Pursuit (move)

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Pursuit
おいうち Pursuing Attack
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Type  Dark
Category  Physical
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  40
Accuracy  100%
Priority  0
  • Makes contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation II
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  1
Badly startles all Pokémon that made good appeals.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  1
Earn +3 if two Pokémon raise the Voltage in a row.
Condition  Clever
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  1
Badly startles Pokémon that used a move of the same type.

Pursuit (Japanese: おいうち Pursuing Attack) is a damage-dealing Dark-type move introduced in Generation II. This move has the highest possible priority value of all moves in Pokémon games.

Effect

Generations II and III

If the target Pokémon is switched out on the turn Pursuit is used, Pursuit's power becomes 80 and will deal damage before the Pokémon is switched out. This does not apply if used on an ally switching out, on a fleeing Pokémon, on a Pokémon using Teleport or Baton Pass, or on a Pokémon being forced to switch out.

Generation IV

In the case of the target Pokémon using U-turn, if Pursuit hits the target before it uses its move due to a higher speed, Pursuit will have 40 base power; otherwise it will be 80.

In the Japanese version of Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, when a Pokémon using a choice item uses Pursuit and the target Pokémon switches out, the Pokémon holding the item is allowed to change its move on the next turn. This glitch was fixed in localized versions and Platinum.

In Pokémon Platinum, and HeartGold and SoulSilver, this move can trigger the acid rain glitch by knocking out a target that was about to switch while Trick Room, Gravity, Uproar, or any type of weather other than rain is active.

Generation V

In the case of the target Pokémon using Volt Switch, if Pursuit hits the target before it uses its move, Pursuit will have 40 base power; otherwise it will be 80.

Description

Games Description
Stad2 A Dark-type attack. It inflicts major damage if the target switches out in the same turn.
GSC Heavily strikes switching Pokémon.
RSE Inflicts bad damage if used on a foe switching out.
FRLG An attack move that works especially well on a foe that is switching out.
Colo.XD Inflicts bad damage if used on a target switching out.
DPPtHGSS An attack move that inflicts double damage if used on a foe that is switching out of battle.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
An attack move that inflicts double damage if used on a target that is switching out of battle.
SM The power of this attack move is doubled if it's used on a target that's switching out of battle.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
015 Beedrill Beedrill
Bug Bug 30 30 22 22 22
019 Rattata Rattata
Field Field 27 27 13 13 13
020 Raticate Raticate
Field Field 30 30 13 13 13
021 Spearow Spearow
Flying Flying 25 19 13 13 13
022 Fearow Fearow
Flying Flying 26 26 13 13 13
084 Doduo Doduo
Flying Flying 19 9 19 19 19XY
17ORAS
085 Dodrio Dodrio
Flying Flying 1, 19 1, 9 19 19 19XY
17ORAS
107 Hitmonchan Hitmonchan
Human-Like Human-Like 13 13 11 11 11
123 Scyther Scyther
Bug Bug 12 11 9 9 9
128 Tauros Tauros
Field Field 26 26RSE
19FRLG
15 15 15
193 Yanma Yanma
Bug Bug 30 30 30
197 Umbreon Umbreon
Field Field 16 16 15 15BW
9B2W2
9
198 Murkrow Murkrow
Flying Flying 11 14 14 14 5
206 Dunsparce Dunsparce
Field Field 26 24RSE
31FRLG
25 15BW
10B2W2
10
212 Scizor Scizor
Bug Bug 12 11 9 9 9
237 Hitmontop Hitmontop
Human-Like Human-Like 13 13 10 10 10
252 Treecko Treecko
Monster Dragon 16 16 16 16XY
17ORAS
253 Grovyle Grovyle
Monster Dragon 17 17 17 17XY
18ORAS
254 Sceptile Sceptile
Monster Dragon 17 17 17 17XY
18ORAS
278 Wingull Wingull
Water 1 Flying 43 34 34BW
30B2W2
30XY
26ORAS
335 Zangoose Zangoose
Field Field 25 22 22BW
12B2W2
12
355 Duskull Duskull
Amorphous Amorphous 27 25 25 25XY
22ORAS
356 Dusclops Dusclops
Amorphous Amorphous 27 25 25 25XY
22ORAS
359 Absol Absol
Field Field 20 20BW
12B2W2
12XY
10ORAS
375 Metang Metang
Mineral Mineral 32 28 28BW
23B2W2
23
376 Metagross Metagross
Mineral Mineral 32 28 28BW
23B2W2
23
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Normal Forme
Undiscovered Undiscovered 20 33 33 33XY
25ORAS
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Attack Forme
Undiscovered Undiscovered 20 33 33 33XY
25ORAS
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Speed Forme
Undiscovered Undiscovered 20 33 33 33XY
25ORAS
408 Cranidos Cranidos
Monster Monster 10 10 10
409 Rampardos Rampardos
Monster Monster 10 10 10
416 Vespiquen Vespiquen
Bug Bug 15 15BW
9B2W2
9
418 Buizel Buizel
Water 1 Field 10 10BW
18B2W2
18
419 Floatzel Floatzel
Water 1 Field 10 10BW
18B2W2
18
430 Honchkrow Honchkrow
Flying Flying 1 1 1
442 Spiritomb Spiritomb
Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1
451 Skorupi Skorupi
Bug Water 3 16B2W2 16
452 Drapion Drapion
Bug Water 3 16B2W2 16
453 Croagunk Croagunk
Human-Like Human-Like 15 15 15
454 Toxicroak Toxicroak
Human-Like Human-Like 15 15 15
469 Yanmega Yanmega
Bug Bug 30 30 30
477 Dusknoir Dusknoir
Amorphous Amorphous 25 25 25XY
22ORAS
491 Darkrai Darkrai
Undiscovered Undiscovered 20DP
509 Purrloin Purrloin
Field Field 15 15
510 Liepard Liepard
Field Field 15 15
522 Blitzle Blitzle
Field Field 22 22
523 Zebstrika Zebstrika
Field Field 22 22
543 Venipede Venipede
Bug Bug 12 12
544 Whirlipede Whirlipede
Bug Bug 12 12
545 Scolipede Scolipede
Bug Bug 12 12
570 Zorua Zorua
Field Field 5 5
571 Zoroark Zoroark
Field Field 1, 5 1, 5
587 Emolga Emolga
Field Field 16 16
626 Bouffalant Bouffalant
Field Field 1 1
679 Honedge Honedge
Mineral Mineral 13
680 Doublade Doublade
Mineral Mineral 13
681 Aegislash Aegislash
Mineral Mineral 1
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 Egg Groups Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII
016 Pidgey Pidgey
Flying Flying
023 Ekans Ekans
Field Dragon
029 Nidoran♀ Nidoran♀
Monster Field
041 Zubat Zubat
Flying Flying
046 Paras Paras
Bug Grass
050 Diglett Diglett
Field Field
111 Rhyhorn Rhyhorn
Monster Field
142 Aerodactyl Aerodactyl
Flying Flying
143 Snorlax Snorlax
Monster Monster
161 Sentret Sentret
Field Field
167 Spinarak Spinarak
Bug Bug
190 Aipom Aipom
Field Field
193 Yanma Yanma
Bug Bug
214 Heracross Heracross
Bug Bug
215 Sneasel Sneasel
Field Field
227 Skarmory Skarmory
Flying Flying
228 Houndour Houndour
Field Field
236 Tyrogue Tyrogue
Undiscovered Undiscovered
246 Larvitar Larvitar
Monster Monster
263 Zigzagoon Zigzagoon
Field Field
276 Taillow Taillow
Flying Flying
287 Slakoth Slakoth
Field Field
333 Swablu Swablu
Dragon Flying
353 Shuppet Shuppet
Amorphous Amorphous
396 Starly Starly
Flying Flying
434 Stunky Stunky
Field Field
446 Munchlax Munchlax
Undiscovered Undiscovered
451 Skorupi Skorupi
Water 3 Bug
495 Snivy Snivy
Field Grass
504 Patrat Patrat
Field Field
506 Lillipup Lillipup
Field Field
551 Sandile Sandile
Field Field
588 Karrablast Karrablast
Bug Bug
595 Joltik Joltik
Bug Bug
616 Shelmet Shelmet
Bug Bug
621 Druddigon Druddigon
Monster Dragon
624 Pawniard Pawniard
Human-Like Human-Like
631 Heatmor Heatmor
Field Field
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Special move

Generation V

# Pokémon Egg Groups Obtained with
596 Galvantula Galvantula
Bug Bug Dream World - Spooky Manor
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By event

Generation II

# Pokémon Egg Groups Obtained with
239 Elekid Elekid
Undiscovered Undiscovered New York Pokémon Center
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 games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

Unlike the core series games, Pursuit has an effect similar to Counter. The user sets Counter status, which damages enemies who use regular attacks or physical moves against the user.

Description

Games Description
MDRB The user gains the Counter status. Any damage from Physical Attack moves or a regular attack is partially returned.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Pursuit II.png Pursuit III.png Pursuit IV.png Pursuit V.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast
Pursuit PMD RB.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast
Pursuit Stad2.png Pursuit Colo.png Pursuit XD.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 追打 Zhuīdǎ
France Flag.png French Poursuite
Germany Flag.png German Verfolgung
Greece Flag.png Greek Καταδίωξη
Italy Flag.png Italian Inseguimento
South Korea Flag.png Korean 따라가때리기 Ttaragattaerigi
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Perseguição
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Gonjenje
Spain Flag.png Spanish Persecución
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Đuổi Đánh


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