Horn Leech (move)
| Horn Leech|
ウッドホーン Wood Horn
Horn Leech (Japanese: ウッドホーン Wood Horn) is a damage-dealing Grass-type move introduced in Generation V. Prior to Generation VI, it was Sawsbuck's signature move. It is considered to be a physical version of Giga Drain.
Horn Leech will inflict damage on the target and ½ of the damage dealt will be restored to the user as HP.
When used on a Pokémon with the Liquid Ooze Ability, the user will lose the amount of HP it would have gained instead.
If the user has a Big Root as its held item, it will recover 30% more HP than it normally would. Big Root does not increase damage dealt.
Horn Leech cannot be used if the user is under the effects of Heal Block.
By leveling up
|Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.|
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
In the anime
|The user absorbs the opponent's health after charging at it with its horns.|
|User||First Used In||Notes|
|Sawsbuck||Sawsbuck lowers its head and its horns become surrounded in orange. Its horns then start to glow gold and it charges at the opponent with its horns pointed at it.|
|Burgundy's Sawsbuck||A Connoisseur's Revenge!||Debut|
|Gogoat||Gogoat lowers its head and its horns start to glow green. It then fires two green beams from its horns at the opponent. When the attack hits the opponent, sparkling green orbs of energy fly out of the opponent and into Gogoat, draining the opponent's energy.|
|Ramos's Gogoat||The Green, Green Grass Types of Home!||None|
In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
|The user attacks the opponent with its horns.|
|User||First Chapter Used In||Notes|
|Gogoat||Gogoat headbutts the opponent with its horns.|
|Xerneas||Xerneas swings it head at the opponent, slashing them with its horns in the process.|
In other generations
In other languages
|Variations of the move Giga Drain|
|This article is part of Project Moves and Abilities, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on two related aspects of the Pokémon games.|