Talk:Reckless (Ability)

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Only the Opponent? Isn't it both Pokémon? TESHTALKSAND 19:03, 2 October 2007 (UTC)

This information differs from other stuff on the internet.

Legendary Pokedex: "The power of moves that have recoil damage is doubled, but so is the recoil."
Smogon: "Whenever this Pokémon uses a move with recoil, including Hi Jump Kick and Jump Kick, the base power is increased by 20%."
Eevee's: "Opposing Pokémon take 30% more damage from recoil." " Thepower of moves that have recoil damage is doubled, but so is the recoil."
UPC: "[Base damage] of moves by bearer that cause recoil damage, as well as Jump Kick and Hi Jump Kick is multiplied by 1.2. (Struggle is excluded.)"

There seems to be three theories:
1) +20% damage.
2) +100% damage, +100% recoil.
3) opponent has +30% recoil damage.

Also, related is if Hi Jump Kick is a recoil move, despite not causing recoil. Zazq 22:00, 2 July 2008 (UTC)

Hi Jump Kick causes recoil when it misses. I'll try and test out this ability some tomorrow. — Laoris (Blah) 06:41, 14 January 2009 (UTC)

So how about Wild Bolt, isn't it increased too?


I noticed how cool the chart on Skill Link's page was, and was wondering if the information on which Pokémon with Reckless can learn each modified move could be integrated into the chart on this page. --AndyPKMN (talk) 12:01, 3 May 2011 (UTC)

C'mon, anybody? I don't have the coding smarts to do this myself. --AndyPKMN (talk) 12:37, 18 May 2011 (UTC)

Take Down

I thought Staraptor could learn Take Down.--K4kirin 04:54, 27 October 2011 (UTC)

Mimic Hitmonlee and Reckless Hitmonlee

I was thinking about the section that says that a Hitmonlee with Mimic cannot legally have the Reckless ability, so Submission, Volt Tackle, and Wood Hammer can't have Reckless boost legitimately, and then remembered this section from the page "Ability":

"In Generation IV, several Pokémon obtainable in Generation III gained new Abilities, becoming dual-Ability Pokémon. These Pokémon will keep the Ability they had in Generation III unless they evolve, when their Ability will be recalculated."

So I thought: isn't it possible to teach a Tyrogue the move Mimic, transfer it to a GenIV Game, evolve it to Hitmonlee and then, by mere chance, obtain a Reckless Hitmonlee with Mimic? If that's true, then, in theory, it IS possible to legitimately have a Reckless Hitmonlee that knows Mimic and, therefore, Submission, Volt Tackle, and Wood Hammer could legitimately use Reckless power boost (in the right circumstances). I just wanted to point that out, since it intrigued me. I may test it someday, as I'm replaying my FireRed cartridge, but I'm still far from finishing it, so, it would be nice if someone else can test it to find out if it is possible. If it has been tested already, and proved false, I would appreciate if someone corrected me. Thanks. LinkNinjaMaster 06:42, 21 December 2011 (UTC)

I tried evolving a Tyrogue from Generation III into a Hitmonlee with Reckless, and it worked. Therefore, what you suggested is completely possible. I didn't want to waste the Mimic tutor on it, but teaching it Mimic would not affect the Hitmonlee having Reckless. --SnorlaxMonster 11:00, 21 December 2011 (UTC)

Life Orb + Reckless = ?

Does anybody know if the amount of health lost from a Life Orb is also increased by Reckless? - unsigned comment from RedTheGuy (talkcontribs)

It is not. Damage from the Life Orb is not recoil damage, and Reckless does not directly increase recoil damage in the first place. Reckless instead boosts the power of moves that have recoil or crash damage, so the increased damage usually then increases the amount of recoil taken (since for most recoil moves, recoil damage is dependent on damage dealt). --SnorlaxMonster 00:12, 3 November 2017 (UTC)