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 Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire 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 37

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
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

Learnt by move tutor

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

BulbasaurBulbasaur
#001 / Grass · Poison
IvysaurIvysaur
#002 / Grass · Poison
VenusaurVenusaur
#003 / Grass · Poison
ButterfreeButterfree
#012 / Bug · Flying
BeedrillBeedrill
#015 / Bug · Poison
EkansEkans
#023 / Poison
ArbokArbok
#024 / Poison
ZubatZubat
#041 / Poison · Flying
GolbatGolbat
#042 / Poison · Flying
OddishOddish
#043 / Grass · Poison
GloomGloom
#044 / Grass · Poison
VileplumeVileplume
#045 / Grass · Poison
ParasParas
#046 / Bug · Grass
ParasectParasect
#047 / Bug · Grass
VenonatVenonat
#048 / Bug · Poison
VenomothVenomoth
#049 / Bug · Poison
BellsproutBellsprout
#069 / Grass · Poison
WeepinbellWeepinbell
#070 / Grass · Poison
VictreebelVictreebel
#071 / Grass · Poison
TentacoolTentacool
#072 / Water · Poison
TentacruelTentacruel
#073 / Water · Poison
GrimerGrimer
#088 / Poison
MukMuk
#089 / Poison
GastlyGastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
HaunterHaunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
GengarGengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
ExeggcuteExeggcute
#102 / Grass · Psychic
ExeggutorExeggutor
#103 / Grass · Psychic
TangelaTangela
#114 / Grass
KabutoKabuto
#140 / Rock · Water
KabutopsKabutops
#141 / Rock · Water
MewMew
#151 / Psychic
ChikoritaChikorita
#152 / Grass
BayleefBayleef
#153 / Grass
MeganiumMeganium
#154 / Grass
LedybaLedyba
#165 / Bug · Flying
LedianLedian
#166 / Bug · Flying
SpinarakSpinarak
#167 / Bug · Poison
AriadosAriados
#168 / Bug · Poison
CrobatCrobat
#169 / Poison · Flying
NatuNatu
#177 / Psychic · Flying
XatuXatu
#178 / Psychic · Flying
BellossomBellossom
#182 / Grass
HoppipHoppip
#187 / Grass · Flying
SkiploomSkiploom
#188 / Grass · Flying
JumpluffJumpluff
#189 / Grass · Flying
SunkernSunkern
#191 / Grass
SunfloraSunflora
#192 / Grass
YanmaYanma
#193 / Bug · Flying
PinecoPineco
#204 / Bug
ForretressForretress
#205 / Bug · Steel
LugiaLugia
#249 / Psychic · Flying
Ho-ohHo-oh
#250 / Fire · Flying
CelebiCelebi
#251 / Psychic · Grass
TreeckoTreecko
#252 / Grass
GrovyleGrovyle
#253 / Grass
SceptileSceptile
#254 / Grass
BeautiflyBeautifly
#267 / Bug · Flying
DustoxDustox
#269 / Bug · Poison
LotadLotad
#270 / Water · Grass
LombreLombre
#271 / Water · Grass
LudicoloLudicolo
#272 / Water · Grass
SeedotSeedot
#273 / Grass
NuzleafNuzleaf
#274 / Grass · Dark
ShiftryShiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
SurskitSurskit
#283 / Bug · Water
MasquerainMasquerain
#284 / Bug · Flying
ShroomishShroomish
#285 / Grass
BreloomBreloom
#286 / Grass · Fighting
NincadaNincada
#290 / Bug · Ground
NinjaskNinjask
#291 / Bug · Flying
ShedinjaShedinja
#292 / Bug · Ghost
VolbeatVolbeat
#313 / Bug
IllumiseIllumise
#314 / Bug
RoseliaRoselia
#315 / Grass · Poison
GulpinGulpin
#316 / Poison
SwalotSwalot
#317 / Poison
TrapinchTrapinch
#328 / Ground
VibravaVibrava
#329 / Ground · Dragon
FlygonFlygon
#330 / Ground · Dragon
CacneaCacnea
#331 / Grass
CacturneCacturne
#332 / Grass · Dark
ZangooseZangoose
#335 / Normal
SeviperSeviper
#336 / Poison
LileepLileep
#345 / Rock · Grass
CradilyCradily
#346 / Rock · Grass
TropiusTropius
#357 / Grass · Flying
TurtwigTurtwig
#387 / Grass
GrotleGrotle
#388 / Grass
TorterraTorterra
#389 / Grass · Ground
BudewBudew
#406 / Grass · Poison
RoseradeRoserade
#407 / Grass · Poison
Wormadam (Plant Cloak)Wormadam
Plant Cloak
#413 / Bug · Grass
MothimMothim
#414 / Bug · Flying
CherubiCherubi
#420 / Grass
CherrimCherrim
#421 / Grass
CarnivineCarnivine
#455 / Grass
SnoverSnover
#459 / Grass · Ice
AbomasnowAbomasnow
#460 / Grass · Ice
TangrowthTangrowth
#465 / Grass
YanmegaYanmega
#469 / Bug · Flying
LeafeonLeafeon
#470 / Grass
UxieUxie
#480 / Psychic
Shaymin (Land Forme)Shaymin
Land Forme
#492 / Grass
Shaymin (Sky Forme)Shaymin
Sky Forme
#492 / Grass · Flying
ArceusArceus
#493 / Normal
SnivySnivy
#495 / Grass
ServineServine
#496 / Grass
SerperiorSerperior
#497 / Grass
PansagePansage
#511 / Grass
SimisageSimisage
#512 / Grass
WoobatWoobat
#527 / Psychic · Flying
SwoobatSwoobat
#528 / Psychic · Flying
SewaddleSewaddle
#540 / Bug · Grass
SwadloonSwadloon
#541 / Bug · Grass
LeavannyLeavanny
#542 / Bug · Grass
CottoneeCottonee
#546 / Grass · Fairy
WhimsicottWhimsicott
#547 / Grass · Fairy
PetililPetilil
#548 / Grass
LilligantLilligant
#549 / Grass
MaractusMaractus
#556 / Grass
TrubbishTrubbish
#568 / Poison
GarbodorGarbodor
#569 / Poison
DeerlingDeerling
#585 / Normal · Grass
SawsbuckSawsbuck
#586 / Normal · Grass
KarrablastKarrablast
#588 / Bug
EscavalierEscavalier
#589 / Bug · Steel
FoongusFoongus
#590 / Grass · Poison
AmoongussAmoonguss
#591 / Grass · Poison
FrillishFrillish
#592 / Water · Ghost
JellicentJellicent
#593 / Water · Ghost
JoltikJoltik
#595 / Bug · Electric
GalvantulaGalvantula
#596 / Bug · Electric
FerroseedFerroseed
#597 / Grass · Steel
FerrothornFerrothorn
#598 / Grass · Steel
EelektrikEelektrik
#603 / Electric
EelektrossEelektross
#604 / Electric
ShelmetShelmet
#616 / Bug
AccelgorAccelgor
#617 / Bug
HeatmorHeatmor
#631 / Fire
LarvestaLarvesta
#636 / Bug · Fire
VolcaronaVolcarona
#637 / Bug · Fire
VirizionVirizion
#640 / Grass · Fighting
GenesectGenesect
#649 / Bug · Steel
ChespinChespin
#650 / Grass
QuilladinQuilladin
#651 / Grass
ChesnaughtChesnaught
#652 / Grass · Fighting
VivillonVivillon
#666 / Bug · Flying
FlabébéFlabébé
#669 / Fairy
FloetteFloette
#670 / Fairy
FlorgesFlorges
#671 / Fairy
SkiddoSkiddo
#672 / Grass
GogoatGogoat
#673 / Grass
PhantumpPhantump
#708 / Ghost · Grass
TrevenantTrevenant
#709 / Ghost · Grass
Pumpkaboo (Average Size)Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Gourgeist (Average Size)Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass