Essentials

Absorb

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
20; percentile 4.5
Accuracy
100%
PP
25, up to 40 with PP Up PP Up
Target
Selected Pokémon
Effect chance
n/a
Priority
0 (normal)

Machines

Generation 1
Not a TM
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 20 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

An attack that absorbs 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

Japanese
すいとる (suitoru)
Korean
흡수
French
Vol-Vie
German
Absorber
Spanish
Absorber
Italian
Assorbimento
Czech
Vstřebání

Contests

Generation 3 Contest

Type
Smart
Appeal
♡♡
Jam
♥♥♥
Flavor text
Startles the Pokémon that appealed before the user.
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 Absorb.

Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Drain Punch Fighting physical 10 75 100%

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.

Horn Leech Grass physical 10 75 100%

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.

Mega Drain Grass special 15 40 100%

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 Absorb's special damage, and have the stat highlighted in green.

Red, Blue Yellow 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.
Oddish Grass Poison Chlorophyll
Run Away
½ male, ½ female Grass 45 50 55 75 65 30 320
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
29 27 10 10 8 8 10 10 Tangela Grass Chlorophyll
Leaf Guard
Regenerator
½ male, ½ female Grass 65 55 115 100 40 60 435
8 8 10 10 Tangrowth Grass Chlorophyll
Leaf Guard
Regenerator
½ male, ½ female Grass 100 100 125 110 50 50 535
34 34 10 13 6 6 6 6 Kabuto Rock Water Swift Swim
Battle Armor
Weak Armor
⅞ male, ⅛ female Water 1
Water 3
30 80 90 55 45 55 355
Kabutops Rock Water Swift Swim
Battle Armor
Weak Armor
⅞ male, ⅛ female Water 1
Water 3
60 115 105 65 70 80 495
Sunkern Grass Chlorophyll
Solar Power
Early Bird
½ male, ½ female Grass 30 30 30 30 30 30 180
Sunflora Grass Chlorophyll
Solar Power
Early Bird
½ male, ½ female Grass 75 75 55 105 85 30 425
6 6 6 6 6 Treecko Grass Overgrow
Unburden
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Dragon
40 45 35 65 55 70 310
Grovyle Grass Overgrow
Unburden
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Dragon
50 65 45 85 65 95 405
Sceptile Grass Overgrow
Unburden
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Dragon
70 85 65 105 85 120 530
Beautifly Bug Flying Swarm
Rivalry
½ male, ½ female Bug 60 70 50 100 50 65 395
7 5 5 5 5 Lotad Water Grass Swift Swim
Rain Dish
Own Tempo
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Grass
40 30 30 40 50 30 220
7 5 5 5 5 Lombre Water Grass Swift Swim
Rain Dish
Own Tempo
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Grass
60 50 50 60 70 50 340
Ludicolo Water Grass Swift Swim
Rain Dish
Own Tempo
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Grass
80 70 70 90 100 70 480
Shroomish Grass Effect Spore
Poison Heal
Quick Feet
½ male, ½ female Fairy
Grass
60 40 60 40 60 35 295
Breloom Grass Fighting Effect Spore
Poison Heal
Technician
½ male, ½ female Fairy
Grass
60 130 80 60 60 70 460
Budew Grass Poison Natural Cure
Poison Point
Leaf Guard
½ male, ½ female Undiscovered 40 30 35 50 70 55 280
Roselia Grass Poison Natural Cure
Poison Point
Leaf Guard
½ male, ½ female Fairy
Grass
50 60 45 100 80 65 400
5 5 5 5 5 Cacnea Grass Sand Veil
Water Absorb
½ male, ½ female Grass
Human-Like
50 85 40 85 40 35 335
Cacturne Grass Dark Sand Veil
Water Absorb
½ male, ½ female Grass
Human-Like
70 115 60 115 60 55 475
9 9 9 9 Turtwig Grass Overgrow
Shell Armor
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Grass
55 68 64 45 55 31 318
9 9 9 9 Grotle Grass Overgrow
Shell Armor
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Grass
75 89 85 55 65 36 405
Torterra Grass Ground Overgrow
Shell Armor
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Grass
95 109 105 75 85 56 525
Cottonee Grass Fairy Prankster
Infiltrator
Chlorophyll
½ male, ½ female Fairy
Grass
40 27 60 37 50 66 280
Petilil Grass Chlorophyll
Own Tempo
Leaf Guard
always female Grass 45 35 50 70 50 30 280
Maractus Grass Water Absorb
Chlorophyll
Storm Drain
½ male, ½ female Grass 75 86 67 106 67 60 461
Foongus Grass Poison Effect Spore
Regenerator
½ male, ½ female Grass 69 55 45 55 55 15 294
Amoonguss Grass Poison Effect Spore
Regenerator
½ male, ½ female Grass 114 85 70 85 80 30 464
5 5 5 Frillish Water Ghost Water Absorb
Cursed Body
Damp
½ male, ½ female Amorphous 55 40 50 65 85 40 335
Jellicent Water Ghost Water Absorb
Cursed Body
Damp
½ male, ½ female Amorphous 100 60 70 85 105 60 480
5 Goomy Dragon Sap Sipper
Hydration
Gooey
½ male, ½ female Dragon 45 50 35 55 75 40 300
5 Sliggoo Dragon Sap Sipper
Hydration
Gooey
½ male, ½ female Dragon 68 75 53 83 113 60 452
5 Goodra Dragon Sap Sipper
Hydration
Gooey
½ male, ½ female Dragon 90 100 70 110 150 80 600

36 Pokémon

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