Recover (move)

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Recover
じこさいせい Self-regeneration
Recover.png
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Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  1
Startles Pokémon that made a same-type appeal.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  0  
Increased Voltage is added to the performance score.
Condition  Clever
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  0  
Works well if it is the same type as the move used by the last Pokémon.

Recover (Japanese: じこさいせい Self-regeneration) is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation I.

Effect

Generation I

Recover restores up to 50% of the user's maximum HP, and it has 20 PP.

Recover will fail if the difference between the user's current and maximum HP is 0, or if (user's maximum HP - user's current HP) is one less than a multiple of 256. If the user's current HP is greater than its maximum HP, Recover will set the user's current HP to equal its maximum HP.

In Stadium, Recover will fail only when the difference between the user's current and maximum HP is 0.

Generations II and III

Recover restores up to 50% of the user's maximum HP. Recover will fail only when the difference between the user's current and maximum HP is 0.

Generation IV

Recover's PP is reduced to 10.

Description

Games Description
Stad Restores HP by 1/2 of the user's maximum HP. Few Pokémon learn this technique on their own.
Stad2 Half of the user's maximum HP is restored. Few Pokémon learn this move on their own.
GSC Restores HP by 1/2 the max HP.
RSEColo.XD Recovers up to half the user's maximum HP.
FRLG A self-healing move that restores HP by up to half of the user's maximum HP.
DPPtHGSS A self-healing move. The user restores its own HP by up to half of its max HP.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SM
Restoring its own cells, the user restores its own HP by half of its max HP.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
064 Kadabra Kadabra
Human-Like Human-Like 31 26 25 30 36 36XY
31ORAS
065 Alakazam Alakazam
Human-Like Human-Like 31 26 25 30 36 36XY
31ORAS
120 Staryu Staryu
Water 3 Water 3 27 19 15 15 15BW
12B2W2
12XY
10ORAS
121 Starmie Starmie
Water 3 Water 3 1 1 1 1 1
137 Porygon Porygon
Mineral Mineral 28 20 20 18 18 18
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo
Undiscovered Undiscovered 70 88 88RSE
44FRLG
86 79 50
218 Slugma Slugma
Amorphous Amorphous 23 19 19XY
43ORAS
219 Magcargo Magcargo
Amorphous Amorphous 23 19 19XY
47ORAS
222 Corsola Corsola
Water 1 Water 3 19 17 13 13BW
10B2W2
10XY
8ORAS
233 Porygon2 Porygon2
Mineral Mineral 20 20 18 18 18
249 Lugia Lugia
Undiscovered Undiscovered 33 33 23DPPt
71HGSS
71 71
250 Ho-Oh Ho-Oh
Undiscovered Undiscovered 33 33 23DPPt
71HGSS
71 71
251 Celebi Celebi
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1 1 1
307 Meditite Meditite
Human-Like Human-Like 48RSE
44FRLG
46 50 50XY
41ORAS
308 Medicham Medicham
Human-Like Human-Like 54RSE
56FRLG
55 62 62XY
47ORAS
350 Milotic Milotic
Water 1 Dragon 30 21 21 21XY
31ORAS
380 Latias Latias
Undiscovered Undiscovered 45 45 45 45XY
32ORAS
381 Latios Latios
Undiscovered Undiscovered 45 45 45 45XY
32ORAS
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Normal Forme
Undiscovered Undiscovered 40 81 81 81XY
61ORAS
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Defense Forme
Undiscovered Undiscovered 40 81 81 81XY
61ORAS
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Speed Forme
Undiscovered Undiscovered 40 81 81 81XY
61ORAS
422 Shellos Shellos
Water 1 Amorphous 46 46 46
423 Gastrodon Gastrodon
Water 1 Amorphous 54 54 54
474 Porygon-Z Porygon-Z
Mineral Mineral 18 18 18
493 Arceus Arceus
Undiscovered Undiscovered 70 70 70
577 Solosis Solosis
Amorphous Amorphous 24 24
578 Duosion Duosion
Amorphous Amorphous 24 24
579 Reuniclus Reuniclus
Amorphous Amorphous 24 24
592 Frillish Frillish
Amorphous Amorphous 17 17
593 Jellicent Jellicent
Amorphous Amorphous 17 17
605 Elgyem Elgyem
Human-Like Human-Like 46 46
606 Beheeyem Beheeyem
Human-Like Human-Like 50 50
615 Cryogonal Cryogonal
Mineral Mineral 49 49
616 Shelmet Shelmet
Bug Bug 49 49
617 Accelgor Accelgor
Bug Bug 49 49
712 Bergmite Bergmite
Monster Monster 47
713 Avalugg Avalugg
Monster Monster 51
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
194 Wooper Wooper
Water 1 Field HGSS
302 Sableye Sableye
Human-Like Human-Like
345 Lileep Lileep
Water 3 Water 3
352 Kecleon Kecleon
Field Field HGSS
358 Chimecho Chimecho
Amorphous Amorphous
433 Chingling Chingling
Undiscovered Undiscovered
592 Frillish Frillish
Amorphous Amorphous
712 Bergmite Bergmite
Monster Monster
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
433 Chingling Chingling
Undiscovered Undiscovered Pokéwalker - White Lake
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By events

Generation VI

# Pokémon Egg Groups Obtained with
250 Ho-Oh Ho-OhLv. 50
Undiscovered Undiscovered Pokémon Center Kyoto Ho-Oh
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

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Description

Games Description
MDRB Restores the user's HP by half its maximum HP.

In the anime

In the main series

Sabrina Kadabra Recover.png Nurse Joy Latias Recover.png Juniper Accelgor Recover.png Anabel Alakazam Recover.png
Kadabra Latias Accelgor Alakazam
The user restores some of its lost health.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
064 Kadabra Kadabra recovers its health by making the damage taken from previous attacks disappear from its body.
Sabrina's Kadabra Haunter Versus Kadabra Debut
222 Corsola Corsola's body glows a rainbow color, then it regains health and loses all previous injuries.
Misty's Corsola A Corsola Caper! None
386 Deoxys Deoxys's body glows white, regenerating its body and healing its wounds, or Deoxys's body glows yellow, and all damage on its body disappears.
Deoxys (Purple Crystal) Destiny Deoxys None
A wild Deoxys Pokémon Ranger - Deoxys Crisis! (Part 2) None
350 Milotic Milotic's body glows gold and all the damage on its body disappears.
Juan's Milotic Eight Ain't Enough None
065 Alakazam Alakazam's whole body glows yellow and all of the damage on its body disappears.
Anabel's Alakazam Talking a Good Game! None
380 Latias Latias's whole body glows yellow and all of the damage on its body disappears.
Nurse Joy's Latias SS025 None
617 Accelgor Accelgor's entire body glows red, purple and pink for a moment, and pink energy particles raise up from its body. When the glow fades around Accelgor, it regains some of its energy that it previously lost.
Professor Juniper's Accelgor Evolution Exchange Excitement! None

  • Mewtwo has been confirmed to know Recover. However, it has only used it in the radio drama The Birth of Mewtwo, so it is has never been seen using it.

In Pokémon Origins

None.png Red Mewtwo Recover PO.png None.png None.png
Mewtwo
A self-healing move. The user restores its own HP by up to half of its max HP.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo expands a light green energy field from its body. As the field expands, it removes all damage inflicted on Mewtwo's body. After the healing is completed, the field disappears.
Red's Mewtwo File 4: Charizard Debut

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Recover I.png Recover II.png Recover III.png Recover IV.png Recover V.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
Recover 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
Recover Stad.png Recover Stad2.png Recover Colo.png Recover 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

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 自我復元 Jihngóh Fuhkyùhn
Mandarin 自我復原 Zìwǒ Fùyuán *
自我復元 Zìwǒ Fùyuán *
Denmark Flag.png Danish Gendanne
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Herstel
Finland Flag.png Finnish Toipuminen
France Flag.png French Soin
Germany Flag.png German Genesung
Greece Flag.png Greek Ανάρρωση
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Penyembuh
Italy Flag.png Italian Ripresa
South Korea Flag.png Korean HP회복 HP Hoebok
Poland Flag.png Polish Leczenie
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Recuperação
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Recuperar
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Oporavak
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Recuperación*
Spain Flag.png Spain Recuperación
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Återhämtning
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Tự Hồi Phục


Variations of the move Recover
Status RecoverSoft-BoiledMilk DrinkSlack OffHeal OrderRoost


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