Drain Punch (move)

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Move data

Type Fighting
Category Physical Physical
Power 75
Accuracy 100
PP 10  (max. 16)
Introduced Generation 4

Technical/Hidden Machine

Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
TM60

Effects

Drain Punch deals damage and the user will recover 50% of the HP drained.

If the user is holding a Big Root, the move instead recovers 65% of the damage dealt (30% more than normal). If used on a Pokemon with the ability Liquid Ooze, the user instead loses the HP it would have otherwise gained.

Changes

In Generations 1-4, Drain Punch has a base power of 60 and only 5 PP.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
An energy-draining punch. The user’s HP is restored by half the damage taken by the target.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
An energy-draining punch. The user’s HP is restored by half the damage taken by the target.
X/Y An energy-draining punch. The user’s HP is restored by half the damage taken by the target.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Drain Punch at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon X & Y and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Seismitoad
#537 / Water · Ground
Level 44
Mienfoo
#619 / Fighting
Level 33
Mienshao
#620 / Fighting
Level 33

Learnt by breeding

These Pokémon can learn Drain Punch as an egg move. Their breeding groups are also shown for reference.

Ledyba
#165 / Bug · Flying
Bug
Ledian
#166 / Bug · Flying
Bug
Shroomish
#285 / Grass
Fairy, Grass
Breloom
#286 / Grass · Fighting
Fairy, Grass
Meditite
#307 / Fighting · Psychic
Human-Like
Medicham
#308 / Fighting · Psychic
Human-Like
Croagunk
#453 / Poison · Fighting
Human-Like
Toxicroak
#454 / Poison · Fighting
Human-Like
Timburr
#532 / Fighting
Human-Like
Gurdurr
#533 / Fighting
Human-Like
Conkeldurr
#534 / Fighting
Human-Like
Scraggy
#559 / Dark · Fighting
Dragon, Field
Scrafty
#560 / Dark · Fighting
Dragon, Field

Learnt in previous generations only

These Pokémon can only learn Drain Punch in previous games; check the respective Pokédex pages for full details.

Clefairy
#035 / Fairy
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Clefable
#036 / Fairy
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Jigglypuff
#039 / Normal · Fairy
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Wigglytuff
#040 / Normal · Fairy
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Gloom
#044 / Grass · Poison
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Vileplume
#045 / Grass · Poison
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Abra
#063 / Psychic
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Kadabra
#064 / Psychic
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Alakazam
#065 / Psychic
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Slowbro
#080 / Water · Psychic
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Gengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
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Drowzee
#096 / Psychic
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Hypno
#097 / Psychic
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Hitmonchan
#107 / Fighting
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Chansey
#113 / Normal
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Kangaskhan
#115 / Normal
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Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Fairy
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Jynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
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Mewtwo
#150 / Psychic
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Mew
#151 / Psychic
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Togetic
#176 / Fairy · Flying
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Bellossom
#182 / Grass
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Slowking
#199 / Water · Psychic
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Blissey
#242 / Normal
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Treecko
#252 / Grass
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Grovyle
#253 / Grass
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Sceptile
#254 / Grass
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Lombre
#271 / Water · Grass
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Ludicolo
#272 / Water · Grass
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Grumpig
#326 / Psychic
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Spinda
#327 / Normal
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Cacnea
#331 / Grass
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Cacturne
#332 / Grass · Dark
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Kecleon
#352 / Normal
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Regirock
#377 / Rock
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Jirachi
#385 / Steel · Psychic
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Deoxys
Normal Forme
#386 / Psychic
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Deoxys
Attack Forme
#386 / Psychic
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Deoxys
Defense Forme
#386 / Psychic
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Deoxys
Speed Forme
#386 / Psychic
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Buneary
#427 / Normal
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Lopunny
#428 / Normal
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Mime Jr.
#439 / Psychic · Fairy
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Happiny
#440 / Normal
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Riolu
#447 / Fighting
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Lucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
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Togekiss
#468 / Fairy · Flying
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Gallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
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Regigigas
#486 / Normal
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Darkrai
#491 / Dark
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Audino
#531 / Normal
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Maractus
#556 / Grass
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Trubbish
#568 / Poison
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Garbodor
#569 / Poison
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Reuniclus
#579 / Psychic
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Eelektross
#604 / Electric
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Golett
#622 / Ground · Ghost
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Golurk
#623 / Ground · Ghost
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Meloetta
Aria Forme
#648 / Normal · Psychic
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