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
Black/White
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 level numbers given are for Pokémon X & Y and may vary in other games; check the Pokémon's dex page 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
Field, Dragon
Scrafty
#560 / Dark · Fighting
Field, Dragon

Learnt by move tutor

These Pokémon can learn Drain Punch by the various move tutors in the games.

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

Learnt by Machine (Generation 4)

Clefairy
#035 / Fairy
Clefable
#036 / Fairy
Jigglypuff
#039 / Normal · Fairy
Wigglytuff
#040 / Normal · Fairy
Gloom
#044 / Grass · Poison
Vileplume
#045 / Grass · Poison
Abra
#063 / Psychic
Kadabra
#064 / Psychic
Alakazam
#065 / Psychic
Slowbro
#080 / Water · Psychic
Gengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Drowzee
#096 / Psychic
Hypno
#097 / Psychic
Hitmonchan
#107 / Fighting
Chansey
#113 / Normal
Kangaskhan
#115 / Normal
Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Fairy
Jynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
Mewtwo
#150 / Psychic
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Ledyba
#165 / Bug · Flying
Ledian
#166 / Bug · Flying
Togetic
#176 / Fairy · Flying
Bellossom
#182 / Grass
Slowking
#199 / Water · Psychic
Blissey
#242 / Normal
Treecko
#252 / Grass
Grovyle
#253 / Grass
Sceptile
#254 / Grass
Lombre
#271 / Water · Grass
Ludicolo
#272 / Water · Grass
Breloom
#286 / Grass · Fighting
Meditite
#307 / Fighting · Psychic
Medicham
#308 / Fighting · Psychic
Grumpig
#326 / Psychic
Spinda
#327 / Normal
Cacnea
#331 / Grass
Cacturne
#332 / Grass · Dark
Kecleon
#352 / Normal
Regirock
#377 / Rock
Jirachi
#385 / Steel · Psychic
Deoxys
Normal Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Attack Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Defense Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Speed Forme
#386 / Psychic
Buneary
#427 / Normal
Lopunny
#428 / Normal
Mime Jr.
#439 / Psychic · Fairy
Happiny
#440 / Normal
Riolu
#447 / Fighting
Lucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
Togekiss
#468 / Fairy · Flying
Gallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
Regigigas
#486 / Normal
Darkrai
#491 / Dark