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Belly Drum (move)

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Belly Drum
はらだいこ Belly Drum
Belly Drum V.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
Category  Cute
Appeal  1
Jam  0  
Ups the user's condition. Helps prevent nervousness.
Category  Cute
Appeal  0  
Earn double the score in the next turn.

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

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 up 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.

In the 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
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
XY
The user maximizes its Attack stat in exchange for HP equal to half its max HP.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
060 Poliwag Poliwag Water Water 37 37 31 31 31
061 Poliwhirl Poliwhirl Water Water 43 43 37 37 37
143 Snorlax Snorlax Normal Normal 22 15 13 17 17 44
263 Zigzagoon Zigzagoon Normal Normal   41 41 45 45
264 Linoone Linoone Normal Normal   53 53 59 59
296 Makuhita Makuhita Fighting Fighting   37 25 25 25
297 Hariyama Hariyama Fighting Fighting   40 27 27 27
554 Darumaka Darumaka Fire Fire       30 '
555 Darmanitan Darmanitan Fire Fire       30 '
652 Chesnaught Chesnaught Grass Fighting         --
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 Type Father
II III IV V VI
004 Charmander Charmander Fire Fire Snorlax Snorlax Snorlax Snorlax Snorlax
079 Slowpoke Slowpoke Water Psychic PoliwagPoliwhirlSnorlax PoliwagPoliwhirlSnorlax PoliwagPoliwhirlSnorlax PoliwagPoliwhirlSnorlax PoliwagPoliwhirlSnorlax
104 Cubone Cubone Ground Ground Snorlax Snorlax Snorlax Snorlax Snorlax
108 Lickitung Lickitung Normal Normal Snorlax Snorlax Snorlax Snorlax Snorlax
173 Cleffa Cleffa* Fairy Fairy Marill Marill Marill Marill MarillSwirlix
183 Marill Marill Water Fairy PoliwagPoliwhirl PoliwagPoliwhirl PoliwagPoliwhirl PoliwagPoliwhirl PoliwagPoliwhirl
216 Teddiursa Teddiursa Normal Normal       ZigzagoonLinoone ZigzagoonLinooneDarumakaDarmanitan ZigzagoonLinooneDarumakaDarmanitanChesnaught
240 Magby Magby Fire Fire       MakuhitaHariyama MakuhitaHariyama MakuhitaHariyama
363 Spheal Spheal Ice Water         PoliwagPoliwhirlZigzagoonLinooneDarumakaDarmanitanChesnaught
650 Chespin Chespin Grass Grass         ZigzagoonLinooneDarumakaDarmanitanChesnaught
684 Swirlix Swirlix* Fairy Fairy         Marill
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 Type Obtained with
060 060 PoliwagLv.15 Water Pokéwalker - Blue Lake
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 event

Generation II

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
194 194 Wooper Water Ground Pokémon Center Mystery Egg #1
New York City Pokémon Center
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

Generation III

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
096 096 Drowzee Psychic Wish Egg
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

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 Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Belly Drum II.png Belly Drum III.png Belly Drum IV.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)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
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 stat 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.

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


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