Pain Split (move)

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Move data

Type Normal
Category Status
Power
Accuracy
PP 20  (max. 32)
Introduced Generation 2

Effects

The user's and opponent's HP becomes the average of both.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Normalium Z and uses its Z-Power, Pain Split turns into Z-Pain Split and raises Defense one stage, in addition to its usual effect as above.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Gold/Silver
Crystal
Adds user & foe's HPs. Shares total.
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Adds the user and foe’s HP, then shares them equally.
FireRed/LeafGreen The user adds its HP to the foe’s HP, then equally shares the total HP.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The user adds its HP to the foe’s HP, then equally shares the combined HP with the foe.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user adds its HP to the target’s HP, then equally shares the combined HP with the target.
X/Y
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire
The user adds its HP to the target’s HP, then equally shares the combined HP with the target.
Sun/Moon The user adds its HP to the target’s HP, then equally shares the combined HP with the target.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Pain Split 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.

MisdreavusMisdreavus
#200 / Ghost
Level 32
SolosisSolosis
#577 / Psychic
Level 33
DuosionDuosion
#578 / Psychic
Level 34
ReuniclusReuniclus
#579 / Psychic
Level 34
LitwickLitwick
#607 / Ghost · Fire
Level 55
LampentLampent
#608 / Ghost · Fire
Level 61
ChandelureChandelure
#609 / Ghost · Fire
Level 1
ChespinChespin
#650 / Grass
Level 45
QuilladinQuilladin
#651 / Grass
Level 52
ChesnaughtChesnaught
#652 / Grass · Fighting
Level 52
Pumpkaboo (Average Size)Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Level 42
Gourgeist (Average Size)Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
Level 42

Learnt by breeding

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

KoffingKoffing
#109 / Poison
Amorphous
WeezingWeezing
#110 / Poison
Amorphous
GulpinGulpin
#316 / Poison
Amorphous
SwalotSwalot
#317 / Poison
Amorphous
DuskullDuskull
#355 / Ghost
Amorphous
DusclopsDusclops
#356 / Ghost
Amorphous
SpiritombSpiritomb
#442 / Ghost · Dark
Amorphous
DusknoirDusknoir
#477 / Ghost
Amorphous
FrillishFrillish
#592 / Water · Ghost
Amorphous
JellicentJellicent
#593 / Water · Ghost
Amorphous
AlomomolaAlomomola
#594 / Water
Water 1, Water 2
StunfiskStunfisk
#618 / Ground · Electric
Amorphous, Water 1

Learnt by move tutor

These Pokémon can learn Pain Split by the various move tutors in the games.

VulpixVulpix
#037 / Fire
NinetalesNinetales
#038 / Fire
JigglypuffJigglypuff
#039 / Normal · Fairy
WigglytuffWigglytuff
#040 / Normal · Fairy
GrimerGrimer
#088 / Poison
MukMuk
#089 / Poison
GastlyGastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
HaunterHaunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
GengarGengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
KoffingKoffing
#109 / Poison
WeezingWeezing
#110 / Poison
TangelaTangela
#114 / Grass
StaryuStaryu
#120 / Water
StarmieStarmie
#121 / Water · Psychic
PorygonPorygon
#137 / Normal
MewMew
#151 / Psychic
IgglybuffIgglybuff
#174 / Normal · Fairy
NatuNatu
#177 / Psychic · Flying
XatuXatu
#178 / Psychic · Flying
MisdreavusMisdreavus
#200 / Ghost
PinecoPineco
#204 / Bug
ForretressForretress
#205 / Bug · Steel
DunsparceDunsparce
#206 / Normal
QwilfishQwilfish
#211 / Water · Poison
SlugmaSlugma
#218 / Fire
MagcargoMagcargo
#219 / Fire · Rock
Porygon2Porygon2
#233 / Normal
RaltsRalts
#280 / Psychic · Fairy
KirliaKirlia
#281 / Psychic · Fairy
GardevoirGardevoir
#282 / Psychic · Fairy
NosepassNosepass
#299 / Rock
SableyeSableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
MawileMawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
MedititeMeditite
#307 / Fighting · Psychic
MedichamMedicham
#308 / Fighting · Psychic
GulpinGulpin
#316 / Poison
SwalotSwalot
#317 / Poison
LunatoneLunatone
#337 / Rock · Psychic
SolrockSolrock
#338 / Rock · Psychic
LileepLileep
#345 / Rock · Grass
CradilyCradily
#346 / Rock · Grass
ShuppetShuppet
#353 / Ghost
BanetteBanette
#354 / Ghost
DuskullDuskull
#355 / Ghost
DusclopsDusclops
#356 / Ghost
RampardosRampardos
#409 / Rock
ShellosShellos
#422 / Water
GastrodonGastrodon
#423 / Water · Ground
DrifloonDrifloon
#425 / Ghost · Flying
DrifblimDrifblim
#426 / Ghost · Flying
MismagiusMismagius
#429 / Ghost
SpiritombSpiritomb
#442 / Ghost · Dark
TangrowthTangrowth
#465 / Grass
Porygon-ZPorygon-Z
#474 / Normal
GalladeGallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
ProbopassProbopass
#476 / Rock · Steel
DusknoirDusknoir
#477 / Ghost
FroslassFroslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
RotomRotom
#479 / Electric · Ghost
Rotom (Heat Rotom)Rotom
Heat Rotom
#479 / Electric · Fire
Rotom (Wash Rotom)Rotom
Wash Rotom
#479 / Electric · Water
Rotom (Frost Rotom)Rotom
Frost Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ice
Rotom (Fan Rotom)Rotom
Fan Rotom
#479 / Electric · Flying
Rotom (Mow Rotom)Rotom
Mow Rotom
#479 / Electric · Grass
Giratina (Altered Forme)Giratina
Altered Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
MunnaMunna
#517 / Psychic
MusharnaMusharna
#518 / Psychic
AudinoAudino
#531 / Normal
ThrohThroh
#538 / Fighting
SawkSawk
#539 / Fighting
YamaskYamask
#562 / Ghost
CofagrigusCofagrigus
#563 / Ghost
TrubbishTrubbish
#568 / Poison
GarbodorGarbodor
#569 / Poison
SolosisSolosis
#577 / Psychic
DuosionDuosion
#578 / Psychic
ReuniclusReuniclus
#579 / Psychic
FrillishFrillish
#592 / Water · Ghost
JellicentJellicent
#593 / Water · Ghost
AlomomolaAlomomola
#594 / Water
ElgyemElgyem
#605 / Psychic
BeheeyemBeheeyem
#606 / Psychic
LitwickLitwick
#607 / Ghost · Fire
LampentLampent
#608 / Ghost · Fire
ChandelureChandelure
#609 / Ghost · Fire
StunfiskStunfisk
#618 / Ground · Electric
ChespinChespin
#650 / Grass
QuilladinQuilladin
#651 / Grass
ChesnaughtChesnaught
#652 / Grass · Fighting
PhantumpPhantump
#708 / Ghost · Grass
TrevenantTrevenant
#709 / Ghost · Grass
Pumpkaboo (Average Size)Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Gourgeist (Average Size)Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
Zygarde (50% Forme)Zygarde
50% Forme
#718 / Dragon · Ground

Learnt in previous generations only

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

PikachuPikachu
#025 / Electric
Gen 4 — Pre-evolution
RaichuRaichu
#026 / Electric
Gen 4 — Pre-evolution
PichuPichu
#172 / Electric
Gen 4 — Special