Essentials

Mega Drain

Grass special

Generation 1

Summary

Drains half the damage inflicted to heal the user.

Damage Dealt

  • Bug ½
  • Dark 1
  • Dragon ½
  • Electric 1
  • Fairy 1
  • Fighting 1
  • Fire ½
  • Flying ½
  • Ghost 1
  • Grass ½
  • Ground 2
  • Ice 1
  • Normal 1
  • Poison ½
  • Psychic 1
  • Rock 2
  • Steel ½
  • Water 2

Stats

Power
40; percentile 16.0
Accuracy
100%
PP
15, up to 24 with PP Up PP Up
Target
Selected Pokémon
Effect chance
n/a
Priority
0 (normal)

Machines

Generation 1
TM21
Generation 2
Not a TM
Generation 3
Not a TM
Generation 4
Not a TM
Generation 5
Not a TM
Generation 6
Not a TM

Effect

Inflicts regular damage. Drains half the damage inflicted to heal the user.

Meta

This reflects how the games treat moves and may be somewhat idealistic.

History

Before Diamond, Pearl
Has 10 PP.

Flavor

Flavor Text

Generation 2
Gold, Silver, Crystal

Steals 1/2 of the damage inflicted.

Generation 3
Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald

An attack that absorbs half the damage inflicted.

FireRed, LeafGreen

A tough attack that drains half the damage it inflicted to restore HP.

Generation 4
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, SoulSilver

A nutrient-draining attack. The user’s HP is restored by half the damage taken by the target.

Generation 5
Black, White, Black 2, White 2

A nutrient-draining attack. The user’s HP is restored by half the damage taken by the target.

Generation 6
X, Y

A nutrient-draining attack. The user’s HP is restored by half the damage taken by the target.

Foreign Names

Spanish
Megaagotar
German
Megasauger
Czech
Megavysátí
French
Méga-Sangsue
Italian
Megassorbim.
Japanese
メガドレイン (megadorein)

Contests

Generation 3 Contest

Type
Smart
Appeal
Jam
♥♥♥♥
Flavor text
Badly startles the Pokémon in front.
Use after
Use before
None

Generation 4 Super Contest

Type
Smart
Appeal
Flavor text
Earn +3 if two Pokémon raise the Voltage in a row.
Use after
None
Use before
None

Similar moves

These moves all have the same effect as Mega Drain.

Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Absorb Grass special 25 20 100%

Drains half the damage inflicted to heal the user.

Leech Life Bug physical 15 20 100%

Drains half the damage inflicted to heal the user.

Giga Drain Grass special 10 75 100%

Drains half the damage inflicted to heal the user.

Drain Punch Fighting physical 10 75 100%

Drains half the damage inflicted to heal the user.

Horn Leech Grass physical 10 75 100%

Drains half the damage inflicted to heal the user.

Pokémon

Grass Pokémon get STAB, and have their types highlighted in green.

Pokémon with higher Special Attack are more suited to Mega Drain's special damage, and have the stat highlighted in green.

Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Black, White Black 2, White 2 Generation 6 Pokémon Type Ability Gender Egg Group HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Total
Level up: Learned when a Pokémon reaches a certain level.
21 21 21 21 Oddish Grass Poison Chlorophyll
Run Away
½ male, ½ female Grass 45 50 55 75 65 30 320
23 23 23 23 Gloom Grass Poison Chlorophyll
Stench
½ male, ½ female Grass 60 65 70 85 75 40 395
Vileplume Grass Poison Chlorophyll
Effect Spore
½ male, ½ female Grass 75 80 85 110 90 50 490
Bellossom Grass Chlorophyll
Healer
½ male, ½ female Grass 75 80 95 90 100 50 490
31 31 26 26 23 23 Tangela Grass Chlorophyll
Leaf Guard
Regenerator
½ male, ½ female Grass 65 55 115 100 40 60 435
26 26 23 23 Tangrowth Grass Chlorophyll
Leaf Guard
Regenerator
½ male, ½ female Grass 100 100 125 110 50 50 535
46 49 36 36 36 36 Kabuto Rock Water Swift Swim
Battle Armor
Weak Armor
⅞ male, ⅛ female Water 1
Water 3
30 80 90 55 45 55 355
51 55 36 36 36 36 Kabutops Rock Water Swift Swim
Battle Armor
Weak Armor
⅞ male, ⅛ female Water 1
Water 3
60 115 105 65 70 80 495
30 30 25 25 25 25 Hoppip Grass Flying Chlorophyll
Leaf Guard
Infiltrator
½ male, ½ female Fairy
Grass
35 35 40 35 55 50 250
36 36 28 28 28 28 Skiploom Grass Flying Chlorophyll
Leaf Guard
Infiltrator
½ male, ½ female Fairy
Grass
55 45 50 45 65 80 340
44 44 28 29 29 29 Jumpluff Grass Flying Chlorophyll
Leaf Guard
Infiltrator
½ male, ½ female Fairy
Grass
75 55 70 55 95 110 460
10 13 5 5 10 10 Sunkern Grass Chlorophyll
Solar Power
Early Bird
½ male, ½ female Grass 30 30 30 30 30 30 180
5 5 10 10 Sunflora Grass Chlorophyll
Solar Power
Early Bird
½ male, ½ female Grass 75 75 55 105 85 30 425
26 26 26 26 26 Treecko Grass Overgrow
Unburden
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Dragon
40 45 35 65 55 70 310
24 24 24 24 24 Beautifly Bug Flying Swarm
Rivalry
½ male, ½ female Bug 60 70 50 100 50 65 395
43 19 19 19 19 Lotad Water Grass Swift Swim
Rain Dish
Own Tempo
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Grass
40 30 30 40 50 30 220
Ludicolo Water Grass Swift Swim
Rain Dish
Own Tempo
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Grass
80 70 70 90 100 70 480
16 17 17 17 17 Shroomish Grass Effect Spore
Poison Heal
Quick Feet
½ male, ½ female Fairy
Grass
60 40 60 40 60 35 295
16 17 17 17 17 Breloom Grass Fighting Effect Spore
Poison Heal
Technician
½ male, ½ female Fairy
Grass
60 130 80 60 60 70 460
13 13 13 13 Budew Grass Poison Natural Cure
Poison Point
Leaf Guard
½ male, ½ female Undiscovered 40 30 35 50 70 55 280
17 13 13 13 13 Roselia Grass Poison Natural Cure
Poison Point
Leaf Guard
½ male, ½ female Fairy
Grass
50 60 45 100 80 65 400
Roserade Grass Poison Natural Cure
Poison Point
Technician
½ male, ½ female Fairy
Grass
60 70 65 125 105 90 515
25 25 25 25 Turtwig Grass Overgrow
Shell Armor
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Grass
55 68 64 45 55 31 318
27 27 27 27 Grotle Grass Overgrow
Shell Armor
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Grass
75 89 85 55 65 36 405
27 27 27 27 Torterra Grass Ground Overgrow
Shell Armor
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Grass
95 109 105 75 85 56 525
22 22 22 Snivy Grass Overgrow
Contrary
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field
Grass
45 45 55 45 55 63 308
24 24 24 Servine Grass Overgrow
Contrary
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field
Grass
60 60 75 60 75 83 413
24 24 24 Serperior Grass Overgrow
Contrary
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field
Grass
75 75 95 75 95 113 528
13 13 13 Cottonee Grass Fairy Prankster
Infiltrator
Chlorophyll
½ male, ½ female Fairy
Grass
40 27 60 37 50 66 280
Whimsicott Grass Fairy Prankster
Infiltrator
Chlorophyll
½ male, ½ female Fairy
Grass
60 67 85 77 75 116 480
13 13 13 Petilil Grass Chlorophyll
Own Tempo
Leaf Guard
always female Grass 45 35 50 70 50 30 280
Lilligant Grass Chlorophyll
Own Tempo
Leaf Guard
always female Grass 70 60 75 110 75 90 480
13 13 13 Maractus Grass Water Absorb
Chlorophyll
Storm Drain
½ male, ½ female Grass 75 86 67 106 67 60 461
15 15 15 Foongus Grass Poison Effect Spore
Regenerator
½ male, ½ female Grass 69 55 45 55 55 15 294
15 15 15 Amoonguss Grass Poison Effect Spore
Regenerator
½ male, ½ female Grass 114 85 70 85 80 30 464
20 20 20 Shelmet Bug Hydration
Shell Armor
Overcoat
½ male, ½ female Bug 50 40 85 40 65 25 305
20 20 20 Accelgor Bug Hydration
Sticky Hold
Unburden
½ male, ½ female Bug 80 70 40 100 60 145 495
Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Black, White Black 2, White 2 Generation 6 Pokémon Type Ability Gender Egg Group HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Total
Egg: Appears on a newly-hatched Pokémon, if the father had the same move.
• Exeggcute Grass Psychic Chlorophyll
Harvest
½ male, ½ female Grass 60 40 80 60 45 40 325
• • • • • • Tangela Grass Chlorophyll
Leaf Guard
Regenerator
½ male, ½ female Grass 65 55 115 100 40 60 435
• • • Lileep Rock Grass Suction Cups
Storm Drain
⅞ male, ⅛ female Water 3 66 41 77 61 87 23 355
Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Black, White Black 2, White 2 Generation 6 Pokémon Type Ability Gender Egg Group HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Total
Machine: Can be taught at any time by using a TM or HM.
21 Bulbasaur Grass Poison Overgrow
Chlorophyll
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Grass
45 49 49 65 65 45 318
21 Ivysaur Grass Poison Overgrow
Chlorophyll
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Grass
60 62 63 80 80 60 405
21 Venusaur Grass Poison Overgrow
Chlorophyll
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Grass
80 82 83 100 100 80 525
21 Butterfree Bug Flying Compound Eyes
Tinted Lens
½ male, ½ female Bug 60 45 50 90 80 70 395
21 Beedrill Bug Poison Swarm
Sniper
½ male, ½ female Bug 65 90 40 45 80 75 395
21 Ekans Poison Intimidate
Shed Skin
Unnerve
½ male, ½ female Field
Dragon
35 60 44 40 54 55 288
21 Arbok Poison Intimidate
Shed Skin
Unnerve
½ male, ½ female Field
Dragon
60 85 69 65 79 80 438
21 Zubat Poison Flying Inner Focus
Infiltrator
½ male, ½ female Flying 40 45 35 30 40 55 245
21 Golbat Poison Flying Inner Focus
Infiltrator
½ male, ½ female Flying 75 80 70 65 75 90 455
21 Oddish Grass Poison Chlorophyll
Run Away
½ male, ½ female Grass 45 50 55 75 65 30 320
21 Gloom Grass Poison Chlorophyll
Stench
½ male, ½ female Grass 60 65 70 85 75 40 395
21 Vileplume Grass Poison Chlorophyll
Effect Spore
½ male, ½ female Grass 75 80 85 110 90 50 490
21 Paras Bug Grass Effect Spore
Dry Skin
Damp
½ male, ½ female Bug
Grass
35 70 55 45 55 25 285
21 Parasect Bug Grass Effect Spore
Dry Skin
Damp
½ male, ½ female Bug
Grass
60 95 80 60 80 30 405
21 Venonat Bug Poison Compound Eyes
Tinted Lens
Run Away
½ male, ½ female Bug 60 55 50 40 55 45 305
21 Venomoth Bug Poison Shield Dust
Tinted Lens
Wonder Skin
½ male, ½ female Bug 70 65 60 90 75 90 450
21 Bellsprout Grass Poison Chlorophyll
Gluttony
½ male, ½ female Grass 50 75 35 70 30 40 300
21 Weepinbell Grass Poison Chlorophyll
Gluttony
½ male, ½ female Grass 65 90 50 85 45 55 390
21 Victreebel Grass Poison Chlorophyll
Gluttony
½ male, ½ female Grass 80 105 65 100 70 70 490
21 Tentacool Water Poison Clear Body
Liquid Ooze
Rain Dish
½ male, ½ female Water 3 40 40 35 50 100 70 335
21 Tentacruel Water Poison Clear Body
Liquid Ooze
Rain Dish
½ male, ½ female Water 3 80 70 65 80 120 100 515
21 Grimer Poison Stench
Sticky Hold
Poison Touch
½ male, ½ female Amorphous 80 80 50 40 50 25 325
21 Muk Poison Stench
Sticky Hold
Poison Touch
½ male, ½ female Amorphous 105 105 75 65 100 50 500
21 Gastly Ghost Poison Levitate ½ male, ½ female Amorphous 30 35 30 100 35 80 310
21 Haunter Ghost Poison Levitate ½ male, ½ female Amorphous 45 50 45 115 55 95 405
21 Gengar Ghost Poison Levitate ½ male, ½ female Amorphous 60 65 60 130 75 110 500
21 Exeggutor Grass Psychic Chlorophyll
Harvest
½ male, ½ female Grass 95 95 85 125 65 55 520
21 Tangela Grass Chlorophyll
Leaf Guard
Regenerator
½ male, ½ female Grass 65 55 115 100 40 60 435
21 Mew Psychic Synchronize genderless Undiscovered 100 100 100 100 100 100 600

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