Reversal (move)

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Reversal
きしかいせい Reversal
Reversal VIII.png
Reversal VIII 2.png
Type  Fighting
Category  Physical
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  Varies
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation II
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
The appeal works great if performed last.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earns double the score on the final performance.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Works better the later it is used in a turn.

Reversal (Japanese: きしかいせい Reversal) is a damage-dealing Fighting-type move introduced in Generation II. It is TR21 in Generation VIII.

Effect

Generation II

Reversal inflicts damage. Its power is higher when the user's HP is lower.

HP% Power
HP ≥ 68.75% 20
35.42% ≤ HP < 68.75% 40
20.83% ≤ HP < 35.42% 80
10.42% ≤ HP < 20.83% 100
4.17% ≤ HP < 10.42% 150
HP < 4.17% 200


Reversal cannot cause a critical hit, and its damage is not varied by a random number during damage calculation.

Generation III onward

Reversal can now cause a critical hit, and its damage is now varied by a random number during damage calculation.

Reversal can be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining an extra two appeal points if the move Endure was used in the prior turn. It is also part of a Contest Spectacular combination and will give an extra three appeal points if the move Endure was used in the prior turn.

Description

Games Description
Stad2 An attack that increases in power if the user's HP is low. It could turn the tide in battle.
GSC Stronger if the user's HP is low.
RSEColo.XD Inflicts more damage when the user's HP is down.
FRLG
DPPtHGSSPBR
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwSh
An all-out attack that becomes more powerful the less HP the user has.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
058 Growlithe Growlithe
FireIC Big.png Field Field 25 25BW
19B2W2
19 19 52
059 Arcanine Arcanine
FireIC Big.png Field Field 1
106 Hitmonlee Hitmonlee
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 51 51 57 61 1, 61 1, 61 40
115 Kangaskhan Kangaskhan
NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster 49 49 49 55 50 50
214 Heracross Heracross
BugIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 44 45 43 43 43XY
46ORAS
46
276 Taillow Taillow
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 45
277 Swellow Swellow
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 57
288 Vigoroth Vigoroth
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 49 49 55 1, 55XY
1, 43ORAS
1, 43
296 Makuhita Makuhita
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 49 43 43 43 43
297 Hariyama Hariyama
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 55 57 57 57XY
50ORAS
50
307 Meditite Meditite
FightingIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 42RSE
41FRLG
43 46 46XY
39ORAS
39
308 Medicham Medicham
FightingIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 46RSE
47FRLG
49 55 55XY
42ORAS
42
447 Riolu Riolu
FightingIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 19 19BW
29B2W2
29 29 56
448 Lucario Lucario
FightingIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Human-Like 1
494 Victini Victini
PsychicIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 33 33 33
506 Lillipup Lillipup
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 33 33 33
507 Herdier Herdier
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 38 38 38
508 Stoutland Stoutland
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 42 42 42
538 Throh Throh
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 53 50 45 50
539 Sawk Sawk
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 53 50 45 50
589 Escavalier Escavalier
BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Bug Bug 49 49 49 24
619 Mienfoo Mienfoo
FightingIC Big.png Field Human-Like 57 57 57
620 Mienshao Mienshao
FightingIC Big.png Field Human-Like 63 1, 63 1, 63
626 Bouffalant Bouffalant
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 46 46 46
687 Malamar Malamar
DarkIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 2 1 1 1
739 Crabrawler Crabrawler
FightingIC Big.png Water 3 Water 3 33
740 Crabominable Crabominable
FightingIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3 33
745 Lycanroc Lycanroc
Midnight Form
RockIC Big.png Field Field 1
766 Passimian Passimian
FightingIC Big.png Field Field 46 55
794 Buzzwole Buzzwole
BugIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1
831 Wooloo Wooloo
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 32
832 Dubwool Dubwool
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 38
852 Clobbopus Clobbopus
FightingIC Big.png Water 1 Human-Like 40
853 Grapploct Grapploct
FightingIC Big.png Water 1 Human-Like 40
870 Falinks Falinks
FightingIC Big.png Fairy Mineral 30
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TR

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
--
II
--
III
--
IV
--
V
--
VI
--
VII
--
VIII
TR21
025 Pikachu Pikachu
ElectricIC Big.png Field Fairy
026 Raichu Raichu
ElectricIC Big.png Field Fairy
026 Raichu Raichu
Alolan Form
ElectricIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Field Fairy
050 Diglett Diglett
GroundIC Big.png Field Field
050 Diglett Diglett
Alolan Form
GroundIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Field
051 Dugtrio Dugtrio
GroundIC Big.png Field Field
051 Dugtrio Dugtrio
Alolan Form
GroundIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Field
058 Growlithe Growlithe
FireIC Big.png Field Field
059 Arcanine Arcanine
FireIC Big.png Field Field
066 Machop Machop
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
067 Machoke Machoke
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
068 Machamp Machamp
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
106 Hitmonlee Hitmonlee
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
111 Rhyhorn Rhyhorn
GroundIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Field
112 Rhydon Rhydon
GroundIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Field
151 Mew Mew
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
172 Pichu Pichu
ElectricIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
211 Qwilfish Qwilfish
WaterIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
213 Shuckle Shuckle
BugIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Bug Bug
416 Vespiquen Vespiquen
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
447 Riolu Riolu
FightingIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
448 Lucario Lucario
FightingIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Human-Like
464 Rhyperior Rhyperior
GroundIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Field
475 Gallade Gallade
PsychicIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Human-Like Amorphous
532 Timburr Timburr
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
533 Gurdurr Gurdurr
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
534 Conkeldurr Conkeldurr
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
538 Throh Throh
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
539 Sawk Sawk
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
550 Basculin Basculin
WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2
555 Darmanitan Darmanitan
FireIC Big.png Field Field
555 Darmanitan Darmanitan
Galarian Form
IceIC Big.png Field Field
589 Escavalier Escavalier
BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Bug Bug
610 Axew Axew
DragonIC Big.png Monster Dragon
611 Fraxure Fraxure
DragonIC Big.png Monster Dragon
612 Haxorus Haxorus
DragonIC Big.png Monster Dragon
617 Accelgor Accelgor
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
638 Cobalion Cobalion
SteelIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
639 Terrakion Terrakion
RockIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
640 Virizion Virizion
GrassIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
647 Keldeo Keldeo
WaterIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
675 Pangoro Pangoro
FightingIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Human-Like
679 Honedge Honedge
SteelIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
680 Doublade Doublade
SteelIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
681 Aegislash Aegislash
SteelIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
687 Malamar Malamar
DarkIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 2
701 Hawlucha Hawlucha
FightingIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Human-Like
727 Incineroar Incineroar
FireIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field
760 Bewear Bewear
NormalIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Field
766 Passimian Passimian
FightingIC Big.png Field Field
773 Silvally Silvally
NormalIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
777 Togedemaru Togedemaru
ElectricIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Fairy
782 Jangmo-o Jangmo-o
DragonIC Big.png Dragon Dragon
783 Hakamo-o Hakamo-o
DragonIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Dragon Dragon
784 Kommo-o Kommo-o
DragonIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Dragon Dragon
802 Marshadow Marshadow
FightingIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
807 Zeraora Zeraora
ElectricIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
813 Scorbunny Scorbunny
FireIC Big.png Field Human-Like
814 Raboot Raboot
FireIC Big.png Field Human-Like
815 Cinderace Cinderace
FireIC Big.png Field Human-Like
821 Rookidee Rookidee
FlyingIC Big.png Flying Flying
822 Corvisquire Corvisquire
FlyingIC Big.png Flying Flying
823 Corviknight Corviknight
FlyingIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Flying Flying
831 Wooloo Wooloo
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
832 Dubwool Dubwool
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
845 Cramorant Cramorant
FlyingIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Flying
852 Clobbopus Clobbopus
FightingIC Big.png Water 1 Human-Like
853 Grapploct Grapploct
FightingIC Big.png Water 1 Human-Like
862 Obstagoon Obstagoon
DarkIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Field Field
870 Falinks Falinks
FightingIC Big.png Fairy Mineral
871 Pincurchin Pincurchin
ElectricIC Big.png Water 1 Amorphous
875 Eiscue Eiscue
IceIC Big.png Water 1 Field
888 Zacian Zacian
FairyIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
889 Zamazenta Zamazenta
FightingIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
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
019 Rattata Rattata
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
019 Rattata Rattata
Alolan Form
DarkIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Field Field
050 Diglett Diglett
GroundIC Big.png Field Field HGSS
050 Diglett Diglett
Alolan Form
GroundIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Field
056 Mankey Mankey
FightingIC Big.png Field Field
111 Rhyhorn Rhyhorn
GroundIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Field
123 Scyther Scyther
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
155 Cyndaquil Cyndaquil
FireIC Big.png Field Field
161 Sentret Sentret
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
172 Pichu Pichu
ElectricIC Big.png Field Fairy
193 Yanma Yanma
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
228 Houndour Houndour
DarkIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Field Field
241 Miltank Miltank
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
255 Torchic Torchic
FireIC Big.png Field Field
304 Aron Aron
SteelIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Monster
532 Timburr Timburr
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
610 Axew Axew
DragonIC Big.png Monster Dragon
777 Togedemaru Togedemaru
ElectricIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Fairy
782 Jangmo-o Jangmo-o
DragonIC Big.png Dragon Dragon
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
057 Primeape Primeape
FightingIC Big.png Field Field Purified Shadow PokémonXD
155 Cyndaquil Cyndaquil
FireIC Big.png Field Field Mt. Battle CyndaquilXD
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
056 Mankey Mankey
FightingIC Big.png Field Field Dream World - Rugged Mountain
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation VII

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
306 Aggron Aggron
SteelIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Monster Island Scan - Poni PlainsUSUM
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 II

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
129 Magikarp Magikarp
WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Dragon New York Pokémon Center
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

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

Reversal does 2× damage if the user is under 75% health, 4× damage if the user is under 50% health, and 8× damage if the user is under 25% HP.

Description

Games Description
MDRB
MDTDS
Inflicts damage on the target. The lower the user's HP, the greater the damage it inflicts.
BSL てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえる じぶんのHPが のこりすくないほど あたえるダメージが おおきい
MDGtI
SMD
It damages an enemy. The lower your HP is, the greater the damage it causes.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pocket Monsters Platinum: Aim to Be Battle King!! manga


In other generations

Core series games

Reversal II.png Reversal III.png Reversal IV.png Reversal V.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Generation VII SMUSUM LGPE Generation VIII Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast
Reversal VI.png
Reversal VI 2.png
Reversal VII.png
Reversal VII 2.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Generation VII SMUSUM LGPE Generation VIII Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

Side series games

Reversal Stad2.png Reversal Colo.png Reversal XD.png Reversal PBR.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Generation VII SMUSUM LGPE Generation VIII Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

Spin-off series games

Reversal PMD RB.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Generation VII SMUSUM LGPE Generation VIII Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 起死回生 Héiséiwùihsāng
Mandarin 起死回生 Qǐsǐhuíshēng
France Flag.png French Contre
Germany Flag.png German Gegenschlag
Greece Flag.png Greek Ανατροπή Anatrohpe
Italy Flag.png Italian Contropiede
South Korea Flag.png Korean 기사회생 Gisa Hoesaeng
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Reversão
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Preokret
Spain Flag.png Spanish Inversión
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Khởi Tử Hồi Sinh



Variations of the move Flail
Physical FlailReversal


Generation VIII TMs
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75767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899
Generation VIII TRs
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