Pain Split (move)

Move data

Type Normal
Category   Status
Power
Accuracy
PP 20  (max. 32)
Introduced Generation 2

Effects

The user's and opponent's HP becomes the average of both.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Normalium Z and uses its Z-Power, Pain Split turns into Z-Pain Split and raises Defense one stage, in addition to its usual effect as above.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Gold​/​Silver
Crystal
Adds user & foe's HPs. Shares total.
Ruby​/​Sapphire
Emerald
Adds the user and foe’s HP, then shares them equally.
FireRed​/​LeafGreen The user adds its HP to the foe’s HP, then equally shares the total HP.
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
The user adds its HP to the foe’s HP, then equally shares the combined HP with the foe.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
The user adds its HP to the target’s HP, then equally shares the combined HP with the target.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The user adds its HP to the target’s HP, then equally shares the combined HP with the target.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The user adds its HP to the target’s HP, then equally shares the combined HP with the target.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Pain Split 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.

Misdreavus
#200 / Ghost
Level 32
Solosis
#577 / Psychic
Level 33
Duosion
#578 / Psychic
Level 34
Reuniclus
#579 / Psychic
Level 34
Litwick
#607 / Ghost · Fire
Level 55
Lampent
#608 / Ghost · Fire
Level 61
Chandelure
#609 / Ghost · Fire
Level 1
Chespin
#650 / Grass
Level 45
Quilladin
#651 / Grass
Level 52
Chesnaught
#652 / Grass · Fighting
Level 60
Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Level 42
Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
Level 42
Stufful
#759 / Normal · Fighting
Level 41
Bewear
#760 / Normal · Fighting
Level 49
Pyukumuku
#771 / Water
Level 33
Mimikyu
#778 / Ghost · Fairy
Level 50
Magearna
#801 / Steel · Fairy
Level 65

Learnt by breeding

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

Learnt by move tutor

These Pokémon can learn Pain Split by the various move tutors in the games.

Vulpix
#037 / Fire
Vulpix
Alolan Vulpix
#037 / Ice
Ninetales
Alolan Ninetales
#038 / Ice · Fairy
Grimer
Alolan Grimer
#088 / Poison · Dark
Muk
#089 / Poison
Muk
Alolan Muk
#089 / Poison · Dark
Marowak
Alolan Marowak
#105 / Fire · Ghost
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Pineco
#204 / Bug
Slugma
#218 / Fire
Magcargo
#219 / Fire · Rock
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Lileep
#345 / Rock · Grass
Cradily
#346 / Rock · Grass
Froslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
Rotom
Heat Rotom
#479 / Electric · Fire
Rotom
Wash Rotom
#479 / Electric · Water
Rotom
Frost Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ice
Rotom
Fan Rotom
#479 / Electric · Flying
Rotom
Mow Rotom
#479 / Electric · Grass
Giratina
Altered Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Litwick
#607 / Ghost · Fire
Lampent
#608 / Ghost · Fire
Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
Zygarde
50% Forme
#718 / Dragon · Ground

Learnt in previous generations only

These Pokémon can only learn Pain Split in previous games; check the respective Pokédex pages for full details.

Pikachu
#025 / Electric
Gen 4 — Pre-evolution
Raichu
#026 / Electric
Gen 4 — Pre-evolution
Pichu
#172 / Electric
Gen 4 — Special