Present (move)

Present
プレゼント Present
Present VIII.png
Present VIII 2.png
Type  Normal
Category  Physical
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  —
Accuracy  90%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation II
Condition  Cute
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jam  0  
Can be repeatedly used without boring the judge.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  0  
Raises the score if the Voltage is low.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
An appealing move that can be used repeatedly without boring the audience.

Present (Japanese: プレゼント Present) is a damage-dealing Normal-type move introduced in Generation II. It is the signature move of Delibird.

Effect

Generation II

Present can either deal damage against the target or heal it for 1/4 of its maximum HP. If Present deals damage, then the base power of Present is chosen at random from 40, 80, or 120.

In the core series, Present will have a 20% chance of healing Pokémon with full HP, though the message afterwards slightly differs depending on the game. In Pokémon Gold and Silver, if it would heal the target but it has full HP, a message is displayed that says "<Enemy/Wild> <Pokémon> can't receive the gift!" In Pokémon Stadium 2, the move is still performed but the message "It couldn't receive the gift!" is displayed. In English Pokémon Crystal, no message will be displayed.

Present's effect is chosen randomly as shown below.

Effect Probability
Damage with 40 base power 40%
Damage with 80 base power 30%
Damage with 120 base power 10%
Heal 1/4 of the target's max HP 20%

Gold and Silver

In Gold and Silver (and any link battle with either of them), a glitch causes the level, Attack, and Defense variables of the damage formula to be replaced. The Attack will be replaced with 5 if the target is Rock- or Steel-type, or 10 otherwise. The level will be based on the index number of the defending Pokémon's type, and the Defense will be based on the index number of the attacking Pokémon's type (if a Pokémon has two types, its secondary type will be used).

Index Number Type
0 Normal
1 Fighting
2 Flying
3 Poison
4 Ground
5 Rock
7 Bug
8 Ghost
9 Steel
20 Fire
21 Water
22 Grass
23 Electric
24 Psychic
25 Ice
26 Dragon
27 Dark

In Crystal (except in link battles) and Pokémon Stadium 2, the glitch is fixed and Present's damage calculates normally.

Generations III onwards

Present will now have no effect if it would heal a Pokémon with full HP.

Present consumes a Normal Gem even if it heals the target (it does not increase HP restored).

If a Pokémon with Parental Bond uses Present and heals the target, it will only hit once. However, if it damages the target, it will hit twice.

Present can also be used as part of a Contest Spectacular combination, with the user gaining an extra three appeal points if a certain move (Celebrate, Covet, Happy Hour or Wish) was used in the prior turn.

Description

Games Description
Stad2 A move that inflicts major damage but may restore the target's HP.
GSC A bomb that may restore HP.
RSEColo.XD A gift in the form of a bomb. May restore HP.
FRLG The foe is given a booby-trapped gift. It restores HP sometimes, however.
DPPtHGSSPBR The user attacks by giving the foe a booby-trapped gift. It restores HP sometimes, however.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwShBDSPLA
The user attacks by giving the target a gift with a hidden trap. It restores HP sometimes, however.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
225   Delibird
 
 
Water 1 Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
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 Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII VIII
113   Chansey
  Fairy Fairy
172   Pichu
  Field Fairy
173   Cleffa
  Fairy Fairy
174   Igglybuff
 
 
Fairy Fairy
175   Togepi
  Flying Fairy
183   Marill
 
 
Water 1 Fairy
209   Snubbull
  Field Fairy BDSP
241   Miltank
  Field Field
298   Azurill
 
 
Water 1 Fairy
440   Happiny
  Fairy Fairy
777   Togedemaru
 
 
Field Fairy SwSh
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 IV

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
025   Pikachu
  Field Fairy McDonald's Pikachu
Nintendo Zone Pikachu
Kyoto Cross Media Experience 2009
Ario Pikachu
7-Eleven Pikachu
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 Types Egg Groups Obtained with
468   Togekiss
 
 
Flying Fairy Global Link Birthday Togekiss
531   Audino
  Fairy Fairy 2011 Birthday Audino
2012 Birthday Audino
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation VIII

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
113   Chansey
  Fairy Fairy Mister Donut's Chansey
440   Happiny
  Fairy Fairy Pokémon Center Birthday Happiny
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

In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, Present is a move with 19PP and 100% accuracy. The user attacks enemy in the front, cutting corners. The move will deal flat 40, 80 or 120 damage; but it might possibly heal the target instead by 25% of their max HP.

In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, the move's damage is now 25, 50 or 75.

Pokémon GO

  Present
Fast Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 5
Energy boost 20
Duration 1.3 seconds
Damage window 1.1 - 1.3 seconds
 
Trainer Battles
Power 3
Energy boost 12
Turns 3
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
 
By Elite Fast TM
 
By GO Snapshot
 
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Description

Games Description
MDRB Either inflicts damage on the target or restores its HP.
MDTDS Could either inflict damage on the target or restore its HP.
BSL てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえるか HPを かいふくするか どちらかの こうかを あたえる
MDGtI  UNUSED
SMD The damage you inflict on a target varies. But be careful, because it could restore an enemy's HP as well as your teammate's HP.
MDRTDX You give an enemy a gift of a random amount of damage! But be careful, because sometimes the gift could mistakenly help restore the enemy's HP, too. If you use this move on a teammate, it will always help restore their HP.


In the anime

       
Healing Delibird Causing damage
A luminous ball is thrown at the opponent. It then explodes and either damages or heals.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Delibird Delibird pulls out a shimmering rainbow colored orb from the bag it carries and throws or hands it to the opponent. The orb then explodes and either damages or heals the opponent. If the effect is healing, the opponent briefly glows white.
Team Rocket's Delibird Dues and Don'ts Debut


Pokédex entries

Episode Subject Source Entry
EP231 Present Ash's Pokédex Delibird's most unique attack is giving presents. However, some of these presents have been known to explode. Sometimes, Delibird's presents can actually restore energy to its opponents.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

  This section is incomplete.
Please feel free to edit this section to add missing information and complete it.
Reason: Missing healing image from Gen VI on

Core series games

Damaging

Healing

Side series games

Damaging

Healing

Spin-off series games

Damaging

Healing

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 禮物 Láihmaht
Mandarin 禮物 / 礼物 Lǐwù
  Dutch Cadeautje
  French Cadeau
  German Geschenk
  Greek Δώρο
  Italian Regalino
  Korean 프레젠트 Present
  Polish Prezent
  Brazilian Portuguese Presente (Pokémon GO, TCG)
Presentear
  Serbian Poklon
Spanish   Latin America Obsequio
  Spain Presente
  Thai ของขวัญ
  Vietnamese Quà Tặng



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