Pain Split (move)

Pain Split
いたみわけ Pain Split
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Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  —
Accuracy  %
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 II
Condition  Smart
Appeal  1
Jam  4 ♥♥♥♥
Badly startles the Pokémon in front.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Lowers the Voltage of all Judges by one each.
Condition  Clever
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Shows off the Pokémon's appeal about as well as all the moves before it this turn.

Pain Split (Japanese: いたみわけ Pain Split) is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation II. Prior to Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, it was the signature move of Misdreavus.

Effect

Generation II

Pain Split adds the current HP of the user and target Pokémon. It then divides this value by two, rounds down if necessary, and increases or decreases the HP of each Pokémon to become equal to the result (limited by each Pokémon's maximum HP). This setting of HP is not subject to effects such as Counter or Bide. Pain Split does not employ type effectiveness, so can also affect Ghost-type Pokémon.

Pain Split has an accuracy of 100.

Pain Split fails if the target is behind a substitute.

Generation III

In Generation III only, a loss of HP due to Pain Split contributes to the accumulated damage of Bide; it still is not subject to other effects such as Counter.

Generation IV onward

Pain Split now bypasses accuracy checks to always hit, unless the target is in the semi-invulnerable turn of a move such as Dig or Fly.

Pain Split can no longer contribute to the accumulated damage of Bide.

Pain Split can be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining an extra appeal point if the move Endure was used in the prior turn. It is also part of a Contest Spectacular combination and will give an extra three appeal points if the move Endure was used in the prior turn.

If powered up by a Normalium Z into Z-Pain Split, the user's Defense stat rises by one stage.

Description

Games Description
Stad2 A move that adds the HPs of the user and the target, then divides the total between them.
GSC Adds user & foe's HPs. Shares total.
RSE Adds the user and foe's HP, then shares them equally.
FRLG The user adds its HP to the foe's HP, then equally shares the total HP.
Colo.XD Adds the user and target's HP, then shares it equally.
DPPtHGSSPBR The user adds its HP to the foe's HP, then equally shares the combined HP with the foe.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwSh
The user adds its HP to the target's HP, then equally shares the combined HP with the target.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
200   Misdreavus
  Amorphous Amorphous 36 37 28 32 32 32
487   Giratina
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 49
568   Trubbish
  Mineral Mineral 37
569   Garbodor
  Mineral Mineral 39
577   Solosis
  Amorphous Amorphous 33 33 33 33
578   Duosion
  Amorphous Amorphous 34 34 34 35
579   Reuniclus
  Amorphous Amorphous 34 34 34 35
607   Litwick
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 55 55 55 48
608   Lampent
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 61 61 61 52
609   Chandelure
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1
650   Chespin
  Field Field 45 45
651   Quilladin
  Field Field 52 52
652   Chesnaught
 
 
Field Field 52 60
710   Pumpkaboo
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 42 42 44
711   Gourgeist
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 42 42 44
759   Stufful
 
 
Field Field 41 40
760   Bewear
 
 
Field Field 49 48
771   Pyukumuku
  Water 1 Water 1 33 40
778   Mimikyu
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 50 60
801   Magearna
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 65 78
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
109   Koffing
  Amorphous Amorphous
316   Gulpin
  Amorphous Amorphous
355   Duskull
  Amorphous Amorphous
442   Spiritomb
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
592   Frillish
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
594   Alomomola
  Water 1 Water 2
618   Stunfisk
 
 
Water 1 Amorphous
618   Stunfisk
Galarian Form
 
 
Water 1 Amorphous
852   Clobbopus
  Water 1 Human-Like
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By Move Tutor

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Game
DP Pt HGSS BW B2W2 XY ORAS SM USUM PE
037   Vulpix
  Field Field
037   Vulpix
Alolan Form
  Field Field
038   Ninetales
  Field Field
038   Ninetales
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
039   Jigglypuff
 
 
Fairy Fairy
040   Wigglytuff
 
 
Fairy Fairy
088   Grimer
  Amorphous Amorphous
088   Grimer
Alolan Form
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
089   Muk
  Amorphous Amorphous
089   Muk
Alolan Form
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
092   Gastly
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
093   Haunter
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
094   Gengar
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
105   Marowak
Alolan Form
 
 
Monster Monster
109   Koffing
  Amorphous Amorphous
110   Weezing
  Amorphous Amorphous
114   Tangela
  Grass Grass
120   Staryu
  Water 3 Water 3
121   Starmie
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
137   Porygon
  Mineral Mineral
151   Mew
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
174   Igglybuff
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
177   Natu
 
 
Flying Flying
178   Xatu
 
 
Flying Flying
200   Misdreavus
  Amorphous Amorphous
204   Pineco
  Bug Bug
205   Forretress
 
 
Bug Bug
206   Dunsparce
  Field Field
211   Qwilfish
 
 
Water 2 Water 2
218   Slugma
  Amorphous Amorphous
219   Magcargo
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
233   Porygon2
  Mineral Mineral
280   Ralts
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
281   Kirlia
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
282   Gardevoir
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
299   Nosepass
  Mineral Mineral
302   Sableye
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
303   Mawile
 
 
Field Fairy
307   Meditite
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
308   Medicham
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
316   Gulpin
  Amorphous Amorphous
317   Swalot
  Amorphous Amorphous
337   Lunatone
 
 
Mineral Mineral
338   Solrock
 
 
Mineral Mineral
345   Lileep
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
346   Cradily
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
353   Shuppet
  Amorphous Amorphous
354   Banette
  Amorphous Amorphous
355   Duskull
  Amorphous Amorphous
356   Dusclops
  Amorphous Amorphous
409   Rampardos
  Monster Monster
422   Shellos
  Water 1 Amorphous
423   Gastrodon
 
 
Water 1 Amorphous
425   Drifloon
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
426   Drifblim
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
429   Mismagius
  Amorphous Amorphous
442   Spiritomb
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
465   Tangrowth
  Grass Grass
474   Porygon-Z
  Mineral Mineral
475   Gallade
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
476   Probopass
 
 
Mineral Mineral
477   Dusknoir
  Amorphous Amorphous
478   Froslass
 
 
Fairy Mineral
479   Rotom
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
487   Giratina
Altered Forme
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
517   Munna
  Field Field
518   Musharna
  Field Field
531   Audino
  Fairy Fairy
538   Throh
  Human-Like Human-Like
539   Sawk
  Human-Like Human-Like
562   Yamask
  Mineral Amorphous
563   Cofagrigus
  Mineral Amorphous
568   Trubbish
  Mineral Mineral
569   Garbodor
  Mineral Mineral
577   Solosis
  Amorphous Amorphous
578   Duosion
  Amorphous Amorphous
579   Reuniclus
  Amorphous Amorphous
592   Frillish
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
593   Jellicent
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
594   Alomomola
  Water 1 Water 2
605   Elgyem
  Human-Like Human-Like
606   Beheeyem
  Human-Like Human-Like
607   Litwick
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
608   Lampent
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
609   Chandelure
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
618   Stunfisk
 
 
Water 1 Amorphous
650   Chespin
  Field Field
651   Quilladin
  Field Field
652   Chesnaught
 
 
Field Field
708   Phantump
 
 
Grass Amorphous
709   Trevenant
 
 
Grass Amorphous
710   Pumpkaboo
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
711   Gourgeist
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
718   Zygarde
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
747   Mareanie
 
 
Water 1 Water 1
748   Toxapex
 
 
Water 1 Water 1
759   Stufful
 
 
Field Field
760   Bewear
 
 
Field Field
764   Comfey
  Grass Grass
765   Oranguru
 
 
Field Field
768   Golisopod
 
 
Bug Water 3
769   Sandygast
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
770   Palossand
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
771   Pyukumuku
  Water 1 Water 1
778   Mimikyu
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
779   Bruxish
 
 
Water 2 Water 2
781   Dhelmise
 
 
Mineral Mineral
793   Nihilego
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
801   Magearna
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
806   Blacephalon
 
 
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.


Special move

Generation IV

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
172   Pichu
Spiky-eared
  Undiscovered Undiscovered Spiky-eared Pichu - Ilex ForestHGSS (requires Pikachu-colored Pichu)
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
353   Shuppet
  Amorphous Amorphous Dream World - Spooky Manor
355   Duskull
  Amorphous Amorphous Dream World - Spooky Manor
442   Spiritomb
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous Dream World - Spooky Manor
594   Alomomola
  Water 1 Water 2 Dream World - Sparkling Sea
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation VIII

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
110   Weezing
  Amorphous Amorphous Regina's Weezing (The Isle of Armor)
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, Pain Split is a move with 22PP and 100% accuracy. It targets enemy in the front, distributing its and user's HP equally between the two. This move is affected by Taunt.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Adds the HP of the user and the target, then shares it equally.
MDTDS Adds the HP of the user and the target, then shares it equally between the two Pokémon.
BSL じぶんと てきポケモンの HPを たして おたがいに はんぶんずつにして わけあう
MDGtI It adds the HP of you and the target, then shares it equally.
SMD It adds together the HP of you and the target, which it then shares it equally between you.
MDRTDX It adds together the HP of you and the enemy and then shares the total equally between you.


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

  • In Generation III, the status screen erroneously states that the move has 100% accuracy, even though it ignores accuracy and evasion checks.
  • If Shedinja uses Pain Split (via Mimic), it will cut the target's HP in half, similarly to Super Fang.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 分擔痛楚 Fāndāam Tungchó *
分享痛楚 Fānhéung Tungchó *
Mandarin 分擔痛楚 / 分担痛楚 Fēndān Tòngchǔ *
分享痛楚 Fēnxiǎng Tòngchǔ *
  French Balance
  German Leidteiler
  Greek Κατανομή Οδύνης
  Italian Malcomune
  Korean 아픔나누기 Apeum Nanugi
  Brazilian Portuguese Divisão de Dor
  Serbian Podela bola
  Spanish Divide Dolor
  Vietnamese Chia Cơn Đau



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