Type  Nuclear
Category  Special
Accuracy  90%
PP  20 (max. 32)
Priority  {{{priority}}}
The user cuts the target´s HP in half.
  • Does not make contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Foe Foe
Self Ally
May affect anyone but the user
  • This move was created for Pokémon Uranium

Half-life is a damage-dealing Nuclear-type move. It can be considered a Nuclear counterpart to Super Fang.


Half-Life deals damage equal to half the target's current HP and has no secondary effect. Half-Life will cause the target to faint if it only has 1 HP left.

Pokémon that learn Half-Life

By leveling up

Pokémon Type Level
#138 Icon138 Nucleon Nuclear Unknown 25
#168 Icon168 Xenomite Nuclear Unknown 42
#169 Icon169 Xenogen Nuclear Unknown 47
#170 Icon170 Xenoqueen Nuclear Unknown 47
#171 Icon171 Hazma Nuclear Unknown 25
#172 Icon172 Geigeroach Bug Nuclear 25
#197 Icon197 Urayne Nuclear Unknown 47

By Nuclear Form

Dex no. Pokémon Type
#n021 Iconn021 Tofurang
Nuclear Tofurang
Poison Nuclear
#n047 Iconn047 Tanscure
Nuclear Tanscure
Dark Nuclear
#n050 Iconn050 Pahar
Nuclear Pahar
Fire Nuclear
#n051 Iconn051 Palij
Nuclear Palij
Fire Nuclear
#n052 Iconn052 Pajay
Nuclear Pajay
Fire Nuclear
#n060 Iconn060 Baashaun
Nuclear Baashaun
Dark Nuclear
#n061 Iconn061 Baaschaf
Nuclear Baaschaf
Dark Nuclear
#n062 Iconn062 Baariette
Nuclear Baariette
Dark Nuclear
#n075 Iconn075 Gligar
Nuclear Gligar
Ground Nuclear
#n076 Iconn076 Gliscor
Nuclear Gliscor
Ground Nuclear
#n083 Iconn083 Tubjaw
Nuclear Tubjaw
Water Nuclear
#n084 Iconn084 Tubareel
Nuclear Tubareel
Water Nuclear
#n094 Iconn094 Barand
Nuclear Barand
Dragon Nuclear
#n145 Iconn145 Chupacho
Nuclear Chupacho
Poison Nuclear
#n146 Iconn146 Luchabra
Nuclear Luchabra
Poison Nuclear


  • Half-life is named after half-life, the amount of time it takes for half of a sample of radioactive material to decay. It is also a play on words, as it literally halves the life (HP) of the Pokémon it hits.
  • Half-Life is one of Uranium's New Moves and Abilities
  • Only Nuclear-type Pokémon can naturally learn it.
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