Strength Sap (move)

Move data

Type Grass
Category   Status
Power
Accuracy 100
PP 10  (max. 16)
Makes contact? No
Introduced Generation 7

Effects

The user restores its HP by the same amount as the target's Attack stat. It also lowers the target's Attack stat. (100% chance)

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Grassium Z and uses its Z-Power, Strength Sap turns into Z-Strength Sap and raises Defense one stage, in addition to its usual effect as above.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokémon.

Other languages

English Strength Sap
Japanese ちからをすいとる (Chikara o Suitoru)
German Kraftabsorber
French Vol-Force
Italian Assorbiforza
Spanish Absorbefuerza

Game descriptions

Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The user restores its HP by the same amount as the target’s Attack stat. It also lowers the target’s Attack stat.
Sword​/​Shield The user restores its HP by the same amount as the target’s Attack stat. It also lowers the target’s Attack stat.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Strength Sap 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.

Corsola
Galarian Corsola
#222 / Ghost
Level 35
Drifblim
#426 / Ghost · Flying
Level 1
Morelull
#755 / Grass · Fairy
Level 25
Shiinotic
#756 / Grass · Fairy
Level 27
Polteageist
#855 / Ghost
Level 1
Cursola
#864 / Ghost
Level 35

Learnt by breeding

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