Synthesis (move)

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Synthesis
こうごうせい Photosynthesis
Synthesis IX.png
Synthesis IX 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 varies depending 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, rounded down. 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 or during strong winds, it restores ½ total HP, during harsh sunlight, it restores ⅔ total HP, and during other weather, it restores ¼ total HP, rounded down.

Synthesis can be used as the second move of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining 1 bonus appeal point if Sunny Day was used in the previous 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
SMUSUM
SwShBDSPLA
SV
The user restores its own HP. The amount of HP regained varies with the weather.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0001 Bulbasaur GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Monster Grass 39 39 33 33 33 33 27 27 27
0002 Ivysaur GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Monster Grass 47 47 39 39 39 39 35 35 35
0003 Venusaur GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Monster Grass 53 53 45 45 45 45 37 37 37
0102 Exeggcute GrassIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Grass Grass - - - - - - 25 25 25
0103 Exeggutor GrassIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Grass Grass - - - - - - 1 1 1
0103 Exeggutor
Exeggutor
Alolan Form
GrassIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Grass Grass - 1 1
0152 Chikorita GrassIC Big.png Monster Grass 22 22 12 12 12 12 12 12
0153 Bayleef GrassIC Big.png Monster Grass 23 23 12 12 12 12 12 12
0154 Meganium GrassIC Big.png Monster Grass 23 23 12 12 12 12 12 12
0187 Hoppip GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Fairy Grass 1GS
5C
5 4 4 4 4 4 15
0188 Skiploom GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Fairy Grass 1GS
1, 5C
1, 5 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4 1
0189 Jumpluff GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Fairy Grass 1GS
1, 5C
1, 5 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4 1
0191 Sunkern GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass 31 37 33 33BW
28B2W2
28 28 28 28
0192 Sunflora GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass - - - - - - 1 -
0273 Seedot GrassIC Big.png Field Grass 21 21 21 21 21 27 27 27
0274 Nuzleaf GrassIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Grass - - - - - 1 1 30
0275 Shiftry GrassIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Grass - - - - - 1 1 Rem.
0315 Roselia GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Fairy Grass 57 46 46 46 46 35 35
0357 Tropius GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Monster Grass 47 41 41 41XY
50ORAS
50 50 50
0387 Turtwig GrassIC Big.png Monster Grass 33 33 33 33 33 33
0388 Grotle GrassIC Big.png Monster Grass 37 37 37 37 37 37
0389 Torterra GrassIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Grass 39 39 39 39 39 39
0407 Roserade GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Fairy Grass - - - - 1 1
0470 Leafeon GrassIC Big.png Field Field 29 29BW
33B2W2
33 33 30 30 30
0492 Shaymin
Shaymin
Land Forme
GrassIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 28 28 28 28 28 28
0548 Petilil GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass 17 17 17 33 33
0549 Lilligant GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass 1 1 1 1 1
0549 Lilligant
Lilligant
Hisuian Form
GrassIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Grass Grass 1
0556 Maractus GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass 15 15 15 32
0590 Foongus GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass 35 35 35 16 16
0591 Amoonguss GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass 35 35 35 16 16
0640 Virizion GrassIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered - - - - 42
0669 Flabébé
Flabébé
All forms
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy - - 33
0670 Floette
Floette
All forms
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy - - 38
0671 Florges
Florges
All forms
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy - - 1
0672 Skiddo GrassIC Big.png Field Field 20 20 20
0673 Gogoat GrassIC Big.png Field Field 20 20 20
0722 Rowlet GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 25 18 18
0723 Dartrix GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 28 20 20
0724 Decidueye GrassIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Flying Flying 28 20 20
0724 Decidueye
Decidueye
Hisuian Form
GrassIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 20
0753 Fomantis GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass 28 35 35
0754 Lurantis GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass 28 37 37
0764 Comfey FairyIC Big.png Grass Grass 28 18 18
0798 Kartana GrassIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 19 40
0829 Gossifleur GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass 24
0830 Eldegoss GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass 28
0893 Zarude
Zarude
All forms
DarkIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 66 66
0986 Brute Bonnet GrassIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 21
1017 Ogerpon
Ogerpon
All forms
GrassIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 42
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 Egg Groups Egg Move
0043 Oddish GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass
0069 Bellsprout GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass
0102 Exeggcute GrassIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Grass Grass - -
0252 Treecko GrassIC Big.png Monster Dragon -
0270 Lotad WaterIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Water 1 Grass
0357 Tropius GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Monster Grass -
0406 Budew GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Fairy Grass
0455 Carnivine GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
0495 Snivy GrassIC Big.png Field Grass - - -
0540 Sewaddle BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Bug - - -
0585 Deerling
Deerling
All forms
NormalIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Field Field
0650 Chespin GrassIC Big.png Field Field
0761 Bounsweet GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
0928 Smoliv GrassIC Big.png
NormalIC 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 Compatibility
0001 Bulbasaur GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Monster Grass
0002 Ivysaur GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Monster Grass
0003 Venusaur GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Monster Grass
0043 Oddish GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass
0044 Gloom GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass
0045 Vileplume GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass
0046 Paras BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Grass
0047 Parasect BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Grass
0069 Bellsprout GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass
0070 Weepinbell GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass
0071 Victreebel GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass
0102 Exeggcute GrassIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Grass Grass
0103 Exeggutor GrassIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Grass Grass
0103 Exeggutor
Exeggutor
Alolan Form
GrassIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Grass Grass
0114 Tangela GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
0151 Mew PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0152 Chikorita GrassIC Big.png Monster Grass
0153 Bayleef GrassIC Big.png Monster Grass
0154 Meganium GrassIC Big.png Monster Grass
0182 Bellossom GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
0187 Hoppip GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Fairy Grass
0188 Skiploom GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Fairy Grass
0189 Jumpluff GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Fairy Grass
0191 Sunkern GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
0192 Sunflora GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
0251 Celebi PsychicIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0252 Treecko GrassIC Big.png Monster Dragon
0253 Grovyle GrassIC Big.png Monster Dragon
0254 Sceptile GrassIC Big.png Monster Dragon
0270 Lotad WaterIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Water 1 Grass
0271 Lombre WaterIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Water 1 Grass
0272 Ludicolo WaterIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Water 1 Grass
0273 Seedot GrassIC Big.png Field Grass
0274 Nuzleaf GrassIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Grass
0275 Shiftry GrassIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Grass
0285 Shroomish GrassIC Big.png Fairy Grass
0286 Breloom GrassIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Fairy Grass
0315 Roselia GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Fairy Grass
0331 Cacnea GrassIC Big.png Grass Human-Like
0332 Cacturne GrassIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Grass Human-Like
0345 Lileep RockIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
0346 Cradily RockIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
0357 Tropius GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Monster Grass
0387 Turtwig GrassIC Big.png Monster Grass
0388 Grotle GrassIC Big.png Monster Grass
0389 Torterra GrassIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Grass
0406 Budew GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0407 Roserade GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Fairy Grass
0413 Wormadam
Wormadam
Plant Cloak
BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Bug
0420 Cherubi GrassIC Big.png Fairy Grass
0421 Cherrim GrassIC Big.png Fairy Grass
0455 Carnivine GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
0459 Snover GrassIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Grass
0460 Abomasnow GrassIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Grass
0465 Tangrowth GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
0470 Leafeon GrassIC Big.png Field Field
0492 Shaymin
Shaymin
All forms
GrassIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0495 Snivy GrassIC Big.png Field Grass
0496 Servine GrassIC Big.png Field Grass
0497 Serperior GrassIC Big.png Field Grass
0511 Pansage GrassIC Big.png Field Field
0512 Simisage GrassIC Big.png Field Field
0540 Sewaddle BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Bug
0541 Swadloon BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Bug
0542 Leavanny BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Bug
0548 Petilil GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
0549 Lilligant GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
0556 Maractus GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
0585 Deerling
Deerling
All forms
NormalIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Field Field
0586 Sawsbuck
Sawsbuck
All forms
NormalIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Field Field
0590 Foongus GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass
0591 Amoonguss GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass
0640 Virizion GrassIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0650 Chespin GrassIC Big.png Field Field
0651 Quilladin GrassIC Big.png Field Field
0652 Chesnaught GrassIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Field
0669 Flabébé
Flabébé
All forms
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
0670 Floette
Floette
All forms
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
0670 Floette
Floette
Eternal Flower
FairyIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0671 Florges
Florges
All forms
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
0672 Skiddo GrassIC Big.png Field Field
0673 Gogoat GrassIC Big.png Field Field
0710 Pumpkaboo
Pumpkaboo
All forms
GhostIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0711 Gourgeist
Gourgeist
All forms
GhostIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0722 Rowlet GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
0723 Dartrix GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
0724 Decidueye GrassIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Flying Flying
0753 Fomantis GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
0754 Lurantis GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
0755 Morelull GrassIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Grass Grass
0756 Shiinotic GrassIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Grass Grass
0761 Bounsweet GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
0762 Steenee GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
0763 Tsareena GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
0764 Comfey FairyIC Big.png Grass Grass
0781 Dhelmise GhostIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
0787 Tapu Bulu GrassIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0798 Kartana GrassIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
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
0151 Mew PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 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
0046 Paras BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Grass Dream World - Dream Park
0069 Bellsprout GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass Dream World - Pleasant Forest
0102 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.


Generation IX

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0763 Tsareena GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass Wild Tera Pokémon - Socarrat TrailSV
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
0046 Paras BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Grass New York Pokémon Center
0114 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
0495 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

050Diglett.png This section is incomplete.
Please feel free to edit this section to add missing information and complete it.
Reason: DX and effects in Extremely Harsh Sunlight, Heavy Rain, Strong Winds

Synthesis restores HP to the user and teammates. Prior to Gates to Infinity, Synthesis will affect all teammates on the entire floor and heal a set amount of HP. From Gates to Infinity, Synthesis only affects the user and teammates in the same room, and heals HP as a percentage of the user's max HP.

Game HP restored
Clear Sun Rain Sandstorm Hail Fog Cloud Snow Strong winds
MDRB 50 80 10 30 10 1 40 1 -
MDTDS 50 80 10 20 10 10 30 1 -
BSL 15 30 8 8 5 5 8 1 -
MDGtI 50% 75% 25% 25% 25% - - - -
SMD 40% 75% 25% 25% 25% - - - ?


Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDRB - - 12 - —% - User User -
MDTDS - - 12 - —% - User User -
BSL - - 12 - —% - User User -
MDGtI - - 15 50 —% - User User -
SMD - - 13 30 —% - User User -
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Pokémon Rumble Rush

In Pokémon Rumble Rush, all status moves including Synthesis could only be used by opposing Pokémon and could not be obtained on any caught Pokémon. Synthesis could be seen as a move used by Boss Lilligant.

GrassIC RR.png Synthesis
Charge time 1.5 seconds
Range type Circular (ranged)
Target Self
Additional effect Restores HP

Pokémon UNITE

In Pokémon UNITE, Synthesis is Eldegoss's second move. The user uses sunlight to heal itself and nearby allies. At level 6, this move is replaced by either Cotton Guard or Cotton Spore.

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.
BSL じぶんの HPをかいふくする そのときの てんきによって HPのかいふくりょうが かわる
MDGtI It restores your HP by half of your max HP. During a Sunny condition, it restores your HP even more. During a Rain, Hail, or Sandstorm condition, the amount regained goes down.
SMD It restores your HP. If it's sunny or in harsh sunlight, it restores your HP even more. During rain, heavy rain, hail, or a sandstorm, the amount regained goes down.


In the anime

Ash Grotle Synthesis.png
Grotle
Sunflora Synthesis.png
Sunflora
Alexa Gogoat Synthesis.png
Gogoat
Totem Lurantis Synthesis.png
Lurantis
The user restores its own stamina through photosynthesis.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
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
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
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
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
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
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

Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 光合作用 Gwōnghahp Jokyuhng *
Mandarin 光合作用 Guānghé Zuòyòng *
光學合成 Guāngxué Héchéng *
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
StatusIC HOME.png MoonlightMorning SunShore UpSynthesis


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