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

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
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

Gallery

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Side games

Main series

See also

References

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