Sharpen (move)

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Sharpen
かくばる Improve Angles
Sharpen V.png
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Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  30 (max. 48)
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  Cute
Appeal  1
Jam  0  
Ups the user's condition. Helps prevent nervousness.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  0  
Earn double the score in the next turn.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Gets the Pokémon pumped up. Helps prevent nervousness, too.

Sharpen (Japanese: かくばる Improve Angles) is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation I. Prior to Generation V, it was the signature move of Porygon.

Effect

Sharpen increases the user's Attack stat by one stage.

If powered up by a Normalium Z into Z-Sharpen, the user's Attack rises by another stage.

Description

Games Description
StadStad2 Raises the user's Attack power. The edges of the Pokémon are made harder for more impact.
GSC A move that raises the user's Attack.
RSEColo.XD Reduces the polygon count and raises Attack.
FRLG The user reduces its polygon count to sharpen edges and raise Attack.
DPPtHGSSPBR
BWB2W2
The user reduces its polygon count to make itself more jagged, raising the Attack stat.
XYORAS The user lowers its polygon count to make itself more jagged, raising the Attack stat.
SM The user makes its edges more jagged, which raises its Attack stat.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
137 Porygon Porygon
NormalIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 1 24 24 1 1 1 1
615 Cryogonal Cryogonal
IceIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 9 9 1
703 Carbink Carbink
RockIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Fairy Mineral 8 8
712 Bergmite Bergmite
IceIC Big.png Monster Monster 20 20
713 Avalugg Avalugg
IceIC Big.png Monster Monster 20 20
719 Diancie Diancie
RockIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 8 5
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
095 Onix Onix
RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 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

Description

Games Description
MDRB Boosts the user's Attack by one level.

In the anime

Porygon Sharpen.png Porygon Sharpen 2.png Porygon Sharpen 3.png Wulfric Bergmite Sharpen.png
Porygon Zero Porygon Porygon Bergmite
The user reduces its polygon count to make itself more jagged.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
137 Porygon Porygon's whole body glows white and its nose gets sharp, or Porygon's body glows white and it turns into a hammer or a shield and attacks the opponent.
Jessie's Porygon Zero EP038 Debut
Dr. Akihabara's Porygon EP038 None
712 Bergmite Bergmite's body glows light blue and then its body becomes surrounded by an icy mist until its body becomes encased in a diamond-shaped block of ice, increasing its attack power.
Wulfric's Bergmite A Real Icebreaker! English debut

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Core series games

Sharpen I.png Sharpen II.png Sharpen III.png Sharpen IV.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 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

Sharpen Stad.png Sharpen Stad2.png Sharpen Colo.png Sharpen XD.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 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
Sharpen 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 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
Sharpen 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 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 棱角化 Lìhnggokfa *
棱角 Lìhnggok *
Mandarin 棱角化 Lēngjiǎohuà
棱角 Lēngjiǎo *
Denmark Flag.png Danish Skærpe
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Verscherp
France Flag.png French Affûtage
Germany Flag.png German Schärfer
Greece Flag.png Greek Ακόνισμα
Italy Flag.png Italian Affilatore
South Korea Flag.png Korean 각지기 Gakjigi
Poland Flag.png Polish Zaostrzenie
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Afiar
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Afiar
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Izoštrenje
Spain Flag.png Spanish Afilar
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Mài Sắc



Variations of the move Harden
Status HardenSharpen


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