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Absorb
Absorb ORAS
(すいとる Absorb)
Generation: I
Battle Data
Type: Type Grass
Category Type Special
Power: 20
Accuracy: 100%
PP: 25*
Affects: Selected target
Secondary Effect: None
Priority: 0
Contact: No
Affected by
Magic Coat: No
BrightPowder: Yes
Protect/Detect: Yes
Snatch: No
King's Rock: No
Contest Data
Contests (RSE)
Type: Type Smart
Appeal: 2 ♥♥
Jam: 3 ♥♥♥
Super Contests (DPPt)
Type: Type Smart
Appeal: 1
Contest Spectaculars (ORAS)
Type: Type Smart
Appeal: 1
Jam: 1

Absorb (Japanese:すいとる Absorb) is a damaging Grass-type move introduced in Generation I.

Effect

In Battle

Absorb restores HP by up to half of the damage dealt to the target. It is also affected by a rare item known as the Big Root by increasing the amount of HP that is drained. Big Root also has similar effects to Mega Drain and Giga Drain.

Learnset

Generation I

By Leveling Up

Pokédex Pokémon Sprite type Level
#043 Oddish 043 Type GrassType Poison -
#044 Gloom 044 Type GrassType Poison -
#114 Tangela 114 Type Grass 29 (RBG)

27 (Y)

#140 Kabuto 140 Type RockType Water 34
#141 Kabutops 141 Type RockType Water -
* Bold indicates a Pokémon which receives STAB from this move

Generation II

By Leveling Up

Pokédex Pokémon Sprite type Level
#043 Oddish 043 Type GrassType Poison -
#044 Gloom 044 Type GrassType Poison -
#045 Vileplume 045 Type GrassType Poison -
#114 Tangela 114 Type Grass 10
#140 Kabuto 140 Type RockType Water 10
#141 Kabutops 141 Type RockType Water -
#182 Bellossom 182 Type Grass -
#191 Sunkern 191 Type Grass -
#192 Sunflora 192 Type Grass -
* Bold indicates a Pokémon which receives STAB from this move

Generation III

By Leveling Up

Pokédex Pokémon Sprite type Level
#043 Oddish 043 Type GrassType Poison -
#044 Gloom 044 Type GrassType Poison -
#045 Vileplume 045 Type GrassType Poison -
#114 Tangela 114 Type Grass 10
#140 Kabuto 140 Type RockType Water 13
#141 Kabutops 141 Type RockType Water -

13

#182 Bellossom 182 Type Grass -
#191 Sunkern 191 Type Grass -
#192 Sunflora 192 Type Grass -
#252 Treecko 252 Type Grass 6
#253 Grovyle 253 Type Grass -

6

#254 Sceptile 254 Type Grass -

6

#267 Beautifly 267 Type BugType Flying -

10

#270 Lotad 270 Type WaterType Grass 7
#271 Lombre 271 Type WaterType Grass 7
#272 Ludicolo 272 Type WaterType Grass -
#285 Shroomish 285 Type Grass -
#286 Breloom 286 Type GrassType Fighting -
#315 Roselia 315 Type GrassType Poison -
#331 Cacnea 331 Type Grass 5
#332 Cacturne 332 Type GrassType Dark -

5

* Bold indicates a Pokémon which receives STAB from this move

Generation IV

By Leveling Up

Pokédex Pokémon Sprite type Level
#043 Oddish 043 Type GrassType Poison -
#044 Gloom 044 Type GrassType Poison -
#114 Tangela 114 Type Grass 8
#140 Kabuto 140 Type RockType Water 6
#141 Kabutops 141 Type RockType Water -

6

#191 Sunkern 191 Type Grass -
#192 Sunflora 192 Type Grass -
#252 Treecko 252 Type Grass 6
#253 Grovyle 253 Type Grass -

6

#254 Sceptile 254 Type Grass -

6

#267 Beautifly 267 Type BugType Flying -

10

#270 Lotad 270 Type WaterType Grass 5
#271 Lombre 271 Type WaterType Grass 5
#285 Shroomish 285 Type Grass -
#286 Breloom 286 Type GrassType Fighting -
#315 Roselia 315 Type GrassType Poison -
#331 Cacnea 331 Type Grass 5
#332 Cacturne 332 Type GrassType Dark -

5

#387 Turtwig 387 Type Grass 9
#388 Grotle 388 Type Grass 9
#389 Torterra 389 Type GrassType Ground -

9

#406 Budew 406 Type GrassType Poison -
#465 Tangrowth 465 Type Grass 8
* Bold indicates a Pokémon which receives STAB from this move

Generation V

By Leveling Up

Pokédex Pokémon Sprite type Level
#043 Oddish 043 Type GrassType Poison -
#044 Gloom 044 Type GrassType Poison -
#114 Tangela 114 Type Grass 8 (BW)

10 (B2W2)

#140 Kabuto 140 Type RockType Water 6
#141 Kabutops 141 Type RockType Water -

6

#191 Sunkern 191 Type Grass -
#192 Sunflora 192 Type Grass -
#252 Treecko 252 Type Grass 6
#253 Grovyle 253 Type Grass -

6

#254 Sceptile 254 Type Grass -

6

#267 Beautifly 267 Type BugType Flying -

10

#270 Lotad 270 Type WaterType Grass 5
#271 Lombre 271 Type WaterType Grass 5
#285 Shroomish 285 Type Grass -
#286 Breloom 286 Type GrassType Fighting -
#315 Roselia 315 Type GrassType Poison -
#331 Cacnea 331 Type Grass 5
#332 Cacturne 332 Type GrassType Dark -

5

#387 Turtwig 387 Type Grass 9
#388 Grotle 388 Type Grass 9
#389 Torterra 389 Type GrassType Ground -

9

#406 Budew 406 Type GrassType Poison -
#465 Tangrowth 465 Type Grass 8 (BW)

10 (B2W2)

#546 Cottonee 546 Type Grass -
#548 Petilil 548 Type Grass -
#556 Maractus 556 Type Grass -
#590 Foongus 590 Type GrassType Poison -
#591 Amoonguss 591 Type GrassType Poison -
#592 Frillish 592592A Type WaterType Ghost 5
#593 Jellicent 593593A Type WaterType Ghost -

5

* Bold indicates a Pokémon which receives STAB from this move

Gallery

Moves in the games
Absorb Move Game
Petilil using Absorb


Moves in the anime
Verona Tangrowth Absorb
Tangrowth using Absorb


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