Recycle (move)

This article is about the move. For the Item card or Trainer card in the TCG, see Recycle (Fossil 61).
Recycle
リサイクル Recycle
Recycle VIII.png
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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 III
Condition  Smart
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jam  0  
Can be repeatedly used without boring the Judge.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  0  
Steals the Voltage of the Pokémon that just went.
Condition  Clever
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Shows off the Pokémon's appeal about as well as the move used just before it.

Recycle (Japanese: リサイクル Recycle) is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation III. It is TM67 in Generation IV and Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

Effect

Generations III and IV

Recycle allows the user to regain a held item, such as a Berry, that the user had previously consumed during the battle. Recycle fails if the user already has a held item. Consumed items are not forgotten even if the Pokémon is switched out. Recycle cannot restore items that were transferred to another Pokémon (such as via Thief) or items that were knocked off, but can recover items consumed by Bug Bite, Fling, Natural Gift, and Pluck.

Recycle can recover items consumed that were originally another Pokémon's, but transferred to the Pokémon with Recycle during a battle. However, a Pokémon may only have one consumed item at a time; if a Pokémon consumes an item, then obtains another and consumes it, the original consumed item cannot be restored, even if the second item is restored and transferred to another Pokémon. If the Pokémon that knows Recycle obtains an item after consuming one, it can still use Recycle to restore the old item as long as it has no hold item when using Recycle and did not consume any other items since consuming the old item. Once an item is restored, it is no longer treated as a consumed item, so it cannot be restored again until it is consumed again.

Generation V onward

Recycle can now be stolen by Snatch.

Recycle can no longer restore items lost via Bug Bite and Pluck. Recycle cannot restore a burst Air Balloon, an item destroyed by Incinerate, or an item picked up by another Pokémon via Pickup.

If powered up by a Normalium Z into Z-Recycle, the user's Speed stat rises by two stages, then the move itself will fail after obtaining the Z-Power since it won't be possible to restore its own Z-Crystal.

Recycle can restore the user's Berry if it was consumed via Teatime.

Description

Games Description
RSE Recycles a used item for one more use.
FRLG A move that recycles a used item for use once more.
Colo.XD Recycles a used hold item for one more use.
DPPtPBR The user recycles a single-use item that has been used in battle so it can be used again.
HGSS The user recycles a held item that has been used in battle so it can be used again.*
The user recycles a single-use item that has been used in battle so it can be used again.*
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwShBDSPLA
The user recycles a held item that has been used in battle so it can be used again.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
122   Mr. Mime
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 33 32 32 32 32 24
122   Mr. Mime
Galarian Form
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 1
137   Porygon
  Mineral Mineral 44 34 34 34 34 5
143   Snorlax
  Monster Monster 1
233   Porygon2
  Mineral Mineral 44 34 34 34 34 1
439   Mime Jr.
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 32 32 32 32 24
446   Munchlax
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 17 17 1ORAS 1 8
474   Porygon-Z
  Mineral Mineral 1
511   Pansage
  Field Field 37 37 37
513   Pansear
  Field Field 37 37 37
515   Panpour
  Field Field 37 37 37
568   Trubbish
  Mineral Mineral 3 3 3 3
569   Garbodor
  Mineral Mineral 1, 3 1, 3 1, 3 1
707   Klefki
 
 
Mineral Mineral 40 40 28
841   Flapple
 
 
Grass Dragon 1
842   Appletun
 
 
Grass Dragon 1
866   Mr. Rime
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 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
840   Applin
 
 
Grass Dragon
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TM

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
--
II
--
III
--
IV
TM67
V
--
VI
--
VII
--
VIII
--
035   Clefairy
  Fairy Fairy
036   Clefable
  Fairy Fairy
039   Jigglypuff
 
 
Fairy Fairy
040   Wigglytuff
 
 
Fairy Fairy
063   Abra
  Human-Like Human-Like
064   Kadabra
  Human-Like Human-Like
065   Alakazam
  Human-Like Human-Like
079   Slowpoke
 
 
Monster Water 1
080   Slowbro
 
 
Monster Water 1
081   Magnemite
 
 
Mineral Mineral
082   Magneton
 
 
Mineral Mineral
096   Drowzee
  Human-Like Human-Like
097   Hypno
  Human-Like Human-Like
113   Chansey
  Fairy Fairy
120   Staryu
  Water 3 Water 3
121   Starmie
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
122   Mr. Mime
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
124   Jynx
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
137   Porygon
  Mineral Mineral
143   Snorlax
  Monster Monster
150   Mewtwo
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
151   Mew
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
163   Hoothoot
 
 
Flying Flying
164   Noctowl
 
 
Flying Flying
173   Cleffa
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
174   Igglybuff
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
199   Slowking
 
 
Monster Water 1
203   Girafarig
 
 
Field Field
225   Delibird
 
 
Water 1 Field
233   Porygon2
  Mineral Mineral
238   Smoochum
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
242   Blissey
  Fairy Fairy
280   Ralts
 
 
Human-Like Amorphous
281   Kirlia
 
 
Human-Like Amorphous
282   Gardevoir
 
 
Human-Like Amorphous
307   Meditite
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
308   Medicham
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
325   Spoink
  Field Field
326   Grumpig
  Field Field
327   Spinda
  Field Human-Like
337   Lunatone
 
 
Mineral Mineral
338   Solrock
 
 
Mineral Mineral
343   Baltoy
 
 
Mineral Mineral
344   Claydol
 
 
Mineral Mineral
352   Kecleon
  Field Field
358   Chimecho
  Amorphous Amorphous
385   Jirachi
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
386   Deoxys
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
425   Drifloon
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
426   Drifblim
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
433   Chingling
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
436   Bronzor
 
 
Mineral Mineral
437   Bronzong
 
 
Mineral Mineral
439   Mime Jr.
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
440   Happiny
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
446   Munchlax
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
462   Magnezone
 
 
Mineral Mineral
474   Porygon-Z
  Mineral Mineral
475   Gallade
 
 
Human-Like Amorphous
480   Uxie
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
481   Mesprit
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
482   Azelf
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
488   Cresselia
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
493   Arceus
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
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 Types Egg Groups Game
BW B2W2 XY ORAS SM USUM PE
026   Raichu
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Fairy
035   Clefairy
  Fairy Fairy
036   Clefable
  Fairy Fairy
039   Jigglypuff
 
 
Fairy Fairy
040   Wigglytuff
 
 
Fairy Fairy
063   Abra
  Human-Like Human-Like
064   Kadabra
  Human-Like Human-Like
065   Alakazam
  Human-Like Human-Like
079   Slowpoke
 
 
Monster Water 1
080   Slowbro
 
 
Monster Water 1
081   Magnemite
 
 
Mineral Mineral
082   Magneton
 
 
Mineral Mineral
089   Muk
Alolan Form
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
096   Drowzee
  Human-Like Human-Like
097   Hypno
  Human-Like Human-Like
113   Chansey
  Fairy Fairy
120   Staryu
  Water 3 Water 3
121   Starmie
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
122   Mr. Mime
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
124   Jynx
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
137   Porygon
  Mineral Mineral
143   Snorlax
  Monster Monster
150   Mewtwo
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
151   Mew
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
163   Hoothoot
 
 
Flying Flying
164   Noctowl
 
 
Flying Flying
173   Cleffa
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
174   Igglybuff
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
199   Slowking
 
 
Monster Water 1
203   Girafarig
 
 
Field Field
225   Delibird
 
 
Water 1 Field
233   Porygon2
  Mineral Mineral
238   Smoochum
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
242   Blissey
  Fairy Fairy
280   Ralts
 
 
Human-Like Amorphous
281   Kirlia
 
 
Human-Like Amorphous
282   Gardevoir
 
 
Human-Like Amorphous
307   Meditite
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
308   Medicham
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
325   Spoink
  Field Field
326   Grumpig
  Field Field
327   Spinda
  Field Human-Like
337   Lunatone
 
 
Mineral Mineral
338   Solrock
 
 
Mineral Mineral
343   Baltoy
 
 
Mineral Mineral
344   Claydol
 
 
Mineral Mineral
352   Kecleon
  Field Field
358   Chimecho
  Amorphous Amorphous
385   Jirachi
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
386   Deoxys
Normal Forme
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
386   Deoxys
Attack Forme
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
386   Deoxys
Defense Forme
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
386   Deoxys
Speed Forme
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
425   Drifloon
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
426   Drifblim
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
433   Chingling
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
436   Bronzor
 
 
Mineral Mineral
437   Bronzong
 
 
Mineral Mineral
439   Mime Jr.
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
440   Happiny
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
446   Munchlax
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
462   Magnezone
 
 
Mineral Mineral
474   Porygon-Z
  Mineral Mineral
475   Gallade
 
 
Human-Like Amorphous
480   Uxie
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
481   Mesprit
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
482   Azelf
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
488   Cresselia
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
493   Arceus
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
511   Pansage
  Field Field
512   Simisage
  Field Field
513   Pansear
  Field Field
514   Simisear
  Field Field
515   Panpour
  Field Field
516   Simipour
  Field Field
568   Trubbish
  Mineral Mineral
569   Garbodor
  Mineral Mineral
574   Gothita
  Human-Like Human-Like
575   Gothorita
  Human-Like Human-Like
576   Gothitelle
  Human-Like Human-Like
599   Klink
  Mineral Mineral
600   Klang
  Mineral Mineral
601   Klinklang
  Mineral Mineral
605   Elgyem
  Human-Like Human-Like
606   Beheeyem
  Human-Like Human-Like
631   Heatmor
  Field Field
648   Meloetta
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
649   Genesect
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
654   Braixen
  Field Field
655   Delphox
 
 
Field Field
659   Bunnelby
  Field Field
660   Diggersby
 
 
Field Field
677   Espurr
  Field Field
678   Meowstic
Male
  Field Field
678   Meowstic
Female
  Field Field
702   Dedenne
 
 
Field Fairy
707   Klefki
 
 
Mineral Mineral
720   Hoopa
Confined
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
720   Hoopa
Unbound
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
755   Morelull
 
 
Grass Grass
756   Shiinotic
 
 
Grass Grass
769   Sandygast
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
770   Palossand
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
771   Pyukumuku
  Water 1 Water 1
800   Necrozma
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
800   Necrozma
Dusk Mane
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
800   Necrozma
Dawn Wings
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
805   Stakataka
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
806   Blacephalon
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
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 V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
081   Magnemite
 
 
Mineral Mineral Dream World - Rugged Mountain
120   Staryu
  Water 3 Water 3 Dream World - Sparkling Sea
143   Snorlax
  Monster Monster Dream World - Dream Park
163   Hoothoot
 
 
Flying Flying Dream World - Windswept Sky
325   Spoink
  Field Field Dream World - Spooky Manor
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, Recycle is a move with 17PP. The user turns back a Used TM into a TM it contained. This move is affected by Taunt.

In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, the move's PP was decreased to 10. The move cannot turn back used TMs that contained Recycle.

As Used TMs do not exist in Gates to Infinity onwards, Recycle will instead convert a Plain Seed into a random Seed or an Oran Berry. However, they cannot be converted to Joy, Life, or Doom Seeds.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Repairs the item  Used TM and restores it to its original, unused state.
MDTDS Repairs TMs designated as a Used TM and restores them so they can be reused. Caution: you can't recycle a Used TM that taught Recycle.
BSL わざマシン『しようごマシン』を つかうまえの じょうたいに もどすことが できる ただし わざマシン『リサイクル』は もとに もどせないので きをつけよう!
MDGtI It changes the  Plain Seed left over after a  Reviver Seed is used up to a different item.
SMD It changes a  Plain Seed to a different item.*
It changes the  Plain Seed to a different item. A  Plain Seed is what remains after using a  Reviver Seed or  Tiny Reviver Seed to revive.*


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

  • In Generation III, the status screen erroneously states that the move has 100% accuracy, even though it targets the user (thus it ignores accuracy and evasion checks).

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 回收利用 Wùihsāu Leihyuhng *
回收 Wùihsāu *
Mandarin 回收利用 Huíshōu Lìyòng *
回收 Huíshōu *
  French Recyclage
  German Aufbereitung
  Greek Ανακύκλωση Anakýklusi
  Italian Riciclo
  Korean 리사이클 Recycle
  Brazilian Portuguese Reciclagem
  Russian Переработка Pererabotka
  Serbian Recikliranje
  Spanish Reciclaje
  Vietnamese Tái Sử Dụng



Generation IV TMs
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920212223
2425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546
4748495051525354555657585960616263646566676869
7071727374757677787980818283848586878889909192
Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708


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