TM60 Drain Punch can only be won by defeating Gym Leader Maylene in Veilstone City. After defeating her in battle, she will award you the Cobble Badge and TM60 together.
Drain Punch is a Fighting-type physical attack. It inflicts damage, and then heals the user’s HP for an amount equal to half the damage dealt.
TM60 Drain Punch Location
Veilstone Gym is located on the west side of Veilstone City, and the stairs leading up to it are accessed at the southwestern corner of town.
You will be able to fight Maylene as soon as you make your way through the Gym’s punching bag puzzle.
Maylene uses Fighting-type Pokémon that are around level 30, so come prepared with Flying- and Psychic-types of similar strength.
For in-depth information on solving the Veilstone City Gym puzzle and defeating Leader Maylene, check out our guide here.
Note: This is the only copy of TM60 Drain Punch in the game, so be very selective about which Pokémon you use it on.
Drain Punch Details + Uses
Drain Punch is a damage-inflicting, Fighting-type physical move. When landed successfully, Drain Punch will heal the user for an HP amount equal to half the damage dealt.
|Drain Punch Move Details|
|PP||5 (max. 8)|
Drain Punch can be extremely effective when used strategically. It is one of only very few HP-draining attacks in the game, and the only Fighting-type drain move.
In terms of base power, it’s as strong as the most powerful Grass-type drain move, Giga Drain.
And if the Pokémon using Drain Punch is holding the Big Root, it will heal 30% more HP, from 50%-65% of the damage inflicted.
Using Drain Punch on a Dark-, Ice-, Normal-, Rock-, or Steel-type Pokémon can potentially bring a low-HP Pokémon up to full health with one hit.
Miscellaneous information about Drain Punch:
- If a Pokémon uses Drain Punch on a target who has the ability Liquid Ooze, the user will instead lose the amount of HP it would have otherwise gained.
- If a Pokémon uses Drain Punch in a Pokémon Contest in the Beauty category, it normally earns just one appeal point. However, if two Pokémon in a row raise the Voltage, Drain Punch earns three bonus appeal points.
- Starting in Gen V, Drain Punch’s base power increases to 75, and its base PP increases to 10.