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Reversal (move)

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Reversal
きしかいせい Reversal
Reversal.png
Reversal 2.png
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.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Works better the later it is used in a turn.

Reversal (Japanese: きしかいせい Reversal) is a damage-dealing Fighting-type move introduced in Generation II.

Effect

Reversal inflicts damage. Its power is higher when the user's HP is lower.

HP% Power
HP ≥ 68.75% 20
35.42% ≤ HP < 68.75% 40
20.83% ≤ HP < 35.42% 80
10.42% ≤ HP < 20.83% 100
4.17% ≤ HP < 10.42% 150
HP < 4.17% 200


Reversal can be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining extra two appeal points if the move Endure was used in the prior turn. It is also part of a Contest Spectacular combination and will give extra three appeal points if the move Endure was used in the prior turn.

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
DPPtHGSSPBR
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SM
An all-out attack that becomes more powerful the less HP the user has.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
058 Growlithe Growlithe
FireIC Big.png Field Field 25 25BW
19B2W2
19 19
106 Hitmonlee Hitmonlee
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 51 51 57 61 1, 61 1, 61
115 Kangaskhan Kangaskhan
NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster 49 49 49 55 50 50
214 Heracross Heracross
BugIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 44 45 43 43 43XY
46ORAS
46
276 Taillow Taillow
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 45
277 Swellow Swellow
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 57
288 Vigoroth Vigoroth
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 49 49 55 1, 55XY
1, 43ORAS
1, 43
296 Makuhita Makuhita
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 49 43 43 43 43
297 Hariyama Hariyama
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 55 57 57 57XY
50ORAS
50
307 Meditite Meditite
FightingIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 42RSE
41FRLG
43 46 46XY
39ORAS
39
308 Medicham Medicham
FightingIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 46RSE
47FRLG
49 55 55XY
42ORAS
42
447 Riolu Riolu
FightingIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 19 19BW
29B2W2
29 29
494 Victini Victini
PsychicIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 33 33 33
506 Lillipup Lillipup
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 33 33 33
507 Herdier Herdier
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 38 38 38
508 Stoutland Stoutland
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 42 42 42
538 Throh Throh
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 53 50 45
539 Sawk Sawk
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 53 50 45
589 Escavalier Escavalier
BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Bug Bug 49 49 49
619 Mienfoo Mienfoo
FightingIC Big.png Field Human-Like 57 57 57
620 Mienshao Mienshao
FightingIC Big.png Field Human-Like 63 1, 63 1, 63
626 Bouffalant Bouffalant
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 46 46 46
687 Malamar Malamar
DarkIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 2 1 1
739 Crabrawler Crabrawler
FightingIC Big.png Water 3 Water 3 33
740 Crabominable Crabominable
FightingIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3 33
745 Lycanroc Lycanroc
Midnight Form
RockIC Big.png Field Field 1
766 Passimian Passimian
FightingIC Big.png Field Field 46
794 Buzzwole Buzzwole
BugIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1
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 Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII
019 Rattata Rattata
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
019 Rattata Rattata
Alola Form
DarkIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Field Field
050 Diglett Diglett
GroundIC Big.png Field Field HGSS
050 Diglett Diglett
Alola Form
GroundIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Field
056 Mankey Mankey
FightingIC Big.png Field Field
111 Rhyhorn Rhyhorn
GroundIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Field
123 Scyther Scyther
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
155 Cyndaquil Cyndaquil
FireIC Big.png Field Field
161 Sentret Sentret
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
172 Pichu Pichu
ElectricIC Big.png Field Fairy
193 Yanma Yanma
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
228 Houndour Houndour
DarkIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Field Field
241 Miltank Miltank
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
255 Torchic Torchic
FireIC Big.png Field Field
304 Aron Aron
SteelIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Monster
532 Timburr Timburr
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
610 Axew Axew
DragonIC Big.png Monster Dragon
777 Togedemaru Togedemaru
ElectricIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Fairy
782 Jangmo-o Jangmo-o
DragonIC Big.png Dragon Dragon
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 Types Egg Groups Obtained with
056 Mankey Mankey
FightingIC Big.png Field Field Purified Shadow PokémonXD
155 Cyndaquil Cyndaquil
FireIC Big.png Field Field Mt. Battle CyndaquilXD
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
056 Mankey Mankey
FightingIC Big.png Field Field Dream World - Rugged Mountain
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By event

Generation II

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
129 Magikarp Magikarp
WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Dragon New York Pokémon Center
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In other games

Description

Games Description
MDRB
MDS
Inflicts damage on the target. The lower the user's HP, the greater the damage it inflicts.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pocket Monsters Platinum: Aim to Be Battle King!! manga

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In other generations

Core series games

Reversal II.png Reversal III.png Reversal IV.png Reversal 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)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS 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

Spin-off series games

Reversal Stad2.png Reversal Colo.png Reversal XD.png Reversal PBR.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)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS 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)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS 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
Chinese Cantonese 起死回生 Héiséiwùihsāng
Mandarin 起死回生 Qǐsǐhuíshēng
France Flag.png French Contre
Germany Flag.png German Gegenschlag
Greece Flag.png Greek Ανατροπή Anatrohpe
Italy Flag.png Italian Contropiede
South Korea Flag.png Korean 기사회생 Gisa Hoesaeng
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Reversão
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Preokret
Spain Flag.png Spanish Inversión
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Khởi Tử Hồi Sinh



Variations of the move Flail
Physical FlailReversal


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