Triage (Ability)

Triage ヒーリングシフト
Healing Shift
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Generation VII
Gives priority to a healing move.
Generation VIII
Gives priority to a healing move.
Generation IX
Gives priority to the Pokémon's healing moves.

Triage (Japanese: ヒーリングシフト Healing Shift) is an Ability introduced in Generation VII. It is the signature Ability of Comfey.


In battle

Triage increases the priority of moves that restore HP used by the Pokémon with this Ability by 3, including both damaging moves and status moves. Triage does not affect Aqua Ring, Grassy Terrain, Ingrain, Leech Seed, Pain Split, Present, Pollen Puff, or Z-Moves that only heal due to their Z-Power effect (such as Z-Conversion 2).

Affected moves

  This Ability effect may be in need of research.
Reason: Are Bitter Blade and Matcha Gotcha affected by Triage?
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The table below lists the moves affected by Triage, as well as the Pokémon that can have Triage and learn those moves.

Move Type Cat. Pow. Acc. Learned by
Draining Kiss  Fairy  Special 50 100   {{{6}}}
Floral Healing  Fairy  Status   {{{6}}}
Giga Drain  Grass  Special 75 100   {{{6}}}
Rest  Psychic  Status   {{{6}}}
Synthesis  Grass  Status   {{{6}}}

Although the following moves are affected by the Ability, they currently cannot be learned by any Pokémon with Triage. They may, however, be used by a Pokémon that gained Triage by Trace or a move such as Skill Swap or Role Play.

Move Type Cat. Pow. Acc.
Absorb  Grass  Special 20 100 {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Drain Punch  Fighting  Physical 75 100 {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Dream Eater  Psychic  Special 100 100 {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Heal Order  Bug  Status {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Heal Pulse  Psychic  Status {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Healing Wish  Psychic  Status {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Horn Leech  Grass  Physical 75 100 {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Leech Life  Bug  Physical 80 100 {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Lunar Dance  Psychic  Status {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Mega Drain  Grass  Special 40 100 {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Milk Drink  Normal  Status {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Moonlight  Fairy  Status {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Morning Sun  Normal  Status {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Oblivion Wing  Flying  Special 80 100 {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Parabolic Charge  Electric  Special 65 100 {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Purify  Poison  Status {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Recover  Normal  Status {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Roost  Flying  Status {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Shore Up  Ground  Status {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Slack Off  Normal  Status {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Soft-Boiled  Normal  Status {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Strength Sap  Grass  Status 100 {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Swallow  Normal  Status {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Wish  Normal  Status {{{5}}} {{{6}}}

Outside of battle

Triage has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Triage

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
0764   Comfey
Fairy Fairy Flower Veil Triage Natural Cure
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 languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 先行治療 Sīnhàhng Jihlìuh
Mandarin 先行治療 / 先行治疗 Xiānxíng Zhìliáo
  French Prioguérison
  German Heilwandel
  Italian Primacura
  Korean 힐링시프트 Healing Shift
  Brazilian Portuguese Triagem
  Russian Триаж Triazh
  Spanish Primer Auxilio

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