Leech Life (move)

Move data

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

Machine/Record

Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
TM28
Sword​/​Shield TR18

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 Pokémon 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 Pokémon.

Other languages

English Leech Life
Japanese きゅうけつ (Kyūketsu)
German Blutsauger
French Vampirisme
Italian Sanguisuga
Spanish Chupavidas

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
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
L.G. Pikachu​/​L.G. Eevee
The user drains the target’s blood. The user’s HP is restored by half the damage taken by the target.
Sword​/​Shield 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 Sword & Shield and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Zubat
#041 / Poison · Flying
Level 55
Golbat
#042 / Poison · Flying
Level 69
Kabuto
#140 / Rock · Water
Level 45
Kabutops
#141 / Rock · Water
Level 49
Crobat
#169 / Poison · Flying
Level 69
Larvesta
#636 / Bug · Fire
Level 36
Volcarona
#637 / Bug · Fire
Level 36
Dewpider
#751 / Water · Bug
Level 44
Araquanid
#752 / Water · Bug
Level 56

Learnt by TR

Sandshrew
Alolan Sandshrew
#027 / Ice · Steel
Sandslash
Alolan Sandslash
#028 / Ice · Steel
Zubat
#041 / Poison · Flying
Golbat
#042 / Poison · Flying
Kabuto
#140 / Rock · Water
Kabutops
#141 / Rock · Water
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Crobat
#169 / Poison · Flying
Nincada
#290 / Bug · Ground
Ninjask
#291 / Bug · Flying
Shedinja
#292 / Bug · Ghost
Drapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
Joltik
#595 / Bug · Electric
Shelmet
#616 / Bug
Accelgor
#617 / Bug
Larvesta
#636 / Bug · Fire
Volcarona
#637 / Bug · Fire
Genesect
#649 / Bug · Steel
Noibat
#714 / Flying · Dragon
Litten
#725 / Fire
Torracat
#726 / Fire
Incineroar
#727 / Fire · Dark
Cutiefly
#742 / Bug · Fairy
Ribombee
#743 / Bug · Fairy
Dewpider
#751 / Water · Bug
Araquanid
#752 / Water · Bug
Salandit
#757 / Poison · Fire
Salazzle
#758 / Poison · Fire
Wimpod
#767 / Bug · Water
Golisopod
#768 / Bug · Water
Mimikyu
#778 / Ghost · Fairy
Dottler
#825 / Bug · Psychic
Orbeetle
#826 / Bug · Psychic
Sizzlipede
#850 / Fire · Bug
Centiskorch
#851 / Fire · Bug
Impidimp
#859 / Dark · Fairy
Morgrem
#860 / Dark · Fairy
Cursola
#864 / Ghost
Frosmoth
#873 / Ice · Bug