Oblivion Wing (move)

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Oblivion Wing
デスウイング Death Wing
Oblivion Wing VIII.png
Oblivion Wing VIII 2.png
Type  Flying
Category  Special
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  80
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone but the user
Introduced  Generation VI
Condition  Cool
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Cool
Appeal  0  
Condition  Cool
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
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Oblivion Wing (Japanese: デスウイング Death Wing) is a damage-dealing Flying-type move introduced in Generation VI. It is the signature move of Yveltal.


Generations VI to VII

Oblivion Wing inflicts damage on the target and restores the user's HP by 75% of the damage dealt.

If the user is holding a Big Root, the HP restored is increased by 30% (making the restored HP 97.5% of the damage dealt). Big Root does not increase the damage dealt.

If the target has the Ability Liquid Ooze, the user will lose the amount of HP it would have gained instead.

Oblivion Wing cannot be used if the user is under the effects of Heal Block.

Generation VIII

In Versions 1.0 to 1.2.1 of Pokémon Sword and Shield, Oblivion Wing cannot be selected in a battle. Starting with Version 1.3.0, it is usable and functions the same as it did in previous generations.


Games Description
The user absorbs its target's HP. The user's HP is restored by over half of the damage taken by the target.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
717 Yveltal Yveltal
DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 26 26 50
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

Oblivion Wing inflicts damage, and ½ of the damage dealt will be restored to the user. The move can reach up to 10 tiles away and pierces through enemies and walls.


Games Description
SMD It damages enemies and absorbs their HP.*
It damages Pokémon, even those far away. It also restores your HP. The more damage it causes, the more damage it restores.*

In the anime

None.png Yveltal Oblivion Wing.png None.png None.png
The user fires a violet beam of energy.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
717 Yveltal Yveltal creates a transparent violet sphere in front of it, with blue electricity-like energy in it. It then shoots a violet beam of energy. Anything touched by the beam withers, or turns into stone.
Yveltal (M17) Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction Debut
A wild Yveltal The Legend of X, Y, and Z! None

In the manga

Let's Play the Pokémon Card Game XY!

Pokémon Adventures

In other generations

Core series games

Spin-off series games


  • Oblivion Wing is the most efficient HP-draining move, recovering 75% of damage dealt with 80 base power (effectively recovering 60 base power's worth of damage).
  • Oblivion Wing is the only Flying-type HP-draining move.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 死亡之翼 Séimòhng-jī Yihk
Mandarin 死亡之翼 Sǐwáng-zhī Yì
France Flag.png French Mort'Ailes*
Germany Flag.png German Unheilsschwingen
Italy Flag.png Italian Ali del Fato
South Korea Flag.png Korean 데스윙 Death Wing
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Asa do Esquecimento
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Asa Mortal
Russia Flag.png Russian Крыло Забвения Krylo Zabveniya
Spain Flag.png Spanish Ala Mortífera

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