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Giga Drain (move)

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Giga Drain
ギガドレイン Giga Drain
Giga Drain V.png
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Type  Grass
Category  Special
PP  10* (max. 16)
Power  75*
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone but the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation II
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  1
Startles the Pokémon that has the judge's attention.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  1
Earn +3 if two Pokémon raise the Voltage in a row.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

Giga Drain (Japanese: ギガドレイン Giga Drain) is a damage-dealing Template:Type2 move introduced in Generation II. Giga Drain is the strongest in a line of three Grass-type HP draining attacks, the other two being Absorb and Mega Drain.

Effect

Generation II

Giga Drain will inflict damage on the target and ½ of the damage dealt will be restored to the user as HP.

The base PP of Giga Drain is 5 in this generation.

Generation III

Functions the same as Generation II, however, when used on a Pokémon with the Liquid Ooze ability, the user will lose the amount of HP it would have gained instead.

Generation IV

The move's base PP was raised to 10. If the user has the Big Root as its held item, The user will receive 30% more HP than it would have. Big Root does not increase damage dealt. All other effects remain the same.

Generation V

The functions are the same as previous generations, however, the base power is increased from 60 to 75.

Learnset

Generation II

By leveling up

#   Pokémon Type Level
046 046 Paras Bug Grass 43
047 047 Parasect Bug Grass 55
191 191 Sunkern Grass 46
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

By TM19

#   Pokémon Type
001 001 Bulbasaur Grass Poison
002 002 Ivysaur Grass Poison
003 003 Venusaur Grass Poison
012 012 Butterfree Bug Flying
023 023 Ekans Poison
024 024 Arbok Poison
041 041 Zubat Poison Flying
042 042 Golbat Poison Flying
043 043 Oddish Grass Poison
044 044 Gloom Grass Poison
045 045 Vileplume Grass Poison
046 046 Paras Bug Grass
047 047 Parasect Bug Grass
048 048 Venonat Bug Poison
049 049 Venomoth Bug Poison
069 069 Bellsprout Grass Poison
070 070 Weepinbell Grass Poison
071 071 Victreebel Grass Poison
072 072 Tentacool Water Poison
073 073 Tentacruel Water Poison
088 088 Grimer Poison
089 089 Muk Poison
092 092 Gastly Ghost Poison
093 093 Haunter Ghost Poison
094 094 Gengar Ghost Poison
102 102 Exeggcute Grass Psychic
103 103 Exeggutor Grass Psychic
114 114 Tangela Grass
140 140 Kabuto Rock Water
141 141 Kabutops Rock Water
151 151 Mew Psychic
152 152 Chikorita Grass
153 153 Bayleef Grass
154 154 Meganium Grass
165 165 Ledyba Bug Flying
166 166 Ledian Bug Flying
167 167 Spinarak Bug Poison
168 168 Ariados Bug Poison
169 169 Crobat Poison Flying
177 177 Natu Psychic Flying
178 178 Xatu Psychic Flying
182 182 Bellossom Grass
187 187 Hoppip Grass Flying
188 188 Skiploom Grass Flying
189 189 Jumpluff Grass Flying
191 191 Sunkern Grass
192 192 Sunflora Grass
193 193 Yanma Bug Flying
204 204 Pineco Bug
205 205 Forretress Bug Steel
241 241 Miltank Normal
249 249 Lugia Psychic Flying
250 250 Ho-Oh Fire Flying
251 251 Celebi Grass Psychic
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

By breeding

Template:Breedlist

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 048 | style="background: #FFF" | 048 | style="background: #FFF" | Venonat | colspan="1" style="background:#A8B820; text-align:center" | Bug || style="background:#A040A0" align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1" | Poison | style="background: #FFF" | Paras, Parasect

|- | colspan="6" | Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution gets STAB from this move.
*Indicates Pokémon that can only learn the move through chain breeding.
|} |}

Generation III

By leveling up

#   Pokémon Type Level
046 046 Paras Bug Grass 43
047 047 Parasect Bug Grass 51
191 191 Sunkern Grass 42
252 252 Treecko Grass 46
267 267 Beautifly Bug Flying 38
285 285 Shroomish Grass 45
315 315 Roselia Grass Poison 33
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

By TM19

#   Pokémon Type
001 001 Bulbasaur Grass Poison
002 002 Ivysaur Grass Poison
003 003 Venusaur Grass Poison
012 012 Butterfree Bug Flying
015 015 Beedrill Bug Poison
023 023 Ekans Poison
024 024 Arbok Poison
041 041 Zubat Poison Flying
042 042 Golbat Poison Flying
043 043 Oddish Grass Poison
044 044 Gloom Grass Poison
045 045 Vileplume Grass Poison
046 046 Paras Bug Grass
047 047 Parasect Bug Grass
048 048 Venonat Bug Poison
049 049 Venomoth Bug Poison
069 069 Bellsprout Grass Poison
070 070 Weepinbell Grass Poison
071 071 Victreebel Grass Poison
072 072 Tentacool Water Poison
073 073 Tentacruel Water Poison
088 088 Grimer Poison
089 089 Muk Poison
092 092 Gastly Ghost Poison
093 093 Haunter Ghost Poison
094 094 Gengar Ghost Poison
102 102 Exeggcute Grass Psychic
103 103 Exeggutor Grass Psychic
114 114 Tangela Grass
140 140 Kabuto Rock Water
141 141 Kabutops Rock Water
151 151 Mew Psychic
152 152 Chikorita Grass
153 153 Bayleef Grass
154 154 Meganium Grass
165 165 Ledyba Bug Flying
166 166 Ledian Bug Flying
167 167 Spinarak Bug Poison
168 168 Ariados Bug Poison
169 169 Crobat Poison Flying
177 177 Natu Psychic Flying
178 178 Xatu Psychic Flying
182 182 Bellossom Grass
187 187 Hoppip Grass Flying
188 188 Skiploom Grass Flying
189 189 Jumpluff Grass Flying
191 191 Sunkern Grass
192 192 Sunflora Grass
193 193 Yanma Bug Flying
204 204 Pineco Bug
205 205 Forretress Bug Steel
241 241 Miltank Normal
249 249 Lugia Psychic Flying
250 250 Ho-Oh Fire Flying
251 251 Celebi Grass Psychic
252 252 Treecko Grass
253 253 Grovyle Grass
254 254 Sceptile Grass
267 267 Beautifly Bug Flying
269 269 Dustox Bug Poison
270 270 Lotad Water Grass
271 271 Lombre Water Grass
272 272 Ludicolo Water Grass
273 273 Seedot Grass
274 274 Nuzleaf Grass Dark
275 275 Shiftry Grass Dark
283 283 Surskit Bug Water
284 284 Masquerain Bug Flying
285 285 Shroomish Grass
286 286 Breloom Grass Fighting
290 290 Nincada Bug Ground
291 291 Ninjask Bug Flying
292 292 Shedinja Bug Ghost
313 313 Volbeat Bug
314 314 Illumise Bug
315 315 Roselia Grass Poison
316 316 Gulpin Poison
317 317 Swalot Poison
328 328 Trapinch Ground
329 329 Vibrava Ground Dragon
330 330 Flygon Ground Dragon
331 331 Cacnea Grass
332 332 Cacturne Grass Dark
335 335 Zangoose Normal
336 336 Seviper Poison
345 345 Lileep Rock Grass
346 346 Cradily Rock Grass
357 357 Tropius Grass Flying
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

By breeding

Template:Breedlist

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 048 | style="background: #FFF" | 048 | style="background: #FFF" | Venonat | colspan="1" style="background:#A8B820; text-align:center" | Bug || style="background:#A040A0" align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1" | Poison | style="background: #FFF" | Paras, Parasect
Beautifly

|- | colspan="6" | Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution gets STAB from this move.
*Indicates Pokémon that can only learn the move through chain breeding.
|} |}

Generation IV

By leveling up

#   Pokémon Type Level
043 043 Oddish Grass Poison 37
044 044 Gloom Grass Poison 47
046 046 Paras Bug Grass 33
047 047 Parasect Bug Grass 39
187 187 Hoppip Grass Flying 37
188 188 Skiploom Grass Flying 44
189 189 Jumpluff Grass Flying 44
191 191 Sunkern Grass 41
252 252 Treecko Grass 46
267 267 Beautifly Bug Flying 38
285 285 Shroomish Grass 37
315 315 Roselia Grass Poison 25
387 387 Turtwig Grass 41
388 388 Grotle Grass 47
389 389 Torterra Grass Ground 51
470 470 Leafeon Grass 43
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

By TM19

#   Pokémon Type
001 001 Bulbasaur Grass Poison
002 002 Ivysaur Grass Poison
003 003 Venusaur Grass Poison
012 012 Butterfree Bug Flying
015 015 Beedrill Bug Poison
023 023 Ekans Poison
024 024 Arbok Poison
041 041 Zubat Poison Flying
042 042 Golbat Poison Flying
043 043 Oddish Grass Poison
044 044 Gloom Grass Poison
045 045 Vileplume Grass Poison
046 046 Paras Bug Grass
047 047 Parasect Bug Grass
048 048 Venonat Bug Poison
049 049 Venomoth Bug Poison
069 069 Bellsprout Grass Poison
070 070 Weepinbell Grass Poison
071 071 Victreebel Grass Poison
072 072 Tentacool Water Poison
073 073 Tentacruel Water Poison
088 088 Grimer Poison
089 089 Muk Poison
092 092 Gastly Ghost Poison
093 093 Haunter Ghost Poison
094 094 Gengar Ghost Poison
102 102 Exeggcute Grass Psychic
103 103 Exeggutor Grass Psychic
114 114 Tangela Grass
140 140 Kabuto Rock Water
141 141 Kabutops Rock Water
151 151 Mew Psychic
152 152 Chikorita Grass
153 153 Bayleef Grass
154 154 Meganium Grass
165 165 Ledyba Bug Flying
166 166 Ledian Bug Flying
167 167 Spinarak Bug Poison
168 168 Ariados Bug Poison
169 169 Crobat Poison Flying
177 177 Natu Psychic Flying
178 178 Xatu Psychic Flying
182 182 Bellossom Grass
187 187 Hoppip Grass Flying
188 188 Skiploom Grass Flying
189 189 Jumpluff Grass Flying
191 191 Sunkern Grass
192 192 Sunflora Grass
193 193 Yanma Bug Flying
204 204 Pineco Bug
205 205 Forretress Bug Steel
241 241 Miltank Normal
249 249 Lugia Psychic Flying
250 250 Ho-Oh Fire Flying
251 251 Celebi Grass Psychic
252 252 Treecko Grass
253 253 Grovyle Grass
254 254 Sceptile Grass
267 267 Beautifly Bug Flying
269 269 Dustox Bug Poison
270 270 Lotad Water Grass
271 271 Lombre Water Grass
272 272 Ludicolo Water Grass
273 273 Seedot Grass
274 274 Nuzleaf Grass Dark
275 275 Shiftry Grass Dark
283 283 Surskit Bug Water
284 284 Masquerain Bug Flying
285 285 Shroomish Grass
286 286 Breloom Grass Fighting
290 290 Nincada Bug Ground
291 291 Ninjask Bug Flying
292 292 Shedinja Bug Ghost
313 313 Volbeat Bug
314 314 Illumise Bug
315 315 Roselia Grass Poison
316 316 Gulpin Poison
317 317 Swalot Poison
328 328 Trapinch Ground
329 329 Vibrava Ground Dragon
330 330 Flygon Ground Dragon
331 331 Cacnea Grass
332 332 Cacturne Grass Dark
335 335 Zangoose Normal
336 336 Seviper Poison
345 345 Lileep Rock Grass
346 346 Cradily Rock Grass
357 357 Tropius Grass Flying
387 387 Turtwig Grass
388 388 Grotle Grass
389 389 Torterra Grass Ground
406 406 Budew Grass
407 407 Roserade Grass Poison
413 413 Wormadam
Plant Cloak
Bug Grass
414 414 Mothim Bug Flying
420 420 Cherubi Grass
421 421 Cherrim
Overcast Form
Grass
421 421S Cherrim
Sunshine Form
Grass
455 455 Carnivine Grass
459 459 Snover Grass Ice
460 460 Abomasnow Grass Ice
465 465 Tangrowth Grass
469 469 Yanmega Bug Flying
470 470 Leafeon Grass
480 480 Uxie Psychic
492 492 Shaymin
Land Forme
Grass
492 492S Shaymin
Sky Forme
Grass Flying
493 493 Arceus Ice
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

By breeding

Template:Breedlist

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 048 | style="background: #FFF" | 048 | style="background: #FFF" | Venonat | colspan="1" style="background:#A8B820; text-align:center" | Bug || style="background:#A040A0" align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1" | Poison | style="background: #FFF" | Paras, Parasect
Beautifly

|- | colspan="6" | Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution gets STAB from this move.
*Indicates Pokémon that can only learn the move through chain breeding.
|} |}

Generation V

By leveling up

#   Pokémon Type Level
043 043 Oddish Grass Poison 37
044 044 Gloom Grass Poison 47
046 046 Paras Bug Grass 38
047 047 Parasect Bug Grass 44
187 187 Hoppip Grass Flying 43
188 188 Skiploom Grass Flying 52
189 189 Jumpluff Grass Flying 59
191 191 Sunkern Grass 41
252 252 Treecko Grass 46
267 267 Beautifly Bug Flying 38
285 285 Shroomish Grass 37
315 315 Roselia Grass Poison 25
387 387 Turtwig Grass 41
388 388 Grotle Grass 47
389 389 Torterra Grass Ground 51
470 470 Leafeon Grass 43
495 495 Snivy Grass 34
496 496 Servine Grass 40
497 497 Serperior Grass 44
546 546 Cottonee Grass 26
548 548 Petilil Grass 26
556 556 Maractus Grass 26
590 590 Foongus Grass Poison 28
591 591 Amoonguss Grass Poison 28
616 616 Shelmet Bug 37
617 617 Accelgor Bug 37
640 640 Virizion Grass Fighting 37
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

By breeding

Template:Breedlist

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 001 | style="background: #FFF" | 001 | style="background: #FFF" | Bulbasaur | colspan="1" style="background:#78C850; text-align:center" | Grass || style="background:#A040A0" align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1" | Poison | style="background: #FFF" | OddishGloom
ParasParasect
HoppipSkiploomJumpluff
SunkernSunflora
Treecko
Shroomish
Roselia
TurtwigGrotleTorterra
SnivyServineSerperior
Cottonee
Maractus
FoongusAmoonguss

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 041 | style="background: #FFF" | 041 | style="background: #FFF" | Zubat | colspan="1" style="background:#A040A0; text-align:center" | Poison || style="background:#A890F0" align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1" | Flying | style="background: #FFF" | ZubatGolbatCrobat*

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 048 | style="background: #FFF" | 048 | style="background: #FFF" | Venonat | colspan="1" style="background:#A8B820; text-align:center" | Bug || style="background:#A040A0" align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1" | Poison | style="background: #FFF" | ParasParasect
Beautifly
ShelmetAccelgor

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 102 | style="background: #FFF" | 102 | style="background: #FFF" | Exeggcute | colspan="1" style="background:#78C850; text-align:center" | Grass || style="background:#F85888" align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1" | Psychic | style="background: #FFF" | OddishGloom
ParasParasect
HoppipSkiploomJumpluff
SunkernSunflora
Treecko
Shroomish
Roselia
TurtwigGrotleTorterra
SnivyServineSerperior
Cottonee
Maractus
FoongusAmoonguss

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 114 | style="background: #FFF" | 114 | style="background: #FFF" | Tangela | colspan="2" style="background:#78C850; text-align:center" | Grass | style="background: #FFF" | OddishGloom
ParasParasect
HoppipSkiploomJumpluff
SunkernSunflora
Treecko
Shroomish
Roselia
TurtwigGrotleTorterra
SnivyServineSerperior
Cottonee
Maractus
FoongusAmoonguss

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 140 | style="background: #FFF" | 140 | style="background: #FFF" | Kabuto* | colspan="1" style="background:#B8A038; text-align:center" | Rock || style="background:#6890F0" align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1" | Water | style="background: #FFF" | LotadLombreLudicolo

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 270 | style="background: #FFF" | 270 | style="background: #FFF" | Lotad | colspan="1" style="background:#6890F0; text-align:center" | Water || style="background:#78C850" align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1" | Grass | style="background: #FFF" | OddishGloom
ParasParasect
HoppipSkiploomJumpluff
SunkernSunflora
Treecko
Shroomish
Roselia
TurtwigGrotleTorterra
SnivyServineSerperior
Cottonee
Maractus
FoongusAmoonguss

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 315 | style="background: #FFF" | 315 | style="background: #FFF" | Roselia | colspan="1" style="background:#78C850; text-align:center" | Grass || style="background:#A040A0" align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1" | Poison | style="background: #FFF" | OddishGloom
ParasParasect
HoppipSkiploomJumpluff
SunkernSunflora
Treecko
Shroomish
Roselia
TurtwigGrotleTorterra
SnivyServineSerperior
Cottonee
Maractus
FoongusAmoonguss

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 406 | style="background: #FFF" | 406 | style="background: #FFF" | Budew | colspan="1" style="background:#78C850; text-align:center" | Grass || style="background:#A040A0" align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1" | Poison | style="background: #FFF" | OddishGloom
ParasParasect
HoppipSkiploomJumpluff
SunkernSunflora
Treecko
Shroomish
Roselia
TurtwigGrotleTorterra
SnivyServineSerperior
Cottonee
Maractus
FoongusAmoonguss

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 455 | style="background: #FFF" | 455 | style="background: #FFF" | Carnivine | colspan="2" style="background:#78C850; text-align:center" | Grass | style="background: #FFF" | OddishGloom
ParasParasect
HoppipSkiploomJumpluff
SunkernSunflora
Treecko
Shroomish
Roselia
TurtwigGrotleTorterra
SnivyServineSerperior
Cottonee
Maractus
FoongusAmoonguss

|- | colspan="6" | Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution gets STAB from this move.
*Indicates Pokémon that can only learn the move through chain breeding.
|} |}

By event

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
043 043 Oddish Grass Poison Dream World
102 102 Exeggcute Grass Poison Dream World
283 283 Surskit Bug Water Dream World
177 177 Natu Psychic Flying Dream World
193 193 Yanma Bug Flying Dream World
345 345 Lileep Rock Grass Dream World
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

In the anime

150px 150px 150px 150px
Torterra Energy being drained Torterra getting healed Ninjask
A nutrient-draining attack. The user's HP is restored by half the damage taken by the target.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
389 Torterra The three mountains on Torterra's back glow green. Glowing green energy beams then extend from the tops of the mountains at the opponent and wrap it up. Torterra then drains energy from the opponent. The energy beams go back into the mountains on Torterra's back when the attack is complete.
Paul's Torterra Top-Down Training! Debut
291 Ninjask Ninjask's body glows green and it flies above the opponent. It then starts flying in circles above the opponent's head, leaving behind a turquiose trail of energy as it does. Finally, when a turquiose circle appears above the opponent's head, Ninjask's eyes start to glow red while still spinning around and green static comes off the circle and hits the opponent, and its body glows green as the energy gets drained from it.
Paul's Ninjask A Real Rival Rouser! None

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other languages

  • Chinese: 超級吸收 Chāojí Xīshōu
  • French: Giga-Sangsue
  • German: Gigasauger
  • Greek: Αποστράγγιση
  • Italian: Gigassorb (Gen II-III), Gigassorbim. (Gen IV)
  • Korean: 기가드레인 Giga Drain
  • Portuguese: Giga Dreno
  • Spanish: Giga-Drenado (Gen II), Gigadrenado (Gen III-present)
  • Serbian: Giga Isisavanje


Variations of the move Giga Drain
Physical Drain PunchHorn Leech
Special Giga Drain


Generation II TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
Generation II HMs
01020304050607
Generation III TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
Generation III HMs
0102030405060708RSE
Generation IV TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
7677787980818283848586878889909192
Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708
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