Essentials

Reversal

Fighting physical

Generation 2

Summary

Inflicts more damage when the user has less HP remaining, with a maximum of 200 power.

Damage Dealt

  • Bug ½
  • Dark 2
  • Dragon 1
  • Electric 1
  • Fairy ½
  • Fighting 1
  • Fire 1
  • Flying ½
  • Ghost 0
  • Grass 1
  • Ground 1
  • Ice 2
  • Normal 2
  • Poison ½
  • Psychic ½
  • Rock 2
  • Steel 2
  • Water 1

Stats

Power
* (no fixed power)
Accuracy
100%
PP
15, up to 24 with PP Up PP Up
Target
Selected Pokémon
Effect chance
n/a
Priority
0 (normal)

Flags

Machines

Generation 2
Not a TM
Generation 3
Not a TM
Generation 4
Not a TM
Generation 5
Not a TM
Generation 6
Not a TM

Effect

Inflicts regular damage. Power varies inversely with the user's proportional remaining HP.

64 * current HP / max HP Power
0– 1 200
2– 5 150
6–12 100
13–21 80
22–42 40
43–64 20

Meta

This reflects how the games treat moves and may be somewhat idealistic.

Flavor

Flavor Text

Generation 2
Gold, Silver, Crystal

Stronger if the user's HP is low.

Generation 3
Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald

Inflicts more damage when the user’s HP is down.

FireRed, LeafGreen

An all-out attack that becomes more powerful the less HP the user has.

Generation 4
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, SoulSilver

An all-out attack that becomes more powerful the less HP the user has.

Generation 5
Black, White, Black 2, White 2

An all-out attack that becomes more powerful the less HP the user has.

Foreign Names

German
Gegenschlag
Spanish
Inversión
French
Contre
Czech
Zvrat
Italian
Contropiede
Japanese
きしかいせい (kishikaisei)

Contests

Generation 3 Contest

Type
Cool
Appeal
♡♡
Jam
Flavor text
The appeal works great if performed last.
Use after
Use before
None

Generation 4 Super Contest

Type
Cool
Appeal
♡♡
Flavor text
Earns double the score on the final performance.
Use after
None
Use before
None

Similar moves

These moves all have the same effect as Reversal.

Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Flail Normal physical 15 * 100%

Inflicts more damage when the user has less HP remaining, with a maximum of 200 power.

Pokémon

Fighting Pokémon get STAB, and have their types highlighted in green.

Pokémon with higher Attack are more suited to Reversal's physical damage, and have the stat highlighted in green.

Generation 2 Ruby, Sapphire
Emerald
Colosseum
XD
FireRed, LeafGreen Diamond, Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black, White Black 2, White 2 Generation 6 Pokémon Type Ability Gender Egg Group HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Total
Level up: Learned when a Pokémon reaches a certain level.
25 25 25 19 19 Growlithe Fire Intimidate
Flash Fire
Justified
¾ male, ¼ female Field 55 70 45 70 50 60 350
51 51 51 57 57 61 61 Hitmonlee Fighting Limber
Reckless
Unburden
always male Human-Like 50 120 53 35 110 87 455
49 49 49 49 49 55 55 50 Kangaskhan Normal Early Bird
Scrappy
Inner Focus
always female Monster 105 95 80 40 80 90 490
50 Kangaskhan Mega Kangaskhan Normal Parental Bond always female Monster 105 125 100 60 100 100 590
44 45 45 43 43 43 43 43 Heracross Bug Fighting Swarm
Guts
Moxie
½ male, ½ female Bug 80 125 75 40 95 85 500
43 Heracross Mega Heracross Bug Fighting Skill Link ½ male, ½ female Bug 80 185 115 40 105 75 600
49 49 49 49 55 55 Vigoroth Normal Vital Spirit ½ male, ½ female Field 80 80 80 55 55 90 440
49 49 43 43 43 43 43 Makuhita Fighting Thick Fat
Guts
Sheer Force
¾ male, ¼ female Human-Like 72 60 30 20 30 25 237
55 55 57 57 57 57 57 Hariyama Fighting Thick Fat
Guts
Sheer Force
¾ male, ¼ female Human-Like 144 120 60 40 60 50 474
42 41 43 43 46 46 46 Meditite Fighting Psychic Pure Power
Telepathy
½ male, ½ female Human-Like 30 40 55 40 55 60 280
46 47 49 49 55 55 55 Medicham Fighting Psychic Pure Power
Telepathy
½ male, ½ female Human-Like 60 60 75 60 75 80 410
55 Medicham Mega Medicham Fighting Psychic Pure Power ½ male, ½ female Human-Like 60 100 85 80 85 100 510
19 19 19 29 29 Riolu Fighting Steadfast
Inner Focus
Prankster
⅞ male, ⅛ female Undiscovered 40 70 40 35 40 60 285
33 33 33 Victini Psychic Fire Victory Star genderless Undiscovered 100 100 100 100 100 100 600
33 33 33 Lillipup Normal Vital Spirit
Pickup
Run Away
½ male, ½ female Field 45 60 45 25 45 55 275
38 38 38 Herdier Normal Intimidate
Sand Rush
Scrappy
½ male, ½ female Field 65 80 65 35 65 60 370
42 42 42 Stoutland Normal Intimidate
Sand Rush
Scrappy
½ male, ½ female Field 85 110 90 45 90 80 500
53 53 50 Throh Fighting Guts
Inner Focus
Mold Breaker
always male Human-Like 120 100 85 30 85 45 465
53 53 50 Sawk Fighting Sturdy
Inner Focus
Mold Breaker
always male Human-Like 75 125 75 30 75 85 465
49 49 49 Escavalier Bug Steel Swarm
Shell Armor
Overcoat
½ male, ½ female Bug 70 135 105 60 105 20 495
57 57 57 Mienfoo Fighting Inner Focus
Regenerator
Reckless
½ male, ½ female Field
Human-Like
45 85 50 55 50 65 350
63 63 Mienshao Fighting Inner Focus
Regenerator
Reckless
½ male, ½ female Field
Human-Like
65 125 60 95 60 105 510
46 46 46 Bouffalant Normal Reckless
Sap Sipper
Soundproof
½ male, ½ female Field 95 110 95 40 95 55 490
Malamar Dark Psychic Suction Cups
Contrary
Infiltrator
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Water 2
86 92 88 68 75 73 482
Generation 2 Ruby, Sapphire
Emerald
FireRed, LeafGreen Diamond, Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black, White Black 2, White 2 Generation 6 Pokémon Type Ability Gender Egg Group HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Total
Egg: Appears on a newly-hatched Pokémon, if the father had the same move.
• • • • • • • • Rattata Normal Run Away
Guts
Hustle
½ male, ½ female Field 30 56 35 25 35 72 253
• • • • • • • • Pichu Electric Static
Lightning Rod
½ male, ½ female Undiscovered 20 40 15 35 35 60 205
• • • • Diglett Ground Sand Veil
Arena Trap
Sand Force
½ male, ½ female Field 10 55 25 35 45 95 265
• • • • • • • • Mankey Fighting Vital Spirit
Anger Point
Defiant
½ male, ½ female Field 40 80 35 35 45 70 305
• • • • • • • • Rhyhorn Ground Rock Lightning Rod
Rock Head
Reckless
½ male, ½ female Monster
Field
80 85 95 30 30 25 345
• • • • • • • • Scyther Bug Flying Swarm
Technician
Steadfast
½ male, ½ female Bug 70 110 80 55 80 105 500
• • • • • • • • Cyndaquil Fire Blaze
Flash Fire
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 39 52 43 60 50 65 309
• • • • • • • • Sentret Normal Run Away
Keen Eye
Frisk
½ male, ½ female Field 35 46 34 35 45 20 215
• • • • • • • • Yanma Bug Flying Speed Boost
Compound Eyes
Frisk
½ male, ½ female Bug 65 65 45 75 45 95 390
• • • • • • • • Houndour Dark Fire Early Bird
Flash Fire
Unnerve
½ male, ½ female Field 45 60 30 80 50 65 330
• • • • • • • • Miltank Normal Thick Fat
Scrappy
Sap Sipper
always female Field 95 80 105 40 70 100 490
• • • • • • • Torchic Fire Blaze
Speed Boost
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 45 60 40 70 50 45 310
• Aron Steel Rock Sturdy
Rock Head
Heavy Metal
½ male, ½ female Monster 50 70 100 40 40 30 330
• • • Timburr Fighting Guts
Sheer Force
Iron Fist
¾ male, ¼ female Human-Like 75 80 55 25 35 35 305
• • • Axew Dragon Rivalry
Mold Breaker
Unnerve
½ male, ½ female Monster
Dragon
46 87 60 30 40 57 320

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