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Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Strategy Guide

Author(s): Vincent Lau
Editor(s): Vincent Lau, Claire Farnworth
First Published: 28-11-2014 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 28-03-2018 / 21:21 GMT
Version: 1.0 (????) 19-11-2018 / 05:50 GMT

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Pokemon Battles

Status Ailments

Ailments aren't always the end of the world; just cure them and carry on.

During the course of battle, your Pokémon can be inflicted by status ailments or you can cause them to the opposing Pokémon. Most of the time, ailments are caused by using moves, such as Sing, which causes Sleep. As their name implies, ailments negatively affect a Pokémon’s performance.

However just like they can be caused, they can also be cured. This can be done with a recovery item or by visiting a Pokémon Centre.

Primary Ailments

Ailment Symptoms Cure
Burn The Pokémon takes some damage at the end of every turn and their Attack stat falls drastically. Burn Heal
Freeze The Pokémon cannot perform any action. Cures naturally after a number of turns in battle. Upon thawing; the Pokémon will immediately perform its selected move. Ice Heal
Paralysis The Pokémon sometimes cannot move, therefore losing their turn, and their Speed stat falls drastically. Parylz Heal
Poison The Pokémon takes some damage at the end of every turn. Antidote
Sleep The Pokémon cannot perform any action. Cures naturally after a number of turns in battle. Upon waking; the Pokémon will immediately perform its selected move. Awakening

Note : You can also use a Full Heal or Full Restore to restore your condition.

Ailments persist between battles, so it’s worth your time to cure them as soon as possible, or during the next safest opportunity. Your opponents rarely have the means to cure ailments, so don’t hesitate to cause them yourself. It’s a bit sneaky, but totally within the rules.


Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Pokemon Company International
  • Platforms
    Nintendo 3DS
  • Genre
    Role-playing
  • Guide Release
    28 November 2014
  • Last Updated
    28 March 2018
  • Guide Author
    Vincent Lau

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