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Pain Split

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Normal - - 20 0 - Single non-user

Description

The user and the target's HP become the average of their current HP, rounded down. If this HP value is higher than either Pokemon's maximum HP, then that Pokemon's HP is simply maximized.

Competitive Use

Pain Split is a nice move for Pokemon that don't have access to a solid recovery move or have low HP, and it can be utilized as an attacking move to great effect against some of the bulkier threats out there. Gengar is one of the best users of Pain Split, as it can take care of Chansey and Blissey easily--both of those Pokemon have huge base HP stats. Without access to this excellent move, Gengar would be able to do next to nothing against those walls. Furthermore, it can regain a large portion of its own HP in the process. Rotom-W is another notable user of Pain Split, as the move provides a good source of recovery and deals good damage against the aforementioned threats, which would otherwise wall Rotom-W completely. However, most of the Pokemon with access to this move either don't need recovery, have high HP, or have access to the more reliable Recover.

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Alomomola Water NU Healer / Hydration / Regenerator 165 75 80 40 45 65 470
Chandelure Ghost / Fire UU Flash Fire / Flame Body / Shadow Tag 60 55 90 145 90 80 520
Duosion Psychic NU Overcoat / Magic Guard / Regenerator 65 40 50 125 60 30 370
Dusclops Ghost UU Pressure 40 70 130 60 130 25 455
Dusknoir Ghost RU Pressure 45 100 135 65 135 45 525
Duskull Ghost LC Levitate 20 40 90 30 90 25 295
Frillish Water / Ghost LC Water Absorb / Cursed Body / Damp 55 40 50 65 85 40 335
Gulpin Poison LC Liquid Ooze / Sticky Hold / Gluttony 70 43 53 43 53 40 302
Jellicent Water / Ghost OU Water Absorb / Cursed Body / Damp 100 60 70 85 105 60 480
Koffing Poison LC Levitate 40 65 95 60 45 35 340
Lampent Ghost / Fire NU Flash Fire / Flame Body / Shadow Tag 60 40 60 95 60 55 370
Litwick Ghost / Fire LC Flash Fire / Flame Body / Shadow Tag 50 30 55 65 55 20 275
Misdreavus Ghost NU Levitate 60 60 60 85 85 85 435
Mismagius Ghost UU Levitate 60 60 60 105 105 105 495
Reuniclus Psychic OU Overcoat / Magic Guard / Regenerator 110 65 75 125 85 30 490
Solosis Psychic LC Overcoat / Magic Guard / Regenerator 45 30 40 105 50 20 290
Spiritomb Ghost / Dark RU Pressure / Infiltrator 50 92 108 92 108 35 485
Stunfisk Ground / Electric NU Static / Limber / Sand Veil 109 66 84 81 99 32 471
Swalot Poison NU Liquid Ooze / Sticky Hold / Gluttony 100 73 83 73 83 55 467
Weezing Poison NU Levitate 65 90 120 85 70 60 490