Sharpen (move)

Sharpen
かくばる Improve Angles
Sharpen VII.png
Sharpen VII 2.png
Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  30 (max. 48)
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  Cute
Appeal  1
Jam  0  
Ups the user's condition. Helps prevent nervousness.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  0  
Earn double the score in the next turn.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Gets the Pokémon pumped up. Helps prevent nervousness, too.

Sharpen (Japanese: かくばる Improve Angles) is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation I. Prior to Generation V, it was the signature move of Porygon.

Effect

Generations I to VII

Sharpen increases the user's Attack stat by one stage.

If powered up by a Normalium Z into Z-Sharpen, the user's Attack rises by another stage.

Generation VIII

Sharpen cannot be selected in a battle.

Description

Games Description
StadStad2 Raises the user's Attack power. The edges of the Pokémon are made harder for more impact.
GSC A move that raises the user's Attack.
RSEColo.XD Reduces the polygon count and raises Attack.
FRLG The user reduces its polygon count to sharpen edges and raise Attack.
DPPtHGSSPBR
BWB2W2
The user reduces its polygon count to make itself more jagged, raising the Attack stat.
XYORAS The user lowers its polygon count to make itself more jagged, raising the Attack stat.
SMUSUMPE The user makes its edges more jagged, which raises its Attack stat.
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
137   Porygon
  Mineral Mineral 1 24 24 1 1 1 1SMUSUM
4PE
615   Cryogonal
  Mineral Mineral 9 9 1
703   Carbink
 
 
Fairy Mineral 8 8
712   Bergmite
  Monster Mineral 20 20
713   Avalugg
  Monster Mineral 20 20
719   Diancie
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 8 5
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
095   Onix
 
 
Mineral Mineral 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, Blue Rescue Team, Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky, Sharpen is a move with 17PP. The user raises its Attack by one stage. This move is affected by Snatch and Taunt.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Boosts the user's Attack by one level.
MDTDS Boosts the user's Attack by 1 level.
BSL じぶんの こうげきを 1だんかいあげる
MDGtI It boosts your Attack. (The stat change returns to normal when you go to the next floor or step on a  Wonder Tile.)
SMD It boosts your Attack. The stat returns to normal when you go to the next floor or step on a  Wonder Tile.


In the anime

       
Bergmite
The user reduces its polygon count to make itself more jagged.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Bergmite Bergmite's body glows light blue and then its body becomes surrounded by an icy mist until its body becomes encased in a diamond-shaped block of ice, increasing its attack power.
Wulfric's Bergmite A Real Icebreaker! 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 棱角化 Lìhnggokfa *
棱角 Lìhnggok *
Mandarin 棱角化 Lēngjiǎohuà
棱角 Lēngjiǎo *
  Czech Zostření
  Danish Skærpe
  Dutch Verscherp
  French Affûtage
  German Schärfer
  Greek Ακόνισμα
  Italian Affilatore
  Korean 각지기 Gakjigi
  Polish Zaostrzenie
Portuguese   Brazil Afiar
  Portugal Afiar
  Serbian Izoštrenje
  Spanish Afilar
  Vietnamese Mài Sắc




Variations of the move Defense Curl
  Defense CurlHardenHowlMeditateSharpenWithdraw


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