Nuzleaf

Nuzleaf is a Grass/Dark type Pokémon introduced in Generation 3. It is known as the Wily Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 274
Type Grass Dark
Species Wily Pokémon
Height 1.0 m (3′03″)
Weight 28.0 kg (61.7 lbs)
Abilities 1. Chlorophyll
2. Early Bird
Pickpocket (hidden ability)
Local № 023 (Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald)
023 (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)
040 (Sword/Shield)

Training

EV yield 2 Attack
Catch rate 120 (15.7% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 119
Growth Rate Medium Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Field, Grass
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 15 (3,599–3,855 steps)

Base stats

HP 70
250 344
Attack 70
130 262
Defense 40
76 196
Sp. Atk 60
112 240
Sp. Def 40
76 196
Speed 60
112 240
Total 340 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Nuzleaf.

Evolution chart

(Level 14) (use Leaf Stone)

Nuzleaf changes

Pokédex entries

Ruby NUZLEAF live in densely overgrown forests. They occasionally venture out of the forest to startle people. This POKéMON dislikes having its long nose pinched.
Sapphire This POKéMON pulls out the leaf on its head and makes a flute with it. The sound of NUZLEAF’s flute strikes fear and uncertainty in the hearts of people lost in a forest.
FireRed
LeafGreen
They live in holes bored in large trees. The sound of NUZLEAF’s grass flute fills listeners with dread.
Emerald A forest-dwelling POKéMON that is skilled at climbing trees. Its long and pointed nose is its weak point. It loses power if the nose is gripped.
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
The sound of its grass flute makes its listeners uneasy. It lives deep in forests.
HeartGold
SoulSilver
It lives deep in forests. With the leaf on its head, it makes a flute whose song makes listeners uneasy.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
The sound of its grass flute makes its listeners uneasy. It lives deep in forests.
X The sound of its grass flute makes its listeners uneasy. It lives deep in forests.
Y It lives deep in forests. With the leaf on its head, it makes a flute whose song makes listeners uneasy.
Omega Ruby Nuzleaf live in densely overgrown forests. They occasionally venture out of the forest to startle people. This Pokémon dislikes having its long nose pinched.
Alpha Sapphire This Pokémon pulls out the leaf on its head and makes a flute with it. The sound of Nuzleaf’s flute strikes fear and uncertainty in the hearts of people lost in a forest.
Sword It lives deep in forests. With the leaf on its head, it makes a flute whose song makes listeners uneasy.
Shield They live in holes bored in large trees. The sound of Nuzleaf’s grass flute fills listeners with dread.

Moves learned by Nuzleaf

Moves learnt by level up

Nuzleaf learns the following moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AbsorbGrassSpecial 20 100
1Air CutterFlyingSpecial 60 95
1AstonishGhostPhysical 30 100
1ExplosionNormalPhysical 250 100
1Fake OutNormalPhysical 40 100
1HardenNormalStatus
1Razor LeafGrassPhysical 55 95
1SwaggerNormalStatus 85
1SynthesisGrassStatus
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
1TormentDarkStatus 100
9GrowthNormalStatus
12RolloutRockPhysical 30 90
18Mega DrainGrassSpecial 40 100
24PaybackDarkPhysical 50 100
30Nature PowerNormalStatus
36Sunny DayFireStatus
43ExtrasensoryPsychicSpecial 80 100
50Sucker PunchDarkPhysical 70 100
57Leaf BladeGrassPhysical 90 100

Moves learnt on evolution

Nuzleaf learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Sword & Shield (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Razor LeafGrassPhysical 55 95

Egg moves

Nuzleaf learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sword & Shield. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Nuzleaf egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
DefogFlyingStatus
Leech SeedGrassStatus 90
Night SlashDarkPhysical 70 100
Quick AttackNormalPhysical 40 100
Take DownNormalPhysical 90 85
Worry SeedGrassStatus 100

Move Tutor moves

Nuzleaf can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Sword & Shield from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Grassy GlideGrassPhysical 70 100
Lash OutDarkPhysical 75 100

Moves learnt by TM

Nuzleaf is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by TR

Nuzleaf is compatible with these Technical Records in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by level up

Nuzleaf learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1PoundNormalPhysical 40 100
1Razor LeafGrassPhysical 55 95
3HardenNormalStatus
6GrowthNormalStatus
9TormentDarkStatus 100
12Fake OutNormalPhysical 40 100
16Nature PowerNormalStatus
20Razor WindNormalSpecial 80 100
24Feint AttackDarkPhysical 60
28Leaf BladeGrassPhysical 90 100
32SwaggerNormalStatus 85
36ExtrasensoryPsychicSpecial 80 100

Moves learnt on evolution

Nuzleaf learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Razor LeafGrassPhysical 55 95

Egg moves

Nuzleaf learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Nuzleaf egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
AmnesiaPsychicStatus
Beat UpDarkPhysical 100
Bullet SeedGrassPhysical 25 100
DefogFlyingStatus
Foul PlayDarkPhysical 95 100
Grassy TerrainGrassStatus
Leech SeedGrassStatus 90
Nasty PlotDarkStatus
Power SwapPsychicStatus
Quick AttackNormalPhysical 40 100
Razor WindNormalSpecial 80 100
Take DownNormalPhysical 90 85
Worry SeedGrassStatus 100

Move Tutor moves

Nuzleaf can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
DefogFlyingStatus
Foul PlayDarkPhysical 95 100
Giga DrainGrassSpecial 75 100
Low KickFightingPhysical 100
Seed BombGrassPhysical 80 100
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
SpiteGhostStatus 100
SynthesisGrassStatus
Worry SeedGrassStatus 100

Pre-evolution moves

These moves can only be learned in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon by a previous evolution of Nuzleaf. Check the respective Pokédex for the exact details.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
BideNormalPhysical Level up
ExplosionNormalPhysical 250 100 Level up
Sunny DayFireStatus Level up
SynthesisGrassStatus Level up

Moves learnt by TM

Nuzleaf is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

Transfer-only moves

Nuzleaf can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Body SlamNormalPhysical 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Defense CurlNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega KickNormalPhysical 120 75 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormalStatus 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormalStatus Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormalPhysical 100 Generation 4 — TM
Fury CutterBugPhysical 40 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
RolloutRockPhysical 30 90 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormalSpecial 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGroundPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
FlashNormalStatus 100 Generation 6 — TM
Power-Up PunchFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
RetaliateNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormalPhysical 50 95 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormalPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Nuzleaf sprites

Type Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Nuzleaf  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Nuzleaf  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Nuzleaf  sprite from Black & White Nuzleaf  sprite from X & Y Nuzleaf  sprite from Sword & Shield
Shiny Nuzleaf Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Nuzleaf Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Nuzleaf Shiny sprite from Black & White Nuzleaf Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Nuzleaf

Ruby Route 114
Sapphire
FireRed
LeafGreen
Trade/migrate from another game
Emerald Route 114
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Route 210, 229
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Evolve Seedot
Black Trade/migrate from another game
White Evolve Seedot
Black 2
White 2
Nature Sanctuary, Nature Preserve
X
Y
Trade/migrate from another game
Omega Ruby Route 114
Alpha Sapphire Trade/migrate from another game
Sun
Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Ultra Space Wilds
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword Route 5, Rolling Fields, South Lake Miloch, Dappled Grove, Giant's Cap, Giant's Seat
Shield Location data not yet available

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Nuzleaf
Japanese コノハナ (Konohana)
German Blanas
French Pifeuil

Name origin

nuzzle
to burrow with the nose
leaf
plant foliage