Horn Leech (move)

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Move data

Type Grass
Category Physical
Power 75
Accuracy 100
PP 10  (max. 16)
Introduced Generation 5

Effects

Horn Leech 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.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Grassium Z and uses its Z-Power, Horn Leech turns into Bloom Doom and has base power 140.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user drains the target’s energy with its horns. 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 energy with its horns. The user’s HP is restored by half the damage taken by the target.
Sun/Moon The user drains the target’s energy with its horns. The user’s HP is restored by half the damage taken by the target.

Learnt by level up

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

SawsbuckSawsbuck
#586 / Normal · Grass
Level 1
SkiddoSkiddo
#672 / Grass
Level 42
GogoatGogoat
#673 / Grass
Level 47
PhantumpPhantump
#708 / Ghost · Grass
Level 54
TrevenantTrevenant
#709 / Ghost · Grass
Level 1
TrevenantTrevenant
#709 / Ghost · Grass
Level 54
XerneasXerneas
#716 / Fairy
Level 55
Tapu BuluTapu Bulu
#787 / Grass · Fairy
Level 32