Heal Block (move)

Heal Block
かいふくふうじ Restore Seal
Heal Block VII.png
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Type  Psychic
Category  Status
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  —
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects all adjacent foes, but not allies
Availability
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.

Effect

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, Wish, Lunar Dance, or Healing 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. If a Pokémon cannot use any moves when selecting a move to use due to Heal Block (e.g., due to knowing no other moves that have PP, Choice Band, etc.), it will use Struggle. Restricted moves can still be called by moves that call other moves (such as Metronome), but they are prevented from being used.

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.

All 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 and Magic Bounce.

Affected Pokémon cannot use the move Heal Pulse nor be healed by it. If an affected Pokémon had already selected Heal Pulse before being affected by Heal Block, it is prevented from using the move.

Affected Pokémon can no longer be healed by Black Sludge, Leftovers, or Shell Bell. Affected Pokémon will no longer consume held HP-restoring Berries or Berry Juice. If an affected Pokémon consumes an HP-restoring Berry via Fling, Bug Bite, or Pluck, it will not have its HP restored.

Affected Pokémon with the Ability Dry Skin or Water Absorb will take no damage from Water-type moves, but will not be healed by them either. Affected Pokémon with the Ability Volt Absorb will take no damage from Electric-type moves, but will not be healed by them either. Affected Pokémon with the Ability Dry Skin or Rain Dish are prevented from healing during rain. Affected Pokémon with the Ability Ice Body are prevented from healing during hail, but are not damaged by it either. Affected Pokémon with the ability Poison Heal will not be healed or damaged if they are poisoned.

Heal Block will not prevent Pokémon with the Ability Regenerator from having their HP restored upon switching out.

Generations VI and VII

Affected Pokémon can no longer use HP-draining moves (except Leech Seed). They also cannot use the move Floral Healing. If an affected Pokémon had already selected one of these moves before being affected by Heal Block, it is prevented from using the move. Affected Pokémon cannot be healed by Leech Seed or Floral Healing.

Affected Pokémon cannot use Pollen Puff targeting an ally (but they can use it targeting an opponent), nor be healed by the move. If an affected Pokémon had already targeted an ally with Pollen Puff before being affected by Heal Block, it is prevented from using the move.

Affected Pokémon can still use Grassy Terrain, but they cannot be healed by the effects of Grassy Terrain.

Affected Pokémon with the Ability Cheek Pouch will not be healed after eating a Berry.

Affected Pokémon can still restore HP using the Z-Power effects of status Z-Moves. Heal Block cannot prevent a Pokémon from using or being healed by any Z-Move, including moves like Z-Soft-Boiled and Z-Heal Pulse.

If powered up by a Psychium Z into Z-Heal Block, the user's Special Attack stat rises by two stages.

Generation VIII

Heal Block cannot be selected in a battle.

Description

Games Description
DPPtHGSSPBR The user prevents the foe from using any HP-recovery moves for five turns.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
For five turns, the user prevents the opposing team from using any moves, Abilities, or held items that recover HP.
SwSh This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
251   Celebi
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 55 55 55 55
292   Shedinja
 
 
Mineral Mineral 52 52 50XY
41ORAS
41
337   Lunatone
 
 
Mineral Mineral 42 42BW
37B2W2
37XY
33ORAS
33
338   Solrock
 
 
Mineral Mineral 42 42BW
37B2W2
37XY
33ORAS
33
343   Baltoy
 
 
Mineral Mineral 61 54BW
45B2W2
45XY
10ORAS
10
344   Claydol
 
 
Mineral Mineral 73 64BW
54B2W2
54XY
10ORAS
10
381   Latios
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 5 5 5XY
1ORAS
1
436   Bronzor
 
 
Mineral Mineral 52 52BW
45B2W2
45 45
437   Bronzong
 
 
Mineral Mineral 67 67BW
52B2W2
52 52
483   Dialga
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 50DP
484   Palkia
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 50DP
487   Giratina
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 50DP
574   Gothita
  Human-Like Human-Like 33 33 33
575   Gothorita
  Human-Like Human-Like 34 34 34
576   Gothitelle
  Human-Like Human-Like 34 34 34
577   Solosis
  Amorphous Amorphous 46 46 46
578   Duosion
  Amorphous Amorphous 50 50 50
579   Reuniclus
  Amorphous Amorphous 54 54 54
605   Elgyem
  Human-Like Human-Like 8 8 8
606   Beheeyem
  Human-Like Human-Like 1, 8 1, 8 1, 8
642   Thundurus
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 31 31 25
707   Klefki
 
 
Mineral Mineral 50 50
772   Type: Null
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 85
773   Silvally
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 1
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 Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII VIII
562   Yamask
  Mineral Amorphous
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, Heal Block is a move with 16PP that ignores accuracy and evasion checks. It targets all enemies in the same room giving them Heal Block status condition for 5-7 turns, preventing them from having their HP restored. In hallways, this move targets Pokémon up two tiles away (or one in one-tile darkness). This move is affected by Magic Coat, Taunt and Snatch.

Description

Games Description
MDTDS Changes the status of all enemies in the room with the user to Heal Block. In that state, Pokémon are incapable of restoring HP.
BSL おなじへやの てきポケモンを かいふくふうじじょうたいにかえる
MDGtI It causes the Heal Block status condition to all enemies in the same room, which makes them unable to restore their HP.
SMD It prevents enemies from restoring HP for a while.*
It gives the Heal Block status to all enemies in the same room, making them unable to restore their HP.*


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

 
Heal Block ending in Battle Revolution.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 回復封鎖 Wùihfuhk Fūngsó *
回復阻擋 Wùihfuhk Jódóng *
Mandarin 回復封鎖 / 回复封锁 Huífù Fēngsuǒ *
回復阻擋 Huífù Zǔdǎng *
  French Anti-Soin
  German Heilblockade
  Greek Φραγή Ίασης
  Italian Anticura
  Korean 회복봉인 Hoebok Bong'in
  Brazilian Portuguese Bloqueio de Cura
  Serbian Blokiranje lečenja
  Spanish Anticura
  Vietnamese Ngăn Chặn Phục Hồi



Variations of the move Disable
  DisableEmbargoHeal BlockTauntTorment


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