Giga Drain (move)

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Move data

Type Grass
Category Special
Power 75
Accuracy 100
PP 10  (max. 16)
Introduced Generation 2

Technical/Hidden Machine

Gold/Silver
Crystal
TM19
Ruby/Sapphire
FireRed/LeafGreen
Emerald
TM19
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
TM19

Effects

Giga Drain 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, Giga Drain has a base power of 60.

In Generations 1-3, Giga Drain has only 5 PP.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Grassium Z and uses its Z-Power, Giga Drain turns into Bloom Doom and has base power 140.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Gold/Silver
Crystal
Steals 1/2 of the damage inflicted.
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
An attack that steals half the damage inflicted.
FireRed/LeafGreen A harsh attack that absorbs half the damage it inflicted to restore HP.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
A nutrient-draining attack. The user’s HP is restored by half the damage taken by the target.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
A nutrient-draining attack. The user’s HP is restored by half the damage taken by the target.
X/Y
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire
A nutrient-draining attack. The user’s HP is restored by half the damage taken by the target.
Sun/Moon A nutrient-draining attack. The user’s HP is restored by half the damage taken by the target.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Giga Drain 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.

OddishOddish
#043 / Grass · Poison
Level 31
GloomGloom
#044 / Grass · Poison
Level 34
ParasParas
#046 / Bug · Grass
Level 38
ParasectParasect
#047 / Bug · Grass
Level 44
TangelaTangela
#114 / Grass
Level 36
HoppipHoppip
#187 / Grass · Flying
Level 43
SkiploomSkiploom
#188 / Grass · Flying
Level 52
JumpluffJumpluff
#189 / Grass · Flying
Level 59
SunkernSunkern
#191 / Grass
Level 22
SunfloraSunflora
#192 / Grass
Level 22
TreeckoTreecko
#252 / Grass
Level 21
BeautiflyBeautifly
#267 / Bug · Flying
Level 32
LotadLotad
#270 / Water · Grass
Level 30
ShroomishShroomish
#285 / Grass
Level 26
RoseliaRoselia
#315 / Grass · Poison
Level 25
LileepLileep
#345 / Rock · Grass
Level 26
CradilyCradily
#346 / Rock · Grass
Level 26
TurtwigTurtwig
#387 / Grass
Level 41
GrotleGrotle
#388 / Grass
Level 47
TorterraTorterra
#389 / Grass · Ground
Level 51
TangrowthTangrowth
#465 / Grass
Level 36
LeafeonLeafeon
#470 / Grass
Level 25
SnivySnivy
#495 / Grass
Level 34
ServineServine
#496 / Grass
Level 40
SerperiorSerperior
#497 / Grass
Level 44
CottoneeCottonee
#546 / Grass · Fairy
Level 26
PetililPetilil
#548 / Grass
Level 26
MaractusMaractus
#556 / Grass
Level 26
FoongusFoongus
#590 / Grass · Poison
Level 28
AmoongussAmoonguss
#591 / Grass · Poison
Level 28
ShelmetShelmet
#616 / Bug
Level 37
AccelgorAccelgor
#617 / Bug
Level 37
VirizionVirizion
#640 / Grass · Fighting
Level 25
MorelullMorelull
#755 / Grass · Fairy
Level 29
ShiinoticShiinotic
#756 / Grass · Fairy
Level 31
SandygastSandygast
#769 / Ghost · Ground
Level 36
PalossandPalossand
#770 / Ghost · Ground
Level 36
DhelmiseDhelmise
#781 / Ghost · Grass
Level 23
Tapu BuluTapu Bulu
#787 / Grass · Fairy
Level 14
CelesteelaCelesteela
#797 / Steel · Flying
Level 31

Learnt by breeding

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

BulbasaurBulbasaur
#001 / Grass · Poison
Grass, Monster
IvysaurIvysaur
#002 / Grass · Poison
Grass, Monster
VenusaurVenusaur
#003 / Grass · Poison
Grass, Monster
ZubatZubat
#041 / Poison · Flying
Flying
GolbatGolbat
#042 / Poison · Flying
Flying
VenonatVenonat
#048 / Bug · Poison
Bug
VenomothVenomoth
#049 / Bug · Poison
Bug
BellsproutBellsprout
#069 / Grass · Poison
Grass
WeepinbellWeepinbell
#070 / Grass · Poison
Grass
VictreebelVictreebel
#071 / Grass · Poison
Grass
ExeggcuteExeggcute
#102 / Grass · Psychic
Grass
ExeggutorExeggutor
#103 / Grass · Psychic
Grass
Alolan ExeggutorExeggutor
Alolan Exeggutor
#103 / Grass · Dragon
Grass
TangelaTangela
#114 / Grass
Grass
KabutoKabuto
#140 / Rock · Water
Water 1, Water 3
KabutopsKabutops
#141 / Rock · Water
Water 1, Water 3
CrobatCrobat
#169 / Poison · Flying
Flying
LotadLotad
#270 / Water · Grass
Grass, Water 1
LombreLombre
#271 / Water · Grass
Grass, Water 1
LudicoloLudicolo
#272 / Water · Grass
Grass, Water 1
RoseliaRoselia
#315 / Grass · Poison
Fairy, Grass
BudewBudew
#406 / Grass · Poison
Undiscovered
RoseradeRoserade
#407 / Grass · Poison
Fairy, Grass
CarnivineCarnivine
#455 / Grass
Grass
TangrowthTangrowth
#465 / Grass
Grass
FomantisFomantis
#753 / Grass
Grass
LurantisLurantis
#754 / Grass
Grass