Beginner's guide

Created: 1 September 2020, 19:46:02 UTC
Last updated: 18 September 2023, 09:35:22 UTC

• Registering to the site;

To use the website, you're gonna have to follow a couple quick steps!

1. Register your account:

When registering you should use the same username you do on Deviantart and other plaforms for easy identification.

2. Confirm your email:

It may take a couple of minutes, but you should get a verification email.

3. Sync your Deviantart acc:

Most actions will be unavailable until you verify your deviantart account. Once you try going to settings, the site will prompt you to link your DA account. After you link your account any designs/myo slots under that Deviantart alias will automatically transfer to your account. If you're new and you don't use deviantart, you should still make an account to link to even if you won't use it.

A site account is not required for leech ownership, but it may make masterlist updates difficult, and any leeches transferred to or from your ownership may have verification issues in the future.

If you're having trouble, you can find me and dm Occultic/yuri in the  leech monster discord server or ask for help there in #leechsite-help.


• How do I acquire a leech? 

Leech monsters are a closed species and therefore aren't freely available.

Leeches can be acquired in the following ways:

- Adoptable sales on Deviantart, and Discord.

- Special events - Check in news!

- User trading and selling on Deviantart, and Discord.

- Tadpole/Partial MYOs

- MYOs (Requires a MYO Slot)

- Very rarely, a raffle or DTE may be held in the discord or through Leech Prompts.

• Snacks

Snacks are our site currency, used for purchasing trait items, pets, and more expensively, Tadpole MYOs.

They are earned through doing Leech Prompts, or from user-to-user trading. Commissions may use snacks as payment.
They have a $1:100 exchange rate, but cannot be bought with real money; this is simply to better value user trading.

There are other event currencies for more special trait items, too, so watch out for those!


• Redesigns

Redesigns are free and allowed for any type of leech, but they must still have a resemblance to the original design.  

A leech can be redesigned with new mythical traits/potion traits using upgrades from the shop.
You can remove traits freely and do not require an item to do so.

Saltwater and Cave class leeches are unique in that they require an item and a design update to be switched to. They have specific features that need to be shown! You can swap from these classes to a regular leech for free, but they will need to have a redesign.

Legendary and luxury pet leeches cannot have their classes swapped due to their unique traits.


Voiding a leech

If you no longer want your leech to be part of the leech monster species, you can remove it to turn it into a one-off design.  However, you must inform occultic of this choice!  Your leech will be VOIDED and will not be able to become a leech monster again, so please make sure you are certain you want to do this before proceeding. You can contact occultic on DA, the leech monster discord server and