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Sharpen (move)

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Sharpen
かくばる Improve Angles
Sharpen V.png
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Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  30 (max. 48)
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  Cute
Appeal  1
Jam  0  
Ups the user's condition. Helps prevent nervousness.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  0  
Earn double the score in the next turn.

Sharpen (Japanese: かくばる Improve Angles) is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation I. Prior to Generation V, it was the signature move of Porygon.

Effect

Sharpen increases the user's Attack stat by one stage.

Description

Games Description
StadStad2 Raises the user's Attack power. The edges of the Pokémon are made harder for more impact.
GSC A move that raises the user's Attack.
RSEColo.XD Reduces the polygon count and raises Attack.
FRLG The user reduces its polygon count to sharpen edges and raise Attack.
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
The user reduces its polygon count to make itself more jagged, raising the Attack stat.
XY The user lowers its polygon count to make itself more jagged, raising the Attack stat.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
137 Porygon Porygon Normal Normal -- 24 24 -- -- --
615 Cryogonal Cryogonal Ice Ice         9 9
703 Carbink Carbink Rock Fairy           8
712 Bergmite Bergmite Ice Ice           20
713 Avalugg Avalugg Ice Ice           20
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 Type Obtained with
095 095 Onix Rock Ground 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 anime

Porygon Sharpen.png Porygon Sharpen 2.png Porygon Sharpen 3.png None.png
Porygon Zero Porygon Porygon
The user reduces its polygon count to make itself more jagged.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
137 Porygon Porygon's whole body glows white and its nose gets sharp, or Porygon's body glows white and it turns into a hammer or a shield and attacks the opponent.
Team Rocket's Porygon EP038 Debut
Dr. Akihabara's Porygon EP038 None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Sharpen I.png Sharpen II.png Sharpen III.png Sharpen 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 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
Sharpen Stad.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 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 稜角 Léngjiǎo
Denmark Flag.png Danish Skærpe
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Verscherp
France Flag.png French Affûtage
Germany Flag.png German Schärfer
Greece Flag.png Greek Ακόνισμα
Italy Flag.png Italian Affilatore
South Korea Flag.png Korean 각지기 Gakjigi
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Afiar
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Afiar
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Izoštrenje
Spain Flag.png Spanish Afilar



Variations of the move Harden
Status HardenSharpen


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