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.

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.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
035   Clefairy
  Fairy Fairy 15LA
036   Clefable
  Fairy Fairy 15LA
037   Vulpix
Alolan Form
  Field Field 15LA
038   Ninetales
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field 15LA
113   Chansey
  Fairy Fairy 18LA
124   Jynx
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 1 1SMUSUM
173   Cleffa
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 15LA
175   Togepi
  Flying Fairy 11LA
176   Togetic
 
 
Flying Fairy 11LA
242   Blissey
  Fairy Fairy 18LA
280   Ralts
 
 
Human-Like Amorphous 22ORAS 22 12SwShBDSP
11LA
281   Kirlia
 
 
Human-Like Amorphous 23ORAS 23 12SwShBDSP
11LA
282   Gardevoir
 
 
Human-Like Amorphous 23ORAS 23 12SwShBDSP
11LA
368   Gorebyss
  Water 1 Water 1 11ORAS 11 11BDSP
370   Luvdisc
  Water 2 Water 2 9ORAS 9 9BDSP
420   Cherubi
  Fairy Grass 15LA
421   Cherrim
  Fairy Grass 15LA
427   Buneary
  Field Human-Like 16LA
428   Lopunny
  Field Human-Like 16LA
440   Happiny
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 18LA
468   Togekiss
 
 
Flying Fairy 11LA
475   Gallade
 
 
Human-Like Amorphous 1SwShBDSP
11LA
478   Froslass
 
 
Fairy Mineral 23ORAS 23 20SwShBDSP
666   Vivillon
 
 
Bug Bug 25 25
682   Spritzee
  Fairy Fairy 21 21 15SwSh
683   Aromatisse
  Fairy Fairy 21 21 15SwSh
684   Swirlix
  Fairy Fairy 31 31 12SwSh
685   Slurpuff
  Fairy Fairy 31 31 12SwSh
700   Sylveon
  Field Field 20 20 30SwSh
707   Klefki
 
 
Mineral Mineral 18 18 24SwSh
742   Cutiefly
 
 
Bug Fairy 16 18SwSh
743   Ribombee
 
 
Bug Fairy 16 18SwSh
764   Comfey
  Grass Grass 7 9SwSh
786   Tapu Lele
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 15SwSh
868   Milcery
  Fairy Amorphous 15SwSh
869   Alcremie
  Fairy Amorphous 15SwSh
905   Enamorus
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 14LA
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 SwSh
025   Pikachu
  Field Fairy SwSh
026   Raichu
  Field Fairy SwSh
026   Raichu
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Fairy SwSh
035   Clefairy
  Fairy Fairy SwSh
036   Clefable
  Fairy Fairy SwSh
037   Vulpix
Alolan Form
  Field Field SwSh
038   Ninetales
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field SwSh
039   Jigglypuff
 
 
Fairy Fairy SwSh
040   Wigglytuff
 
 
Fairy Fairy SwSh
124   Jynx
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like SwSh
151   Mew
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
173   Cleffa
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
174   Igglybuff
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
175   Togepi
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
176   Togetic
 
 
Flying Fairy SwSh
183   Marill
 
 
Water 1 Fairy SwSh
184   Azumarill
 
 
Water 1 Fairy SwSh
238   Smoochum
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
280   Ralts
 
 
Human-Like Amorphous SwSh
281   Kirlia
 
 
Human-Like Amorphous SwSh
282   Gardevoir
 
 
Human-Like Amorphous SwSh
298   Azurill
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
303   Mawile
 
 
Field Fairy SwSh
420   Cherubi
  Fairy Grass SwSh
421   Cherrim
  Fairy Grass SwSh
468   Togekiss
 
 
Flying Fairy SwSh
475   Gallade
 
 
Human-Like Amorphous SwSh
478   Froslass
 
 
Fairy Mineral SwSh
480   Uxie
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
481   Mesprit
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
482   Azelf
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
531   Audino
  Fairy Fairy SwSh
682   Spritzee
  Fairy Fairy SwSh
683   Aromatisse
  Fairy Fairy SwSh
684   Swirlix
  Fairy Fairy SwSh
685   Slurpuff
  Fairy Fairy SwSh
700   Sylveon
  Field Field SwSh
707   Klefki
 
 
Mineral Mineral SwSh
716   Xerneas
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
719   Diancie
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
728   Popplio
  Water 1 Field SwSh
729   Brionne
  Water 1 Field SwSh
730   Primarina
 
 
Water 1 Field SwSh
742   Cutiefly
 
 
Bug Fairy SwSh
743   Ribombee
 
 
Bug Fairy SwSh
755   Morelull
 
 
Grass Grass SwSh
756   Shiinotic
 
 
Grass Grass SwSh
761   Bounsweet
  Grass Grass SwSh
762   Steenee
  Grass Grass SwSh
763   Tsareena
  Grass Grass SwSh
764   Comfey
  Grass Grass SwSh
778   Mimikyu
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous SwSh
786   Tapu Lele
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
788   Tapu Fini
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
801   Magearna
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
856   Hatenna
  Fairy Fairy SwSh
857   Hattrem
  Fairy Fairy SwSh
858   Hatterene
 
 
Fairy Fairy SwSh
859   Impidimp
 
 
Fairy Human-Like SwSh
860   Morgrem
 
 
Fairy Human-Like SwSh
861   Grimmsnarl
 
 
Fairy Human-Like SwSh
868   Milcery
  Fairy Amorphous SwSh
869   Alcremie
  Fairy Amorphous SwSh
876   Indeedee
Male
 
 
Fairy Fairy SwSh
876   Indeedee
Female
 
 
Fairy Fairy SwSh
898   Calyrex
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
898   Calyrex
Ice Rider
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
898   Calyrex
Shadow Rider
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
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
  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
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 Sylveon Enchants 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
SwSh
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BDSP
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Generation VIII TRs (SwSh)
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