Giga Drain (move)

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Move data

Type Grass
Category Special Special
Power 75
Accuracy 100
PP 10  (max. 16)
Introduced Generation 2

Technical/Hidden Machine

Gold/Silver
Crystal
TM19
Ruby/Sapphire
FireRed/LeafGreen
Emerald
TM19
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
TM19

Effects

Giga Drain 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, Giga Drain has a base power of 60.

In Generations 1-3, Giga Drain has only 5 PP.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Gold/Silver
Crystal
Steals 1/2 of the damage inflicted.
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
An attack that steals half the damage inflicted.
FireRed/LeafGreen A harsh attack that absorbs half the damage it inflicted to restore HP.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
A nutrient-draining attack. The user’s HP is restored by half the damage taken by the target.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
A nutrient-draining attack. The user’s HP is restored by half the damage taken by the target.
X/Y A nutrient-draining attack. The user’s HP is restored by half the damage taken by the target.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Giga Drain 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.

Oddish
#043 / Grass · Poison
Level 37
Gloom
#044 / Grass · Poison
Level 47
Paras
#046 / Bug · Grass
Level 38
Parasect
#047 / Bug · Grass
Level 44
Tangela
#114 / Grass
Level 36
Hoppip
#187 / Grass · Flying
Level 43
Skiploom
#188 / Grass · Flying
Level 52
Jumpluff
#189 / Grass · Flying
Level 59
Sunkern
#191 / Grass
Level 22
Sunflora
#192 / Grass
Level 22
Treecko
#252 / Grass
Level 46
Beautifly
#267 / Bug · Flying
Level 38
Shroomish
#285 / Grass
Level 37
Roselia
#315 / Grass · Poison
Level 25
Turtwig
#387 / Grass
Level 41
Grotle
#388 / Grass
Level 47
Torterra
#389 / Grass · Ground
Level 51
Tangrowth
#465 / Grass
Level 36
Leafeon
#470 / Grass
Level 25
Snivy
#495 / Grass
Level 34
Servine
#496 / Grass
Level 40
Serperior
#497 / Grass
Level 44
Cottonee
#546 / Grass · Fairy
Level 26
Petilil
#548 / Grass
Level 26
Maractus
#556 / Grass
Level 26
Foongus
#590 / Grass · Poison
Level 28
Amoonguss
#591 / Grass · Poison
Level 28
Shelmet
#616 / Bug
Level 37
Accelgor
#617 / Bug
Level 37
Virizion
#640 / Grass · Fighting
Level 37

Learnt by breeding

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

Bulbasaur
#001 / Grass · Poison
Monster, Grass
Ivysaur
#002 / Grass · Poison
Monster, Grass
Venusaur
#003 / Grass · Poison
Monster, Grass
Zubat
#041 / Poison · Flying
Flying
Golbat
#042 / Poison · Flying
Flying
Venonat
#048 / Bug · Poison
Bug
Venomoth
#049 / Bug · Poison
Bug
Bellsprout
#069 / Grass · Poison
Grass
Weepinbell
#070 / Grass · Poison
Grass
Victreebel
#071 / Grass · Poison
Grass
Exeggcute
#102 / Grass · Psychic
Grass
Exeggutor
#103 / Grass · Psychic
Grass
Tangela
#114 / Grass
Grass
Kabuto
#140 / Rock · Water
Water 1, Water 3
Kabutops
#141 / Rock · Water
Water 1, Water 3
Crobat
#169 / Poison · Flying
Flying
Lotad
#270 / Water · Grass
Water 1, Grass
Lombre
#271 / Water · Grass
Water 1, Grass
Ludicolo
#272 / Water · Grass
Water 1, Grass
Roselia
#315 / Grass · Poison
Fairy, Grass
Budew
#406 / Grass · Poison
Undiscovered
Roserade
#407 / Grass · Poison
Fairy, Grass
Carnivine
#455 / Grass
Grass
Tangrowth
#465 / Grass
Grass

Learnt by move tutor

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

Bulbasaur
#001 / Grass · Poison
Ivysaur
#002 / Grass · Poison
Venusaur
#003 / Grass · Poison
Butterfree
#012 / Bug · Flying
Beedrill
#015 / Bug · Poison
Ekans
#023 / Poison
Arbok
#024 / Poison
Zubat
#041 / Poison · Flying
Golbat
#042 / Poison · Flying
Oddish
#043 / Grass · Poison
Gloom
#044 / Grass · Poison
Vileplume
#045 / Grass · Poison
Paras
#046 / Bug · Grass
Parasect
#047 / Bug · Grass
Venonat
#048 / Bug · Poison
Venomoth
#049 / Bug · Poison
Bellsprout
#069 / Grass · Poison
Weepinbell
#070 / Grass · Poison
Victreebel
#071 / Grass · Poison
Tentacool
#072 / Water · Poison
Tentacruel
#073 / Water · Poison
Grimer
#088 / Poison
Muk
#089 / Poison
Gastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
Haunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
Gengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Exeggcute
#102 / Grass · Psychic
Exeggutor
#103 / Grass · Psychic
Tangela
#114 / Grass
Kabuto
#140 / Rock · Water
Kabutops
#141 / Rock · Water
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Chikorita
#152 / Grass
Bayleef
#153 / Grass
Meganium
#154 / Grass
Ledyba
#165 / Bug · Flying
Ledian
#166 / Bug · Flying
Spinarak
#167 / Bug · Poison
Ariados
#168 / Bug · Poison
Crobat
#169 / Poison · Flying
Natu
#177 / Psychic · Flying
Xatu
#178 / Psychic · Flying
Bellossom
#182 / Grass
Hoppip
#187 / Grass · Flying
Skiploom
#188 / Grass · Flying
Jumpluff
#189 / Grass · Flying
Sunkern
#191 / Grass
Sunflora
#192 / Grass
Yanma
#193 / Bug · Flying
Pineco
#204 / Bug
Forretress
#205 / Bug · Steel
Lugia
#249 / Psychic · Flying
Ho-oh
#250 / Fire · Flying
Celebi
#251 / Psychic · Grass
Treecko
#252 / Grass
Grovyle
#253 / Grass
Sceptile
#254 / Grass
Beautifly
#267 / Bug · Flying
Dustox
#269 / Bug · Poison
Lotad
#270 / Water · Grass
Lombre
#271 / Water · Grass
Ludicolo
#272 / Water · Grass
Seedot
#273 / Grass
Nuzleaf
#274 / Grass · Dark
Shiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
Surskit
#283 / Bug · Water
Masquerain
#284 / Bug · Flying
Shroomish
#285 / Grass
Breloom
#286 / Grass · Fighting
Nincada
#290 / Bug · Ground
Ninjask
#291 / Bug · Flying
Shedinja
#292 / Bug · Ghost
Volbeat
#313 / Bug
Illumise
#314 / Bug
Roselia
#315 / Grass · Poison
Gulpin
#316 / Poison
Swalot
#317 / Poison
Trapinch
#328 / Ground
Vibrava
#329 / Ground · Dragon
Flygon
#330 / Ground · Dragon
Cacnea
#331 / Grass
Cacturne
#332 / Grass · Dark
Zangoose
#335 / Normal
Seviper
#336 / Poison
Lileep
#345 / Rock · Grass
Cradily
#346 / Rock · Grass
Tropius
#357 / Grass · Flying
Turtwig
#387 / Grass
Grotle
#388 / Grass
Torterra
#389 / Grass · Ground
Budew
#406 / Grass · Poison
Roserade
#407 / Grass · Poison
Wormadam
Plant Cloak
#413 / Bug · Grass
Mothim
#414 / Bug · Flying
Cherubi
#420 / Grass
Cherrim
#421 / Grass
Carnivine
#455 / Grass
Snover
#459 / Grass · Ice
Abomasnow
#460 / Grass · Ice
Tangrowth
#465 / Grass
Yanmega
#469 / Bug · Flying
Leafeon
#470 / Grass
Uxie
#480 / Psychic
Shaymin
Land Forme
#492 / Grass
Shaymin
Sky Forme
#492 / Grass · Flying
Arceus
#493 / Normal
Snivy
#495 / Grass
Servine
#496 / Grass
Serperior
#497 / Grass
Pansage
#511 / Grass
Simisage
#512 / Grass
Woobat
#527 / Psychic · Flying
Swoobat
#528 / Psychic · Flying
Sewaddle
#540 / Bug · Grass
Swadloon
#541 / Bug · Grass
Leavanny
#542 / Bug · Grass
Cottonee
#546 / Grass · Fairy
Whimsicott
#547 / Grass · Fairy
Petilil
#548 / Grass
Lilligant
#549 / Grass
Maractus
#556 / Grass
Trubbish
#568 / Poison
Garbodor
#569 / Poison
Deerling
#585 / Normal · Grass
Sawsbuck
#586 / Normal · Grass
Karrablast
#588 / Bug
Escavalier
#589 / Bug · Steel
Foongus
#590 / Grass · Poison
Amoonguss
#591 / Grass · Poison
Frillish
#592 / Water · Ghost
Jellicent
#593 / Water · Ghost
Joltik
#595 / Bug · Electric
Galvantula
#596 / Bug · Electric
Ferroseed
#597 / Grass · Steel
Ferrothorn
#598 / Grass · Steel
Eelektrik
#603 / Electric
Eelektross
#604 / Electric
Shelmet
#616 / Bug
Accelgor
#617 / Bug
Heatmor
#631 / Fire
Larvesta
#636 / Bug · Fire
Volcarona
#637 / Bug · Fire
Virizion
#640 / Grass · Fighting
Genesect
#649 / Bug · Steel

Learnt by Machine (Generation 4)

Bulbasaur
#001 / Grass · Poison
Ivysaur
#002 / Grass · Poison
Venusaur
#003 / Grass · Poison
Butterfree
#012 / Bug · Flying
Beedrill
#015 / Bug · Poison
Ekans
#023 / Poison
Arbok
#024 / Poison
Zubat
#041 / Poison · Flying
Golbat
#042 / Poison · Flying
Oddish
#043 / Grass · Poison
Gloom
#044 / Grass · Poison
Vileplume
#045 / Grass · Poison
Paras
#046 / Bug · Grass
Parasect
#047 / Bug · Grass
Venonat
#048 / Bug · Poison
Venomoth
#049 / Bug · Poison
Bellsprout
#069 / Grass · Poison
Weepinbell
#070 / Grass · Poison
Victreebel
#071 / Grass · Poison
Tentacool
#072 / Water · Poison
Tentacruel
#073 / Water · Poison
Grimer
#088 / Poison
Muk
#089 / Poison
Gastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
Haunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
Gengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Exeggcute
#102 / Grass · Psychic
Exeggutor
#103 / Grass · Psychic
Tangela
#114 / Grass
Kabuto
#140 / Rock · Water
Kabutops
#141 / Rock · Water
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Chikorita
#152 / Grass
Bayleef
#153 / Grass
Meganium
#154 / Grass
Ledyba
#165 / Bug · Flying
Ledian
#166 / Bug · Flying
Spinarak
#167 / Bug · Poison
Ariados
#168 / Bug · Poison
Crobat
#169 / Poison · Flying
Natu
#177 / Psychic · Flying
Xatu
#178 / Psychic · Flying
Bellossom
#182 / Grass
Hoppip
#187 / Grass · Flying
Skiploom
#188 / Grass · Flying
Jumpluff
#189 / Grass · Flying
Sunkern
#191 / Grass
Sunflora
#192 / Grass
Yanma
#193 / Bug · Flying
Pineco
#204 / Bug
Forretress
#205 / Bug · Steel
Lugia
#249 / Psychic · Flying
Ho-oh
#250 / Fire · Flying
Celebi
#251 / Psychic · Grass
Treecko
#252 / Grass
Grovyle
#253 / Grass
Sceptile
#254 / Grass
Beautifly
#267 / Bug · Flying
Dustox
#269 / Bug · Poison
Lotad
#270 / Water · Grass
Lombre
#271 / Water · Grass
Ludicolo
#272 / Water · Grass
Seedot
#273 / Grass
Nuzleaf
#274 / Grass · Dark
Shiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
Surskit
#283 / Bug · Water
Masquerain
#284 / Bug · Flying
Shroomish
#285 / Grass
Breloom
#286 / Grass · Fighting
Nincada
#290 / Bug · Ground
Ninjask
#291 / Bug · Flying
Shedinja
#292 / Bug · Ghost
Volbeat
#313 / Bug
Illumise
#314 / Bug
Roselia
#315 / Grass · Poison
Gulpin
#316 / Poison
Swalot
#317 / Poison
Trapinch
#328 / Ground
Vibrava
#329 / Ground · Dragon
Flygon
#330 / Ground · Dragon
Cacnea
#331 / Grass
Cacturne
#332 / Grass · Dark
Zangoose
#335 / Normal
Seviper
#336 / Poison
Lileep
#345 / Rock · Grass
Cradily
#346 / Rock · Grass
Tropius
#357 / Grass · Flying
Turtwig
#387 / Grass
Grotle
#388 / Grass
Torterra
#389 / Grass · Ground
Budew
#406 / Grass · Poison
Roserade
#407 / Grass · Poison
Wormadam
Plant Cloak
#413 / Bug · Grass
Mothim
#414 / Bug · Flying
Cherubi
#420 / Grass
Cherrim
#421 / Grass
Carnivine
#455 / Grass
Snover
#459 / Grass · Ice
Abomasnow
#460 / Grass · Ice
Tangrowth
#465 / Grass
Yanmega
#469 / Bug · Flying
Leafeon
#470 / Grass
Uxie
#480 / Psychic
Shaymin
Land Forme
#492 / Grass
Shaymin
Sky Forme
#492 / Grass · Flying
Arceus
#493 / Normal