Recover (move)

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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.

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 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 Sun & Moon and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

KadabraKadabra
#064 / Psychic
Level 31
AlakazamAlakazam
#065 / Psychic
Level 31
StaryuStaryu
#120 / Water
Level 10
StarmieStarmie
#121 / Water · Psychic
Level 1
PorygonPorygon
#137 / Normal
Level 18
MewtwoMewtwo
#150 / Psychic
Level 50
SlugmaSlugma
#218 / Fire
Level 43
MagcargoMagcargo
#219 / Fire · Rock
Level 47
CorsolaCorsola
#222 / Water · Rock
Level 8
Porygon2Porygon2
#233 / Normal
Level 18
LugiaLugia
#249 / Psychic · Flying
Level 71
Ho-ohHo-oh
#250 / Fire · Flying
Level 71
CelebiCelebi
#251 / Psychic · Grass
Level 1
MedititeMeditite
#307 / Fighting · Psychic
Level 41
MedichamMedicham
#308 / Fighting · Psychic
Level 47
MiloticMilotic
#350 / Water
Level 27
LatiasLatias
#380 / Dragon · Psychic
Level 32
LatiosLatios
#381 / Dragon · Psychic
Level 32
Deoxys (Normal Forme)Deoxys
Normal Forme
#386 / Psychic
Level 61
Deoxys (Defense Forme)Deoxys
Defense Forme
#386 / Psychic
Level 61
Deoxys (Speed Forme)Deoxys
Speed Forme
#386 / Psychic
Level 61
ShellosShellos
#422 / Water
Level 46
GastrodonGastrodon
#423 / Water · Ground
Level 54
Porygon-ZPorygon-Z
#474 / Normal
Level 18
ArceusArceus
#493 / Normal
Level 70
SolosisSolosis
#577 / Psychic
Level 24
DuosionDuosion
#578 / Psychic
Level 24
ReuniclusReuniclus
#579 / Psychic
Level 24
FrillishFrillish
#592 / Water · Ghost
Level 17
JellicentJellicent
#593 / Water · Ghost
Level 17
ElgyemElgyem
#605 / Psychic
Level 46
BeheeyemBeheeyem
#606 / Psychic
Level 50
CryogonalCryogonal
#615 / Ice
Level 45
ShelmetShelmet
#616 / Bug
Level 49
AccelgorAccelgor
#617 / Bug
Level 49
BergmiteBergmite
#712 / Ice
Level 47
AvaluggAvalugg
#713 / Ice
Level 51
MareanieMareanie
#747 / Poison · Water
Level 33
ToxapexToxapex
#748 / Poison · Water
Level 33
PyukumukuPyukumuku
#771 / Water
Level 37

Learnt by breeding

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

WooperWooper
#194 / Water · Ground
Field, Water 1
QuagsireQuagsire
#195 / Water · Ground
Field, Water 1
SableyeSableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Human-Like
LileepLileep
#345 / Rock · Grass
Water 3
CradilyCradily
#346 / Rock · Grass
Water 3
KecleonKecleon
#352 / Normal
Field
ChimechoChimecho
#358 / Psychic
Amorphous
ChinglingChingling
#433 / Psychic
Undiscovered
FrillishFrillish
#592 / Water · Ghost
Amorphous
JellicentJellicent
#593 / Water · Ghost
Amorphous
BergmiteBergmite
#712 / Ice
Monster
AvaluggAvalugg
#713 / Ice
Monster