Leech Life (move)

Move data

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

Technical/Hidden Machine

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

Zubat
#041 / Poison · Flying
Level 31
Golbat
#042 / Poison · Flying
Level 35
Venonat
#048 / Bug · Poison
Level 35
Venomoth
#049 / Bug · Poison
Level 37
Crobat
#169 / Poison · Flying
Level 35
Dewpider
#751 / Water · Bug
Level 29
Araquanid
#752 / Water · Bug
Level 33
Buzzwole
#794 / Bug · Fighting
Level 29

Learnt by TM

Sandshrew
Alolan Sandshrew
#027 / Ice · Steel
Sandslash
Alolan Sandslash
#028 / Ice · Steel
Paras
#046 / Bug · Grass
Parasect
#047 / Bug · Grass
Venonat
#048 / Bug · Poison
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Ariados
#168 / Bug · Poison
Nincada
#290 / Bug · Ground
Ninjask
#291 / Bug · Flying
Shedinja
#292 / Bug · Ghost
Yanmega
#469 / Bug · Flying
Shelmet
#616 / Bug
Larvesta
#636 / Bug · Fire
Volcarona
#637 / Bug · Fire
Litten
#725 / Fire
Cutiefly
#742 / Bug · Fairy
Ribombee
#743 / Bug · Fairy
Dewpider
#751 / Water · Bug
Wimpod
#767 / Bug · Water

Learnt by breeding

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