Leech Seed (move)

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Leech Seed
やどりぎのタネ Mistletoe Seed
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Type  Grass
Category  Status
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  —
Accuracy  90%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone but the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  2 ♥♥
Startles all Pokémon that have done their appeals.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  0  
Earn a higher score the later the Pokémon performs.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

Leech Seed (Japanese: やどりぎのタネ Mistletoe Seed) is a non-damaging Template:Type2 move introduced in Generation I.

Effect

Generation I

Leech Seed plants a seed on the target. At the end of each turn that the target is under the effect of Leech Seed, 1/16th of the target's HP will be drained, and the same amount of HP will be restored to your active Pokémon (even if it was not the Pokémon that originally used the attack). Recurrent Leech Seed draining will not occur if the seeded Pokémon defeats the target. Unlike other types of damage, the recurrent damage done by Leech Seed can exceed the target's current HP.

If the target has less than 16 HP, Leech Seed will drain 1 HP per turn. Leech Seed draining will occur even if the seeded Pokémon knocks itself out with crash damage, recoil damage, or self-inflicted confusion damage, or by making a Substitute before the end of its turn. Draining from Leech Seed is done after continuing partial trapping damage and recurrent poison or burn damage. Leech Seed can be removed by Haze or switching. If the target is seeded during a round that it switches in, it will take recurrent damage during that round, but only if its speed is less than or equal to the user's speed.

If the target is also under the effect of Toxic, Leech Seed will increase the N value of of Toxic by 1 per turn. If the current HP of the recipient of Leech Seed's HP-restoring effect is greater than its maximum HP, its current HP will be set equal to its maximum HP.

Leech Seed will not work against Template:Type2s.

In Stadium, Leech Seed will not work against a target with a substitute.

Generation II onwards

Rapid Spin will release a Pokémon from the effects of Leech Seed.

Generation III

In a double battle, Leech Seed will only heal the Pokémon in the position that used Leech Seed. If the trainer only has two Pokémon left, and the Pokémon that was being healed by Leech Seed is KO'd, the effect of Leech Seed simply disappears rather than transferring over to the remaining Pokémon.


In the anime

Pokémon

Bulbasaur: A seed sprouts from Bulbasaur's bulb, which shoots out to the opponent. When hit, the opponent is wrapped with miniature vines that restrain it. The vines then glow and suck energy from the foe.

Turtwig: A seed sprouts from Turtwig's sprout stem on its head and is shot to the opponent. When hit, the opponent is wrapped with miniature vines that restrain it. The vines then glow and suck energy from the foe.

Learnset

Generation I

By leveling up

#   Pokémon Type Level
001 001 Bulbasaur Grass Poison 7
002 002 Ivysaur Grass Poison --
7
003 003 Venusaur Grass Poison --
7
102 102 Exeggcute Grass Psychic 28
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

Generation II

By leveling up

#   Pokémon Type Level
001 001 Bulbasaur Grass Poison 7
002 002 Ivysaur Grass Poison --
7
003 003 Venusaur Grass Poison --
7
102 102 Exeggcute Grass Psychic 13
187 187 Hoppip Grass Flying 20
188 188 Skiploom Grass Flying 22
189 189 Jumpluff Grass Flying 22
251 251 Celebi Psychic Grass --
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

By breeding

Template:Breedlist

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 152 | style="background: #FFF; text-align:center" | 152 | style="background: #FFF" | Chikorita | colspan="2" style="background:#78C850; text-align:center" | Grass | style="background: #FFF" | Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur
Exeggcute, Exeggutor
Tangela
Hoppip, Skiploom, Jumpluff
Sunkern, Sunflora

|- | colspan="6" | Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution gets STAB from this move.
*Indicates Pokémon that can only learn the move through chain breeding.
|} |}

Generation III

By leveling up

#   Pokémon Type Level
001 001 Bulbasaur Grass Poison 7
002 002 Ivysaur Grass Poison --
7
003 003 Venusaur Grass Poison --
7
102 102 Exeggcute Grass Psychic 13
187 187 Hoppip Grass Flying 20
188 188 Skiploom Grass Flying 22
189 189 Jumpluff Grass Flying 22
251 251 Celebi Psychic Grass --
285 285 Shroomish Grass 10
286 286 Breloom Grass Fighting --
10
315 315 Roselia Grass Poison 21
331 331 Cacnea Grass 13
332 332 Cacturne Grass Dark 13
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

By breeding

Template:Breedlist

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 114 | style="background: #FFF; text-align:center" | 114 | style="background: #FFF" | Tangela | colspan="2" style="background:#78C850; text-align:center" | Grass | style="background: #FFF" | Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur
Exeggcute, Exeggutor
Chikorita, Bayleef, Meganium
Hoppip, Skiploom, Jumpluff
Sunkern, Sunflora
Lotad, Lombre, Ludicolo
Seedot, Nuzleaf, Shiftry
Shroomish, Breloom
Roselia
Cacnea, Cacturne
Tropius

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 152 | style="background: #FFF; text-align:center" | 152 | style="background: #FFF" | Chikorita | colspan="2" style="background:#78C850; text-align:center" | Grass | style="background: #FFF" | Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur
Exeggcute, Exeggutor
Tangela
Hoppip, Skiploom, Jumpluff
Sunkern, Sunflora
Lotad, Lombre, Ludicolo
Seedot, Nuzleaf, Shiftry
Shroomish, Breloom
Roselia
Cacnea, Cacturne
Tropius

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 191 | style="background: #FFF; text-align:center" | 191 | style="background: #FFF" | Sunkern | colspan="2" style="background:#78C850; text-align:center" | Grass | style="background: #FFF" | Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur
Exeggcute, Exeggutor
Hoppip, Skiploom, Jumpluff
Shroomish, Breloom
Roselia
Cacnea, Cacturne

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 252 | style="background: #FFF; text-align:center" | 252 | style="background: #FFF" | Treecko | colspan="2" style="background:#78C850; text-align:center" | Grass | style="background: #FFF" | Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 270 | style="background: #FFF; text-align:center" | 270 | style="background: #FFF" | Lotad | colspan="1" style="background:#6890F0; text-align:center" | Water || style="background:#78C850" align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1" | Grass | style="background: #FFF" | Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur
Exeggcute, Exeggutor
Chikorita, Bayleef, Meganium
Hoppip, Skiploom, Jumpluff
Shroomish, Breloom
Roselia
Cacnea, Cacturne

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 273 | style="background: #FFF; text-align:center" | 273 | style="background: #FFF" | Seedot | colspan="2" style="background:#78C850; text-align:center" | Grass | style="background: #FFF" | Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur
Exeggcute, Exeggutor
Hoppip, Skiploom, Jumpluff
Shroomish, Breloom
Roselia
Cacnea, Cacturne

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 357 | style="background: #FFF; text-align:center" | 357 | style="background: #FFF" | Tropius | colspan="1" style="background:#78C850; text-align:center" | Grass || style="background:#A890F0" align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1" | Flying | style="background: #FFF" | Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur
Exeggcute, Exeggutor
Tangela
Chikorita, Bayleef, Meganium
Hoppip, Skiploom, Jumpluff
Sunkern, Sunflora
Treecko, Grovyle, Sceptile
Lotad, Lombre, Ludicolo
Seedot, Nuzleaf, Shiftry
Shroomish, Breloom
Roselia
Cacnea, Cacturne

|- | colspan="6" | Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution gets STAB from this move.
*Indicates Pokémon that can only learn the move through chain breeding.
|} |}

Generation IV

By leveling up

#   Pokémon Type Level
001 001 Bulbasaur Grass Poison 7
002 002 Ivysaur Grass Poison --
7
003 003 Venusaur Grass Poison --
7
102 102 Exeggcute Grass Psychic 11
187 187 Hoppip Grass Flying 22
188 188 Skiploom Grass Flying 24
189 189 Jumpluff Grass Flying 24
191 191 Sunkern Grass 17
192 192 Sunflora Grass 17
251 251 Celebi Psychic Grass --
285 285 Shroomish Grass 13
286 286 Breloom Grass Fighting --
13
315 315 Roselia Grass Poison 16
331 331 Cacnea Grass 13
332 332 Cacturne Grass Dark 13
387 387 Turtwig Grass 29
388 388 Grotle Grass 32
389 389 Torterra Grass Ground 33
420 420 Cherubi Grass 10
421 421 Cherrim
Overcast Form
Grass 10
492 492 Shaymin
Land Forme
Grass 19
492 492S Shaymin
Sky Forme
Grass 19
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

By breeding

Template:Breedlist

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 114 | style="background: #FFF; text-align:center" | 114 | style="background: #FFF" | Tangela | colspan="2" style="background:#78C850; text-align:center" | Grass | style="background: #FFF" | Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur
Exeggcute, Exeggutor
Chikorita, Bayleef, Meganium
Hoppip, Skiploom, Jumpluff
Sunkern, Sunflora
Lotad, Lombre, Ludicolo
Seedot, Nuzleaf, Shiftry
Shroomish, Breloom
Roselia, Roserade
Cacnea, Cacturne
Tropius
Turtwig, Grotle, Torterra
Cherubi, Cherrim
Carnivine
Snover, Abomasnow

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 152 | style="background: #FFF; text-align:center" | 152 | style="background: #FFF" | Chikorita | colspan="2" style="background:#78C850; text-align:center" | Grass | style="background: #FFF" | Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur
Exeggcute, Exeggutor
Tangela, Tangrowth
Hoppip, Skiploom, Jumpluff
Sunkern, Sunflora
Lotad, Lombre, Ludicolo
Seedot, Nuzleaf, Shiftry
Shroomish, Breloom
Roselia, Roserade
Cacnea, Cacturne
Tropius
Turtwig, Grotle, Torterra
Cherubi, Cherrim
Carnivine
Snover, Abomasnow

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 191 | style="background: #FFF; text-align:center" | 191 | style="background: #FFF" | Sunkern | colspan="2" style="background:#78C850; text-align:center" | Grass | style="background: #FFF" | Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur
Exeggcute, Exeggutor
Chikorita, Bayleef, Meganium
Hoppip, Skiploom, Jumpluff
Sunkern, Sunflora
Shroomish, Breloom
Roselia, Roserade
Cacnea, Cacturne
Turtwig, Grotle, Torterra
Cherubi, Cherrim

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 252 | style="background: #FFF; text-align:center" | 252 | style="background: #FFF" | Treecko | colspan="2" style="background:#78C850; text-align:center" | Grass | style="background: #FFF" | Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur
Turtwig, Grotle, Torterra

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 270 | style="background: #FFF; text-align:center" | 270 | style="background: #FFF" | Lotad | colspan="1" style="background:#6890F0; text-align:center" | Water || style="background:#78C850" align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1" | Grass | style="background: #FFF" | Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur
Exeggcute, Exeggutor
Chikorita, Bayleef, Meganium
Hoppip, Skiploom, Jumpluff
Sunkern, Sunflora
Shroomish, Breloom
Roselia, Roserade
Cacnea, Cacturne
Turtwig, Grotle, Torterra
Cherubi, Cherrim

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 273 | style="background: #FFF; text-align:center" | 273 | style="background: #FFF" | Seedot | colspan="2" style="background:#78C850; text-align:center" | Grass | style="background: #FFF" | Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur
Exeggcute, Exeggutor
Hoppip, Skiploom, Jumpluff
Sunkern, Sunflora
Shroomish, Breloom
Roselia, Roserade
Cacnea, Cacturne
Turtwig, Grotle, Torterra
Cherubi, Cherrim

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 357 | style="background: #FFF; text-align:center" | 357 | style="background: #FFF" | Tropius | colspan="1" style="background:#78C850; text-align:center" | Grass || style="background:#A890F0" align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1" | Flying | style="background: #FFF" | Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur
Exeggcute, Exeggutor
Tangela, Tangrowth
Chikorita, Bayleef, Meganium
Hoppip, Skiploom, Jumpluff
Sunkern, Sunflora
Treecko, Grovyle, Sceptile
Lotad, Lombre, Ludicolo
Seedot, Nuzleaf, Shiftry
Shroomish, Breloom
Roselia, Roserade
Cacnea, Cacturne
Turtwig, Grotle, Torterra
Cherubi, Cherrim
Carnivine
Snover, Abomasnow

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 455 | style="background: #FFF; text-align:center" | 455 | style="background: #FFF" | Carnivine | colspan="2" style="background:#78C850; text-align:center" | Grass | style="background: #FFF" | Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur
Exeggcute, Exeggutor
Tangela, Tangrowth
Chikorita, Bayleef, Meganium
Hoppip, Skiploom, Jumpluff
Sunkern, Sunflora
Lotad, Lombre, Ludicolo
Seedot, Nuzleaf, Shiftry
Shroomish, Breloom
Roselia, Roserade
Cacnea, Cacturne
Tropius
Turtwig, Grotle, Torterra
Cherubi, Cherrim
Snover, Abomasnow

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 459 | style="background: #FFF; text-align:center" | 459 | style="background: #FFF" | Snover | colspan="1" style="background:#78C850; text-align:center" | Grass || style="background:#98D8D8" align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1" | Ice | style="background: #FFF" | Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur
Exeggcute, Exeggutor
Tangela, Tangrowth
Chikorita, Bayleef, Meganium
Hoppip, Skiploom, Jumpluff
Sunkern, Sunflora
Treecko, Grovyle, Sceptile
Lotad, Lombre, Ludicolo
Seedot, Nuzleaf, Shiftry
Shroomish, Breloom
Roselia, Roserade
Cacnea, Cacturne
Tropius
Turtwig, Grotle, Torterra
Cherubi, Cherrim
Carnivine

|- | colspan="6" | Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution gets STAB from this move.
*Indicates Pokémon that can only learn the move through chain breeding.
|} |}

Other Games

Super Smash Bros. Melee

Leech Seed is one of the random outcomes of Togepi's Metronome. All characters within the area of effect will receive a flower on their head that saps 5% health every few seconds.

Trivia

Though Leech seed cannot affect Template:Type2 Pokémon in the games, Grass-type Pokémon have been affected in the anime.

In other languages

  • French: Vampigraine
  • German: Egelsamen
  • Italian: Parassiseme
  • Norwegian: Snyltefrø ("Freeloader seed(s)")
  • Spanish: Drenadoras
  • Portuguese: Sanguessuga

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