Strength Sap (move)

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Strength Sap
ちからをすいとる Strength Sap
Strength Sap VIII.png
Strength Sap VIII 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.

Effect

Strength Sap lowers the target's Attack stat by one stage, then restores the user's HP by the same amount as the target's effective Attack stat before Strength Sap was used. The amount of HP restored depends on the Attack stat after applying stat stages.

The target's Attack stat is lowered even if the user of Strength Sap has full HP. If the target already has -6 Attack stat stages, Strength Sap fails; however, if the target of Strength Sap has +6 Attack stat stages and the Ability Contrary, Strength Sap will still restore HP. Strength Sap will still restore HP even if the target is protected by Mist or its Attack is not lowered due to an Ability such as Contrary or Hyper Cutter.

If the user is holding a Big Root, it 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. Abilities like Huge Power and items like Thick Club do not affect the HP restored.

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

Description

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

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
222 Corsola Corsola
Galarian Form
GhostIC Big.png Water 1 Water 3 35
426 Drifblim Drifblim
GhostIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 1
755 Morelull Morelull
GrassIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Grass Grass 32 25
756 Shiinotic Shiinotic
GrassIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Grass Grass 35 27
855 Polteageist Polteageist
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 1
864 Cursola Cursola
GhostIC Big.png Water 1 Water 3 35
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 VIII
043 Oddish Oddish
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass USUM
069 Bellsprout Bellsprout
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass USUM
187 Hoppip Hoppip
GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Fairy Grass USUM
592 Frillish Frillish
WaterIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
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

Strength Sap VII.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 Generation VII SMUSUM LGPE Generation VIII 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 吸取力量 Kāpchéui Lihkleuhng
Mandarin 吸取力量 Xīqǔ Lìliàng
France Flag.png French Vole-Force*
Vol-Force*
Germany Flag.png German Kraftabsorber
Italy Flag.png Italian Assorbiforza
South Korea Flag.png Korean 힘흡수 Him Heubsu
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Seiva Forte
Spain Flag.png Spanish Absorbefuerza


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