Horn Leech (move)

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Horn Leech
ウッドホーン Wood Horn
Horn Leech VI.png
Horn Leech VI 2.png
Type  Grass
Category  Physical
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  75
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • 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
Condition  Tough
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Tough
Appeal  0  
Condition  Tough
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Shows off the Pokémon's appeal about as well as the move used just before it.

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 Sawsbuck's signature move.


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.

Generation VI

Horn Leech cannot be used if the user is under the effects of Heal Block.


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 Types Egg Groups Level
586 Sawsbuck Sawsbuck
NormalIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Field Field 37 37 1, Evo.
672 Skiddo Skiddo
GrassIC Big.png Field Field 42 42
673 Gogoat Gogoat
GrassIC Big.png Field Field 47 47
708 Phantump Phantump
GhostIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Grass Amorphous 54 54
709 Trevenant Trevenant
GhostIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Grass Amorphous 1, 62 1, 54
716 Xerneas Xerneas
FairyIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 55 55
787 Tapu Bulu Tapu Bulu
GrassIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 32
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

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None.png Burgundy Sawsbuck Horn Leech.png Ramos Gogoat Horn Leech.png None.png
Sawsbuck Gogoat
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
673 Gogoat Gogoat lowers its head and its horns start to glow green. It then fires two green beams 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
708 Phantump Phantump's horns glow light green and then it charges towards its opponent with its horns facing the opponent.
Multiple wild Phantump Making Friends and Influencing Villains! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In other generations

Horn Leech V.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
Generation I
Generation II Generation II
Generation II
Crystal Generation III Generation III
Generation III
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
Generation IV
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
Generation V
Generation VI XY ORAS 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

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 木角 Muhkgok
Mandarin 木角 Mùjiǎo
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Hoornstoot
France Flag.png French Encornebois
Germany Flag.png German Holzgeweih
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Tanduk Kayu
Italy Flag.png Italian Legnicorno
South Korea Flag.png Korean 우드호른 Wood Horn
Poland Flag.png Polish Poroże Mocy
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Chifre Sanguessuga
Chifre Sugador (XY Series and TCG)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Chifre Sugador
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Chupa Cuerno (previously)
Drenacuerno (present)
Spain Flag.png Spain Asta Drenaje*
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Sừng Đĩa

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

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