Strength Sap (move)

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Strength Sap
ちからをすいとる Strength Sap
Strength Sap IX.png
Strength Sap IX 2.png
Type  Grass
Category  Status
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  —
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation VII
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

Strength Sap (Japanese: ちからをすいとる Strength Sap) is a non-damaging Grass-type move introduced in Generation VII. Prior to Generation VIII, it was the signature move of Morelull and Shiinotic, but other Pokémon could still inherit it via breeding.

Effect

Strength Sap lowers the target's Attack stat by one stage, and restores the user's HP by an amount equal to target's effective Attack stat before Strength Sap was used (taking any stat stages into account).

Strength Sap fails if the target already has -6 Attack stat stages. Strength Sap does not fail if the target has +6 Attack stat stages and Contrary, or otherwise cannot have its Attack stat lowered (such as due to being protected by Mist or having Hyper Cutter), still restoring HP in that case. Strength Sap does not fail if the user of Strength Sap has full HP, still lowing the target's Attack in that case.

If the user is holding a Big Root, Strength Sap recovers 30% more HP. If the target has the Ability Liquid Ooze, the user will lose the amount of HP it would have gained instead.

If powered up by a Grassium Z into Z-Strength Sap, the user's Defense stat rises one stage.

Description

Games Description
SMUSUM
SwShBDSPLA
The user restores its HP by the same amount as the target's Attack stat. It also lowers the target's Attack stat.
SV The user restores its own HP by the same amount as the target's Attack stat. It then lowers the target's Attack stat.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0222 Corsola
Corsola
Galarian Form
GhostIC Big.png Water 1 Water 3 35
0426 Drifblim GhostIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous - 1 1 1
0755 Morelull GrassIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Grass Grass 32 25
0756 Shiinotic GrassIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Grass Grass 35 27
0855 Polteageist
Polteageist
All forms
GhostIC Big.png Mineral Amorphous 1 1
0864 Cursola GhostIC Big.png Water 1 Water 3 35
1013 Sinistcha
Sinistcha
All forms
GrassIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Amorphous 42
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 Egg Groups Egg Move
0043 Oddish GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass
0069 Bellsprout GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass
0187 Hoppip GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Fairy Grass
0592 Frillish
Frillish
All forms
WaterIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous -
0928 Smoliv GrassIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Grass Grass
0946 Bramblin GrassIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Grass Grass
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 generations

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 吸取力量 Kāpchéui Lihkleuhng
Mandarin 吸取力量 Xīqǔ Lìliàng
France Flag.png French Vole-ForceVIII+
Vol-ForceVII
Germany Flag.png German Kraftabsorber
Italy Flag.png Italian Assorbiforza
South Korea Flag.png Korean 힘흡수 Himheupsu
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Seiva Forte
Spain Flag.png Spanish Absorbefuerza


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