Giga Drain (move)

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
Sword​/​Shield TM28

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 Pokémon 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 Pokémon.

Other languages

English Giga Drain
Japanese ギガドレイン (Giga Drain)
German Gigasauger
French Giga-Sangsue
Italian Gigassorbimento
Spanish Gigadrenado

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

Oddish
#043 / Grass · Poison
Level 31
Gloom
#044 / Grass · Poison
Level 34
Paras
#046 / Bug · Grass
Level 38
Parasect
#047 / Bug · Grass
Level 44
Tangela
#114 / Grass
Level 36
Hoppip
#187 / Grass · Flying
Level 43
Skiploom
#188 / Grass · Flying
Level 52
Jumpluff
#189 / Grass · Flying
Level 59
Sunkern
#191 / Grass
Level 22
Sunflora
#192 / Grass
Level 22
Treecko
#252 / Grass
Level 21
Beautifly
#267 / Bug · Flying
Level 32
Lotad
#270 / Water · Grass
Level 30
Shroomish
#285 / Grass
Level 26
Roselia
#315 / Grass · Poison
Level 25
Lileep
#345 / Rock · Grass
Level 26
Cradily
#346 / Rock · Grass
Level 26
Turtwig
#387 / Grass
Level 41
Grotle
#388 / Grass
Level 47
Torterra
#389 / Grass · Ground
Level 51
Tangrowth
#465 / Grass
Level 36
Leafeon
#470 / Grass
Level 25
Snivy
#495 / Grass
Level 34
Servine
#496 / Grass
Level 40
Serperior
#497 / Grass
Level 44
Cottonee
#546 / Grass · Fairy
Level 26
Petilil
#548 / Grass
Level 26
Maractus
#556 / Grass
Level 26
Foongus
#590 / Grass · Poison
Level 28
Amoonguss
#591 / Grass · Poison
Level 28
Shelmet
#616 / Bug
Level 37
Accelgor
#617 / Bug
Level 37
Virizion
#640 / Grass · Fighting
Level 25
Morelull
#755 / Grass · Fairy
Level 29
Shiinotic
#756 / Grass · Fairy
Level 31
Sandygast
#769 / Ghost · Ground
Level 36
Palossand
#770 / Ghost · Ground
Level 36
Dhelmise
#781 / Ghost · Grass
Level 23
Tapu Bulu
#787 / Grass · Fairy
Level 14
Celesteela
#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.

Venonat
#048 / Bug · Poison
Bug
Exeggutor
Alolan Exeggutor
#103 / Grass · Dragon
Grass

Learnt by move tutor

These Pokémon can learn Giga Drain from a move tutor in the games.

Ivysaur
#002 / Grass · Poison
Beedrill
#015 / Bug · Poison
Ekans
#023 / Poison
Arbok
#024 / Poison
Zubat
#041 / Poison · Flying
Golbat
#042 / Poison · Flying
Oddish
#043 / Grass · Poison
Gloom
#044 / Grass · Poison
Paras
#046 / Bug · Grass
Parasect
#047 / Bug · Grass
Venonat
#048 / Bug · Poison
Venomoth
#049 / Bug · Poison
Grimer
#088 / Poison
Grimer
Alolan Grimer
#088 / Poison · Dark
Muk
#089 / Poison
Muk
Alolan Muk
#089 / Poison · Dark
Gastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
Haunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
Gengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Exeggutor
Alolan Exeggutor
#103 / Grass · Dragon
Tangela
#114 / Grass
Kabuto
#140 / Rock · Water
Kabutops
#141 / Rock · Water
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Bayleef
#153 / Grass
Ledyba
#165 / Bug · Flying
Ledian
#166 / Bug · Flying
Spinarak
#167 / Bug · Poison
Ariados
#168 / Bug · Poison
Crobat
#169 / Poison · Flying
Natu
#177 / Psychic · Flying
Xatu
#178 / Psychic · Flying
Hoppip
#187 / Grass · Flying
Sunkern
#191 / Grass
Yanma
#193 / Bug · Flying
Pineco
#204 / Bug
Forretress
#205 / Bug · Steel
Lugia
#249 / Psychic · Flying
Ho-oh
#250 / Fire · Flying
Celebi
#251 / Psychic · Grass
Treecko
#252 / Grass
Grovyle
#253 / Grass
Beautifly
#267 / Bug · Flying
Dustox
#269 / Bug · Poison
Lotad
#270 / Water · Grass
Lombre
#271 / Water · Grass
Ludicolo
#272 / Water · Grass
Seedot
#273 / Grass
Nuzleaf
#274 / Grass · Dark
Shiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
Surskit
#283 / Bug · Water
Nincada
#290 / Bug · Ground
Ninjask
#291 / Bug · Flying
Shedinja
#292 / Bug · Ghost
Volbeat
#313 / Bug
Illumise
#314 / Bug
Roselia
#315 / Grass · Poison
Gulpin
#316 / Poison
Swalot
#317 / Poison
Flygon
#330 / Ground · Dragon
Cacnea
#331 / Grass
Cacturne
#332 / Grass · Dark
Lileep
#345 / Rock · Grass
Cradily
#346 / Rock · Grass
Tropius
#357 / Grass · Flying
Turtwig
#387 / Grass
Grotle
#388 / Grass
Budew
#406 / Grass · Poison
Wormadam
Plant Cloak
#413 / Bug · Grass
Mothim
#414 / Bug · Flying
Cherubi
#420 / Grass
Cherrim
#421 / Grass
Snover
#459 / Grass · Ice
Abomasnow
#460 / Grass · Ice
Yanmega
#469 / Bug · Flying
Leafeon
#470 / Grass
Uxie
#480 / Psychic
Shaymin
Land Forme
#492 / Grass
Shaymin
Sky Forme
#492 / Grass · Flying
Arceus
#493 / Normal
Snivy
#495 / Grass
Servine
#496 / Grass
Pansage
#511 / Grass
Sewaddle
#540 / Bug · Grass
Swadloon
#541 / Bug · Grass
Leavanny
#542 / Bug · Grass
Cottonee
#546 / Grass · Fairy
Petilil
#548 / Grass
Escavalier
#589 / Bug · Steel
Foongus
#590 / Grass · Poison
Frillish
#592 / Water · Ghost
Joltik
#595 / Bug · Electric
Shelmet
#616 / Bug
Accelgor
#617 / Bug
Heatmor
#631 / Fire
Larvesta
#636 / Bug · Fire
Volcarona
#637 / Bug · Fire
Genesect
#649 / Bug · Steel
Chespin
#650 / Grass
Vivillon
#666 / Bug · Flying
Floette
#670 / Fairy
Florges
#671 / Fairy
Skiddo
#672 / Grass
Gogoat
#673 / Grass
Phantump
#708 / Ghost · Grass
Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
Rowlet
#722 / Grass · Flying
Dartrix
#723 / Grass · Flying
Dewpider
#751 / Water · Bug
Araquanid
#752 / Water · Bug
Morelull
#755 / Grass · Fairy
Steenee
#762 / Grass
Comfey
#764 / Fairy
Mimikyu
#778 / Ghost · Fairy
Dhelmise
#781 / Ghost · Grass
Kartana
#798 / Grass · Steel