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Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Normal - - 10 0 - User


Heals the user by 1/2 of its maximum HP, rounded half up. It has an in-game effect which allows you to heal the other members of your party. The user loses 20% of its maximum HP, and the target party member gains that much HP. It fails if the user is below 20% HP or the target is at full health.

Competitive Use

Softboiled is known as the signature move of two of the best stallers in the game: Blissey and Chansey. Unfortunately, it faces stiff competition with Wish, a move that can heal the rest of these two Pokemon's team as well. It does, however, have the nice use of instant, reliable recovery. Also notable in the lower tiers is Clefable, who possesses Magic Guard; it too has access to the often more useful Wish. Perhaps if Softboiled was more widespread, it would see more use, as it is by no means a bad move.

Related Moves

Milk Drink is an exact equivalent.

Slack Off is an exact equivalent.

Recover is an exact equivalent.

Roost is a Flying-type equivalent that grounds the user.

Heal Order is a Bug-type equivalent.

Wish is an equivalent, but HP is recovered at the end of the second turn.

Moonlight and Morning Sun are equivalents, but vary in how much they heal depending on the weather.

Synthesis is a Grass-type equivalent, but varies in how much it heals depending on the weather.

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Blissey Normal OU Natural Cure / Serene Grace / Healer 255 10 10 75 135 55 540
Chansey Normal BL Natural Cure / Serene Grace / Healer 250 5 5 35 105 50 450