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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 adjacent to 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 Grass-type 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. It was TM19 from Generation II to Generation IV.

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, and its base power is 60.

Generation III

Giga Drain functions the same as in 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 a Big Root as its held item, it will recover 30% more HP than it normally would. Big Root does not increase damage dealt. All other effects remain the same.

Generation V

The functions of this move are the same as in previous generations. However, the base power has been increased from 60 to 75.

Generation VI

Giga Drain cannot be used if the user is under the effects of Heal Block.

Description

Games Description
Stad2 Half of the HP drained from the target is added to the attacker's HP.
GSC Steals 1/2 of the damage inflicted.
RSE An attack that steals half the damage inflicted.*
Recovers half the HP of the damage this move inflicts.*
FRLG A harsh attack that absorbs half the damage it inflicted to restore HP.
Colo.XD An attack that absorbs half the damage inflicted.*
Recovers half the HP of the damage this move inflicts.*
PMDRB Inflicts damage on the target. It also restores the user's HP based on the damage it inflicted.
PMDTDS Inflicts damage on the target, then restores the user's HP based on the damage inflicted.
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
XY
A nutrient-draining attack. The user's HP is restored by half the damage taken by the target.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
043 Oddish Oddish Grass Poison     37 37 37
31
044 Gloom Gloom Grass Poison     47 47 47
34
046 Paras Paras Bug Grass 43 43 33 38 38
047 Parasect Parasect Bug Grass 55 51 39 44 44
114 Tangela Tangela Grass Grass         36 36
187 Hoppip Hoppip Grass Flying     37 43 43
188 Skiploom Skiploom Grass Flying     44 52 52
189 Jumpluff Jumpluff Grass Flying     44 59 59
191 Sunkern Sunkern Grass Grass 46 42 41 41 22 22
192 Sunflora Sunflora Grass Grass         22 22
252 Treecko Treecko Grass Grass   46 46 46 46
267 Beautifly Beautifly Bug Flying   38 38 38 38
285 Shroomish Shroomish Grass Grass   45 37 37 37
315 Roselia Roselia Grass Poison   33 25 25 25
387 Turtwig Turtwig Grass Grass     41 41 41
388 Grotle Grotle Grass Grass     47 47 47
389 Torterra Torterra Grass Ground     51 51 51
465 Tangrowth Tangrowth Grass Grass         36 36
470 Leafeon Leafeon Grass Grass     43 43 25 25
495 Snivy Snivy Grass Grass       34 34
496 Servine Servine Grass Grass       40 40
497 Serperior Serperior Grass Grass       44 44
546 Cottonee Cottonee Grass Fairy       26 26
548 Petilil Petilil Grass Grass       26 26
556 Maractus Maractus Grass Grass       26 26
590 Foongus Foongus Grass Poison       28 28
591 Amoonguss Amoonguss Grass Poison       28 28
616 Shelmet Shelmet Bug Bug       37 37
617 Accelgor Accelgor Bug Bug       37 37
640 Virizion Virizion Grass Fighting       37 37
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
001 Bulbasaur Bulbasaur Grass Poison       OddishGloomParasParasectHoppipSkiploomJumpluffSunkernTreeckoShroomishRoseliaTurtwigGrotleTorterraSnivyServineSerperiorCottoneeMaractusFoongusAmoonguss OddishGloomParasParasectTangelaTangrowthHoppipSkiploomJumpluffSunkernSunfloraTreeckoShroomishRoseliaTurtwigGrotleTorterraSnivyServineSerperiorCottoneeMaractusFoongusAmoonguss OddishGloomParasParasectTangelaTangrowthHoppipSkiploomJumpluffSunkernSunfloraTreeckoShroomishRoseliaTurtwigGrotleTorterraSnivyServineSerperiorCottoneeMaractusFoongusAmoonguss
041 Zubat Zubat* Poison Flying       ZubatGolbatCrobatNatuXatu ZubatGolbatCrobatNatuXatuWoobatSwoobat ZubatGolbatCrobatNatuXatuWoobatSwoobat
048 Venonat Venonat Bug Poison       ParasParasectBeautiflyShelmetAccelgor ParasParasectBeautiflyShelmetAccelgor
069 Bellsprout Bellsprout Grass Poison       OddishGloomParasParasectHoppipSkiploomJumpluffSunkernShroomishRoseliaTurtwigGrotleTorterraSnivyServineSerperiorCottoneeMaractusFoongusAmoonguss OddishGloomParasParasectTangelaTangrowthHoppipSkiploomJumpluffSunkernSunfloraShroomishRoseliaTurtwigGrotleTorterraSnivyServineSerperiorCottoneeMaractusFoongusAmoonguss OddishGloomParasParasectTangelaTangrowthHoppipSkiploomJumpluffSunkernSunfloraShroomishRoseliaTurtwigGrotleTorterraSnivyServineSerperiorCottoneeMaractusFoongusAmoonguss
114 Tangela Tangela Grass Grass       OddishGloomParasParasectHoppipSkiploomJumpluffSunkernShroomishRoseliaTurtwigGrotleTorterraSnivyServineSerperiorCottoneeMaractusFoongusAmoonguss OddishGloomParasParasectTangelaTangrowthHoppipSkiploomJumpluffSunkernSunfloraShroomishRoseliaTurtwigGrotleTorterraSnivyServineSerperiorCottoneeMaractusFoongusAmoonguss OddishGloomParasParasectTangelaTangrowthHoppipSkiploomJumpluffSunkernSunfloraShroomishRoseliaTurtwigGrotleTorterraSnivyServineSerperiorCottoneeMaractusFoongusAmoonguss
102 Exeggcute Exeggcute Grass Psychic       OddishGloomParasParasectHoppipSkiploomJumpluffSunkernShroomishRoseliaTurtwigGrotleTorterraSnivyServineSerperiorCottoneeMaractusFoongusAmoonguss OddishGloomParasParasectTangelaTangrowthHoppipSkiploomJumpluffSunkernSunfloraShroomishRoseliaTurtwigGrotleTorterraSnivyServineSerperiorCottoneeMaractusFoongusAmoonguss OddishGloomParasParasectTangelaTangrowthHoppipSkiploomJumpluffSunkernSunfloraShroomishRoseliaTurtwigGrotleTorterraSnivyServineSerperiorCottoneeMaractusFoongusAmoonguss
114 Tangela Tangela Grass Grass       OddishGloomParasParasectHoppipSkiploomJumpluffSunkernShroomishRoseliaTurtwigGrotleTorterraSnivyServineSerperiorCottoneeMaractusFoongusAmoonguss OddishGloomParasParasectTangelaTangrowthHoppipSkiploomJumpluffSunkernSunfloraShroomishRoseliaTurtwigGrotleTorterraSnivyServineSerperiorCottoneeMaractusFoongusAmoonguss OddishGloomParasParasectTangelaTangrowthHoppipSkiploomJumpluffSunkernSunfloraShroomishRoseliaTurtwigGrotleTorterraSnivyServineSerperiorCottoneeMaractusFoongusAmoonguss
140 Kabuto Kabuto* Rock Water       Lotad Lotad
270 Lotad Lotad Water Grass       OddishGloomParasParasectHoppipSkiploomJumpluffSunkernShroomishRoseliaTurtwigGrotleTorterraSnivyServineSerperiorCottoneeMaractusFoongusAmoonguss OddishGloomParasParasectTangelaTangrowthHoppipSkiploomJumpluffSunkernSunfloraShroomishRoseliaTurtwigGrotleTorterraSnivyServineSerperiorCottoneeMaractusFoongusAmoonguss OddishGloomParasParasectTangelaTangrowthHoppipSkiploomJumpluffSunkernSunfloraShroomishRoseliaTurtwigGrotleTorterraSnivyServineSerperiorCottoneeMaractusFoongusAmoonguss
315 Roselia Roselia Grass Poison       OddishGloomParasParasectHoppipSkiploomJumpluffSunkernShroomishRoseliaTurtwigGrotleTorterraSnivyServineSerperiorCottoneeMaractusFoongusAmoonguss OddishGloomParasParasectTangelaTangrowthHoppipSkiploomJumpluffSunkernSunfloraShroomishRoseliaTurtwigGrotleTorterraSnivyServineSerperiorCottoneeMaractusFoongusAmoonguss OddishGloomParasParasectTangelaTangrowthHoppipSkiploomJumpluffSunkernSunfloraShroomishRoseliaTurtwigGrotleTorterraSnivyServineSerperiorCottoneeMaractusFoongusAmoonguss
406 Budew Budew Grass Poison       OddishGloomParasParasectHoppipSkiploomJumpluffSunkernShroomishRoseliaTurtwigGrotleTorterraSnivyServineSerperiorCottoneeMaractusFoongusAmoonguss OddishGloomParasParasectTangelaTangrowthHoppipSkiploomJumpluffSunkernSunfloraShroomishRoseliaTurtwigGrotleTorterraSnivyServineSerperiorCottoneeMaractusFoongusAmoonguss OddishGloomParasParasectTangelaTangrowthHoppipSkiploomJumpluffSunkernSunfloraShroomishRoseliaTurtwigGrotleTorterraSnivyServineSerperiorCottoneeMaractusFoongusAmoonguss
455 Carnivine Carnivine Grass Grass       OddishGloomParasParasectHoppipSkiploomJumpluffSunkernShroomishRoseliaTurtwigGrotleTorterraSnivyServineSerperiorCottoneeMaractusFoongusAmoonguss OddishGloomParasParasectTangelaTangrowthHoppipSkiploomJumpluffSunkernSunfloraShroomishRoseliaTurtwigGrotleTorterraSnivyServineSerperiorCottoneeMaractusFoongusAmoonguss OddishGloomParasParasectTangelaTangrowthHoppipSkiploomJumpluffSunkernSunfloraShroomishRoseliaTurtwigGrotleTorterraSnivyServineSerperiorCottoneeMaractusFoongusAmoonguss
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TM

# Pokémon Type Machine
I
TM19
II
TM19
III
TM19
IV
TM19
V
--
VI
--
001 Bulbasaur Bulbasaur Grass Poison
002 Ivysaur Ivysaur Grass Poison
003 Venusaur Venusaur Grass Poison
012 Butterfree Butterfree Bug Flying
015 Beedrill Beedrill Bug Poison
023 Ekans Ekans Poison Poison
024 Arbok Arbok Poison Poison
041 Zubat Zubat Poison Flying
042 Golbat Golbat Poison Flying
043 Oddish Oddish Grass Poison
044 Gloom Gloom Grass Poison
045 Vileplume Vileplume Grass Poison
046 Paras Paras Bug Grass
047 Parasect Parasect Bug Grass
048 Venonat Venonat Bug Poison
049 Venomoth Venomoth Bug Poison
069 Bellsprout Bellsprout Grass Poison
070 Weepinbell Weepinbell Grass Poison
071 Victreebel Victreebel Grass Poison
072 Tentacool Tentacool Water Poison
073 Tentacruel Tentacruel Water Poison
088 Grimer Grimer Poison Poison
089 Muk Muk Poison Poison
092 Gastly Gastly Ghost Poison
093 Haunter Haunter Ghost Poison
094 Gengar Gengar Ghost Poison
102 Exeggcute Exeggcute Grass Psychic
103 Exeggutor Exeggutor Grass Psychic
114 Tangela Tangela Grass Grass
140 Kabuto Kabuto Rock Water
141 Kabutops Kabutops Rock Water
151 Mew Mew Psychic Psychic
152 Chikorita Chikorita Grass Grass
153 Bayleef Bayleef Grass Grass
154 Meganium Meganium Grass Grass
165 Ledyba Ledyba Bug Flying
166 Ledian Ledian Bug Flying
167 Spinarak Spinarak Bug Poison
168 Ariados Ariados Bug Poison
169 Crobat Crobat Poison Flying
177 Natu Natu Psychic Flying
178 Xatu Xatu Psychic Flying
182 Bellossom Bellossom Grass Grass
187 Hoppip Hoppip Grass Flying
188 Skiploom Skiploom Grass Flying
189 Jumpluff Jumpluff Grass Flying
191 Sunkern Sunkern Grass Grass
192 Sunflora Sunflora Grass Grass
193 Yanma Yanma Bug Flying
204 Pineco Pineco Bug Bug
205 Forretress Forretress Bug Steel
249 Lugia Lugia Psychic Flying
250 Ho-Oh Ho-Oh Fire Flying
251 Celebi Celebi Psychic Grass
252 Treecko Treecko Grass Grass
253 Grovyle Grovyle Grass Grass
254 Sceptile Sceptile Grass Grass
267 Beautifly Beautifly Bug Flying
269 Dustox Dustox Bug Poison
270 Lotad Lotad Water Grass
271 Lombre Lombre Water Grass
272 Ludicolo Ludicolo Water Grass
273 Seedot Seedot Grass Grass
274 Nuzleaf Nuzleaf Grass Dark
275 Shiftry Shiftry Grass Dark
283 Surskit Surskit Bug Water
284 Masquerain Masquerain Bug Flying
285 Shroomish Shroomish Grass Grass
286 Breloom Breloom Grass Fighting
290 Nincada Nincada Bug Ground
291 Ninjask Ninjask Bug Flying
292 Shedinja Shedinja Bug Ghost
313 Volbeat Volbeat Bug Bug
314 Illumise Illumise Bug Bug
315 Roselia Roselia Grass Poison
316 Gulpin Gulpin Poison Poison
317 Swalot Swalot Poison Poison
328 Trapinch Trapinch Ground Ground
329 Vibrava Vibrava Ground Dragon
330 Flygon Flygon Ground Dragon
331 Cacnea Cacnea Grass Grass
332 Cacturne Cacturne Grass Dark
335 Zangoose Zangoose Normal Normal
336 Seviper Seviper Poison Poison
345 Lileep Lileep Rock Grass
346 Cradily Cradily Rock Grass
357 Tropius Tropius Grass Flying
387 Turtwig Turtwig Grass Grass
388 Grotle Grotle Grass Grass
389 Torterra Torterra Grass Ground
406 Budew Budew Grass Grass
407 Roserade Roserade Grass Poison
413 Wormadam Wormadam
Plant Cloak
Bug Grass
414 Mothim Mothim Bug Flying
420 Cherubi Cherubi Grass Grass
421 Cherrim Cherrim Grass Grass
455 Carnivine Carnivine Grass Grass
459 Snover Snover Grass Ice
460 Abomasnow Abomasnow Grass Ice
465 Tangrowth Tangrowth Grass Grass
469 Yanmega Yanmega Bug Flying
470 Leafeon Leafeon Grass Grass
480 Uxie Uxie Psychic Psychic
492 Shaymin Shaymin Grass Grass
493 Arceus Arceus Normal Normal
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 Type Game
BW B2W2
001 Bulbasaur Bulbasaur Grass Poison
002 Ivysaur Ivysaur Grass Poison
003 Venusaur Venusaur Grass Poison
012 Butterfree Butterfree Bug Flying
015 Beedrill Beedrill Bug Poison
023 Ekans Ekans Poison Poison
024 Arbok Arbok Poison Poison
041 Zubat Zubat Poison Flying
042 Golbat Golbat Poison Flying
043 Oddish Oddish Grass Poison
044 Gloom Gloom Grass Poison
045 Vileplume Vileplume Grass Poison
046 Paras Paras Bug Grass
047 Parasect Parasect Bug Grass
048 Venonat Venonat Bug Poison
049 Venomoth Venomoth Bug Poison
069 Bellsprout Bellsprout Grass Poison
070 Weepinbell Weepinbell Grass Poison
071 Victreebel Victreebel Grass Poison
072 Tentacool Tentacool Water Poison
073 Tentacruel Tentacruel Water Poison
088 Grimer Grimer Poison Poison
089 Muk Muk Poison Poison
092 Gastly Gastly Ghost Poison
093 Haunter Haunter Ghost Poison
094 Gengar Gengar Ghost Poison
102 Exeggcute Exeggcute Grass Psychic
103 Exeggutor Exeggutor Grass Psychic
114 Tangela Tangela Grass Grass
140 Kabuto Kabuto Rock Water
141 Kabutops Kabutops Rock Water
151 Mew Mew Psychic Psychic
152 Chikorita Chikorita Grass Grass
153 Bayleef Bayleef Grass Grass
154 Meganium Meganium Grass Grass
165 Ledyba Ledyba Bug Flying
166 Ledian Ledian Bug Flying
167 Spinarak Spinarak Bug Poison
168 Ariados Ariados Bug Poison
169 Crobat Crobat Poison Flying
177 Natu Natu Psychic Flying
178 Xatu Xatu Psychic Flying
182 Bellossom Bellossom Grass Grass
187 Hoppip Hoppip Grass Flying
188 Skiploom Skiploom Grass Flying
189 Jumpluff Jumpluff Grass Flying
191 Sunkern Sunkern Grass Grass
192 Sunflora Sunflora Grass Grass
193 Yanma Yanma Bug Flying
204 Pineco Pineco Bug Bug
205 Forretress Forretress Bug Steel
249 Lugia Lugia Psychic Flying
250 Ho-Oh Ho-Oh Fire Flying
251 Celebi Celebi Psychic Grass
252 Treecko Treecko Grass Grass
253 Grovyle Grovyle Grass Grass
254 Sceptile Sceptile Grass Grass
267 Beautifly Beautifly Bug Flying
269 Dustox Dustox Bug Poison
270 Lotad Lotad Water Grass
271 Lombre Lombre Water Grass
272 Ludicolo Ludicolo Water Grass
273 Seedot Seedot Grass Grass
274 Nuzleaf Nuzleaf Grass Dark
275 Shiftry Shiftry Grass Dark
283 Surskit Surskit Bug Water
284 Masquerain Masquerain Bug Flying
285 Shroomish Shroomish Grass Grass
286 Breloom Breloom Grass Fighting
290 Nincada Nincada Bug Ground
291 Ninjask Ninjask Bug Flying
292 Shedinja Shedinja Bug Ghost
313 Volbeat Volbeat Bug Bug
314 Illumise Illumise Bug Bug
315 Roselia Roselia Grass Poison
316 Gulpin Gulpin Poison Poison
317 Swalot Swalot Poison Poison
328 Trapinch Trapinch Ground Ground
329 Vibrava Vibrava Ground Dragon
330 Flygon Flygon Ground Dragon
331 Cacnea Cacnea Grass Grass
332 Cacturne Cacturne Grass Dark
335 Zangoose Zangoose Normal Normal
336 Seviper Seviper Poison Poison
345 Lileep Lileep Rock Grass
346 Cradily Cradily Rock Grass
357 Tropius Tropius Grass Flying
387 Turtwig Turtwig Grass Grass
388 Grotle Grotle Grass Grass
389 Torterra Torterra Grass Ground
406 Budew Budew Grass Grass
407 Roserade Roserade Grass Poison
413 Wormadam Wormadam
Plant Cloak
Bug Grass
414 Mothim Mothim Bug Flying
420 Cherubi Cherubi Grass Grass
421 Cherrim Cherrim Grass Grass
455 Carnivine Carnivine Grass Grass
459 Snover Snover Grass Ice
460 Abomasnow Abomasnow Grass Ice
465 Tangrowth Tangrowth Grass Grass
469 Yanmega Yanmega Bug Flying
470 Leafeon Leafeon Grass Grass
480 Uxie Uxie Psychic Psychic
492 Shaymin Shaymin
Land Forme
Grass Grass
492 Shaymin Shaymin
Sky Forme
Grass Flying
493 Arceus Arceus Normal Normal
495 Snivy Snivy Grass Grass
496 Servine Servine Grass Grass
497 Serperior Serperior Grass Grass
511 Pansage Pansage Grass Grass
512 Simisage Simisage Grass Grass
527 Woobat Woobat Psychic Flying
528 Swoobat Swoobat Psychic Flying
540 Sewaddle Sewaddle Bug Grass
541 Swadloon Swadloon Bug Grass
542 Leavanny Leavanny Bug Grass
546 Cottonee Cottonee Grass Grass
547 Whimsicott Whimsicott Grass Grass
548 Petilil Petilil Grass Grass
549 Lilligant Lilligant Grass Grass
556 Maractus Maractus Grass Grass
568 Trubbish Trubbish Poison Poison
569 Garbodor Garbodor Poison Poison
585 Deerling Deerling Normal Grass
586 Sawsbuck Sawsbuck Normal Grass
588 Karrablast Karrablast Bug Bug
589 Escavalier Escavalier Bug Steel
590 Foongus Foongus Grass Poison
591 Amoonguss Amoonguss Grass Poison
592 Frillish Frillish Water Ghost
593 Jellicent Jellicent Water Ghost
595 Joltik Joltik Bug Electric
596 Galvantula Galvantula Bug Electric
597 Ferroseed Ferroseed Grass Steel
598 Ferrothorn Ferrothorn Grass Steel
603 Eelektrik Eelektrik Electric Electric
604 Eelektross Eelektross Electric Electric
616 Shelmet Shelmet Bug Bug
617 Accelgor Accelgor Bug Bug
631 Heatmor Heatmor Fire Fire
636 Larvesta Larvesta Bug Fire
637 Volcarona Volcarona Bug Fire
640 Virizion Virizion Grass Fighting
649 Genesect Genesect Bug Steel
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 V

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
043 043 OddishLv.10 Grass Poison Dream World - Pleasant Forest
072 072 Tentacool Water Poison Dream World - Sparkling Sea
102 102 Exeggcute Grass Poison Dream World - Pleasant Forest
177 177 Natu Psychic Flying Dream World - Pleasant Forest
193 193 Yanma Bug Flying Dream World - Windswept Sky
283 283 Surskit Bug Water Dream World - Pleasant Forest
316 316 Gulpin Poison Dream World - Dream Park
328 328 Trapinch Ground Dream World - Rugged Mountain
345 345 Lileep Rock Grass Dream World - Sparkling Sea
459 459 Snover Grass Ice Dream World - Icy Cave
631 631 Heatmor Fire Dream World - Rugged Mountain
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 V

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
272 272 Ludicolo Water Grass JR Kyushu Event
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

Paul Torterra Giga Drain prep.png Paul Torterra Crunch Giga Drain.png Paul Torterra Giga Drain heal.png Paul Ninjask Giga Drain.png
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 shell glow green, and matching energy beams extend from their tips. The beams wrap around the opponent's body, drain its energy, and then recede back into Torterra's shell when the attack is complete.
Paul's Torterra Top-Down Training! Debut
291 Ninjask Ninjask flies in circles above the opponent for the entire duration of the attack. Its body glows green, leaving behind a turquoise trail of energy that forms a ring. Once the ring is completed, Ninjask's eyes glow red, and green static from the circle hits the opponent, draining its energy and making its body glow green.
Paul's Ninjask A Real Rival Rouser! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Giga Drain II.png Giga Drain III.png Giga Drain 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 XY 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
Giga Drain 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)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 XY 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
Giga Drain Stad2.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 XY 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

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 超級吸收 Chāojí Xīshōu
France Flag.png French Giga-Sangsue
Germany Flag.png German Gigasauger
Greece Flag.png Greek Αποστράγγιση
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Giga Drain
Italy Flag.png Italian Gigassorbimento*
Gigassorbim.*
Gigassorb*
South Korea Flag.png Korean 기가드레인 Giga Drain
Poland Flag.png Polish Giga Odpływ
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Giga Dreno
Romania Flag.png Romanian Curățenia Giga
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Giga Isisavanje
Spain Flag.png European Spanish Gigadrenado*
Giga-Drenado*


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


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


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