Leech Life (move)

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Move data

Type Bug
Category Physical
Power 80
Accuracy 100
PP 10  (max. 16)
Introduced Generation 1

Technical/Hidden Machine

Sun/Moon TM28

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.

Changes

In Generations 1-6, Leech Life has base power 20 and 15 PP.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Buginium Z and uses its Z-Power, Leech Life turns into Savage Spin-Out and has base power 160.

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
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire
The user drains the target’s blood. The user’s HP is restored by half the damage taken by the target.
Sun/Moon 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 Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

ZubatZubat
#041 / Poison · Flying
Level 1
GolbatGolbat
#042 / Poison · Flying
Level 1
ParasParas
#046 / Bug · Grass
Level 11
ParasectParasect
#047 / Bug · Grass
Level 1
ParasectParasect
#047 / Bug · Grass
Level 11
VenonatVenonat
#048 / Bug · Poison
Level 17
VenomothVenomoth
#049 / Bug · Poison
Level 17
SpinarakSpinarak
#167 / Bug · Poison
Level 12
AriadosAriados
#168 / Bug · Poison
Level 12
CrobatCrobat
#169 / Poison · Flying
Level 1
NincadaNincada
#290 / Bug · Ground
Level 5
NinjaskNinjask
#291 / Bug · Flying
Level 1
NinjaskNinjask
#291 / Bug · Flying
Level 5
ShedinjaShedinja
#292 / Bug · Ghost
Level 5
KricketuneKricketune
#402 / Bug
Level 14
JoltikJoltik
#595 / Bug · Electric
Level 1
GalvantulaGalvantula
#596 / Bug · Electric
Level 1
ShelmetShelmet
#616 / Bug
Level 1
AccelgorAccelgor
#617 / Bug
Level 1
LarvestaLarvesta
#636 / Bug · Fire
Level 10
VolcaronaVolcarona
#637 / Bug · Fire
Level 1
VolcaronaVolcarona
#637 / Bug · Fire
Level 10
NoibatNoibat
#714 / Flying · Dragon
Level 5
NoivernNoivern
#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.

BellsproutBellsprout
#069 / Grass · Poison
Grass
WeepinbellWeepinbell
#070 / Grass · Poison
Grass
VictreebelVictreebel
#071 / Grass · Poison
Grass
YanmaYanma
#193 / Bug · Flying
Bug
YanmegaYanmega
#469 / Bug · Flying
Bug