Leer (move)

Leer
にらみつける Glare
Leer VIII.png
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Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  30 (max. 48)
Power  —
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects all adjacent foes, but not allies
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Cool
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jam  0  
Temporarily stops the crowd from growing excited.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Badly startles Pokémon that the audience has high expectations of.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  1
Badly startles the Pokémon that the audience has high expectations of.

Leer (Japanese: にらみつける Glare) is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation I.

Effect

Leer decreases the Defense stat of all adjacent opponents by one stage.

Leer can also be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, giving the user an extra three appeal points if either the move Rage or Scary Face was used in the prior turn. It can also be used to start a combination, causing certain moves (Bite, Feint Attack, Glare, Horn Attack, Scary Face, Scratch, Stomp and Tackle) to have their base appeal points doubled if used in the next turn.

If powered up by a Normalium Z into Z-Leer, the user's Attack stat rises one stage.

Description

Games Description
StadStad2 A technique that lowers the target's Defense. Useful against tough, armored Pokémon.
GSC Reduces the foe's Defense.
RSEColo.XD Frightens the foe with a leer to lower Defense.
FRLG The foe is given an intimidating look that lowers its Defense stat.
DPPtHGSSPBR The foe is given an intimidating leer with sharp eyes. The target's Defense stat is reduced.
BW The opposing team gains an intimidating leer with sharp eyes. The opposing team's Defense stats are reduced.
B2W2 The user gains an intimidating leer with sharp eyes. The opposing team's Defense stats are reduced.
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
SwSh
The user gives opposing Pokémon an intimidating leer that lowers the Defense stat.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
004   Charmander
  Monster Dragon 15
005   Charmeleon
  Monster Dragon 15
006   Charizard
 
 
Monster Dragon 1, 15
021   Spearow
 
 
Flying Flying 9 7 7 5 5 5 4SMUSUM
8PE
022   Fearow
 
 
Flying Flying 1, 9 1, 7 1, 7 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 1, 4SMUSUM
1, 8PE
023   Ekans
  Field Dragon 1 1 1 1 1 1 1SMUSUM
4PE
024   Arbok
  Field Dragon 1 1 1 1 1 1 1SMUSUM
1, 4PE
032   Nidoran♂
  Monster Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
033   Nidorino
  Monster Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
034   Nidoking
 
 
Monster Field 1PE 1
056   Mankey
  Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
057   Primeape
  Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
058   Growlithe
  Field Field 23 18 13 9 9BW
8B2W2
8 8SMUSUM
7PE
1
059   Arcanine
  Field Field 1 1 1PE 1
066   Machop
  Human-Like Human-Like 25 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
067   Machoke
  Human-Like Human-Like 1, 25 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
068   Machamp
  Human-Like Human-Like 1, 25 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
083   Farfetch'd
 
 
Flying Field 7 13 11 1 1 1 1 5
083   Farfetch'd
Galarian Form
  Flying Field 5
090   Shellder
  Water 3 Water 3 39 33 33RSE
36FRLG
20 20 20 20SMUSUM
9PE
12
091   Cloyster
 
 
Water 3 Water 3 1PE 1
098   Krabby
  Water 3 Water 3 1 5 5 9 9 9 9 1
099   Kingler
  Water 3 Water 3 1 1, 5 1, 5 9 1, 9 1, 9 1, 9 1
104   Cubone
  Monster Monster 25 17 17 13 13 13 13SMUSUM
6PE
105   Marowak
  Monster Monster 1, 25RGB
25Y
17 17 13 13 13 13SMUSUM
1, 6PE
105   Marowak
Alolan Form
 
 
Monster Monster 13SMUSUM
1, 6PE
107   Hitmonchan
  Human-Like Human-Like 5PE
111   Rhyhorn
 
 
Monster Field 50
112   Rhydon
 
 
Monster Field 55
115   Kangaskhan
  Monster Monster 41 7 1 1 1 1 1
116   Horsea
  Water 1 Dragon 24 15 15 8 8 8XY
9ORAS
9SMUSUM
15PE
1
117   Seadra
  Water 1 Dragon 24 1, 15 1, 15 1, 8 1, 8 1, 8XY
1, 9ORAS
1, 9SMUSUM
1, 15PE
1
123   Scyther
 
 
Bug Bug 17 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
125   Electabuzz
  Human-Like Human-Like 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
126   Magmar
  Human-Like Human-Like 36 1, 7 1, 7 1 1 1 1 1
128   Tauros
  Field Field 35 24PE
130   Gyarados
 
 
Water 2 Dragon 1, 32RGB
32Y
30 30 26 26 26 21SMUSUM
1, 6PE
1
136   Flareon
  Field Field 42RGB
47Y
47 47
138   Omanyte
 
 
Water 1 Water 3 39 31 31 19 19 19 19SMUSUM
11PE
20
139   Omastar
 
 
Water 1 Water 3 39 31 31 19 19 19 19SMUSUM
1, 11PE
20
140   Kabuto
 
 
Water 1 Water 3 44 19 19 11 11 11 11SMUSUM
12PE
20
141   Kabutops
 
 
Water 1 Water 3 46 19 19RSE
1, 19FRLG
11DP
1, 11PtHGSS
1, 11 1, 11 1, 11SMUSUM
1, 12PE
20
144   Articuno
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 16PE
145   Zapdos
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 16PE
146   Moltres
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 51 16PE 1
146   Moltres
Galarian Form
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1
147   Dratini
  Water 1 Dragon 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
148   Dragonair
  Water 1 Dragon 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
149   Dragonite
 
 
Water 1 Dragon 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
155   Cyndaquil
  Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1
156   Quilava
  Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1
157   Typhlosion
  Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1
158   Totodile
  Monster Water 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
159   Croconaw
  Monster Water 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
160   Feraligatr
  Monster Water 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
177   Natu
 
 
Flying Flying 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
178   Xatu
 
 
Flying Flying 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
212   Scizor
 
 
Bug Bug 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
214   Heracross
 
 
Bug Bug 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
215   Sneasel
 
 
Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
216   Teddiursa
  Field Field 1 1 1 1
217   Ursaring
  Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1
227   Skarmory
 
 
Flying Flying 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
228   Houndour
 
 
Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1
229   Houndoom
 
 
Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1
230   Kingdra
 
 
Water 1 Dragon 1, 15 1, 15 1, 8 1, 8 1, 8XY
1, 9ORAS
1, 9 1
234   Stantler
  Field Field 8 7 3 3 3 3
239   Elekid
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
240   Magby
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 7 7 1 1 1 1 1
243   Raikou
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
244   Entei
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
245   Suicune
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
246   Larvitar
 
 
Monster Monster 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
247   Pupitar
 
 
Monster Monster 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
248   Tyranitar
 
 
Monster Monster 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
252   Treecko
  Monster Dragon 1 1 1 1 1 1
253   Grovyle
  Monster Dragon 1 1 1 1 1 1
254   Sceptile
  Monster Dragon 1 1 1 1 1 1
263   Zigzagoon
Galarian Form
 
 
Field Field 1
264   Linoone
Galarian Form
 
 
Field Field 1
302   Sableye
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 1 1 1 1 1 1
309   Electrike
  Field Field 9 9 9 9XY
4ORAS
4 4
310   Manectric
  Field Field 1, 9 1, 9 1, 9 1, 9XY
1, 4ORAS
1, 4 1
318   Carvanha
 
 
Water 2 Water 2 1 1 1 1 1 1
319   Sharpedo
 
 
Water 2 Water 2 1 1 1 1 1 1
331   Cacnea
  Grass Human-Like 1 1 1 1 1
332   Cacturne
 
 
Grass Human-Like 1 1 1 1 1
335   Zangoose
  Field Field 4 1 1 1 1
341   Corphish
  Water 1 Water 3 13 13 13 13XY
10ORAS
10 4
342   Crawdaunt
 
 
Water 1 Water 3 1, 13 1, 13 1, 13 1, 13XY
1, 10ORAS
1, 10 1
355   Duskull
  Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1 1 1 1
356   Dusclops
  Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1 1 1 1
357   Tropius
 
 
Monster Grass 1 1 1 1 1
359   Absol
  Field Field 5 4 4 4XY
1, 4ORAS
1, 4 1
361   Snorunt
  Fairy Mineral 1 1 1 1 1 5
362   Glalie
  Fairy Mineral 1 1 1 1 1 1
371   Bagon
  Dragon Dragon 9 10 10 10XY
7ORAS
7 1
372   Shelgon
  Dragon Dragon 1, 9 1, 10 1, 10 1, 10XY
1, 7ORAS
1, 7 1
373   Salamence
 
 
Dragon Dragon 1, 9 1, 10 1, 10 1, 10XY
1, 7ORAS
1, 7 1
386   Deoxys
Normal Forme
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1 1 1
386   Deoxys
Attack Forme
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1 1 1
386   Deoxys
Defense Forme
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1 1 1
386   Deoxys
Speed Forme
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1 1 1
390   Chimchar
  Field Human-Like 1 1 1 1
391   Monferno
 
 
Field Human-Like 1 1 1 1
392   Infernape
 
 
Field Human-Like 1 1 1 1
403   Shinx
  Field Field 5 5 5 5 1
404   Luxio
  Field Field 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 1
405   Luxray
  Field Field 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 1
408   Cranidos
  Monster Monster 1 1 1 1
409   Rampardos
  Monster Monster 1 1 1 1
451   Skorupi
 
 
Bug Water 3 6DP
1PtHGSS
1 1 1 1
452   Drapion
 
 
Bug Water 3 1, 6DP
1PtHGSS
1 1 1 1
459   Snover
 
 
Monster Grass 1 1 1 1 1
460   Abomasnow
 
 
Monster Grass 1 1 1 1 1
461   Weavile
 
 
Field Field 1 1 1 1 1
466   Electivire
  Human-Like Human-Like 1 1 1 1 1
467   Magmortar
  Human-Like Human-Like 1 1 1 1 1
475   Gallade
 
 
Human-Like Amorphous 1 1 1 1 1
477   Dusknoir
  Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1 1 1
478   Froslass
 
 
Fairy Mineral 1 1 1 1 1
485   Heatran
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 9 9 9 9 1
495   Snivy
  Field Grass 4 4 4
496   Servine
  Field Grass 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4
497   Serperior
  Field Grass 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4
504   Patrat
  Field Field 3 3 3
505   Watchog
  Field Field 1, 3 1, 3 1, 3
506   Lillipup
  Field Field 1 1 1 1
507   Herdier
  Field Field 1 1 1 1
508   Stoutland
  Field Field 1 1 1 1
511   Pansage
  Field Field 4 4 4
512   Simisage
  Field Field 1 1 1
513   Pansear
  Field Field 4 4 4
514   Simisear
  Field Field 1 1 1
515   Panpour
  Field Field 4 4 4
516   Simipour
  Field Field 1 1 1
519   Pidove
 
 
Flying Flying 8 8 8 4
520   Tranquill
 
 
Flying Flying 1, 8 1, 8 1, 8 1
521   Unfezant
 
 
Flying Flying 1, 8 1, 8 1, 8 1
532   Timburr
  Human-Like Human-Like 1 1 1 1
533   Gurdurr
  Human-Like Human-Like 1 1 1 1
534   Conkeldurr
  Human-Like Human-Like 1 1 1 1
538   Throh
  Human-Like Human-Like 1 1 1 1
539   Sawk
  Human-Like Human-Like 1 1 1 1
551   Sandile
 
 
Field Field 1 1 1 1
552   Krokorok
 
 
Field Field 1 1 1 1
553   Krookodile
 
 
Field Field 1 1 1 1
559   Scraggy
 
 
Field Dragon 1 1 1 1
560   Scrafty
 
 
Field Dragon 1 1 1 1
566   Archen
 
 
Flying Water 3 1 1 1 1
567   Archeops
 
 
Flying Water 3 1 1 1 1
570   Zorua
  Field Field 1 1 1 1
571   Zoroark
  Field Field 1 1 1 1
588   Karrablast
  Bug Bug 4 4 4 1
589   Escavalier
 
 
Bug Bug 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4 1
610   Axew
  Monster Dragon 4 4 4 1
611   Fraxure
  Monster Dragon 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4 1
612   Haxorus
  Monster Dragon 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4 1
621   Druddigon
  Dragon Monster 1 1 1 1
624   Pawniard
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 6 6 6 1
625   Bisharp
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 1, 6 1, 6 1, 6 1
626   Bouffalant
  Field Field 1 1 1 1
627   Rufflet
 
 
Flying Flying 1 1 1 1
628   Braviary
 
 
Flying Flying 1 1 1 1
629   Vullaby
 
 
Flying Flying 1 1 1 1
630   Mandibuzz
 
 
Flying Flying 1 1 1 1
638   Cobalion
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1 1
639   Terrakion
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1 1
640   Virizion
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1 1
641   Tornadus
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 5
642   Thundurus
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 5
645   Landorus
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 5
647   Keldeo
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1 1
659   Bunnelby
  Field Field 1 1 1
660   Diggersby
 
 
Field Field 1 1 1
667   Litleo
 
 
Field Field 1 1
668   Pyroar
 
 
Field Field 1 1
674   Pancham
  Field Human-Like 1 1 1
675   Pangoro
 
 
Field Human-Like 1 1 1
677   Espurr
  Field Field 1 1 1
678   Meowstic
Male
  Field Field 1 1 1
678   Meowstic
Female
  Field Field 1 1 1
721   Volcanion
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 6
725   Litten
  Field Field 11
726   Torracat
  Field Field 11
727   Incineroar
 
 
Field Field 11
734   Yungoos
  Field Field 3
735   Gumshoos
  Field Field 1, 3
739   Crabrawler
  Water 3 Water 3 9
740   Crabominable
 
 
Water 3 Water 3 1, 9
744   Rockruff
  Field Field 1 1
745   Lycanroc
Midday Form
  Field Field 1 1
745   Lycanroc
Midnight Form
  Field Field 1 1
745   Lycanroc
Dusk Form
  Field Field 1USUM 1
759   Stufful
 
 
Field Field 1 1
760   Bewear
 
 
Field Field 1 1
766   Passimian
  Field Field 4 1
782   Jangmo-o
  Dragon Dragon 5 1
783   Hakamo-o
 
 
Dragon Dragon 1, 5 1
784   Kommo-o
 
 
Dragon Dragon 1, 5 1
795   Pheromosa
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 5
821   Rookidee
  Flying Flying 1
822   Corvisquire
  Flying Flying 1
823   Corviknight
 
 
Flying Flying 1
849   Toxtricity
Amped Form
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 1
849   Toxtricity
Low Key Form
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 1
852   Clobbopus
  Water 1 Human-Like 1
853   Grapploct
  Water 1 Human-Like 1
862   Obstagoon
 
 
Field Field 1
865   Sirfetch'd
  Flying Field 1
877   Morpeko
 
 
Field Fairy 5
884   Duraludon
 
 
Mineral Dragon 1
891   Kubfu
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 1
892   Urshifu
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1
892   Urshifu
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1
893   Zarude
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 6
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
104   Cubone
  Monster Monster
209   Snubbull
  Field Fairy
261   Poochyena
  Field Field
408   Cranidos
  Monster Monster
434   Stunky
 
 
Field Field
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 games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In Red Rescue Team, Blue Rescue Team, Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, Leer is a move with 27 PP and 100% accuracy. The user targets enemy in the front, lowering their Defense by one stage. This move is affected by Magic Coat and Taunt.

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description
Status 1 100% All opponents Lowers the target's Defense by one stat rank*.

Past Description

  • Prior to Version 2.10.0 (from June 28, 2021): Lowers the target's Defense.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Lowers the target's Defense by one level.
MDTDS Reduces the target's Defense by 1 level.
BSL てきポケモンの ぼうぎょを 1だんかいさげる
MDGtI
SMD
MDRTDX
It lowers the enemy's Defense.


In the anime

       
Krabby Houndour Serperior Glalie
The foe is given an intimidating leer with sharp eyes.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Cubone Cubone glares at the opponent.
Giselle's Cubone The School of Hard Knocks Debut
  Charmander Charmander glares at the opponent.
Ash's Charmander The Tower of Terror None
  Flareon Flareon glares at the opponent and its eyes glow yellow.
Pokémon League entrance exam instructor's Flareon The Ultimate Test None
  Krabby Krabby glares at the opponent and its eyes glow light blue.
Ash's Krabby Round One - Begin! None
  Heracross Heracross glares at the opponent and its eyes glow red.
Ash's Heracross Wired for Battle None
  Houndour Houndour glares at the opponent and its eyes glow red.
Multiple wild Houndour Hour of the Houndour None
  Pikachu Pikachu glares at the opponent and yellow electric sparks come out of its cheeks.
Ash's Pikachu Hour of the Houndour Pikachu cannot legally learn Leer
  Glalie Glalie stares at the opponent and its eyes glow red. When the opponent sees it, its body slumps over and it loses all of its energy.
A Pokémon Poacher's Glalie The Drifting Snorunt! None
  Scraggy Scraggy looks at the opponent and glares at it with an intimidating look on its face.
Ash's Scraggy Scraggy-Hatched to be Wild! None
  Scrafty Scrafty glares at the opponent and stares at it with an intimidating look on its face.
A wild Scrafty Meowth's Scrafty Tactics! None
  Serperior Serperior's eyes glow red. Its red outline heads towards the opponent, and when it hits, the eye outline disappears and the same red outline surrounds the opponent, dropping its defenses.
Trip's Serperior Jostling for the Junior Cup! None


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


  • Pearl's Chimchar, Chimler, was revealed to know Leer on the official website, but he was never shown using the move.
  • Professor Birch's Treecko was revealed to know Leer on the official website, but he was never shown using the move.
  • Maizie's Teddiursa was revealed to know Leer on the official website, but she was never shown using the move.

Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys


Pocket Monsters HGSS Jō's Big Adventure


Pocket Monsters Platinum: Aim to Be Battle King!!


Pokémon Pocket Monsters


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

  • Leer's Japanese name can be translated to mean glare, which is the English name of another move.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 瞪眼 Dahngngáahn *
怒目而視 Nouhmuhkyìhsih *
Mandarin 瞪眼 Dèngyǎn
  Czech Upřený pohled
  Danish Skule
  Dutch Lonk
  Finnish Virnu (EP009, EP023, EP075)
Tuijotus (EP056, EP140)
Virnistys (EP271)
  French Groz'Yeux
  German Silberblick
  Greek Λοξοκοίταγμα Loxokoítagma
  Indonesian Mata Marah
  Italian Fulmisguardo
  Korean 째려보기 Jjaeryeobogi
  Polish Spojrzenie*
Atak Rogiem*
Płomień*
Ogniowy Atak*
Rozśmieszanie*
Portuguese   Brazil Encarar (anime, TCG, manga)
Olhar Fulminante (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Olhar Penetrante (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
  Portugal Olhar Suspeito
  Romanian Privirea
  Serbian Oštar pogled
Spanish   Latin America Mirada
Mirada Penetrante (EP075)
Malicioso (EP150)
  Spain Malicioso
  Swedish Bläng (EP009, EP056)
Flin (EP023)
Min (EP075)
Sneglings (EP271)
  Turkish Yan Bakma
  Vietnamese Trấn Áp Tinh Thần



Variations of the move Leer
  LeerTail Whip


  This article is part of Project Moves and Abilities, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on two related aspects of the Pokémon games.