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

1/8 of the target's HP is drained instead. Rapid Spin will release a Pokémon from the effects of Leech Seed. Also, Leech Seed's effects on the move "Toxic" are no longer present.

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.

Generation IV

If the user is holding the item Big Root, Leech Seed will increase the user's HP by 30% more than it normally would. Big Root does not increase damage dealt. All other effects remain the same.

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.
|} |}

By event

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
043 043 Oddish Grass Poison New York City Pokémon Center
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 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.
|} |}

By event

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
043 043 Oddish Grass Poison PokéPark Events
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 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
421 421S Cherrim
Sunshine 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.

In the anime

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Bulbasaur shoots seed from bulb Hits the opponent Plants wrap around opponent Energy being absorbed
A seed is planted on the foe. It steals some HP from the foe.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
001 Bulbasaur A seed sprouts from Bulbasaur's bulb, which shoots out to the opponent. When hit, the opponent becomes wrapped in vines that restrain it. The vines then glow red and suck energy from the opponent.
Ash's Bulbasaur The Ninja Poké-Showdown Debut
188 Skiploom Skiploom shoots one or two seeds from the middle of the flower on top of its head towards the opponent. When hit, the opponent is wrapped in vines that restrain it. The vines then glow red and suck energy from the opponent.
Ephraim's Skiploom The Grass Route None
285 Shroomish Shroomish shoots multiple seeds from the hole on its head towards the opponent. When the opponent is hit, the seeds sprout vines which wrap around the opponent. The vines glow red and suck energy from the opponent.
Alex's Shroomish Taming of the Shroomish None
387 Turtwig Turtwig lowers its head and the sprout on its head releases a brown seed at the opponent. The seed digs into the opponent and sprouts vines which wrap around the opponent and drain its energy.
Gardenia's Turtwig The Grass-type is Always Greener! None
192 Sunflora Sunflora releases two brown seeds from the back of its head at the opponent. When the seeds hit the opponent, the seeds sprout vines and wrap up the opponent.
Nando's Sunflora The Secret Sphere of Influence! None

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


Trivia

  • Though Leech Seed cannot affect Template:Type2 Pokémon in the games, Grass-type Pokémon have been affected in the anime.
  • Leech Seed is originally referred to as "Mistletoe Seed" in Japanese because mistletoe is a well-known parasitic plant that leeches energy and nutrients from its host.
  • Turtwig's evolutionary line is the only one that learns Leech Seed by level up in all forms.
  • Although Leech Seed is singular, the games depict three seeds being planted. In the anime usually just one seed is planted, but sometimes two are. In the manga only one seed is planted when the attack is used.

In other languages

  • Dutch: Onttrek HP
  • French: Vampigraine
  • German: Egelsamen
  • Hindi: Leech Ka Beej / Lipatne Wali Bayl
  • Italian: Parassiseme
  • Norwegian: Snyltefrø ("Freeloader seed(s)")
  • Portuguese: Semente sanguessuga
  • Spanish: Drenadoras

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