Bind (move)

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Bind
しめつける Bind
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Type  Normal
Category  Physical
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  15
Accuracy  75%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone but the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Tough
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jam  0  
Temporarily stops the crowd from getting excited.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  0  
Earn a higher score the later the Pokémon performs.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

Bind (Japanese: しめつける Bind) is a damage-dealing Template:Type2 move introduced in Generation I.

Effect

Generation I

Bind does damage for 2-5 turns. There is a 37.5% chance that it will attack for 2 turns, a 37.5% chance that it will attack for 3 turns, a 12.5% chance that it will attack for 4 turns, and a 12.5% chance that it will attack for 5 turns. Though technically only the first attack can critical hit, every attack during the duration will do the same amount of damage. During this turn duration, the target will be unable to attack, and if the user of Bind attacks before the target when used, the target will be unable to attack during that round as well.

Damage done by Bind's continuing duration is done after recurrent damage. If the user switches out before the turn duration ends, the target will be unable to attack during that turn, since it did not get to select a move. If the target switches out before the turn duration ends, Bind will automatically be used against the incoming Pokémon, deducting an additional PP from the move. If at such a time Bind has 0 PP, Bind will still be used against the incoming Pokémon. After that use, the current PP of Bind will roll over to 63, and full PP ups will be applied to it.

Even if Bind misses, it will negate the recharge turn normally required for Hyper Beam. Additionally, if the user of Bind attacks before the user of Hyper Beam during a recharge turn and the use of Bind misses, the user of Hyper Beam will automatically use Hyper Beam during that turn. If at such a time Hyper Beam has 0 PP, Hyper Beam will still be used, and afterwards its current PP will roll over to 63, and full PP ups will be applied to it.

The target will get to select a move during each turn of Bind's duration, and will attack the player's incoming Pokémon with the selected move if the player decides to switch before the duration is over.

In Pokémon Stadium, the player gets to select a move during each turn of Bind's duration. If the target switches out before the duration ends, the incoming Pokémon will not automatically be attacked. Bind will negate the recharge turn of Hyper Beam only if successful.

Generation II onwards

Bind does damage for 2-5 turns. Unlike the first generation, both user and target will be able to attack during the attack's duration. The damage dealt by Bind will apply to the target at the end of every turn. While the target is binded, it cannot be recalled. If the target uses the move Rapid Spin while wrapped, it will be freed from Bind.

Generation IV

If the user of Bind is holding a Grip Claw, the duration of Bind is always 5 turns.

In the anime

Pokémon

Onix. It wraps its tail around its foe, and crushes it.

Learnset

Generation I

By leveling up

#   Pokémon Type Level
095 095 Onix Rock Ground 15
114 114 Tangela Grass --RGB
114 114 Tangela Grass 24Y
127 127 Pinsir Bug 21Y
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

Generation II

By leveling up

#   Pokémon Type Level
095 095 Onix Rock Ground 10
114 114 Tangela Grass 25
127 127 Pinsir Bug 13
208 208 Steelix Steel Ground 10
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

Generation III

By leveling up

#   Pokémon Type Level
095 095 Onix Rock Ground 8FRLG
095 095 Onix Rock Ground 9RSE
114 114 Tangela Grass 28
127 127 Pinsir Bug 7
208 208 Steelix Steel Ground 8FRLG
208 208 Steelix Steel Ground 9RSE
352 352 Kecleon Normal 4
356 356 Dusclops Ghost --
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

Generation IV

By leveling up

#   Pokémon Type Level
095 095 Onix Rock Ground --
114 114 Tangela Grass 22
127 127 Pinsir Bug 4
208 208 Steelix Steel Ground --
352 352 Kecleon Normal 4
356 356 Dusclops Ghost --
455 455 Carnivine Grass --
465 465 Tangrowth Grass 22
477 477 Dusknoir Ghost --
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

Trivia

  • Although Bind cannot affect Template:Type2s, it can still make them unable to move in Generation I.

In other languages

  • French: Etreinte
  • German: Klammergriff
  • Italian: Legatutto
  • Spanish: Atadura
  • Portuguese: Apertar

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