How to get Belly Drum in Pokemon Scarlet And Violet

How to get Belly Drum in Pokemon Scarlet And Violet
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Wondering how to get Belly Drum in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet? Boosting your stats can be crucial when it comes to setting up your Pokemon to sweep anything in your way, and if you’re coming up against a Pokemon with a high Defense stat, having a high attack is key, and that’s where Belly Drum comes in.

If you’re looking to take on some Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Tera Raids, or taking on the Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Elite Four, making your Pokemon learn the Belly Drum move can be a massive boost. So what is the Belly Drum, and why is it so powerful? Read our guide as we explain everything about this powerful move and how you can get your Pokemon to learn it.

What is Belly Drum in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet?

Belly Drum is an ability that reduces the user’s health by half of its maximum HP, and maximizes the user’s Attack stat in return. For example, if your Pokemon has 100 HP, using Belly Drum will reduce that to 50 HP, and if the same Pokemon has 51/100 HP when it uses Belly Drum, its health will be reduced to 1. If you try to use Belly Drum with 50% or less health, it will not work.

This can be an incredibly useful way to rapidly increase your Attack, as even using powerful stat-boosting moves like Swords Dance, it would still take a minimum of three turns to do. If you’re looking to quickly set up, and think you’ll be able to survive on half HP, Belly Drum can almost guarantee you a win in either Raids or battles.

However, getting the Belly Drum move isn’t as easy as it sounds. Read on more as we tell you what tick boxes you need to check before you get your hands on the Belly Move attack.

Which Pokemon Can Get Belly Drum

As you progress in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, your opponent’s power level will keep elevating. That is why you want to ensure you’ve collected and nurtured the right Pokemos as you move along the game’s storyline. Similarly, it is crucial you help your Pokemon learn all the right moves as well, so you don’t struggle, especially if you’re up against a very buffed opponent.

Belly Drum is one of those moves. However, unlike other moves, it can’t be taught to your Pokemon through the Technical Machine (TM). As a matter of fact, there are only a few Pokemon that can learn the Belly Drum move, which are named as follows:

  • Makuhita at Level 25
  • Hariyama at Level 26
  • Iron Hands at Level 84

The Pokemon mentioned above will automatically learn the Belly Drum move once they reach the specified level, so you won’t have to get into the hassle of teaching it to them. Other than that, there are only a handful of Pokemon capable of acquiring this move, which include: 

How To Get Belly Drum

Getting the Belly Drum for the five aforementioned Pokemon can be tricky, but it is very straightforward to do so. These five Pokemon have the capability to get moves transferred to them with the help of Mirror Herb, which is an item that lets another Pokemon learn a move it doesn’t know from a Pokemon that does. 

Tera Raids

Belly Drum is one of the go-to moves in Tera Raids. Thanks to its ability to maximize attack, it is perfect for taking on six and seven-star Tera Raid battles.

A Mirror Herb isn’t cheap and costs a whopping 30000 PokeDollars. If you don’t know where to purchase it, you can do so from Delibird Presents in Cascarrafa. You also need to have one Pokemon out of the three that can learn the Belly Drum move by default at the specified level mentioned. 

After you’re done collecting these, here’s what you need to do:

  1. Attach the Mirror Herb to the Pokemon you want to teach the move to. Also, make sure there’s room for the move to be learned. If all four move slots are occupied, delete one. 
  2. Put the Belly Drum and Mirror Herb Pokémons in the party by themselves.
  3. Then go on a picnic with them. Wait for a few minutes, and then leave the picnic

We hope with our short guide, you’ll have learned everything you need to do to get your hands on one of the most overpowered moves in the game. ! 

How To Get Belly Drum In Scarlet And Violet – FAQ

How do I get Mirror Herb?

You can buy Mirror Herb from the Delibird Presents in Cascarrafa for 30,000 PokeDollars or LP

Can Azumarill learn Belly Drum?

Yes, Azumarill can learn Belly Drum, and you can get your Azumarill to remember the move Belly Drum too.