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Leer (move)

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Leer
にらみつける Glare
Leer.png
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Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  30 (max. 48)
Power  —
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects all adjacent foes, but not allies
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Cool
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jam  0  
Temporarily stops the crowd from growing excited.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Prevents the Voltage from going down in the same turn.

Leer (Japanese: にらみつける Glare) is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation I.

Effect

Leer decreases the target's Defense stat by one stage.

Leer hits both opponents in a Double Battle. In a Triple Battle, Leer will only hit opposing adjacent Pokémon.

Description

Games Description
StadStad2 A technique that lowers the target's Defense. Useful against tough, armored Pokémon.
GSC Reduces the foe's Defense.
RSEColo.XD Frightens the foe with a leer to lower Defense.
FRLG The foe is given an intimidating look that lowers its Defense stat.
PMDRB Lowers the target's Defense by one level.
DPPtHGSS The foe is given an intimidating leer with sharp eyes. The target's Defense stat is reduced.
PMDTDS Reduces the target's Defense by 1 level.
BW The opposing team gains an intimidating leer with sharp eyes. The opposing team's Defense stats are reduced.
B2W2 The user gains an intimidating leer with sharp eyes. The opposing team's Defense stats are reduced.
XY The user gives opposing Pokémon an intimidating leer that lowers the Defense stat.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
004 Charmander Charmander Fire Fire 15          
005 Charmeleon Charmeleon Fire Fire 15          
006 Charizard Charizard Fire Flying --, 15          
021 Spearow Spearow Normal Flying 9 7 7 5 5 5
022 Fearow Fearow Normal Flying --, 9 --, 7 --, 7 --, 5 --, 5 --, 5
023 Ekans Ekans Poison Poison -- -- -- -- -- --
024 Arbok Arbok Poison Poison -- -- -- -- -- --
032 Nidoran♂ Nidoran♂ Poison Poison -- -- -- -- -- --
033 Nidorino Nidorino Poison Poison -- -- -- -- -- --
056 Mankey Mankey Fighting Fighting -- -- -- -- -- --
057 Primeape Primeape Fighting Fighting -- -- -- -- -- --
058 Growlithe Growlithe Fire Fire 23 18 13 9 9 8 8
059 Arcanine Arcanine Fire Fire -- --       '
066 Machop Machop Fighting Fighting 25 -- -- -- -- --
067 Machoke Machoke Fighting Fighting --, 25 -- -- -- -- --
068 Machamp Machamp Fighting Fighting --, 25 -- -- -- -- --
083 Farfetch'd Farfetch'd Normal Flying 9 13 -- -- -- --
090 Shellder Shellder Water Water 39 33 33 36 20 20 20
098 Krabby Krabby Water Water -- 5 5 9 9 9
099 Kingler Kingler Water Water -- --, 5 --, 5 9 --, 9 --, 9
104 Cubone Cubone Ground Ground 25 17 17 13 13 13
105 Marowak Marowak Ground Ground --, 25 17 17 13 13 13
111 Rhyhorn Rhyhorn Ground Rock 50          
112 Rhydon Rhydon Ground Rock 55          
115 Kangaskhan Kangaskhan Normal Normal 41 7 -- -- -- --
116 Horsea Horsea Water Water 24 15 15 8 8 8
117 Seadra Seadra Water Water --, 24 --, 15 --, 15 --, 8 --, 8 --, 8
123 Scyther Scyther Bug Flying -- 17 -- -- -- -- --
125 Electabuzz Electabuzz Electric Electric -- -- -- -- -- --
126 Magmar Magmar Fire Fire 36 --, 7 --, 7 -- -- --
128 Tauros Tauros Normal Normal 35          
130 Gyarados Gyarados Water Flying --, 32 32 30 30 26 26 26
136 Flareon Flareon Fire Fire 42 47 47 47      
138 Omanyte Omanyte Rock Water 39 31 31 19 19 19
139 Omastar Omastar Rock Water --, 39 31 31 19 19 19
140 Kabuto Kabuto Rock Water 44 19 19 11 11 11
141 Kabutops Kabutops Rock Water 46 19 19 --, 19 11 --, 11 --, 11 --, 11
146 Moltres Moltres Fire Flying 51          
147 Dratini Dratini Dragon Dragon -- -- -- -- -- --
148 Dragonair Dragonair Dragon Dragon -- -- -- -- -- --
149 Dragonite Dragonite Dragon Flying -- -- -- -- -- --
155 Cyndaquil Cyndaquil Fire Fire   -- -- -- -- --
156 Quilava Quilava Fire Fire   -- -- -- -- --
157 Typhlosion Typhlosion Fire Fire   -- -- -- -- --
158 Totodile Totodile Water Water   -- -- -- -- --
159 Croconaw Croconaw Water Water   -- -- -- -- --
160 Feraligatr Feraligatr Water Water   -- -- -- -- --
177 Natu Natu Psychic Flying   -- -- -- -- --
178 Xatu Xatu Psychic Flying   -- -- -- -- --
212 Scizor Scizor Bug Steel   -- -- -- -- --
214 Heracross Heracross Bug Fighting   -- -- -- -- --
215 Sneasel Sneasel Dark Ice   -- -- -- -- --
216 Teddiursa Teddiursa Normal Normal   -- -- -- --  
217 Ursaring Ursaring Normal Normal   -- -- -- -- --
227 Skarmory Skarmory Steel Flying   -- -- -- -- --
228 Houndour Houndour Dark Fire   -- -- -- -- --
229 Houndoom Houndoom Dark Fire   -- -- -- -- --
230 Kingdra Kingdra Water Dragon   --, 15 --, 15 --, 8 --, 8 --, 8
234 Stantler Stantler Normal Normal   8 7 3 3 3
239 Elekid Elekid Electric Electric   -- -- -- -- --
240 Magby Magby Fire Fire   7 7 7 7 -- --
243 Raikou Raikou Electric Electric   -- -- -- -- --
244 Entei Entei Fire Fire   -- -- -- -- --
245 Suicune Suicune Water Water   -- -- -- -- --
246 Larvitar Larvitar Rock Ground   -- -- -- -- --
247 Pupitar Pupitar Rock Ground   -- -- -- -- --
248 Tyranitar Tyranitar Rock Dark   -- -- -- -- --
252 Treecko Treecko Grass Grass     -- -- -- --
253 Grovyle Grovyle Grass Grass     -- -- -- --
254 Sceptile Sceptile Grass Grass     -- -- -- --
302 Sableye Sableye Dark Ghost     -- -- -- --
309 Electrike Electrike Electric Electric     9 9 9 9
310 Manectric Manectric Electric Electric     --, 9 --, 9 --, 9 --, 9
318 Carvanha Carvanha Water Dark     -- -- -- --
319 Sharpedo Sharpedo Water Dark     -- -- -- --
331 Cacnea Cacnea Grass Grass     -- -- -- --
332 Cacturne Cacturne Grass Dark     -- -- -- --
335 Zangoose Zangoose Normal Normal     4 -- -- --
341 Corphish Corphish Water Water     13 13 13 13
342 Crawdaunt Crawdaunt Water Dark     --, 13 --, 13 --, 13 --, 13
355 Duskull Duskull Ghost Ghost     -- -- -- --
356 Dusclops Dusclops Ghost Ghost     -- -- -- --
357 Tropius Tropius Grass Flying     -- -- -- --
359 Absol Absol Dark Dark     5 4 4 4
361 Snorunt Snorunt Ice Ice     -- -- -- --
362 Glalie Glalie Ice Ice     -- -- -- --
371 Bagon Bagon Dragon Dragon     9 10 10 10
372 Shelgon Shelgon Dragon Dragon     --, 9 --, 10 --, 10 --, 10
373 Salamence Salamence Dragon Flying     --, 9 --, 10 --, 10 --, 10
386 Deoxys Deoxys Psychic Psychic     -- -- -- --
390 Chimchar Chimchar Fire Fire       -- -- --
391 Monferno Monferno Fire Fighting       -- -- --
392 Infernape Infernape Fire Fighting       -- -- --
403 Shinx Shinx Electric Electric       5 5 5
404 Luxio Luxio Electric Electric       5 --, 5 --, 5
405 Luxray Luxray Electric Electric       --, 5 --, 5 --, 5
408 Cranidos Cranidos Rock Rock       -- -- --
409 Rampardos Rampardos Rock Rock       -- -- --
451 Skorupi Skorupi Poison Bug       6 -- -- --
452 Drapion Drapion Poison Dark       --, 6 -- -- --
459 Snover Snover Grass Ice       -- -- --
460 Abomasnow Abomasnow Grass Ice       -- -- --
461 Weavile Weavile Dark Ice       -- -- --
466 Electivire Electivire Electric Electric       -- -- --
467 Magmortar Magmortar Fire Fire       -- -- --
475 Gallade Gallade Psychic Fighting       -- -- --
477 Dusknoir Dusknoir Ghost Ghost       -- -- --
478 Froslass Froslass Ice Ghost       -- -- --
485 Heatran Heatran Fire Steel       9 9 9
495 Snivy Snivy Grass Grass         4 4
496 Servine Servine Grass Grass         --, 4 --, 4
497 Serperior Serperior Grass Grass         --, 4 --, 4
504 Patrat Patrat Normal Normal         3 3
505 Watchog Watchog Normal Normal         --, 3 --, 3
506 Lillipup Lillipup Normal Normal         -- --
507 Herdier Herdier Normal Normal         -- --
508 Stoutland Stoutland Normal Normal         -- --
511 Pansage Pansage Grass Grass         4 4
512 Simisage Simisage Grass Grass         -- --
513 Pansear Pansear Fire Fire         4 4
514 Simisear Simisear Fire Fire         -- --
515 Panpour Panpour Water Water         4 4
516 Simipour Simipour Water Water         -- --
519 Pidove Pidove Normal Flying         8 8
520 Tranquill Tranquill Normal Flying         --, 8 --, 8
521 Unfezant Unfezant Normal Flying         --, 8 --, 8
532 Timburr Timburr Fighting Fighting         -- --
533 Gurdurr Gurdurr Fighting Fighting         -- --
534 Conkeldurr Conkeldurr Fighting Fighting         -- --
538 Throh Throh Fighting Fighting         -- --
539 Sawk Sawk Fighting Fighting         -- --
551 Sandile Sandile Ground Dark         -- --
552 Krokorok Krokorok Ground Dark         -- --
553 Krookodile Krookodile Ground Dark         -- --
559 Scraggy Scraggy Dark Fighting         -- --
560 Scrafty Scrafty Dark Fighting         -- --
566 Archen Archen Rock Flying         -- --
567 Archeops Archeops Rock Flying         -- --
570 Zorua Zorua Dark Dark         -- --
571 Zoroark Zoroark Dark Dark         -- --
588 Karrablast Karrablast Bug Bug         4 4
589 Escavalier Escavalier Bug Steel         --, 4 --, 4
610 Axew Axew Dragon Dragon         4 4
611 Fraxure Fraxure Dragon Dragon         --, 4 --, 4
612 Haxorus Haxorus Dragon Dragon         --, 4 --, 4
621 Druddigon Druddigon Dragon Dragon         -- --
624 Pawniard Pawniard Dark Steel         6 6
625 Bisharp Bisharp Dark Steel         --, 6 --, 6
626 Bouffalant Bouffalant Normal Normal         -- --
627 Rufflet Rufflet Normal Flying         -- --
628 Braviary Braviary Normal Flying         -- --
629 Vullaby Vullaby Dark Flying         -- --
630 Mandibuzz Mandibuzz Dark Flying         -- --
638 Cobalion Cobalion Steel Fighting         -- --
639 Terrakion Terrakion Rock Fighting         -- --
640 Virizion Virizion Grass Fighting         -- --
647 Keldeo Keldeo Water Fighting         -- --
659 Bunnelby Bunnelby Normal Normal           --
660 Diggersby Diggersby Normal Ground           --
667 Litleo Litleo Fire Normal           --
668 Pyroar Pyroar Fire Normal           --
674 Pancham Pancham Fighting Fighting           --
675 Pangoro Pangoro Fighting Dark           --
677 Espurr Espurr Psychic Psychic           --
678 Meowstic Meowstic Psychic Psychic           --
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

# Pokémon Type Father
II III IV V VI
209 Snubbull Snubbull Normal Normal EkansArbokNidoran♂NidorinoMankeyPrimeapeGrowlitheArcanineFarfetch'dCyndaquilQuilavaTyphlosionSneaselTeddiursaUrsaringHoundourHoundoomStantler      
261 Poochyena Poochyena Dark Dark   EkansArbokNidoran♂NidorinoMankeyPrimeapeGrowlitheFarfetch'dCyndaquilQuilavaTyphlosionSneaselTeddiursaUrsaringHoundourHoundoomStantlerElectrikeManectricZangooseAbsol EkansArbokNidoran♂NidorinoMankeyPrimeapeGrowlitheFarfetch'dCyndaquilQuilavaTyphlosionSneaselWeavileTeddiursaUrsaringHoundourHoundoomStantlerElectrikeManectricZangooseAbsolChimcharMonfernoInfernapeShinxLuxioLuxray EkansArbokNidoran♂NidorinoMankeyPrimeapeGrowlitheFarfetch'dCyndaquilQuilavaTyphlosionSneaselWeavileTeddiursaUrsaringHoundourHoundoomStantlerElectrikeManectricZangooseAbsolChimcharMonfernoInfernapeShinxLuxioLuxraySnivyServineSerperiorPatratWatchogLillipupHerdierStoutlandPansageSimisagePansearSimisearPanpourSimipourSandileKrokorokKrookodileScraggyScraftyZoruaZoroarkBouffalant EkansArbokNidoran♂NidorinoMankeyPrimeapeGrowlitheFarfetch'dCyndaquilQuilavaTyphlosionSneaselWeavileTeddiursaUrsaringHoundourHoundoomStantlerElectrikeManectricZangooseAbsolChimcharMonfernoInfernapeShinxLuxioLuxraySnivyServineSerperiorPatratWatchogLillipupHerdierStoutlandPansageSimisagePansearSimisearPanpourSimipourSandileKrokorokKrookodileScraggyScraftyZoruaZoroarkBouffalantBunnelbyDiggersbyLitleoPyroarPanchamPangoroEspurrMeowstic
408 Cranidos Cranidos Rock Rock     Nidoran♂NidorinoCuboneMarowakTotodileCroconawFeraligatrLarvitarPupitarTyranitarTreeckoGrovyleTropiusCranidosRampardos Nidoran♂NidorinoCuboneMarowakTotodileCroconawFeraligatrLarvitarPupitarTyranitarTreeckoGrovyleTropiusCranidosRampardosAxewFraxureHaxorusDruddigon Nidoran♂NidorinoCuboneMarowakTotodileCroconawFeraligatrLarvitarPupitarTyranitarTreeckoGrovyleTropiusCranidosRampardosAxewFraxureHaxorusDruddigon
434 Stunky Stunky Poison Dark     EkansArbokNidoran♂NidorinoMankeyPrimeapeGrowlitheFarfetch'dCyndaquilQuilavaTyphlosionSneaselWeavileTeddiursaUrsaringHoundourHoundoomStantlerElectrikeManectricZangooseAbsolChimcharMonfernoInfernapeShinxLuxioLuxray EkansArbokNidoran♂NidorinoMankeyPrimeapeGrowlitheFarfetch'dCyndaquilQuilavaTyphlosionSneaselWeavileTeddiursaUrsaringHoundourHoundoomStantlerElectrikeManectricZangooseAbsolChimcharMonfernoInfernapeShinxLuxioLuxraySnivyServineSerperiorPatratWatchogLillipupHerdierStoutlandPansageSimisagePansearSimisearPanpourSimipourSandileKrokorokKrookodileScraggyScraftyZoruaZoroarkBouffalant EkansArbokNidoran♂NidorinoMankeyPrimeapeGrowlitheFarfetch'dCyndaquilQuilavaTyphlosionSneaselWeavileTeddiursaUrsaringHoundourHoundoomStantlerElectrikeManectricZangooseAbsolChimcharMonfernoInfernapeShinxLuxioLuxraySnivyServineSerperiorPatratWatchogLillipupHerdierStoutlandPansageSimisagePansearSimisearPanpourSimipourSandileKrokorokKrookodileScraggyScraftyZoruaZoroarkBouffalantBunnelbyDiggersbyLitleoPyroarPanchamPangoroEspurrMeowstic
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

Ash Krabby Leer.png Houndour Leer.png Trip Serperior Leer.png Poacher Glalie Leer.png
Krabby Houndour Serperior Glalie
The foe is given an intimidating leer with sharp eyes.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
104 Cubone Cubone glares at the opponent.
Giselle's Cubone The School of Hard Knocks Debut
004 Charmander Charmander glares at the opponent.
Ash's Charmander The Tower of Terror None
136 Flareon Flareon glares at the opponent and its eyes glow yellow.
Pokémon League entrance exam instructor's Flareon The Ultimate Test None
098 Krabby Krabby glares at the opponent and its eyes glow light blue.
Ash's Krabby Round One - Begin! None
214 Heracross Heracross glares at the opponent and its eyes glow red.
Ash's Heracross Wired for Battle None
228 Houndour Houndour glares at the opponent and its eyes glow red.
Multiple wild Houndour Hour of the Houndour None
025 Pikachu Pikachu glares at the opponent and yellow electric sparks come out of its cheeks.
Ash's Pikachu Hour of the Houndour Pikachu cannot legally learn Leer
362 Glalie Glalie stares at the opponent and its eyes glow red. When the opponent sees it, its body slumps over and it loses all of its energy.
A Pokémon Poacher's Glalie The Drifting Snorunt! None
559 Scraggy Scraggy looks at the opponent and glares at it with an intimidating look on its face.
Ash's Scraggy Scraggy-Hatched to be Wild! None
560 Scrafty Scrafty glares at the opponent and stares at it with an intimidating look on its face.
A wild Scrafty Meowth's Scrafty Tactics! None
497 Serperior Serperior's eyes glow red. Its red outline heads towards the opponent, and when it hits, the eye outline disappears and the same red outline surrounds the opponent, dropping its defenses.
Trip's Serperior Jostling for the Junior Cup! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys manga


In the Pocket Monsters HGSS Jou's Big Adventure


In the Pocket Monsters Platinum: Aim to Be Battle King!! manga


In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga


In other generations

Leer I.png Leer II.png Leer III.png Leer IV.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 XY Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast
Leer V.png Leer PMD RB.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 XY Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast
Leer Stad2.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 XY Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

Trivia

  • Leer's Japanese name can be translated to mean glare, which is the English name of another move.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 瞪眼 Dèngyǎn
Denmark Flag.png Danish Skule
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Sluwe Blik
Lonk (Aanval)
Finland Flag.png Finnish Tuijotus
Virnuilu**
France Flag.png French Groz'Yeux
Germany Flag.png German Silberblick
Greece Flag.png Greek Λοξοκοίταγμα
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Mata Marah
Italy Flag.png Italian Fulmisguardo
South Korea Flag.png Korean 째려보기 Jjaeryeobogi
Poland Flag.png Polish Spojrzenie
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Encarar
Romania Flag.png Romanian Privirea
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Oštar Pogled
Spain Flag.png Spanish Malicioso


Variations of the move Leer
Status LeerTail Whip


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