Drain Punch (move)

Drain Punch
ドレインパンチ Drain Punch
Drain Punch IX.png
Drain Punch IX 2.png
Type  Fighting
Category  Physical
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  75
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jam  0  
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  1
Earn +3 if two Pokémon raise the Voltage in a row.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Shows off the Pokémon's appeal about as well as the move used just before it.

Drain Punch (Japanese: ドレインパンチ Drain Punch) is a damage-dealing Fighting-type move introduced in Generation IV. It is TM60 in Generation IV and Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, TM63 in Pokémon Sword and Shield, and TM073 in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

Effect

Generation IV

Drain Punch inflicts damage, and up to 50% of the damage dealt to the target is restored to the user as HP. If this attack deals 1 HP of damage, 1 HP will be restored to the user.

If HP is restored to the user when its current HP is greater than its maximum HP, its current HP will be set equal to its maximum HP.

If the target has the Ability Liquid Ooze, the user will lose the amount of HP it would have gained instead.

If the user is holding a Big Root, the HP restored is increased by 30% (making the restored HP 65% of the damage dealt). Big Root does not increase the damage dealt.

Drain Punch has 5 PP and a base power of 60 in this generation

Generation V

Drain Punch's base PP is raised to 10 and the power is increased from 60 to 75.

Generation VI onwards

Drain Punch cannot be used if the user is under the effects of Heal Block.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Category  Physical
PP  10
Agile Strong
Power  75  60  90
Accuracy  100%  100%  100%
Action speed modifier
Self  0  0  +5
Target  0  +3  0
Additional effect
Heal  50%  50%  75%
   ?  ?
   ?  ?
Restores the user's HP by a percentage of damage dealt

Description

Games Description
DPPtHGSSPBR
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
SwShBDSP
An energy-draining punch. The user's HP is restored by half the damage taken by the target.
LA The user attacks with an energy-draining punch that restores the user’s HP.
SV The user attacks with an energy-draining punch. The user's HP is restored by up to half the damage taken by the target.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0068     Human-Like Human-Like 30
0107     Human-Like Human-Like 1, Evo. 1, Evo. Evo.
0286    
 
Fairy Grass 39
0537    
 
Water 1 Water 1 44 44 44 1, Evo.
0549  
Lilligant
Hisuian Form
 
 
Grass Grass 34
0619     Field Human-Like 33 33 33 35 35
0620     Field Human-Like 33 33 33 35 35
0802    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 54
1007    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 21
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


By TM/Move Tutor

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Compatibility
Tutor
0035     Fairy Fairy
0036     Fairy Fairy
0039    
 
Fairy Fairy
0040    
 
Fairy Fairy
0044    
 
Grass Grass
0045    
 
Grass Grass
0056     Field Field
0057     Field Field
0062    
 
Water 1 Water 1
0063     Human-Like Human-Like
0064     Human-Like Human-Like
0065     Human-Like Human-Like
0068     Human-Like Human-Like
0080    
 
Monster Water 1
0080  
Slowbro
Galarian Form
 
 
Monster Water 1
0088     Amorphous Amorphous
0088  
Grimer
Alolan Form
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0089     Amorphous Amorphous
0089  
Muk
Alolan Form
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0094    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0096     Human-Like Human-Like
0097     Human-Like Human-Like
0107     Human-Like Human-Like
0113     Fairy Fairy
0115     Monster Monster
0122    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0122  
Mr. Mime
Galarian Form
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0124    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0150     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0151     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0165    
 
Bug Bug
0166    
 
Bug Bug
0176    
 
Flying Fairy
0182     Grass Grass
0185     Mineral Mineral
0195    
 
Water 1 Field
0199    
 
Monster Water 1
0199  
Slowking
Galarian Form
 
 
Monster Water 1
0242     Fairy Fairy
0252     Monster Dragon
0253     Monster Dragon
0254     Monster Dragon
0271    
 
Water 1 Grass
0272    
 
Water 1 Grass
0285     Fairy Grass
0286    
 
Fairy Grass
0288     Field Field
0289     Field Field
0302    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0307    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0308    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0326     Field Field
0327     Field Human-Like
0331     Grass Human-Like
0332    
 
Grass Human-Like
0352     Field Field
0377     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0385    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0386  
Deoxys
All forms
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0391    
 
Field Human-Like
0392    
 
Field Human-Like
0427     Field Human-Like
0428     Field Human-Like
0439    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0440     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0447     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0448    
 
Field Human-Like
0453    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0454    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0468    
 
Flying Fairy
0475    
 
Human-Like Amorphous
0480     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0481     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0482     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0486     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0491     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0499    
 
Field Field
0500    
 
Field Field
0531     Fairy Fairy
0532     Human-Like Human-Like
0533     Human-Like Human-Like
0534     Human-Like Human-Like
0537    
 
Water 1 Water 1
0549  
Lilligant
Hisuian Form
 
 
Grass Grass
0556     Grass Grass
0559    
 
Field Dragon
0560    
 
Field Dragon
0568     Mineral Mineral
0569     Mineral Mineral
0579     Amorphous Amorphous
0604     Amorphous Amorphous
0617     Bug Bug
0619     Field Human-Like
0620     Field Human-Like
0622    
 
Mineral Mineral
0623    
 
Mineral Mineral
0631     Field Field
0648    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0650     Field Field
0651     Field Field
0652    
 
Field Field
0674     Field Human-Like
0675    
 
Field Human-Like
0683     Fairy Fairy
0685     Fairy Fairy
0701    
 
Flying Human-Like
0709    
 
Grass Amorphous
0720  
Hoopa
All forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0727    
 
Field Field
0739     Water 3 Water 3
0740    
 
Water 3 Water 3
0756    
 
Grass Grass
0760    
 
Field Field
0766     Field Field
0778    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0783    
 
Dragon Dragon
0784    
 
Dragon Dragon
0794    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0799    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0802    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0807     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0810     Field Grass
0811     Field Grass
0812     Field Grass
0849  
Toxtricity
All forms
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0853     Water 1 Human-Like
0859    
 
Fairy Human-Like
0860    
 
Fairy Human-Like
0861    
 
Fairy Human-Like
0866    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0869  
Alcremie
All forms
  Fairy Amorphous
0876  
Indeedee
All forms
 
 
Fairy Fairy
0892  
Urshifu
Single Strike Style
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0892  
Urshifu
Rapid Strike Style
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0893  
Zarude
All forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0901    
 
Field Field
0903    
 
Field Field
0964     Field Water 2
0979    
 
Field Field
0985    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0992    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1006    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1007    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1014    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


By breeding

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Egg Move
0165    
 
Bug Bug
0285     Fairy Grass
0307    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0453    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0532     Human-Like Human-Like
0559    
 
Field Dragon
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


Special move

Generation IV

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0427  
BunearyLv. 16
  Field Human-Like My Pokémon Ranch
0447     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia - Rescue Kidnapped Riolu!
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0096     Human-Like Human-Like Dream World - Spooky Manor
0115     Monster Monster Dream World - Pleasant Forest
0307    
 
Human-Like Human-Like Dream World - Spooky Manor
0427     Field Human-Like Dream World - Pleasant Forest
0453    
 
Human-Like Human-Like Dream World - Rugged Mountain
0533     Human-Like Human-Like Dream World - Dream Park
0559    
 
Field Dragon Dream World - Dream Park
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


Generation VII

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0534     Human-Like Human-Like Island Scan - Poni PlainsSM
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


By event

Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0560    
 
Field Dragon 2011 World Championships Scrafty
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

Drain Punch inflicts damage and 50% of the damage dealt to the target is restored to the user as HP, including excess damage. In Adventure Squad only, the move heals by 20% of dealt damage instead. In Gates to Infinity only, the user will heal based on how much HP the target lost, and excess damage is not accounted for.

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDTDS 13 - 8 - 88% - Front Enemy Yes
BSL 13 - 8 - 88% - Front Enemy Yes
MDGtI 13 99 13 50 95% 98% Front Enemy No
SMD 13 99 13 30 95% 98% Front Enemy No
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Pokémon GO

In Pokémon GO, Drain Punch is a Charged Attack that was made available on April 23, 2022.

  Drain Punch
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 50
Energy cost 33
Duration 2.4 seconds
Damage window 1 - 1.5 seconds
 
Trainer Battles
Power 20
Energy cost 40
Secondary effect   1 Defense
Effect chance 100%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
By Elite Charged TM
 
By GO Snapshot
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Pokémon Rumble Rush

  Drain Punch
★★★★
Attack power 44.00993
Charge time 0.66 seconds
Range type Arc (melee)
Number of hits 1
Number of projectiles 1
Critical hit rate 1.5%
Additional effect None

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description Playable Users
Physical 3 91 109 100% An opponent Absorbs The more damage dealt to the target, the more this move restores the user's HP. Marshal & Conkeldurr
Maylene & Meditite/Medicham
Allister & Gengar
Scottie/Bettie & HitmonchanEgg
  • Description prior to Version 2.10.0 (from June 28, 2021): Restores the user's HP based on the amount of damage dealt to the target.
  • HP restored is equal to 10% of the damage dealt, rounded down.

Description

Games Description
MDTDS Inflicts damage on the target, then restores the user's HP based on the damage inflicted.
BSL てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえる あたえたダメージに おうじて じぶんの HPが かいふくする
MDGtI It damages an enemy. It also restores your HP. The greater the damage it causes, the more HP it restores.
SMD
MDRTDX
It damages an enemy. It also restores your HP. The greater the damage caused, the more HP it restores.


In the anime

 
Cacnea
 
Drowzee
 
Mienshao
 
Mienfoo
The user's fist becomes enveloped in swirling green energy. It then punches the opponent, regaining health.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Cacnea's arm becomes surrounded by yellow streaks that spiral around its arm and its arm glows green. It then punches the opponent.
James's Cacnea Once There Were Greenfields Debut
Mastered prior to Barry's Busting Out All Over!
  Meditite punches forward and its arm becomes surrounded in green energy with white streaks spiraling around it. When the attack hits the opponent, green sparks come off the opponent and onto Meditite, causing it to gain health.
Maylene's Meditite Crossing the Battle Line! None
  Drowzee's fist becomes surrounded by a green aura with yellow streaks spiraling around it. It then punches the opponent.
Azure's Drowzee Beating the Bustle and Hustle! None
  Seismitoad's fist becomes surrounded by a green orb of energy. It then punches the opponent.
Sean's father's Seismitoad Battling the Bully! None
Edmund's Seismitoad The Clubsplosion Begins! None
  Mienshao's fist becomes surrounded by a green orb of energy. It then punches the opponent; or, Mienshao's arm glows light green and then punches the opponent, leaving a trail of light green sparkles behind it.
Kylan's Mienshao Evolution by Fire! None
Ikari's Mienshao Smashing with Sketch! None
  Mienfoo's fist becomes surrounded by a green orb of energy. It then punches the opponent. When the attack hits the opponent, sparkling green orbs of energy fly out of the opponent and into Mienfoo, draining the opponent's energy.
Korrina's Mienfoo Showdown at the Shalour Gym! None
  Breloom's claw becomes surrounded by a black orb with blue-white sparkles, outlined in green. When it punches the opponent, green, sparkling energy appears where the opponent was hit, which flies back towards Breloom in an orb, bathing it in a sparkling green glow that heals it.
A Trainer's Breloom Kalos League Passion with a Certain Flare! None
  The tip of Smeargle's tail becomes surrounded in a light green aura. It then hits the opponent with its tail, leaving behind a trail of light green sparkles.
Ilima's Smeargle Smashing with Sketch! Used via Sketch


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Side series games

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 吸取拳 Kāpchéui Kyùhn *
吸收拳 Kāpsāu Kyùhn *
Mandarin 吸取拳 Xīqǔ Quán *
吸收拳 Xīshōu Quán *
  Czech Vysávací rána
  Dutch Afvoerslag
  French Vampi-PoingVIII+
VampipoingIVVII
  German Ableithieb
  Greek Γροθιά Αποστράγγισης Grothiá Apostrángisis
  Hindi ड्रेन मुक्का Drain Mukka
  Indonesian Drain Punch
  Italian Assorbipugno
  Korean 드레인펀치 Deureinpeonchi
  Polish Skrętocios
Portuguese   Brazil Soco Dreno (GO, XY044–present, TCG)
Soco Drenagem (DP054BW077)
  Portugal Ataque Chupão
  Romanian Lovitura Istovitoare
Spanish   Latin America Golpe Agotador (DP054-DP135)
Golpe Fuga (BW065)
Drenagolpe (BW070)
Golpe Drenado (BW077)
  Spain Puño Drenaje
  Thai เดรนพันช์
  Vietnamese Cú Đấm Kiệt Sức


Variations of the move Giga Drain
  Drain PunchHorn Leech
  Giga Drain


Generation IV TMs
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920212223
2425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546
4748495051525354555657585960616263646566676869
7071727374757677787980818283848586878889909192
Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708
Generation VIII TMs
SwSh
0001020304050607080910111213141516171819
2021222324252627282930313233343536373839
4041424344454647484950515253545556575859
6061626364656667686970717273747576777879
8081828384858687888990919293949596979899
BDSP
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920
2122232425262728293031323334353637383940
4142434445464748495051525354555657585960
6162636465666768697071727374757677787980
81828384858687888990919293949596979899100
Generation VIII TRs (SwSh)
0001020304050607080910111213141516171819
2021222324252627282930313233343536373839
4041424344454647484950515253545556575859
6061626364656667686970717273747576777879
8081828384858687888990919293949596979899
Generation IX TMs
SV
001002003004005006007008009010011012013014015016017018019
020021022023024025026027028029030031032033034035036037038
039040041042043044045046047048049050051052053054055056057
058059060061062063064065066067068069070071072073074075076
077078079080081082083084085086087088089090091092093094095
096097098099100101102103104105106107108109110111112113114
115116117118119120121122123124125126127128129130131132133
134135136137138139140141142143144145146147148149150151152
153154155156157158159160161162163164165166167168169170171
Added in SV 2.0.1
172173174175176177178179180181182183184185186
187188189190191192193194195196197198199200201
Added in SV 3.0.0
202203204205206207208209210211212213214215216
217218219220221222223224225226227228229


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