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Pokemon X and Y
Strategy Guide

Author(s): Daniel Chaviers
Editor(s): Andrew Mills
First Published: 01-11-2013 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 28-03-2018 / 21:19 GMT
Version: 1.3 (????) 20-11-2018 / 12:30 GMT

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Pokemon Battles

Status Ailments

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

There a number of special Status Ailments which affect Pokémon in various ways. These can be caused by a number of ways, most notably moves, such as Sing.

Just like they can be caused, they can also be cured. Some moves can cure them; but items and healing your Pokémon at a Pokémon Center are the primary ways to cure status ailments.

The primary ailments are as follows:

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: These ailments transfer between battles and can be quite irritating unless dealt with as soon as possible. Of course, your Pokémon aren’t the only ones that can inflict status ailments so make sure you’re using them against your opponents too!


Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Pokemon Company International
  • Platforms
    Nintendo 3DS
  • Genre
    Role-playing
  • Guide Release
    1 November 2013
  • Last Updated
    28 March 2018
  • Guide Author
    Daniel Chaviers

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