Heal Block (move)

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Heal Block
かいふくふうじ Recovery Block
Heal Block VII.png
Type  Psychic
Category  Status
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  —
Accuracy  100%
Priority  0
Range
Opponent Opponent Opponent
Self Ally Ally
Many Others: Affects all adjacent opponents, 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 Recovery Block) is a non-damaging Psychic-type move introduced in Generation IV.

Effect

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

Affected Pokémon are unable to use status moves that heal the user immediately, Wish, Lunar Dance, Healing Wish, Heal Pulse, Floral Healing, or target an ally with Pollen Puff. These Pokémon are also unable to be targeted by Heal Pulse, Floral Healing, or an ally's Pollen Puff, or healed by Wish (even if Wish was used successfully before the Heal Block). They can still use Present, Ingrain, Aqua Ring, and Grassy Terrain, but cannot be healed by the effects of these moves.

If a Pokémon had already selected one of the blocked moves to use before being affected by Heal Block, it is prevented from using it and PP will not be deducted.

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.

Gen IV Gen V Gen VI–VII
Affected Pokémon can use HP-draining moves
(other than Leech Seed)
Reflected by Magic Coat

If an affected Pokémon uses HP-draining moves, they still inflict damage but are unable to restore HP. The user still takes damage if the target has Liquid Ooze.

A Pokémon affected by Heal Block is still able to use Leech Seed, causing the target to become seeded. However, Sappy Seed and Heal Block do not interact because they are not available in the same core series games. The seeded Pokémon still takes damage every turn as usual, regardless of the seeder being affected by Heal Block. As long as the user of Leech Seed (or the Pokémon who replaced it in the same spot) is affected by Heal Block, no HP will be restored, but it will still take damage if the seeded Pokémon has Liquid Ooze.

Heal Block can be reflected by Magic Bounce.

Heal Block's effect can be transferred via Baton Pass.

Generation IV

All Abilities and items which restore HP during battle continue to work as usual.

Generations V to VII

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

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

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 onwards

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.
SwShBDSPLA
SV
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
0251 Celebi PsychicIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 55 55 55 55
0292 Shedinja BugIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 52 52 50XY
41ORAS
41
0337 Lunatone RockIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 42 42BW
37B2W2
37XY
33ORAS
33
0338 Solrock RockIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 42 42BW
37B2W2
37XY
33ORAS
33
0343 Baltoy GroundIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 61 54BW
45B2W2
45XY
10ORAS
10
0344 Claydol GroundIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 73 64BW
54B2W2
54XY
10ORAS
10
0381 Latios DragonIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 5 5 5XY
1ORAS
1
0436 Bronzor SteelIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 52 52BW
45B2W2
45 45
0437 Bronzong SteelIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 67 67BW
52B2W2
52 52
0483 Dialga
Dialga
All available forms
SteelIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 50DP
0484 Palkia
Palkia
All available forms
WaterIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 50DP
0487 Giratina
Giratina
All available forms
GhostIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 50DP
0574 Gothita PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 33 33 33
0575 Gothorita PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 34 34 34
0576 Gothitelle PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 34 34 34
0577 Solosis PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 46 46 46
0578 Duosion PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 50 50 50
0579 Reuniclus PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 54 54 54
0605 Elgyem PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 8 8 8
0606 Beheeyem PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 1, 8 1, 8 1, 8
0642 Thundurus
Thundurus
All available forms
ElectricIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 31 31 25
0707 Klefki SteelIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 50 50
0772 Type: Null NormalIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 85
0773 Silvally
Silvally
All forms
NormalIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


By breeding

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Egg Move
0562 Yamask GhostIC Big.png 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.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

Heal Block targets all enemies in the same room and inflicts the Heal Block status condition, preventing them from having their HP restored, including natural HP recovery. This status condition lasts for 5-7TDS / 6GtISMD turns. This move is affected by Magic Coat.

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDTDS - - 16 - —% - Entire room Enemy Yes
BSL - - 16 - —% - Entire room Enemy Yes
MDGtI - - 20 99 100% - Entire room Enemy Yes
SMD - - 20 99 100% - Entire room Enemy Yes
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

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 *
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 Hoebokbong-in
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Bloqueio de Cura
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Blokiranje lečenja
Spain Flag.png Spanish Anticura
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Ngăn Chặn Phục Hồi


Variations of the move Disable
StatusIC HOME.png DisableTormentTauntEmbargoHeal Block


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