokémon with the Ability Damp. Additionally, Fire-type Pokémon take only 50% of usual damage.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Makes the user explode, inflicting damage on all surrounding Pokémon. It also destroys surrounding items.

In the anime

None.png Duplica Ditto Transform Selfdestruct.png Brock Pineco Selfdestruct.png None.png
Ditto transformed as Voltorb Pineco
The Pokémon becomes angry and white and then explodes.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
100 Voltorb Voltorb's body glows white and yellow sparks appear around its body. It then explodes violently.
Koga's Voltorb The Ninja Poké-Showdown Debut
Duplica's Ditto in the form of Voltorb Ditto's Mysterious Mansion Used via Transform
Keith's Voltorb So Near, Yet So Farfetch'd None
Multiple wild Voltorb Showdown at the Po-ké Corral None
Unknown Trainer's Voltorb Pikachu Re-Volts None
Unknown Trainer's Voltorb Arceus and the Jewel of Life None
Multiple wild Voltorb Bucking the Treasure Trend! None
204 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

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga


In the How I Became a Pokémon Card manga


In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pocket Monsters HGSS Jō's Big Adventure manga


In the Pokémon Zensho manga


In other generations

Selfdestruct I.png Selfdestruct II.png Selfdestruct III.png Selfdestruct IV.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI 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
Selfdestruct BW.png Selfdestruct PMD RB.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI 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
Selfdestruct Stadium.png Selfdestruct Stad2.png Selfdestruct Colo.png Selfdestruct XD.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI 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

Trivia

  • In Generation I, if Self-Destruct or Explosion causes the player to win and lose at the same time, the player blacks out as normal, but the victory music plays.
  • Self-Destruct and Explosion are the only two damaging moves whose battle animations play out in the main series 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
Mandarin Chinese 自爆 Zìbào
Denmark Flag.png Danish Selvdestruktion
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Zelfvernietiging
Finland Flag.png Finnish Itsetuho
France Flag.png French Destruction
Germany Flag.png German Finale
Greece Flag.png Greek Αυτοκαταστροφή Aytokatastrofí
Italy Flag.png Italian Autodistruz.
South Korea Flag.png Korean 자폭 Japok
Poland Flag.png Polish Samo-Zniszczenie
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Autodestruição
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Samouništenje
Spain Flag.png Spanish Autodestruc
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Självförstörelse
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Tự Hủy


Generation I TMs
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Generation I HMs
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