Leer (move)

Move data

Type Normal
Category   Status
Power
Accuracy 100
PP 30  (max. 48)
Makes contact? No
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
L.G. Pikachu​/​L.G. Eevee
The user gives opposing Pokémon an intimidating leer that lowers the Defense stat.
Sword​/​Shield 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 Sword & Shield and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Growlithe
#058 / Fire
Level 1
Arcanine
#059 / Fire
Level 1
Machop
#066 / Fighting
Level 1
Machoke
#067 / Fighting
Level 1
Machamp
#068 / Fighting
Level 1
Farfetch'd
#083 / Normal · Flying
Level 5
Farfetch'd
Galarian Farfetch'd
#083 / Fighting
Level 5
Shellder
#090 / Water
Level 12
Cloyster
#091 / Water · Ice
Level 1
Krabby
#098 / Water
Level 1
Kingler
#099 / Water
Level 1
Horsea
#116 / Water
Level 1
Seadra
#117 / Water
Level 1
Scyther
#123 / Bug · Flying
Level 1
Gyarados
#130 / Water · Flying
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
Skarmory
#227 / Steel · Flying
Level 1
Kingdra
#230 / Water · Dragon
Level 1
Larvitar
#246 / Rock · Ground
Level 1
Pupitar
#247 / Rock · Ground
Level 1
Tyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Level 1
Zigzagoon
Galarian Zigzagoon
#263 / Dark · Normal
Level 1
Linoone
Galarian Linoone
#264 / Dark · Normal
Level 1
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Level 1
Electrike
#309 / Electric
Level 4
Manectric
#310 / Electric
Level 1
Carvanha
#318 / Water · Dark
Level 1
Sharpedo
#319 / Water · Dark
Level 1
Corphish
#341 / Water
Level 4
Crawdaunt
#342 / Water · Dark
Level 1
Duskull
#355 / Ghost
Level 1
Dusclops
#356 / Ghost
Level 1
Snorunt
#361 / Ice
Level 5
Glalie
#362 / Ice
Level 1
Shinx
#403 / Electric
Level 1
Luxio
#404 / Electric
Level 1
Luxray
#405 / Electric
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
Gallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
Level 1
Dusknoir
#477 / Ghost
Level 1
Froslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
Level 1
Lillipup
#506 / Normal
Level 1
Herdier
#507 / Normal
Level 1
Stoutland
#508 / Normal
Level 1
Pidove
#519 / Normal · Flying
Level 4
Tranquill
#520 / Normal · Flying
Level 1
Unfezant
#521 / Normal · Flying
Level 1
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
Zorua
#570 / Dark
Level 1
Zoroark
#571 / Dark
Level 1
Karrablast
#588 / Bug
Level 1
Escavalier
#589 / Bug · Steel
Level 1
Axew
#610 / Dragon
Level 1
Fraxure
#611 / Dragon
Level 1
Haxorus
#612 / Dragon
Level 1
Druddigon
#621 / Dragon
Level 1
Pawniard
#624 / Dark · Steel
Level 1
Bisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
Level 1
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 Form
#647 / Water · Fighting
Level 1
Bunnelby
#659 / Normal
Level 1
Diggersby
#660 / Normal · Ground
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
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 1
Jangmo-o
#782 / Dragon
Level 1
Hakamo-o
#783 / Dragon · Fighting
Level 1
Kommo-o
#784 / Dragon · Fighting
Level 1
Rookidee
#821 / Flying
Level 1
Corvisquire
#822 / Flying
Level 1
Corviknight
#823 / Flying · Steel
Level 1
Toxtricity
Low Key Form
#849 / Electric · Poison
Level 1
Toxtricity
Amped Form
#849 / Electric · Poison
Level 1
Clobbopus
#852 / Fighting
Level 1
Grapploct
#853 / Fighting
Level 1
Obstagoon
#862 / Dark · Normal
Level 1
Sirfetch'd
#865 / Fighting
Level 1
Morpeko
Full Belly Mode
#877 / Electric · Dark
Level 5
Duraludon
#884 / Steel · Dragon
Level 1
Kubfu
#891 / Fighting
Level 1
Urshifu
Single Strike Style
#892 / Fighting · Dark
Level 1
Urshifu
Rapid Strike Style
#892 / Fighting · Water
Level 1
Zarude
#893 / Dark · Grass
Level 6

Learnt by breeding

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

Marowak
Alolan Marowak
#105 / Fire · Ghost
Monster