Essentials

Leech Seed

Grass status

Generation 1

Summary

Seeds the target, stealing HP from it every turn.

Damage Dealt

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

Stats

Power
— (no damage)
Accuracy
90%
PP
10, up to 16 with PP Up PP Up
Target
Selected Pokémon
Effect chance
n/a
Priority
0 (normal)

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

Plants a seed on the target that drains 1/8 of its max HP at the end of every turn and heals the user for the amount taken. Has no effect on Grass Pokémon. The seed remains until the target leaves the field.

The user takes damage instead of being healed if the target has Liquid Ooze.

Rapid Spin will remove this effect.

This effect is passed on by Baton Pass.

Meta

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

Flavor

Flavor Text

Generation 2
Gold, Silver, Crystal

Steals HP from the foe on every turn.

Generation 3
Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald

Plants a seed on the foe to steal HP on every turn.

FireRed, LeafGreen

A seed is planted on the foe to steal some HP for the user on every turn.

Generation 4
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, SoulSilver

A seed is planted on the foe. It steals some HP from the foe to heal the user on every turn.

Generation 5
Black, White, Black 2, White 2

A seed is planted on the target. It steals some HP from the target every turn.

Generation 6
X, Y

A seed is planted on the target. It steals some HP from the target every turn.

Foreign Names

Japanese
やどりぎのタネ (yadoriginotane)
Korean
씨뿌리기
French
Vampigraine
German
Egelsamen
Spanish
Drenadoras
Italian
Parassiseme
Czech
Pijavičné semínko

Contests

Generation 3 Contest

Type
Smart
Appeal
♡♡
Jam
♥♥
Flavor text
Startles all Pokémon that have done their appeals.
Use after
Use before
None

Generation 4 Super Contest

Type
Smart
Appeal
Flavor text
Earn a higher score the later the Pokémon performs.
Use after
None
Use before
None

Similar moves

No other moves have the same effect as Leech Seed.

Pokémon

Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Diamond, Pearl Platinum
HeartGold, SoulSilver
Black, White Black 2, White 2 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.
7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 Bulbasaur Grass Poison Overgrow
Chlorophyll
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Grass
45 49 49 65 65 45 318
Ivysaur Grass Poison Overgrow
Chlorophyll
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Grass
60 62 63 80 80 60 405
Venusaur Grass Poison Overgrow
Chlorophyll
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Grass
80 82 83 100 100 80 525
Venusaur Mega Venusaur Grass Poison Thick Fat ⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Grass
80 100 123 122 120 80 625
28 13 13 11 11 11 11 11 Exeggcute Grass Psychic Chlorophyll
Harvest
½ male, ½ female Grass 60 40 80 60 45 40 325
20 20 22 22 22 22 22 Hoppip Grass Flying Chlorophyll
Leaf Guard
Infiltrator
½ male, ½ female Fairy
Grass
35 35 40 35 55 50 250
22 22 24 24 24 24 24 Skiploom Grass Flying Chlorophyll
Leaf Guard
Infiltrator
½ male, ½ female Fairy
Grass
55 45 50 45 65 80 340
22 22 24 24 24 24 24 Jumpluff Grass Flying Chlorophyll
Leaf Guard
Infiltrator
½ male, ½ female Fairy
Grass
75 55 70 55 95 110 460
17 17 17 13 13 Sunkern Grass Chlorophyll
Solar Power
Early Bird
½ male, ½ female Grass 30 30 30 30 30 30 180
17 17 17 13 13 Sunflora Grass Chlorophyll
Solar Power
Early Bird
½ male, ½ female Grass 75 75 55 105 85 30 425
Celebi Psychic Grass Natural Cure genderless Undiscovered 100 100 100 100 100 100 600
10 13 13 13 13 13 Shroomish Grass Effect Spore
Poison Heal
Quick Feet
½ male, ½ female Fairy
Grass
60 40 60 40 60 35 295
Breloom Grass Fighting Effect Spore
Poison Heal
Technician
½ male, ½ female Fairy
Grass
60 130 80 60 60 70 460
21 16 16 16 16 16 Roselia Grass Poison Natural Cure
Poison Point
Leaf Guard
½ male, ½ female Fairy
Grass
50 60 45 100 80 65 400
13 13 13 13 13 13 Cacnea Grass Sand Veil
Water Absorb
½ male, ½ female Grass
Human-Like
50 85 40 85 40 35 335
13 13 13 13 13 13 Cacturne Grass Dark Sand Veil
Water Absorb
½ male, ½ female Grass
Human-Like
70 115 60 115 60 55 475
29 29 29 29 29 Turtwig Grass Overgrow
Shell Armor
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Grass
55 68 64 45 55 31 318
32 32 32 32 32 Grotle Grass Overgrow
Shell Armor
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Grass
75 89 85 55 65 36 405
33 33 33 33 33 Torterra Grass Ground Overgrow
Shell Armor
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Grass
95 109 105 75 85 56 525
10 10 10 10 10 Cherubi Grass Chlorophyll ½ male, ½ female Fairy
Grass
45 35 45 62 53 35 275
10 10 10 10 10 Cherrim Grass Flower Gift ½ male, ½ female Fairy
Grass
70 60 70 87 78 85 450
19 19 19 19 19 Land Shaymin Grass Natural Cure genderless Undiscovered 100 100 100 100 100 100 600
19 19 19 19 Shaymin Sky Shaymin Grass Flying Serene Grace genderless Undiscovered 100 103 75 120 75 127 600
19 19 19 Snivy Grass Overgrow
Contrary
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field
Grass
45 45 55 45 55 63 308
20 20 20 Servine Grass Overgrow
Contrary
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field
Grass
60 60 75 60 75 83 413
20 20 20 Serperior Grass Overgrow
Contrary
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field
Grass
75 75 95 75 95 113 528
16 16 16 Pansage Grass Gluttony
Overgrow
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 50 53 48 53 48 64 316
8 8 8 Cottonee Grass Fairy Prankster
Infiltrator
Chlorophyll
½ male, ½ female Fairy
Grass
40 27 60 37 50 66 280
Whimsicott Grass Fairy Prankster
Infiltrator
Chlorophyll
½ male, ½ female Fairy
Grass
60 67 85 77 75 116 480
8 8 8 Petilil Grass Chlorophyll
Own Tempo
Leaf Guard
always female Grass 45 35 50 70 50 30 280
Lilligant Grass Chlorophyll
Own Tempo
Leaf Guard
always female Grass 70 60 75 110 75 90 480
13 13 13 Deerling Normal Grass Chlorophyll
Sap Sipper
Serene Grace
½ male, ½ female Field 60 60 50 40 50 75 335
13 13 13 Sawsbuck Normal Grass Chlorophyll
Sap Sipper
Serene Grace
½ male, ½ female Field 80 100 70 60 70 95 475
15 Chespin Grass Overgrow
Bulletproof
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 56 61 65 48 45 38 313
15 Quilladin Grass Overgrow
Bulletproof
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 61 78 95 56 58 57 405
15 Chesnaught Grass Fighting Overgrow
Bulletproof
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 88 107 122 74 75 64 530
12 Skiddo Grass Sap Sipper
Grass Pelt
½ male, ½ female Field 66 65 48 62 57 52 350
12 Gogoat Grass Sap Sipper
Grass Pelt
½ male, ½ female Field 123 100 62 97 81 68 531
23 Phantump Ghost Grass Natural Cure
Frisk
Harvest
½ male, ½ female Grass
Amorphous
43 70 48 50 60 38 309
23 Trevenant Ghost Grass Natural Cure
Frisk
Harvest
½ male, ½ female Grass
Amorphous
85 110 76 65 82 56 474
20 Pumpkaboo Small Pumpkaboo Ghost Grass Pickup
Frisk
Insomnia
½ male, ½ female Amorphous 44 66 70 44 55 56 335
20 Average Pumpkaboo Ghost Grass Pickup
Frisk
Insomnia
½ male, ½ female Amorphous 49 66 70 44 55 51 335
20 Pumpkaboo Large Pumpkaboo Ghost Grass Pickup
Frisk
Insomnia
½ male, ½ female Amorphous 54 66 70 44 55 46 335
20 Pumpkaboo Super Pumpkaboo Ghost Grass Pickup
Frisk
Insomnia
½ male, ½ female Amorphous 59 66 70 44 55 41 335
20 Gourgeist Small Gourgeist Ghost Grass Pickup
Frisk
Insomnia
½ male, ½ female Amorphous 55 85 122 58 75 99 494
20 Average Gourgeist Ghost Grass Pickup
Frisk
Insomnia
½ male, ½ female Amorphous 65 90 122 58 75 84 494
20 Gourgeist Large Gourgeist Ghost Grass Pickup
Frisk
Insomnia
½ male, ½ female Amorphous 75 95 122 58 75 69 494
20 Gourgeist Super Gourgeist Ghost Grass Pickup
Frisk
Insomnia
½ male, ½ female Amorphous 85 100 122 58 75 54 494
Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Diamond, Pearl Platinum
HeartGold, SoulSilver
Black, White Black 2, White 2 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.
• • • Paras Bug Grass Effect Spore
Dry Skin
Damp
½ male, ½ female Bug
Grass
35 70 55 45 55 25 285
• • • • • • Tangela Grass Chlorophyll
Leaf Guard
Regenerator
½ male, ½ female Grass 65 55 115 100 40 60 435
• • • • • • • Chikorita Grass Overgrow
Leaf Guard
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Grass
45 49 65 49 65 45 318
• • • • • • Sunkern Grass Chlorophyll
Solar Power
Early Bird
½ male, ½ female Grass 30 30 30 30 30 30 180
• • • • • • Treecko Grass Overgrow
Unburden
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Dragon
40 45 35 65 55 70 310
• • • • • • Lotad Water Grass Swift Swim
Rain Dish
Own Tempo
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Grass
40 30 30 40 50 30 220
• • • • • • Seedot Grass Chlorophyll
Early Bird
Pickpocket
½ male, ½ female Field
Grass
40 40 50 30 30 30 220
• • • • • • Tropius Grass Flying Chlorophyll
Solar Power
Harvest
½ male, ½ female Monster
Grass
99 68 83 72 87 51 460
• • • • • Carnivine Grass Levitate ½ male, ½ female Grass 74 100 72 90 72 46 454
• • • • • Snover Grass Ice Snow Warning
Soundproof
½ male, ½ female Monster
Grass
60 62 50 62 60 40 334
• • • Maractus Grass Water Absorb
Chlorophyll
Storm Drain
½ male, ½ female Grass 75 86 67 106 67 60 461
• • • Ferroseed Grass Steel Iron Barbs ½ male, ½ female Grass
Mineral
44 50 91 24 86 10 305

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