Belly Drum (move)

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Move data

Type Normal
Category Status
Power
Accuracy
PP 10  (max. 16)
Introduced Generation 2

Effects

User loses 50% of its max HP, but Attack raises to maximum.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Normalium Z and uses its Z-Power, Belly Drum turns into Z-Belly Drum and fully restores the user's HP, in addition to its usual effect as above.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets the user.

Game descriptions

Gold/Silver
Crystal
Reduces own HP to maximize ATTACK.
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Maximizes ATTACK while sacrificing HP.
FireRed/LeafGreen The user maximizes its ATTACK stat at the cost of half its full HP.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The user maximizes its Attack stat in exchange for HP equal to half its max HP.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user maximizes its Attack stat in exchange for HP equal to half its max HP.
X/Y
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire
The user maximizes its Attack stat in exchange for HP equal to half its max HP.
Sun/Moon The user maximizes its Attack stat in exchange for HP equal to half its max HP.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Belly Drum at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon Sun & Moon and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

PoliwagPoliwag
#060 / Water
Level 31
PoliwhirlPoliwhirl
#061 / Water
Level 37
SnorlaxSnorlax
#143 / Normal
Level 44
ZigzagoonZigzagoon
#263 / Normal
Level 37
LinooneLinoone
#264 / Normal
Level 43
MakuhitaMakuhita
#296 / Fighting
Level 25
HariyamaHariyama
#297 / Fighting
Level 26
MunchlaxMunchlax
#446 / Normal
Level 44
DarumakaDarumaka
#554 / Fire
Level 30
Darmanitan (Standard Mode)Darmanitan
Standard Mode
#555 / Fire
Level 30
ChesnaughtChesnaught
#652 / Grass · Fighting
Level 1
Kommo-oKommo-o
#784 / Dragon · Fighting
Level 1

Learnt by breeding

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

CharmanderCharmander
#004 / Fire
Dragon, Monster
CharmeleonCharmeleon
#005 / Fire
Dragon, Monster
CharizardCharizard
#006 / Fire · Flying
Dragon, Monster
ClefairyClefairy
#035 / Fairy
Fairy
ClefableClefable
#036 / Fairy
Fairy
SlowpokeSlowpoke
#079 / Water · Psychic
Monster, Water 1
SlowbroSlowbro
#080 / Water · Psychic
Monster, Water 1
CuboneCubone
#104 / Ground
Monster
MarowakMarowak
#105 / Ground
Monster
Alolan MarowakMarowak
Alolan Marowak
#105 / Fire · Ghost
Monster
LickitungLickitung
#108 / Normal
Monster
MagmarMagmar
#126 / Fire
Human-Like
CleffaCleffa
#173 / Fairy
Undiscovered
SlowkingSlowking
#199 / Water · Psychic
Monster, Water 1
TeddiursaTeddiursa
#216 / Normal
Field
UrsaringUrsaring
#217 / Normal
Field
MagbyMagby
#240 / Fire
Undiscovered
SphealSpheal
#363 / Ice · Water
Field, Water 1
SealeoSealeo
#364 / Ice · Water
Field, Water 1
WalreinWalrein
#365 / Ice · Water
Field, Water 1
LickilickyLickilicky
#463 / Normal
Monster
MagmortarMagmortar
#467 / Fire
Human-Like
ChespinChespin
#650 / Grass
Field
QuilladinQuilladin
#651 / Grass
Field
ChesnaughtChesnaught
#652 / Grass · Fighting
Field
SwirlixSwirlix
#684 / Fairy
Fairy
SlurpuffSlurpuff
#685 / Fairy
Fairy