Horn Leech (move)

Horn Leech
ウッドホーン Wood Horn
Horn Leech IX.png
Horn Leech IX 2.png
Type  Grass
Category  Physical
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  75
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 V
Condition  Tough
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Tough
Appeal  0  
Condition  Tough
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Shows off the Pokémon's appeal about as well as the move used just before it.

Horn Leech (Japanese: ウッドホーン Wood Horn) is a damage-dealing Grass-type move introduced in Generation V. Prior to Generation VI, it was the signature move of Sawsbuck.

Effect

Generation V

Horn Leech 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.

When used on a Pokémon with the Liquid Ooze Ability, the user will lose the amount of HP it would have gained instead.

If the user is holding a Big Root, the HP restored is increased by 30% (making the restored HP 65% of the damage dealt). Big Root does not increase the damage dealt.

Generation VI onwards

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

Generation VIII

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Horn Leech cannot be selected in a battle.

Description

Games Description
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
SwShLA
The user drains the target's energy with its horns. The user's HP is restored by half the damage taken by the target.
BDSP This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.
SV The user drains the target's energy with its horns. The user's HP is restored by up to half the damage taken by the target.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0586  
Sawsbuck
All forms
 
 
Field Field 37 37 1, Evo. Evo.
0672     Field Field 42 42 42
0673     Field Field 47 47 47
0708    
 
Grass Amorphous 54 54 28 28
0709    
 
Grass Amorphous 1, 62 1, 54 28 28
0716     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 55 55 35
0787    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 32 40
1017  
Ogerpon
All forms
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered Rem.
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

Horn Leech inflicts damage, with ½ of the damage dealt restored to the user as HP.

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
SMD 13 99 15 30 95% 98% Front Enemy No
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:


Pokémon Rumble Rush

  Horn Leech
★★★★
Attack power 17.00384
Charge time 1.02 seconds
Range type Dash
Number of hits 4
Number of projectiles 1
Critical hit rate 1.5%
Additional effect None

Pokémon Masters EX

Name Category Cost in move-gauge slots MP
(uses)
Base power Max power Accuracy Target Effect tag Description Playable sync pair(s)
Horn Leech Physical 3 91 109 100% An opponent Absorbs The more damage dealt to the target, the more this move restores the user's HP. Professor Sycamore & Xerneas
Whitney (Holiday 2022) & Sawsbuck
  • Description prior to Version 2.10.0 (from June 28, 2021): Restores the user's HP based on the amount of damage dealt to the target.

Pokémon UNITE

In Pokémon UNITE, Horn Leech is Trevenant's first move. It is obtained by reaching level 7 and upgrading Branch Poke into it instead of Pain Split. The user charges forward becoming unstoppable, dealing damage to enemies and stunning them while dashing in the designated duration. At the end of the charge, enemies that were shoved are dealt additional damage and then thrown. Colliding with an enemy while charging recovers the user's HP 3 times, and the lower the user's remaining HP the more HP that is recovered. After this move hits an enemy, the user's next three basic attacks deal more damage and reduce this move's cooldown by .5s (for each enemy hit) when they hit. At level 13, after using this move, the user's movement speed is increased for a short time.

Description

Games Description
MDGtI  UNUSED
SMD It damages an enemy and also restores your HP. The greater the damage it causes, the more HP it restores.


In the anime

 
Sawsbuck
 
Gogoat
 
Phantump
 
Tapu Bulu
The user drains the target's energy with its horns.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Sawsbuck lowers its head and its horns become surrounded in orange energy. Its horns then start to glow gold and it charges at the opponent with its horns pointed at them.
Burgundy's Sawsbuck A Connoisseur's Revenge! Debut
  Gogoat lowers its head and its horns start to glow green. It then fires two green beams of energy from its horns at the opponent. When the attack hits the opponent, sparkling green orbs of energy fly out of the opponent and into Gogoat, draining the opponent's energy.
Ramos's Gogoat The Green, Green Grass Types of Home! None
  Phantump's horns glow light green before it charges towards the opponent with its horns pointed at them.
Multiple wild Phantump Making Friends and Influencing Villains! None
  Tapu Bulu's horns start to glow light green and grow taller and larger. It then charges at the opponent with its horns pointed at them.
Tapu Bulu (anime) Some Kind of Laziness! None


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 木角 Muhkgok
Mandarin 木角 Mùjiǎo
  Czech Pijavičí Roh
  Dutch Hoornstoot
  French Encornebois
  German Holzgeweih
  Indonesian Tanduk Kayu
  Italian Legnicorno
  Korean 우드혼 UdeuhonIX+
우드호른 UdeuhoreunVVIII
  Polish Poroże Mocy
Portuguese   Brazil Chifre Sugador (UNITE, XY058–present, TCG)
Sanguessuga de Chifre (BW019)
  Portugal Chifre Sugador
Spanish   Latin America Drenacuerno (XY058–present)
Chupacuerno (BW019)
  Spain Asta DrenajeVI+
AstadrenajeV
  Vietnamese Sừng Đĩa


Variations of the move Giga Drain
  Drain PunchHorn Leech
  Giga Drain


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