Essentials

Leech Life

Bug physical

Generation 1

Summary

Drains half the damage inflicted to heal the user.

Damage Dealt

  • Bug 1
  • Dark 2
  • Dragon 1
  • Electric 1
  • Fairy ½
  • Fighting ½
  • Fire ½
  • Flying ½
  • Ghost ½
  • Grass 2
  • Ground 1
  • Ice 1
  • Normal 1
  • Poison ½
  • Psychic 2
  • Rock 1
  • Steel ½
  • Water 1

Stats

Power
20; percentile 4.6
Accuracy
100%
PP
15, up to 24 with PP Up PP Up
Target
Selected Pokémon
Effect chance
n/a
Priority
0 (normal)

Flags

Machines

Generation 1
Not a TM
Generation 2
Not a TM
Generation 3
Not a TM
Generation 4
Not a TM
Generation 5
Not a TM
Generation 6
Not a TM

Effect

Inflicts regular damage. Drains half the damage inflicted to heal the user.

Meta

This reflects how the games treat moves and may be somewhat idealistic.

Flavor

Flavor Text

Generation 2
Gold, Silver, Crystal

Steals 1/2 of the damage inflicted.

Generation 3
Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald

An attack that steals half the damage inflicted.

FireRed, LeafGreen

An attack that absorbs half the damage it inflicted to restore HP.

Generation 4
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, SoulSilver

A blood-draining attack. The user’s HP is restored by half the damage taken by the target.

Generation 5
Black, White, Black 2, White 2

The user drains the target’s blood. The user’s HP is restored by half the damage taken by the target.

Generation 6
X, Y

The user drains the target’s blood. The user’s HP is restored by half the damage taken by the target.

Foreign Names

Italian
Sanguisuga
German
Blutsauger
French
Vampirisme
Czech
Vysátí
Spanish
Chupavidas
Japanese
きゅうけつ (kyuuketsu)

Contests

Generation 3 Contest

Type
Smart
Appeal
♡♡
Jam
♥♥♥
Flavor text
Startles the Pokémon that appealed before the user.
Use after
None
Use before
None

Generation 4 Super Contest

Type
Smart
Appeal
Flavor text
Earn +3 if two Pokémon raise the Voltage in a row.
Use after
None
Use before
None

Similar moves

These moves all have the same effect as Leech Life.

Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Absorb Grass special 25 20 100%

Drains half the damage inflicted to heal the user.

Mega Drain Grass special 15 40 100%

Drains half the damage inflicted to heal the user.

Giga Drain Grass special 10 75 100%

Drains half the damage inflicted to heal the user.

Drain Punch Fighting physical 10 75 100%

Drains half the damage inflicted to heal the user.

Horn Leech Grass physical 10 75 100%

Drains half the damage inflicted to heal the user.

Pokémon

Bug Pokémon get STAB, and have their types highlighted in green.

Pokémon with higher Attack are more suited to Leech Life's physical damage, and have the stat highlighted in green.

Red, Blue Yellow Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Pokémon Type Ability Gender Egg Group HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Total
Level up: Learned when a Pokémon reaches a certain level.
Zubat Poison Flying Inner Focus
Infiltrator
½ male, ½ female Flying 40 45 35 30 40 55 245
Golbat Poison Flying Inner Focus
Infiltrator
½ male, ½ female Flying 75 80 70 65 75 90 455
Crobat Poison Flying Inner Focus
Infiltrator
½ male, ½ female Flying 85 90 80 70 80 130 535
20 20 19 19 11 11 11 Paras Bug Grass Effect Spore
Dry Skin
Damp
½ male, ½ female Bug
Grass
35 70 55 45 55 25 285
19 19 Parasect Bug Grass Effect Spore
Dry Skin
Damp
½ male, ½ female Bug
Grass
60 95 80 60 80 30 405
27 27 25 25 17 17 17 Venonat Bug Poison Compound Eyes
Tinted Lens
Run Away
½ male, ½ female Bug 60 55 50 40 55 45 305
27 25 25 17 17 17 Venomoth Bug Poison Shield Dust
Tinted Lens
Wonder Skin
½ male, ½ female Bug 70 65 60 90 75 90 450
23 23 12 12 12 Spinarak Bug Poison Swarm
Insomnia
Sniper
½ male, ½ female Bug 40 60 40 40 40 30 250
25 25 12 12 12 Ariados Bug Poison Swarm
Insomnia
Sniper
½ male, ½ female Bug 70 90 70 60 60 40 390
5 5 5 5 Nincada Bug Ground Compound Eyes
Run Away
½ male, ½ female Bug 31 45 90 30 30 40 266
Ninjask Bug Flying Speed Boost
Infiltrator
½ male, ½ female Bug 61 90 45 50 50 160 456
5 5 5 5 Shedinja Bug Ghost Wonder Guard genderless Mineral 1 90 45 30 30 40 236
14 14 14 Kricketune Bug Swarm
Technician
½ male, ½ female Bug 77 85 51 55 51 65 384
Joltik Bug Electric Compound Eyes
Unnerve
Swarm
½ male, ½ female Bug 50 47 50 57 50 65 319
Galvantula Bug Electric Compound Eyes
Unnerve
Swarm
½ male, ½ female Bug 70 77 60 97 60 108 472
Shelmet Bug Hydration
Shell Armor
Overcoat
½ male, ½ female Bug 50 40 85 40 65 25 305
Accelgor Bug Hydration
Sticky Hold
Unburden
½ male, ½ female Bug 80 70 40 100 60 145 495
10 10 Larvesta Bug Fire Flame Body
Swarm
½ male, ½ female Bug 55 85 55 50 55 60 360
Volcarona Bug Fire Flame Body
Swarm
½ male, ½ female Bug 85 60 65 135 105 100 550
5 Noibat Flying Dragon Infiltrator
Frisk
Telepathy
½ male, ½ female Flying 40 30 35 45 40 55 245
5 Noivern Flying Dragon Infiltrator
Frisk
Telepathy
½ male, ½ female Flying 85 70 80 97 80 123 535
Red, Blue Yellow Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Pokémon Type Ability Gender Egg Group HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Total
Egg: Appears on a newly-hatched Pokémon, if the father had the same move.
• • • • • Bellsprout Grass Poison Chlorophyll
Gluttony
½ male, ½ female Grass 50 75 35 70 30 40 300
• • • • • Yanma Bug Flying Speed Boost
Compound Eyes
Frisk
½ male, ½ female Bug 65 65 45 75 45 95 390

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