Leech Life (move)

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Leech Life
きゅうけつ Suck Blood
Leech Life.png
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Type  Bug
Category  Physical
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  80
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Makes contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  3 ♥♥♥
Startles the Pokémon that appealed before the user.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  1
Earn +3 if two Pokémon raise the Voltage in a row.
Condition  Clever
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Shows off the Pokémon's appeal about as well as the move used just before it.

Leech Life (Japanese: きゅうけつ Suck Blood) is a damage-dealing Bug-type move introduced in Generation I. It is TM28 in Generation VII.

Effect

Generations I and II

Leech Life 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.

If Leech Life breaks a substitute, no HP will be restored to the user. If HP is restored to the user when its current HP is greater than its maximum HP, its current HP will be set equal to its maximum HP.

In the Pokémon Stadium series and Generation II games, Leech Life will always miss if the target has a substitute.

Generation III-V

Leech Life will now properly heal the user when damaging a substitute, even if it was broken. If the target has the Ability Liquid Ooze, the user takes damage instead of restoring HP.

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

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

Generation VII

Leech Life's power was quadrupled from 20 to 80 and its PP was changed from 15 to 10.

Description

Games Description
StadStad2 An HP-draining attack. It adds half the HP it drained from the target to the attacker's HP.
GSC Steals 1/2 of the damage inflicted.
RSE An attack that steals half the damage inflicted.
FRLG An attack that absorbs half the damage it inflicted to restore HP.
Colo.XD An attack that absorbs half the damage inflicted.
DPPtHGSSPBR A blood-draining attack. The user's HP is restored by half the damage taken by the target.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUM
The user drains the target's blood. The user's HP is restored by half the damage taken by the target.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
041 Zubat Zubat
PoisonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 1 1 1 1 1 1 31
042 Golbat Golbat
PoisonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 1 1 1 1 1 1 35
046 Paras Paras
BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Grass 20 19 19 11 11 11
047 Parasect Parasect
BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Grass 1, 20 19 19 1, 11 1, 11 1, 11
048 Venonat Venonat
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug 27 25 25 17 17 17 35
049 Venomoth Venomoth
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug 1, 27RGB
27Y
25 25 17 17 17 37
167 Spinarak Spinarak
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug 23 23 12 12 12
168 Ariados Ariados
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug 25 25 12 12 12
169 Crobat Crobat
PoisonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 1 1 1 1 1 35
290 Nincada Nincada
BugIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Bug Bug 5 5 5 5
291 Ninjask Ninjask
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5
292 Shedinja Shedinja
BugIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 5 5 5 5
402 Kricketune Kricketune
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug 14 14 14
595 Joltik Joltik
BugIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Bug Bug 1 1
596 Galvantula Galvantula
BugIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Bug Bug 1 1
616 Shelmet Shelmet
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug 1 1
617 Accelgor Accelgor
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug 1 1
636 Larvesta Larvesta
BugIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Bug Bug 10 10
637 Volcarona Volcarona
BugIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Bug Bug 1, 10 1, 10
714 Noibat Noibat
FlyingIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Flying Flying 5
715 Noivern Noivern
FlyingIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Flying Flying 5
751 Dewpider Dewpider
WaterIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Water 1 Bug 29
752 Araquanid Araquanid
WaterIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Water 1 Bug 33
794 Buzzwole Buzzwole
BugIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 29
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TM

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
--
II
--
III
--
IV
--
V
--
VI
--
VII
TM28
027 Sandshrew Sandshrew
Alola Form
IceIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Field
028 Sandslash Sandslash
Alola Form
IceIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Field
041 Zubat Zubat
PoisonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
042 Golbat Golbat
PoisonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
046 Paras Paras
BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Grass
047 Parasect Parasect
BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Grass
048 Venonat Venonat
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug
049 Venomoth Venomoth
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug
151 Mew Mew
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
167 Spinarak Spinarak
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug
168 Ariados Ariados
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug
169 Crobat Crobat
PoisonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
290 Nincada Nincada
BugIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Bug Bug
291 Ninjask Ninjask
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
292 Shedinja Shedinja
BugIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
402 Kricketune Kricketune
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
469 Yanmega Yanmega
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
595 Joltik Joltik
BugIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Bug Bug
596 Galvantula Galvantula
BugIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Bug Bug
616 Shelmet Shelmet
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
617 Accelgor Accelgor
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
636 Larvesta Larvesta
BugIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Bug Bug
637 Volcarona Volcarona
BugIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Bug Bug
714 Noibat Noibat
FlyingIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Flying Flying
715 Noivern Noivern
FlyingIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Flying Flying
725 Litten Litten
FireIC Big.png Field Field
726 Torracat Torracat
FireIC Big.png Field Field
727 Incineroar Incineroar
FireIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field
742 Cutiefly Cutiefly
BugIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Bug Fairy
743 Ribombee Ribombee
BugIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Bug Fairy
751 Dewpider Dewpider
WaterIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Water 1 Bug
752 Araquanid Araquanid
WaterIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Water 1 Bug
753 Fomantis Fomantis
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
754 Lurantis Lurantis
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
757 Salandit Salandit
PoisonIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
758 Salazzle Salazzle
PoisonIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
767 Wimpod Wimpod
BugIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Bug Water 3
768 Golisopod Golisopod
BugIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Bug Water 3
778 Mimikyu Mimikyu
GhostIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
794 Buzzwole Buzzwole
BugIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
804 Naganadel Naganadel
PoisonIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered USUM
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

# Pokémon Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII
069 Bellsprout Bellsprout
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass
193 Yanma Yanma
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
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

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target. It also restores the user's HP based on the damage it inflicted.
MDS Inflicts damage on the target, then restores the user's HP based on the damage inflicted.

In the anime

None.png Rapp Zubat Leech Life.png None.png None.png
Zubat
The user bites the opponent and drains their energy.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
041 Zubat Zubat bites down on the opponent, draining their energy.
Rapp's three Zubat Alola to New Adventure! Debut

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Core series games

Leech Life I.png Leech Life II.png Leech Life III.png Leech Life IV.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
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
Leech Life V.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
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

Spin-off series games

Leech Life Stad.png Leech Life Stad2.png Leech Life Colo.png Leech Life XD.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
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
Leech Life PBR.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
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
Leech Life PMD RB.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
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

Trivia

  • Leech Life is the only Bug-type HP-draining move.
  • Due to the power of Leech Life being quadrupled in Pokémon Sun and Moon, this marks the largest increase for the power of a move in percentage.
    • This is also the greatest increase to a move in terms of power since Self-Destruct and Explosion in Generation II.
    • However, the change also includes a removal from the level-up learnsets of many Pokémon which could learn Leech Life early on in previous generations, with Absorb taking its place instead.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 吸血 Kāphyut
Mandarin 吸血 Xīxuè / Xīxiě
Denmark Flag.png Danish Livigle
Sug Liv
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Onttrek Leven
France Flag.png French Vampirisme
Germany Flag.png German Blutsauger
Greece Flag.png Greek Παρασιτισμός Parasitismós
Italy Flag.png Italian Sanguisuga
South Korea Flag.png Korean 흡혈 Heuphyeol
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Suga-vidas (anime, TCG, manga)
Sanguessuga (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Dreno de Energia
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Suga-Vidas
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Isisavanje
Spain Flag.png Spanish Chupavidas
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Hút Máu

Generation VII TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899100

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