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.
The following items will heal any major status condition:
|Big Malasada||Cures one Pokémon of any status effect||Hau'oli City, Malie City, Royal Avenue|
|Castelia Cone||Cures one Pokémon of any status effect||Lumiose City|
|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|
|Shalour Sable||Cures one Pokémon of any status effect||Contest Fans|
As of Pokémon Sun & Moon, you can even cure status ailments using the Pokémon Refresh feature for no cost.
There is also a move that does double damage if the Pokémon is afflicted by one of the main Status Conditions.
|Hex||10||65||100||This relentless attack does massive damage to a target affected by status conditions.|
The status types and the effects are as follows:
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. As of Sun & Moon, this has been lowered to 1/16th of its 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
Fire Type Pokémon
Pokémon with the Comatose, Water Bubble or Water Veil abilities
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 on yourself or Sparkling Aria on a Burned target.
Using the aforementioned items or the specialised ones that follow:
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 poisonEffects:
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
Method of Healing:
Methods of Inflicting
Holding the Toxic Orb inflicts it on yourself
Flinging the Toxic Orb
Using the following attacks:
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