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Last Resort (move)

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Last Resort
とっておき The Best
Last Resort.png
Last Resort 2.png
Type  Normal
Category  Physical
PP  5 (max. 8)
Power  140
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Cute
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
+1 if first to appeal
Condition  Cute
Appeal  0  
Earn a higher score the later the Pokémon performs.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Works well if the user is pumped up.

Last Resort (Japanese: とっておき The Best) is a damage-dealing Normal-type move introduced in Generation IV.

Effect

Generation IV

Last Resort inflicts damage and has no secondary effect. However, it cannot be used until all other moves that the user knows have been fully executed, at least once, during the battle. Moves are not considered to have been used if the Pokémon was switched out after using them.

This counter resets if the user switches out or faints. Last Resort will fail if it is the only move the user knows.

Generation V

Last Resort's power is increased from 130 to 140.

Description

Games Description
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
XY
This move can be used only after the user has used all the other moves it knows in the battle.
PMDTDS Inflicts damage on the target, but it won't hit unless the user has a move with 0 PP remaining.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
133 Eevee Eevee Normal Normal 50 50 41 41
134 Vaporeon Vaporeon Water Water 50 50 41 41
135 Jolteon Jolteon Electric Electric 50 50 41 41
136 Flareon Flareon Fire Fire 50 50 41 41
175 Togepi Togepi* Fairy Fairy 51 49 49
176 Togetic Togetic* Fairy Flying 51 49 49
190 Aipom Aipom Normal Normal 43 43 43
196 Espeon Espeon Psychic Psychic 50 50 41 41
197 Umbreon Umbreon Dark Dark 50 50 41 41
231 Phanpy Phanpy Ground Ground 37 37 37
311 Plusle Plusle Electric Electric 48 51 50
385 Jirachi Jirachi Steel Psychic 65 65 65
417 Pachirisu Pachirisu Electric Electric 37 45 45
424 Ambipom Ambipom Normal Normal 43 43 43
433 Chingling Chingling Psychic Psychic 22 22 22
446 Munchlax Munchlax Normal Normal 49 57 --, 57
470 Leafeon Leafeon Grass Grass 50 50 41 41
471 Glaceon Glaceon Ice Ice 50 50 41 41
482 Azelf Azelf Psychic Psychic 61 61 --, 61
506 Lillipup Lillipup Normal Normal   36 36
507 Herdier Herdier Normal Normal   42 42
508 Stoutland Stoutland Normal Normal   51 51
531 Audino Audino Normal Normal   55 --, 55
572 Minccino Minccino Normal Normal   45 45
700 Sylveon Sylveon Fairy Fairy     41
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 Type Father
II III IV V VI
019 Rattata Rattata Normal Normal EeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareonEspeonUmbreonLeafeonGlaceonAipomAmbipomPhanpyPachirisu EeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareonEspeonUmbreonGlaceonLeafeonAipomAmbipomPhanpyPachirisuLillipupHerdierStoutlandMinccino EeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareonEspeonUmbreonLeafeonGlaceonSylveonAipomAmbipomPhanpyPachirisuLillipupHerdierStoutlandMinccino
052 Meowth Meowth Normal Normal EeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareonEspeonUmbreonLeafeonGlaceonAipomAmbipomPhanpyPachirisu EeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareonEspeonUmbreonLeafeonGlaceonAipomAmbipomPhanpyPachirisuLillipupHerdierStoutlandMinccino EeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareonEspeonUmbreonLeafeonGlaceonSylveonAipomAmbipomPhanpyPachirisuLillipupHerdierStoutlandMinccino
161 Sentret Sentret Normal Normal EeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareonEspeonUmbreonLeafeonGlaceonAipomAmbipomPhanpyPachirisu EeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareonEspeonUmbreonLeafeonGlaceonAipomAmbipomPhanpyPachirisuLillipupHerdierStoutlandMinccino EeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareonEspeonUmbreonLeafeonGlaceonSylveonAipomAmbipomPhanpyPachirisuLillipupHerdierStoutlandMinccino
174 Igglybuff Igglybuff Normal Fairy TogeticPluslePachirisu TogeticPluslePachirisuAudino TogeticPluslePachirisuAudino
255 Torchic Torchic Fire Fire EeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareonEspeonUmbreonLeafeonGlaceonAipomAmbipomPhanpyPachirisu EeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareonEspeonUmbreonLeafeonGlaceonAipomAmbipomPhanpyPachirisuLillipupHerdierStoutlandMinccino EeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareonEspeonUmbreonLeafeonGlaceonSylveonAipomAmbipomPhanpyPachirisuLillipupHerdierStoutlandMinccino
300 Skitty Skitty Normal Normal EeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareonEspeonUmbreonLeafeonGlaceonTogeticAipomAmbipomPhanpyPluslePachirisu EeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareonEspeonUmbreonLeafeonGlaceonTogeticAipomAmbipomPhanpyPluslePachirisuLillipupHerdierStoutlandAudinoMinccino EeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareonEspeonUmbreonLeafeonGlaceonSylveonTogeticAipomAmbipomPhanpyPluslePachirisuLillipupHerdierStoutlandAudinoMinccino
431 Glameow Glameow Normal Normal no EeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareonEspeonUmbreonLeafeonGlaceonAipomAmbipomPhanpyPachirisuLillipupHerdierStoutlandMinccino EeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareonEspeonUmbreonLeafeonGlaceonSylveonAipomAmbipomPhanpyPachirisuLillipupHerdierStoutlandMinccino
440 Happiny Happiny Normal Normal TogeticPluslePachirisu TogeticPluslePachirisuAudino TogeticPluslePachirisuAudino
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 Type Game
DP Pt HGSS BW B2W2
019 Rattata Rattata Normal Normal
020 Raticate Raticate Normal Normal
035 Clefairy Clefairy Normal Normal
036 Clefable Clefable Normal Normal
039 Jigglypuff Jigglypuff Normal Normal
040 Wigglytuff Wigglytuff Normal Normal
052 Meowth Meowth Normal Normal
053 Persian Persian Normal Normal
083 Farfetch'd Farfetch'd Normal Flying
113 Chansey Chansey Normal Normal
133 Eevee Eevee Normal Normal
134 Vaporeon Vaporeon Water Water
135 Jolteon Jolteon Electric Electric
136 Flareon Flareon Fire Fire
137 Porygon Porygon Normal Normal
143 Snorlax Snorlax Normal Normal
151 Mew Mew Psychic Psychic
161 Sentret Sentret Normal Normal
162 Furret Furret Normal Normal
173 Cleffa Cleffa Normal Normal
174 Igglybuff Igglybuff Normal Normal
175 Togepi Togepi Normal Normal
176 Togetic Togetic Normal Flying
190 Aipom Aipom Normal Normal
196 Espeon Espeon Psychic Psychic
197 Umbreon Umbreon Dark Dark
206 Dunsparce Dunsparce Normal Normal
209 Snubbull Snubbull Normal Normal
210 Granbull Granbull Normal Normal
216 Teddiursa Teddiursa Normal Normal
217 Ursaring Ursaring Normal Normal
231 Phanpy Phanpy Ground Ground
232 Donphan Donphan Ground Ground
233 Porygon2 Porygon2 Normal Normal
234 Stantler Stantler Normal Normal
242 Blissey Blissey Normal Normal
251 Celebi Celebi Psychic Grass
255 Torchic Torchic Fire Fire
256 Combusken Combusken Fire Fighting
257 Blaziken Blaziken Fire Fighting
263 Zigzagoon Zigzagoon Normal Normal
264 Linoone Linoone Normal Normal
300 Skitty Skitty Normal Normal
301 Delcatty Delcatty Normal Normal
303 Mawile Mawile Steel Steel
311 Plusle Plusle Electric Electric
312 Minun Minun Electric Electric
327 Spinda Spinda Normal Normal
335 Zangoose Zangoose Normal Normal
351 Castform Castform Normal Normal
352 Kecleon Kecleon Normal Normal
358 Chimecho Chimecho Psychic Psychic
380 Latias Latias Dragon Psychic
381 Latios Latios Dragon Psychic
385 Jirachi Jirachi Steel Psychic
399 Bidoof Bidoof Normal Normal
400 Bibarel Bibarel Normal Water
417 Pachirisu Pachirisu Electric Electric
424 Ambipom Ambipom Normal Normal
427 Buneary Buneary Normal Normal
428 Lopunny Lopunny Normal Normal
431 Glameow Glameow Normal Normal
432 Purugly Purugly Normal Normal
433 Chingling Chingling Psychic Psychic
440 Happiny Happiny Normal Normal
446 Munchlax Munchlax Normal Normal
468 Togekiss Togekiss Normal Flying
470 Leafeon Leafeon Grass Grass
471 Glaceon Glaceon Ice Ice
474 Porygon-Z Porygon-Z Normal Normal
482 Azelf Azelf Psychic Psychic
489 Phione Phione Water Water
490 Manaphy Manaphy Water Water
491 Darkrai Darkrai Dark Dark
492 Shaymin Shaymin
Land Forme
Grass Grass
492 Shaymin Shaymin
Sky Forme
Grass Flying
493 Arceus Arceus Normal Normal
494 Victini Victini Psychic Fire
504 Patrat Patrat Normal Normal
505 Watchog Watchog Normal Normal
506 Lillipup Lillipup Normal Normal
507 Herdier Herdier Normal Normal
508 Stoutland Stoutland Normal Normal
531 Audino Audino Normal Normal
572 Minccino Minccino Normal Normal
573 Cinccino Cinccino Normal Normal
585 Deerling Deerling Normal Grass
586 Sawsbuck Sawsbuck Normal Grass
587 Emolga Emolga Electric Flying
647 Keldeo Keldeo Water Fighting
648 Meloetta Meloetta Normal Psychic
649 Genesect Genesect Bug Steel
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 V

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
263 263 Zigzagoon Normal Dream World - Pleasant Forest
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

By event

Generation IV

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
025 025 Pikachu Electric Kyoto Cross Media Experience 2009 Pikachu
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

In other games

Mystery Dungeon series

Last Resort will fail if the user does not have at least one move with no PP. The more moves with no PP, the more powerful it becomes.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Last Resort IV.png Last Resort V.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 XY Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

Trivia

  • It is impossible to use Last Resort when the user is holding a Choice item, unless the user's Ability is Klutz or the user gained the item via an opponent's use of Trick or a similar move.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 珍藏 Zhēncáng
France Flag.png French Dernier Recours*
Dernierecour*
Germany Flag.png German Zuflucht
Greece Flag.png Greek Τελικό Καταφύγιο
Italy Flag.png Italian Ultimascelta
South Korea Flag.png Korean 뒀다쓰기 Dwittaseugi
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Último Recurso
Spain Flag.png Spanish Última Baza


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