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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.

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

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

Types of Repel


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!.


  • 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

Language Repel Super Repel Max Repel
Spanish Repelente Súper Repel. Máx. Repel.
German Schutz Superschutz Top-Schutz
Korean 벌레회피스프레이 Bŏlreh Hoepi Sŭpŭrei 실버스프레이 Silbŏ Sŭpŭrei 골드스프레이 Goldŭ Sŭpŭrei

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