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Recover (move)

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Recover
じこさいせい Self-regeneration
Recover V.png
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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 King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  1
Startles Pokémon that made a same-type appeal.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  0  
Increased Voltage is added to the performance score.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

Recover (Japanese: じこさいせい Self-regeneration) is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation I.

Effect

Generation I

Recover restores up to 50% of the user's maximum HP, and it has 20 PP.

Recover will fail if the difference between the user's current and maximum HP is 0, or if (user's maximum HP - user's current HP) is one less than a multiple of 256. If the user's current HP is greater than its maximum HP, Recover will set the user's current HP to equal its maximum HP.

In Stadium, Recover will fail only when the difference between the user's current and maximum HP is 0.

Generations II and III

Recover restores up to 50% of the user's maximum HP. Recover will fail only when the difference between the user's current and maximum HP is 0.

Generation IV

Recover's PP is reduced to 10.

Description

Games Description
Stad Restores HP by 1/2 of the user's maximum HP. Few Pokémon learn this technique on their own.
Stad2 Half of the user's maximum HP is restored. Few Pokémon learn this move on their own.
GSC Restores HP by 1/2 the max HP.
RSEColo.XD Recovers up to half the user’s maximum HP.
FRLG A self-healing move that restores HP by up to half of the user’s maximum HP.
DPPtHGSS A self-healing move. The user restores its own HP by up to half of its max HP.
BWB2W2
XY
Restoring its own cells, the user restores its own HP by half of its max HP.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
064 Kadabra Kadabra Psychic Psychic 31 26 25 30 36 36
31
065 Alakazam Alakazam Psychic Psychic 31 26 25 30 36 36
31
120 Staryu Staryu Water Water 27 19 15 15 15 12 12
121 Starmie Starmie Water Psychic   -- -- -- -- --
137 Porygon Porygon Normal Normal 28 20 20 18 18 18
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo Psychic Psychic 70 88 88 44 86 79 50
218 Slugma Slugma Fire Fire       23 19 19
219 Magcargo Magcargo Fire Rock       23 19 19
222 Corsola Corsola Water Rock   19 17 13 13 10 10
233 Porygon2 Porygon2 Normal Normal   20 20 18 18 18
249 Lugia Lugia Psychic Flying   33 33 23 71 71 71
250 Ho-Oh Ho-Oh Fire Flying   33 33 23 71 71 71
251 Celebi Celebi Psychic Grass   -- -- -- -- --
307 Meditite Meditite Fighting Psychic     48 44 46 50 50
308 Medicham Medicham Fighting Psychic     54 56 55 62 62
350 Milotic Milotic Water Water     30 21 21 21
380 Latias Latias Dragon Psychic     45 45 45 45
381 Latios Latios Dragon Psychic     45 45 45 45
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Normal Forme
Psychic Psychic     40 81 81 81
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Defense Forme
Psychic Psychic     40 81 81 81
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Speed Forme
Psychic Psychic     40 81 81 81
422 Shellos Shellos Water Water       46 46 46
423 Gastrodon Gastrodon Water Ground       54 54 54
474 Porygon-Z Porygon-Z Normal Normal       18 18 18
493 Arceus Arceus Normal Normal       70 70 70
577 Solosis Solosis Psychic Psychic         24 24
578 Duosion Duosion Psychic Psychic         24 24
579 Reuniclus Reuniclus Psychic Psychic         24 24
592 Frillish Frillish Water Ghost         17 17
593 Jellicent Jellicent Water Ghost         17 17
605 Elgyem Elgyem Psychic Psychic         46 46
606 Beheeyem Beheeyem Psychic Psychic         50 50
615 Cryogonal Cryogonal Ice Ice         49 49
616 Shelmet Shelmet Bug Bug         49 49
617 Accelgor Accelgor Bug Bug         49 49
712 Bergmite Bergmite Ice Ice           47
713 Avalugg Avalugg Ice Ice           51
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
194 Wooper Wooper Water Ground       CorsolaMiloticShellosGastrodon CorsolaMiloticShellosGastrodon CorsolaMiloticShellosGastrodon
302 Sableye Sableye Dark Ghost   KadabraAlakazamMedititeMedicham KadabraAlakazamMedititeMedicham KadabraAlakazamMedititeMedichamElgyemBeheeyem KadabraAlakazamMedititeMedichamElgyemBeheeyem
345 Lileep Lileep Rock Grass   Corsola Corsola Corsola Corsola
352 Kecleon Kecleon* Normal Normal       Wooper Wooper Wooper
358 Chimecho Chimecho Psychic Psychic         SlugmaMagcargoShellosGastrodonSolosisDuosionReuniclusFrillishJellicent
433 Chingling Chingling Psychic Psychic     SlugmaMagcargoShellosGastrodon SlugmaMagcargoShellosGastrodonSolosisDuosionReuniclusFrillishJellicent SlugmaMagcargoShellosGastrodonSolosisDuosionReuniclusFrillishJellicent
592 Frillish Frillish Water Ghost       SlugmaMagcargoShellosGastrodonSolosisDuosionReuniclusFrillishJellicent SlugmaMagcargoShellosGastrodonSolosisDuosionReuniclusFrillishJellicent
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 Type Obtained with
433 433 Chingling Psychic Pokéwalker - White Lake
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 the anime

In the main series

Sabrina Kadabra Recover.png Nurse Joy Latias Recover.png Juniper Accelgor Recover.png Anabel Alakazam Recover.png
Kadabra Latias Accelgor Alakazam
The user restores some of its lost health.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
064 Kadabra Kadabra recovers its health by making the damage taken from previous attacks disappear from its body.
Sabrina's Kadabra Haunter Versus Kadabra Debut
222 Corsola Corsola's body glows a rainbow color, then it regains health and loses all previous injuries.
Misty's Corsola A Corsola Caper! None
386 Deoxys Deoxys's body glows white, regenerating its body and healing its wounds, or Deoxys's body glows yellow, and all damage on its body disappears.
Deoxys (Purple Crystal) Destiny Deoxys None
A wild Deoxys Pokémon Ranger - Deoxys Crisis! (Part 2) None
350 Milotic Milotic's body glows gold and all the damage on its body disappears.
Juan's Milotic Eight Ain't Enough None
065 Alakazam Alakazam's whole body glows yellow and all of the damage on its body disappears.
Anabel's Alakazam Talking a Good Game! None
380 Latias Latias's whole body glows yellow and all of the damage on its body disappears.
Nurse Joy's Latias SS025 None
617 Accelgor Accelgor's entire body glows red, purple and pink for a moment, and pink energy particles raise up from its body. When the glow fades around Accelgor, it regains some of its energy that it previously lost.
Professor Juniper's Accelgor Evolution Exchange Excitement! None

  • Mewtwo has been confirmed to know Recover. However, it has only used it in the radio drama The Birth of Mewtwo, so it is has never been seen using it.

In Pokémon Origins

None.png Red Mewtwo Recover PO.png None.png None.png
Mewtwo
A self-healing move. The user restores its own HP by up to half of its max HP.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo expands a light green energy field from its body. As the field expands, it removes all damage inflicted on Mewtwo's body. After the healing is completed, the field disappears.
Red's Mewtwo File 4 - Charizard Debut

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Recover I.png Recover II.png Recover III.png Recover IV.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
Recover PMD RB.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
Recover Stad2.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

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 自我復原 Zìwǒ Fùyuán*
自我復元 Zìwǒ Fùyuán*
Denmark Flag.png Danish Gendanne
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Herstel
Finland Flag.png Finnish Toipuminen
France Flag.png French Soin
Germany Flag.png German Genesung
Greece Flag.png Greek Ανάρρωση
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Penyembuh
Italy Flag.png Italian Ripresa
South Korea Flag.png Korean HP회복 HP Hoebok
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Recuperação
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Oporavak
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Recuperación*
Spain Flag.png Spain Recuperación


Variations of the move Recover
Status RecoverSoft-BoiledMilk DrinkSlack OffHeal OrderRoost



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