Mega Drain (move)

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Move data

Type Grass
Category Special
Power 40
Accuracy 100
PP 15  (max. 24)
Introduced Generation 1

Technical/Hidden Machine

Red/Blue
Yellow
TM21

Effects

Mega 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 1-3, Mega Drain has 10 PP.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Grassium Z and uses its Z-Power, Mega Drain turns into Bloom Doom and has base power 120.

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 absorbs half the damage inflicted.
FireRed/LeafGreen A tough attack that drains 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
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire
A nutrient-draining attack. The user’s HP is restored by half the damage taken by the target.
Sun/Moon 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 Mega Drain at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

OddishOddish
#043 / Grass · Poison
Level 19
GloomGloom
#044 / Grass · Poison
Level 19
VileplumeVileplume
#045 / Grass · Poison
Level 1
TangelaTangela
#114 / Grass
Level 23
KabutoKabuto
#140 / Rock · Water
Level 36
KabutopsKabutops
#141 / Rock · Water
Level 36
BellossomBellossom
#182 / Grass
Level 1
HoppipHoppip
#187 / Grass · Flying
Level 25
SkiploomSkiploom
#188 / Grass · Flying
Level 28
JumpluffJumpluff
#189 / Grass · Flying
Level 29
SunkernSunkern
#191 / Grass
Level 10
SunfloraSunflora
#192 / Grass
Level 10
TreeckoTreecko
#252 / Grass
Level 13
GrovyleGrovyle
#253 / Grass
Level 13
SceptileSceptile
#254 / Grass
Level 13
BeautiflyBeautifly
#267 / Bug · Flying
Level 22
LotadLotad
#270 / Water · Grass
Level 18
LudicoloLudicolo
#272 / Water · Grass
Level 1
ShroomishShroomish
#285 / Grass
Level 12
BreloomBreloom
#286 / Grass · Fighting
Level 12
RoseliaRoselia
#315 / Grass · Poison
Level 13
TurtwigTurtwig
#387 / Grass
Level 25
GrotleGrotle
#388 / Grass
Level 27
TorterraTorterra
#389 / Grass · Ground
Level 27
BudewBudew
#406 / Grass · Poison
Level 13
RoseradeRoserade
#407 / Grass · Poison
Level 1
TangrowthTangrowth
#465 / Grass
Level 23
SnivySnivy
#495 / Grass
Level 22
ServineServine
#496 / Grass
Level 24
SerperiorSerperior
#497 / Grass
Level 24
CottoneeCottonee
#546 / Grass · Fairy
Level 13
WhimsicottWhimsicott
#547 / Grass · Fairy
Level 1
PetililPetilil
#548 / Grass
Level 13
LilligantLilligant
#549 / Grass
Level 1
MaractusMaractus
#556 / Grass
Level 13
FoongusFoongus
#590 / Grass · Poison
Level 15
AmoongussAmoonguss
#591 / Grass · Poison
Level 15
ShelmetShelmet
#616 / Bug
Level 20
AccelgorAccelgor
#617 / Bug
Level 20

Learnt by breeding

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

TangelaTangela
#114 / Grass
Grass
LileepLileep
#345 / Rock · Grass
Water 3
CradilyCradily
#346 / Rock · Grass
Water 3
TangrowthTangrowth
#465 / Grass
Grass