Leech Life (move)

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Move data

Type Bug
Category Physical Physical
Power 20
Accuracy 100
PP 15  (max. 24)
Introduced Generation 1

Effects

Leech Life deals damage and the user will recover 50% of the HP drained.

If the user is holding a Big Root, the move instead recovers 65% of the damage dealt (30% more than normal). If used on a Pokemon with the ability Liquid Ooze, the user instead loses the HP it would have otherwise gained.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Gold/Silver
Crystal
Steals 1/2 of the damage inflicted.
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
An attack that steals half the damage inflicted.
FireRed/LeafGreen An attack that absorbs half the damage it inflicted to restore HP.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
A blood-draining attack. The user’s HP is restored by half the damage taken by the target.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user drains the target’s blood. The user’s HP is restored by half the damage taken by the target.
X/Y The user drains the target’s blood. The user’s HP is restored by half the damage taken by the target.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Leech Life at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon X & Y and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Zubat
#041 / Poison · Flying
Level 1
Golbat
#042 / Poison · Flying
Level 1
Paras
#046 / Bug · Grass
Level 11
Parasect
#047 / Bug · Grass
Level 1
Parasect
#047 / Bug · Grass
Level 11
Venonat
#048 / Bug · Poison
Level 17
Venomoth
#049 / Bug · Poison
Level 17
Spinarak
#167 / Bug · Poison
Level 12
Ariados
#168 / Bug · Poison
Level 12
Crobat
#169 / Poison · Flying
Level 1
Nincada
#290 / Bug · Ground
Level 5
Ninjask
#291 / Bug · Flying
Level 1
Ninjask
#291 / Bug · Flying
Level 5
Shedinja
#292 / Bug · Ghost
Level 5
Kricketune
#402 / Bug
Level 14
Joltik
#595 / Bug · Electric
Level 1
Galvantula
#596 / Bug · Electric
Level 1
Shelmet
#616 / Bug
Level 1
Accelgor
#617 / Bug
Level 1
Larvesta
#636 / Bug · Fire
Level 10
Volcarona
#637 / Bug · Fire
Level 1
Volcarona
#637 / Bug · Fire
Level 10
Noibat
#714 / Flying · Dragon
Level 5
Noivern
#715 / Flying · Dragon
Level 5

Learnt by breeding

These Pokémon can learn Leech Life as an egg move. Their breeding groups are also shown for reference.

Bellsprout
#069 / Grass · Poison
Grass
Weepinbell
#070 / Grass · Poison
Grass
Victreebel
#071 / Grass · Poison
Grass
Yanma
#193 / Bug · Flying
Bug
Yanmega
#469 / Bug · Flying
Bug