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Rest (Japanese: ねむる Sleep) is a non-damaging Psychic-type move introduced in Generation I. It has been TM44 in all generations so far.
Rest causes the user to fall asleep, restoring its HP to its maximum amount. The user will then be asleep for three turns, and wake up on the third turn (second turn in Generation I). The sleep countdown of Rest is not reset by switching.
Any major status ailments the user is affected by will be cured in all aspects, though a glitch in Generation I games causes the stat reductions associated with paralysis and burn to remain despite the fact that the Pokémon no longer has that status. The damage done by Toxic is also not reset in Generation I, and will continue from where it left off in amount if it is used again. Safeguard will not prevent usage of Rest, and the user of Safeguard will still sleep the full three turns. If a Pokémon with the Early Bird Ability uses Rest, its Ability still applies and the Pokémon turn's asleep will be rounded down from three to one. Rest will automatically fail if used by a Pokémon with Insomnia or Vital Spirit, as these Abilities prevent them from falling asleep.
Rest will fail if the user has full HP, but will also fail in Generation I if the user's maximum HP is 256 or 511, and their HP is one less than that amount.
The user will awaken from Rest two turns after it is used.
Generation II and on
The user will awaken from Rest three turns after it is used.
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|| The user takes a nap to fully restore its HP and recover from any status abnormalities.
|| Sleep for 2 turns to fully recover.
|| The user sleeps for 2 turns to restore health and status.
|| The user sleeps for two turns to fully restore HP and heal any status problem.
|| The user sleeps for 2 turns, restoring HP and status.
| The user goes to sleep for two turns. It fully restores the user’s HP and heals any status problem.
| All Pokémon who can learn TMs can learn Rest except Regigigas.
|Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.|
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
- Jigglypuff uses Rest as its down B attack in the Super Smash Bros. series. Its effect is vastly different than its Pokémon game counterpart, as rather than healing the player, it launches the opponent into the air and plants a damage-inflicting flower on their head (in Brawl) or sets them on fire (in Melee and the original SSB). This is a close range attack, using it even right next to the target will fail. Jigglypuff must be extremely close to the opponent for the attack to work; otherwise it will fall asleep doing no damage and leaving itself open to attacks.
In the anime
In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
In other generations
- Although Rest does not deal any damage in the normal games, in the Super Smash Bros. series, Jigglypuff's Rest attack unleashes an internal explosion that sends any opponent it touches flying, almost always ending in a KO.
- It is possible to teach Rest to Pokémon with the Abilities Insomnia and Vital Spirit, even though they are immune to the Sleep status effect. In these cases Rest will fail, provided their Ability has not been Skill Swapped away or neutralized.
- According to Webster's friend in Johto, "Rest" is a contraction for "Recover fast."
- This move is often combined with a Chesto Berry or a Lum Berry so that it acts like a Full Restore. This strategy is used by Lance's Salamence in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver and Byron's Bastiodon in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl.
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