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Wish

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

Description

At the end of the next turn, the Pokemon at the user's position has 1/2 of the user's maximum HP restored to it, rounded half up. Fails if this move is already in effect for the user's position.

Competitive Use

Wish is not the move it used to be in previous generations, and must be looked at from a different perspective when choosing what Pokemon should use it. In previous generations, any Pokemon with access to Wish could be used as a Wish passer since the move healed 50% of the recipient's HP. With the BW mechanics, however, where Wish only heals 50% of the user's HP, it requires a high base stat, so Pokemon such as Chansey and Blissey are even better Wish passers than they used to be, while others like Espeon no longer are useful.

Wish is one of the best support moves available though its limited distribution means that fitting a Wish user onto a team might not be easy. Wish provides recovery to the user and its teammates. It can give teammates that do not have other means of recovery a second life or even more. This can also save a moveslot on a teammate if it can opt not to use a recovery move it already has access to. However, Wish can be intercepted if the supposed recipient faints before Wish activates on the second turn, making Wish rather hard or impossible to use at times. The two turns required for Wish to take effect can also be made use of by the opponent; the opponent can make use of these two turns to knock out the Wish user or the recipient, or even set up. Wish is helpful in offsetting entry hazard damage as well in a scenario whereby the receiver switches in to heal with Wish but takes entry hazard damage in the process of doing so. Wish is an invaluable support move despite it not being completely reliable occasionally.

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Alomomola Water NU Healer / Hydration / Regenerator 165 75 80 40 45 65 470
Audino Normal NU Healer / Regenerator / Klutz 103 60 86 60 86 50 445
Chimecho Psychic NU Levitate 65 50 70 95 80 65 425
Chingling Psychic LC Levitate 45 30 50 65 50 45 285
Clefable Normal RU Cute Charm / Magic Guard / Unaware 95 70 73 85 90 60 473
Cleffa Normal LC Cute Charm / Magic Guard / Friend Guard 50 25 28 45 55 15 218
Delcatty Normal NU Cute Charm / Normalize / Wonder Skin 70 65 65 55 55 70 380
Eevee Normal LC Run Away / Adaptability / Anticipation 55 55 50 45 65 55 325
Espeon Psychic OU Synchronize / Magic Bounce 65 65 60 130 95 110 525
Flareon Fire NU Flash Fire / Guts 65 130 60 95 110 65 525
Gardevoir Psychic NU Synchronize / Trace / Telepathy 68 65 65 125 115 80 518
Girafarig Normal / Psychic NU Inner Focus / Early Bird / Sap Sipper 70 80 65 90 65 85 455
Glaceon Ice NU Snow Cloak / Ice Body 65 60 110 130 95 65 525
Igglybuff Normal LC Cute Charm / Friend Guard 90 30 15 40 20 15 210
Illumise Bug NU Oblivious / Tinted Lens / Prankster 65 47 55 73 75 85 400
Jirachi Steel / Psychic OU Serene Grace 100 100 100 100 100 100 600
Jolteon Electric OU Volt Absorb / Quick Feet 65 65 60 110 95 130 525
Jynx Ice / Psychic NU Oblivious / Forewarn / Dry Skin 65 50 35 115 95 95 455
Latias Dragon / Psychic OU Levitate 80 80 90 110 130 110 600
Leafeon Grass NU Leaf Guard / Chlorophyll 65 110 130 60 65 95 525
Minun Electric NU Minus 60 40 50 75 85 95 405
Natu Psychic / Flying NU Synchronize / Early Bird / Magic Bounce 40 50 45 70 45 70 320
Pichu Electric LC Static / Lightningrod 20 40 15 35 35 60 205
Pidove Normal / Flying LC Big Pecks / Super Luck / Rivalry 50 55 50 36 30 43 264
Pikachu Electric NU Static / Lightningrod 35 55 30 50 40 90 300
Plusle Electric NU Plus 60 50 40 85 75 95 405
Raichu Electric NU Static / Lightningrod 60 90 55 90 80 100 475
Skitty Normal LC Cute Charm / Normalize / Wonder Skin 50 45 45 35 35 50 260
Smoochum Ice / Psychic LC Oblivious / Forewarn / Hydration 45 30 15 85 65 65 305
Spinda Normal NU Own Tempo / Tangled Feet / Contrary 60 60 60 60 60 60 360
Togekiss Normal / Flying UU Hustle / Serene Grace / Super Luck 85 50 95 120 115 80 545
Togepi Normal LC Hustle / Serene Grace / Super Luck 35 20 65 40 65 20 245
Togetic Normal / Flying NU Hustle / Serene Grace / Super Luck 55 40 85 80 105 40 405
Umbreon Dark UU Synchronize / Inner Focus 95 65 110 60 130 65 525
Unfezant Normal / Flying NU Big Pecks / Super Luck / Rivalry 80 105 80 65 55 93 478
Vaporeon Water OU Water Absorb / Hydration 130 65 60 110 95 65 525
Wigglytuff Normal NU Cute Charm / Frisk 140 70 45 75 50 45 425
Xatu Psychic / Flying UU Synchronize / Early Bird / Magic Bounce 65 75 70 95 70 95 470