Recover (move)

Recover
じこさいせい Self-regeneration
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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

Generations I-III

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

In the Generation I core series only, Recover will also 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 onwards

Recover's PP is reduced to 10.

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

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.
DPPtHGSSPBR A self-healing move. The user restores its own HP by up to half of its max HP.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
SwSh
Restoring its own cells, the user restores its own HP by half of its max HP.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
064   Kadabra
  Human-Like Human-Like 31 26 25 30 36 36XY
31ORAS
31SMUSUM
39PE
25
065   Alakazam
  Human-Like Human-Like 31 26 25 30 36 36XY
31ORAS
31SMUSUM
39PE
25
120   Staryu
  Water 3 Water 3 27 19 15 15 15BW
12B2W2
12XY
10ORAS
10SMUSUM
40PE
48
121   Starmie
 
 
Water 3 Water 3 1 1 1 1 1 1SMUSUM 1
137   Porygon
  Mineral Mineral 28 20 20 18 18 18 18SMUSUM
36PE
35
144   Articuno
Galarian Form
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 40
150   Mewtwo
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 70 88 88RSE
44FRLG
86 79 50 50SMUSUM
55PE
80
218   Slugma
  Amorphous Amorphous 23 19 19XY
43ORAS
43
219   Magcargo
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 23 19 19XY
47ORAS
47
222   Corsola
 
 
Water 1 Water 3 19 17 13 13BW
10B2W2
10XY
8ORAS
8 50
233   Porygon2
  Mineral Mineral 20 20 18 18 18 18 35
249   Lugia
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 33 33 23DPPt
71HGSS
71 71 71 45
250   Ho-Oh
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 33 33 23DPPt
71HGSS
71 71 71 45
251   Celebi
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1 1 1 1 60
307   Meditite
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 48RSE
44FRLG
46 50 50XY
41ORAS
41
308   Medicham
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 54RSE
56FRLG
55 62 62XY
47ORAS
47
350   Milotic
  Water 1 Dragon 30 21 21 21XY
31ORAS
27 28
380   Latias
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 45 45 45 45XY
32ORAS
32 10
381   Latios
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 45 45 45 45XY
32ORAS
32 10
386   Deoxys
Normal Forme
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 40 81 81 81XY
61ORAS
61
386   Deoxys
Defense Forme
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 40 81 81 81XY
61ORAS
61
386   Deoxys
Speed Forme
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 40 81 81 81XY
61ORAS
61
422   Shellos
  Water 1 Amorphous 46 46 46 46 10
423   Gastrodon
 
 
Water 1 Amorphous 54 54 54 54 1
474   Porygon-Z
  Mineral Mineral 18 18 18 18 35
493   Arceus
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 70 70 70 70
577   Solosis
  Amorphous Amorphous 24 24 24 4
578   Duosion
  Amorphous Amorphous 24 24 24 1
579   Reuniclus
  Amorphous Amorphous 24 24 24 1
592   Frillish
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 17 17 17 28
593   Jellicent
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 17 17 17 28
605   Elgyem
  Human-Like Human-Like 46 46 46 43
606   Beheeyem
  Human-Like Human-Like 50 50 50 45
615   Cryogonal
  Mineral Mineral 49 49 45 44
616   Shelmet
  Bug Bug 49 49 49 40
617   Accelgor
  Bug Bug 49 49 49 40
712   Bergmite
  Monster Mineral 47 47 30
713   Avalugg
  Monster Mineral 51 51 30
747   Mareanie
 
 
Water 1 Water 1 33 20
748   Toxapex
 
 
Water 1 Water 1 33 20
771   Pyukumuku
  Water 1 Water 1 37 45
842   Appletun
 
 
Grass Dragon 24
868   Milcery
  Fairy Amorphous 40
869   Alcremie
  Fairy Amorphous 40
871   Pincurchin
  Water 1 Amorphous 30
890   Eternatus
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 72
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
194   Wooper
 
 
Water 1 Field HGSS
302   Sableye
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
345   Lileep
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
352   Kecleon
  Field Field HGSS
358   Chimecho
  Amorphous Amorphous
433   Chingling
  Amorphous Amorphous
592   Frillish
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
712   Bergmite
  Monster Mineral
824   Blipbug
  Bug Bug
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 III

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
302   Sableye
 
 
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.


Generation IV

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
433   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 event

Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
345   Lileep
 
 
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.


Generation VI

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


In other games

  This section is incomplete.
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Reason: needs Pokken

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, and Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, Recover is a move with 12PP. Upon use, the user heals themselves by ½ of their max HP. This move is affected by Snatch and Taunt

The move heals by 20%, 50%, and 40% of user's max HP in Mystery Dungeon (WiiWare), Gates to Infinity, and Super Mystery Dungeon, respectively.

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 Kadabra recovers its health by making the damage taken from previous attacks disappear from its body.
Sabrina's Kadabra Haunter versus Kadabra Debut
  Corsola 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 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 Milotic's body glows gold and all the damage on its body disappears.
Juan's Milotic Eight Ain't Enough None
  Alakazam Alakazam's whole body glows yellow and all of the damage on its body disappears.
Anabel's Alakazam Talking a Good Game! None
  Latias Latias's whole body glows yellow and all of the damage on her body disappears.
Nurse Joy's Latias DPS02 None
  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 been used in the radio drama The Birth of Mewtwo, so it has never been seen using it.

Pokémon Origins

       
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
  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

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*
Odnowa*
Regeneracja*
Wewnętrzna Moc*
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


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