Wish (move)

If you were looking for the ending theme of the Korean dub of M22, see Wish (song).
Wish
ねがいごと Wish
Wish VIII.png
Wish VIII 2.png
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  Cute
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jam  0  
Temporarily stops the crowd from growing excited.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  0  
Increased Voltage is added to the performance score.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Excites the audience a lot if used last.

Wish (Japanese: ねがいごと Wish) is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation III.

Effect

Generation III

The turn Wish is used, the user will make a wish. At the end of the next turn, the Pokémon in the user's current position will be healed by half its own maximum HP.

Wish can still be used even if the user's HP is full, but it will do nothing if the Pokémon that should be healed has full HP.

Wish cannot be blocked by Protect.

Generation IV

Wish will now cast its healing effect before a Pokémon switches in for a Pokémon knocked out in that turn.

Generation V onward

Wish now heals for half of the user's maximum HP rather than the recipient's. Wish can now be stolen by Snatch.

Wish can be used as a part of a Contest Spectacular combination, causing Bestow, Fling and Present to give an extra three appeal points if any of them is used in the next turn.

If powered up by a Normalium Z into Z-Wish, the user's Special Defense stat is raised by one stage.

Description

Games Description
RSEColo.XD A wish that restores HP. It takes time to work.
FRLG A self-healing move that restores half the full HP on the next turn.
DPPtHGSSPBR A self-healing move. The user restores its own HP by up to half of its maximum HP in the next turn.
BWB2W2 One turn after this move is used, the target's HP is restored by half the user's maximum HP.
XYORAS One turn after this move is used, the target's HP is restored by half the user's max HP.
SMUSUM
SwSh
One turn after this move is used, the user's or its replacement's HP is restored by half the user's max HP.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
175   Togepi
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 31RSE
29FRLG
28 29 29 29 52
176   Togetic
 
 
Flying Fairy 31RSE
29FRLG
28 29 29 29 52
177   Natu
 
 
Flying Flying 30 28 28 28 28 40
178   Xatu
 
 
Flying Flying 35 30 30 30XY
29ORAS
29 48
282   Gardevoir
 
 
Human-Like Amorphous 17 17 17XY
14ORAS
14 28
314   Illumise
  Bug Human-Like 21 21 21 21XY
22ORAS
22
380   Latias
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 5 5 5 5XY
1ORAS
1 30
385   Jirachi
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1 1 1 1
468   Togekiss
 
 
Flying Fairy 1
594   Alomomola
  Water 1 Water 2 37 37 37
669   Flabébé
  Fairy Fairy 20 20
670   Floette
  Fairy Fairy 20 20
670   Floette
Eternal Flower
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 20 20
671   Florges
  Fairy Fairy 1 1
684   Swirlix
  Fairy Fairy 45 45 30
685   Slurpuff
  Fairy Fairy 45 45 30
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
133   Eevee
  Field Field
172   Pichu
  Field Fairy
173   Cleffa
  Fairy Fairy
174   Igglybuff
 
 
Fairy Fairy
203   Girafarig
 
 
Field Field
238   Smoochum
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
300   Skitty
  Field Fairy
311   Plusle
  Fairy Fairy
312   Minun
  Fairy Fairy
327   Spinda
  Field Human-Like
358   Chimecho
  Amorphous Amorphous
433   Chingling
  Amorphous Amorphous
519   Pidove
 
 
Flying Flying
531   Audino
  Fairy Fairy
653   Fennekin
  Field Field
682   Spritzee
  Fairy Fairy
775   Komala
  Field Field
777   Togedemaru
 
 
Field 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 IV

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
174   Igglybuff
  Undiscovered Undiscovered Pokéwalker - Amity Meadow
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
655   Delphox
 
 
Field Field Island Scan - Ancient Poni PathUSUM
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
083   Farfetch'd
 
 
Flying Field Wish Egg
096   Drowzee
  Human-Like Human-Like Wish Egg
102   Exeggcute
 
 
Grass Grass Wish Egg
108   Lickitung
  Monster Monster Wish Egg
113   Chansey
  Fairy Fairy Wish Egg
115   Kangaskhan
  Monster Monster Wish Egg
172   Pichu
  Undiscovered Undiscovered Pokémon Center 5th Anniversary
280   Ralts
  Amorphous Amorphous Pokémon Center 5th Anniversary
359   Absol
  Field Field Pokémon Center 5th Anniversary
Pokémon Stamp Ruby and Sapphire
371   Bagon
  Dragon Dragon Pokémon Center 5th Anniversary
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation VIII

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
025   Pikachu
  Field Fairy KIBO's 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, Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, and the Mystery Dungeon (WiiWare) games, Wish is a move with 15PP. It causes the user to gain the Wish status for 10-11 turns, increasing natural HP recovery to 3.3% of the Pokémon's maximum HP each turn. This move is affected is affected by Taunt.

In Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon, the user gains the Wish status on the first turn and then recovers 75% of max HP to the user and to all adjacent allies on the next turn.

Description

Games Description
MDRB The user gains the Wish status. It boosts the user's HP recovery rate.
MDTDS Gives the user a Wish status. A Pokémon with the Wish status has its natural HP recovery rate boosted.
BSL じぶんを ねがいごとじょうたいにかえる ねがいごとじょうたいになると HPが しぜんに かいふくするのが はやくなる
MDGtI  UNUSED
SMD You'll make a wish! When your wish comes true, your HP and your teammates' HP will be restored.


In the anime

       
Espeon Healing
The user can heal its allies by wishing it.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Espeon Espeon cries out, and an image of a shoothing star appears behind it and a white light shoots up around its body. If Espeon or its ally is hurt afterwards, the image of the shooting star reappears behind them and they become surrounded by white light, healing them.
Haruhi's Espeon JN079 Debut


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 祈願 Kèihyuhn *
祈求 Kèikàuh *
Mandarin 祈願 / 祈愿 Qíyuàn *
祈求 Qíqiú *
  French Vœu
  German Wunschtraum
  Greek Ευχή Éuhe
  Italian Desiderio
  Korean 희망사항 Huimang Sahang
Portuguese   Brazil Desejo
  Portugal Desejo
  Serbian Želja
  Spanish Deseo
  Vietnamese Nguyện Ước



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