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Reversal

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Fighting 1 100% 15 0 Physical Single non-user

Description

Deals damage. Reversal's Base Power increases as the user's HP decreases, with a range of 20 to 200 Base Power. Base Power is calculated thus:

X = (user's current HP * 48 / user's maximum HP)
Value of X Base Damage
0-1 200
2-4 150
5-9100
10-16 80
17-32 40
33-48 20

Alternately, you could do it as a direct function of your % HP, although this value could be off on borderline cases due to rounding.

% HP remaining Base Damage
0% - 3.124% 200
3.125% - 9.374% 150
9.375% - 20.3124%100
20.3125% - 34.374% 80
34.375% - 67.1874% 40
67.1875% - 100% 20

Competitive Use

Reversal is mostly famous for its use on cheesy Substitute + Salac Berry combos from past generations, which were easily foiled by residual damage. In a generation that lacks this combo due to the current unavailability of the pinch Berries, it is barely known to be on any Pokemon, but some occasionally find success in the strategy. Strangely enough, perhaps the most prominent and successful user of Reversal by far is Dugtrio. At full power, Reversal gives Dugtrio the power it needs to OHKO the likes of Blissey, Chansey, and Tyranitar, as well as deal serious damage to Ferrothorn and Politoed. Arena Trap works very well with this move, since there is little that the opponent can do about Dugtrio once it has initiated its strategy.

Related Moves

Flail is a Normal-type equivalent.

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Arcanine Fire UU Intimidate / Flash Fire / Justified 90 110 80 100 80 95 555
Axew Dragon LC Rivalry / Mold Breaker / Unnerve 46 87 60 30 40 57 320
Blaziken Fire / Fighting Uber Blaze / Speed Boost 80 120 70 110 70 80 530
Bouffalant Normal RU Reckless / Sap Sipper / Soundproof 95 110 95 40 95 55 490
Combusken Fire / Fighting NU Blaze / Speed Boost 60 85 60 85 60 55 405
Conkeldurr Fighting OU Guts / Sheer Force / Iron Fist 105 140 95 55 65 45 505
Cyndaquil Fire LC Blaze / Flash Fire 39 52 43 60 50 65 309
Diglett Ground LC Sand Veil / Arena Trap / Sand Force 10 55 25 35 45 95 265
Dugtrio Ground OU Sand Veil / Arena Trap / Sand Force 35 80 50 50 70 120 405
Escavalier Bug / Steel RU Swarm / Shell Armor / Overcoat 70 135 105 60 105 20 495
Fraxure Dragon NU Rivalry / Mold Breaker / Unnerve 66 117 70 40 50 67 410
Furret Normal NU Run Away / Keen Eye / Frisk 85 76 64 45 55 90 415
Growlithe Fire LC Intimidate / Flash Fire / Justified 55 70 45 70 50 60 350
Gurdurr Fighting NU Guts / Sheer Force / Iron Fist 85 105 85 40 50 40 405
Hariyama Fighting RU Thick Fat / Guts / Sheer Force 144 120 60 40 60 50 474
Haxorus Dragon OU Rivalry / Mold Breaker / Unnerve 76 147 90 60 70 97 540
Heracross Bug / Fighting UU Swarm / Guts / Moxie 80 125 75 40 95 85 500
Hitmonlee Fighting RU Limber / Reckless / Unburden 50 120 53 35 110 87 455
Houndoom Dark / Fire UU Early Bird / Flash Fire / Unnerve 75 90 50 110 80 95 500
Houndour Dark / Fire LC Early Bird / Flash Fire / Unnerve 45 60 30 80 50 65 330
Kangaskhan Normal NU Early Bird / Scrappy / Inner Focus 105 95 80 40 80 90 490
Lillipup Normal LC Vital Spirit / Pickup / Run Away 45 60 45 25 45 55 275
Lucario Fighting / Steel OU Steadfast / Inner Focus / Justified 70 110 70 115 70 90 525
Makuhita Fighting LC Thick Fat / Guts / Sheer Force 72 60 30 20 30 25 237
Mankey Fighting LC Vital Spirit / Anger Point / Defiant 40 80 35 35 45 70 305
Medicham Fighting / Psychic RU Pure Power / Telepathy 60 60 75 60 75 80 410
Mienfoo Fighting LC Inner Focus / Regenerator / Reckless 45 85 50 55 50 65 350
Mienshao Fighting UU Inner Focus / Regenerator / Reckless 65 125 60 95 60 105 510
Miltank Normal NU Thick Fat / Scrappy / Sap Sipper 95 80 105 40 70 100 490
Pichu Electric LC Static / Lightningrod 20 40 15 35 35 60 205
Pikachu Electric NU Static / Lightningrod 35 55 30 50 40 90 300
Primeape Fighting NU Vital Spirit / Anger Point / Defiant 65 105 60 60 70 95 455
Raichu Electric NU Static / Lightningrod 60 90 55 90 80 100 475
Raticate Normal NU Run Away / Guts / Hustle 55 81 60 50 70 97 413
Rattata Normal LC Run Away / Guts / Hustle 30 56 35 25 35 72 253
Rhydon Ground / Rock RU Lightningrod / Rock Head / Reckless 105 130 120 45 45 40 485
Rhyhorn Ground / Rock LC Lightningrod / Rock Head / Reckless 80 85 95 30 30 25 345
Rhyperior Ground / Rock UU Lightningrod / Solid Rock / Reckless 115 140 130 55 55 40 535
Riolu Fighting LC Steadfast / Inner Focus / Prankster 40 70 40 35 40 60 285
Sawk Fighting NU Sturdy / Inner Focus / Mold Breaker 75 125 75 30 75 85 465
Scizor Bug / Steel OU Swarm / Technician / Light Metal 70 130 100 55 80 65 500
Scyther Bug / Flying RU Swarm / Technician / Steadfast 70 110 80 55 80 105 500
Sentret Normal LC Run Away / Keen Eye / Frisk 35 46 34 35 45 20 215
Slaking Normal NU Truant 150 160 100 95 65 100 670
Stoutland Normal NU Intimidate / Sand Rush / Scrappy 85 100 90 45 90 80 490
Throh Fighting NU Guts / Inner Focus / Mold Breaker 120 100 85 30 85 45 465
Timburr Fighting LC Guts / Sheer Force / Iron Fist 75 80 55 25 35 35 305
Torchic Fire LC Blaze / Speed Boost 45 60 40 70 50 45 310
Typhlosion Fire RU Blaze / Flash Fire 78 84 78 109 85 100 534
Victini Psychic / Fire UU Victory Star 100 100 100 100 100 100 600
Vigoroth Normal NU Vital Spirit 80 80 80 55 55 90 440
Yanmega Bug / Flying UU Speed Boost / Tinted Lens / Frisk 86 76 86 116 56 95 515