Drain Punch (move)

Drain Punch
ドレインパンチ Drain Punch
Drain Punch VIII.png
Drain Punch VIII 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 was TM60 in Generation IV and is TM63 in Generation VIII.

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. Drain Punch has a base power of 60.

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.

Generation V

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

Generation VI

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

Description

Games Description
DPPtHGSSPBR
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwSh
An energy-draining punch. The user's HP is restored by half the damage taken by the target.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
107   Hitmonchan
  Human-Like Human-Like 1, Evo.
537   Seismitoad
 
 
Water 1 Water 1 44 44 44 1, Evo.
619   Mienfoo
  Field Human-Like 33 33 33 35
620   Mienshao
  Field Human-Like 33 33 33 35
802   Marshadow
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 54
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TM

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
[[|]]
II
[[|]]
III
[[|]]
IV
TM60
V
--
VI
--
VII
--
VIII
TM63
035   Clefairy
  Fairy Fairy
036   Clefable
  Fairy Fairy
039   Jigglypuff
 
 
Fairy Fairy
040   Wigglytuff
 
 
Fairy Fairy
044   Gloom
 
 
Grass Grass
045   Vileplume
 
 
Grass Grass
062   Poliwrath
 
 
Water 1 Water 1
063   Abra
  Human-Like Human-Like
064   Kadabra
  Human-Like Human-Like
065   Alakazam
  Human-Like Human-Like
080   Slowbro
 
 
Monster Water 1
080   Slowbro
Galarian Form
 
 
Monster Water 1
094   Gengar
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
096   Drowzee
  Human-Like Human-Like
097   Hypno
  Human-Like Human-Like
107   Hitmonchan
  Human-Like Human-Like
113   Chansey
  Fairy Fairy
115   Kangaskhan
  Monster Monster
122   Mr. Mime
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
122   Mr. Mime
Galarian Form
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
124   Jynx
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
150   Mewtwo
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
151   Mew
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
165   Ledyba
 
 
Bug Bug
166   Ledian
 
 
Bug Bug
176   Togetic
 
 
Flying Fairy
182   Bellossom
  Grass Grass
199   Slowking
 
 
Monster Water 1
199   Slowking
Galarian Form
 
 
Monster Water 1
242   Blissey
  Fairy Fairy
252   Treecko
  Monster Dragon
253   Grovyle
  Monster Dragon
254   Sceptile
  Monster Dragon
271   Lombre
 
 
Water 1 Grass
272   Ludicolo
 
 
Water 1 Grass
286   Breloom
 
 
Fairy Grass
302   Sableye
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
307   Meditite
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
308   Medicham
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
326   Grumpig
  Field Field
327   Spinda
  Field Human-Like
331   Cacnea
  Grass Human-Like
332   Cacturne
 
 
Grass Human-Like
352   Kecleon
  Field Field
377   Regirock
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
385   Jirachi
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
386   Deoxys
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
427   Buneary
  Field Human-Like
428   Lopunny
  Field Human-Like
439   Mime Jr.
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
440   Happiny
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
447   Riolu
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
448   Lucario
 
 
Field Human-Like
453   Croagunk
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
454   Toxicroak
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
468   Togekiss
 
 
Flying Fairy
475   Gallade
 
 
Human-Like Amorphous
480   Uxie
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
481   Mesprit
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
482   Azelf
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
486   Regigigas
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
491   Darkrai
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
531   Audino
  Fairy Fairy
532   Timburr
  Human-Like Human-Like
533   Gurdurr
  Human-Like Human-Like
534   Conkeldurr
  Human-Like Human-Like
537   Seismitoad
 
 
Water 1 Water 1
556   Maractus
  Grass Grass
559   Scraggy
 
 
Field Dragon
560   Scrafty
 
 
Field Dragon
568   Trubbish
  Mineral Mineral
569   Garbodor
  Mineral Mineral
579   Reuniclus
  Amorphous Amorphous
617   Accelgor
  Bug Bug
619   Mienfoo
  Field Human-Like
620   Mienshao
  Field Human-Like
622   Golett
 
 
Mineral Mineral
623   Golurk
 
 
Mineral Mineral
631   Heatmor
  Field Field
674   Pancham
  Field Human-Like
675   Pangoro
 
 
Field Human-Like
683   Aromatisse
  Fairy Fairy
685   Slurpuff
  Fairy Fairy
701   Hawlucha
 
 
Flying Human-Like
709   Trevenant
 
 
Grass Amorphous
727   Incineroar
 
 
Field Field
756   Shiinotic
 
 
Grass Grass
760   Bewear
 
 
Field Field
766   Passimian
  Field Field
778   Mimikyu
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
783   Hakamo-o
 
 
Dragon Dragon
784   Kommo-o
 
 
Dragon Dragon
794   Buzzwole
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
799   Guzzlord
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
802   Marshadow
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
807   Zeraora
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
810   Grookey
  Field Grass
811   Thwackey
  Field Grass
812   Rillaboom
  Field Grass
849   Toxtricity
Amped Form
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
849   Toxtricity
Low Key Form
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
853   Grapploct
  Water 1 Human-Like
859   Impidimp
 
 
Fairy Human-Like
860   Morgrem
 
 
Fairy Human-Like
861   Grimmsnarl
 
 
Fairy Human-Like
866   Mr. Rime
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
869   Alcremie
  Fairy Amorphous
876   Indeedee
Male
 
 
Fairy Fairy
876   Indeedee
Female
 
 
Fairy Fairy
892   Urshifu
Single Strike Style
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
892   Urshifu
Rapid Strike Style
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
893   Zarude
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

# Pokémon Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII VIII
165   Ledyba
 
 
Bug Bug
285   Shroomish
  Fairy Grass
307   Meditite
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
453   Croagunk
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
532   Timburr
  Human-Like Human-Like
559   Scraggy
 
 
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.


By Move Tutor

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Game
BW B2W2 XY ORAS SM USUM PE
035   Clefairy
  Fairy Fairy
036   Clefable
  Fairy Fairy
039   Jigglypuff
 
 
Fairy Fairy
040   Wigglytuff
 
 
Fairy Fairy
044   Gloom
 
 
Grass Grass
045   Vileplume
 
 
Grass Grass
063   Abra
  Human-Like Human-Like
064   Kadabra
  Human-Like Human-Like
065   Alakazam
  Human-Like Human-Like
080   Slowbro
 
 
Monster Water 1
094   Gengar
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
096   Drowzee
  Human-Like Human-Like
097   Hypno
  Human-Like Human-Like
107   Hitmonchan
  Human-Like Human-Like
113   Chansey
  Fairy Fairy
115   Kangaskhan
  Monster Monster
122   Mr. Mime
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
124   Jynx
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
150   Mewtwo
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
151   Mew
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
165   Ledyba
 
 
Bug Bug
166   Ledian
 
 
Bug Bug
176   Togetic
 
 
Flying Fairy
182   Bellossom
  Grass Grass
199   Slowking
 
 
Monster Water 1
242   Blissey
  Fairy Fairy
252   Treecko
  Monster Dragon
253   Grovyle
  Monster Dragon
254   Sceptile
  Monster Dragon
271   Lombre
 
 
Water 1 Grass
272   Ludicolo
 
 
Water 1 Grass
285   Shroomish
  Fairy Grass
286   Breloom
 
 
Fairy Grass
307   Meditite
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
308   Medicham
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
326   Grumpig
  Field Field
327   Spinda
  Field Human-Like
331   Cacnea
  Grass Human-Like
332   Cacturne
 
 
Grass Human-Like
352   Kecleon
  Field Field
377   Regirock
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
385   Jirachi
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
386   Deoxys
Normal Forme
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
386   Deoxys
Attack Forme
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
386   Deoxys
Defense Forme
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
386   Deoxys
Speed Forme
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
427   Buneary
  Field Human-Like
428   Lopunny
  Field Human-Like
439   Mime Jr.
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
440   Happiny
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
447   Riolu
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
448   Lucario
 
 
Field Human-Like
453   Croagunk
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
454   Toxicroak
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
468   Togekiss
 
 
Flying Fairy
475   Gallade
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
486   Regigigas
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
491   Darkrai
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
531   Audino
  Fairy Fairy
532   Timburr
  Human-Like Human-Like
533   Gurdurr
  Human-Like Human-Like
534   Conkeldurr
  Human-Like Human-Like
537   Seismitoad
 
 
Water 1 Water 1
556   Maractus
  Grass Grass
559   Scraggy
 
 
Field Dragon
560   Scrafty
 
 
Field Dragon
568   Trubbish
  Mineral Mineral
569   Garbodor
  Mineral Mineral
579   Reuniclus
  Amorphous Amorphous
604   Eelektross
  Amorphous Amorphous
619   Mienfoo
  Field Human-Like
620   Mienshao
  Field Human-Like
622   Golett
 
 
Mineral Mineral
623   Golurk
 
 
Mineral Mineral
648   Meloetta
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
650   Chespin
  Field Field
651   Quilladin
  Field Field
652   Chesnaught
 
 
Field Field
674   Pancham
  Field Human-Like
675   Pangoro
 
 
Field Human-Like
683   Aromatisse
  Fairy Fairy
685   Slurpuff
  Fairy Fairy
701   Hawlucha
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
709   Trevenant
 
 
Grass Amorphous
720   Hoopa
Confined
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
720   Hoopa
Unbound
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
727   Incineroar
 
 
Field Field
739   Crabrawler
  Water 3 Water 3
740   Crabominable
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
760   Bewear
 
 
Field Field
766   Passimian
  Field Field
778   Mimikyu
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
783   Hakamo-o
 
 
Dragon Dragon
784   Kommo-o
 
 
Dragon Dragon
794   Buzzwole
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
799   Guzzlord
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
802   Marshadow
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
807   Zeraora
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Special move

Generation IV

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
427   BunearyLv. 16
  Field Human-Like My Pokémon Ranch
447   Riolu
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 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.


Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
096   Drowzee
  Human-Like Human-Like Dream World - Spooky Manor
115   Kangaskhan
  Monster Monster Dream World - Pleasant Forest
307   Meditite
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like Dream World - Spooky Manor
427   Buneary
  Field Human-Like Dream World - Pleasant Forest
453   Croagunk
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like Dream World - Rugged Mountain
533   Gurdurr
  Human-Like Human-Like Dream World - Dream Park
559   Scraggy
 
 
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.


Generation VII

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
534   Conkeldurr
  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.


By event

Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
560   Scrafty
 
 
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.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, Drain Punch is a move with 13 base power, 88% accuracy, and 8 PP. The user attacks enemy in the front, cutting corners, and up to 50% of the damage dealt to the target is restored to the user as HP, including excess damage.

In Gates to Infinity, the user will heal based on how much HP the target lost, with excess damage not being accounted for. This is changed back to what it previously was in Super Mystery Dungeon.

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description
Physical 3 91 109 100% An opponent Absorbs The more damage dealt to the target, the more this move restores the user's HP.*

Past 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.

Pokémon GO

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


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

       
Mienfoo Cacnea Drowzee Mienshao
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 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 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 Drowzee's fist becomes surrounded in a green energy with yellow streaks spiraling around it. It then punches the opponent.
Azure's Drowzee Beating the Bustle and Hustle! None
  Seismitoad Seismitoad's fist becomes surrounded in 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 Mienshao's fist becomes surrounded in 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 Mienfoo's fist becomes surrounded in 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 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
  Smeargle 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-Poing*
Vampipoing*
  German Ableithieb
  Greek Γροθιά Αποστράγγισης Grothiá Apostrángisis
  Hindi ड्रेन मुक्का Drain Mukka
  Indonesian Drain Punch
  Italian Assorbipugno
  Korean 드레인펀치 Drain Punch
  Polish Skrętocios
Portuguese   Brazil Soco Dreno (Pokémon GO, Pokémon the Series: XY-present, TCG)
Soco Drenagem (early anime)
  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
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Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708
Generation VIII TMs
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Generation VIII TRs
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