Synthesis (move)

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Synthesis
こうごうせい Photosynthesis
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Type  Grass
Category  Status
PP  5 (max. 8)
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 II
Condition  Smart
Appeal  1
Jam  0  
The appeal's quality depends on its timing.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  0  
Increased Voltage is added to the performance score.
Condition  Clever
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Effectiveness varies depending on when it is used.

Synthesis (Japanese: こうごうせい Photosynthesis) is a non-damaging Grass-type move introduced in Generation II.

Effect

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Generation II

Synthesis restores the user's current HP based on the weather and time of day. At morning and in the night, clear conditions restore ¼, sunny conditions restore ½ and other conditions restore ⅛ HP. At the daytime, the move restores twice as much of HP.

Generation III

Synthesis restores the user's current HP based on the weather in the battle. Sunny conditions restore ⅔ HP, normal conditions restore ½ HP, and other conditions restore ¼ HP.

Description

Games Description
Stad2 Allows HP to be restored by the sunlight. In battle, half the user's max HP is restored.
GSC Restores HP (varies by time).
RSEColo.XD Restores HP. The amount varies with the weather.
FRLG Restores the user's HP. The amount of HP regained varies with the weather.
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SM
The user restores its own HP. The amount of HP regained varies with the weather.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
001 Bulbasaur Bulbasaur
Monster Grass 39 39 33 33 33 33
002 Ivysaur Ivysaur
Monster Grass 47 47 39 39 39 39
003 Venusaur Venusaur
Monster Grass 53 53 45 45 45 45
152 Chikorita Chikorita
Monster Grass 22 22 12 12 12 12
153 Bayleef Bayleef
Monster Grass 23 23 12 12 12 12
154 Meganium Meganium
Monster Grass 23 23 12 12 12 12
187 Hoppip Hoppip
Fairy Grass 1GS
5C
5 4 4 4 4
188 Skiploom Skiploom
Fairy Grass 1GS
1, 5C
1, 5 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4
189 Jumpluff Jumpluff
Fairy Grass 1GS
1, 5C
1, 5 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4
191 Sunkern Sunkern
Grass Grass 31 31 23 23BW
28B2W2
28 28
273 Seedot Seedot
Field Grass 21 21 21 21 21
315 Roselia Roselia
Fairy Grass 57 46 46 46 46
357 Tropius Tropius
Monster Grass 47 41 41 41XY
50ORAS
50
387 Turtwig Turtwig
Monster Grass 33 33 33 33
388 Grotle Grotle
Monster Grass 37 37 37 37
389 Torterra Torterra
Monster Grass 39 39 39 39
470 Leafeon Leafeon
Field Field 29 29BW
33B2W2
33 33
492 Shaymin Shaymin
Land Forme
Undiscovered Undiscovered 28 28 28 28
548 Petilil Petilil
Grass Grass 17 17 17
549 Lilligant Lilligant
Grass Grass 1 1 1
556 Maractus Maractus
Grass Grass 15 15 15
590 Foongus Foongus
Grass Grass 35 35 35
591 Amoonguss Amoonguss
Grass Grass 35 35 35
672 Skiddo Skiddo
Field Field 20 20
673 Gogoat Gogoat
Field Field 20 20
722 Rowlet Rowlet
Flying Flying 25
723 Dartrix Dartrix
Flying Flying 28
724 Decidueye Decidueye
Flying Flying 28
753 Fomantis Fomantis
Grass Grass 28
754 Lurantis Lurantis
Grass Grass 28
764 Comfey Comfey
Grass Grass 28
798 Kartana Kartana
Undiscovered Undiscovered 19
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
043 Oddish Oddish
Grass Grass
069 Bellsprout Bellsprout
Grass Grass
102 Exeggcute Exeggcute
Grass Grass
252 Treecko Treecko
Monster Dragon
270 Lotad Lotad
Water 1 Grass
315 Roselia Roselia
Fairy Grass
357 Tropius Tropius
Monster Grass
406 Budew Budew
Undiscovered Undiscovered
455 Carnivine Carnivine
Grass Grass
585 Deerling Deerling
Field Field
650 Chespin Chespin
Field Field
761 Bounsweet Bounsweet
Grass Grass
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By Move Tutor

# Pokémon Egg Groups Game
DP Pt HGSS BW B2W2 XY ORAS
001 Bulbasaur Bulbasaur
Monster Grass
002 Ivysaur Ivysaur
Monster Grass
003 Venusaur Venusaur
Monster Grass
043 Oddish Oddish
Grass Grass
044 Gloom Gloom
Grass Grass
045 Vileplume Vileplume
Grass Grass
046 Paras Paras
Bug Grass
047 Parasect Parasect
Bug Grass
069 Bellsprout Bellsprout
Grass Grass
070 Weepinbell Weepinbell
Grass Grass
071 Victreebel Victreebel
Grass Grass
102 Exeggcute Exeggcute
Grass Grass
103 Exeggutor Exeggutor
Grass Grass
114 Tangela Tangela
Grass Grass
151 Mew Mew
Undiscovered Undiscovered
152 Chikorita Chikorita
Monster Grass
153 Bayleef Bayleef
Monster Grass
154 Meganium Meganium
Monster Grass
182 Bellossom Bellossom
Grass Grass
187 Hoppip Hoppip
Fairy Grass
188 Skiploom Skiploom
Fairy Grass
189 Jumpluff Jumpluff
Fairy Grass
191 Sunkern Sunkern
Grass Grass
192 Sunflora Sunflora
Grass Grass
251 Celebi Celebi
Undiscovered Undiscovered
252 Treecko Treecko
Monster Dragon
253 Grovyle Grovyle
Monster Dragon
254 Sceptile Sceptile
Monster Dragon
270 Lotad Lotad
Water 1 Grass
271 Lombre Lombre
Water 1 Grass
272 Ludicolo Ludicolo
Water 1 Grass
273 Seedot Seedot
Field Grass
274 Nuzleaf Nuzleaf
Field Grass
275 Shiftry Shiftry
Field Grass
285 Shroomish Shroomish
Fairy Grass
286 Breloom Breloom
Fairy Grass
315 Roselia Roselia
Fairy Grass
331 Cacnea Cacnea
Human-Like Grass
332 Cacturne Cacturne
Grass Human-Like
345 Lileep Lileep
Water 3 Water 3
346 Cradily Cradily
Water 3 Water 3
357 Tropius Tropius
Monster Grass
387 Turtwig Turtwig
Monster Grass
388 Grotle Grotle
Monster Grass
389 Torterra Torterra
Monster Grass
406 Budew Budew
Undiscovered Undiscovered
407 Roserade Roserade
Fairy Grass
413 Wormadam Wormadam
Plant
Bug Bug
420 Cherubi Cherubi
Fairy Grass
421 Cherrim Cherrim
Fairy Grass
455 Carnivine Carnivine
Grass Grass
459 Snover Snover
Monster Grass
460 Abomasnow Abomasnow
Monster Grass
465 Tangrowth Tangrowth
Grass Grass
470 Leafeon Leafeon
Field Field
492 Shaymin Shaymin
Land Forme
Undiscovered Undiscovered
492 Shaymin Shaymin
Sky Forme
Undiscovered Undiscovered
495 Snivy Snivy
Field Grass
496 Servine Servine
Field Grass
497 Serperior Serperior
Field Grass
511 Pansage Pansage
Field Field
512 Simisage Simisage
Field Field
540 Sewaddle Sewaddle
Bug Bug
541 Swadloon Swadloon
Bug Bug
542 Leavanny Leavanny
Bug Bug
548 Petilil Petilil
Grass Grass
549 Lilligant Lilligant
Grass Grass
556 Maractus Maractus
Grass Grass
585 Deerling Deerling
Field Field
586 Sawsbuck Sawsbuck
Field Field
590 Foongus Foongus
Grass Grass
591 Amoonguss Amoonguss
Grass Grass
640 Virizion Virizion
Undiscovered Undiscovered
650 Chespin Chespin
Field Field
651 Quilladin Quilladin
Field Field
652 Chesnaught Chesnaught
Field Field
669 Flabébé Flabébé
Fairy Fairy
670 Floette Floette
Fairy Fairy
670 Floette Floette
Eternal Flower
Fairy Fairy
671 Florges Florges
Fairy Fairy
672 Skiddo Skiddo
Field Field
673 Gogoat Gogoat
Field Field
710 Pumpkaboo Pumpkaboo
Amorphous Amorphous
711 Gourgeist Gourgeist
Amorphous Amorphous
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
151 Mew Mew
Undiscovered Undiscovered My Pokémon Ranch
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation V

# Pokémon Egg Groups Obtained with
046 Paras Paras
Bug Grass Dream World - Dream Park
069 Bellsprout Bellsprout
Grass Grass Dream World - Pleasant Forest
102 Exeggcute Exeggcute
Grass Grass Dream World - Pleasant Forest
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By event

Generation II

# Pokémon Egg Groups Obtained with
046 Paras Paras
Bug Grass New York Pokémon Center
114 Tangela Tangela
Grass Grass New York Pokémon Center
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation V

# Pokémon Egg Groups Obtained with
495 Snivy Snivy
Field Grass Pokémon Center Tohoku
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

Synthesis restores the user's current HP based on the weather in the battle. Sunny conditions restore 100 HP, normal conditions restore 50 HP, and other conditions restore 25 HP.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Restores the user's HP. The amount of HP regained depends on the weather.
MDTDS Restores the user's HP. The HP amount regained depends on the weather.

In the anime

Ash Grotle Synthesis.png Sunflora Synthesis.png Alexa Gogoat Synthesis.png Ash Torterra Synthesis.png
Grotle Sunflora Gogoat Torterra
The user restores its own HP.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
387 Turtwig The leaves on Turtwig's head glows white and its whole body glows yellow and sparkles, healing all of Turtwig's injuries.
Ash's Turtwig Gettin' Twiggy with It! Debut
388 Grotle The bushes on Grotle's back glows white and its whole body glows yellow and sparkles, healing all of Grotle's injuries.
Ash's Grotle The Lonely Snover None
192 Sunflora The leaves on the side of Sunflora's arms glow white and they sparkle, healing Sunflora.
Multiple wild Sunflora Strategy Begins at Home! None
389 Torterra Torterra's body becomes surrounded by white sparkles and its body glows white. The leaves on its back then glow brightly, healing its injuries.
Ash's Torterra A Real Rival Rouser! None
673 Gogoat The horns on Gogoat's head glows white and its whole body glows green and sparkles, healing all of Gogoat's injuries.
Alexa's Gogoat Go, Go Gogoat! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys manga


In other generations

Synthesis II.png Synthesis III.png Synthesis IV.png Synthesis 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
Synthesis 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
Synthesis Stad2.png Synthesis Colo.png Synthesis 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 光合作用 Gwōnghahp Jokyuhng *
Mandarin 光合作用 Guānghé Zuòyòng *
光學合成 Guāng​xué​ Hé​chéng *
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Synthese
France Flag.png French Synthèse
Germany Flag.png German Synthese
Greece Flag.png Greek Φωτοσύνθεση
Hungary Flag.png Hungarian Szintézis
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Fotosintesis
Sintesis
Italy Flag.png Italian Sintesi
South Korea Flag.png Korean 광합성 Gwanghapseong
Poland Flag.png Polish Synteza
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Síntese
Romania Flag.png Romanian Sinteza
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Fotosinteza
Spain Flag.png Spanish Síntesis
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Quang Hợp



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