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Absorb
すいとる Absorb
Absorb PE.png
Introduced: Generation I
Battle Data
Type: Type Grass.gif
Category: Type Special.gif
Power: 20*
Accuracy: 100%
PP: 25, max: 40
Priority: 0
Contact: No
Affected by
Magic Coat: No
Magic Bounce: No
Bright Powder: Yes
Detect/Protect: Yes
Snatch: No
Mirror Move: Yes
King's Rock: No
Contest Data
Contests (RSE)
Condition: Smart
Appeal: 2 ♥♥
Jam: 3 ♥♥♥
Startles the Pokémon that appealed before the user.
Super Contests (DPPt)
Condition: Smart
Appeal: 1
Earn +3 if two Pokémon raise the Voltage in a row.
Contest Spectaculars (ORAS)
Condition: Clever
Appeal: 4 ♥♥♥♥
Jam: 0
Quite an appealing move.

Absorb is a Grass-type move introduced in Generation I.

Description

Games Description
GSC Steals 1/2 of the damage inflicted.
RSE An attack that absorbs half the damage inflicted.
FRLG An attack that absorbs half the damage it inflicted to restore HP.
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
SWSHBDSP
A nutrient-draining attack. The user's HP is restored by half the damage taken by the target.
LA The user attacks by draining the target’s nutrients. Some of the damage dealt to the target is absorbed by the user to restore their own HP.

Effect

In battle

Absorb deals damage to the target, then restores the user's HP by up to half of the damage dealt to the target.

If the user is holding a Big Root, they will receive 30% more HP from which they absorbed from a Pokémon. If Absorb is used on a Pokémon with Liquid Ooze, instead of gaining HP, they lose HP by the amount they would have received if they gained it.

In a Double Battle, Absorb can target any Pokémon around the user. In a Triple Battle, Absorb can only target a Pokémon that is adjacent to the user.

Learnset

By leveling up

Pokémon Type Egg groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
041.png Zubat poison/flying Flying 1 1
042.png Golbat poison/flying Flying 1 1
043.png Oddish grass/poison Grass 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
044.png Gloom grass/poison Grass 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
045.png Vileplume grass/poison Grass 1 1 1PE 1
046.png Paras bug/grass Bug/Grass 11SMUSUM
9PE
11BDSP
1LA
047.png Parasect bug/grass Bug/Grass 1, 11SMUSUM
9PE
1, 11BDSP
1LA
102.png Exeggcute grass/psychic Grass 1
103.png Exeggutor grass/psychic Grass 1
103A.png Exeggutor grass/dragon Grass 1
114.png Tangela grass Grass 29RGBJP
27Y
10 10 8 8BW
10B2W2
10 10SMUSUM
1PE
1
140.png Kabuto rock/water Water 1/Water 3 34 10 13 6 6 6 6SMUSUM
18PE
1
141.png Kabutops rock/water Water 1/Water 3 1, 34 1, 10 1, 13 1, 6 1, 6 1, 6 1, 6SMUSUM
1, 18PE
1
167.png Spinarak bug/poison Bug 5 5BDSP
168.png Ariados bug/poison Bug 1, 5 1, 5BDSP
169.png Crobat poison/flying Flying 1 1
182.png Bellossom grass Grass 1 1 1
187.png Hoppip grass/flying Fairy/Grass 1USUM 1BDSP
188.png Skiploom grass/flying Fairy/Grass 1USUM 1BDSP
189.png Jumpluff grass/flying Fairy/Grass 1USUM 1BDSP
191.png Sunkern grass Grass 1 1 1 1 1 1 7BDSP
192.png Sunflora grass Grass 1 1 1 1 1 1 7BDSP
252.png Treecko grass Monster/Dragon 6 6 6 6XY
5ORAS
5
253.png Grovyle grass Monster/Dragon 1, 6 1, 6 1, 6 1, 6XY
1, 5ORAS
1, 5
254.png Sceptile grass Monster/Dragon 1, 6 1, 6 1, 6 1, 6XY
1, 5ORAS
1, 5
267.png Beautifly bug/flying Bug 1, 10 1, 10 1, 10 1, 10XY
12ORAS
12 12BDSP
270.png Lotad water/grass Water 1/Grass 7 5 5 5XY
6ORAS
6 3
271.png Lombre water/grass Water 1/Grass 7 5 5 5XY
6ORAS
6 1
272.png Ludicolo water/grass Water 1/Grass 1 1
273.png Seedot grass Field/Grass 3
274.png Nuzleaf grass/dark Field/Grass 1
275.png Shiftry grass/dark Field/Grass 1
285.png Shroomish grass Fairy/Grass 1 1 1 1 1 1BDSP
286.png Breloom grass/fighting Fairy/Grass 1 1 1 1 1 1BDSP
290.png Nincada bug/ground Bug 5 21
291.png Ninjask bug/flying Bug 1, 5 23
292.png Shedinja bug/ghost Mineral 1, 5 23
315.png Roselia grass/poison Fairy/Grass 1 1 1 1 1 1SWSHBDSP
6LA
331.png Cacnea grass Grass/Human-Like 5 5 5 5XY
4ORAS
4 4BDSP
332.png Cacturne grass/dark Grass/Human-Like 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5XY
1, 4ORAS
1, 4 1, 4BDSP
355.png Duskull ghost Amorphous 1LA
356.png Dusclops ghost Amorphous 1LA
387.png Turtwig grass Monster/Grass 9 9 9 9
388.png Grotle grass Monster/Grass 9 9 9 1, 9 1BDSP
389.png Torterra grass/ground Monster/Grass 1, 9 1, 9 1, 9 1, 9 1BDSP
401.png Kricketot bug Bug 1LA
402.png Kricketune bug Bug 14 14BDSP
1LA
406.png Budew grass/poison Undiscovered 1 1 1 1 1SWSHBDSP
6LA
407.png Roserade grass/poison Fairy/Grass 1SWSHBDSP
6LA
420.png Cherubi grass Fairy/Grass 1LA
421.png Cherrim grass Fairy/Grass 1LA
455.png Carnivine grass Grass 1LA
465.png Tangrowth grass Grass 8 8BW
10B2W2
10 10 1
477.png Dusknoir ghost Amorphous 1LA
546.png Cottonee grass/fairy Grass/Fairy 1 1 1 1
547.png Whimsicott grass/fairy Grass/Fairy 1
548.png Petilil grass Grass 1 1 1 1
549.png Lilligant grass Grass 1
549A.png Lilligant grass/fighting Grass 1LA
556.png Maractus grass Grass 1 1 1 1
590.png Foongus grass/poison Grass 1 1 1 1
591.png Amoonguss grass/poison Grass 1 1 1 1
592.png Frillish water/ghost Amorphous 5 5 5 1
593.png Jellicent water/ghost Amorphous 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 1
595.png Joltik bug/electric Bug 1 1
596.png Galvantula bug/electric Bug 1 1
616.png Shelmet bug Bug 1 1
617.png Accelgor bug Bug 1 1
636.png Larvesta bug/fire Bug 10
637.png Volcarona bug/fire Bug 1, 10
704.png Goomy dragon Dragon 5 5 1
705.png Sliggoo dragon Dragon 5 1, 5 1
706.png Goodra dragon Dragon 5 1, 5 1
714.png Noibat flying/dragon Flying/Dragon 5 1
715.png Noivern flying/dragon Flying/Dragon 1, 5 1
742.png Cutiefly bug/fairy Bug/Fairy 1 1
743.png Ribombee bug/fairy Bug/Fairy 1 1
755.png Morelull grass/fairy Grass 1 1
756.png Shiinotic grass/fairy Grass 1 1
769.png Sandygast ghost/ground Amorphous 1 1
770.png Palossand ghost/ground Amorphous 1 1
781.png Dhelmise ghost/grass Mineral 1 1
797.png Celesteela steel/flying Undiscovered 1 1
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

By breeding

Pokémon Type Egg Groups Father
II III IV V VI VII VIII
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates a Pokémon that can only learn this move through chain breeding.

By event

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See also

References

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