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Giga Drain

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Grass 75 100% 10 0 Special Single non-user

Description

Deals damage. The user recovers half of the HP lost by the target, rounded up. If Big Root is held by the user, the HP recovered is 1.3x normal, rounded half down. If the target has the ability Liquid Ooze, no HP will be restored and the user will take damage equal to the amount it would otherwise have healed instead.

Competitive Use

Giga Drain got a power boost in BW and now has a usable 75 Base Power; for that reason it became more well known on several Grass-types that enjoy the massive recovery that it can now provide. From defensive Pokemon to offensive sets, this move became a staple thanks to the additional survivability it gives. A honorable mention goes to Celebi; thanks to its great natural bulk and expansive movepool, the forest pixie makes good use of this move regardless of whether it's running an offensive or defensive set.

Related Moves

Energy Ball is a more powerful alternative that has a chance to lower the opponent's Special Defense stat by one stage, but it does not heal the user.

Leaf Storm is a much more powerful alternative, but it lowers the users Special Attack stat by two stages every time used and does not heal the user.

Horn Leech is a physical Grass-type equivalent.

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Accelgor Bug RU Hydration / Sticky Hold / Unburden 80 70 40 100 60 145 495
Amoonguss Grass / Poison RU Effect Spore / Regenerator 114 85 70 85 80 30 464
Beautifly Bug / Flying NU Swarm / Rivalry 60 70 50 90 50 65 385
Bellossom Grass NU Chlorophyll / Healer 75 80 85 90 100 50 480
Bellsprout Grass / Poison LC Chlorophyll / Gluttony 50 75 35 70 30 40 300
Breloom Grass / Fighting OU Effect Spore / Poison Heal / Technician 60 130 80 60 60 70 460
Budew Grass / Poison LC Natural Cure / Poison Point / Leaf Guard 40 30 35 50 70 55 280
Bulbasaur Grass / Poison LC Overgrow / Chlorophyll 45 49 49 65 65 45 318
Carnivine Grass NU Levitate 74 100 72 90 72 46 454
Cottonee Grass LC Prankster / Infiltrator / Chlorophyll 40 27 60 37 50 66 280
Crobat Poison / Flying UU Inner Focus / Infiltrator 85 90 80 70 80 130 535
Exeggcute Grass / Psychic LC Chlorophyll / Harvest 60 40 80 60 45 40 325
Exeggutor Grass / Psychic NU Chlorophyll / Harvest 95 95 85 125 65 55 520
Foongus Grass / Poison LC Effect Spore / Regenerator 69 55 45 55 55 15 294
Golbat Poison / Flying NU Inner Focus / Infiltrator 75 80 70 65 75 90 455
Hoppip Grass / Flying LC Chlorophyll / Leaf Guard / Infiltrator 35 35 40 35 55 50 250
Jumpluff Grass / Flying NU Chlorophyll / Leaf Guard / Infiltrator 75 55 70 55 85 110 450
Kabuto Rock / Water LC Swift Swim / Battle Armor / Weak Armor 30 80 90 55 45 55 355
Kabutops Rock / Water RU Swift Swim / Battle Armor / Weak Armor 60 115 105 65 70 80 495
Leafeon Grass NU Leaf Guard / Chlorophyll 65 110 130 60 65 95 525
Lilligant Grass RU Chlorophyll / Own Tempo / Leaf Guard 70 60 75 110 75 90 480
Lotad Water / Grass LC Swift Swim / Rain Dish / Own Tempo 40 30 30 40 50 30 220
Ludicolo Water / Grass NU Swift Swim / Rain Dish / Own Tempo 80 70 70 90 100 70 480
Maractus Grass NU Water Absorb / Chlorophyll / Storm Drain 75 86 67 106 67 60 461
Oddish Grass / Poison LC Chlorophyll / Run Away 45 50 55 75 65 30 320
Paras Bug / Grass LC Effect Spore / Dry Skin / Damp 35 70 55 45 55 25 285
Parasect Bug / Grass NU Effect Spore / Dry Skin / Damp 60 95 80 60 80 30 405
Petilil Grass LC Chlorophyll / Own Tempo / Leaf Guard 45 35 50 70 50 30 280
Roselia Grass / Poison NU Natural Cure / Poison Point / Leaf Guard 50 60 45 100 80 65 400
Roserade Grass / Poison UU Natural Cure / Poison Point / Technician 60 70 55 125 105 90 505
Sceptile Grass RU Overgrow / Unburden 70 85 65 105 85 120 530
Serperior Grass NU Overgrow / Contrary 75 75 95 75 95 113 528
Shelmet Bug LC Hydration / Shell Armor / Overcoat 50 40 85 40 65 25 305
Shroomish Grass LC Effect Spore / Poison Heal / Quick Feet 60 40 60 40 60 35 295
Snivy Grass LC Overgrow / Contrary 45 45 55 45 55 63 308
Sunflora Grass NU Chlorophyll / Solar Power / Early Bird 75 75 55 105 85 30 425
Sunkern Grass LC Chlorophyll / Solar Power / Early Bird 30 30 30 30 30 30 180
Tangela Grass NU Chlorophyll / Leaf Guard / Regenerator 65 55 115 100 40 60 435
Tangrowth Grass RU Chlorophyll / Leaf Guard / Regenerator 100 100 125 110 50 50 535
Torterra Grass / Ground NU Overgrow / Shell Armor 95 109 105 75 85 56 525
Treecko Grass LC Overgrow / Unburden 40 45 35 65 55 70 310
Turtwig Grass LC Overgrow / Shell Armor 55 68 64 45 55 31 318
Venomoth Bug / Poison BL2 Shield Dust / Tinted Lens / Wonder Skin 70 65 60 90 75 90 450
Venonat Bug / Poison LC Compoundeyes / Tinted Lens / Run Away 60 55 50 40 55 45 305
Venusaur Grass / Poison OU Overgrow / Chlorophyll 80 82 83 100 100 80 525
Victreebel Grass / Poison NU Chlorophyll / Gluttony 80 105 65 100 60 70 480
Vileplume Grass / Poison NU Chlorophyll / Effect Spore 75 80 85 100 90 50 480
Virizion Grass / Fighting UU Justified 91 90 72 90 129 108 580
Whimsicott Grass RU Prankster / Infiltrator / Chlorophyll 60 67 85 77 75 116 480
Zubat Poison / Flying LC Inner Focus / Infiltrator 40 45 35 30 40 55 245