Belly Drum
Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  --
Accuracy  --%
Priority  0
  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat or Magic Bounce
  • Affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Foe Foe
Self Ally
Affects the user
  • Not a TM, HM or Move Tutor move.

Belly Drum is a Normal-type status move.


Belly Drum deducts half of the user's maximum HP (rounded down) from its current HP and, in return, it maximizes the user's Attack stat by raising it to +6 stages, even if the user's temporary Attack bonus stages were below 0 prior to using Belly Drum.

Belly Drum fails if the user's current HP is less than half its maximum, or if the user's Attack is already at +6 (even if the user has Contrary).

If the user has Contrary, its Attack will be lowered to -6 stages (although the message will still say that the user maximized its Attack); even if the user's Attack is already at -6 stages, Belly Drum will deduct HP.


The user maximizes its Attack stat in exchange for HP equal to half its max HP.

Pokémon that can learn Belly Drum

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
049 Normal Rubball Normal Normal 51
050 Normal Rubbunny Normal Normal 57
073 Ground Platyplat Ground Water 47
074 Ground Platyplash Ground Water 52
149 Fire Cuburn Fire Fire 54
150 Fire Grizzler Fire Fighting 60
303 Ice Colcub Ice Ice 54
304 Ice Subearo Ice Fighting 60
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
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