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Mega Drain (move)

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Mega Drain
メガドレイン Mega Drain
Mega Drain V.png
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Type  Grass
Category  Special
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  40
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 I
Category  Smart
Appeal  1
Jam  4 ♥♥♥♥
Badly startles the Pokémon in front.
Category  Smart
Appeal  1
Earn +3 if two Pokémon raise the Voltage in a row.

Mega Drain (Japanese: メガドレイン Mega Drain) is a damage-dealing Grass-type move introduced in Generation I. It was TM21 in Generation I.

Mega Drain is the second in a line of three Grass-type HP draining attacks, the other two being Absorb and Giga Drain.

Effect

Generation I-II

Mega Drain inflicts damage, and 50% of the damage dealt to the target is restored to the user. The amount of HP recovered is rounded down unless Mega Drain deals only 1 HP of damage. In this case, 1 HP would be restored to the user.

If Mega Drain breaks a substitute, no HP will be restored to the user. If HP is restored to the user when its current HP is greater than its maximum HP, its current HP will be set equal to its maximum HP.

In Pokémon Stadium, Mega Drain will always miss if the opponent has a substitute.

Mega Drain has 10 PP.

Generation III

Mega 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 and V

Mega Drain's base PP was increased to 15. 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 are the same.

Description

Games Description
StadStad2 A Grass-type attack. It adds half the HP it drained from the target to the attacker's HP.
GSC Steals 1/2 of the damage inflicted.
RSEColo.XD An attack that absorbs half the damage inflicted.
FRLG A tough attack that drains half the damage it inflicted to restore HP.
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2Conq
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       21 21 21
044 Gloom Gloom Grass Poison       23 23 23
045 Vileplume Vileplume Grass Poison     -- -- -- --
114 Tangela Tangela Grass Grass   31 -- 26 26 23 23
140 Kabuto Kabuto Rock Water   46 49 36 36 36
141 Kabutops Kabutops Rock Water   51 55 36 36 36
182 Bellossom Bellossom Grass Grass       -- -- --
187 Hoppip Hoppip Grass Flying   30 30 25 25 25
188 Skiploom Skiploom Grass Flying   36 36 28 28 28
189 Jumpluff Jumpluff Grass Flying   44 44 28 29 29
191 Sunkern Sunkern Grass Grass   10 13 5 5 10 10
192 Sunflora Sunflora Grass Grass       5 5 10 10
252 Treecko Treecko Grass Grass     26 26 26 '
267 Beautifly Beautifly Bug Flying     24 24 24 24
270 Lotad Lotad Water Grass     43 19 19 19
272 Ludicolo Ludicolo Water Grass       -- -- --
285 Shroomish Shroomish Grass Grass     16 17 17 17
286 Breloom Breloom Grass Fighting     16 17 17 17
315 Roselia Roselia Grass Poison     17 13 13 13
387 Turtwig Turtwig Grass Grass       25 25 25
388 Grotle Grotle Grass Grass       27 27 '
389 Torterra Torterra Grass Ground       27 27 '
406 Budew Budew Grass Poison       13 13 13
407 Roserade Roserade Grass Poison       -- -- --
465 Tangrowth Tangrowth Grass Grass       26 26 23 23
495 Snivy Snivy Grass Grass         22 '
496 Servine Servine Grass Grass         24 '
497 Serperior Serperior Grass Grass         24 '
546 Cottonee Cottonee Grass Fairy         13 13
547 Whimsicott Whimsicott Grass Fairy         -- --
548 Petilil Petilil Grass Grass         13 13
549 Lilligant Lilligant Grass Grass         -- --
556 Maractus Maractus Grass Grass         13 13
590 Foongus Foongus Grass Poison         15 15
591 Amoonguss Amoonguss Grass Poison         15 15
616 Shelmet Shelmet Bug Bug         20 20
617 Accelgor Accelgor Bug Bug         20 20
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
102 Exeggcute Exeggcute Grass Psychic TangelaHoppipSkiploomJumpluffSunkern      
114 Tangela Tangela Grass Grass TangelaHoppipSkiploomJumpluffSunkern VileplumeTangelaHoppipSkiploomJumpluffSunkernSunfloraLotadShroomishBreloomRoselia OddishGloomVileplumeBellossomTangelaTangrowthHoppipSkiploomJumpluffSunkernSunfloraLotadLudicoloShroomishBreloomRoseliaRoseradeTurtwigGrotleTorterra OddishGloomVileplumeBellossomTangelaTangrowthHoppipSkiploomJumpluffSunkernSunfloraLotadLudicoloShroomishBreloomRoseliaRoseradeTurtwigGrotleTorterraCottoneeWhimsicottMaractusFoongusAmoonguss OddishGloomVileplumeBellossomTangelaTangrowthHoppipSkiploomJumpluffSunkernSunfloraLotadLudicoloShroomishBreloomRoseliaRoseradeTurtwigGrotleTorterraCottoneeWhimsicottMaractusFoongusAmoonguss
345 Lileep Lileep Rock Grass       KabutoKabutops KabutoKabutops
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
TM21
II
--
III
--
IV
--
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
103 Exeggutor Exeggutor Grass Psychic
114 Tangela Tangela Grass Grass
151 Mew Mew Psychic Psychic
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 Conquest

Mega Drain is the only move of Petilil.

In the anime

Nando Budew Mega Drain.png Mandi Golbat Mega Drain.png Drew Roserade Mega Drain.png Nando Budew Mega Drain heal.png
Budew Golbat Roserade Budew being healed
The opponent is hit with a blast of energy that absorbs its HP and gives it to the user.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
042 Golbat Golbat's eyes glow yellow and it bites the opponent.
Mandi's Golbat Round One - Begin! Debut
406 Budew The bud on Budew's head glows white, and it shoots a dark green beam from its bud at the opponent. The green beam grabs the opponent, traps it inside and sucks its energy. As it does, the opponent becomes outlined in red and the beam turns red. The beam releases the opponent and goes back to Budew. Budew glows white when the beam goes back to it, and all of its injuries disappear.
Nando's Budew Dawn of a New Era! None
407 Roserade Roserade sticks out its arms and releases a green beam from the flowers on its hands.
Drew's Roserade A Full Course Tag Battle! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Mega Drain I.png Mega Drain II.png Mega Drain III.png Mega 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 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
Mega Drain Stad.png Mega 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 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 百萬噸吸收 Bǎiwàn-dùn Xīshōu
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Mega Drain
Finland Flag.png Finnish Megapoisto
France Flag.png French Mega-Sangsue
Germany Flag.png German Megasauger
Greece Flag.png Greek Απομίζηση
India Flag.png Hindi बड़ी नाली Badi Naali
Italy Flag.png Italian Megassorbimento
South Korea Flag.png Korean 메가드레인 Mega Drain
Poland Flag.png Polish Mega Odpływ
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Mega Dreno
Romania Flag.png Romanian Curățenia Completă
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Mega Isisavanje
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Megarrío
Spain Flag.png Spain Megaagotar


Generation I TMs
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Generation I HMs
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