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Recycle

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

Description

If the user consumes its held item, for example a Berry, then Recycle will restore that item. The memory of the item consumed is stored, so switching out does not affect the ability to restore a held item. Recycle can restore an item lost by Fling or Natural Gift. Recycle fails if the user was not holding an item, if the item was a popped Air Balloon, or if the item was lost to Bug Bite, Covet, Incinerate, Knock Off, Pluck, or Thief. It will also fail to restore an item collected by Pickup. If a Pokemon gains an item through one of the above moves, by taking it from another Pokemon, then they themselves can restore that item using Recycle.

Only one recycled item can be stored at any time. If a Pokemon consumes one item, then takes another and consumes it, the first item cannot be restored by any means. However, if a Pokemon consumes one item, then takes another but does not consume it, then loses that item and uses Recycle, it will restore the first item.

Competitive Use

Recycle is an interesting move that has potential uses with single-use items, such as a Berry or Focus Sash. However, this move has low distribution, and the use of the move is usually nothing more than a gimmick in most situations.

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Garbodor Poison NU Stench / Weak Armor / Aftermath 80 95 82 60 82 75 474
Mime Jr. Psychic LC Soundproof / Filter / Technician 20 25 45 70 90 60 310
Mr. Mime Psychic NU Soundproof / Filter / Technician 40 45 65 100 120 90 460
Munchlax Normal NU Pickup / Thick Fat / Gluttony 135 85 40 40 85 5 390
Panpour Water LC Gluttony / Torrent 50 53 48 53 48 64 316
Pansage Grass LC Gluttony / Overgrow 50 53 48 53 48 64 316
Pansear Fire LC Gluttony / Blaze 50 53 48 53 48 64 316
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
Simipour Water NU Gluttony / Torrent 75 98 63 98 63 101 498
Simisage Grass NU Gluttony / Overgrow 75 98 63 98 63 101 498
Simisear Fire NU Gluttony / Blaze 75 98 63 98 63 101 498
Snorlax Normal UU Immunity / Thick Fat / Gluttony 160 110 65 65 110 30 540
Trubbish Poison LC Stench / Sticky Hold / Aftermath 50 50 62 40 62 65 329