Leer (move)

Move data

Type Normal
Category   Status
Power
Accuracy 100
PP 30  (max. 48)
Introduced Generation 1

Effects

Leer lowers the target's Defense by one stage.

Stats can be lowered to a minimum of -6 stages each.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Normalium Z and uses its Z-Power, Leer turns into Z-Leer and raises Attack one stage, in addition to its usual effect as above.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets all adjacent foes.

Other languages

English Leer
Japanese にらみつける (Niramitsukeru)
German Silberblick
French Groz'Yeux
Italian Fulmisguardo
Spanish Malicioso

Game descriptions

Gold​/​Silver
Crystal
Reduces the foe's DEFENSE.
Ruby​/​Sapphire
Emerald
Frightens the foe with a leer to lower DEFENSE.
FireRed​/​LeafGreen The foe is given an intimidating look that lowers its DEFENSE stat.
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
The foe is given an intimidating leer with sharp eyes. The target’s Defense stat is reduced.
Black​/​White The opposing team gains an intimidating leer with sharp eyes. The opposing team’s Defense stats are reduced.
Black 2​/​White 2 The user gains an intimidating leer with sharp eyes. The opposing team’s Defense stats are reduced.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The user gives opposing Pokémon an intimidating leer that lowers the Defense stat.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The user gives opposing Pokémon an intimidating leer that lowers the Defense stat.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Leer 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.

Spearow
#021 / Normal · Flying
Level 4
Fearow
#022 / Normal · Flying
Level 1
Fearow
#022 / Normal · Flying
Level 4
Ekans
#023 / Poison
Level 1
Arbok
#024 / Poison
Level 1
Nidoran♂
#032 / Poison
Level 1
Nidorino
#033 / Poison
Level 1
Mankey
#056 / Fighting
Level 1
Primeape
#057 / Fighting
Level 1
Growlithe
#058 / Fire
Level 8
Machop
#066 / Fighting
Level 1
Machoke
#067 / Fighting
Level 1
Machamp
#068 / Fighting
Level 1
Farfetch'd
#083 / Normal · Flying
Level 1
Shellder
#090 / Water
Level 20
Krabby
#098 / Water
Level 9
Kingler
#099 / Water
Level 1
Kingler
#099 / Water
Level 9
Cubone
#104 / Ground
Level 13
Marowak
#105 / Ground
Level 13
Marowak
Alolan Marowak
#105 / Fire · Ghost
Level 13
Kangaskhan
#115 / Normal
Level 1
Horsea
#116 / Water
Level 9
Seadra
#117 / Water
Level 1
Seadra
#117 / Water
Level 9
Scyther
#123 / Bug · Flying
Level 1
Electabuzz
#125 / Electric
Level 1
Magmar
#126 / Fire
Level 1
Gyarados
#130 / Water · Flying
Level 21
Omanyte
#138 / Rock · Water
Level 19
Omastar
#139 / Rock · Water
Level 19
Kabuto
#140 / Rock · Water
Level 11
Kabutops
#141 / Rock · Water
Level 1
Kabutops
#141 / Rock · Water
Level 11
Dratini
#147 / Dragon
Level 1
Dragonair
#148 / Dragon
Level 1
Dragonite
#149 / Dragon · Flying
Level 1
Cyndaquil
#155 / Fire
Level 1
Quilava
#156 / Fire
Level 1
Typhlosion
#157 / Fire
Level 1
Totodile
#158 / Water
Level 1
Croconaw
#159 / Water
Level 1
Feraligatr
#160 / Water
Level 1
Natu
#177 / Psychic · Flying
Level 1
Xatu
#178 / Psychic · Flying
Level 1
Scizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
Level 1
Heracross
#214 / Bug · Fighting
Level 1
Sneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Level 1
Ursaring
#217 / Normal
Level 1
Skarmory
#227 / Steel · Flying
Level 1
Houndour
#228 / Dark · Fire
Level 1
Houndoom
#229 / Dark · Fire
Level 1
Kingdra
#230 / Water · Dragon
Level 1
Kingdra
#230 / Water · Dragon
Level 9
Stantler
#234 / Normal
Level 3
Elekid
#239 / Electric
Level 1
Magby
#240 / Fire
Level 1
Raikou
#243 / Electric
Level 1
Entei
#244 / Fire
Level 1
Suicune
#245 / Water
Level 1
Larvitar
#246 / Rock · Ground
Level 1
Pupitar
#247 / Rock · Ground
Level 1
Tyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Level 1
Treecko
#252 / Grass
Level 1
Grovyle
#253 / Grass
Level 1
Sceptile
#254 / Grass
Level 1
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Level 1
Electrike
#309 / Electric
Level 4
Manectric
#310 / Electric
Level 1
Manectric
#310 / Electric
Level 4
Carvanha
#318 / Water · Dark
Level 1
Sharpedo
#319 / Water · Dark
Level 1
Cacnea
#331 / Grass
Level 1
Cacturne
#332 / Grass · Dark
Level 1
Zangoose
#335 / Normal
Level 1
Corphish
#341 / Water
Level 10
Crawdaunt
#342 / Water · Dark
Level 1
Crawdaunt
#342 / Water · Dark
Level 10
Duskull
#355 / Ghost
Level 1
Dusclops
#356 / Ghost
Level 1
Tropius
#357 / Grass · Flying
Level 1
Absol
#359 / Dark
Level 1
Absol
#359 / Dark
Level 4
Snorunt
#361 / Ice
Level 1
Glalie
#362 / Ice
Level 1
Bagon
#371 / Dragon
Level 7
Shelgon
#372 / Dragon
Level 1
Shelgon
#372 / Dragon
Level 7
Salamence
#373 / Dragon · Flying
Level 1
Salamence
#373 / Dragon · Flying
Level 7
Deoxys
Normal Forme
#386 / Psychic
Level 1
Deoxys
Attack Forme
#386 / Psychic
Level 1
Deoxys
Defense Forme
#386 / Psychic
Level 1
Deoxys
Speed Forme
#386 / Psychic
Level 1
Chimchar
#390 / Fire
Level 1
Monferno
#391 / Fire · Fighting
Level 1
Infernape
#392 / Fire · Fighting
Level 1
Shinx
#403 / Electric
Level 5
Luxio
#404 / Electric
Level 1
Luxio
#404 / Electric
Level 5
Luxray
#405 / Electric
Level 1
Luxray
#405 / Electric
Level 5
Cranidos
#408 / Rock
Level 1
Rampardos
#409 / Rock
Level 1
Skorupi
#451 / Poison · Bug
Level 1
Drapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
Level 1
Snover
#459 / Grass · Ice
Level 1
Abomasnow
#460 / Grass · Ice
Level 1
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Level 1
Electivire
#466 / Electric
Level 1
Magmortar
#467 / Fire
Level 1
Gallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
Level 1
Dusknoir
#477 / Ghost
Level 1
Froslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
Level 1
Heatran
#485 / Fire · Steel
Level 9
Snivy
#495 / Grass
Level 4
Servine
#496 / Grass
Level 1
Servine
#496 / Grass
Level 4
Serperior
#497 / Grass
Level 1
Serperior
#497 / Grass
Level 4
Patrat
#504 / Normal
Level 3
Watchog
#505 / Normal
Level 1
Watchog
#505 / Normal
Level 3
Lillipup
#506 / Normal
Level 1
Herdier
#507 / Normal
Level 1
Stoutland
#508 / Normal
Level 1
Pansage
#511 / Grass
Level 4
Simisage
#512 / Grass
Level 1
Pansear
#513 / Fire
Level 4
Simisear
#514 / Fire
Level 1
Panpour
#515 / Water
Level 4
Simipour
#516 / Water
Level 1
Pidove
#519 / Normal · Flying
Level 8
Tranquill
#520 / Normal · Flying
Level 1
Tranquill
#520 / Normal · Flying
Level 8
Unfezant
#521 / Normal · Flying
Level 1
Unfezant
#521 / Normal · Flying
Level 8
Timburr
#532 / Fighting
Level 1
Gurdurr
#533 / Fighting
Level 1
Conkeldurr
#534 / Fighting
Level 1
Throh
#538 / Fighting
Level 1
Sawk
#539 / Fighting
Level 1
Sandile
#551 / Ground · Dark
Level 1
Krokorok
#552 / Ground · Dark
Level 1
Krookodile
#553 / Ground · Dark
Level 1
Scraggy
#559 / Dark · Fighting
Level 1
Scrafty
#560 / Dark · Fighting
Level 1
Archen
#566 / Rock · Flying
Level 1
Archeops
#567 / Rock · Flying
Level 1
Zorua
#570 / Dark
Level 1
Zoroark
#571 / Dark
Level 1
Karrablast
#588 / Bug
Level 4
Escavalier
#589 / Bug · Steel
Level 1
Escavalier
#589 / Bug · Steel
Level 4
Axew
#610 / Dragon
Level 4
Fraxure
#611 / Dragon
Level 1
Fraxure
#611 / Dragon
Level 4
Haxorus
#612 / Dragon
Level 1
Haxorus
#612 / Dragon
Level 4
Druddigon
#621 / Dragon
Level 1
Pawniard
#624 / Dark · Steel
Level 6
Bisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
Level 1
Bisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
Level 6
Bouffalant
#626 / Normal
Level 1
Rufflet
#627 / Normal · Flying
Level 1
Braviary
#628 / Normal · Flying
Level 1
Vullaby
#629 / Dark · Flying
Level 1
Mandibuzz
#630 / Dark · Flying
Level 1
Cobalion
#638 / Steel · Fighting
Level 1
Terrakion
#639 / Rock · Fighting
Level 1
Virizion
#640 / Grass · Fighting
Level 1
Keldeo
Ordinary Forme
#647 / Water · Fighting
Level 1
Bunnelby
#659 / Normal
Level 1
Diggersby
#660 / Normal · Ground
Level 1
Litleo
#667 / Fire · Normal
Level 1
Pyroar
#668 / Fire · Normal
Level 1
Pancham
#674 / Fighting
Level 1
Pangoro
#675 / Fighting · Dark
Level 1
Espurr
#677 / Psychic
Level 1
Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Level 1
Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
Level 1
Litten
#725 / Fire
Level 11
Torracat
#726 / Fire
Level 11
Incineroar
#727 / Fire · Dark
Level 11
Yungoos
#734 / Normal
Level 3
Gumshoos
#735 / Normal
Level 1
Gumshoos
#735 / Normal
Level 3
Crabrawler
#739 / Fighting
Level 9
Crabominable
#740 / Fighting · Ice
Level 1
Crabominable
#740 / Fighting · Ice
Level 9
Rockruff
#744 / Rock
Level 1
Rockruff
Own Tempo Rockruff
#744 / Rock
Level 1
Lycanroc
Midday Form
#745 / Rock
Level 1
Lycanroc
Midnight Form
#745 / Rock
Level 1
Lycanroc
Dusk Form
#745 / Rock
Level 1
Stufful
#759 / Normal · Fighting
Level 1
Bewear
#760 / Normal · Fighting
Level 1
Passimian
#766 / Fighting
Level 4
Jangmo-o
#782 / Dragon
Level 5
Hakamo-o
#783 / Dragon · Fighting
Level 1
Hakamo-o
#783 / Dragon · Fighting
Level 5
Kommo-o
#784 / Dragon · Fighting
Level 1
Kommo-o
#784 / Dragon · Fighting
Level 5
Pheromosa
#795 / Bug · Fighting
Level 1

Learnt by breeding

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

Learnt in previous generations only

These Pokémon can only learn Leer in previous games; check the respective Pokédex pages for full details.

Charmander
#004 / Fire
Gen 1 — Level up
Charmeleon
#005 / Fire
Gen 1 — Level up
Charizard
#006 / Fire · Flying
Gen 1 — Level up
Rhyhorn
#111 / Ground · Rock
Gen 1 — Level up
Rhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
Gen 1 — Level up
Tauros
#128 / Normal
Gen 1 — Level up
Flareon
#136 / Fire
Gen 3 — Level up
Moltres
#146 / Fire · Flying
Gen 1 — Level up
Snubbull
#209 / Fairy
Gen 2 — Breeding
Granbull
#210 / Fairy
Gen 2 — Breeding
Teddiursa
#216 / Normal
Gen 5 — Level up