Purify (move)

Purify redirects here. For the method of changing a Shadow Pokémon back into a normal Pokémon, see Purification.
じょうか Purify
Purify VIII.png
Type  Poison
Category  Status
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  0
Opponent Opponent Opponent
Self Ally Ally
Normal: May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation VII
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Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
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Appeal  0  
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Jamming  0  

Purify (Japanese: じょうか Purify) is a non-damaging Poison-type move introduced in Generation VII. It is the signature move of Pyukumuku.


If the target has a non-volatile status condition, Purify cures it and then restores the user's HP by up to 50% of its own maximum HP. It has no effect if the target does not have a non-volatile status condition (even if it has the Ability Comatose).

If powered up by a Poisonium Z into Z-Purify, the user's Attack, Defense, Special Attack, Special Defense, and Speed are raised by one stage each.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Purify cannot be selected in a battle.

Generation IX

Purify cannot be selected in a battle.


Games Description
The user heals the target's status condition. If the move succeeds, it also restores the user's own HP.
BDSP This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.
SV The user cures the target's status condition. If the move succeeds, it also restores the user's own HP.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0771     Water 1 Water 1 21 25
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.

In other generations

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 淨化 Jihngfa
Mandarin 淨化 / 净化 Jìnghuà
  French Purification
  German Läuterung
  Italian Purificazione
  Korean 정화 Jeonghwa
  Spanish Purificación

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