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Horn Leech (move)
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 the signature move of Sawsbuck.
Horn Leech inflicts damage, and up to 50% of the damage dealt to the target is restored to the user as HP. If this attack deals 1 HP of damage, 1 HP will be restored to the user.
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 is holding a Big Root, the HP restored is increased by 30% (making the restored HP 65% of the damage dealt). Big Root does not increase the damage dealt.
Generation VI onwards
Horn Leech cannot be used if the user is under the effects of Heal Block.
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
Horn Leech cannot be selected in a battle.
By leveling up
||Grass||Amorphous||1, 62||1, 54||28SwSh|
||No Eggs Discovered||55||55||35SwSh|
||No Eggs Discovered||32||40SwSh|
|Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.|
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
In other games
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series
Horn Leech inflicts damage, with ½ of the damage dealt restored to the user as HP.
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Pokémon Masters EX
|Category||Move Gauge||MP||Base Power||Max Power||Accuracy||Target||Effect Tag||Description||Playable Users|
|Physical||3||—||91||109||100%||An opponent||Absorbs||The more damage dealt to the target, the more this move restores the user's HP.*||Professor Sycamore & Xerneas|
Whitney (Holiday 2022) & Sawsbuck*
- Description prior to Version 2.10.0*: Restores the user's HP based on the amount of damage dealt to the target.
In Pokémon UNITE, Horn Leech is Trevenant's first move. It is obtained by reaching level 7 and upgrading Branch Poke into it instead of Pain Split. The user charges forward becoming unstoppable, dealing damage to enemies and stunning them while dashing in the designated duration. At the end of the charge, enemies that were shoved are dealt additional damage and then thrown. Colliding with an enemy while charging recovers the user's HP 3 times, and the lower the user's remaining HP the more HP that is recovered. After this move hits an enemy, the user's next three basic attacks deal more damage and reduce this move's cooldown by .5s (for each enemy hit) when they hit. At level 13, after using this move, the user's movement speed is increased for a short time.
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 energy. Its horns then start to glow gold and it charges at the opponent with its horns pointed at them.|
|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 of energy 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|
|Phantump||Phantump's horns glow light green before it charges towards the opponent with its horns pointed at them.|
|Multiple wild Phantump||Making Friends and Influencing Villains!||None|
|Tapu Bulu||Tapu Bulu's horns start to glow light green and grow taller and larger. It then charges at the opponent with its horns pointed at them.|
|Tapu Bulu (anime)||Some Kind of Laziness!||None|
In the manga
|The user attacks the opponent with its horns.|
|User||First Chapter Used In||Notes|
|Trevenant||Trevenant attacks the opponent with a branch.|
|Essentia's Trevenant||Trevenant Pokes||Debut|
|Gogoat||Gogoat headbutts the opponent with its horns.|
|Ramos's Gogoat||Flabébé Blooms||None|
|Xerneas||Xerneas swings it head at the opponent, slashing them with its horns in the process.|
|Y's Xerxer||Rhyhorn Charges||None|
|Sawsbuck||Sawsbuck lunges at the opponent with its horns.|
In other generations
Core series games
Spin-off series games
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.|