Reversal (move)

Reversal redirects here. For the location in Unova, see Reversal Mountain.

Reversal
きしかいせい Reversal
Reversal VIII.png
Reversal VIII 2.png
Type  Fighting
Category  Physical
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  —
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation II
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
The appeal works great if performed last.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earns double the score on the final performance.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Works better the later it is used in a turn.

Reversal (Japanese: きしかいせい Reversal) is a damage-dealing Fighting-type move introduced in Generation II. It is TR21 in Generation VIII.

Effect

Generation II

Reversal inflicts damage. Its power is higher when the user's HP is lower.

HP% Power
HP ≥ 68.75% 20
35.42% ≤ HP < 68.75% 40
20.83% ≤ HP < 35.42% 80
10.42% ≤ HP < 20.83% 100
4.17% ≤ HP < 10.42% 150
HP < 4.17% 200

Reversal cannot cause a critical hit, and its damage is not varied by a random factor during damage calculation.

Generation III

Reversal can now cause a critical hit, and its damage is now varied by a random factor during damage calculation.

Reversal can be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining an extra appeal point if the move Endure was used in the prior turn. It is also part of a Contest Spectacular combination and will give an extra three appeal points if the move Endure was used in the prior turn.

Generation IV

In Generation IV only, Reversal's power is calculated as follows:

HP% Power
HP ≥ 67.19% 20
34.38% ≤ HP < 67.19% 40
20.31% ≤ HP < 34.38% 80
9.38% ≤ HP < 20.31% 100
3.13% ≤ HP < 9.38% 150
HP < 3.13% 200

Generation V onwards

Reversal's power is once again calculated as it was prior to Generation IV.

Description

Games Description
Stad2 An attack that increases in power if the user's HP is low. It could turn the tide in battle.
GSC Stronger if the user's HP is low.
RSEColo.XD Inflicts more damage when the user's HP is down.
FRLG
DPPtHGSSPBR
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwSh
An all-out attack that becomes more powerful the less HP the user has.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
058   Growlithe
  Field Field 25 25BW
19B2W2
19 19 52
059   Arcanine
  Field Field 1
106   Hitmonlee
  Human-Like Human-Like 51 51 57 61 1, 61 1, 61 40
115   Kangaskhan
  Monster Monster 49 49 49 55 50 50 44
145   Zapdos
Galarian Form
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 70SwSh
161   Sentret
  Field Field 42BDSP
162   Furret
  Field Field 50BDSP
214   Heracross
 
 
Bug Bug 44 45 43 43 43XY
46ORAS
46
255   Torchic
  Field Field 36
256   Combusken
 
 
Field Field 50
257   Blaziken
 
 
Field Field 56
276   Taillow
 
 
Flying Flying 45 45BDSP
277   Swellow
 
 
Flying Flying 57 57BDSP
288   Vigoroth
  Field Field 49 49 55 1, 55XY
1, 43ORAS
1, 43 1, 43BDSP
289   Slaking
  Field Field 1BDSP
296   Makuhita
  Human-Like Human-Like 49 43 43 43 43 43BDSP
297   Hariyama
  Human-Like Human-Like 55 57 57 57XY
50ORAS
50 50BDSP
307   Meditite
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 42RSE
41FRLG
43 46 46XY
39ORAS
39 39BDSP
308   Medicham
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 46RSE
47FRLG
49 55 55XY
42ORAS
42 42BDSP
447   Riolu
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 19 19BW
29B2W2
29 29 56
448   Lucario
 
 
Field Human-Like 1
494   Victini
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 33 33 33 56SwSh
506   Lillipup
  Field Field 33 33 33 36SwSh
507   Herdier
  Field Field 38 38 38 48SwSh
508   Stoutland
  Field Field 42 42 42 50SwSh
538   Throh
  Human-Like Human-Like 53 50 45 50SwSh
539   Sawk
  Human-Like Human-Like 53 50 45 56SwSh
589   Escavalier
 
 
Bug Bug 49 49 49 24SwSh
619   Mienfoo
  Field Human-Like 57 57 57 10SwSh
620   Mienshao
  Field Human-Like 63 1, 63 1, 63 1SwSh
626   Bouffalant
  Field Field 46 46 46 30SwSh
687   Malamar
 
 
Water 1 Water 2 1 1 1SwSh
739   Crabrawler
  Water 3 Water 3 33
740   Crabominable
 
 
Water 3 Water 3 33
745   Lycanroc
Midnight Form
  Field Field 1 1SwSh
745   Lycanroc
Dusk Form
  Field Field 1SwSh
766   Passimian
  Field Field 46 55SwSh
794   Buzzwole
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 30SwSh
831   Wooloo
  Field Field 32SwSh
832   Dubwool
  Field Field 38SwSh
852   Clobbopus
  Water 1 Human-Like 40SwSh
853   Grapploct
  Water 1 Human-Like 40SwSh
870   Falinks
  Fairy Mineral 30SwSh
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TR

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
--
II
--
III
--
IV
--
V
--
VI
--
VII
--
VIII
TR21
025   Pikachu
  Field Fairy SwSh
026   Raichu
  Field Fairy SwSh
026   Raichu
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Fairy SwSh
050   Diglett
  Field Field SwSh
050   Diglett
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field SwSh
051   Dugtrio
  Field Field SwSh
051   Dugtrio
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field SwSh
058   Growlithe
  Field Field SwSh
059   Arcanine
  Field Field SwSh
062   Poliwrath
 
 
Water 1 Water 1 SwSh
066   Machop
  Human-Like Human-Like SwSh
067   Machoke
  Human-Like Human-Like SwSh
068   Machamp
  Human-Like Human-Like SwSh
106   Hitmonlee
  Human-Like Human-Like SwSh
111   Rhyhorn
 
 
Monster Field SwSh
112   Rhydon
 
 
Monster Field SwSh
115   Kangaskhan
  Monster Monster SwSh
123   Scyther
 
 
Bug Bug SwSh
127   Pinsir
  Bug Bug SwSh
128   Tauros
  Field Field SwSh
145   Zapdos
Galarian Form
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered SwSh
151   Mew
  Undiscovered Undiscovered SwSh
172   Pichu
  Undiscovered Undiscovered SwSh
211   Qwilfish
 
 
Water 2 Water 2 SwSh
212   Scizor
 
 
Bug Bug SwSh
213   Shuckle
 
 
Bug Bug SwSh
214   Heracross
 
 
Bug Bug SwSh
241   Miltank
  Field Field SwSh
244   Entei
  Undiscovered Undiscovered SwSh
255   Torchic
  Field Field SwSh
256   Combusken
 
 
Field Field SwSh
257   Blaziken
 
 
Field Field SwSh
304   Aron
 
 
Monster Monster SwSh
305   Lairon
 
 
Monster Monster SwSh
306   Aggron
 
 
Monster Monster SwSh
416   Vespiquen
 
 
Bug Bug SwSh
428   Lopunny
  Field Human-Like SwSh
447   Riolu
  Undiscovered Undiscovered SwSh
448   Lucario
 
 
Field Human-Like SwSh
464   Rhyperior
 
 
Monster Field SwSh
475   Gallade
 
 
Human-Like Amorphous SwSh
494   Victini
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered SwSh
506   Lillipup
  Field Field SwSh
507   Herdier
  Field Field SwSh
508   Stoutland
  Field Field SwSh
532   Timburr
  Human-Like Human-Like SwSh
533   Gurdurr
  Human-Like Human-Like SwSh
534   Conkeldurr
  Human-Like Human-Like SwSh
538   Throh
  Human-Like Human-Like SwSh
539   Sawk
  Human-Like Human-Like SwSh
550   Basculin
  Water 2 Water 2 SwSh
555   Darmanitan
  Field Field SwSh
555   Darmanitan
Galarian Form
  Field Field SwSh
589   Escavalier
 
 
Bug Bug SwSh
610   Axew
  Monster Dragon SwSh
611   Fraxure
  Monster Dragon SwSh
612   Haxorus
  Monster Dragon SwSh
617   Accelgor
  Bug Bug SwSh
619   Mienfoo
  Field Human-Like SwSh
620   Mienshao
  Field Human-Like SwSh
626   Bouffalant
  Field Field SwSh
638   Cobalion
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered SwSh
639   Terrakion
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered SwSh
640   Virizion
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered SwSh
647   Keldeo
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered SwSh
675   Pangoro
 
 
Field Human-Like SwSh
679   Honedge
 
 
Mineral Mineral SwSh
680   Doublade
 
 
Mineral Mineral SwSh
681   Aegislash
 
 
Mineral Mineral SwSh
687   Malamar
 
 
Water 1 Water 2 SwSh
701   Hawlucha
 
 
Flying Human-Like SwSh
718   Zygarde
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered SwSh
727   Incineroar
 
 
Field Field SwSh
745   Lycanroc
Midnight Form
  Field Field SwSh
745   Lycanroc
Dusk Form
  Field Field SwSh
760   Bewear
 
 
Field Field SwSh
766   Passimian
  Field Field SwSh
773   Silvally
  Undiscovered Undiscovered SwSh
777   Togedemaru
 
 
Field Fairy SwSh
782   Jangmo-o
  Dragon Dragon SwSh
783   Hakamo-o
 
 
Dragon Dragon SwSh
784   Kommo-o
 
 
Dragon Dragon SwSh
794   Buzzwole
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered SwSh
802   Marshadow
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered SwSh
807   Zeraora
  Undiscovered Undiscovered SwSh
813   Scorbunny
  Field Human-Like SwSh
814   Raboot
  Field Human-Like SwSh
815   Cinderace
  Field Human-Like SwSh
821   Rookidee
  Flying Flying SwSh
822   Corvisquire
  Flying Flying SwSh
823   Corviknight
 
 
Flying Flying SwSh
831   Wooloo
  Field Field SwSh
832   Dubwool
  Field Field SwSh
845   Cramorant
 
 
Water 1 Flying SwSh
852   Clobbopus
  Water 1 Human-Like SwSh
853   Grapploct
  Water 1 Human-Like SwSh
862   Obstagoon
 
 
Field Field SwSh
870   Falinks
  Fairy Mineral SwSh
871   Pincurchin
  Water 1 Amorphous SwSh
875   Eiscue
  Water 1 Field SwSh
888   Zacian
  Undiscovered Undiscovered SwSh
889   Zamazenta
  Undiscovered Undiscovered SwSh
891   Kubfu
  Undiscovered Undiscovered SwSh
892   Urshifu
Single Strike Style
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered SwSh
892   Urshifu
Rapid Strike Style
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered SwSh
895   Regidrago
  Undiscovered Undiscovered SwSh
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
019   Rattata
  Field Field BDSP
019   Rattata
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
050   Diglett
  Field Field HGSS BDSP
050   Diglett
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
056   Mankey
  Field Field BDSP
111   Rhyhorn
 
 
Monster Field BDSP
123   Scyther
 
 
Bug Bug BDSP
155   Cyndaquil
  Field Field BDSP
161   Sentret
  Field Field BDSP
172   Pichu
  Field Fairy BDSP
193   Yanma
 
 
Bug Bug BDSP
228   Houndour
 
 
Field Field BDSP
241   Miltank
  Field Field BDSP
255   Torchic
  Field Field BDSP
304   Aron
 
 
Monster Monster BDSP
532   Timburr
  Human-Like Human-Like
610   Axew
  Monster Dragon
777   Togedemaru
 
 
Field Fairy
782   Jangmo-o
  Dragon Dragon
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
057   Primeape
  Field Field Purified Shadow PokémonXD
155   Cyndaquil
  Field Field Mt. Battle CyndaquilXD
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
056   Mankey
  Field Field Dream World - Rugged Mountain
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
306   Aggron
 
 
Monster Monster Island Scan - Poni PlainsUSUM
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 II

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
129   Magikarp
  Water 2 Dragon New York Pokémon Center
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, Reversal is a move with 2 base power, 90% accuracy, and 17 PP. The user attacks enemy in the front, with the final damage being multiplied by 2 when at 75-51% HP, 4 when at 50-26% and 8 when at 25% or lower.

In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, the move's accuracy has been decreased to 63%, and its PP to 12. The damage is now multiplied by 1.5 at 50-26% HP and by 2 at 25% or lower.

Description

Games Description
MDRB
MDTDS
Inflicts damage on the target. The lower the user's HP, the greater the damage it inflicts.
BSL てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえる じぶんのHPが のこりすくないほど あたえるダメージが おおきい
MDGtI
SMD
MDRTDX
It damages an enemy. The lower your HP is, the greater the damage it causes.


In the anime

       
Riolu preparing Riolu Lucario preparing Lucario
An all-out attack that becomes more powerful the less health the user has.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Riolu A wave of orange energy bursts out of the ground around Riolu and one of its fists becomes covered in orange energy. It then punches the opponent. The more damage Riolu has taken, the more powerful the move becomes.
Ash's Riolu Toughing It Out! Debut
  Lucario Lucario's body becomes outlined in an orange and white or gold aura, before an aura of the same color appears around one of its fists. It then punches the opponent. The more damage Lucario has taken, the more powerful the move becomes. Sometimes, its body does not become enveloped in the aura prior to landing the punch. Lucario can also transfer the aura from its fists to its feet and kick the opponent instead.
Ash's Lucario Getting More Than You Battled For! None


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


Pocket Monsters Platinum: Aim to Be Battle King!!


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 起死回生 Héiséiwùihsāng
Mandarin 起死回生 Qǐsǐhuíshēng *
绝处逢生 Juéchùféngshēng *
  French Contre
  German Gegenschlag
  Greek Ανατροπή Anatrohpe
  Italian Contropiede
  Korean 기사회생 Gisa Hoesaeng
  Polish Zamiana
  Brazilian Portuguese Reversão
  Serbian Preokret
  Spanish Inversión
  Vietnamese Khởi Tử Hồi Sinh




Variations of the move Flail
  FlailReversal


Generation VIII TMs
SwSh
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BDSP
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Generation VIII TRs (SwSh)
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