Mega Drain (move)

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Mega Drain
メガドレイン Mega Drain
Mega Drain VII.png
Mega Drain VII 2.png
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
  • 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 and is TM53 in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!.

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 the Pokémon Stadium series and Generation II games, Mega Drain will always miss if the target has a substitute.

Mega Drain has 40 base power and 10 PP.

Generation III

Mega Drain will now properly heal the user when damaging a substitute, even if it was broken. If used on a Pokémon with the Liquid Ooze Ability, the user will lose the amount of HP it would have gained instead.

Mega Drain can also be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining an extra appeal point if the move Growth was used in the prior turn.

Generation IV and V

Mega Drain's base PP was increased to 15. If the user is holding a Big Root, the HP restored is increased by 30% (making the restored HP 65% of the damage dealt). Big Root does not increase the damage dealt.

Generation VI

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

Generation VII

In Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, Mega Drain's power was changed from 40 to 75, while its PP was reduced back to 10.

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

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
043 Oddish Oddish
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass 21 21 21XY
19ORAS
19SMUSUM
22PE
044 Gloom Gloom
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass 23 23 23XY
19ORAS
19SMUSUM
27PE
045 Vileplume Vileplume
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass 1 1 1 1 1SMUSUM
114 Tangela Tangela
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass 31 31 26 26BW
23B2W2
23 23SMUSUM
34PE
140 Kabuto Kabuto
RockIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3 46 49 36 36 36 36SMUSUM
141 Kabutops Kabutops
RockIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3 51 55 36 36 36 36SMUSUM
182 Bellossom Bellossom
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass 1 1 1 1
187 Hoppip Hoppip
GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Fairy Grass 30 30 25 25 25 25
188 Skiploom Skiploom
GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Fairy Grass 36 36 28 28 28 28
189 Jumpluff Jumpluff
GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Fairy Grass 44 44 28 29 29 29
191 Sunkern Sunkern
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass 10 13 5 5BW
10B2W2
10 10
192 Sunflora Sunflora
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass 5 5BW
10B2W2
10 10
252 Treecko Treecko
GrassIC Big.png Monster Dragon 26 26 26 26XY
13ORAS
13
253 Grovyle Grovyle
GrassIC Big.png Monster Dragon 13ORAS 13
254 Sceptile Sceptile
GrassIC Big.png Monster Dragon 13ORAS 13
267 Beautifly Beautifly
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 24 24 24 24XY
22ORAS
22
270 Lotad Lotad
WaterIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Water 1 Grass 43 19 19 19XY
18ORAS
18
272 Ludicolo Ludicolo
WaterIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Water 1 Grass 1 1 1 1
285 Shroomish Shroomish
GrassIC Big.png Fairy Grass 16 17 17 17XY
12ORAS
12
286 Breloom Breloom
GrassIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Fairy Grass 16 17 17 17XY
12ORAS
12
315 Roselia Roselia
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Fairy Grass 17 13 13 13 13
387 Turtwig Turtwig
GrassIC Big.png Monster Grass 25 25 25 25
388 Grotle Grotle
GrassIC Big.png Monster Grass 27 27 27 27
389 Torterra Torterra
GrassIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Grass 27 27 27 27
406 Budew Budew
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 13 13 13 13
407 Roserade Roserade
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Fairy Grass 1 1 1 1
465 Tangrowth Tangrowth
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass 26 26BW
23B2W2
23 23
495 Snivy Snivy
GrassIC Big.png Field Grass 22 22 22
496 Servine Servine
GrassIC Big.png Field Grass 24 24 24
497 Serperior Serperior
GrassIC Big.png Field Grass 24 24 24
546 Cottonee Cottonee
GrassIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Grass Fairy 13 13 13
547 Whimsicott Whimsicott
GrassIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Grass Fairy 1 1 1
548 Petilil Petilil
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass 13 13 13
549 Lilligant Lilligant
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass 1 1 1
556 Maractus Maractus
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass 13 13 13
590 Foongus Foongus
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass 15 15 15
591 Amoonguss Amoonguss
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass 15 15 15
616 Shelmet Shelmet
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug 20 20 20
617 Accelgor Accelgor
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug 20 20 20
755 Morelull Morelull
GrassIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Grass Grass 15
756 Shiinotic Shiinotic
GrassIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Grass Grass 15
769 Sandygast Sandygast
GhostIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 18
770 Palossand Palossand
GhostIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 18
781 Dhelmise Dhelmise
GhostIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 5
797 Celesteela Celesteela
SteelIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 13
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 Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII
102 Exeggcute Exeggcute
GrassIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Grass Grass
114 Tangela Tangela
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
345 Lileep Lileep
RockIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
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 Types Egg Groups Machine
I
TM21
II
--
III
--
IV
--
V
--
VI
--
VII
TM53
001 Bulbasaur Bulbasaur
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Monster Grass PE
002 Ivysaur Ivysaur
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Monster Grass PE
003 Venusaur Venusaur
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Monster Grass PE
012 Butterfree Butterfree
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug PE
015 Beedrill Beedrill
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug PE
023 Ekans Ekans
PoisonIC Big.png Field Dragon PE
024 Arbok Arbok
PoisonIC Big.png Field Dragon PE
041 Zubat Zubat
PoisonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying PE
042 Golbat Golbat
PoisonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying PE
043 Oddish Oddish
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass PE
044 Gloom Gloom
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass PE
045 Vileplume Vileplume
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass PE
046 Paras Paras
BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Grass PE
047 Parasect Parasect
BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Grass PE
048 Venonat Venonat
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug PE
049 Venomoth Venomoth
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug PE
069 Bellsprout Bellsprout
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass PE
070 Weepinbell Weepinbell
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass PE
071 Victreebel Victreebel
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass PE
072 Tentacool Tentacool
WaterIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3 PE
073 Tentacruel Tentacruel
WaterIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3 PE
088 Grimer Grimer
PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous PE
088 Grimer Grimer
Alola Form
PoisonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous PE
089 Muk Muk
PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous PE
089 Muk Muk
Alola Form
PoisonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous PE
092 Gastly Gastly
GhostIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous PE
093 Haunter Haunter
GhostIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous PE
094 Gengar Gengar
GhostIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous PE
103 Exeggutor Exeggutor
GrassIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Grass Grass PE
103 Exeggutor Exeggutor
Alola Form
GrassIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Grass Grass PE
114 Tangela Tangela
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass PE
140 Kabuto Kabuto
RockIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3 PE
141 Kabutops Kabutops
RockIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3 PE
151 Mew Mew
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered PE
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 Mystery Dungeon series

Mega Drain inflicts damage and restores the user's HP based on the damage inflicted. In Gates to Infinity and Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon, ½ of damage dealt will be restored to the user. In Gates to Infinity, the HP restored will be based off the HP lost by the target, while in Super Mystery Dungeon, the HP restored is based off the overall damage dealt. For example, Mega Drain dealing 120 damage to a target with 50 HP will restore 25 HP in Gates to Infinity, but 60 HP in Super Mystery Dungeon.

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 25
Energy bar 2
Duration 2.6 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.
MDTDS Inflicts damage on the target, then restores the user's HP based on the damage inflicted.
BSL てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえる あたえたダメージにおうじて じぶんの HPが かいふくする
Conq. A nutrient-draining attack. The user's HP is restored by half the damage taken by the target.
MDGtI
SMD
It damages an enemy. It also restores your HP. The greater the damage it causes, the more HP it restores.

In the anime

Morelull Mega Drain.png Nando Budew Mega Drain.png Nando Budew Mega Drain heal.png Drew Roserade Mega Drain.png
Morelull Budew Budew being healed Roserade
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, draining their energy.
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 at the opponent.
Drew's Roserade A Full Course Tag Battle! None
755 Morelull Morelull attaches its roots to the opponent. The roots then glow green, draining the opponent's energy.
A wild Morelull Lulled to La-La Land! 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


In other generations

Core series games

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 Generation VII 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.png
Mega Drain 2.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 Generation VII 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

Spin-off series games

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 Generation VII 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 PBR.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 Generation VII 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 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 Generation VII 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 Czech Republic Flag.png Czech Mega sání
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 (DP series onwards)
Mega Osuszanie (EP075)
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Megadreno (anime, TCG, PS496)
Mega Dreno (PS073)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal 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)
Megadrenado (XY064)
Spain Flag.png Spain Megaagotar
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Vattenattack*
Megasug*
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Mega Boşaltma
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Hút Năng Lượng


Generation I TMs
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26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
Generation I HMs
0102030405


Generation VII TMs
Alola
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899100
Kanto
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920
2122232425262728293031323334353637383940
4142434445464748495051525354555657585960

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