Comfey

Comfey, The Posy Picker Pokémon. Comfey picks flowers with its vine and decorates itself with them. For some reason, flowers won't wither once they're attached to a Comfey. v

Overview

Comfey is a Pokémon that was introduced in generation seven. Comfey has a unique role all things considered due to it's ability, Triage. Triage makes it so that the healing moves of the user, i.e. Comfey, get +3 priority, meaning that they will go before other Pokémon most of the time. Comfey itself has good defensive stats to further emphasize said role. Comfey also gets a variety of moves to more adequately support the team as a whole.
Positives
It has great defenses, especially Special Defense, allowing for it to survive many hits and act as a great healer in Doubles
Triage is a fantastic ability for doubles and does even boost some attacking moves, which Comfey does get
Its Speed is high so even without Triage it can be useful
It has a decent Special Attack so can be used as an attacker when not filling the healing role

Negatives
Its ability is great for Doubles, but in Singles it may not be the best
Its HP stat is what hinders its bulk
Its movepool has a lot more physical options than Special which is not ideal for its stats

Movesets

Healing Flowers

- Draining Kiss
- Giga Drain/ Protect
- Trick Room/ Aromatherapy
- Floral Healing
Item Attached: Babiri Berry/ Iapapa Berry
Ability: Triage
EVs and Nature:
252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD
Bold Nature

This is the set you would use when using Comfey normally. Draining Kiss is the only boosted STAB move that Comfey has, now while there is no investment in Special Attack it is not on the set for its power. It is on the set because of its interaction with Triage. Since it heals the user Draining Kiss counts as a healing move and thus will get priority. The use for this is to trigger an ally's weakness policy before the opponent has their Pokémon move. Giga Drain also falls under the same category as a healing move and can trigger the Weakness Policy of an ally weak to grass or a Pokémon with the ability Sap Sipper, Protect can be used over Giga Drain if it is unnecessary to the team. Trick Room can be used to support a Trick Room strategy for the team; if such a move is a detriment then Aromatherapy can be used to clear status effects in the few cases that it is a problem. Floral Healing is a move unique to Comfey that restores the target by 50% of its max HP, when in Grassy Terrain that amount goes up to 66.6%. A Babiri Berry is used to halve the damage from a super effective steel type attack on Comfey, otherwise a pinch Berry such as the Iapapa Berry can be used. The EV's are made to maximize the defensive bulk of Comfey; special defense is higher on Comfey then defense so that is why it is raised.

DYNAMAX:
Dynamaxing Comfey isn't really the best option as it removes a lot of what makes Comfey worth using, but in a clutch it can be used to set up Grassy Terrain with Giga Drain in order to get the Floral Healing boost after you have finished Dynamaxing

Partners:
Some good partners for Comfey are Pokemon like, Galarian Moltres and Rillaboom. Rillaboom sets up Grassy Terrain which on its own is helpful but when paired with floral healing can be used to provide massive healing benifits. Moltres can be hit by a draining kiss and have it's weakness policy triggered, thus giving it boosts, it can then be healed by Comfey.

Countering Comfey

The biggest and most common threat to Comfey is arguably a lot of things. Due to its rather passive status if left alone with a offensive Pokémon, neverminded one with a super effective move it will easily fall. The biggest example would be a Pokemon such as Glastrier which can basically ignore Comfey or use it to get boosts

Locations in Games

Red/Blue/Yellow:
Not in game

Gold/Silver/Crystal:
Not in game

Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald:
Not in game

FireRed/LeafGreen:
Not in game

Colosseum/XD:
Not in game

Diamond/Pearl/Platinum:
Not in game

HeartGold/SoulSilver:
Not in game

Black/White:
Not in game

Black 2/White 2:
Not in game

X/Y:
Not in game

Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire:
Not in game

Sun/Moon:
Lush Jungle

Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon:
Lush Jungle

Let's Go, Pikachu!/Let's Go, Eevee!:
Not in game

Sword/Shield:
Fields of Honor, Soothing Wetlands, Forest of Focus, Challenge Beach, Training Lowlands, Insular Sea, Honeycalm Island
Max Raid Battles: Fields of Honor, Soothing Wetlands, Forest of Focus, Insular Sea

Anime Appearences

Comfey has made several appearances. Most of these were of it helping Nurse Joy in the Pokémon Centers in Alola. Brock also has one.

# -English Episode Name- -Jap. Episode Name- Pics
947 First Catch in Alola, Ketchum-style! Enter Rowlet! I Got A Pokémon in Alola!! Pics
948 Yo, Ho, Ho! Go, Popplio! Popplio, Do Your Balloonest! Pics
950 That's Why Litten is a Scamp! The Marketplace Wanderer, Litten! Pics
963 Partner Promises! The Promise Between Ash and Pikachu!! Pics
964 One Journey Ends, Another Begins... It is Time for Litten to Set Off!! Pics
974 The Island Whisperer! Enter Olivia! Cry and Laugh, Island Queen!! Pics
978 Currying Favor and Flavor! A Curry-zy Beautiful Battle! The Dance of Lurantis! Pics
989 Deceiving Appearances! C'mon, Search for the Transformed Ditto! Pics
998 The Professors' New Adventure! Thank You, Solgaleo! You are Our Nebby!! Pics
1011 Real Life...Inquire Within! Work Experience! Around the Clock with the Pokémon Center! Pics
1015 Sours for the Sweet! Ta-Dough! Burn with Passion, Mallow's Family! Pics
1024 A Young Royal Flame Ignites! The Young Flame of Alola! The Birth of Royal Ash!! Pics
1026 Dummy, You Shrunk the Kids! Ash Becomes Tiny Pics
1027 The Shape of Love to Come! The Shape of Family: Poipole's Feelings! Pics
1045 Alola, Alola! An Alola! in Alola! Brock and Misty! Pics
1046 Heart of Fire! Heart of Stone! A Passionate Heart That Smashes Even Rocks! Olivia and Brock!! Pics
1047 That's Some Spicy Island Research! Research Projects on Poni Island! Find the Island Kahuna!! Pics
1048 Showdown on Poni Island! Lycanroc Showdown! Ash VS Gladion!! Pics
1049 Evolving Research! We Have the Sea and We Have Valleys! Pokémon Evolution Training!! Pics
1051 Memories in the Mist! In Tapu Fini's Mist Pics
1055 Got Meltan? A New Species Has Been Discovered! I Got a Meltan!! Pics
1056 This Magik Moment! A New Show?! The Tiny Melody of Magikarp Pics
1072 Battle Royal 151 Brawl! Battle Royal 151!! Pics
1146 TBC Love is a Psyduck! Pics