11 Pokemon that can heal in battle

Slowbro – Regenerator

Pokemon are multifaceted and can be used in battle in many creative ways. Defensively, Pokémon can give players the option to heal their other Pokémon or win the battle through attrition. However, recovery isn’t available to all Pokémon, making those that have it shine brighter. Many of these Pokemon have a fair amount of Defense, Special Defense, and Hit Points, or HP. These are the 11 best Pokémon that can heal in battle.

Gliscor – Poison Heal

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Gliscor has plenty of natural and reliable ways to recover HP both with its own moves and with its ability. Poison Heal heals the Pokémon for one-eighth of its maximum HP each turn if poisoned. Pairing Gliscor with a poisonous orb causes them to be poisoned at the end of the turn they are sent. Gliscor also has access to Roost, a flying-type move that restores its own HP by 50%. Roost also gets rid of Gliscor’s flying strike until the end of the turn, causing ice-type moves to only do double damage instead of quadruple.

Milotic – Recovery and Dew of Life

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Milotic has the ability Marvel Scale, which causes his defense stat to be increased by 50% each time they are inflicted with a status condition. A Flame Orb works perfectly for him because of this ability and doesn’t debuff any of his useful stats either. Besides being naturally tanky, Milotic is an excellent support and defensive Pokemon due to its access to Recover and Life Dew. Recover allows Milotic to regain 50% of his max HP, while Life Dew will heal himself and his ally Pokemon by 25% of his max HP.

Slowbro – Regenerator

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Normal and Galarian Slowbro can have the regenerator ability, which automatically gives him good recovery. Thus, each time the Pokémon is extinguished, it recovers a third of its maximum HP. This can be used infinitely as long as Slowbro can be replaced with another Pokemon, returning with more and more HP. He also has access to Slack Off and Heal Pulse. Slack Off restores the Pokemon’s HP by 50% of its Max Health, while Heal Pulse restores the ally Pokemon’s HP by 50%.

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Reuniclus – Regenerator

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Reuniclus has the regenerator ability but also has access to support moves like Light Screen and Reflect. Light Screen halves the amount of damage taken from special attacks for the Pokemon’s team by 50%, while Reflect does the same for physical attacks. Reuniclus also has two other forms of recovery in the Recover move and the Pain Split move. Pain Split adds up both Reuniclus and the target Pokémon’s remaining HP, then splits them evenly between them. This allows Reuniclus to recover up to half of its HP just by using it against a full HP Pokemon.

Amoongus – Regenerator

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Amoongus has several ways to recover his HP, but his most reliable way is his ability, Regenerator. Whenever Amoongus is damaged, he can simply switch to heal himself or use one of his support moves. The Pokémon has access to Pollen Puff, Giga Drain, Ingrain, Synthesis, and Grassy Terrain, giving it more than six different ways to heal itself or its ally Pokémon. Synthesis works like Recover or Roost but can increase HP recovery to two-thirds when used in Harsh Sunlight.

Eldegoss – Regenerator

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Eldegoss is best known as a support and healing Pokémon due to its ability regenerator and moveset. He has access to Synthesis, Pollen Puff and Aromatherapy. Pollen Puff is a damaging move when used against opposing Pokemon, but it heals allied Pokemon for 50% of the Pokemon’s maximum HP when targeted instead. Aromatherapy will cure any status condition that Eldegoss or its ally Pokemon have been inflicted on, including Pokemon that didn’t come out. He can also learn Giga Drain and Grassy Terrain.

Alomomola – Regenerator

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Alomomola has a very high HP stat and the ability, Regenerator. It has many moves that can be used for both itself and its ally Pokémon. Wish is a multi-faceted move that the Pokémon can use to heal itself next turn, or change to give another Pokémon HP equal to 50% of its maximum. He can learn Heal Pulse as well as Healing Wish. Healing Wish causes the user to pass out, causing any Pokémon that passes after it to be fully healed and also removing any status conditions it may have had.

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Snorlax – Chesto Resto

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Snorlax is most often associated with movement, Rest. The move puts the user to sleep, healing themselves at full HP and changing their status condition to Sleep. Snorlax can wake up from sleep by holding the Chesto Berry item, which heals a sleeping Pokemon. On top of that, Snorlax can learn Recycle, a move that restores a Pokemon’s used item, to continuously heal itself with Rest without consequences.

Breloom – Poison Heal

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Breloom, like Gliscor, can have the Poison Heal ability. Along with being able to heal every turn while poisoned, Breloom can learn Drain Punch and Leech Seed. Drain Punch is a physical combat-type move that causes the Pokemon to recover 50% of the damage dealt as HP. Leech Seed, similarly to Poison Heal, allows Breloom to regain HP each turn but is taken from the opposing Pokemon instead. It drains the opposing Pokémon one-eighth of their HP at the end of each turn, but will not work on other grass types and will stop working once the opposing Pokémon dies out.

Sceptile – Giga Drain

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Sceptile is a relatively fragile Grass-type Pokémon but has a few recovery methods to compensate for this. Players can use Sceptile as a mixed, special, or physical attacker, taking advantage of both Giga Drain and Drain Punch. Giga Drain is a grass-type special move that causes the Pokemon to recover 50% of the damage dealt as HP. Drain Punch works the same way, and Sceptile can even learn Synthesis for guaranteed recovery.

Mewtwo – All

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Mewtwo, with a special shout out to Storm and Cresselia, has the perfect balance of high base stats and a diverse movepool. It’s an exceptionally powerful Pokémon, but it’s also capable of sustaining itself with a variety of moves. He learns Recover, Drain Punch, Life Dew and even Dream Eater. Although Dream Eater requires some setup to use, it is a STAB move, or similar attack bonus. This only works on sleeping Pokémon and will allow the user to recover HP equal to 50% of the damage dealt. Mewtwo has all the offensive and defensive pressure of almost every other Pokemon mentioned and can be used in almost any way players want.

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