Classification: The Antivenom Pokémon
Description: Heala may have a nasty venom, but they are better known for the natural antivenom they produce, which can neutralize nearly any poison.
Evolves into Curemodo at level 38
Trivia: Heala’s antivenom works not just to counteract the effects of venom, but other toxins, such as pollutants, poisons, and even radioactivity. Because of this, ample supplies of its antivenom are kept on hand at all time at most hospitals around the world.
Also, Heala’s signature move, Detox, has been added to the Atackdex.
For a while I’ve been messing around with the idea of Dragon/Poison-Type Pokémon that’s based off of a Gila monster and evolves into a Komodo dragon, but I was never able to come up with a solid concept. When attempting to come up with a name for said Gila monster Pokémon, I remembered that Gila is not pronounce gil-a, but rather hil-a with an h sound instead of a g. When trying to come up with names based off of that, I thought of the name Heala, and the concept of an antivenom Pokémon came to mind pretty fast. I felt like it was a unique enough idea to go ahead and make the Pokémon. Basically, this entire episode formed as a way to display this concept. It might have been a tad on the morbid/violent side for Pokémon, but that kind of came with the territory.
Episode 77 is out and can be read here.
When Kappaqueous receives a nasty poisoning that Brock can’t heal, it’s up to Ash to find a special Pokémon that can heal it. And even if he finds it, he has to get it to cooperate too.
Also, the Pokédex and Abilitydex pages have been updated accordingly.