Mega Drain (move)

Mega Drain
メガドレイン Mega Drain
Mega Drain VIII.png
Mega Drain VIII 2.png
Type  Grass
Category  Special
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  40
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Smart
Appeal  1
Jam  4 ♥♥♥♥
Badly startles the Pokémon in front.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  1
Earn +3 if two Pokémon raise the Voltage in a row.
Condition  Clever
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  3 ♥♥♥
Startles the last Pokémon to act before the user.

Mega Drain (Japanese: メガドレイン Mega Drain) is a damage-dealing Grass-type move introduced in Generation I. It was TM21 in Generation I and TM53 in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!.

Mega Drain is the second in a line of three Grass-type HP draining attacks, the other two being Absorb and Giga Drain.

Effect

Generations I and II

Mega Drain 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 Mega Drain breaks a substitute, no 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.

In the Japanese version of Generation I games, Pokémon Stadium series and Generation II games, Mega Drain will always miss if the target has a substitute.

Mega Drain has 40 base power and 10 PP.

Generation III

Mega Drain will now properly heal the user when damaging a substitute, even if it was broken. If used on a Pokémon with the Liquid Ooze Ability, the user will lose the amount of HP it would have gained instead.

Mega Drain can also be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining an extra appeal point if the move Growth was used in the prior turn.

Generation IV and V

Mega Drain's base PP was increased to 15. 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.

Generation VI

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

Generation VII

In Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, Mega Drain's power was changed from 40 to 75, while its PP was reduced back to 10.

Generation VIII

Mega Drain's power was changed back to 40, and its PP was changed back to 15.

Description

Games Description
StadStad2 A Grass-type attack. It adds half the HP it drained from the target to the attacker's HP.
GSC Steals 1/2 of the damage inflicted.
RSEColo.XD An attack that absorbs half the damage inflicted.
FRLG A tough attack that drains half the damage it inflicted to restore HP.
DPPtHGSSPBR
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
SwSh
A nutrient-draining attack. 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
043   Oddish
 
 
Grass Grass 21 21 21XY
19ORAS
19SMUSUM
22PE
12
044   Gloom
 
 
Grass Grass 23 23 23XY
19ORAS
19SMUSUM
27PE
12
045   Vileplume
 
 
Grass Grass 1 1 1 1 1SMUSUM 1
102   Exeggcute
 
 
Grass Grass 15
103   Exeggutor
 
 
Grass Grass 1
103   Exeggutor
Alolan Form
 
 
Grass Grass 1
114   Tangela
  Grass Grass 31 31 26 26BW
23B2W2
23 23SMUSUM
34PE
12
140   Kabuto
 
 
Water 1 Water 3 46 49 36 36 36 36SMUSUM
141   Kabutops
 
 
Water 1 Water 3 51 55 36 36 36 36SMUSUM
182   Bellossom
  Grass Grass 1 1 1 1 1
187   Hoppip
 
 
Fairy Grass 30 30 25 25 25 25
188   Skiploom
 
 
Fairy Grass 36 36 28 28 28 28
189   Jumpluff
 
 
Fairy Grass 44 44 28 29 29 29
191   Sunkern
  Grass Grass 10 13 5 5BW
10B2W2
10 10
192   Sunflora
  Grass Grass 5 5BW
10B2W2
10 10
252   Treecko
  Monster Dragon 26 26 26 26XY
13ORAS
13 9
253   Grovyle
  Monster Dragon 13ORAS 13 9
254   Sceptile
  Monster Dragon 13ORAS 13 5
267   Beautifly
 
 
Bug Bug 24 24 24 24XY
22ORAS
22
270   Lotad
 
 
Water 1 Grass 43 19 19 19XY
18ORAS
18 12
271   Lombre
 
 
Water 1 Grass 12
272   Ludicolo
 
 
Water 1 Grass 1 1 1 1 1
273   Seedot
  Field Grass 15
274   Nuzleaf
 
 
Field Grass 18
275   Shiftry
 
 
Field Grass 1
285   Shroomish
  Fairy Grass 16 17 17 17XY
12ORAS
12
286   Breloom
 
 
Fairy Grass 16 17 17 17XY
12ORAS
12
315   Roselia
 
 
Fairy Grass 17 13 13 13 13 5
345   Lileep
 
 
Water 3 Water 3 20
346   Cradily
 
 
Water 3 Water 3 20
387   Turtwig
  Monster Grass 25 25 25 25
388   Grotle
  Monster Grass 27 27 27 27
389   Torterra
 
 
Monster Grass 27 27 27 27
406   Budew
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 13 13 13 13
407   Roserade
 
 
Fairy Grass 1 1 1 1 1
465   Tangrowth
  Grass Grass 26 26BW
23B2W2
23 23 12
495   Snivy
  Field Grass 22 22 22
496   Servine
  Field Grass 24 24 24
497   Serperior
  Field Grass 24 24 24
546   Cottonee
 
 
Grass Fairy 13 13 13 12
547   Whimsicott
 
 
Grass Fairy 1 1 1 1
548   Petilil
  Grass Grass 13 13 13 9
549   Lilligant
  Grass Grass 1 1 1 1
556   Maractus
  Grass Grass 13 13 13 8
590   Foongus
 
 
Grass Grass 15 15 15 12
591   Amoonguss
 
 
Grass Grass 15 15 15 12
616   Shelmet
  Bug Bug 20 20 20 12
617   Accelgor
  Bug Bug 20 20 20 12
755   Morelull
 
 
Grass Grass 15 12
756   Shiinotic
 
 
Grass Grass 15 12
769   Sandygast
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 18 15
770   Palossand
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 18 15
781   Dhelmise
 
 
Mineral Mineral 5 12
787   Tapu Bulu
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 20
797   Celesteela
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 13 15
854   Sinistea
  Mineral Amorphous 12
855   Polteageist
  Mineral Amorphous 1
898   Calyrex
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1
898   Calyrex
Ice Rider
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1
898   Calyrex
Shadow Rider
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1
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
TM21
II
--
III
--
IV
--
V
--
VI
--
VII
TM53
VIII
--
001   Bulbasaur
 
 
Monster Grass PE
002   Ivysaur
 
 
Monster Grass PE
003   Venusaur
 
 
Monster Grass PE
012   Butterfree
 
 
Bug Bug PE
015   Beedrill
 
 
Bug Bug PE
023   Ekans
  Field Dragon PE
024   Arbok
  Field Dragon PE
041   Zubat
 
 
Flying Flying PE
042   Golbat
 
 
Flying Flying PE
043   Oddish
 
 
Grass Grass PE
044   Gloom
 
 
Grass Grass PE
045   Vileplume
 
 
Grass Grass PE
046   Paras
 
 
Bug Grass PE
047   Parasect
 
 
Bug Grass PE
048   Venonat
 
 
Bug Bug PE
049   Venomoth
 
 
Bug Bug PE
069   Bellsprout
 
 
Grass Grass PE
070   Weepinbell
 
 
Grass Grass PE
071   Victreebel
 
 
Grass Grass PE
072   Tentacool
 
 
Water 3 Water 3 PE
073   Tentacruel
 
 
Water 3 Water 3 PE
088   Grimer
  Amorphous Amorphous PE
088   Grimer
Alolan Form
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous PE
089   Muk
  Amorphous Amorphous PE
089   Muk
Alolan Form
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous PE
092   Gastly
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous PE
093   Haunter
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous PE
094   Gengar
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous PE
102   Exeggcute
 
 
Grass Grass PE
103   Exeggutor
 
 
Grass Grass PE
103   Exeggutor
Alolan Form
 
 
Grass Grass PE
114   Tangela
  Grass Grass PE
140   Kabuto
 
 
Water 1 Water 3 PE
141   Kabutops
 
 
Water 1 Water 3 PE
151   Mew
  Undiscovered Undiscovered PE
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
102   Exeggcute
 
 
Grass Grass
114   Tangela
  Grass Grass
140   Kabuto
 
 
Water 1 Water 3
345   Lileep
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
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 Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, and Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, Mega Drain is a move with 8 base power, 88% accuracy, and 17 PP. The user attacks enemy in the front, 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 Conquest

 
>
 
Stars: ★★
Power: 26
Accuracy: 100%
Effect: Restores the user's HP by half the damage taken by the target.
Users:  
Grid assumes the user is in the square marked by > facing to the right.
Orange squares indicate spaces that are hit.
Red squares indicate the knockback on hit Pokémon.
A blue square indicates the user's position after performing the move.

Pokémon GO

  Mega Drain
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 25
Energy cost 50  
Duration 2.6 seconds
Damage window 0.95 - 2 seconds
Trainer Battles
Power 25
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

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target. It also restores the user's HP based on the damage it inflicted.
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
Conq. A nutrient-draining attack. The user's HP is restored by half the damage taken by the target.
MDGtI
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

       
Morelull Budew Budew being healed Roserade
The opponent is hit with a blast of energy that absorbs its HP and gives it to the user.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Golbat Golbat's eyes glow yellow and it bites the opponent, draining their energy.
Mandi's Golbat Round One - Begin! Debut
  Budew The bud on Budew's head glows white, and it shoots a dark green beam from its bud at the opponent. The green beam grabs the opponent, traps it inside and sucks its energy. As it does, the opponent becomes outlined in red and the beam turns red. The beam releases the opponent and goes back to Budew. Budew glows white when the beam goes back to it, and all of its injuries disappear.
Nando's Budew Dawn of a New Era! None
  Roserade Roserade sticks out its arms and releases a green beam from the flowers on its hands at the opponent.
Drew's Roserade A Full Course Tag Battle! None
  Morelull Morelull attaches its roots to the opponent. The roots then glow green, draining the opponent's energy.
A wild Morelull Lulled to La-La Land! None


In the manga

How I Became a Pokémon Card


Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 超級吸取 Chīukāp Kāpchéui *
百萬噸吸收 Baakmaahn-dēun Kāpsāu *
超級吸收 Chīukāp Kāpsāu *
Mandarin 超級吸取 / 超级吸取 Chāojí Xīqǔ *
百萬噸吸收 / 百万吨吸收 Bǎiwàn-dùn Xīshōu *
  Czech Mega sání
  Dutch Mega Drain
  Finnish Megapoisto
  French Mega-Sangsue
  German Megasauger
  Greek Απομίζηση
  Hindi बड़ी नाली Badi Naali
  Italian Megassorbimento*
Megassorbim.*
  Korean 메가드레인 Megadeurein
  Polish Megaodpływ*
Megaosuszanie*
Portuguese   Brazil Megadreno (games, anime, TCG, PS496)
Mega Dreno (PS073)
  Portugal Megadreno
  Romanian Curățenia Completă
  Serbian Mega isisavanje
Spanish   Latin America "Haz con el lo que quieras"* (EP075)
Megarrío (DP004)
Megadrenado (XY064)
  Spain Megaagotar*
Mega Agotar*
  Swedish Vattenattack*
Megasug*
  Thai เมกาเดรน
  Turkish Mega Boşaltma
  Vietnamese Hút Năng Lượng



Generation I TMs
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Generation I HMs
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Generation VII TMs
Alola
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Kanto
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