Draining Kiss (move)

Draining Kiss
ドレインキッス Drain Kiss
Draining Kiss VIII.png
Draining Kiss VIII 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 is TM87 in Generation VIII.

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.

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
SwSh
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.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
124   Jynx
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 1 1SMUSUM
280   Ralts
 
 
Human-Like Amorphous 22ORAS 22 12
281   Kirlia
 
 
Human-Like Amorphous 23ORAS 23 12
282   Gardevoir
 
 
Human-Like Amorphous 23ORAS 23 12
368   Gorebyss
  Water 1 Water 1 11ORAS 11
370   Luvdisc
  Water 2 Water 2 9ORAS 9
475   Gallade
 
 
Human-Like Amorphous 1
478   Froslass
 
 
Fairy Mineral 23ORAS 23 20
666   Vivillon
 
 
Bug Bug 25 25
682   Spritzee
  Fairy Fairy 21 21 15
683   Aromatisse
  Fairy Fairy 21 21 15
684   Swirlix
  Fairy Fairy 31 31 12
685   Slurpuff
  Fairy Fairy 31 31 12
700   Sylveon
  Field Field 20 20 30
707   Klefki
 
 
Mineral Mineral 18 18 24
742   Cutiefly
 
 
Bug Fairy 16 18
743   Ribombee
 
 
Bug Fairy 16 18
764   Comfey
  Grass Grass 7 9
786   Tapu Lele
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 15
868   Milcery
  Fairy Amorphous 15
869   Alcremie
  Fairy Amorphous 15
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
--
V
--
VI
--
VII
--
VIII
TM87
012   Butterfree
 
 
Bug Bug
025   Pikachu
  Field Fairy
026   Raichu
  Field Fairy
026   Raichu
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Fairy
035   Clefairy
  Fairy Fairy
036   Clefable
  Fairy Fairy
037   Vulpix
Alolan Form
  Field Field
038   Ninetales
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
039   Jigglypuff
 
 
Fairy Fairy
040   Wigglytuff
 
 
Fairy Fairy
124   Jynx
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
151   Mew
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
173   Cleffa
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
174   Igglybuff
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
175   Togepi
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
176   Togetic
 
 
Flying Fairy
183   Marill
 
 
Water 1 Fairy
184   Azumarill
 
 
Water 1 Fairy
238   Smoochum
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
280   Ralts
 
 
Human-Like Amorphous
281   Kirlia
 
 
Human-Like Amorphous
282   Gardevoir
 
 
Human-Like Amorphous
298   Azurill
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
303   Mawile
 
 
Field Fairy
420   Cherubi
  Fairy Grass
421   Cherrim
  Fairy Grass
468   Togekiss
 
 
Flying Fairy
475   Gallade
 
 
Human-Like Amorphous
478   Froslass
 
 
Fairy Mineral
480   Uxie
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
481   Mesprit
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
482   Azelf
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
531   Audino
  Fairy Fairy
682   Spritzee
  Fairy Fairy
683   Aromatisse
  Fairy Fairy
684   Swirlix
  Fairy Fairy
685   Slurpuff
  Fairy Fairy
700   Sylveon
  Field Field
707   Klefki
 
 
Mineral Mineral
716   Xerneas
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
719   Diancie
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
728   Popplio
  Water 1 Field
729   Brionne
  Water 1 Field
730   Primarina
 
 
Water 1 Field
742   Cutiefly
 
 
Bug Fairy
743   Ribombee
 
 
Bug Fairy
755   Morelull
 
 
Grass Grass
756   Shiinotic
 
 
Grass Grass
761   Bounsweet
  Grass Grass
762   Steenee
  Grass Grass
763   Tsareena
  Grass Grass
764   Comfey
  Grass Grass
778   Mimikyu
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
786   Tapu Lele
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
788   Tapu Fini
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
801   Magearna
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
856   Hatenna
  Fairy Fairy
857   Hattrem
  Fairy Fairy
858   Hatterene
 
 
Fairy Fairy
859   Impidimp
 
 
Fairy Human-Like
860   Morgrem
 
 
Fairy Human-Like
861   Grimmsnarl
 
 
Fairy Human-Like
868   Milcery
  Fairy Amorphous
869   Alcremie
  Fairy Amorphous
876   Indeedee
Male
 
 
Fairy Fairy
876   Indeedee
Female
 
 
Fairy Fairy
898   Calyrex
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
898   Calyrex
Ice Rider
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
898   Calyrex
Shadow Rider
 
 
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
531   Audino
  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
025   Pikachu
Pop Star
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 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
700   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 will be restored to the user as HP.

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description
Special 2 46 55 100% 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

  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

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 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 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 Sylveon puts its lips on the opponent and kisses them. The opponent is then drained of its energy.
Y's Veevee PS553 Debut


  • In PASS17, Opal's Alcremie was revealed to know Draining Kiss, but she was never seen using the move.

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 Drain Kiss
  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
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Generation VIII TRs
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