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Liquid Ooze ヘドロえき
Oozing Liquid
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Generation III
Draining causes injury.
Generation IV
Inflicts damage on foes using any draining move.
Generation V
Damages attackers using any draining move.
Generation VI
Damages attackers using any draining move.
Generation VII
Oozed liquid has strong stench, which damages attackers using any draining move.
Generation VIII
The oozed liquid has a strong stench, which damages attackers using any draining move.

Liquid Ooze (Japanese: ヘドロえき Oozing Liquid) is an Ability introduced in Generation III.

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Effect

In battle

Liquid Ooze causes HP-draining moves used on the Pokémon with this Ability to damage their user instead of healing them.

If a Pokémon with Liquid Ooze is hit by a draining move such as Giga Drain or Leech Life (including the status move Strength Sap), or takes damage from the effect of Leech Seed, the amount of HP that would be recovered by the opponent is dealt as damage instead (after applying the effect of Big Root). The damage dealt by the move is not affected. Prior to Generation V, Liquid Ooze did not affect Dream Eater.

Even if the user of the HP-draining move cannot heal from its effect due to having full HP or the effect of Heal Block, it will still take damage.

If the user of an HP-draining move were to faint due to Liquid Ooze on the same turn as the victim of the move, then the user faints before the victim. This means that the user's team loses the battle if both teams had their final Pokémon sent out.

If the recipient of Leech Seed's effect were to faint due to Liquid Ooze on the same turn as the victim of Leech Seed, then the victim faints before the recipient. This means that the victim's team loses the battle if both teams had their final Pokémon sent out.

Draining moves

The Ability affects the following moves:

Move Type Cat.
Absorb  Grass  Special {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Drain Punch  Fighting  Physical {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Draining Kiss  Fairy  Special {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Dream Eater*  Psychic  Special {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Giga Drain  Grass  Special {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Horn Leech  Grass  Physical {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Leech Life  Bug  Physical {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Mega Drain  Grass  Special {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Oblivion Wing  Flying  Special {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Parabolic Charge  Electric  Special {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Strength Sap  Grass  Status {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}

Additionally, it affects the Leech Seed condition that is created by Leech Seed.

Outside of battle

Liquid Ooze has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Liquid Ooze

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Tentacool Tentacool Water Poison Clear Body Liquid Ooze Rain Dish
Tentacruel Tentacruel Water Poison Clear Body Liquid Ooze Rain Dish
Gulpin Gulpin Poison Poison Liquid Ooze Sticky Hold Gluttony
Swalot Swalot Poison Poison Liquid Ooze Sticky Hold Gluttony
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VIII games.
  • For Generation III games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IV or later and Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation V games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VI or later.
  • For Generation VI games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VII or later.
  • For Generation VII games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VIII or later.

In other games

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the foe if hit by a move that drains HP.
MDTDS Inflicts damage on a foe that tries to drain the Pokémon's HP with an attack.
BSL HPを すいとるわざを うけたときに ぎゃくに ダメージを あたえる
MDGtI Unavailable
SMD When the Pokémon is attacked by an HP-absorbing move, the enemy takes damage without the Pokémon's HP being absorbed!
MDRTDX When the Pokémon is hit by an HP-absorbing move, the Pokémon's HP is not absorbed and the enemy is damaged instead.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 污泥漿 Wūnàihjēung *
黏液 Nìhmyihk *
Mandarin 污泥漿 / 污泥浆 Wūníjiāng *
黏液 Nián​yè​ *
France Flag.png French Suintement
Germany Flag.png German Kloakensoße
Italy Flag.png Italian Melma
South Korea Flag.png Korean 해감액 Haegam Aek
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Lodo Líquido
Spain Flag.png Spanish Lodo Líquido


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