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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 conscious 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.

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

If traded into Pokémon Colosseum or XD, although wild Pokémon do not appear except in Poké Spots, Repels still have the "use" option. If the player attempts to use one, the message "This item cannot be used in the Orre Region" will be displayed instead.

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! as an item looked for during a scavenger hunt.

In Lulled to La-La Land!, Lillie mentioned having used Max Repels to keep wild Pokémon away from herself while camping in a forest with Ash and the rest of her classmates. This inadvertently ended up protecting her from a wild Morelull that attacked everybody else and drained their energies.

In the manga

A Repel in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

A Bug Catcher was seen using a Repel before entering a forest full of Bug Pokémon in Wake Up—You’re Snorlax!.

A Repel made a brief appearance as one of the items in Red's Bag in A Hollow Victreebel.


  • The Super Repel is more cost-effective than the Max Repel. The Super Repel gives one step per PokémonDollar.png3.5 (PokémonDollar.png2.5 prior to Generation VII) while the Max Repel gives one step per PokémonDollar.png3.6 (PokémonDollar.png2.8 prior to Generation VII). However, when buying Max Repels in bulk from a Join Avenue market, they could be cheaper than the same amount of Super Repels at a Poké Mart.

In other languages


Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese むしよけスプレー Repellent Spray
Chinese Cantonese 除蟲噴霧 Chèuihchùhng Panmouh
Mandarin 除蟲噴霧 / 除虫喷雾 Chúchóng Pēnwù
Finland Flag.png Finnish Karkotin
France Flag.png French Repousse
Germany Flag.png German Schutz
Italy Flag.png Italian Repellente
South Korea Flag.png Korean 벌레회피스프레이 Bŏlreh Hoepi Sŭpŭrei
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Repelente
Russia Flag.png Russian Репеллент Repellent
Spain Flag.png Spanish Repelente
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Thuốc xịt ngừa bọ

Super Repel

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese シルバースプレー Silver Spray
Chinese Cantonese 白銀噴霧 Baahkngàhn Panmouh
Mandarin 白銀噴霧 / 白银喷雾 Báiyín Pēnwù
France Flag.png French Superepousse
Germany Flag.png German Superschutz
Italy Flag.png Italian Superrepell.*
South Korea Flag.png Korean 실버스프레이 Silbŏ Sŭpŭrei
Spain Flag.png Spanish Súper Repel*

Max Repel

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese ゴールドスプレー Gold Spray
Chinese Cantonese 黃金噴霧 Wòhnggām Panmouh
Mandarin 黃金噴霧 / 黄金喷雾 Huángjīn Pēnwù
France Flag.png French Max Repousse
Germany Flag.png German Top-Schutz
Italy Flag.png Italian Repell. Max*
Repellente Max*
South Korea Flag.png Korean 골드스프레이 Goldŭ Sŭpŭrei
Poland Flag.png Polish Max Odstraszacz
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Repelente Máximo
Spain Flag.png Spanish Máx. Repel*
Repelente Maximo*

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