Drain Punch (move)

Move data

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

Machine/Record

Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
TM60
Sword​/​Shield TM63

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 Pokémon 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 Pokémon.

Other languages

English Drain Punch
Japanese ドレインパンチ (Drain Punch)
German Ableithieb
French Vampipoing
Italian Assorbipugno
Spanish Puño Drenaje

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.
Sword​/​Shield 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 Sword & Shield and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Hitmonchan
#107 / Fighting
Level 1
Seismitoad
#537 / Water · Ground
Level 1
Mienfoo
#619 / Fighting
Level 35
Mienshao
#620 / Fighting
Level 35
Marshadow
#802 / Fighting · Ghost
Level 54

Learnt by TM

Gloom
#044 / Grass · Poison
Abra
#063 / Psychic
Slowbro
Galarian Slowbro
#080 / Poison · Psychic
Gengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Mr. Mime
Galarian Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Ice
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Togetic
#176 / Fairy · Flying
Lombre
#271 / Water · Grass
Ludicolo
#272 / Water · Grass
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Accelgor
#617 / Bug
Golett
#622 / Ground · Ghost
Golurk
#623 / Ground · Ghost
Heatmor
#631 / Fire
Incineroar
#727 / Fire · Dark
Mimikyu
#778 / Ghost · Fairy
Grookey
#810 / Grass
Toxtricity
Low Key Form
#849 / Electric · Poison
Toxtricity
Amped Form
#849 / Electric · Poison
Impidimp
#859 / Dark · Fairy
Morgrem
#860 / Dark · Fairy
Mr. Rime
#866 / Psychic · Ice
Indeedee
Male
#876 / Psychic · Normal
Indeedee
Female
#876 / Psychic · Normal
Urshifu
Single Strike Style
#892 / Fighting · Dark
Urshifu
Rapid Strike Style
#892 / Fighting · Water
Zarude
#893 / Dark · Grass