Heal Block (move)

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Heal Block
かいふくふうじ Restore Seal
Heal Block V.png
Type  Psychic
Category  Status
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  —
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects all foes
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Cute
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Prevents the Voltage from going up in the same turn.
Condition  Clever
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Temporarily stops the crowd from growing excited.

Heal Block (Japanese: かいふくふうじ Restore Seal) is a non-damaging Psychic-type move introduced in Generation IV.


Generation IV

Heal Block restricts the targets from healing in certain ways for five turns.

Affected Pokémon cannot use status moves that heal the user immediately or Wish.If an affected Pokémon had already selected one of these moves to use before being affected by Heal Block, it is prevented from using the move (i.e., no PP is consumed). If a Pokémon cannot use any other moves (e.g., due to knowing no other moves that have PP, Choice Band, etc.), it will use Struggle.

Affected Pokémon can still use HP-draining moves; these moves will still inflict damage, but will not restore HP. Liquid Ooze is not affected by Heal Block.

Affected Pokémon can still use Present, Ingrain, and Aqua Ring. However, affected Pokémon cannot be healed by the effects of Wish (which cannot be used while affected by Heal Block) or these moves.

Pokémon with the Ability Volt Absorb or Water Absorb will take damage, as opposed to healing, from Electric- or Water-type attacks respectively while Heal Block is in effect. A poisoned Pokémon with Poison Heal is neither healed nor damaged.

All other Abilities and items which restore HP during battle will continue to work as normal.

Generation V

Heal Block can now be reflected with Magic Coat.

Affected Pokémon also cannot use the move Heal Pulse.

Affected Pokémon can no longer be healed by Heal Pulse, Leftovers, and Shell Bell (but they can be healed by Black Sludge).

Generation VI

Affected Pokémon can no longer use HP-draining moves, except Leech Seed. Leech Seed will inflict damage to the seeded Pokémon, but will not restore HP to a Pokémon affected by Heal Block.

Affected Pokémon can no longer be healed by Black Sludge.


Games Description
DPPtHGSS The user prevents the foe from using any HP-recovery moves for five turns.
For five turns, the user prevents the opposing team from using any moves, Abilities, or held items that recover HP.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
251 Celebi Celebi Psychic Grass 45 55 55
292 Shedinja Shedinja Bug Ghost 52 52 50
337 Lunatone Lunatone Rock Psychic 42 42 37 37
338 Solrock Solrock Rock Psychic 42 42 37 37
343 Baltoy Baltoy Ground Psychic 61 54 45 45
344 Claydol Claydol Ground Psychic 73 64 54 54
381 Latios Latios Dragon Psychic 5 5 5
436 Bronzor Bronzor Steel Psychic 52 52 45 45
437 Bronzong Bronzong Steel Psychic 67 67 52 52
483 Dialga Dialga Steel Dragon 50   '
484 Palkia Palkia Water Dragon 50   '
487 Giratina Giratina Ghost Dragon 50   '
574 Gothita Gothita Psychic Psychic   33 33
575 Gothorita Gothorita Psychic Psychic   34 34
576 Gothitelle Gothitelle Psychic Psychic   34 34
577 Solosis Solosis Psychic Psychic   46 46
578 Duosion Duosion Psychic Psychic   50 50
579 Reuniclus Reuniclus Psychic Psychic   54 54
605 Elgyem Elgyem Psychic Psychic   8 8
606 Beheeyem Beheeyem Psychic Psychic   1, 8 1, 8
642 Thundurus Thundurus Electric Flying   31 31
707 Klefki Klefki Steel Fairy     50
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

By breeding

# Pokémon Type Father
562 Yamask Yamask Ghost Ghost no SolosisDuosionReuniclus SolosisDuosionReuniclusKlefki
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In other generations

Heal Block IV.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
Generation I
Generation II Generation II
Generation II
Crystal Generation III Generation III
Generation III
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
Generation IV
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
Generation V
XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 回復阻擋 Huífù Zǔdǎng
France Flag.png French Anti-Soin
Germany Flag.png German Heilblockade
Greece Flag.png Greek Φραγή Ίασης
Italy Flag.png Italian Anticura
South Korea Flag.png Korean 회복봉인 Hoebok Bong'in
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Bloqueio de Cura
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Blokiranje Lečenja
Spain Flag.png Spanish Anticura

Variations of the move Disable
Status DisableEmbargoHeal BlockTauntTorment

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