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Recover

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Normal - - 10 0 - User

Description

Heals the user by 1/2 of its maximum HP, rounded half up.

Competitive Use

Recover is one of the best moves in the game, and it, or one of its equivalents (Roost, Heal Order, Milk Drink, or Slack Off), is almost mandatory for any defensive Pokemon. The move is somewhat native to Psychic-types but has been spread over a broad range of types throughout the generations. Almost every wall worth its salt will need this move or one of its equivalents, as HP recovery is a crucial gameplay element. Defensive Pokemon, such as Gastrodon, Jellicent, and Latias, partially owe their success and use to this move; seemingly excellent or useful Pokemon, such as Claydol or Bronzong, find themselves down the lower end of the tiering spectrum simply because they lack a recovery move.

Related Moves

Milk Drink is an exact equivalent.

Slack Off is an exact equivalent.

Softboiled is an exact equivalent.

Roost is a Flying-type equivalent that grounds the user.

Heal Order is a Bug-type equivalent.

Wish is an equivalent, but HP is recovered at the end of the second turn.

Moonlight and Morning Sun are equivalents, but vary in how much they heal depending on the weather.

Synthesis is a Grass-type equivalent, but varies in how much it heals depending on the weather.

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Accelgor Bug RU Hydration / Sticky Hold / Unburden 80 70 40 100 60 145 495
Alakazam Psychic OU Synchronize / Inner Focus / Magic Guard 55 50 45 135 85 120 490
Arceus-Bug Bug Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Dark Dark Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Dragon Dragon Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Electric Electric Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Fighting Fighting Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Fire Fire Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Flying Flying Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Ghost Ghost Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Grass Grass Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Ground Ground Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Ice Ice Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Normal Normal Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Poison Poison Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Psychic Psychic Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Rock Rock Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Steel Steel Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Water Water Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Beheeyem Psychic NU Telepathy / Synchronize / Analytic 75 75 75 125 95 40 485
Celebi Psychic / Grass OU Natural Cure 100 100 100 100 100 100 600
Chimecho Psychic NU Levitate 65 50 70 95 80 65 425
Chingling Psychic LC Levitate 45 30 50 65 50 45 285
Corsola Water / Rock NU Hustle / Natural Cure / Regenerator 55 55 85 65 85 35 380
Cradily Rock / Grass NU Suction Cups / Storm Drain 86 81 97 81 107 43 495
Cryogonal Ice RU Levitate 70 50 30 95 135 105 485
Deoxys Psychic Uber Pressure 50 150 50 150 50 150 600
Deoxys-D Psychic Uber Pressure 50 70 160 70 160 90 600
Deoxys-S Psychic Uber Pressure 50 95 90 95 90 180 600
Duosion Psychic NU Overcoat / Magic Guard / Regenerator 65 40 50 125 60 30 370
Elgyem Psychic LC Telepathy / Synchronize / Analytic 55 55 55 85 55 30 335
Frillish Water / Ghost LC Water Absorb / Cursed Body / Damp 55 40 50 65 85 40 335
Gastrodon Water / Ground OU Sticky Hold / Storm Drain / Sand Force 111 83 68 92 82 39 475
Ho-Oh Fire / Flying Uber Pressure / Regenerator 106 130 90 110 154 90 680
Jellicent Water / Ghost OU Water Absorb / Cursed Body / Damp 100 60 70 85 105 60 480
Kadabra Psychic NU Synchronize / Inner Focus / Magic Guard 40 35 30 120 70 105 400
Kecleon Normal NU Color Change 60 90 70 60 120 40 440
Latias Dragon / Psychic OU Levitate 80 80 90 110 130 110 600
Latios Dragon / Psychic OU Levitate 80 90 80 130 110 110 600
Lileep Rock / Grass LC Suction Cups / Storm Drain 66 41 77 61 87 23 355
Lugia Psychic / Flying Uber Pressure / Multiscale 106 90 130 90 154 110 680
Magcargo Fire / Rock NU Magma Armor / Flame Body / Weak Armor 50 50 120 80 80 30 410
Medicham Fighting / Psychic RU Pure Power / Telepathy 60 60 75 60 75 80 410
Mewtwo Psychic Uber Pressure / Unnerve 106 110 90 154 90 130 680
Milotic Water UU Marvel Scale / Cute Charm 95 60 79 100 125 81 540
Porygon Normal LC Trace / Download / Analytic 65 60 70 85 75 40 395
Porygon-Z Normal UU Adaptability / Download / Analytic 85 80 70 135 75 90 535
Porygon2 Normal UU Trace / Download / Analytic 85 80 90 105 95 60 515
Quagsire Water / Ground RU Damp / Water Absorb / Unaware 95 85 85 65 65 35 430
Reuniclus Psychic OU Overcoat / Magic Guard / Regenerator 110 65 75 125 85 30 490
Sableye Dark / Ghost UU Keen Eye / Stall / Prankster 50 75 75 65 65 50 380
Shellos Water LC Sticky Hold / Storm Drain / Sand Force 76 48 48 57 62 34 325
Shelmet Bug LC Hydration / Shell Armor / Overcoat 50 40 85 40 65 25 305
Slugma Fire LC Magma Armor / Flame Body / Weak Armor 40 40 40 70 40 20 250
Solosis Psychic LC Overcoat / Magic Guard / Regenerator 45 30 40 105 50 20 290
Starmie Water / Psychic OU Illuminate / Natural Cure / Analytic 60 75 85 100 85 115 520
Staryu Water LC Illuminate / Natural Cure / Analytic 30 45 55 70 55 85 340
Wooper Water / Ground LC Damp / Water Absorb / Unaware 55 45 45 25 25 15 210