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Comfey - Movesets and Counters
This is a strategy guide for using Comfey in competitive play for the games Pokemon Sword and Shield. Read on for tips on the best Nature, EV spreads, Movesets, and Held Items to use with Comfey, as well as its strengths and weak points.

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Basic Information for Comfey

Types and Abilities

Pokemon Type 1 Type 2
Fairy Type
Flower Veil Prevents lowering of ally Grass-type Pokemon's stats.
Triage Gives priority to restorative moves.
Natural Cure (Hidden) All status problem heal when the Pokemon switches out.

Type Defenses

Takes 4x damage
Takes 2x damage
Pokemon Poison Image Pokemon Steel Image
Takes 0.5x damage
Pokemon Fighting Image Pokemon Bug Image Pokemon Dark Image
Takes 1/4x damage
Takes 0x damage
Pokemon Dragon Image

What is Type Effectiveness?

Base Stats

HP Attack Defense Sp. Atk Sp. Def Speed
51 52 90 82 110 100

Best Nature for Comfey

Best Natures
(+Def, -Atk)

Strategies for Comfey

Triage Doubles Healer Moveset & Best Build

Nature Bold(+Def, -Atk)
EV Spread HP 252 / Def 252 / Sp.Def 4
Final Stat Values HP 158 / Def 156 / Sp.Atk 102 / Sp.Def 131 / Spd 120
Ability Triage
Held Item Leftovers
Moveset Floral Healing
Draining Kiss
Helping Hand

Comfey's unique ability and access to many support movepools make it one of the best clerics in the Doubles Metagame.

About Comfey's Moves

Floral Healing is Comfey's main healing move. This move restores 1/2 of the target's max HP and is boosted to 2/3 of the target's max HP when Grassy Terrain is active. Draining Kiss provides self recovery. damaging both opposing targets and restoring Comfey's HP by 75% of the damage it deals.

Comfey's last two moves are for group support. Helping Hand allows it to boost its teammates next move by 50% while Aromatheraphy cures all of its teammates existing status conditions.

About Comfey's EV Spread

We're using a more defensive-oriented EV spread with full investment in HP and Defense, with the remaining EVs on Sp.Def. This gives Comfey well-balanced defensive stats that allow it to take hits on both its physical and special attacks better.

About Comfey's Ability

Triage is Comfey's best ability, giving all of its healing moves +3 priority. This priority boost applies to move status healing moves and damaging moves that have a secondary healing effect.

About Comfey's Held Item

We're giving Comfey Leftovers to provide passive healing. Although this held item is often inferior to Sitrus Berry in Doubles, Comfey already has powerful recovery moves and the constant passive recovery is a nice addition to its survivability.

Other Viable Moves

Giga Drain An alternative to Helping Hand that also gets a Triage boost and allows Comfey to hit Water-type Pokemon for super effective damage.
Synthesis A powerful recovery move that has situational use in Sun Teams, but is overall less reliable and makes Comfey susceptible to Taunt.
Calm Mind Allows Comfey to become a bulkier support Pokemon with offensive capabilities.

How to Use Comfey Effectively

A Powerful Healer with Triage

Comfey's claim to fame is its Triage ability, which gives it a +3 priority boost whenever it uses a healing move. This means even without max speed investment, Comfey will use its healing moves even before Whimsicott and Talonflame!

As a result, Comfey is played best as an offensive healer. When it's not topping up its ally HP with Floral Healing, it's hitting both opposing Pokemon with Draining Kiss.

How to Build a Team with Comfey

Comfey is easy to fit into many teams as it provides great raw healing and can cure status conditions for its allies.

Hyper Offense Healer

Since Comfey plays as an offensive healer, it fits right at home in offensive-oriented doubles teams. it's +3 priority healing moves allow it to keep its teammates and itself healthy without losing offensive momentum.

Check out our guide below to learn how to fit Comfey in a hyper offense team.
How to Build an Offensive Team | Best Hyper Offense Team

Counters for Comfey

KO it First

When facing an opposing team with Comfey, prioritize it as KOing it early in the game can cripple the rest of the team. Fortunately, there are Pokemon that can take it out easily even with full HP and Defense investment.

Best Pokemon to Use

Pokemon Description
Gengar ImageGengar Ranking: ★★★★★
・Resists Draining Kiss
・KOs Comfey with super effective STAB Sludge Wave

Moveset & Best Build for Gengar
Cinderace ImageCinderace Ranking: ★★★★★
・Resists Draining Kiss
・KOs Comfey with super effective STAB Gunk Shot

Moveset & Best Build for Cinderace

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