Drain Punch (move)

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Move data

Type Fighting
Category Physical
Power 75
Accuracy 100
PP 10  (max. 16)
Introduced Generation 4

Technical/Hidden Machine

Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
TM60

Effects

Drain Punch deals damage and the user will recover 50% of the HP drained.

If the user is holding a Big Root, the move instead recovers 65% of the damage dealt (30% more than normal). If used on a Pokemon with the ability Liquid Ooze, the user instead loses the HP it would have otherwise gained.

Changes

In Generations 1-4, Drain Punch has a base power of 60 and only 5 PP.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Fightinium Z and uses its Z-Power, Drain Punch turns into All-Out Pummeling and has base power 140.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
An energy-draining punch. The user’s HP is restored by half the damage taken by the target.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
An energy-draining punch. The user’s HP is restored by half the damage taken by the target.
X/Y
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire
An energy-draining punch. The user’s HP is restored by half the damage taken by the target.
Sun/Moon An energy-draining punch. The user’s HP is restored by half the damage taken by the target.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Drain Punch 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.

SeismitoadSeismitoad
#537 / Water · Ground
Level 44
MienfooMienfoo
#619 / Fighting
Level 33
MienshaoMienshao
#620 / Fighting
Level 33

Learnt by breeding

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

LedybaLedyba
#165 / Bug · Flying
Bug
LedianLedian
#166 / Bug · Flying
Bug
ShroomishShroomish
#285 / Grass
Fairy, Grass
BreloomBreloom
#286 / Grass · Fighting
Fairy, Grass
MedititeMeditite
#307 / Fighting · Psychic
Human-Like
MedichamMedicham
#308 / Fighting · Psychic
Human-Like
CroagunkCroagunk
#453 / Poison · Fighting
Human-Like
ToxicroakToxicroak
#454 / Poison · Fighting
Human-Like
TimburrTimburr
#532 / Fighting
Human-Like
GurdurrGurdurr
#533 / Fighting
Human-Like
ConkeldurrConkeldurr
#534 / Fighting
Human-Like
ScraggyScraggy
#559 / Dark · Fighting
Dragon, Field
ScraftyScrafty
#560 / Dark · Fighting
Dragon, Field

Learnt by move tutor

These Pokémon can learn Drain Punch by the various move tutors in the games.

ClefairyClefairy
#035 / Fairy
ClefableClefable
#036 / Fairy
JigglypuffJigglypuff
#039 / Normal · Fairy
WigglytuffWigglytuff
#040 / Normal · Fairy
GloomGloom
#044 / Grass · Poison
VileplumeVileplume
#045 / Grass · Poison
AbraAbra
#063 / Psychic
KadabraKadabra
#064 / Psychic
AlakazamAlakazam
#065 / Psychic
SlowbroSlowbro
#080 / Water · Psychic
GengarGengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
DrowzeeDrowzee
#096 / Psychic
HypnoHypno
#097 / Psychic
HitmonchanHitmonchan
#107 / Fighting
ChanseyChansey
#113 / Normal
KangaskhanKangaskhan
#115 / Normal
Mr. MimeMr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Fairy
JynxJynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
MewtwoMewtwo
#150 / Psychic
MewMew
#151 / Psychic
LedybaLedyba
#165 / Bug · Flying
LedianLedian
#166 / Bug · Flying
TogeticTogetic
#176 / Fairy · Flying
BellossomBellossom
#182 / Grass
SlowkingSlowking
#199 / Water · Psychic
BlisseyBlissey
#242 / Normal
TreeckoTreecko
#252 / Grass
GrovyleGrovyle
#253 / Grass
SceptileSceptile
#254 / Grass
LombreLombre
#271 / Water · Grass
LudicoloLudicolo
#272 / Water · Grass
ShroomishShroomish
#285 / Grass
BreloomBreloom
#286 / Grass · Fighting
MedititeMeditite
#307 / Fighting · Psychic
MedichamMedicham
#308 / Fighting · Psychic
GrumpigGrumpig
#326 / Psychic
SpindaSpinda
#327 / Normal
CacneaCacnea
#331 / Grass
CacturneCacturne
#332 / Grass · Dark
KecleonKecleon
#352 / Normal
RegirockRegirock
#377 / Rock
JirachiJirachi
#385 / Steel · Psychic
Deoxys (Normal Forme)Deoxys
Normal Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys (Attack Forme)Deoxys
Attack Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys (Defense Forme)Deoxys
Defense Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys (Speed Forme)Deoxys
Speed Forme
#386 / Psychic
BunearyBuneary
#427 / Normal
LopunnyLopunny
#428 / Normal
Mime Jr.Mime Jr.
#439 / Psychic · Fairy
HappinyHappiny
#440 / Normal
RioluRiolu
#447 / Fighting
LucarioLucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
CroagunkCroagunk
#453 / Poison · Fighting
ToxicroakToxicroak
#454 / Poison · Fighting
TogekissTogekiss
#468 / Fairy · Flying
GalladeGallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
RegigigasRegigigas
#486 / Normal
DarkraiDarkrai
#491 / Dark
AudinoAudino
#531 / Normal
TimburrTimburr
#532 / Fighting
GurdurrGurdurr
#533 / Fighting
ConkeldurrConkeldurr
#534 / Fighting
SeismitoadSeismitoad
#537 / Water · Ground
MaractusMaractus
#556 / Grass
ScraggyScraggy
#559 / Dark · Fighting
ScraftyScrafty
#560 / Dark · Fighting
TrubbishTrubbish
#568 / Poison
GarbodorGarbodor
#569 / Poison
ReuniclusReuniclus
#579 / Psychic
EelektrossEelektross
#604 / Electric
MienfooMienfoo
#619 / Fighting
MienshaoMienshao
#620 / Fighting
GolettGolett
#622 / Ground · Ghost
GolurkGolurk
#623 / Ground · Ghost
Meloetta (Aria Forme)Meloetta
Aria Forme
#648 / Normal · Psychic
ChespinChespin
#650 / Grass
QuilladinQuilladin
#651 / Grass
ChesnaughtChesnaught
#652 / Grass · Fighting
PanchamPancham
#674 / Fighting
PangoroPangoro
#675 / Fighting · Dark
AromatisseAromatisse
#683 / Fairy
SlurpuffSlurpuff
#685 / Fairy
HawluchaHawlucha
#701 / Fighting · Flying
TrevenantTrevenant
#709 / Ghost · Grass
Hoopa (Hoopa Confined)Hoopa
Hoopa Confined
#720 / Psychic · Ghost
Hoopa (Hoopa Unbound)Hoopa
Hoopa Unbound
#720 / Psychic · Dark