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Does the big root make draining moves more powerful, or just heal more?

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Using an In-Game Vileplume, want to use Big Root with Giga Drain and Drain Punch.

If the big root doesnt make them more powerful, i might use a Sunny Day set. This Is Heartgold.

asked May 12, 2012 by Swampert

1 Answer

3 votes

Kangmin7 is right.


I was looking into this before. I wanted to make a Scrafty with Drain Punch and wanted to see what Big Root would do.

Drain Punch deals damage and takes 50% of damage dealt to heal yourself (as HP).

The other 50% of the damage does nothing. What Big Root does is take an extra 30% out of that 50% and adds it to what you get back.

Drain Punch is still 75 BP, so no, Drain Punch does not become more powerful.


\m/o_o\m/

answered May 14, 2012 by 5th of November