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 Sun & Moon and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

ZubatZubat
#041 / Poison · Flying
Level 31
GolbatGolbat
#042 / Poison · Flying
Level 35
VenonatVenonat
#048 / Bug · Poison
Level 35
VenomothVenomoth
#049 / Bug · Poison
Level 37
CrobatCrobat
#169 / Poison · Flying
Level 35
DewpiderDewpider
#751 / Water · Bug
Level 29
AraquanidAraquanid
#752 / Water · Bug
Level 33
BuzzwoleBuzzwole
#794 / Bug · Fighting
Level 29

Learnt by TM

Alolan SandshrewSandshrew
Alolan Sandshrew
#027 / Ice · Steel
Alolan SandslashSandslash
Alolan Sandslash
#028 / Ice · Steel
ZubatZubat
#041 / Poison · Flying
GolbatGolbat
#042 / Poison · Flying
ParasParas
#046 / Bug · Grass
ParasectParasect
#047 / Bug · Grass
VenonatVenonat
#048 / Bug · Poison
VenomothVenomoth
#049 / Bug · Poison
MewMew
#151 / Psychic
SpinarakSpinarak
#167 / Bug · Poison
AriadosAriados
#168 / Bug · Poison
CrobatCrobat
#169 / Poison · Flying
NincadaNincada
#290 / Bug · Ground
NinjaskNinjask
#291 / Bug · Flying
ShedinjaShedinja
#292 / Bug · Ghost
KricketuneKricketune
#402 / Bug
YanmegaYanmega
#469 / Bug · Flying
JoltikJoltik
#595 / Bug · Electric
GalvantulaGalvantula
#596 / Bug · Electric
ShelmetShelmet
#616 / Bug
AccelgorAccelgor
#617 / Bug
LarvestaLarvesta
#636 / Bug · Fire
VolcaronaVolcarona
#637 / Bug · Fire
NoibatNoibat
#714 / Flying · Dragon
NoivernNoivern
#715 / Flying · Dragon
LittenLitten
#725 / Fire
TorracatTorracat
#726 / Fire
IncineroarIncineroar
#727 / Fire · Dark
CutieflyCutiefly
#742 / Bug · Fairy
RibombeeRibombee
#743 / Bug · Fairy
DewpiderDewpider
#751 / Water · Bug
AraquanidAraquanid
#752 / Water · Bug
FomantisFomantis
#753 / Grass
LurantisLurantis
#754 / Grass
SalanditSalandit
#757 / Poison · Fire
SalazzleSalazzle
#758 / Poison · Fire
WimpodWimpod
#767 / Bug · Water
GolisopodGolisopod
#768 / Bug · Water
MimikyuMimikyu
#778 / Ghost · Fairy
BuzzwoleBuzzwole
#794 / Bug · Fighting

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