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What all moves prevent the use of healing moves like recover, refresh and slack off?

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I'm wanting to build a team that can prevent the use of items and and healing, but only a few Pokemon can use heal block is there an alternative move besides disable.

asked Mar 2 by swampdonkey013
retagged Mar 2 by fondant

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Taunt is the better choice over Heal Block, since the most common healing moves are non-damaging, exceptions being Horn Leech, Giga Drain, Oblivion Wing etc. Taunt is pretty much the best and only option I can think of, as it prevents non-damaging healing moves but also all non-damaging moves.

Taunt has a relatively wide distribution, as seen here. Best user is Prankster Sableye due to its immunities and access to Will-O-Wisp to stall physical sweepers. Other good users include Prankster Whimsicott, Crobat and Froslass.

answered Mar 2 by fondant
If you think the foe will use a healing move on the next turn, switch to a pokemon with cursed body, and they won't be able to use it again!
Cursed Body only activates on contacting & damaging moves that hit the Pokemon with said ability.