Mega Drain (move)

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Mega Drain
メガドレイン Mega Drain
Mega Drain.png
Mega Drain 2.png
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
  • Affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Smart
Appeal  1
Jam  4 ♥♥♥♥
Badly startles the Pokémon in front.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  1
Earn +3 if two Pokémon raise the Voltage in a row.
Condition  Clever
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  3 ♥♥♥
Startles the last Pokémon to act before the user.

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

Generations I and 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.

Generation VI

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

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
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SM
A nutrient-draining attack. The user's HP is restored by half the damage taken by the target.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
043 Oddish Oddish
Grass Grass 21 21 21XY
19ORAS
044 Gloom Gloom
Grass Grass 23 23 23XY
19ORAS
045 Vileplume Vileplume
Grass Grass 1 1 1 1
114 Tangela Tangela
Grass Grass 31 1 26 26BW
23B2W2
23
140 Kabuto Kabuto
Water 1 Water 3 46 49 36 36 36
141 Kabutops Kabutops
Water 1 Water 3 51 55 36 36 36
182 Bellossom Bellossom
Grass Grass 1 1 1
187 Hoppip Hoppip
Fairy Grass 30 30 25 25 25
188 Skiploom Skiploom
Fairy Grass 36 36 28 28 28
189 Jumpluff Jumpluff
Fairy Grass 44 44 28 29 29
191 Sunkern Sunkern
Grass Grass 10 13 5 5BW
10B2W2
10
192 Sunflora Sunflora
Grass Grass 5 5BW
10B2W2
10
252 Treecko Treecko
Monster Dragon 26 26 26 26XY
13ORAS
253 Grovyle Grovyle
Monster Dragon 13ORAS
254 Sceptile Sceptile
Monster Dragon 13ORAS
267 Beautifly Beautifly
Bug Bug 24 24 24 24XY
22ORAS
270 Lotad Lotad
Water 1 Grass 43 19 19 19XY
18ORAS
272 Ludicolo Ludicolo
Water 1 Grass 1 1 1
285 Shroomish Shroomish
Fairy Grass 16 17 17 17XY
12ORAS
286 Breloom Breloom
Fairy Grass 16 17 17 17XY
12ORAS
315 Roselia Roselia
Fairy Grass 17 13 13 13
387 Turtwig Turtwig
Monster Grass 25 25 25
388 Grotle Grotle
Monster Grass 27 27 27
389 Torterra Torterra
Monster Grass 27 27 27
406 Budew Budew
Undiscovered Undiscovered 13 13 13
407 Roserade Roserade
Fairy Grass 1 1 1
465 Tangrowth Tangrowth
Grass Grass 26 26BW
23B2W2
23
495 Snivy Snivy
Field Field 22 22
496 Servine Servine
Field Field 24 24
497 Serperior Serperior
Field Field 24 24
546 Cottonee Cottonee
Grass Fairy 13 13
547 Whimsicott Whimsicott
Grass Fairy 1 1
548 Petilil Petilil
Grass Grass 13 13
549 Lilligant Lilligant
Grass Grass 1 1
556 Maractus Maractus
Grass Grass 13 13
590 Foongus Foongus
Grass Grass 15 15
591 Amoonguss Amoonguss
Grass Grass 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 Egg Groups Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII
102 Exeggcute Exeggcute
Grass Grass
114 Tangela Tangela
Grass Grass
345 Lileep Lileep
Water 3 Water 3
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 Egg Groups Machine
I
TM21
II
--
III
--
IV
--
V
--
VI
--
VII
--
001 Bulbasaur Bulbasaur
Monster Grass
002 Ivysaur Ivysaur
Monster Grass
003 Venusaur Venusaur
Monster Grass
012 Butterfree Butterfree
Bug Bug
015 Beedrill Beedrill
Bug Bug
023 Ekans Ekans
Field Dragon
024 Arbok Arbok
Field Dragon
041 Zubat Zubat
Flying Flying
042 Golbat Golbat
Flying Flying
043 Oddish Oddish
Grass Grass
044 Gloom Gloom
Grass Grass
045 Vileplume Vileplume
Grass Grass
046 Paras Paras
Bug Grass
047 Parasect Parasect
Bug Grass
048 Venonat Venonat
Bug Bug
049 Venomoth Venomoth
Bug Bug
069 Bellsprout Bellsprout
Grass Grass
070 Weepinbell Weepinbell
Grass Grass
071 Victreebel Victreebel
Grass Grass
072 Tentacool Tentacool
Water 3 Water 3
073 Tentacruel Tentacruel
Water 3 Water 3
088 Grimer Grimer
Amorphous Amorphous
089 Muk Muk
Amorphous Amorphous
092 Gastly Gastly
Amorphous Amorphous
093 Haunter Haunter
Amorphous Amorphous
094 Gengar Gengar
Amorphous Amorphous
103 Exeggutor Exeggutor
Grass Grass
114 Tangela Tangela
Grass Grass
151 Mew Mew
Undiscovered Undiscovered
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

 
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Table assumes the user is in the square marked by > facing to the right.
Orange squares indicate spaces that are hit.
Red squares indicate the knockback on hit Pokémon.
A blue square indicates the user's position after performing the move.
★★
Power = 26 | Accuracy = 100% | Effect = Restores the user's HP by half the damage taken by the target.
Used by : Petilil

Pokémon GO

Mega Drain
Special Attack
Type Grass
Power 15
Energy bar 5
Duration 3.2 seconds
Critical rate 5%
Drain 50%
Eligible Pokémon:
None

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target. It also restores the user's HP based on the damage it inflicted.
Conq. A nutrient-draining attack. The user's HP is restored by half the damage taken by the target.

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 How I Became a Pokémon Card manga


In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga

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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)
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
Mega Drain V.png Mega 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)
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
Mega Drain Stad.png Mega Drain Stad2.png Mega Drain Colo.png Mega Drain 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

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 超級吸取 Chīukāp Kāpchéui *
百萬噸吸收 Baakmaahn-dēun Kāpsāu *
超級吸收 Chīukāp Kāpsāu *
Mandarin 超級吸取 / 超级吸取 Chāojí Xīqǔ *
百萬噸吸收 / 百万吨吸收 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*
Megassorbim.*
South Korea Flag.png Korean 메가드레인 Mega Drain
Poland Flag.png Polish Mega Odpływ
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Megadreno
Romania Flag.png Romanian Curățenia Completă
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Mega isisavanje
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America "Haz con el lo que quieras"* (EP075)
Megarrío (DP004)
Spain Flag.png Spain Megaagotar
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Mega Boşaltma
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Hút Năng Lượng


Generation I TMs
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Generation I HMs
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