Strength Sap (move)

Strength Sap
ちからをすいとる Strength Sap
Strength Sap VIII.png
Strength Sap VIII 2.png
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
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Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
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Appeal  0  
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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. Prior to Generation VIII, it was the signature move of Morelull and Shiinotic.

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 as the move does not cause damage.

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

Description

Games Description
SMUSUM
SwShBDSPLA
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 VIII
222   Corsola
Galarian Form
  Water 1 Water 3 35
426   Drifblim
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1SwShBDSP
755   Morelull
 
 
Grass Grass 32 25
756   Shiinotic
 
 
Grass Grass 35 27
855   Polteageist
  Amorphous Amorphous 1
864   Cursola
  Water 1 Water 3 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 VIII
043   Oddish
 
 
Grass Grass USUM
069   Bellsprout
 
 
Grass Grass USUM BDSP
187   Hoppip
 
 
Fairy Grass USUM BDSP
592   Frillish
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
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 generations

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 吸取力量 Kāpchéui Lihkleuhng
Mandarin 吸取力量 Xīqǔ Lìliàng
  French Vole-Force*
Vol-Force*
  German Kraftabsorber
  Italian Assorbiforza
  Korean 힘흡수 Him Heubsu
  Brazilian Portuguese Seiva Forte
  Spanish Absorbefuerza



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