Type  Grass
Category  Special
Power  20
Accuracy  100%
PP  25 (max. 40)
Priority  {{{priority}}}
A nutrient-draining attack. The user's HP is restored by half the damage taken by the target.
  • Does not make contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Foe Foe
Self Ally
May affect anyone but the user

Absorb is an offensive Grass-type move.


Absorb deals damage and heals the user for half the damage dealt to the target, unless the target has Liquid Ooze, in which case the user will lose health instead.

It cannot be used if the user is under the effects of Heal Block.
If the user is holding a Big Root, the HP restored is increased by 30% (making the restored HP 65% of the damage dealt). Big Root does not increase the damage dealt.

Pokémon that learn Absorb

By leveling up

Dex no. Pokémon Type Level
#037 Icon037 Lotad Water Grass 6
#038 Icon038 Lombre Water Grass 6
#078 Icon078 Cocaran Grass Ground 9
#079 Icon079 Cararalm Grass Ground 1, 9
#080 Icon080 Cocancer Grass Ground 1, 9
#088 Icon088 Nupin Grass Electric 1
#089 Icon089 Gellin Grass Electric 1
#090 Icon090 Cottonee Grass Fairy 1
#191 Icon191 Garlikid Grass Fighting 1

By a previous evolution

Dex no. Pokémon Type Father
#039 Icon039 Ludicolo Water Grass Icon037Icon038
#091 Icon091 Whimsicott Grass Fairy Icon090

By breeding

Dex no. Pokémon Type Father
#109 Icon109 Chicoatl Grass Unknown N/A
#110 Icon110 Quetzoral Grass Flying N/A
#111 Icon111 Coatlith Grass Dragon N/A
  • For clarity, only the lowest stage possible of every compatible evolutionary line are listed as fathers.
  • When Ratsy (Icon139*) is listed as a father, it means that the move must be acquired via Sketch beforehand.
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