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Natural Cure しぜんかいふく
Natural Recovery
Flavor text
Generation III
Heals upon switching out.
Generation IV
All status problems are healed upon switching out.DPPt
All status problems heal when it switches out.HGSS
Generation V
All status problems heal when it switches out.
Generation VI
All status conditions heal when the Pokémon switches out.
Generation VII
All status conditions heal when the Pokémon switches out.
Generation VIII
Currently unknown

Natural Cure (Japanese: しぜんかいふく Natural Recovery) is an Ability introduced in Generation III.

Contents

Effect

In battle

Generation III

Natural Cure heals any status conditions upon switching out.

This effect will occur if Natural Cure is the Pokémon's Ability in battle when it switches out and is not suppressed; a Pokémon that obtained the Ability with Trace will have its status condition cured when it switches out, whereas a Pokémon which has Natural Cure but has been affected by Gastro Acid will not.

Generation IV and on

Natural Cure also heals any status conditions upon completing a battle (if it was in battle at the end of the battle).

Outside of battle

From Generation IV onward, Natural Cure automatically heals status conditions upon the end of a battle.

Pokémon with Natural Cure

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Chansey Chansey Normal Normal Natural Cure Serene Grace Healer
Staryu Staryu Water Water Illuminate Natural Cure Analytic
Starmie Starmie Water Psychic Illuminate Natural Cure Analytic
Corsola Corsola Water Rock Hustle Natural Cure Regenerator
Blissey Blissey Normal Normal Natural Cure Serene Grace Healer
Celebi Celebi Psychic Grass Natural Cure None None
Roselia Roselia Grass Poison Natural Cure Poison Point Leaf Guard
Swablu Swablu Normal Flying Natural Cure None Cloud Nine
Altaria Altaria Dragon Flying Natural Cure None Cloud Nine
Budew Budew Grass Poison Natural Cure Poison Point Leaf Guard
Roserade Roserade Grass Poison Natural Cure Poison Point Technician
Happiny Happiny Normal Normal Natural Cure Serene Grace Friend Guard
Shaymin Shaymin
Land Forme
Grass Grass Natural Cure None None
Phantump Phantump Ghost Grass Natural Cure Frisk Harvest
Trevenant Trevenant Ghost Grass Natural Cure Frisk Harvest
Comfey Comfey Fairy Fairy Flower Veil Triage Natural Cure
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VII games.
  • For Generation III games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IV or later and Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation V games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VI or later.
  • For Generation VI games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VII or later.

In other games

Description

Games Description
MDRB Recovers quickly from status problems.
MDTDS Helps the Pokémon recover from status problems more quickly.
BSL わるい じょうたいが なおるのが ふつうより はやい
MDGtI Unavailable
SMD Sometimes it cures every single bad status condition the Pokémon has!

In the anime

In The Power of Us, during two simultaneous disasters in Fula City, Toren and his fellow Scientists attempted to create an elixir out of Natural Cure in the Pokémon Research Pavilion. However, a blackout occurred before the solution could be finished, forcing Toren to improvise with Team Rocket's Lum Berries.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


Trivia

  • In Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon, Natural Cure is mistranslated as Natural Recovery, a direct translation of its Japanese name.
  • Due to the user interface displaying how many of the opponent's Pokémon have status conditions, even though Natural Cure does not have an activation message, the user interface will reveal that a Pokémon had Natural Cure the next time the Poké Balls representing the opponent's party are displayed.
    • In Generation III, this is when the opponent switches Pokémon.
    • In Generation IV, this is both when the opponent switches Pokémon and on the move selection screen.
    • From Generation V onward, it is visible on the move selection screen only.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 自然恢復 Jihyìhn Fūifuhk
Mandarin 自然恢復 / 自然恢复 Zìrán Huīfù
Finland Flag.png Finnish Luonnonparannus
France Flag.png French Médic Nature
Germany Flag.png German Innere Kraft
Italy Flag.png Italian Alternacura
South Korea Flag.png Korean 자연회복 Jayeon Hoebok
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Cura Natural
Russia Flag.png Russian Самолечение Samolechenie
Spain Flag.png Spanish Cura Natural
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Tự hồi phục


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