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Repel

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A Repel (Japanese: スプレー Spray) is an item which lets the player walk a certain number of steps without encountering wild Pokémon with a lower level than the first member in the player's party. It is manufactured by Silph Co., and is sold in most Poké Marts. Its design is that of an aerosol spray and is similar to insect repellent. It is available in three strengths.

From Black 2 and White 2 onward, a dialog pops up after a Repel runs out, asking if the player wants to use another one.

If traded into Pokémon Colosseum or XD, although wild Pokémon do not appear except in Poké Spots, Repels still have the "use" option. If the player attempts to use one, the message "This item cannot be used in the Orre Region" will be displayed instead.

Repels can be used to only encounter certain wild Pokémon using a method known as the Repel trick.

Types of Repel

Artwork

These are artwork of the items as seen in the Pokémon Dream World.

Dream Repel Sprite.png Dream Super Repel Sprite.png Dream Max Repel Sprite.png
Repel Super Repel Max Repel

In the anime

A Max Repel in the anime

A Max Repel appeared in Climbing the Tower of Success! as an item looked for during a scavenger hunt.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

A Repel made a brief appearance as one of the items in Red's Bag in A Hollow Victreebel.

Trivia

  • The Super Repel is more cost-effective than the Max Repel (the Super Repel gives one step per PokémonDollar.png2.5 while the Max Repel gives one step per PokémonDollar.png2.8). However, when buying Max Repels in bulk from a Join Avenue market, they can be cheaper than the same amount of Super Repels at a Poké Mart.

In other languages

Repel

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese むしよけスプレー Repellent Spray
Finland Flag.png Finnish Karkotin
France Flag.png French Repousse
Germany Flag.png German Schutz
Italy Flag.png Italian Repellente
South Korea Flag.png Korean 벌레회피스프레이 Bŏlreh Hoepi Sŭpŭrei
Spain Flag.png Spanish Repelente

Super Repel

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese シルバースプレー Silver Spray
France Flag.png French Superepousse
Germany Flag.png German Superschutz
Italy Flag.png Italian Superrepell.
South Korea Flag.png Korean 실버스프레이 Silbŏ Sŭpŭrei
Spain Flag.png Spanish Súper Repel.

Max Repel

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese ゴールドスプレー Gold Spray
France Flag.png French Max Repousse
Germany Flag.png German Top-Schutz
Italy Flag.png Italian Repell. Max
South Korea Flag.png Korean 골드스프레이 Goldŭ Sŭpŭrei
Spain Flag.png Spanish Máx. Repel.


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