Recover (move)

Recover
じこさいせい Self-regeneration
Recover IX.png
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Type  Normal
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 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

Generations I to IV

  This move effect may be in need of research.
Reason: Did the fix first appear in Pokémon Stadium (Japanese) or the international Pokémon Stadium?
You can discuss this on the talk page.

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

In the Generation I core series only, Recover will fail if the difference between the user's maximum HP and current HP leaves a remainder of 255 when divided by 256 (such as 255 or 511). This was fixed in Pokémon Stadium and all future generations.

Generation IV

Recover's PP was reduced to 10.

Generation V to VII

Recover now restores 50% of the user's maximum HP, rounded up.

If powered up by a Normalium Z into Z-Recover, all of the user's lowered stats are reset.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Category  Status
PP  10
Agile Strong
Power  —  —  —
Accuracy  —%  —%  —%
Action speed modifier
Self  0  -3  +5
Target  ?  ?  ?
Additional effect
Heal  50%  30%  70%
   ?  ?
   ?  ?
Heals the user by a percentage of its total HP

Generation IX

Recover's PP was reduced to 5.

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.
RSEColoXD 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.
DPPtHGSSPBR A self-healing move. The user restores its own HP by up to half of its max HP.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
SwShBDSP
Restoring its own cells, the user restores its own HP by half of its max HP.
LA The user regenerates its cells to restore its own HP.
SV The user regenerates its cells, restoring its own HP by up to half its max HP.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0064     Human-Like Human-Like 31 26 25 30 36 36XY
31ORAS
31 39 25 25 34
0065     Human-Like Human-Like 31 26 25 30 36 36XY
31ORAS
31 39 25 25 34
0120     Water 3 Water 3 27 19 15 15 15BW
12B2W2
12XY
10ORAS
10 40 48 48
0121    
 
Water 3 Water 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
0137     Mineral Mineral 28 20 20 18 18 18 18 36 35 35 37 35
0144  
Articuno
Galarian Form
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 40 40
0150     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 70 88 88RSE
44FRLG
86 79 50 50 55 80 80 80
0218     Amorphous Amorphous 23 19 19XY
43ORAS
43 43 43
0219    
 
Amorphous Amorphous 23 19 19XY
47ORAS
47 47 47
0222    
 
Water 1 Water 3 19 17 13 13BW
10B2W2
10XY
8ORAS
8 50 50
0233     Mineral Mineral 20 20 18 18 18 18 35 35 37 35
0249    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 33 33 23DPPt
71HGSS
71 71 71 45 45 45
0250    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 33 33 23DPPt
71HGSS
71 71 71 45 45 45
0251    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1 1 1 1 1 60 60
0282    
 
Human-Like Amorphous 52
0307    
 
Human-Like Human-Like 48RSE
44FRLG
46 50 50XY
41ORAS
41 41 41
0308    
 
Human-Like Human-Like 54RSE
56FRLG
55 62 62XY
47ORAS
47 47 47
0350     Water 1 Dragon 30 21 21 21XY
31ORAS
27 28 28 28
0358     Amorphous Amorphous 34
0380    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 45 45 45 45XY
32ORAS
32 10 10 10
0381    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 45 45 45 45XY
32ORAS
32 10 10 10
0386  
Deoxys
Normal Forme
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 40 81 81 81XY
61ORAS
61 61 61
0386  
Deoxys
Defense Forme
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 40 81 81 81XY
61ORAS
61 61 61
0386  
Deoxys
Speed Forme
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 40 81 81 81XY
61ORAS
61 61 61
0416    
 
Bug Bug 52
0422  
Shellos
All forms
  Water 1 Amorphous 46 46 46 46 10 10 37 10
0423  
Gastrodon
All forms
 
 
Water 1 Amorphous 54 54 54 54 1 1 37 1
0433     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 34
0474     Mineral Mineral 18 18 18 18 35 35 37 35
0481     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 57
0488     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 27
0492  
Shaymin
All forms
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 27
0493  
Arceus
All available forms
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 70 70 70 70 70 27 70
0548     Grass Grass 37
0549  
Lilligant
Hisuian Form
 
 
Grass Grass 37
0577     Amorphous Amorphous 24 24 24 4 4
0578     Amorphous Amorphous 24 24 24 1 1
0579     Amorphous Amorphous 24 24 24 1 1
0592  
Frillish
All forms
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 17 17 17 28
0593  
Jellicent
All forms
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 17 17 17 28
0605     Human-Like Human-Like 46 46 46 43
0606     Human-Like Human-Like 50 50 50 45
0615     Mineral Mineral 49 49 45 44 44
0616     Bug Bug 49 49 49 40
0617     Bug Bug 49 49 49 40
0712     Monster Mineral 47 47 30 30
0713     Monster Mineral 51 51 30 30
0713  
Avalugg
Hisuian Form
 
 
Monster Mineral 30
0747    
 
Water 1 Water 1 33 20 20
0748    
 
Water 1 Water 1 33 20 20
0771     Water 1 Water 1 37 45
0842    
 
Grass Dragon 24 24
0868     Fairy Amorphous 40 40
0869  
Alcremie
All forms
  Fairy Amorphous 40 40
0871     Water 1 Amorphous 30 30
0890    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 72 72
0932     Mineral Mineral 25
0933     Mineral Mineral 30
0934     Mineral Mineral 30
1000    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 42
1002    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 65
1011    
 
Grass Dragon 36
1019    
 
Grass Dragon 36
1025    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 72
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.


By breeding

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Egg Move
0194    
 
Water 1 Field HGSS
0194  
Wooper
Paldean Form
 
 
Water 1 Field
0302    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0345    
 
Water 3 Water 3
0352     Field Field HGSS
0358     Amorphous Amorphous
0433     Amorphous Amorphous
0592  
Frillish
All forms
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0712     Monster Mineral
0824     Bug Bug
0953     Bug Bug
0976    
 
Water 2 Water 2
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.


Special move

Generation III

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0302    
 
Human-Like Human-Like Purified Shadow PokémonXD
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.


Generation IV

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0433     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 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.
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.


Generation IX

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0976    
 
Water 2 Water 2 Wild Tera Pokémon - Glaseado MountainSV
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.


By event

Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0345    
 
Water 3 Water 3 Pokémon Adventure Camp Lileep
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.


Generation VI

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0250  
Ho-OhLv. 50
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered Pokémon Center Kyoto Ho-Oh
0302    
 
Human-Like Human-Like Shigeki Morimoto's Sableye
Mega Campaign Sableye
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 games

  This section is incomplete.
Please feel free to edit this section to add missing information and complete it.
Reason: needs Pokken

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

Recover restores a portion of the user's HP, with the percentage (of the user's maximum HP) varying each game.

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDRB - - 12 - —% - User User -
MDTDS - - 12 - —% - User User -
BSL - - 12 - —% - User User -
MDGtI - - 13 50 —% - User User -
SMD - - 13 30 —% - User User -
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Pokémon Rumble Rush

In Pokémon Rumble Rush, all status moves including Recover could only be used by opposing Pokémon and could not be obtained on any caught Pokémon. Recover could be seen as a move used by Boss Mewtwo, Arceus, and Cryogonal.

  Recover
Charge time 1.5 seconds
Range type Circular (self)
Target Self
Additional effect Restores HP

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Cost in move-gauge slots MP
(uses)
Base power Max power Accuracy Target Effect tag(s) Description Playable sync pair(s)
Status 2 2 —% Self Heals Restores the user’s HP by approximately 50% of its maximum HP. Sygna Suit Steven & Deoxys (Defense Forme and Speed Forme)
1 Sygna Suit Steven & Deoxys (Normal Forme, only after using "Try This!")

Description

Games Description
MDRB
MDTDS
Restores the user's HP by half its maximum HP.
BSL じぶんの HPを さいだいHPの 1/5だけ かいふくする
MDGtI It restores your HP by half of your max HP.
SMD
MDRTDX
It restores your HP.


In the anime

Main series

 
Kadabra
 
Latias
 
Accelgor
 
Alakazam
The user restores its own cells to recover its stamina.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Kadabra recovers its health by making the damage taken from previous attacks disappear from its body.
Sabrina's Kadabra Haunter versus Kadabra Debut
  Corsola's body glows with yellow or white energy and all of the injuries that it had sustained disappear.
Misty's Corsola A Corsola Caper! None
  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
Deoxys (anime) Pokémon Ranger - Deoxys Crisis! (Part 2) None
  Milotic's body glows gold and all the damage on its body disappears.
Juan's Milotic Eight Ain't Enough None
  Alakazam's whole body glows yellow and all of the damage on its body disappears.
Anabel's Alakazam Talking a Good Game! None
  Latias's whole body glows yellow and all of the damage on her body disappears.
Nurse Joy's Latias DPS02 None
  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 been used in the radio drama The Birth of Mewtwo, so it has never been seen using it.

Pokémon Origins

 
Mewtwo


The user restores its own cells to recover its stamina.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  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

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 自我再生 Jihngóh Joisāang *
自我復元 Jihngóh Fuhkyùhn *
Mandarin 自我再生 Zìwǒ Zàishēng *
自我復元 / 自我复元 Zìwǒ Fùyuán *
自我復原 Zìwǒ Fùyuán *
  Czech Zotavení
  Danish Gendanne
  Dutch Herstel
  Finnish Toipuminen
  French Soin
  German Genesung
  Greek Ανάρρωση Anárrosi
  Indonesian Penyembuh
  Italian Ripresa
  Korean HP회복 HP-Hoebok
  Polish Leczenie*
Samoregeneracja*
Portuguese   Brazil Recuperação
  Portugal Recuperar
  Serbian Oporavak
Spanish   Latin America Recuperación*
  Spain Recuperación
  Swedish Återhämtning
  Vietnamese Tự Hồi Phục
Tự Tái Tạo


Variations of the move Recover
  RecoverSoft-BoiledMilk DrinkSlack OffHeal OrderRoost


  This article is part of Project Moves and Abilities, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on two related aspects of the Pokémon games.