Drain Punch (move)

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
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra 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 Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Seismitoad
#537 / Water · Ground
Level 44
Mienfoo
#619 / Fighting
Level 33
Mienshao
#620 / Fighting
Level 33
Marshadow
#802 / Fighting · Ghost
Level 1

Learnt by breeding

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

Learnt by move tutor

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

Gloom
#044 / Grass · Poison
Jynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Ledyba
#165 / Bug · Flying
Ledian
#166 / Bug · Flying
Lombre
#271 / Water · Grass
Deoxys
Normal Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Attack Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Defense Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Speed Forme
#386 / Psychic
Meloetta
Aria Forme
#648 / Normal · Psychic
Hoopa
Hoopa Confined
#720 / Psychic · Ghost
Hoopa
Hoopa Unbound
#720 / Psychic · Dark