Draining Kiss (move)

Draining Kiss
ドレインキッス Drain Kiss
Draining Kiss IX.png
Draining Kiss IX 2.png
Type  Fairy
Category  Special
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  50
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation VI
Condition  Cute
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Cute
Appeal  0  
Condition  Cute
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Shows off the Pokémon's appeal about as well as all the moves before it this turn.

Draining Kiss (Japanese: ドレインキッス Drain Kiss) is a damage-dealing Fairy-type move introduced in Generation VI. It was TM87 in Pokémon Sword and Shield, and is TM037 in Generation IX.

Effect

Draining Kiss does damage and restores the user's HP by 75% of the damage dealt.

If the user is holding a Big Root, the HP restored is increased by 30% (making the restored HP 97.5% of the damage dealt). Big Root does not increase the damage dealt.

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

Draining Kiss cannot be used if the user is under the effects of Heal Block.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Draining Kiss's PP was increased from 10 to 15.

Category  Special
PP  15
Agile Strong
Power  50  40  60
Accuracy  100%  100%  100%
Action speed modifier
Self  0  0  +5
Target  0  +3  0
Additional effect
Heal  75%  75%  100%
   ?  ?
   ?  ?
Heals the user by a percentage of damage dealt

Description

Games Description
XYORAS The user steals the target's energy with a kiss. The user's HP is restored by over half of the damage taken by the target.
SMUSUM
SwShBDSP
The user steals the target's HP with a kiss. The user's HP is restored by over half of the damage taken by the target.
LA The user attacks with an energy-draining kiss that restores the user’s HP.
SV The user steals the target's HP with a kiss. The user's HP is restored by over half the damage taken by the target.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0035     Fairy Fairy - - - - 15 -
0036     Fairy Fairy - - - - 15 -
0037  
Vulpix
Alolan Form
  Field Field - - 15 -
0038  
Ninetales
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field - - 15 -
0113     Fairy Fairy - - - - 18 -
0124    
 
Human-Like Human-Like 1 1 - -
0173     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered - - - - 15 -
0175     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered - - - - 11
0176    
 
Flying Fairy - - - - 11
0242     Fairy Fairy - - - - 18 -
0280    
 
Human-Like Amorphous 22ORAS 22 12 12 11 12
0281    
 
Human-Like Amorphous 23ORAS 23 12 12 11 12
0282    
 
Human-Like Amorphous 23ORAS 23 12 12 11 12
0368     Water 1 Water 1 11ORAS 11 11
0370     Water 2 Water 2 9ORAS 9 9 22
0420     Fairy Grass - - - - 15
0421     Fairy Grass - - - - 15
0427     Field Human-Like - - - - 16
0428     Field Human-Like - - - - 16
0440     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered - - - - 18 -
0468    
 
Flying Fairy - - - - 11
0475    
 
Human-Like Amorphous - - 1 1 11 1
0478    
 
Fairy Mineral 23ORAS 23 20 20 20
0666  
Vivillon
All forms
 
 
Bug Bug 25 25 25
0682     Fairy Fairy 21 21 15
0683     Fairy Fairy 21 21 15
0684     Fairy Fairy 31 31 12
0685     Fairy Fairy 31 31 12
0700     Field Field 20 20 30 30
0707    
 
Mineral Mineral 18 18 24 24
0742    
 
Bug Fairy 16 18 18
0743    
 
Bug Fairy 16 18 18
0764     Grass Grass 7 9 9
0786    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 15
0868     Fairy Amorphous 15 15
0869  
Alcremie
All forms
  Fairy Amorphous 15 15
0905  
Enamorus
All forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 14 20
0957    
 
Fairy Fairy 17
0958    
 
Fairy Fairy 17
0959    
 
Fairy Fairy 17
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 Compatibility
0012    
 
Bug Bug
0025     Field Fairy
0026     Field Fairy
0026  
Raichu
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Fairy
0035     Fairy Fairy
0036     Fairy Fairy
0037  
Vulpix
Alolan Form
  Field Field
0038  
Ninetales
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
0039    
 
Fairy Fairy
0040    
 
Fairy Fairy
0096     Human-Like Human-Like
0097     Human-Like Human-Like
0124    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0151     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0173     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0174    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0175     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0176    
 
Flying Fairy
0183    
 
Water 1 Fairy
0184    
 
Water 1 Fairy
0196     Field Field -
0200     Amorphous Amorphous
0238    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0280    
 
Human-Like Amorphous
0281    
 
Human-Like Amorphous
0282    
 
Human-Like Amorphous
0298    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0303    
 
Field Fairy
0314     Bug Human-Like
0350     Water 1 Dragon -
0358     Amorphous Amorphous
0370     Water 2 Water 2
0420     Fairy Grass
0421     Fairy Grass
0429     Amorphous Amorphous
0468    
 
Flying Fairy
0475    
 
Human-Like Amorphous
0478    
 
Fairy Mineral
0480     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0481     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0482     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0531     Fairy Fairy
0666  
Vivillon
All forms
 
 
Bug Bug
0669  
Flabébé
All forms
  Fairy Fairy
0670  
Floette
All forms
  Fairy Fairy
0671  
Florges
All forms
  Fairy Fairy
0682     Fairy Fairy
0683     Fairy Fairy
0684     Fairy Fairy
0685     Fairy Fairy
0700     Field Field
0702    
 
Field Fairy -
0707    
 
Mineral Mineral
0716     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0719    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0728     Water 1 Field
0729     Water 1 Field
0730    
 
Water 1 Field
0742    
 
Bug Fairy
0743    
 
Bug Fairy
0755    
 
Grass Grass
0756    
 
Grass Grass
0761     Grass Grass
0762     Grass Grass
0763     Grass Grass
0764     Grass Grass
0778    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0786    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0788    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0801  
Magearna
All forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0856     Fairy Fairy
0857     Fairy Fairy
0858    
 
Fairy Fairy
0859    
 
Fairy Human-Like
0860    
 
Fairy Human-Like
0861    
 
Fairy Human-Like
0868     Fairy Amorphous
0869  
Alcremie
All forms
  Fairy Amorphous
0876  
Indeedee
All forms
 
 
Fairy Fairy
0897     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered -
0898  
Calyrex
All forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0905  
Enamorus
All forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0927     Field Mineral
0957    
 
Fairy Fairy
0958    
 
Fairy Fairy
0959    
 
Fairy Fairy
0963     Field Water 2
0964     Field Water 2
0987    
 
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.


By breeding

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Egg Move
0531     Fairy Fairy
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Form change

Generation VI

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0025     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered Upon changing into the Pop Star costumeORAS
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 VI

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0700  
SylveonLv. 10
  Field Field Eevee House Sylveon
XY Sylveon
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

Draining Kiss inflicts damage, and ½ of the damage dealt is restored to the user as HP.

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
SMD 10 99 13 30 95% 98% Front Enemy No
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description Playable Users
Special 2 46 55 100% An opponent Absorbs The more damage dealt to the target, the more this move restores the user's HP.* Valerie & Sylveon
Erika (Holiday 2020) & Comfey
Kali (Furisode Girl)* & Azumarill
Scottie/Bettie & Support Jigglypuff/Wigglytuff Egg
Scottie/Bettie & Cleffa/Clefairy/Clefable Egg

Past description

  • Prior to Version 2.10.0*: Restores the user's HP based on the amount of damage dealt to the target.

Pokémon GO

  Draining Kiss
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 60
Energy cost 50
Duration 2.6 seconds
Damage window 1 - 1.3 seconds
 
Trainer Battles
Power 60
Energy cost 55
Secondary effect ?
Effect chance ?%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
               
By Elite Charged TM
By GO Snapshot
 
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Updates

Gyms & Raids
  • July 30, 2016
    • Power: 15 → 25
  • February 16, 2017
    • Power: 25 → 60
    • Energy cost: 20 → 50
    • Duration: 2.8 → 2.6 seconds

Pokémon UNITE

In Pokémon UNITE, Draining Kiss is Sylveon's second move. It is obtained by reaching level 6 and upgrading Baby-Doll Eyes into it instead of Calm Mind. The user blows a kiss at an enemy that goes back and forth between the user and the target multiple times. When the kiss touches the user, restore HP. When it hits the enemy, deal damage and decrease their movement speed for a short time. If the user and the enemy move too far away from each other, the kiss will disappear faster than normal. At level 12, the healing is increased.

Description

Games Description
SMD
MDRTDX
It damages an enemy. It also restores your HP. The greater the damage it causes, the more HP it restores.


In the anime

 
Sylveon
 
Tapu Lele
The user kisses the opponent, draining their energy.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Sylveon runs over to the opponent and gives it a kiss. The opponent starts to glow red, and a light yellow orb of energy flies off from the opponent and into Sylveon, draining the opponent's energy.
Penelope's Sylveon Kindergarten Chaos! Debut
  Tapu Lele kisses the opponent, which creates lines of light yellow waves that go from the opponent to Tapu Lele, draining the opponent's energy. Tapu Lele's body then glows a faint white, with a light green glow surrounding it.
Tapu Lele (anime) Rising from the Ruins! None


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

 
Sylveon


The user kisses the opponent, stealing their energy.
Pokémon Method
User First Chapter Used In Notes
  Sylveon puts its lips on the opponent and kisses them. The opponent is then drained of its energy.
Y's Veevee Sylveon Enchants Debut


In other generations

Core series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 吸取之吻 Kāpchéui-jī Máhn *
吸收之吻 Kāpsāu-jī Máhn *
Mandarin 吸取之吻 Xīqǔ-zhī Wěn *
吸收之吻 Xīshōu-zhī Wěn *
  Czech Vysávací polibek
  Dutch Zuigende kus
  French Vampibaiser
  German Diebeskuss
  Italian Assorbibacio
  Korean 드레인키스 Deureinkiseu
  Polish Buziak Niemocy
Portuguese   Brazil Beijo Drenante
  Portugal Beijo Sugador
  Russian Поцелуй Вампира Potseluy Vampira
Spanish   Latin America Beso Drenador
  Spain Beso Drenaje
  Thai เดรนคิส
  Vietnamese Nụ Hôn Kiệt Sức


Generation VIII TMs
SwSh
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8081828384858687888990919293949596979899
BDSP
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Generation VIII TRs (SwSh)
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8081828384858687888990919293949596979899
Generation IX TMs
SV
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020021022023024025026027028029030031032033034035036037038
039040041042043044045046047048049050051052053054055056057
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077078079080081082083084085086087088089090091092093094095
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134135136137138139140141142143144145146147148149150151152
153154155156157158159160161162163164165166167168169170171
Added in SV 2.0.1
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187188189190191192193194195196197198199200201
Added in SV 3.0.0
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