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Self-Destruct
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Self-Destruct
Generation: I
Battle Data
Type: Type Normal.gif
Category Physical
Power: 200
Accuracy: 100
PP: 5, max: ?
Affects: Selected target
Secondary Effect: User faints
Priority: 0
Contact: No
Affected by
Magic Coat: No
Magic Bounce: No
Bright Powder: Yes
Protect/Detect: Yes
Snatch: No
Mirror Move: Yes
King's Rock: Yes
Contest Data
Contests (RSE)
Type: Beauty
Appeal:
Jam: 0
Super Contests (DPPt)
Type: Beauty
Appeal: 6 ♥♥♥♥♥♥
Contest Spectaculars (ORAS)
Type: Beauty
Appeal:
Jam:
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Self-Destruct, formerly known as Selfdestruct prior to Generation VI, is a Normal-type move introduced in Generation I.

Pokémon that can learn this booming move are Geodude, Graveler, Golem, Voltorb, Electrode, Koffing, Weezing, Pineco, Forretress, Baltoy, Claydol, and Mew.

It has a more powerful version called Explosion.

Description

Games Description
GSC Powerful but makes the user faint.
RSE 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
SMUSUMPE
SWSH
The user attacks everything around it by causing an explosion. The user faints upon using this move.

In battle

As the name states, the user explodes, causing he/she to die. This attack can cause massive amounts of damage to every other Pokémon on the field.

Only Ghost-type Pokémon are immune to the move.

If the player character receives the Winner's Path for the Pokéwalker in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, a Munchlax that knows Self-Destruct can be found.

Other games

Super Smash Bros. series

In the Super Smash Bros. series Pokémon appear in battles as items in the form of Poké Balls. In S.S.B.B. (Brawl) Electrode will use self-destruct. Electrode's body will have start becoming red indicating it's about to blow, however it can only be picked up when it's about to explode meaning it is hard to throw it. Sometimes it will even short-circuit, making steam come from it, after this it will start again and explode much faster.

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness and Sky, Self-Destruct damages members of the player's team for 50% of their current HP, or in the case of Fire-types, 25%. Enemy Pokémon take 40 damage each; enemies that faint from this damage will not earn the player's team any Experience Points. All items and walls within a one-tile radius are destroyed. Self-Destruct fails in rainy weather and when a Pokémon with Damp (such as Psyduck) is present on the dungeon floor.

Learnset

By leveling up

Pokémon Type Egg groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

By TM

Pokémon Type Egg groups Machine
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

By breeding

By Move Tutor

Pokémon Type Egg groups Games
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


Special move

Generation IV

Gallery

Main games

Main series

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