Belly Drum (move)

Move data

Type Normal
Category   Status
Power
Accuracy
PP 10  (max. 16)
Makes contact? No
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.

Other languages

English Belly Drum
Japanese はらだいこ (Haradaiko)
German Bauchtrommel
French Cognobidon
Italian Panciamburo
Spanish Tambor

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
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The user maximizes its Attack stat in exchange for HP equal to half its max HP.
Sword​/​Shield 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 Sword & Shield and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Poliwag
#060 / Water
Level 48
Poliwhirl
#061 / Water
Level 56
Poliwrath
#062 / Water · Fighting
Level 1
Lickitung
#108 / Normal
Level 60
Snorlax
#143 / Normal
Level 48
Politoed
#186 / Water
Level 1
Zigzagoon
#263 / Normal
Level 33
Linoone
#264 / Normal
Level 43
Munchlax
#446 / Normal
Level 48
Lickilicky
#463 / Normal
Level 60
Darumaka
#554 / Fire
Level 36
Darumaka
Galarian Darumaka
#554 / Ice
Level 36
Darmanitan
Standard Mode
#555 / Fire
Level 38
Darmanitan
Galarian Standard Mode
#555 / Ice
Level 38
Kommo-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.

Slowpoke
Galarian Slowpoke
#079 / Psychic
Monster, Water 1
Slowbro
Galarian Slowbro
#080 / Poison · Psychic
Marowak
Alolan Marowak
#105 / Fire · Ghost
Monster
Eiscue
Ice Face
#875 / Ice
Field, Water 1