Refresh (move)

If you were looking for the in-game feature, see Pokémon Refresh.
Refresh
リフレッシュ Refresh
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Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  20 (max. 32)
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  Cute
Appeal  1
Jam  0  
Ups the user's condition. Helps prevent nervousness.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  0  
Increased Voltage is added to the performance score.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  0  
Prevents the user from being startled one time this turn.

Refresh (Japanese: リフレッシュ Refresh) is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation III.

Effect

Generations III to VII

Refresh cures the user of burns, poison, or paralysis. It cannot cure freeze or sleep, so Refresh will fail if it is called by Sleep Talk.

Refresh can also be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining an extra appeal point if either the move Sing or Water Sport was used in the prior turn.

If powered up by a Normalium Z into Z-Refresh, the user regains all of its HP.

Generation VIII

Refresh cannot be selected in a battle.

Description

Games Description
RSEColo.XD Heals poisoning, paralysis, or a burn.
FRLG A self-healing move that cures the user of a poisoning, burn, or paralysis.
DPPtHGSSPBR
BWB2W2
XYORAS
The user rests to cure itself of a poisoning, burn, or paralysis.
SMUSUMPE The user rests to cure itself of poisoning, a burn, or paralysis.
SwSh This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
108   Lickitung
  Monster Monster 51 41 45 45 45SMUSUM
113   Chansey
  Fairy Fairy 9 9 9 9 9SMUSUM
133   Eevee
  Field Field 20 20SMUSUM
222   Corsola
 
 
Water 1 Water 3 17 16 16BW
13B2W2
13 13
242   Blissey
  Fairy Fairy 7 9 9 9 9
333   Swablu
 
 
Flying Dragon 41 40 45BW
29B2W2
29XY
26ORAS
26
334   Altaria
 
 
Flying Dragon 45 46 54BW
29B2W2
29XY
26ORAS
26
350   Milotic
  Water 1 Dragon 15 9 9 9XY
7ORAS
1, 7
380   Latias
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 30 30 30 30XY
13ORAS
13
381   Latios
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 30 30 30 30XY
13ORAS
13
385   Jirachi
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 25 25 25 25 25
440   Happiny
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 9 9 9 9
463   Lickilicky
  Monster Monster 41 45 45 45
493   Arceus
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 50 50 50 50
531   Audino
  Fairy Fairy 5 5XY
9ORAS
9
788   Tapu Fini
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 26
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
007   Squirtle
  Monster Water 1
054   Psyduck
  Water 1 Field
060   Poliwag
  Water 1 Water 1
131   Lapras
 
 
Monster Water 1
152   Chikorita
  Monster Grass
177   Natu
 
 
Flying Flying
183   Marill
 
 
Water 1 Fairy
258   Mudkip
  Monster Water 1
276   Taillow
 
 
Flying Flying
298   Azurill
 
 
Water 1 Fairy
366   Clamperl
  Water 1 Water 1
535   Tympole
  Water 1 Water 1
594   Alomomola
  Water 1 Water 2
676   Furfrou
  Field Field
682   Spritzee
  Fairy Fairy
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
017   Pidgeotto
 
 
Flying Flying Purified Shadow PokémonXD
020   Raticate
  Field Field Purified Shadow PokémonXD
024   Arbok
  Field Dragon Purified Shadow PokémonXD
046   Paras
 
 
Bug Grass Purified Shadow PokémonXD
049   Venomoth
 
 
Bug Bug Purified Shadow PokémonXD
082   Magneton
 
 
Mineral Mineral Purified Shadow PokémonXD
090   Shellder
  Water 3 Water 3 Purified Shadow PokémonXD
100   Voltorb
  Mineral Mineral Purified Shadow PokémonXD
103   Exeggutor
 
 
Grass Grass Purified Shadow PokémonXD
106   Hitmonlee
  Human-Like Human-Like Purified Shadow PokémonXD
121   Starmie
 
 
Water 3 Water 3 Purified Shadow PokémonXD
128   Tauros
  Field Field Purified Shadow PokémonXD
143   Snorlax
  Monster Monster Purified Shadow PokémonXD
165   Ledyba
 
 
Bug Bug Purified Shadow PokémonXD
167   Spinarak
 
 
Bug Bug Purified Shadow PokémonXD
204   Pineco
  Bug Bug Purified Shadow PokémonXD
216   Teddiursa
  Field Field Purified Shadow PokémonXD
219   Magcargo
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous Purified Shadow PokémonXD
273   Seedot
  Field Grass Purified Shadow PokémonXD
285   Shroomish
  Fairy Grass Purified Shadow PokémonXD
296   Makuhita
  Human-Like Human-Like Purified Shadow PokémonXD
310   Manectric
  Field Field Purified Shadow PokémonXD
318   Carvanha
 
 
Water 2 Water 2 Purified Shadow PokémonXD
335   Zangoose
  Field Field Purified Shadow PokémonXD
343   Baltoy
 
 
Mineral Mineral Purified Shadow PokémonXD
373   Salamence
 
 
Dragon Dragon 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.


By event

Generation III

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
375   Metang
 
 
Mineral Mineral Festa Metang
Rocks Metang
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation VII

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
025   Pikachu
  Field Fairy Pokémon Cafe Pikachu
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 and Explorers of Time and Darkness and Sky, Refresh is a move with 17PP that ignores accuracy and evasion checks. It cures all allies in the same room as user of all status conditions that are considered negative, such as Slowed Down, Nightmare or Constriction, as well as removing move seals (even though they aren't considered a status condition by the game). In hallways, this move targets Pokémon up two tiles away (or one in one-tile darkness). This move is affected by Taunt and Snatch.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Heals all status problems of the user and its team members in the room.
MDTDS Heals all the status problems of the user and its team members in the room.
BSL おなじへやの なかまポケモンと じぶんの わるいじょうたいを すべて かいふくする
MDGtI It heals all the bad status conditions of you and your teammates in the same room.
SMD If you and your teammates in the same room have any bad status conditions, all of the bad status conditions will be removed.
MDRTDX If you and your teammates in the same room have any bad statuses, all the bad statuses will be removed.


In the anime

       
Altaria Azurill Pikachu being healed Alomomola
The user rests to cure itself of a poisoning, burn, or paralysis.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Azurill Azurill wraps its tail around the opponent and its body glows light blue. Waves of energy come off it, and the target becomes fully healed.
Misty's Azurill A Real Cleffa-Hanger Debut
  Altaria Altaria's body glows green for a second and it becomes completely healed.
An Altaria Captured by Solana's Capture Styler Pokémon Ranger - Deoxys' Crisis! (Part 1) None
  Alomomola Alomomola's body glows green. Waves of energy come off it, and the target becomes fully healed.
Two wild Alomomola The Name's N! None


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 煥然一新 Wuhnyìhnyātsān *
清新 Chīngsān *
Mandarin 煥然一新 / 焕然一新 Huànrányīxīn *
清新 Qīngxīn *
  Finnish Virkistys
  French Régénération
  German Heilung
  Greek Ανανέωση Ananéose
  Italian Rinfrescata
  Korean 리프레쉬 Refresh
  Polish Regeneracja
Portuguese   Brazil Refrescar
  Portugal Refrescar
  Serbian Osveženje
  Spanish Alivio
  Vietnamese Thanh Lọc



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