Natural Cure (Ability)

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
All status conditions heal when the Pokémon switches out.
Generation IX
The Pokémon's status conditions are cured when it switches out.

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

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 onward

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
0113   Chansey
Normal Normal Natural Cure Serene Grace Healer
0120   Staryu
Water Water Illuminate Natural Cure Analytic
0121   Starmie
Water Psychic Illuminate Natural Cure Analytic
0222   Corsola
Water Rock Hustle Natural Cure Regenerator
0242   Blissey
Normal Normal Natural Cure Serene Grace Healer
0251   Celebi
Psychic Grass Natural Cure None None
0315   Roselia
Grass Poison Natural Cure Poison Point Leaf Guard
0333   Swablu
Normal Flying Natural Cure None Cloud Nine
0334   Altaria
Dragon Flying Natural Cure None Cloud Nine
0406   Budew
Grass Poison Natural Cure Poison Point Leaf Guard
0407   Roserade
Grass Poison Natural Cure Poison Point Technician
0440   Happiny
Normal Normal Natural Cure Serene Grace Friend Guard
0492   Shaymin
Land Forme
Grass Grass Natural Cure None None
0708   Phantump
Ghost Grass Natural Cure Frisk Harvest
0709   Trevenant
Ghost Grass Natural Cure Frisk Harvest
0764   Comfey
Fairy Fairy Flower Veil Triage Natural Cure
0921   Pawmi
Electric Electric Static Natural Cure Iron Fist
0922   Pawmo
Electric Fighting Volt Absorb Natural Cure Iron Fist
0923   Pawmot
Electric Fighting Volt Absorb Natural Cure Iron Fist
Please note that abilities marked with a superscript are only available in the stated generation or later.
  • For Generation III and IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.

In other games

Pokémon UNITE

In Pokémon UNITE, Natural Cure is Blissey's and Trevenant's Ability.

Blissey's removes all debuffs from the user every 6 seconds. This will trigger even if Blissey currently has no debuffs.

Trevenant's causes the user to recover HP every .5s for 4s, after falling below 35% HP and it also reduces the cooldowns of the user's moves by 1s every second. When the HP recovery effect ends, this ability goes on a 100s cooldown, but each time the user hits an opponent with any of its moves, this ability's cooldown gets decreased by 1s (but not more often than every .5s).

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!
MDRTDX This Ability sometimes cures every bad status condition the Pokémon has.

In the anime

 
Roserade


All status conditions heal when the Pokémon switches out.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Roserade's status conditions are healed when it is returned to its Poké Ball.
Cynthia's Roserade Bewitch, Battle, and Bewilder! Debut
First mentioned in Valor: A Strategic Part of Battling!


  • 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

Pokémon Adventures


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, it is possible to deduce 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
  Finnish Luonnonparannus
  French Médic Nature
  German Innere Kraft
  Italian Alternacura
  Korean 자연회복 Jayeon Hoebok
  Polish Naturalny Lek
  Portuguese Cura Natural
  Russian Самолечение Samolechenie
  Spanish Cura Natural
  Thai ฟื้นตัวตามธรรมชาติ
  Vietnamese Tự hồi phục


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