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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.


answered May 14, 2012 by 5th of November