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Reversal (move)

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Reversal
きしかいせい Reversal
Reversal V.png
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Type  Fighting
Category  Physical
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  Varies
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation II
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
The appeal works great if performed last.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earns double the score on the final performance.

Reversal (Japanese: きしかいせい Reversal) is a damage-dealing Fighting-type move introduced in Generation II. It can be considered the inverse of Eruption and Water Spout.

Effect

The Reversal's power is higher when the user's HP is lower.

User's Remaining HP Power
71% - 100% 20
36% - 70% 40
21% - 35% 80
11% - 20% 100
5% - 10% 150
0% - 4% 200


Description

Games Description
Stad2 An attack that increases in power if the user's HP is low. It could turn the tide in battle.
GSC Stronger if the user's HP is low.
RSEColo.XD Inflicts more damage when the user’s HP is down.
FRLG
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
XY
An all-out attack that becomes more powerful the less HP the user has.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
058 Growlithe Growlithe Fire Fire     25 25 19 19
106 Hitmonlee Hitmonlee Fighting Fighting 51 51 57 61 --, 61
115 Kangaskhan Kangaskhan Normal Normal 49 49 49 55 50
214 Heracross Heracross Bug Fighting 44 45 43 43 43
288 Vigoroth Vigoroth Normal Normal   49 49 55 --, 55
296 Makuhita Makuhita Fighting Fighting   49 43 43 43
297 Hariyama Hariyama Fighting Fighting   55 57 57 57
307 Meditite Meditite Fighting Psychic   42 41 43 46 46
308 Medicham Medicham Fighting Psychic   46 47 49 55 55
447 Riolu Riolu Fighting Fighting     19 19 29 29
494 Victini Victini Psychic Fire       33 33
506 Lillipup Lillipup Normal Normal       33 33
507 Herdier Herdier Normal Normal       38 38
508 Stoutland Stoutland Normal Normal       42 42
538 Throh Throh Fighting Fighting       53 50
539 Sawk Sawk Fighting Fighting       53 50
589 Escavalier Escavalier Bug Steel       49 49
619 Mienfoo Mienfoo Fighting Fighting       57 57
620 Mienshao Mienshao Fighting Fighting       63 --, 63
626 Bouffalant Bouffalant Normal Normal       46 46
687 Malamar Malamar Dark Psychic         --
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 Smeargle Vigoroth GrowlitheVigoroth GrowlitheVigorothLillipupHerdierStoutlandMienfooMienshaoBouffalant GrowlitheVigorothLillipupHerdierStoutlandMienfooMienshaoBouffalant
050 Diglett Diglett Ground Ground       GrowlitheVigoroth GrowlitheVigorothLillipupHerdierStoutlandMienfooMienshaoBouffalant GrowlitheVigorothLillipupHerdierStoutlandMienfooMienshaoBouffalant
056 Mankey Mankey* Fighting Fighting Smeargle Vigoroth GrowlitheVigoroth GrowlitheVigorothLillipupHerdierStoutlandMienfooMienshaoBouffalant GrowlitheVigorothLillipupHerdierStoutlandMienfooMienshaoBouffalant
111 Rhyhorn Rhyhorn* Ground Rock Smeargle Vigoroth GrowlitheVigoroth GrowlitheVigorothLillipupHerdierStoutlandMienfooMienshaoBouffalant GrowlitheVigorothLillipupHerdierStoutlandMienfooMienshaoBouffalant
123 Scyther Scyther Bug Flying Heracross Heracross Heracross HeracrossEscavalier HeracrossEscavalier
155 Cyndaquil Cyndaquil* Fire Fire Smeargle Vigoroth GrowlitheVigoroth GrowlitheVigorothLillipupHerdierStoutlandMienfooMienshaoBouffalant GrowlitheVigorothLillipupHerdierStoutlandMienfooMienshaoBouffalant
161 Sentret Sentret* Normal Normal Smeargle Vigoroth GrowlitheVigoroth GrowlitheVigorothLillipupHerdierStoutlandMienfooMienshaoBouffalant GrowlitheVigorothLillipupHerdierStoutlandMienfooMienshaoBouffalant
172 Pichu Pichu* Electric Electric Smeargle Vigoroth GrowlitheVigoroth GrowlitheVigorothLillipupHerdierStoutlandMienfooMienshaoBouffalant GrowlitheVigorothLillipupHerdierStoutlandMienfooMienshaoBouffalant
193 Yanma Yanma Bug Flying Heracross Heracross Heracross HeracrossEscavalier HeracrossEscavalier
228 Houndour Houndour* Dark Fire Smeargle Vigoroth GrowlitheVigoroth GrowlitheVigorothLillipupHerdierStoutlandMienfooMienshaoBouffalant GrowlitheVigorothLillipupHerdierStoutlandMienfooMienshaoBouffalant
241 Miltank Miltank* Normal Normal Smeargle Vigoroth GrowlitheVigoroth GrowlitheVigorothLillipupHerdierStoutlandMienfooMienshaoBouffalant GrowlitheVigorothLillipupHerdierStoutlandMienfooMienshaoBouffalant
255 Torchic Torchic Fire Fire   Vigoroth GrowlitheVigoroth GrowlitheVigorothLillipupHerdierStoutlandMienfooMienshaoBouffalant GrowlitheVigorothLillipupHerdierStoutlandMienfooMienshaoBouffalant
304 Aron Aron* Steel Rock         Rhyhorn
532 Timburr Timburr Fighting Fighting       HitmonleeMakuhitaHariyamaMedititeMedichamThrohSawkMienfooMienshao HitmonleeMakuhitaHariyamaMedititeMedichamThrohSawkMienfooMienshao
610 Axew Axew* Dragon Dragon       Rhyhorn Rhyhorn
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 III

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
155 155 Cyndaquil Fire Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

Generation V

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
056 056 Mankey Fighting Dream World - Rugged Mountain
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 II

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
129 129 Magikarp Water New York Pokémon Center
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 manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Reversal II.png Reversal III.png Reversal 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
Reversal 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

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 起死回生 Qǐsǐhuíshēng
France Flag.png French Contre
Germany Flag.png German Gegenschlag
Greece Flag.png Greek Ανατροπή
Italy Flag.png Italian Contropiede
South Korea Flag.png Korean 사회생 Gisa Hoesaeng
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Reversão
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Preokret
Spain Flag.png Spanish Inversión



Variations of the move Flail
Physical FlailReversal


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