Nuzleaf using Extrasensory by Koui 

 


Extrasensory

“The user attacks with an odd, unseeable power. It may also make the target flinch.”

Extrasensory is a psychic-type attack introduced in Generation III.  Its power rating is 80 and has a 100% accuracy rating.  If the move hits the target Pokémon, there is also a 10% chance of causing the target to flinch.  Interestingly, exclusive to Generation III, its attack power is doubled if the target had previously used Minimize.

Nuzleaf can learn the move at level 49 (36 from Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire onward) and was its signature move prior to Generation IV.

 


Nuzleaf using Leaf Blade by Altarior


Leaf Blade

“The user handles a sharp leaf like a sword and attacks by cutting its target. Critical hits land more easily.”

The Leaf Blade is one of the Grass-Type attacks that were introduced in the Generation III games. It has no special side effects but a high chance of inflicting critical damage. Its power Rating was 70 in the Gen III games but it was increased to 90 from Gen IV up to the most recent Pokemon games.

Both Nuzleaf and Leaf Blade were introduced in Generation III but Nuzleaf hadn’t had access to the move until ORAS, where it can learn it at level 28.


#274 Nuzleaf

“A forest-dwelling Pokémon that is skilled at climbing trees. Its long and pointed nose is its weak point. It loses power if the nose is gripped.”

Nuzleaf is a dual grass / dark type Pokémon and a version exclusive to Ruby, with Lombre taking its place in Sapphire and Emerald.  It evolves from Seedot at level 14 and can become Shiftry after exposure to a Leaf Stone.  Their natural habitats are forests – the denser, the better.

It’s very rare that Nuzleaf comes out of hiding from its home of large holes inside tree trunks, but when it does, it has a reputation for scaring people lost in the woods.  It can opt to head out onto the forest’s edge, or stay deep and use the sound of a flute developed from the leaf on its head.  However it does it, it strikes fear and uncertainty into the hearts of its unexpected visitors.  Expect to see them climbing on top of trees, but should they lock eye contact and come closer, grabbing its pointed nose actually weakens it!

During the animé, Ash got separated from most of his Pokémon while heading for his gym re-match with Brawly and ran into a mischievous group of Nuzleaf who trap all but Pikachu and Brock’s Mudkip.  Ultimately, Ash’s Taillow would bring everyone back together and team up to defeat Team Rocket, with the Nuzleaf becoming well acquainted with his Pokémon during and after the encounter.

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