Recover (move)

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Recover
じこさいせい Self-regeneration
Recover VIII.png
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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 Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  1
Startles Pokémon that made a same-type appeal.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  0  
Increased Voltage is added to the performance score.
Condition  Clever
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  0  
Works well if it is the same type as the move used by the last Pokémon.

Recover (Japanese: じこさいせい Self-regeneration) is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation I.

Effect

Generations I-III

Recover restores up to 50% of the user's maximum HP, and it has 20 PP.

In the Generation I core series only, Recover will fail if the difference between the user's maximum HP and current HP leaves a remainder of 255 when divided by 256 (such as 255 or 511). This was fixed in Pokémon Stadium and all future generations.

Generation IV onwards

Recover's PP is reduced to 10.

If powered up by a Normalium Z into Z-Recover, all of the user's lowered stats are reset.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Category  Status
PP  10
Agile Strong
Power  —  —  —
Accuracy  —%  —%  —%
Action speed modifier
Self  0  -3  +5
Target  ?  ?  ?
Additional effect
Heal  30%  50%  70%
   ?  ?
   ?  ?
Heals the user by a percentage of its total HP

Description

Games Description
Stad Restores HP by 1/2 of the user's maximum HP. Few Pokémon learn this technique on their own.
Stad2 Half of the user's maximum HP is restored. Few Pokémon learn this move on their own.
GSC Restores HP by 1/2 the max HP.
RSEColo.XD Recovers up to half the user's maximum HP.
FRLG A self-healing move that restores HP by up to half of the user's maximum HP.
DPPtHGSSPBR A self-healing move. The user restores its own HP by up to half of its max HP.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
SwShBDSP
Restoring its own cells, the user restores its own HP by half of its max HP.
LA The user regenerates its cells to restore its own HP.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
064 Kadabra Kadabra
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 31 26 25 30 36 36XY
31ORAS
31SMUSUM
39PE
25SwShBDSP
34LA
065 Alakazam Alakazam
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 31 26 25 30 36 36XY
31ORAS
31SMUSUM
39PE
25SwShBDSP
34LA
120 Staryu Staryu
WaterIC Big.png Water 3 Water 3 27 19 15 15 15BW
12B2W2
12XY
10ORAS
10SMUSUM
40PE
48
121 Starmie Starmie
WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3 1 1 1 1 1 1SMUSUM 1
137 Porygon Porygon
NormalIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 28 20 20 18 18 18 18SMUSUM
36PE
35SwShBDSP
37LA
144 Articuno Articuno
Galarian Form
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 40
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo
PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 70 88 88RSE
44FRLG
86 79 50 50SMUSUM
55PE
80
218 Slugma Slugma
FireIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 23 19 19XY
43ORAS
43 43BDSP
219 Magcargo Magcargo
FireIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 23 19 19XY
47ORAS
47 47BDSP
222 Corsola Corsola
WaterIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3 19 17 13 13BW
10B2W2
10XY
8ORAS
8 50
233 Porygon2 Porygon2
NormalIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 20 20 18 18 18 18 35SwShBDSP
37LA
249 Lugia Lugia
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 33 33 23DPPt
71HGSS
71 71 71 45
250 Ho-Oh Ho-Oh
FireIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 33 33 23DPPt
71HGSS
71 71 71 45
251 Celebi Celebi
PsychicIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1 1 1 1 1 60
282 Gardevoir Gardevoir
PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Human-Like Amorphous 52LA
307 Meditite Meditite
FightingIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 48RSE
44FRLG
46 50 50XY
41ORAS
41 41BDSP
308 Medicham Medicham
FightingIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 54RSE
56FRLG
55 62 62XY
47ORAS
47 47BDSP
350 Milotic Milotic
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Dragon 30 21 21 21XY
31ORAS
27 28
358 Chimecho Chimecho
PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 34LA
380 Latias Latias
DragonIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 45 45 45 45XY
32ORAS
32 10
381 Latios Latios
DragonIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 45 45 45 45XY
32ORAS
32 10
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Normal Forme
PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 40 81 81 81XY
61ORAS
61 61BDSP
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Defense Forme
PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 40 81 81 81XY
61ORAS
61 61BDSP
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Speed Forme
PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 40 81 81 81XY
61ORAS
61 61BDSP
416 Vespiquen Vespiquen
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 52LA
422 Shellos Shellos
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Amorphous 46 46 46 46 10SwShBDSP
37LA
423 Gastrodon Gastrodon
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 1 Amorphous 54 54 54 54 1SwShBDSP
37LA
433 Chingling Chingling
PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 34LA
474 Porygon-Z Porygon-Z
NormalIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 18 18 18 18 35SwShBDSP
37LA
481 Mesprit Mesprit
PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 57LA
488 Cresselia Cresselia
PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 27LA
492 Shaymin Shaymin
GrassIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 27LA
493 Arceus Arceus
NormalIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 70 70 70 70 70BDSP
27LA
548 Petilil Petilil
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass 37LA
549 Lilligant Lilligant
Hisuian Form
GrassIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Grass Grass 37LA
577 Solosis Solosis
PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 24 24 24 4
578 Duosion Duosion
PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 24 24 24 1
579 Reuniclus Reuniclus
PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 24 24 24 1
592 Frillish Frillish
WaterIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 17 17 17 28
593 Jellicent Jellicent
WaterIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 17 17 17 28
605 Elgyem Elgyem
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 46 46 46 43
606 Beheeyem Beheeyem
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 50 50 50 45
615 Cryogonal Cryogonal
IceIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 49 49 45 44
616 Shelmet Shelmet
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug 49 49 49 40
617 Accelgor Accelgor
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug 49 49 49 40
712 Bergmite Bergmite
IceIC Big.png Monster Mineral 47 47 30SwSh
713 Avalugg Avalugg
IceIC Big.png Monster Mineral 51 51 30
747 Mareanie Mareanie
PoisonIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1 33 20
748 Toxapex Toxapex
PoisonIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1 33 20
771 Pyukumuku Pyukumuku
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1 37 45
842 Appletun Appletun
GrassIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Grass Dragon 24
868 Milcery Milcery
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Amorphous 40
869 Alcremie Alcremie
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Amorphous 40
871 Pincurchin Pincurchin
ElectricIC Big.png Water 1 Amorphous 30
890 Eternatus Eternatus
PoisonIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 72
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

# Pokémon Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII VIII
194 Wooper Wooper
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 1 Field HGSS
302 Sableye Sableye
DarkIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
345 Lileep Lileep
RockIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
352 Kecleon Kecleon
NormalIC Big.png Field Field HGSS BDSP
358 Chimecho Chimecho
PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous BDSP
433 Chingling Chingling
PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous BDSP
592 Frillish Frillish
WaterIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
712 Bergmite Bergmite
IceIC Big.png Monster Mineral
824 Blipbug Blipbug
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Special move

Generation III

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
302 Sableye Sableye
DarkIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like Purified Shadow PokémonXD
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation IV

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
433 Chingling Chingling
PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered Pokéwalker - White Lake
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 V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
345 Lileep Lileep
RockIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3 Pokémon Adventure Camp Lileep
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation VI

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
250 Ho-Oh Ho-OhLv. 50
FireIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered Pokémon Center Kyoto Ho-Oh
302 Sableye Sableye
DarkIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like Shigeki Morimoto's Sableye
Mega Campaign Sableye
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 games

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Reason: needs Pokken

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, and Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, Recover is a move with 12PP. Upon use, the user heals themselves by ½ of their max HP. This move is affected by Snatch and Taunt.

The move heals by 20%, 50%, and 40% of user's max HP in Mystery Dungeon (WiiWare), Gates to Infinity, and Super Mystery Dungeon, respectively.

Description

Games Description
MDRB
MDTDS
Restores the user's HP by half its maximum HP.
BSL じぶんの HPを さいだいHPの 1/5だけ かいふくする
MDGtI It restores your HP by half of your max HP.
SMD
MDRTDX
It restores your HP.


In the anime

Main series

Sabrina Kadabra Recover.png Nurse Joy Latias Recover.png Juniper Accelgor Recover.png Anabel Alakazam Recover.png
Kadabra Latias Accelgor Alakazam
The user restores its own cells to recover its stamina.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
064 Kadabra Kadabra recovers its health by making the damage taken from previous attacks disappear from its body.
Sabrina's Kadabra Haunter versus Kadabra Debut
222 Corsola Corsola's body glows with yellow or white energy and all of the injuries that it had sustained disappear.
Misty's Corsola A Corsola Caper! None
386 Deoxys Deoxys's body glows white, regenerating its body and healing its wounds, or Deoxys's body glows yellow, and all damage on its body disappears.
Deoxys (Purple Crystal) Destiny Deoxys None
Deoxys (anime) Pokémon Ranger - Deoxys Crisis! (Part 2) None
350 Milotic Milotic's body glows gold and all the damage on its body disappears.
Juan's Milotic Eight Ain't Enough None
065 Alakazam Alakazam's whole body glows yellow and all of the damage on its body disappears.
Anabel's Alakazam Talking a Good Game! None
380 Latias Latias's whole body glows yellow and all of the damage on her body disappears.
Nurse Joy's Latias DPS02 None
617 Accelgor Accelgor's entire body glows red, purple and pink for a moment, and pink energy particles raise up from its body. When the glow fades around Accelgor, it regains some of its energy that it previously lost.
Professor Juniper's Accelgor Evolution Exchange Excitement! None


  • Mewtwo has been confirmed to know Recover. However, it has only been used in the radio drama The Birth of Mewtwo, so it has never been seen using it.

Pokémon Origins

None.png Red Mewtwo Recover PO.png None.png None.png
Mewtwo
A self-healing move. The user restores its own HP by up to half of its max HP.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo expands a light green energy field from its body. As the field expands, it removes all damage inflicted on Mewtwo's body. After the healing is completed, the field disappears.
Red's Mewtwo File 4: Charizard Debut


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 自我再生 Jihngóh Joisāang *
自我復元 Jihngóh Fuhkyùhn *
Mandarin 自我再生 Zìwǒ Zàishēng *
自我復元 / 自我复元 Zìwǒ Fùyuán *
自我復原 Zìwǒ Fùyuán *
The Czech Republic Flag.png Czech Zotavení
Denmark Flag.png Danish Gendanne
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Herstel
Finland Flag.png Finnish Toipuminen
France Flag.png French Soin
Germany Flag.png German Genesung
Greece Flag.png Greek Ανάρρωση Anárrosi
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Penyembuh
Italy Flag.png Italian Ripresa
South Korea Flag.png Korean HP회복 HP-Hoebok
Poland Flag.png Polish Leczenie*
Odnowa*
Regeneracja*
Wewnętrzna Moc*
Samoregeneracja*
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Recuperação
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Recuperar
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Oporavak
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Recuperación*
Spain Flag.png Spain Recuperación
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Återhämtning
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Tự Hồi Phục
Tự Tái Tạo



Variations of the move Recover
StatusIC.png RecoverSoft-BoiledMilk DrinkSlack OffHeal OrderRoost


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