Synthesis (move)

Synthesis
こうごうせい Photosynthesis
Synthesis IX.png
Synthesis IX 2.png
Type  Grass
Category  Status
PP  5 (max. 8)
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 II
Condition  Smart
Appeal  1
Jam  0  
The appeal's quality varies depending on its timing.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  0  
Increased Voltage is added to the performance score.
Condition  Clever
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Effectiveness varies depending on when it is used.

Synthesis (Japanese: こうごうせい Photosynthesis) is a non-damaging Grass-type move introduced in Generation II.

Effect

Generation II

Synthesis restores the user's current HP based on the weather and time of day. In morning and night, during no weather it restores ¼ total HP, during harsh sunlight it restores ½ total HP, and during other weather it restores ⅛ total HP, rounded down. Except in link battles, the move restores twice as much HP during the daytime.

Generation III onwards

Synthesis restores the user's current HP based on the weather in the battle. During no weather or during strong winds, it restores ½ total HP, during harsh sunlight, it restores ⅔ total HP, and during other weather, it restores ¼ total HP, rounded down.

Synthesis can be used as the second move of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining 1 bonus appeal point if Sunny Day was used in the previous turn. It is also part of a Contest Spectacular combination and will give an extra three appeal points if the move Sunny Day was used in the prior turn.

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

Description

Games Description
Stad2 Allows HP to be restored by the sunlight. In battle, half the user's max HP is restored.
GSC Restores HP (varies by time).
RSEColo.XD Restores HP. The amount varies with the weather.
FRLG Restores the user's HP. The amount of HP regained varies with the weather.
DPPtHGSSPBR
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwShBDSPLA
SV
The user restores its own HP. The amount of HP regained varies with the weather.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0001    
 
Monster Grass 39 39 33 33 33 33 27 27 27
0002    
 
Monster Grass 47 47 39 39 39 39 35 35 35
0003    
 
Monster Grass 53 53 45 45 45 45 37 37 37
0102    
 
Grass Grass - - - - - - 25 25 25
0103    
 
Grass Grass - - - - - - 1 1 1
0103  
Exeggutor
Alolan Form
 
 
Grass Grass - 1 1
0152     Monster Grass 22 22 12 12 12 12 12 12
0153     Monster Grass 23 23 12 12 12 12 12 12
0154     Monster Grass 23 23 12 12 12 12 12 12
0187    
 
Fairy Grass 1GS
5C
5 4 4 4 4 4 15
0188    
 
Fairy Grass 1GS
1, 5C
1, 5 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4 1
0189    
 
Fairy Grass 1GS
1, 5C
1, 5 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4 1
0191     Grass Grass 31 37 33 33BW
28B2W2
28 28 28 28
0192     Grass Grass - - - - - - 1 -
0273     Field Grass 21 21 21 21 21 27 27 27
0274    
 
Field Grass - - - - - 1 1 30
0275    
 
Field Grass - - - - - 1 1 Rem.
0315    
 
Fairy Grass 57 46 46 46 46 35 35
0357    
 
Monster Grass 47 41 41 41XY
50ORAS
50 50 50
0387     Monster Grass 33 33 33 33 33 33
0388     Monster Grass 37 37 37 37 37 37
0389    
 
Monster Grass 39 39 39 39 39 39
0407    
 
Fairy Grass - - - - 1 1
0470     Field Field 29 29BW
33B2W2
33 33 30 30 30
0492  
Shaymin
Land Forme
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 28 28 28 28 28 28
0548     Grass Grass 17 17 17 33 33
0549     Grass Grass 1 1 1 1 1
0549  
Lilligant
Hisuian Form
 
 
Grass Grass 1
0556     Grass Grass 15 15 15 32
0590    
 
Grass Grass 35 35 35 16 16
0591    
 
Grass Grass 35 35 35 16 16
0640    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered - - - - 42
0669  
Flabébé
All forms
  Fairy Fairy - - 33
0670  
Floette
All forms
  Fairy Fairy - - 38
0671  
Florges
All forms
  Fairy Fairy - - 1
0672     Field Field 20 20 20
0673     Field Field 20 20 20
0722    
 
Flying Flying 25 18 18
0723    
 
Flying Flying 28 20 20
0724    
 
Flying Flying 28 20 20
0724  
Decidueye
Hisuian Form
 
 
Flying Flying 20
0753     Grass Grass 28 35 35
0754     Grass Grass 28 37 37
0764     Grass Grass 28 18 18
0798    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 19 40
0829     Grass Grass 24
0830     Grass Grass 28
0893  
Zarude
All forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 66 66
0986    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 21
1017  
Ogerpon
All forms
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 42
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 Egg Groups Egg Move
0043    
 
Grass Grass
0069    
 
Grass Grass
0102    
 
Grass Grass - -
0252     Monster Dragon -
0270    
 
Water 1 Grass
0357    
 
Monster Grass -
0406    
 
Fairy Grass
0455     Grass Grass
0495     Field Grass - - -
0540    
 
Bug Bug - - -
0585  
Deerling
All forms
 
 
Field Field
0650     Field Field
0761     Grass Grass
0928    
 
Grass Grass
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 Compatibility
0001    
 
Monster Grass
0002    
 
Monster Grass
0003    
 
Monster Grass
0043    
 
Grass Grass
0044    
 
Grass Grass
0045    
 
Grass Grass
0046    
 
Bug Grass
0047    
 
Bug Grass
0069    
 
Grass Grass
0070    
 
Grass Grass
0071    
 
Grass Grass
0102    
 
Grass Grass
0103    
 
Grass Grass
0103  
Exeggutor
Alolan Form
 
 
Grass Grass
0114     Grass Grass
0151     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0152     Monster Grass
0153     Monster Grass
0154     Monster Grass
0182     Grass Grass
0187    
 
Fairy Grass
0188    
 
Fairy Grass
0189    
 
Fairy Grass
0191     Grass Grass
0192     Grass Grass
0251    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0252     Monster Dragon
0253     Monster Dragon
0254     Monster Dragon
0270    
 
Water 1 Grass
0271    
 
Water 1 Grass
0272    
 
Water 1 Grass
0273     Field Grass
0274    
 
Field Grass
0275    
 
Field Grass
0285     Fairy Grass
0286    
 
Fairy Grass
0315    
 
Fairy Grass
0331     Grass Human-Like
0332    
 
Grass Human-Like
0345    
 
Water 3 Water 3
0346    
 
Water 3 Water 3
0357    
 
Monster Grass
0387     Monster Grass
0388     Monster Grass
0389    
 
Monster Grass
0406    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0407    
 
Fairy Grass
0413  
Wormadam
Plant Cloak
 
 
Bug Bug
0420     Fairy Grass
0421     Fairy Grass
0455     Grass Grass
0459    
 
Monster Grass
0460    
 
Monster Grass
0465     Grass Grass
0470     Field Field
0492  
Shaymin
All forms
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0495     Field Grass
0496     Field Grass
0497     Field Grass
0511     Field Field
0512     Field Field
0540    
 
Bug Bug
0541    
 
Bug Bug
0542    
 
Bug Bug
0548     Grass Grass
0549     Grass Grass
0556     Grass Grass
0585  
Deerling
All forms
 
 
Field Field
0586  
Sawsbuck
All forms
 
 
Field Field
0590    
 
Grass Grass
0591    
 
Grass Grass
0640    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0650     Field Field
0651     Field Field
0652    
 
Field Field
0669  
Flabébé
All forms
  Fairy Fairy
0670  
Floette
All forms
  Fairy Fairy
0670  
Floette
Eternal Flower
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0671  
Florges
All forms
  Fairy Fairy
0672     Field Field
0673     Field Field
0710  
Pumpkaboo
All forms
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0711  
Gourgeist
All forms
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0722    
 
Flying Flying
0723    
 
Flying Flying
0724    
 
Flying Flying
0753     Grass Grass
0754     Grass Grass
0755    
 
Grass Grass
0756    
 
Grass Grass
0761     Grass Grass
0762     Grass Grass
0763     Grass Grass
0764     Grass Grass
0781    
 
Mineral Mineral
0787    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0798    
 
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 IV

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0151     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered My Pokémon Ranch - Hayley's Mew
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
0046    
 
Bug Grass Dream World - Dream Park
0069    
 
Grass Grass Dream World - Pleasant Forest
0102    
 
Grass Grass Dream World - Pleasant Forest
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation IX

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0763     Grass Grass Wild Tera Pokémon - Socarrat TrailSV
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
0046    
 
Bug Grass New York Pokémon Center
0114     Grass Grass 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.


Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0495     Field Grass Pokémon Center Tohoku Snivy
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

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Reason: DX and effects in Extremely Harsh Sunlight, Heavy Rain, Strong Winds

Synthesis restores HP to the user and teammates. Prior to Gates to Infinity, Synthesis will affect all teammates on the entire floor and heal a set amount of HP. From Gates to Infinity, Synthesis only affects the user and teammates in the same room, and heals HP as a percentage of the user's max HP.

Game HP restored
Clear Sun Rain Sandstorm Hail Fog Cloud Snow Strong winds
MDRB 50 80 10 30 10 1 40 1 -
MDTDS 50 80 10 20 10 10 30 1 -
BSL 15 30 8 8 5 5 8 1 -
MDGtI 50% 75% 25% 25% 25% - - - -
SMD 40% 75% 25% 25% 25% - - - ?


Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDRB - - 12 - —% - User User -
MDTDS - - 12 - —% - User User -
BSL - - 12 - —% - User User -
MDGtI - - 15 50 —% - User User -
SMD - - 13 30 —% - User User -
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Pokémon Rumble Rush

In Pokémon Rumble Rush, all status moves including Synthesis could only be used by opposing Pokémon and could not be obtained on any caught Pokémon. Synthesis could be seen as a move used by Boss Lilligant.

  Synthesis
Charge time 1.5 seconds
Range type Circular (ranged)
Target Self
Additional effect Restores HP

Pokémon UNITE

In Pokémon UNITE, Synthesis is Eldegoss's second move. The user uses sunlight to heal itself and nearby allies. At level 6, this move is replaced by either Cotton Guard or Cotton Spore.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Restores the user's HP. The amount of HP regained depends on the weather.
MDTDS Restores the user's HP. The HP amount regained depends on the weather.
BSL じぶんの HPをかいふくする そのときの てんきによって HPのかいふくりょうが かわる
MDGtI It restores your HP by half of your max HP. During a Sunny condition, it restores your HP even more. During a Rain, Hail, or Sandstorm condition, the amount regained goes down.
SMD It restores your HP. If it's sunny or in harsh sunlight, it restores your HP even more. During rain, heavy rain, hail, or a sandstorm, the amount regained goes down.


In the anime

 
Grotle
 
Sunflora
 
Gogoat
 
Lurantis
The user restores its own stamina through photosynthesis.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  The leaves on Turtwig's head glows white and its whole body glows yellow and sparkles, healing all of Turtwig's injuries.
Ash's Turtwig Gettin' Twiggy with It! Debut
  The bushes on Grotle's back glows white and its whole body glows yellow and sparkles, healing all of Grotle's injuries.
Ash's Grotle The Lonely Snover None
  The leaves on the side of Sunflora's arms glow white and they sparkle, healing Sunflora.
Multiple wild Sunflora Strategy Begins at Home! None
  Torterra's body becomes surrounded by white sparkles and its body glows white. The leaves on its back then glow brightly, healing its injuries.
Ash's Torterra A Real Rival Rouser! None
  The horns on Gogoat's head glows white and its whole body glows green and sparkles, healing all of Gogoat's injuries.
Alexa's Gogoat Go, Go Gogoat! None
  Lurantis's body becomes surrounded by white sparkles and its body glows white, healing its injuries.
Totem Lurantis Currying Favor and Flavor! None


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 光合作用 Gwōnghahp Jokyuhng *
Mandarin 光合作用 Guānghé Zuòyòng *
光學合成 Guāngxué Héchéng *
  Dutch Synthese
  French Synthèse
  German Synthese
  Greek Φωτοσύνθεση
  Hungarian Szintézis
  Indonesian Fotosintesis
Sintesis
  Italian Sintesi
  Korean 광합성 Gwanghapseong
  Polish Synteza
  Portuguese Síntese
  Romanian Sinteza
  Serbian Fotosinteza
  Spanish Síntesis
  Vietnamese Quang Hợp



Variations of the move Moonlight
  MoonlightMorning SunShore UpSynthesis


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