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Battle Bond きずなへんげ
Bond Transformation
Flavor text
Generation VII
Defeating an opposing Pokémon strengthens the Pokémon's bond with its Trainer, and it becomes Ash-Greninja. Water Shuriken gets more powerful.
Generation VIII
Currently unknown

Battle Bond (Japanese: きずなへんげ Bond Transformation) is an event-exclusive Ability introduced in Generation VII. It is the signature Ability of Greninja.


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Reason: Is Water Shuriken's power increment a continuous effect of this ability or an inherent, independent function of Ash-Greninja? Would it be lost if a Pokémon with its Ability suppressed transforms into Ash-Greninja?.

In battle

After a Greninja with this Ability causes an opponent to faint, it will change form into Ash-Greninja. When a Greninja in this form uses Water Shuriken, the move's base power is raised from 15 to 20 and it always hits three times. Multiple Greninja can activate this Ability during the same battle.

If Ash-Greninja faints in battle, it will revert back to its original form. Battle Bond will no longer activate, even if Greninja is revived and defeats another Pokémon in battle.

After the battle, the Pokémon reverts to its original form.

Role Play, Gastro Acid, Worry Seed, Simple Beam, and Entrainment fail if the target has the Ability Battle Bond. Role Play fails if the user has the Ability Battle Bond. Skill Swap fails if either Pokémon has Battle Bond. Battle Bond cannot be copied by Trace, Power of Alchemy, or Receiver. Battle Bond cannot be replaced by Mummy or suppressed by Core Enforcer. If a Pokémon other than Greninja obtains Battle Bond with Imposter or Transform, the Pokémon will not turn into Ash-Greninja.

Outside of battle

Greninja with this Ability cannot breed.

Pokémon with Battle Bond

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Greninja Greninja
Battle Bond Greninja
Water Dark Battle Bond None None
Greninja Greninja
Water Dark Battle Bond None None
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VII games.
  • For Generation III games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IV or later and Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation V games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VI or later.
  • For Generation VI games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VII or later.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

  • In the Japan Mini-volume 6 for the X & Y chapter, Y's Croaky was revealed to have Battle Bond as his Ability.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 牽絆變身 Hīnbuhn Binsān
Mandarin 牽絆變身 / 牵绊变身 Qiānbàn Biànshēn
France Flag.png French Synergie
Germany Flag.png German Freundschaftsakt
Italy Flag.png Italian Morfosintonia
South Korea Flag.png Korean 유대변화 Yudae Byeonhwa
Russia Flag.png Russian Узы Сражения Uzy Srazheniya
Spain Flag.png Spanish Fuerte Afecto

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