Leaf Blade (move)

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Leaf Blade
リーフブレード Leaf Blade
Leaf Blade IX.png
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Type  Grass
Category  Physical
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  90
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation III
Condition  Cool
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jam  0  
Affected by how well the appeal in front goes.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +2 if the Pokémon performs first in the turn.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
An appealing move that can be used repeatedly without boring the audience.

Leaf Blade (Japanese: リーフブレード Leaf Blade) is a damage-dealing Grass-type move introduced in Generation III. Prior to Generation IV, it was the signature move of Grovyle and Sceptile. It was TR50 in Generation VIII.

Effect

Generation III

Leaf Blade inflicts damage and has an increased critical hit ratio. It has a base power of 70 in this generation.

Generation IV onwards

Leaf Blade's base power increased from 70 to 90. If used by a Pokémon with Sharpness, its power is increased by 50%.

Leaf Blade can also be used as part of a Contest Spectacular combination, with the user gaining extra three appeal points if the move Focus Energy was used in the prior turn.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Leaf Blade's PP has been reduced to 10, and its power has been lowered to 85.

Category  Physical
PP  10
Agile Strong
Power  85  65  105
Accuracy  100%  100%  100%
Action speed modifier
Self  0  0  +5
Target  0  +3  0
Additional effect
Crit. stage  +1  +1  +2
   ?  ?
   ?  ?
Has a high critical-hit ratio

Description

Games Description
RSEColoXD Slashes with a sharp leaf. High critical-hit ratio.
FRLG
DPPtHGSSPBR
The foe is slashed with a sharp leaf. It has a high critical-hit ratio.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
SwShBDSP
The user handles a sharp leaf like a sword and attacks by cutting its target. Critical hits land more easily.
LA The user handles a sharp leaf like a sword and attacks by cutting its target. This move has a heightened chance of landing a critical hit.
SV The user handles a sharp leaf like a sword and cuts the target to inflict damage. This move has a heightened chance of landing a critical hit.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0071 Victreebel GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass 47PtHGSS 47 47 44 44 44
0083 Farfetch'd NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Field 55 55
0083 Farfetch'd
Farfetch'd
Galarian Form
FightingIC Big.png Flying Field 55
0182 Bellossom GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass 1PtHGSS 1 1 1
0253 Grovyle GrassIC Big.png Monster Dragon 29 29 29 29XY
23ORAS
23 40 40 40
0254 Sceptile GrassIC Big.png Monster Dragon 29 29 29 29XY
23ORAS
23 42 42 Evo.
0274 Nuzleaf GrassIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Grass 28ORAS 28 57 57 57
0275 Shiftry GrassIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Grass 1 1 Evo.
0387 Turtwig GrassIC Big.png Monster Grass 34
0388 Grotle GrassIC Big.png Monster Grass 34
0389 Torterra GrassIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Grass 34
0470 Leafeon GrassIC Big.png Field Field 71 71BW
45B2W2
45 45 50 50 25 50
0475 Gallade PsychicIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Human-Like Amorphous 1 1 1 1 43 1
0495 Snivy GrassIC Big.png Field Grass 28 28 28 28
0496 Servine GrassIC Big.png Field Grass 32 32 32 32
0497 Serperior GrassIC Big.png Field Grass 32 32 32 32
0542 Leavanny BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Bug 36 36 36 36
0549 Lilligant
Lilligant
Hisuian Form
GrassIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Grass Grass 37 1
0640 Virizion GrassIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 67 1, 67 1, 55 63 63
0672 Skiddo GrassIC Big.png Field Field 45 45 45
0673 Gogoat GrassIC Big.png Field Field 55 55 55
0722 Rowlet GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 36 30 34 30
0723 Dartrix GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 42 40 34 40
0724 Decidueye GrassIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Flying Flying 44 44 44
0724 Decidueye
Decidueye
Hisuian Form
GrassIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 34 44
0753 Fomantis GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass 23 40 40
0754 Lurantis GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass 23 44 44
0798 Kartana GrassIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 43 55
0865 Sirfetch'd FightingIC Big.png Flying Field 55
1006 Iron Valiant FairyIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 49
1010 Iron Leaves GrassIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 49
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


By breeding

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Egg Move
0083 Farfetch'd NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Field HGSS
0357 Tropius GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Monster Grass
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


By TR

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Compatibility
0083 Farfetch'd NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Field
0083 Farfetch'd
Farfetch'd
Galarian Form
FightingIC Big.png Flying Field
0151 Mew PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0182 Bellossom GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
0251 Celebi PsychicIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0253 Grovyle GrassIC Big.png Monster Dragon
0254 Sceptile GrassIC Big.png Monster Dragon
0274 Nuzleaf GrassIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Grass
0275 Shiftry GrassIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Grass
0470 Leafeon GrassIC Big.png Field Field
0475 Gallade PsychicIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Human-Like Amorphous
0549 Lilligant GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
0640 Virizion GrassIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0722 Rowlet GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
0723 Dartrix GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
0724 Decidueye GrassIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Flying Flying
0753 Fomantis GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
0754 Lurantis GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
0798 Kartana GrassIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0865 Sirfetch'd FightingIC Big.png Flying Field
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


Special move

Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0083 Farfetch'd NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Field Dream World - Pleasant Forest
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

Leaf Blade deals damage. This move has an increased critical hit ratio (50% in the Rescue Team series, 30% in the Explorers and Adventure Squad series).

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDRB 14 - 12 - 88% - Front Enemy No
MDTDS 14 - 12 - 88% - Front Enemy No
BSL 14 - 12 - 88% - Front Enemy No
MDGtI 20 99 16 50 95% 98% Front Enemy No
SMD 20 99 16 40 95% 98% Front Enemy No
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Pokémon Conquest

 
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Stars: ★★★★
Power: 45
Accuracy: 100%
Effect: Has a high critical hit ratio
Users: Grovyle   Leafeon   Servine
Grid assumes the user is in the square marked by > facing to the right.
Orange squares indicate spaces that are hit.
Red squares indicate the knockback on hit Pokémon.
A blue square indicates the user's position after performing the move.

Pokémon GO

GO Grass.png Leaf Blade
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 70
Energy cost 33
Duration 2.4 seconds
Damage window 1.25 - 2.2 seconds
Leaf Blade GO.png
Trainer Battles
Power 70
Energy cost 35
Secondary effect ?
Effect chance ?%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
VictreebelFarfetch'dFarfetch'd (Galarian Form)BellossomGrovyleSceptileNuzleafShiftryTropiusLeafeonGalladeLeavannyVirizionGogoatFomantisLurantisKartanaSirfetch'd
By Elite Charged TM
By GO Snapshot
Smeargle
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Updates

Gyms & Raids
  • July 30, 2016
    • Power: 45 → 55
  • February 16, 2017
    • Power: 55 → 70
    • Energy cost: 50 → 33
    • Duration: 2.8 → 2.4 seconds

Pokémon Masters EX

Name Category Cost in move-gauge slots MP
(uses)
Base power Max power Accuracy Target Effect tag Description Playable sync pair(s)
Leaf Blade Physical 3 80 96 100% An opponent Critical hits land more easily. Selene & Rowlet/Dartrix/Decidueye
Adaman & Leafeon
Sync moves
Name Category State Base power Max power Target Effect tag Description Playable sync pair
Leaf Blade of Sundering Physical Default
6★ EX
250 300 An opponent
All opponents
Become Mega Sceptile until the end of battle. Brendan & Sceptile
Moonlight Leaf Blade Physical Default
6★ EX
200 240 An opponent
All opponents
Critical hits land more easily. Selene & Decidueye
Sunny Snooze Leaf Blade Physical Default
6★ EX
200
300
240
360
An opponent Critical hits land more easily. This attack's power increases when the weather is sunny. Sygna Suit Erika & Leafeon

Notes:

  • Leaf Blade of Sundering:
    • Prior to June 22, 2023, this sync move had no additional effect.

Pokémon Rumble Rush

GrassIC RR.png Leaf Blade
★★★★
Attack power 37.19508
Charge time 0.5 seconds
Range type Arc (melee)
Number of hits 1
Number of projectiles 1
Critical hit rate 3%
Additional effect None
Leaf Blade Rumble Rush.png

Description

Games Description
MDRB
MDTDS
Inflicts damage on the target. It has a high critical-hit rate.
BSL てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえる きゅうしょに あたりやすい
Conq. The target is slashed with a sharp leaf. It has a high critical-hit ratio.
MDGtI
SMD
MDRTDX
It damages an enemy. It has a high critical-hit rate.


In the anime

Main series

Ash Sceptile Leaf Blade.png
Sceptile
Ash Snivy Leaf Blade.png
Snivy
Sawyer Grovyle Leaf Blade.png
Grovyle
Hau Dartrix Leaf Blade.png
Dartrix
A leaf-like part of the user's body begins to glow. It then slashes the opponent with it.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
Grovyle The three leaves on one or both of Grovyle's forearms glow white or green and combine into one long sharp blade. It then slashes the opponent with it.
Natasha's Grovyle What You Seed is What You Get Debut
Ash's Grovyle Exploud and Clear None
Sawyer's Grovyle Rivals: Today and Tomorrow! None
Sceptile The four leaves on Sceptile's wrists glow light green and form into two. Sceptile then slices the opponent or sends blades of light green energy from the leaves at the opponent.
Ash's Sceptile Cutting the Ties that Bind! None
Sawyer's Sceptile A Meeting of Two Journeys! None
Leafeon The leaf on Leafeon's head and its tail start to glow light green, and they form into long blades. Leafeon then slashes the opponent with one of them.
Zoey's Leafeon Coming Full Festival Circle! None
Servine The leaf at the end of Servine's tail glows light green and it slashes the opponent with it.
A Trainer's Servine The Battle Club and Tepig's Choice! None
Snivy The leaf at the end of Snivy's tail becomes surrounded by a wavy light green aura. Snivy then slashes the opponent with its tail. It leaves behind a light green trail of energy where it slashes the opponent. It can also make the leaf on its tail grow to enormous proportions before slashing the opponent.
Ash's Snivy A Rival Battle for Club Champ! None
Riolu Riolu's tail becomes surrounded by a wavy light green aura. Riolu then slashes the opponent with its tail.
Cameron's Riolu Cameron's Secret Weapon! Used via Copycat
Sceptile The four leaves on Mega Sceptile's wrists glow light green and form into two. Mega Sceptile then slices the opponent.
Sawyer's Sceptile A Riveting Rivalry! None
Dartrix The two green feathers on Dartrix's back glow light green and grow longer. Dartrix then attacks the opponent with them.
Hau's Dartrix No Stone Unturned! None
Decidueye The edge of Decidueye's wings or the entirety of both of its wings glow light green. Decidueye then slashes the opponent with that wing.
Hau's Decidueye Imitation Is the Sincerest Form of Strategy! None
Lurantis Lurantis's arm blades glow light green, and it slashes the opponent with them.
Team Rocket's Lurantis Suffering the Flings and Arrows! None
Shiftry Shiftry's leaves glow light green, and it slashes the opponent with them.
A Trainer's Shiftry Narrowing the Chaser Chase! None


Pokémon Generations

Brendan Sceptile Leaf Blade PG.png
Sceptile
Burgh Leavanny Leaf Blade PG.png
Leavanny
The user slashes the opponent with protruding leaves that stick out of its body.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
Sceptile The leaves on one of Sceptile's wrists converge and form a light-green blade of energy in between them. Sceptile then slashes the opponent with the blade.
Brendan's Sceptile The Vision Debut
Leavanny The leaves on Leavanny's arms glow green and slashes the opponent with them.
Burgh's Leavanny The Uprising None


In the manga

Ash & Pikachu


Be the Best! Pokémon B+W


Phantom Thief Pokémon 7


Pokémon Adventures


  • Virizion was revealed to know Leaf Blade on the official website, but it was never shown using the move.

Pokémon Battle Frontier


Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!


Pokémon Omega Ruby Crimson Passion and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Indigo Wisdom


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 葉刃 Yihpyahn *
刀葉 Dōuyihp *
Mandarin 葉刃 / 叶刃 Yèrèn *
刀葉 Dāoyè *
The Czech Republic Flag.png Czech Listové ostří
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Bladmes
Finland Flag.png Finnish Lehtiterä*
France Flag.png French Lame FeuilleVIII+
Lame-FeuilleIIIVII
Germany Flag.png German Laubklinge
Greece Flag.png Greek Φυλλόξιφος
India Flag.png Hindi चाकू पत्ता Chaku Patta
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Pedang Daun
Italy Flag.png Italian Fendifoglia
South Korea Flag.png Korean 리프블레이드 Ripeubeulleideu
Poland Flag.png Polish Ostrze Liścia
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Lâmina de Folha (Pokémon GO, AG041AG088, AG161–present, TCG, manga)
Folha Navalha* (AG093AG156)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Lâmina
Espada Folha
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Lisnato sečivo
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Hoja Sable (AG041)
Hojas Navaja*
Spain Flag.png Spain Hoja Aguda
Thailand Flag.png Thai ลีฟเบลด
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Lưỡi Kiếm Lá


Variations of the move Leaf Blade
PhysicalIC HOME.png Leaf BladeAttack Order


Variations of the move Slash
PhysicalIC HOME.png SlashNight SlashShadow ClawPsycho CutCross PoisonAqua Cutter
Formerly a variation
PhysicalIC HOME.png Leaf Blade



Generation VIII TMs
SwSh
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BDSP
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Generation VIII TRs (SwSh)
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