Pain Split (move)

Move data

Type Normal
Category   Status
Power
Accuracy
PP 20  (max. 32)
Makes contact? No
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 Pokémon.

Other languages

English Pain Split
Japanese いたみわけ (Itamiwake)
German Leidteiler
French Balance
Italian Malcomune
Spanish Divide Dolor

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

Trubbish
#568 / Poison
Level 37
Garbodor
#569 / Poison
Level 39
Solosis
#577 / Psychic
Level 33
Duosion
#578 / Psychic
Level 35
Reuniclus
#579 / Psychic
Level 35
Litwick
#607 / Ghost · Fire
Level 48
Lampent
#608 / Ghost · Fire
Level 52
Chandelure
#609 / Ghost · Fire
Level 1
Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Level 44
Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
Level 44
Stufful
#759 / Normal · Fighting
Level 40
Bewear
#760 / Normal · Fighting
Level 48
Pyukumuku
#771 / Water
Level 40
Mimikyu
#778 / Ghost · Fairy
Level 60
Magearna
#801 / Steel · Fairy
Level 78

Learnt by breeding

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

Weezing
Galarian Weezing
#110 / Poison · Fairy
Amorphous
Stunfisk
Galarian Stunfisk
#618 / Ground · Steel
Amorphous, Water 1