Soft-Boiled (move)

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Soft-Boiled
タマゴうみ Egg Lay
Soft-Boiled IX.png
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Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  5 (max. 8)
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
  • Usable outside of battle
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jam  0  
A highly appealing move.
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  0  
Increased Voltage is added to the performance score.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  0  
Works great if the user goes first this turn.

Soft-Boiled (Japanese: タマゴうみ Egg Lay), formatted as Softboiled prior to Pokémon X and Y, is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation I. It was TM41 in Generation I. It is the signature move of Chansey, Blissey, and in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, Happiny as well.

Effect

In battle

Generation I

151Mew.png This move effect may be in need of research.
Reason: Needs clarification on whether failure glitch occurs in the Japanese Pokémon Stadium
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Soft-Boiled restores up to 50% of the user's maximum HP, rounded down. It will fail if the user's current HP is already equal to its maximum HP. Soft-Boiled has a PP of 10.

In the Generation I handheld games, Soft-Boiled will also fail if the difference between the user's maximum HP and current HP is 255 modulo 256 (i.e. if this difference is 255 or 511). This does not occur in Pokémon Stadium.

Generation II to IV

Soft-Boiled no longer fails if the difference between the user's maximum HP and current HP is 255 modulo 256.

Soft-Boiled can be used as the first move of a Pokémon Contest combination, causing Egg Bomb to score double the normal appeal if used in the next turn.

Generation V to VIII

Soft-Boiled now restores 50% of the user's maximum HP, rounded up. If powered up by a Normalium Z into Z-Soft-Boiled, 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  0  0  0
Additional effect
Heal  50%  30%  70%
   ?  ?
   ?  ?
Heals the user by a percentage of its total HP

Generation IX

Soft-Boiled's PP has been reduced from 10 to 5.

Outside of battle

Prior to Generation VII and in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, Soft-Boiled can also be used outside of battle to transfer some of the user's HP to another party Pokémon. Each use will transfer 20% of the user's HP, up to the target's maximum HP. The move will not work if the user has 20% or less HP left.

Description

Games Description
Stad Restores HP by 1/2 of the user's maximum HP. May also be used in the field.
Stad2 Half of the user's maximum HP is restored. May also be used in the field.
GSC Restores HP by 1/2 the user's max HP.
RSEColoXD Recovers up to half the user's maximum HP.
FRLG Heals the user by up to half its full HP. It can be used to heal an ally.
DP The user restores its own HP by up to half of its max HP. May be used in the field to heal HP.
PBR
The user restores its own HP by up to half of its maximum HP.
PtHGSS The user restores its own HP by up to half of its maximum HP. It may also be used to heal an ally's HP.
BWB2W2 The user restores its own HP by up to half of its maximum HP. May also be used in the field to heal HP.
XYORAS The user restores its own HP by up to half of its max HP. May also be used in the field to heal HP.
SMUSUMPE
SwSh
The user restores its own HP by up to half of its max HP.
BDSP The user restores its own HP by up to half of its max HP. It may also be used to heal an ally’s HP outside of battle.
LA The user restores its own HP.
SV The user restores its own HP by up to half its max HP.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0113 Chansey NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy 13 13 12 16 16 16 16 44 44 34 44
0242 Blissey NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy 10 10 12 16 16 16 44 44 34 44
0440 Happiny NormalIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 34
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


By TM/Move Tutor

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Compatibility
0035 Clefairy NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
0036 Clefable NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
0113 Chansey NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
0151 Mew PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0173 Cleffa NormalIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0175 Togepi NormalIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0176 Togetic NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Fairy
0242 Blissey NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

Soft-Boiled restores a portion of the user and teammates' HP, with the percentage (of the Pokémon's maximum HP) varying each game.

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDRB - - 15 - —% - Entire room Party Yes
MDTDS - - 15 - —% - Entire room Party Yes
BSL - - 15 - —% - Entire room Party Yes
SMD - - 10 30 —% - Entire room Party Yes
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Pokémon Rumble Rush

In Pokémon Rumble Rush, all status moves including Soft-Boiled could only be used by opposing Pokémon and could not be obtained on any caught Pokémon. Soft-Boiled could be seen as a move used by Boss Chansey and Blissey.

NormalIC RR.png Soft-Boiled
Charge time 1.5 seconds
Range type Circular (self)
Target Self
Additional effect Restores HP
Soft-Boiled Rumble Rush.png

Pokémon UNITE

In Pokémon UNITE, Soft-Boiled is Blissey's second move. It is obtained by evolving at level 4 and upgrading Heal Pulse into it instead of Safeguard. The user throws an egg to an ally; healing the user and the designated ally. Holds 2 uses in reserve and cannot be used more than once every 2s. At level 10, the attack can hold an extra use in reserve.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Restores the HP of the user and team members in the same room by one quarter of their maximum HP.
MDTDS Restores the HP of the user and team members in the room by 1/4 of their maximum HP.
BSL おなじへやの なかまポケモンと じぶんの HPを さいだいHPの 1/10だけ かいふくする
MDGtI IconKanji2MD.pngUNUSED
SMD It restores your party's HP.*
It restores the HP of you and your teammates in the same room.*

In the anime

Brock Chansey Softboiled.png
Chansey
Brock Chansey Softboiled heal.png
Healing
The user produces a glowing egg that enters its target, healing it.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
Chansey The egg in Chansey's pouch glows yellow and she raises her arms into the air. When she does, a yellow glow in the shape of Chansey's egg rises from her pouch into the air. It then floats over to the target and melts into its body. As it does, the target's body becomes outlined in yellow, healing it.
Brock's Chansey The Brockster Is In! Debut


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

In battle

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Outside of battle

Trivia

  • Although the man who gives out TM41 in Generation I says that only Chansey can learn Soft-Boiled, it can also be taught to Mew.
  • Although Soft-Boiled is available in Pokémon Emerald as a Move Tutor move, no Pokémon naturally available in the game can learn the move; all Pokémon capable of using the Move Tutor must be traded into the game from Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen or caught using an event item.
  • Male Pokémon can use this move despite its Japanese name being タマゴうみ Tamago Umi, which can be translated to "egg lay".
  • In Generation III, the status screen erroneously states that the move has 100% accuracy, even though it targets the user (thus it ignores accuracy and evasion checks).
  • In Generation III, if this move is used immediately after Brick Break, the egg that appears will be transparent rather than solid. This is only a graphical error and doesn't affect the execution of the move.
  • In the 1.0 release of the English versions of Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, whenever the player uses Soft-Boiled on a Pokémon that is fainted or at full health, the game erroneously states "This item can't be used on that POKéMON." In the 1.1 release, the word "item" was removed and the message correctly says "This can't be used on that POKéMON." This error does not exist in the Japanese versions, meaning it was a localization oversight.
  • The TM for Soft-Boiled can be taught to the fewest number of Pokémon of any TM.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 生蛋 Sāangdáan
Mandarin 生蛋 Shēngdàn
The Czech Republic Flag.png Czech Změknutí
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Halfgaar
France Flag.png French E-Coque
Germany Flag.png German Weichei
Greece Flag.png Greek Μελάτη Θεραπεία
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Bertelur
Softboiled (DP190)
Italy Flag.png Italian Covauova
South Korea Flag.png Korean 알낳기 Alnaki
Poland Flag.png Polish Terapia Ciepłem
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Cozidos (games, TCG, manga)
Ovo da Cura (anime)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Escalfar
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Meko kuvano
Spain Flag.png Spanish OvocuraciónIX+
AmortiguadorIVIII
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Đẻ Trứng


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


Generation I TMs
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Generation I HMs
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