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Hydration

Description

If rain is the prevailing weather condition, the wielder heals itself of burn, freeze, paralysis, poison, and sleep at the end of each turn. If rain ends on the same turn that the wielder is afflicted with a status, that status will not be healed.

Competitive Use

Hydration is an absolutely amazing ability in the OU environment where Drizzle Politoed is available. Being basically immune to status due to the permanent rain is an absolute godsend to any defensive Pokemon that gets it, particularly Vaporeon. Hydration is also what arguably pushed Manaphy over the edge, as inflicting it with status in order to outstall or cripple it as it set up was simply out of the question, and even if it got to low health it could use Rest to reach full health and then rid itself of its sleep on the same turn. However, in any metagame where permanent rain is unavailable, Hydration will usually be left out in favor of more useful abilities in common battle conditions especially because having only 8 turns of status immunity is far less useful than having something like the double Speed that Swift Swim brings under the same conditions.

Found normally

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Accelgor Bug RU Hydration / Sticky Hold / Unburden 80 70 40 100 60 145 495
Alomomola Water NU Healer / Hydration / Regenerator 165 75 80 40 45 65 470
Dewgong Water / Ice NU Thick Fat / Hydration / Ice Body 90 70 80 70 95 70 475
Manaphy Water Uber Hydration 100 100 100 100 100 100 600
Phione Water NU Hydration 80 80 80 80 80 80 480
Seel Water LC Thick Fat / Hydration / Ice Body 65 45 55 45 70 45 325
Shelmet Bug LC Hydration / Shell Armor / Overcoat 50 40 85 40 65 25 305
Tympole Water LC Swift Swim / Hydration / Water Absorb 50 50 40 50 40 64 294

Found in Dream World

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Barboach Water / Ground LC Oblivious / Anticipation / Hydration 50 48 43 46 41 60 288
Ducklett Water / Flying LC Keen Eye / Big Pecks / Hydration 62 44 50 44 50 55 305
Gorebyss Water NU Swift Swim / Hydration 55 84 105 114 75 52 485
Lapras Water / Ice NU Water Absorb / Shell Armor / Hydration 130 85 80 85 95 60 535
Luvdisc Water NU Swift Swim / Hydration 43 30 55 40 65 97 330
Smoochum Ice / Psychic LC Oblivious / Forewarn / Hydration 45 30 15 85 65 65 305
Swanna Water / Flying NU Keen Eye / Big Pecks / Hydration 75 87 63 87 63 98 473
Vaporeon Water OU Water Absorb / Hydration 130 65 60 110 95 65 525
Whiscash Water / Ground NU Oblivious / Anticipation / Hydration 110 78 73 76 71 60 468