Purify (move)

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Purify redirects here. For the method of changing a Shadow Pokémon back into a normal Pokémon, see Purification.

じょうか Purify
Purify VIII.png
Type  Poison
Category  Status
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
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Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation VII
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Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
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Appeal  0  
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Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

Purify (Japanese: じょうか Purify) is a non-damaging Poison-type move introduced in Generation VII. It is the signature move of Pyukumuku.


If the target has a non-volatile status condition, Purify cures it and then restores the user's HP by up to 50% of its own maximum HP. It has no effect if the target does not have a non-volatile status condition (even if it has the Ability Comatose).

If powered up by a Poisonium Z into Z-Purify, the user's Attack, Defense, Special Attack, Special Defense, and Speed are raised by one stage each.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Purify cannot be selected in a battle.

Generation IX

Purify cannot be selected in a battle.


Games Description
The user heals the target's status condition. If the move succeeds, it also restores the user's own HP.
BDSP This move can’t be used. It’s recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can’t be remembered.
SV The user cures the target's status condition. If the move succeeds, it also restores the user's own HP.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0771 Pyukumuku Pyukumuku
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1 21 25SwSh
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 generations

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 淨化 Jihngfa
Mandarin 淨化 / 净化 Jìnghuà
France Flag.png French Purification
Germany Flag.png German Läuterung
Italy Flag.png Italian Purificazione
South Korea Flag.png Korean 정화 Jeonghwa
Spain Flag.png Spanish Purificación

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