Synthesis (move)

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Synthesis
こうごうせい Photosynthesis
Synthesis.png
Synthesis 2.png
Type  Grass
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
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation II
Condition  Smart
Appeal  1
Jam  0  
The appeal's quality depends on its timing.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  0  
Increased Voltage is added to the performance score.
Condition  Clever
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Effectiveness varies depending on when it is used.

Synthesis (Japanese: こうごうせい Photosynthesis) is a non-damaging Grass-type move introduced in Generation II.

Effect

Generation II

Synthesis restores the user's current HP based on the weather and time of day. In morning and night, during no weather it restores ¼ total HP, during harsh sunlight it restores ½ total HP, and during other weather it restores ⅛ total HP. Except in link battles, the move restores twice as much HP during the daytime.

Generation III onwards

Synthesis restores the user's current HP based on the weather in the battle. During no weather it restores ½ total HP, during harsh sunlight it restores ⅔ total HP, and during other weather it restores ¼ total HP.

Synthesis can be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining an extra appeal point if the move Sunny Day 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 Sunny Day was used in the prior turn.

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

Description

Games Description
Stad2 Allows HP to be restored by the sunlight. In battle, half the user's max HP is restored.
GSC Restores HP (varies by time).
RSEColo.XD Restores HP. The amount varies with the weather.
FRLG Restores the user's HP. The amount of HP regained varies with the weather.
DPPtHGSSPBR
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SM
The user restores its own HP. The amount of HP regained varies with the weather.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
001 Bulbasaur Bulbasaur
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Monster Grass 39 39 33 33 33 33
002 Ivysaur Ivysaur
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Monster Grass 47 47 39 39 39 39
003 Venusaur Venusaur
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Monster Grass 53 53 45 45 45 45
152 Chikorita Chikorita
GrassIC Big.png Monster Grass 22 22 12 12 12 12
153 Bayleef Bayleef
GrassIC Big.png Monster Grass 23 23 12 12 12 12
154 Meganium Meganium
GrassIC Big.png Monster Grass 23 23 12 12 12 12
187 Hoppip Hoppip
GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Fairy Grass 1GS
5C
5 4 4 4 4
188 Skiploom Skiploom
GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Fairy Grass 1GS
1, 5C
1, 5 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4
189 Jumpluff Jumpluff
GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Fairy Grass 1GS
1, 5C
1, 5 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4
191 Sunkern Sunkern
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass 31 37 33 33BW
28B2W2
28 28
273 Seedot Seedot
GrassIC Big.png Field Grass 21 21 21 21 21
315 Roselia Roselia
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Fairy Grass 57 46 46 46 46
357 Tropius Tropius
GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Monster Grass 47 41 41 41XY
50ORAS
50
387 Turtwig Turtwig
GrassIC Big.png Monster Grass 33 33 33 33
388 Grotle Grotle
GrassIC Big.png Monster Grass 37 37 37 37
389 Torterra Torterra
GrassIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Grass 39 39 39 39
470 Leafeon Leafeon
GrassIC Big.png Field Field 29 29BW
33B2W2
33 33
492 Shaymin Shaymin
Land Forme
GrassIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 28 28 28 28
548 Petilil Petilil
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass 17 17 17
549 Lilligant Lilligant
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass 1 1 1
556 Maractus Maractus
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass 15 15 15
590 Foongus Foongus
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass 35 35 35
591 Amoonguss Amoonguss
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass 35 35 35
672 Skiddo Skiddo
GrassIC Big.png Field Field 20 20
673 Gogoat Gogoat
GrassIC Big.png Field Field 20 20
722 Rowlet Rowlet
GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 25
723 Dartrix Dartrix
GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 28
724 Decidueye Decidueye
GrassIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Flying Flying 28
753 Fomantis Fomantis
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass 28
754 Lurantis Lurantis
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass 28
764 Comfey Comfey
FairyIC Big.png Grass Grass 28
798 Kartana Kartana
GrassIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 19
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
043 Oddish Oddish
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass
069 Bellsprout Bellsprout
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass
102 Exeggcute Exeggcute
GrassIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Grass Grass
252 Treecko Treecko
GrassIC Big.png Monster Dragon
270 Lotad Lotad
WaterIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Water 1 Grass
315 Roselia Roselia
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Fairy Grass
357 Tropius Tropius
GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Monster Grass
406 Budew Budew
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Fairy Grass
455 Carnivine Carnivine
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
585 Deerling Deerling
NormalIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Field Field
650 Chespin Chespin
GrassIC Big.png Field Field
761 Bounsweet Bounsweet
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By Move Tutor

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Game
DP Pt HGSS BW B2W2 XY ORAS
001 Bulbasaur Bulbasaur
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Monster Grass
002 Ivysaur Ivysaur
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Monster Grass
003 Venusaur Venusaur
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Monster Grass
043 Oddish Oddish
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass
044 Gloom Gloom
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass
045 Vileplume Vileplume
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass
046 Paras Paras
BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Grass
047 Parasect Parasect
BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Grass
069 Bellsprout Bellsprout
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass
070 Weepinbell Weepinbell
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass
071 Victreebel Victreebel
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass
102 Exeggcute Exeggcute
GrassIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Grass Grass
103 Exeggutor Exeggutor
GrassIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Grass Grass
114 Tangela Tangela
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
151 Mew Mew
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
152 Chikorita Chikorita
GrassIC Big.png Monster Grass
153 Bayleef Bayleef
GrassIC Big.png Monster Grass
154 Meganium Meganium
GrassIC Big.png Monster Grass
182 Bellossom Bellossom
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
187 Hoppip Hoppip
GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Fairy Grass
188 Skiploom Skiploom
GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Fairy Grass
189 Jumpluff Jumpluff
GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Fairy Grass
191 Sunkern Sunkern
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
192 Sunflora Sunflora
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
251 Celebi Celebi
PsychicIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
252 Treecko Treecko
GrassIC Big.png Monster Dragon
253 Grovyle Grovyle
GrassIC Big.png Monster Dragon
254 Sceptile Sceptile
GrassIC Big.png Monster Dragon
270 Lotad Lotad
WaterIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Water 1 Grass
271 Lombre Lombre
WaterIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Water 1 Grass
272 Ludicolo Ludicolo
WaterIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Water 1 Grass
273 Seedot Seedot
GrassIC Big.png Field Grass
274 Nuzleaf Nuzleaf
GrassIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Grass
275 Shiftry Shiftry
GrassIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Grass
285 Shroomish Shroomish
GrassIC Big.png Fairy Grass
286 Breloom Breloom
GrassIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Fairy Grass
315 Roselia Roselia
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Fairy Grass
331 Cacnea Cacnea
GrassIC Big.png Grass Human-Like
332 Cacturne Cacturne
GrassIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Grass Human-Like
345 Lileep Lileep
RockIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
346 Cradily Cradily
RockIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
357 Tropius Tropius
GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Monster Grass
387 Turtwig Turtwig
GrassIC Big.png Monster Grass
388 Grotle Grotle
GrassIC Big.png Monster Grass
389 Torterra Torterra
GrassIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Grass
406 Budew Budew
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
407 Roserade Roserade
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Fairy Grass
413 Wormadam Wormadam
Plant Cloak
BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Bug
420 Cherubi Cherubi
GrassIC Big.png Fairy Grass
421 Cherrim Cherrim
GrassIC Big.png Fairy Grass
455 Carnivine Carnivine
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
459 Snover Snover
GrassIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Grass
460 Abomasnow Abomasnow
GrassIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Grass
465 Tangrowth Tangrowth
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
470 Leafeon Leafeon
GrassIC Big.png Field Field
492 Shaymin Shaymin
Land Forme
GrassIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
492 Shaymin Shaymin
Sky Forme
GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
495 Snivy Snivy
GrassIC Big.png Field Grass
496 Servine Servine
GrassIC Big.png Field Grass
497 Serperior Serperior
GrassIC Big.png Field Grass
511 Pansage Pansage
GrassIC Big.png Field Field
512 Simisage Simisage
GrassIC Big.png Field Field
540 Sewaddle Sewaddle
BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Bug
541 Swadloon Swadloon
BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Bug
542 Leavanny Leavanny
BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Bug
548 Petilil Petilil
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
549 Lilligant Lilligant
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
556 Maractus Maractus
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
585 Deerling Deerling
NormalIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Field Field
586 Sawsbuck Sawsbuck
NormalIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Field Field
590 Foongus Foongus
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass
591 Amoonguss Amoonguss
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass
640 Virizion Virizion
GrassIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
650 Chespin Chespin
GrassIC Big.png Field Field
651 Quilladin Quilladin
GrassIC Big.png Field Field
652 Chesnaught Chesnaught
GrassIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Field
669 Flabébé Flabébé
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
670 Floette Floette
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
670 Floette Floette
Eternal Flower
FairyIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
671 Florges Florges
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
672 Skiddo Skiddo
GrassIC Big.png Field Field
673 Gogoat Gogoat
GrassIC Big.png Field Field
710 Pumpkaboo Pumpkaboo
GhostIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
711 Gourgeist Gourgeist
GhostIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
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 IV

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
151 Mew Mew
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered My Pokémon Ranch - Hayley's Mew
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
046 Paras Paras
BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Grass Dream World - Dream Park
069 Bellsprout Bellsprout
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass Dream World - Pleasant Forest
102 Exeggcute Exeggcute
GrassIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Grass Grass Dream World - Pleasant Forest
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
046 Paras Paras
BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Grass New York Pokémon Center
114 Tangela Tangela
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass 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.


Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
495 Snivy Snivy
GrassIC Big.png Field Grass Pokémon Center Tohoku Snivy
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

Synthesis restores the user's current HP based on the weather in the battle. Sunny conditions restore 100 HP, normal conditions restore 50 HP, and other conditions restore 25 HP.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Restores the user's HP. The amount of HP regained depends on the weather.
MDTDS Restores the user's HP. The HP amount regained depends on the weather.

In the anime

Ash Grotle Synthesis.png Sunflora Synthesis.png Alexa Gogoat Synthesis.png Totem Lurantis Synthesis.png
Grotle Sunflora Gogoat Lurantis
The user restores its own HP.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
387 Turtwig The leaves on Turtwig's head glows white and its whole body glows yellow and sparkles, healing all of Turtwig's injuries.
Ash's Turtwig Gettin' Twiggy with It! Debut
388 Grotle The bushes on Grotle's back glows white and its whole body glows yellow and sparkles, healing all of Grotle's injuries.
Ash's Grotle The Lonely Snover None
192 Sunflora The leaves on the side of Sunflora's arms glow white and they sparkle, healing Sunflora.
Multiple wild Sunflora Strategy Begins at Home! None
389 Torterra Torterra's body becomes surrounded by white sparkles and its body glows white. The leaves on its back then glow brightly, healing its injuries.
Ash's Torterra A Real Rival Rouser! None
673 Gogoat The horns on Gogoat's head glows white and its whole body glows green and sparkles, healing all of Gogoat's injuries.
Alexa's Gogoat Go, Go Gogoat! None
754 Lurantis Lurantis's body becomes surrounded by white sparkles and its body glows white, healing its injuries.
Totem Lurantis Currying Favor and Flavor! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys manga


In other generations

Core series games

Synthesis II.png Synthesis III.png Synthesis IV.png Synthesis 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 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

Synthesis Stad2.png Synthesis Colo.png Synthesis XD.png Synthesis 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
Synthesis 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 光合作用 Gwōnghahp Jokyuhng *
Mandarin 光合作用 Guānghé Zuòyòng *
光學合成 Guāng​xué​ Hé​chéng *
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Synthese
France Flag.png French Synthèse
Germany Flag.png German Synthese
Greece Flag.png Greek Φωτοσύνθεση
Hungary Flag.png Hungarian Szintézis
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Fotosintesis
Sintesis
Italy Flag.png Italian Sintesi
South Korea Flag.png Korean 광합성 Gwanghapseong
Poland Flag.png Polish Synteza
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Síntese
Romania Flag.png Romanian Sinteza
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Fotosinteza
Spain Flag.png Spanish Síntesis
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Quang Hợp



Variations of the move Moonlight
Status MoonlightMorning SunShore UpSynthesis


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