Attract (move)

Attract
メロメロ Mad Love
Attract VIII.png
Attract VIII 2.png
Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  —
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation II
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
Makes all Pokémon after the user nervous.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Prevents the Voltage from going down in the same turn.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  0  
Makes the remaining Pokémon nervous.

Attract (Japanese: メロメロ Mad Love) is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation II. It was TM45 from Generation II to Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, and TM31 in Generation VIII.

Effect

If the target is the opposite gender of the Pokémon who launched the move, the target becomes infatuated. If the move is used on a Pokémon that is the same gender as the user, it will fail. It will also fail if used by or on a gender-unknown Pokémon (such as Magnemite). If the foe Pokémon holds a Destiny Knot and then becomes infatuated, the user will fall under the same effect. Unlike most status moves, this move will affect a target with a substitute.

Pokémon with the Ability Oblivious or under the protection of Aroma Veil are immune to the effects of Attract.

If powered up by a Normalium Z into Z-Attract, all of the user's lowered stats are reset.

Description

Games Description
Stad2 Infatuates targets, making it hard for them to attack foes of the opposite gender.
GSC Makes the opposite gender infatuated.
RSEColo.XD Makes the opposite gender less likely to attack.*
Makes it tough to attack a foe of the opposite gender.RSE*
Makes it tough for the opposite gender to attack a target.ColoXD*
FRLG If it is the other gender, the foe is made infatuated and unlikely to attack.
DPPtHGSSPBR If it is the opposite gender of the user, the foe becomes infatuated and less likely to attack.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwSh
If it is the opposite gender of the user, the target becomes infatuated and less likely to attack.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
267   Beautifly
 
 
Bug Bug 31 31 31 31XY
27ORAS
27
300   Skitty
  Field Fairy 7 4DP
8PtHGSS
8 8XY
10ORAS
10
301   Delcatty
  Field Fairy 1 1 1 1 1
350   Milotic
  Water 1 Dragon 45 41 41 41XY
37ORAS
34 16
370   Luvdisc
  Water 2 Water 2 28 22 27 27XY
22ORAS
20
413   Wormadam
Plant Cloak
 
 
Bug Bug 41 41 41 41
413   Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
 
 
Bug Bug 41 41 41 41
413   Wormadam
Trash Cloak
 
 
Bug Bug 41 41 41 41
431   Glameow
  Field Field 45 44 44 44
432   Purugly
  Field Field 53 52 52 52
456   Finneon
  Water 2 Water 2 10 10 10 10
457   Lumineon
  Water 2 Water 2 1, 10 1, 10 1, 10 1, 10
527   Woobat
 
 
Field Flying 25 25 25 1
528   Swoobat
 
 
Field Flying 25 25 25 1
531   Audino
  Fairy Fairy 15 15XY
21ORAS
21
629   Vullaby
 
 
Flying Flying 66
630   Mandibuzz
 
 
Flying Flying 72
682   Spritzee
  Fairy Fairy 29 29 18
683   Aromatisse
  Fairy Fairy 29 29 18
868   Milcery
  Fairy Amorphous 25
869   Alcremie
  Fairy Amorphous 25
873   Frosmoth
 
 
Bug Bug 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 TM

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
--
II
TM45
III
TM45
IV
TM45
V
TM45
VI
TM45
VII
TM45
VIII
TM31
Every Pokémon can learn this move by TM except the ones listed below and only if marked with ✘.
010   Caterpie
  Bug Bug
011   Metapod
  Bug Bug
013   Weedle
 
 
Bug Bug
014   Kakuna
 
 
Bug Bug
081   Magnemite
 
 
Mineral Mineral
082   Magneton
 
 
Mineral Mineral
100   Voltorb
  Mineral Mineral
101   Electrode
  Mineral Mineral
120   Staryu
  Water 3 Water 3
121   Starmie
  Water 3 Water 3
129   Magikarp
  Water 2 Dragon
132   Ditto
  Ditto Ditto
137   Porygon
  Mineral Mineral
144   Articuno
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
144   Articuno
Galarian Form
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
145   Zapdos
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
145   Zapdos
Galarian Form
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
146   Moltres
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
146   Moltres
Galarian Form
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
150   Mewtwo
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
201   Unown
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
202   Wobbuffet
  Amorphous Amorphous
233   Porygon2
  Mineral Mineral
235   Smeargle
  Field Field
243   Raikou
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
244   Entei
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
245   Suicune
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
249   Lugia
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
250   Ho-Oh
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
251   Celebi
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
265   Wurmple
  Bug Bug
266   Silcoon
  Bug Bug
268   Cascoon
  Bug Bug
290   Nincada
 
 
Bug Bug
291   Ninjask
 
 
Bug Bug
292   Shedinja
 
 
Mineral Mineral
337   Lunatone
 
 
Mineral Mineral
338   Solrock
 
 
Mineral Mineral
343   Baltoy
 
 
Mineral Mineral
344   Claydol
 
 
Mineral Mineral
360   Wynaut
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
374   Beldum
 
 
Mineral Mineral
375   Metang
 
 
Mineral Mineral
376   Metagross
 
 
Mineral Mineral
377   Regirock
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
378   Regice
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
379   Registeel
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
382   Kyogre
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
383   Groudon
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
384   Rayquaza
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
385   Jirachi
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
386   Deoxys
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
401   Kricketot
  Bug Bug
412   Burmy
  Bug Bug
415   Combee
 
 
Bug Bug
436   Bronzor
 
 
Mineral Mineral
437   Bronzong
 
 
Mineral Mineral
462   Magnezone
 
 
Mineral Mineral
474   Porygon-Z
  Mineral Mineral
479   Rotom
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
480   Uxie
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
481   Mesprit
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
482   Azelf
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
483   Dialga
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
484   Palkia
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
486   Regigigas
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
487   Giratina
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
489   Phione
  Water 1 Fairy
490   Manaphy
  Water 1 Fairy
491   Darkrai
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
492   Shaymin
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
493   Arceus
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
494   Victini
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
597   Ferroseed
 
 
Grass Mineral
598   Ferrothorn
 
 
Grass Mineral
599   Klink
  Mineral Mineral
600   Klang
  Mineral Mineral
601   Klinklang
  Mineral Mineral
602   Tynamo
  Amorphous Amorphous
615   Cryogonal
  Mineral Mineral
622   Golett
 
 
Mineral Mineral
623   Golurk
 
 
Mineral Mineral
636   Larvesta
 
 
Bug Bug
637   Volcarona
 
 
Bug Bug
638   Cobalion
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
639   Terrakion
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
640   Virizion
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
643   Reshiram
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
644   Zekrom
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
646   Kyurem
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
647   Keldeo
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
648   Meloetta
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
649   Genesect
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
664   Scatterbug
  Bug Bug
665   Spewpa
  Bug Bug
703   Carbink
 
 
Fairy Mineral
716   Xerneas
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
717   Yveltal
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
718   Zygarde
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
719   Diancie
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
720   Hoopa
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
721   Volcanion
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
765   Oranguru
 
 
Field Field
772   Type: Null
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
773   Silvally
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
781   Dhelmise
 
 
Mineral Mineral
785   Tapu Koko
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
786   Tapu Lele
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
787   Tapu Bulu
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
788   Tapu Fini
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
789   Cosmog
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
790   Cosmoem
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
791   Solgaleo
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
792   Lunala
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
793   Nihilego
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
794   Buzzwole
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
795   Pheromosa
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
796   Xurkitree
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
797   Celesteela
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
798   Kartana
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
799   Guzzlord
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
800   Necrozma
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
801   Magearna
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
802   Marshadow
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
803   Poipole
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
804   Naganadel
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
805   Stakataka
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
806   Blacephalon
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
807   Zeraora
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
808   Meltan
  Undiscovered Undiscovered *
809   Melmetal
  Undiscovered Undiscovered *
824   Blipbug
  Bug Bug
854   Sinistea
  Mineral Amorphous
855   Polteageist
  Mineral Amorphous
870   Falinks
  Fairy Mineral
880   Dracozolt
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
881   Arctozolt
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
882   Dracovish
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
883   Arctovish
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
888   Zacian
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
889   Zamazenta
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
890   Eternatus
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
893   Zarude
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
894   Regieleki
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
895   Regidrago
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
896   Glastrier
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
897   Spectrier
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
898   Calyrex
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
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
427   Buneary
  Field Human-Like
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

In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, Attract is a move with 10PP and 100% accuracy. The user targets enemy in front of it, cutting corners, inflicting Infatuated status condition, preventing Pokémon from performing actions for 5-6 turns. As genders are not a gameplay mechanic, the move works on all Pokémon. This move is affected by Taunt and Magic Coat.

In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, the move's accuracy was decreased to 75%. Additionally, gender is now a gameplay mechanic, meaning the move can only affect Pokémon of opposite gender.

The gender mechanic was removed in Gates to Infinity onwards, meaning the move works like it did in Red and Blue Rescue Team. Additionally, infatuation has now 50% chance of preventing attacks every turn, rather than being guaranteed.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts the Infatuated status on the target.
MDTDS Afflicts the target with an Infatuated status condition, making it incapable of action. Caution: this move affects only enemies that are the opposite gender of the user.
BSL てきポケモンを メロメロじょうたいにして こうどうできなくする あいてが いせいのばあいにしか こうかがない
MDGtI It causes the Infatuated status condition to an enemy. It makes the enemy's move more likely to fail.
SMD It makes an enemy infatuated, which makes the enemy's moves more likely to fail.
MDRTDX It makes an enemy Infatuated, which makes the enemy's moves more likely to fail.


In the anime

       
Sylveon Chansey Glameow and Umbreon Emolga
If it is the opposite gender of the user, the foe becomes infatuated and less likely to attack.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Chansey Chansey opens her arms and releases multiple yellow hearts from her body at the opponent. When the attack hits, the opponent's eyes are replaced with pink hearts and he falls in love with Chansey.
Cheryl's Chansey Some Enchanted Sweetening! Debut
Nurse Joy's Chansey DPS02 None
  Gabite Gabite puts its claws together in front of it and a yellow heart forms in between them. Gabite then opens its arms and the heart fires at the opponent. When the heart hits, it splits into several hearts that float around it, and the opponent falls in love with Gabite.
A wild Gabite Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time & Darkness None
  Glameow Glameow winks at the opponent and multiple yellow hearts are released from its body at the opponent. When the attack hits, the opponent's eyes are replaced with pink hearts and it falls in love with Glameow.
Johanna's Glameow Strategy Begins at Home! None
  Umbreon Umbreon winks at the opponent and multiple yellow hearts are released from its body at the opponent. When the attack hits, the opponent's eyes become replaced with hearts and it falls in love with Umbreon.
Johanna's Umbreon Strategy Begins at Home! None
  Togepi Togepi waves its arms at the opponent, releasing yellow hearts from its body at it. When the opponent becomes affected, Togepi can control it.
A wild Togepi Where No Togepi Has Gone Before! None
  Snivy Snivy winks at the opponent and releases several pink hearts that surround the opponent. The hearts then circle around and shrink into the opponent's body, causing it to fall in love with Snivy if it's the opposite gender.
Ash's Snivy Snivy Plays Hard to Catch! None
  Minccino Minccino winks at the opponent, causing multiple pink hearts to fly out, surround, and sink into the opponent, making it fall in love with Minccino if it's the opposite gender.
Bianca's Minccino Minccino-Neat and Tidy! None
  Emolga Emolga winks or blows a kiss at the opponent, causing multiple pink hearts to fly and surround the opponent. The hearts then sink into the opponent, causing it to fall in love with Emolga if it's the opposite gender.
Iris's Emolga Emolga the Irresistible! None
Elesa's Emolga Dazzling the Nimbasa Gym! None
  Emboar Emboar winks at the opponent and opens its arms, releasing pink hearts that surround the opponent. If the opponent is of the opposite gender, it will fall in love with Emboar.
Bianca's Emboar Mission: Defeat Your Rival! None
  Sylveon Sylveon winks at the opponent and releases several pink hearts that surround the opponent. The hearts then circle around and shrink into the opponent's body, causing it to fall in love with Sylveon if it's the opposite gender.
Penelope's Sylveon Kindergarten Chaos! None
  Leafeon Leafeon winks and releases a huge pink heart.
Sara Lee's Leafeon A Dancing Debut! None
  Glaceon Glaceon winks and releases a huge pink heart.
Sara Lee's Glaceon A Dancing Debut! None
  Dragonair Dragonair winks at the opponent and releases several pink hearts that surround the opponent. The hearts then hit the opponent, exploding into pink sparkles and causing it to fall in love with Dragonair if it's the opposite gender.
Amelia's Dragonair Master Class Choices! None
  Espeon Espeon winks at the opponent and releases several pink hearts that surround the opponent. The hearts then causing it to fall in love with Espeon if it's the opposite gender.
Amelia's Espeon Master Class Choices! None
  Slurpuff Slurpuff winks its right eye at the opponent and several pink hearts appear around the user and then shoots towards the opponent and hit it. The hearts then cause it to fall in love with Slurpuff if it's the opposite gender.
Sawyer's Slurpuff Valuable Experience for All! None


In the manga

Phantom Thief Pokémon 7


Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 迷人 Màihyàhn *
頹廢 Tèuihfai *
Mandarin 迷人 Mírén *
頹廢 Tuífèi *
媚惑 Mèihuò *
  Czech Přitažlivý útok
  Dutch Verleid
French   Canada Attirer*
  Europe Attraction
  German Anziehung
  Greek Προσέλκυση
  Hindi आकर्षण Aakarshan
  Indonesian Daya Tarik
  Italian Attrazione
  Korean 헤롱헤롱 Herongherong
  Polish Przyciąganie
Portuguese   Brazil Atração
  Portugal Atração
Atrair*
  Romanian Atracția
  Russian Притяжение Prityazhenie
  Serbian Privlačenje
  Spanish Atracción
  Turkish Cazibe
  Vietnamese Quyến Rũ
Mê Đắm*



Generation II TMs
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Generation II HMs
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Generation III TMs
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Generation III HMs
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Generation IV TMs
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Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708
Generation V TMs
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Generation V HMs
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Generation VI TMs
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798081828384858687888990919293 • 94 (XYORAS) • 9596979899100
Generation VI HMs
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Generation VII TMs
Alola
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Kanto
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Generation VIII TMs
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Generation VIII TRs
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