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Soft-Boiled (move)

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Soft-Boiled
タマゴうみ Egg Lay
Softboiled V.png
Softboiled V OW.png
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
  • Usable outside of battle
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jam  0  
A highly appealing move.
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  0  
Increased Voltage is added to the performance score.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  0  
Works great if the user goes first this turn.

Soft-Boiled (Japanese: タマゴうみ Egg Lay), formatted as Softboiled prior to Pokémon X and Y, is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation I. It was TM41 in Generation I. It is the signature move of Chansey and Blissey.

Effect

In battle

Soft-Boiled restores 50% of the user's current HP, up to its maximum. It will fail if the user's current HP is already equal to its maximum HP.

Generation I

In the handheld games of this generation only, a bug causes Softboiled to fail if the difference between the user's current and maximum HP is 255 or 511 (any number that leaves a remainder of 255 when divided by 256), in addition to failing on a difference of 0. This was fixed in Pokémon Stadium and all future generations.

Outside of battle

Similar to Milk Drink, Soft-Boiled can also be used outside of battle to transfer some of the user's HP to another party Pokémon. Each use will transfer 20% of the user's HP, up to the target's maximum HP. The move will not work if the user has 20% or lower HP remaining.

Description

Games Description
Stad Restores HP by 1/2 of the user's maximum HP. May also be used in the field.
Stad2 Half of the user's maximum HP is restored. May also be used in the field.
GSC Restores HP by 1/2 the user's max HP.
RSEColo.XD Recovers up to half the user’s maximum HP.
FRLG Heals the user by up to half its full HP. It can be used to heal an ally.
DP The user restores its own HP by up to half of its max HP. May be used in the field to heal HP.
PtHGSS The user restores its own HP by up to half of its maximum HP. It may also be used to heal an ally’s HP.
BWB2W2 The user restores its own HP by up to half of its maximum HP. May also be used in the field to heal HP.
XYORAS The user restores its own HP by up to half of its max HP. May also be used in the field to heal HP.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
113 Chansey Chansey Normal Normal   13 13 12 16 16
242 Blissey Blissey Normal Normal   10 10 12 16 16
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TM

# Pokémon Type Machine
I
TM41
II
--
III
--
IV
--
V
--
VI
--
113 Chansey Chansey Normal Normal
151 Mew Mew Psychic 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 Move Tutor

# Pokémon Type Game
FRLG E XD
035 Clefairy Clefairy Normal Normal
036 Clefable Clefable Normal Normal
113 Chansey Chansey Normal Normal
151 Mew Mew Psychic Psychic
173 Cleffa Cleffa Normal Normal
175 Togepi Togepi Normal Normal
176 Togetic Togetic Normal Flying
242 Blissey Blissey Normal Normal
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

In the anime

None.png Brock Chansey Softboiled.png Brock Chansey Softboiled heal.png None.png
Chansey Healing
The user produces a glowing egg that enters its target, healing it.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
113 Chansey The egg in Chansey's pouch glows yellow and it raises its arms into the air. When it does, a yellow glow in the shape of Chansey's egg rises from its pouch into the air. It then floats over to the target and melts into its body. As it does, the target's body becomes outlined in yellow, healing it.
Brock's Chansey The Brockster Is In! Debut

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

In battle

Softboiled I.png Softboiled II.png Softboiled III.png Softboiled 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)
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
Softboiled 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 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
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
Softboiled Stad.png Softboiled 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 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
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

Outside of battle

Softboiled I OW.png Softboiled II OW.png Softboiled III OW.png Softboiled IV OW.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)
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

Trivia

  • Although Soft-Boiled is available in Pokémon Emerald as a Move Tutor move, no Pokémon naturally available in the game can learn the move; all Pokémon capable of using the Move Tutor must be traded into the game from Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen or caught using an event item.
  • Male Pokémon can use this move despite its Japanese name being タマゴうみ Tamago Umi, which can be translated to "egg lay".
  • In Generation III, if this move is used immediately after Brick Break, the egg that appears will be transparent rather than solid. This is only a graphical error and doesn't affect the execution of the move.
  • In the 1.0 release of the English versions of Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, whenever the player uses Soft-Boiled on a Pokémon that is fainted or at full health, the game erroneously states "This item can’t be used on that POKéMON." In the 1.1 release, the word "item" was removed and the message correctly says "This can’t be used on that POKéMON." This error does not exist in the Japanese versions, meaning it was a localization oversight.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 生蛋 Shēng​dàn​
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Zachtgekookt
France Flag.png French E-Coque
Germany Flag.png German Weichei
Greece Flag.png Greek Μελάτη Θεραπεία
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Bertelur
Softboiled
Italy Flag.png Italian Covauova
South Korea Flag.png Korean 알낳기 Alnaki
Poland Flag.png Polish Terapia Ciepłem
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Ovo da Cura
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Meko Kuvano
Spain Flag.png Spanish Amortiguador


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


Generation I TMs
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Generation I HMs
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