Status Effects

Status Effects have been in the games since the Red & Green hit Japan in 1996. They are vital in battle and help you to hinder your foes. However, they are also used on yourself and as of the 3rd generation, many Pokémon have benefits from being afflicted with Status Condition and as such a Pokémon can only have one major status condition afflicted on it at any one time.

There are many items around that will heal the certain status conditions...sometimes even all of the possible ones. However there are also some items that will give the user the particular status condition and some which if flung, will give the opponent that status condition. There are also some moves & abilities that prevent status conditions from being placed, such as Safeguard, Leaf Guard & Misty Terrain.

Some Pokémon even have stats boosted if inflicted with a Status Condition; Guts boosts Attack, Marvel Scale boosts Defense & Quickfeet boosts Speed.

The following items will heal any major status condition:

Picture Name Effect Location
Full Heal Cures one Pokémon of any status effect Pokémart (Must have at least 5 Badges)
Full Restore Restores all HP to one Pokémon and cures them of any status effects Pokémart (Must have at least 8 Badges)
Heal Powder Cures one Pokémon of any status effect; it has a bitter taste Eterna City Herb Shop
Lava Cookie Cures one Pokémon of any status effect Valor Lakefront
Lumiose Galette Cures one Pokémon of any status effect Lumiose City
Lum Berry A Poffin ingredient. It may be used or held by a Pokémon to recover from any status problem.  
Old Gateau Cures one Pokémon of any status effect Old Chateau

The status types and the effects are as follows:

Burn

Burn is one of the seldom used status afflictions, despite the fact that it has serious reprecussions on the Pokémon on which it is afflicted.

Effects:
Each turn, the Pokémon afflicted with the Burn loses 1/8th of it's Max HP
The Pokémon's Physical Attack Stat is cut by Half. This effect does not work on Pokémon with the Guts ability
The Pokémon's Special Attack Stat is doubled on Pokémon with the Flare Boost ability

Immunities:
Fire Type Pokémon
Pokémon with the Water Veil ability

Methods of Healing
Being a Pokémon with the Natural Cure ability and switching out, Hydration while its raining or having the Shed Skin ability
Using the attacks Heal Bell or Aromatherapy
Using the aforementioned items or the specialised ones that follow:
Picture Name Effect Location
Burn Heal Cures one Pokémon of the Burn status effect Pokémarts (Must have at least 1 Badge)
Rawst Berry A Poffin ingredient. It may be used or held by a Pokémon to recover from a burn.  


Methods of Inflicting
Holding the Flame Orb inflicts it on yourself
Flinging the Flame Orb
If you or the opponent has the Flame Body ability and the Pokémon attacking that Pokémon makes physical contact, then there is a 30% chance of the attacker being Burned
Using the following attacks:
Name Type Cat. Chance PP Att. Acc. Effect
Blaze Kick 10% 10 85 90 A kick with a high critical- hit ratio. May cause a burn.
Blue Flare 10% 5 130 85 It surrounds the opponent in a beautiful and violent blue flame. It may cause a burn.
Ember 10% 25 40 100 A weak fire attack that may inflict a burn.
Fire Blast 10% 5 110 85 A fiery blast that scorches all. May cause a burn.
Fire Fang 10% 15 65 95 Has a chance of burning and flinching the foe
Fire Punch 10% 15 75 100 A fiery punch that may burn the foe.
Flame Wheel 10% 25 60 100 A fiery charge attack that may inflict a burn.
Flamethrower 10% 15 90 100 A powerful fire attack that may inflict a burn.
Heat Wave 10% 10 95 90 Exhales a hot breath on the foe. May inflict a burn.
Ice Burn 10% 5 140 90 It surrounds the opponent in a violent chill that freezes everything on the second turn. It may cause a burn.
Inferno 100% 5 100 50 It surrounds the opponent with a violent flame and burns the opponent.
Lava Plume 30% 15 80 100 May induce burn
Sacred Fire 50% 5 100 95 A mystical fire attack that may inflict a burn.
Scald 30% 15 80 100 It attacks by shooting boiling hot water at the opponent. It will sometimes cause a burn.
Searing Shot 10% 5 100 100 It attacks all around it with a crimson flame. It may cause a burn.
Tri Attack 6.666% 10 80 100 Fires three types of beams at the same time.
Will-o-wisp 100% 15 -- 85 Inflicts a burn on the foe with intense fire.
Burn


Freeze

Freezing is another seldom used status affliction, mostly due to the limited ways of afflicting it. This status affliction completely immobolizes the Pokémon on which it has been afflicted until it is thawed, which can be done randomly with a 20% chance each turn

Effects:
The Pokémon cannot use any attacks (apart from those that thaw it)

Immunities:
Ice Type Pokémon
Pokémon with the Magma Armor ability

Methods of Healing
Being hit by a Fire-Type Attack
Using the attacks Flame Wheel, Flare Blitz, Sacred Fire, Scald, Steam Eruption
Being a Pokémon with the Natural Cure ability and switching out, Hydration while its raining or having the Shed Skin ability
Using the attacks Heal Bell or Aromatherapy
Using the aforementioned items or the specialised ones that follow:
Picture Name Effect Location
Ice Heal Defrosts one Pokémon with the Frozen status condition Pokémart (Must have at least 1 Badge0
Aspear Berry A Poffin ingredient. It may be used or held by a Pokémon to defrost it.  


Methods of Inflicting
Using the following attacks:
Name Type Cat. Chance PP Att. Acc. Effect
Blizzard 10% 5 110 70 Hits the foe with an icy storm that may freeze it.
Freeze-Dry 10% 20 70 100 The user rapidly cools the target. This may also leave the target frozen. This move is super effective on Water types.
Ice Beam 10% 10 90 100 Blasts the foe with an icy beam that may freeze it.
Ice Fang 10% 15 65 95 Has a chance of freezing and flinching the foe
Ice Punch 10% 15 75 100 An icy punch that may freeze the foe.
Powder Snow 10% 25 40 100 Blasts the foe with a snowy gust. May cause freezing.
Secret Power 30% 20 70 100 An attack with effects that vary by location. On Snow or Ice Terrain
Tri Attack 6.666% 10 80 100 Fires three types of beams at the same time.
Freeze


Paralysis

Paralysis is one of the more commonly used status afflictions. It is able easily to immobolize your foe and give you the upper hand

Effects:
The Pokémon afflicted's Speed stat is reduced to 25% of it's Maximum. Pokémon with the Quick Feet ability are not affected
The Pokémon has a 25% chance of being unable to attack each turn
Immunities:
Pokémon with the Limber ability
Electric-type Pokémon
Methods of Healing
Being a Pokémon with the Natural Cure ability and switching out, Hydration while its raining or having the Shed Skin ability
Using the attacks Heal Bell or Aromatherapy
Using the aforementioned items or the specialised ones that follow:
Picture Name Effect Location
Paralyze Heal Cures one Pokémon of the Paralyze status effect Pokémart
Cheri Berry A Poffin ingredient. It may be used or held by a Pokémon to recover from paralysis.  


Methods of Inflicting
Flinging a Light Ball at your opponent
If you or the opponent has the Effect Spore or Static abilities and the Pokémon attacking that Pokémon makes physical contact, then there is a 30% chance of the attacker being Paralyzed
Using the following attacks:
Name Type Cat. Chance PP Att. Acc. Effect
Body Slam 30% 15 85 100 A full-body slam that may cause paralysis.
Bolt Strike 10% 5 130 85 It covers itself in extensive amounts of electricity and charges at the opponent. It may cause paralysis.
Bounce 30% 5 85 85 Bounces up, then down the next turn. May paralyze.
Discharge 30% 15 80 100 May induce paralysis
Force Palm 30% 10 60 100 May induce paralysis
Freeze Shock 10% 5 140 90 It throws a clump of ice charged with electricity at the opponent on the second turn. It may cause paralysis.
Glare 100% 30 -- 100 Intimidates and frightens the foe into paralysis.
Lick 30% 30 30 100 Licks with a long tongue to injure. May also paralyze.
Nuzzle 100% 20 20 100 The user attacks by nuzzling its electrified cheeks against the target. This also leaves the target with paralysis.
Secret Power 30% 20 70 100 An attack with effects that vary by location. On Plain Terrain
Spark 30% 20 65 100 An electrified tackle that may paralyze the foe.
Stun Spore 100% 30 -- 75 Scatters a powder that may paralyze the foe.
Thunder 30% 10 110 70 A lightning attack that may cause paralysis.
Thunder Fang 10% 15 65 95 Has a chance of paralyzing and flinching the foe
Thunder Wave 100% 20 -- 100 A weak jolt of electricity that paralyzes the foe.
Thunderbolt 10% 15 90 100 A strong electrical attack that may paralyze the foe.
Thunderpunch 10% 15 75 100 An electrified punch that may paralyze the foe.
Thundershock 10% 30 40 100 An electrical attack that may paralyze the foe.
Tri Attack 6.666% 10 80 100 Fires three types of beams at the same time.
Zap Cannon 100% 5 120 50 Powerful and sure to cause paralysis, but inaccurate.
Paralysis


Poison

Poison is another commonly utilised status affliction. It gradually lowers the Pokémon's Hit Points until the Pokémon fains

Effects:
The Pokémon loses 1/8th Max HP each turn
For every 4 steps the trainer takes, the Pokémon loses 1 HP until it reaches 1 HP remaining (Pre-Black & White)

Immunities:
Poison Type & Steel Type Pokémon
Pokémon with the Immunity ability

Methods of Healing
Being a Pokémon with the Natural Cure ability and switching out, Hydration while its raining or having the Shed Skin ability
Using the attacks Heal Bell or Aromatherapy
Using the aforementioned items or the specialised ones that follow:
Picture Name Effect Location
Antidote Cures one Pokémon of the Poison status effect Pokémart
Pecha Berry A Poffin ingredient. It may be used or held by a Pokémon to recover from poison.  


Methods of Inflicting
If you or the opponent has the Effect Spore or Poison Point abilities and the Pokémon attacking that Pokémon makes physical contact, then there is a 30% chance of the attacker being Poisoned
Using the following attacks:
Name Type Cat. Chance PP Att. Acc. Effect
Cross Poison 10% 20 70 100 High chance of critical hit, may poison foe
Gunk Shot 30% 5 120 80 May poison foe
Poison Gas 100% 40 -- 90 Envelops the foe in a toxic gas that may poison.
Poison Jab 30% 20 80 100 May poison foe
Poison Sting 30% 35 15 100 A toxic attack with barbs, etc., that may poison.
Poison Tail 10% 25 50 100 Has a high critical-hit ratio. May also poison.
Poisonpowder 100% 35 -- 75 Scatters a toxic powder that may poison the foe.
Secret Power 30% 20 70 100 An attack with effects that vary by location. On Grassy Terrain
Sludge 30% 20 65 100 Sludge is hurled to inflict damage. May also poison.
Sludge Bomb 30% 10 90 100 Sludge is hurled to inflict damage. May also poison.
Sludge Wave 10% 10 95 100 It attacks those near it with a wave of sludge. It will sometimes cause poisoning.
Smog 40% 20 30 70 An exhaust-gas attack that may also poison.
Toxic Spikes 100% 20 -- -- Causes poison when opponent switches Pokémon (1 Layer Only)
Twineedle 20% 20 25 100 Stingers on the forelegs jab the foe twice.
Poison


Badly Poisoned

Badly Poisoned acts like Poison in the same manner, however the effects it gives is cumulative. It only lasts in the battle it was afflicted in, in which it reverts to normal poison

Effects:
The Pokémon loses 1/16th Max HP for the first turn and then adds 1/16th to the amount to be lost so on 2nd turn 2/16th, 3rd 3/16th and so on until the Pokémon faints

Immunities:
See Poison

Method of Healing:
See Poison

Methods of Inflicting
Holding the Toxic Orb inflicts it on yourself
Flinging the Toxic Orb
Using the following attacks:
Name Type Cat. Chance PP Att. Acc. Effect
Poison Fang 30% 15 50 100 A sharp-fanged attack. May badly poison the foe.
Toxic 100% 10 -- 90 Poisons the foe with an intensifying toxin.
Toxic Spikes 100% 20 -- -- Causes damage when opponent switches Pokémon (2 or above layers)


Sleep

Sleep is the primary used status affliction as it is utilised in conjunction with a healing move, however it is also good at stopping your opponent in it's tracks

Effects:
The Pokémon cannot attack for 1 to 7 turns, the turn count is lowered with the Early Bird ability
Sleep Talk & Snore can be used
Allows the attacks Dream Eater & Nightmare as well as the ability Bad Dreams to be used against you
Immunities:
Pokémon with the Insomnia & Vital Spirit abilities
All Pokémon when Electric Terrain is in effect
Partner Pokémon if a Pokémon has Sweet Veil

Methods of Healing
Being a Pokémon with the Natural Cure ability and switching out, Hydration while its raining or having the Shed Skin ability
Using the attacks Heal Bell or Aromatherapy
Using the attack Wake-Up Slap
Using the aforementioned items or the specialised ones that follow:
Picture Name Effect Location
Awakening Awakens one Pokémon with the Sleep status effect Pokémart (Must have at least 1 Badge)
Chesto Berry A Poffin ingredient. It may be used or held by a Pokémon to recover from sleep.  
Blue Flute Heals from Sleep Transfer from RSE


Methods of Inflicting
If you or the opponent has the Effect Spore ability and the Pokémon attacking that Pokémon makes physical contact, then there is a 30% chance of the attacker being put to Sleep
Using the following attacks:
Name Type Cat. Chance PP Att. Acc. Effect
Dark Void 100% 10 -- 80 Induces sleep to both opponents
Grasswhistle 100% 15 -- 55 Lulls the foe into sleep with a pleasant melody.
Hypnosis 100% 20 -- 60 A hypnotizing move that may induce sleep.
Lovely Kiss 100% 10 -- 75 Demands a kiss with a scary face that induces sleep.
Relic Song 30% 10 75 100 It makes the opponent listen to an ancient song and appeals to its heart. It may cause the opponent to sleep.
Rest 100% 10 -- -- The user sleeps for 2 turns, restoring HP and status.
Sing 100% 15 -- 55 A soothing song lulls the foe into a deep slumber.
Sleep Powder 100% 15 -- 75 Scatters a powder that may cause the foe to sleep.
Spore 100% 15 -- 100 Scatters a cloud of spores that always induce sleep.
Yawn 100% 10 -- -- Lulls the foe into yawning, then sleeping next turn.
Sleep


The following statuses can be inflicted at the same time as the above, but they are no longer in effect if the Pokémon leaves the battle

Attract

Attraction is a status affliction that only occurs a few times. It requires the user to have a gender and the opponent to have a differing gender to work

Effects:
The Pokémon afflicted cannot attack 50% of the time
Immunities:
Pokémon with the Oblivious ability

Pokémon of the same gender as the user
Genderless Pokémon
Methods of Healing
Using the attacks Heal Bell or Aromatherapy
Using the specialised items that follow:
Picture Name Effect Location
Mental Herb Removes Infatuation status; can only be used once Route 216
Red Flute Heals from Infatuation Transfer from RSE


Methods of Inflicting
If you or the opponent has the Cute Charm ability and the Pokémon attacking that Pokémon makes physical contact, then there is a 30% chance of the attacker being Infatuated
Using the following attacks:
Name Type Cat. Chance PP Att. Acc. Effect
Attract 100% 15 -- 100 Makes the opposite gender less likely to attack.
Attract


Confusion

Confusion is another status effect that is common in use to hinder your opponent for 1 to 4 turns

Effects:
The Pokémon afflicted cannot attack 50% of the time for 1-4 turns
Raises Evasion for Pokémon with the Tangled Feed ability

Immunities:
Pokémon with the Own Tempo ability

Methods of Healing
Using the attacks Heal Bell or Aromatherapy
Using the aforementioned items or the specialised ones that follow:
Picture Name Effect Location
Persim Berry A Poffin ingredient. It may be used or held by a Pokémon to recover from sleep.  
Yellow Flute Heals from Confusion Transfer from RSE


Methods of Inflicting
Using the following attacks:
Name Type Cat. Chance PP Att. Acc. Effect
Chatter ??? 20 65 100 Confuses foe Confusion depends on volume of recording
Confuse Ray 100% 10 -- 100 A sinister ray that confuses the foe.
Confusion 10% 25 50 100 A psychic attack that may cause confusion.
Dizzy Punch 20% 10 70 100 A rhythmic punch that may confuse the foe.
Dynamicpunch 100% 5 100 50 Powerful and sure to cause confusion, but inaccurate.
Flatter 100% 15 -- 100 Flattery is used to confuse the target. However, it also raises the target's Sp. Atk stat.
Hurricane 10% 10 110 70 It surrounds the opponent with a monstrous wind. It may confuse the opponent.
Psybeam 10% 20 65 100 Fires a peculiar ray that may confuse the foe.
Rock Climb 20% 20 90 85 May induce confusion
Signal Beam 10% 15 75 100 A strange beam attack that may confuse the foe.
Supersonic 100% 20 -- 55 Emits bizarre sound waves that may confuse the foe.
Swagger 100% 15 -- 90 Confuses the foe, but also sharply raises ATTACK.
Sweet Kiss 100% 10 -- 75 Demands a kiss with a cute look. May cause confusion.
Teeter Dance 100% 20 -- 100 Confuses all POKéMON on the scene.
Water Pulse 20% 20 60 100 Attacks with ultrasonic waves. May confuse the foe
Below are the attacks that inflict the user with confusion
Outrage 100% 15 120 100 A rampage of 2 to 3 turns that confuses the user.
Petal Dance 100% 20 90 100 A rampage of 2 to 3 turns that confuses the user.
Thrash 100% 20 120 100 A rampage of 2 to 3 turns that confuses the user.
Confusion


Curse

Curse is a seldom used affliction. Partly because the affliction only occurs when the attack has been used by a Ghost Type Pokémon

Effects:
The Pokémon afflicted loses 1/4 of it's Max HP each turn

Immunities:
None

Methods of Healing
Switching Out

Methods of Inflicting
Using the following attacks:
Name Type Cat. Chance PP Att. Acc. Effect
Curse 100% 10 -- -- A move that functions differently for GHOSTS.
Curse


 
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