Belly Drum (move)

Belly Drum
はらだいこ Belly Drum
Belly Drum.png
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Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  10 (max. 16)
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
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation II
Condition  Cute
Appeal  1
Jam  0  
Ups the user's condition. Helps prevent nervousness.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  0  
Earn double the score in the next turn.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  6 ♥♥♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
A very appealing move, but after using this move, the user is more easily startled.

Belly Drum (Japanese: はらだいこ Belly Drum) is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation II.

Contents

Effect

Belly Drum deducts half of the user's maximum HP (rounded down) from its current HP and, in return, it maximizes the user's Attack stat by raising it to +6 stages, even if the user's temporary Attack bonus stages were below 0 prior to using Belly Drum.

Belly Drum fails if the user's current HP is less than half its maximum, or if the user's Attack is already at +6 (even if the user has Contrary).

If the user has Contrary, its Attack will be lowered to -6 stages (although the message will still say that the user maximized its Attack); even if the user's Attack is already at -6 stages, Belly Drum will deduct HP.

In Generation II only, if the Pokémon is under 50% HP when using the move, it will still have its Attack raised 2 stages due to a bug.

If powered up by a Normalium Z into Z-Belly Drum, the user restores all of its HP before Belly Drum's HP deduction takes effect.

Description

Games Description
Stad2 A move that allows the user to consume half of its own HP in order to maximize its Attack.
GSC Reduces own HP to maximize Attack.
RSEColo.XD Maximizes Attack while sacrificing HP.
FRLG The user maximizes its Attack stat at the cost of half its full HP.
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SM
The user maximizes its Attack stat in exchange for HP equal to half its max HP.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
060 Poliwag Poliwag
Water 1 Water 1 37 37 31 31 31 31
061 Poliwhirl Poliwhirl
Water 1 Water 1 43 43 37 37 37 37
143 Snorlax Snorlax
Monster Monster 22 15RSE
13FRLG
17 17 44 44
263 Zigzagoon Zigzagoon
Field Field 41 41 45 45XY
37ORAS
37
264 Linoone Linoone
Field Field 53 53 59 59XY
43ORAS
43
296 Makuhita Makuhita
Human-Like Human-Like 37 25 25 25 25
297 Hariyama Hariyama
Human-Like Human-Like 40 27 27 27XY
26ORAS
26
446 Munchlax Munchlax
Undiscovered Undiscovered 44 44
554 Darumaka Darumaka
Field Field 30 30 30
555 Darmanitan Darmanitan
Field Field 30 30 30
652 Chesnaught Chesnaught
Field Field 1 1
784 Kommo-o Kommo-o
Dragon Dragon 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 breeding

# Pokémon Egg Groups Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII
004 Charmander Charmander
Monster Dragon
079 Slowpoke Slowpoke
Monster Water 1
104 Cubone Cubone
Monster Monster
108 Lickitung Lickitung
Monster Monster
173 Cleffa Cleffa
Undiscovered Undiscovered
183 Marill Marill
Water 1 Fairy
216 Teddiursa Teddiursa
Field Field HGSS
240 Magby Magby
Undiscovered Undiscovered HGSS
363 Spheal Spheal
Water 1 Field
650 Chespin Chespin
Field Field
684 Swirlix Swirlix
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.


Special move

Generation IV

# Pokémon Egg Groups Obtained with
060 Poliwag Poliwag
Water 1 Water 1 Pokéwalker - Blue Lake
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 II

# Pokémon Egg Groups Obtained with
194 Wooper Wooper
Water 1 Field Pokémon Center Mystery Egg #1
New York City Pokémon Center
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation III

# Pokémon Egg Groups Obtained with
096 Drowzee Drowzee
Human-Like Human-Like Wish Egg
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 Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series, Belly Drum has the same Attack-maximizing effect but empties the user's Belly instead of reducing the user's HP.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Boosts the user's Attack to maximum, but empties its Belly to just one. It has no effect if the Belly is one or less.

In the anime

None.png Poliwag Belly Drum.png None.png None.png
Poliwag
The user taps its belly to cut its HP to gain attack.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
060 Poliwag Poliwag waves its body back and forth and taps its stomach with its tail three times. Its body then becomes outlined in red, raising its attack power, but cutting its health.
A Poliwag Max borrowed from the Pokémon Trainer's School Gonna Rule the School! Debut

In the manga

In the How I Became a Pokémon Card manga


In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pocket Monsters Platinum: Aim to Be Battle King!! manga


In other generations

Belly Drum II.png Belly Drum III.png Belly Drum IV.png Belly Drum V.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast
Belly Drum PMD RB.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast
Belly Drum Stad2.png Belly Drum Colo.png Belly Drum XD.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

Trivia

  • Belly Drum is the only move that is capable of raising a single stat by more than three levels, not counting Psych Up, Power Swap, Guard Swap, and Heart Swap.
    • While Shell Smash causes a net total of eight stat changes, Belly Drum can cause more stat changes if the user has experienced at least a -3 stat change to its Attack stat, reaching twelve stat changes if the user has a -6 Attack stat change.
  • Due to how both this move and Darmanitan's Zen Mode Ability work, Belly Drum can force Darmanitan to change its form (unless it is at full HP and has an odd maximum HP).

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 肚子大鼓 Dùzi Dàgǔ
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Buikslag
Finland Flag.png Finnish Vatsajymy
France Flag.png French Cognobidon
Germany Flag.png German Bauchtrommel
Greece Flag.png Greek Στομαχόκρουση
Italy Flag.png Italian Panciamburo
South Korea Flag.png Korean 배북 Baebuk
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Tambor de Barriga
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Defesa de Barriga
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Čeličenje
Spain Flag.png Spanish Tambor
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Bụng Trống


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