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Strength Sap
ちからをすいとる Strength Sap
Strength Sap VII.png
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Type  Grass
Category  Status
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  —
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation VII
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

Strength Sap (Japanese: ちからをすいとる Strength Sap) is a non-damaging Grass-type move introduced in Generation VII. It is the signature move of Morelull and Shiinotic.

Contents

Effect

Strength Sap lowers the target's Attack stat by one stage, then restores the user's HP by the same amount as the target's effective Attack stat before Strength Sap was used. The amount of HP restored depends on the Attack stat after applying stat stages.

The target's Attack stat is lowered even if the user of Strength Sap has full HP. If the target already has -6 Attack stat stages, Strength Sap fails; however, if the target of Strength Sap has +6 Attack stat stages and the Ability Contrary, Strength Sap will still restore HP. Strength Sap will still restore HP even if the target is protected by Mist or its Attack is not lowered due to an Ability such as Contrary or Hyper Cutter.

If the user is holding a Big Root, it recovers 30% more HP. If the target has the Ability Liquid Ooze, the user will lose the amount of HP it would have gained instead. Abilities like Huge Power and items like Thick Club do not affect the HP restored.

If powered up by a Grassium Z into Z-Strength Sap, the user's Defense stat rises one stage.

Description

Games Description
SMUSUM The user restores its HP by the same amount as the target's Attack stat. It also lowers the target's Attack stat.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
755 Morelull Morelull
GrassIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Grass Grass 32
756 Shiinotic Shiinotic
GrassIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Grass Grass 35
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
043 Oddish Oddish
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass USUM
069 Bellsprout Bellsprout
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass USUM
187 Hoppip Hoppip
GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Fairy Grass USUM
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 languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 吸取力量 Kāpchéui Lihkleuhng
Mandarin 吸取力量 Xīqǔ Lìliàng
France Flag.png French Vol-Force
Germany Flag.png German Kraftabsorber
Italy Flag.png Italian Assorbiforza
South Korea Flag.png Korean 힘흡수 Him Heubsu
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Seiva Forte
Spain Flag.png Spanish Absorbefuerza


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