Recover (move)

Move data

Type Normal
Category   Status
Power
Accuracy
PP 10  (max. 16)
Introduced Generation 1

Effects

Recover restores up to 50% of the user's maximum HP.

Changes

In Generations 1-3, Recover has 20 PP.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Normalium Z and uses its Z-Power, Recover turns into Z-Recover and eliminates any stat drops applied to the user, in addition to its usual effect as above.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets the user.

Other languages

English Recover
Japanese じこさいせい (Jikosaisei)
German Genesung
French Soin
Italian Ripresa
Spanish Recuperación

Game descriptions

Gold​/​Silver
Crystal
Restores HP by 1/2 the max HP.
Ruby​/​Sapphire
Emerald
Recovers up to half the user’s maximum HP.
FireRed​/​LeafGreen A self-healing move that restores HP by up to half of the user’s maximum HP.
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
A self-healing move. The user restores its own HP by up to half of its max HP.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
Restoring its own cells, the user restores its own HP by half of its max HP.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
Restoring its own cells, the user restores its own HP by half of its max HP.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
Restoring its own cells, the user restores its own HP by half of its max HP.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Recover at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Kadabra
#064 / Psychic
Level 31
Alakazam
#065 / Psychic
Level 31
Staryu
#120 / Water
Level 10
Starmie
#121 / Water · Psychic
Level 1
Porygon
#137 / Normal
Level 18
Mewtwo
#150 / Psychic
Level 50
Slugma
#218 / Fire
Level 43
Magcargo
#219 / Fire · Rock
Level 47
Corsola
#222 / Water · Rock
Level 8
Porygon2
#233 / Normal
Level 18
Lugia
#249 / Psychic · Flying
Level 71
Ho-oh
#250 / Fire · Flying
Level 71
Celebi
#251 / Psychic · Grass
Level 1
Meditite
#307 / Fighting · Psychic
Level 41
Medicham
#308 / Fighting · Psychic
Level 47
Milotic
#350 / Water
Level 27
Latias
#380 / Dragon · Psychic
Level 32
Latios
#381 / Dragon · Psychic
Level 32
Deoxys
Normal Forme
#386 / Psychic
Level 61
Deoxys
Defense Forme
#386 / Psychic
Level 61
Deoxys
Speed Forme
#386 / Psychic
Level 61
Shellos
#422 / Water
Level 46
Gastrodon
#423 / Water · Ground
Level 54
Porygon-Z
#474 / Normal
Level 18
Arceus
#493 / Normal
Level 70
Solosis
#577 / Psychic
Level 24
Duosion
#578 / Psychic
Level 24
Reuniclus
#579 / Psychic
Level 24
Frillish
#592 / Water · Ghost
Level 17
Jellicent
#593 / Water · Ghost
Level 17
Elgyem
#605 / Psychic
Level 46
Beheeyem
#606 / Psychic
Level 50
Cryogonal
#615 / Ice
Level 45
Shelmet
#616 / Bug
Level 49
Accelgor
#617 / Bug
Level 49
Bergmite
#712 / Ice
Level 47
Avalugg
#713 / Ice
Level 51
Mareanie
#747 / Poison · Water
Level 33
Toxapex
#748 / Poison · Water
Level 33
Pyukumuku
#771 / Water
Level 37

Learnt by breeding

These Pokémon can learn Recover as an egg move. Their breeding groups are also shown for reference.