Milk Drink (move)

Milk Drink
ミルクのみ Milk Drink
Milk Drink IX.png
Milk Drink IX 2.png
Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  5 (max. 8)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
  • Usable outside of battle
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation II
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
Works well if it's the same type as the one before.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  0  
Increased Voltage is added to the performance score.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  0  
Works great if the user goes first this turn.

Milk Drink (Japanese: ミルクのみ Milk Drink) is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation II. From Generations II through V and in Generation VIII, it is the signature move of Miltank. In Generation IX, it is the signature move of Skiddo and Gogoat.

Effect

In battle

Generations II to IV

Milk Drink restores up to 50% of the user's maximum HP, rounded down.

Generations V to VII

Milk Drink now restores 50% of the user's maximum HP, rounded up.

If powered up by a Normalium Z into Z-Milk Drink, all of the user's lowered stats are reset.

Generation VIII

In Versions 1.0 to 1.1.1 of Pokémon Sword and Shield, Milk Drink could not be selected in a battle. Starting with Version 1.2.0, it is usable and functions as it did in previous generations.

Generation IX

Milk Drink's PP was reduced to 5.

Outside of battle

Prior to Generation VII, and in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, Milk Drink can be used outside of battle to transfer some of the user's HP to another party Pokémon. Each use will transfer 20% of the user's HP, up to the target's maximum HP. The move will not work if the user has 20% or less HP left.

Description

Games Description
Stad2 A move that restores HP by half of the user's max HP. This move may also be used in the field.
GSC Restores HP by 1/2 the max HP.
RSEColo.XD Recovers up to half the user's maximum HP.
FRLG Heals the user by up to half its full HP. It can be used to heal an ally.
DPPtHGSS The user restores its own HP by up to half of its maximum HP. It may also be used to heal an ally's HP.
PBR The user restores its own HP by up to half of its maximum HP.
BWB2W2 The user restores its own HP by up to half of its maximum HP. May also be used in the field to heal HP.
XYORAS The user restores its own HP by up to half of its max HP. May also be used in the field to heal HP.
SMUSUM
SwShLA
The user restores its own HP by up to half of its max HP.
BDSP The user restores its own HP by up to half of its max HP. It may also be used to heal an ally’s HP outside of battle.
SV The user restores its own HP by up to half its max HP.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0241     Field Field 19 19 11 11 11 11 35 35
0672     Field Field 50 50 -
0673     Field Field 58 58 58
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
0672     Field Field
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 the Rescue Team and Explorers series, Milk Drink heals the user and all team members on the same floor for ¼ of their maximum HP. This move is affected by the Muzzled status condition.

In the Mystery Dungeon (WiiWare) games, Milk Drink restores the HP of the user and teammates on the same floor by 1/10 of their max HP instead.

In Super Mystery Dungeon, Milk Drink now restores the HP of the user and teammates in the same room by 40% of their max HP.

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDRB - - 15 - —% - Entire floor Party -
MDTDS - - 15 - —% - Entire floor Party -
BSL - - 15 - —% - Entire floor Party -
SMD - - 10 30 —% - Entire room Party Yes
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Pokémon Rumble Rush

In Pokémon Rumble Rush, all status moves including Milk Drink could only be used by opposing Pokémon and could not be obtained on any caught Pokémon. Milk Drink could be seen as a move used by Boss Miltank.

  Milk Drink
Charge time 1.58 seconds
Range type Circular (self)
Target Self
Additional effect Restores HP

Description

Games Description
MDRB Restores the HP of the user and its team members on the floor by one quarter of their maximum HP.
MDTDS Restores the HP of the user and team members on the floor by 1/4 of their maximum HP.
BSL じぶんと フロアのなかまポケモンの HPを さいだいHPの 1/10だけ かいふくする
MDGtI  UNUSED
SMD It restores your party's HP.*
It restores the HP of you and your teammates in the same room.*


In the anime

 
Miltank


The user restores an ally's HP by letting it drink its milk.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Miltank has the target drink the milk from her udder to transfer her own energy to it.
A wild Miltank Got Miltank? Debut


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

In battle

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Outside of battle

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 喝牛奶 Hot Ngàuhnáaih *
飲奶 Yámnáaih *
Mandarin 喝牛奶 Hē Niúnǎi *
飲奶 / 饮奶 Yǐnnǎi *
  Dutch Melkdrank
  French Lait à Boire
  German Milchgetränk
  Greek Γάλα Αγελάδος
  Italian Buonlatte
  Korean 우유마시기 Uyu Masigi
Portuguese   Brazil Leite da Cura (manga)
Leite de Cura (TCG)
Bebida Láctea (anime)
  Portugal Beber Leite
Bebida Láctea
  Serbian Uzimanje mleka
Spanish   Latin America Bebe Leche
  Spain Batido
  Vietnamese Uống Sữa


Variations of the move Recover
  RecoverSoft-BoiledMilk DrinkSlack OffHeal OrderRoost


  This article is part of Project Moves and Abilities, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on two related aspects of the Pokémon games.