Horn Leech (move)

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Horn Leech
ウッドホーン Wood Horn
Horn Leech VI.png
Type  Grass
Category  Physical
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  75
Accuracy  100%
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  • Makes contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation V
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Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
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Horn Leech (Japanese: ウッドホーン Wood Horn) is a damage-dealing Grass-type move introduced in Generation V. It is Sawsbuck's signature move. It is considered to be a physical version of Giga Drain.


Generation V

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.


Games Description
The user drains the target's energy with its horns. The user's HP is restored by half the damage taken by the target.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
586 Sawsbuck Sawsbuck Normal Grass 37 ''''
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

None.png Burgundy Sawsbuck Horn Leech.png None.png None.png
The user absorbs the opponent's health after charging at it with its horns.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
586 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

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 木角 Mùjiǎo
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Hoorn Stoot
France Flag.png French Encornebois
Germany Flag.png German Holzgeweih
Italy Flag.png Italian Legnicorno
South Korea Flag.png Korean 우드호른 Wood Horn
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Chifre Sanguessuga
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Chupa Cuerno
Spain Flag.png Spain Astadrenaje

Variations of the move Giga Drain
Physical Drain PunchHorn Leech
Special Giga Drain

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