Attract (move)

Attract
メロメロ Mad Love
Attract IX.png
Attract IX 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 in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, and TM31 in Pokémon Sword and Shield.

Effect

  This move effect may be in need of research.
Reason: If a Pokémon is infatuated when it is holding a Mental Herb while it is also under protection of Aroma Veil, will it still consume this item?
You can discuss this on the talk page.

The target becomes infatuated with the user if they have opposite genders. Attract works regardless of type immunity. Unlike most status moves, Attract is able to bypass a substitute.

Attract has no effect if the user and target have the same gender, or if either of them is a gender-unknown Pokémon (such as Magnemite). It also fails when used on a Pokémon that is already infatuated.

Pokémon with the Ability Oblivious or under the protection of Aroma Veil are immune to the effects of Attract. If a Pokémon is infatuated by Attract while holding a Mental Herb or an Eggant Berry, the item will be consumed and the infatuation will end. Even if the Pokémon has Oblivious, the item will still be consumed.

If the target Pokémon becomes infatuated while holding a Destiny Knot, the user will also become infatuated with the target.

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

Unlike in Max Raid Battle, Attract does not affect opponents in Tera Raid Battle regardless of their gender since Terastallized raid bosses are immune to infatuation.

Description

Games Description
Stad2 Infatuates targets, making it hard for them to attack foes of the opposite gender.
GSC Makes the opposite gender infatuated.
RSEColoXD 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
SMUSUMPE
SwShBDSPLA
If it is the opposite gender of the user, the target becomes infatuated and less likely to attack.
SV If the target is of the opposite gender to the user, it becomes infatuated with the user and will sometimes be unable to use its moves.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0267    
 
Bug Bug 31 31 31 31XY
27ORAS
27 27
0300     Field Fairy 7 4DP
8PtHGSS
8 8XY
10ORAS
10 10
0301     Field Fairy 1 1 1 1 1 1
0350     Water 1 Dragon 45 41 41 41XY
37ORAS
34 16 16 16
0370     Water 2 Water 2 28 22 27 27XY
22ORAS
20 20 20
0413  
Wormadam
All forms
 
 
Bug Bug 41 41 41 41 41
0431     Field Field 45 44 44 44 44
0432     Field Field 53 52 52 52 52
0456     Water 2 Water 2 10 10 10 10 10 26
0457     Water 2 Water 2 1, 10 1, 10 1, 10 1, 10 1, 10 26
0527    
 
Field Flying 25 25 25 1
0528    
 
Field Flying 25 25 25 1
0531     Fairy Fairy 15 15XY
21ORAS
21
0629    
 
Flying Flying 66 66
0630    
 
Flying Flying 72 72
0682     Fairy Fairy 29 29 18
0683     Fairy Fairy 29 29 18
0868     Fairy Amorphous 25 25
0869  
Alcremie
All forms
  Fairy Amorphous 25 25
0873    
 
Bug Bug 1 1
1016    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 16
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


By breeding

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Egg Move
0314     Bug Human-Like
0427     Field Human-Like
0741  
Oricorio
All forms
 
 
Flying Flying
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


By TM

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Compatibility
TM45
Every Pokémon can learn this move by TM except the ones listed below and only if marked with ✘.
0010     Bug Bug
0011     Bug Bug
0013    
 
Bug Bug
0014    
 
Bug Bug
0081    
 
Mineral Mineral
0082    
 
Mineral Mineral
0100     Mineral Mineral
0101     Mineral Mineral
0120     Water 3 Water 3
0121     Water 3 Water 3
0129     Water 2 Dragon
0132     Ditto Ditto
0137     Mineral Mineral
0144    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0144  
Articuno
Galarian Form
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0145    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0145  
Zapdos
Galarian Form
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0146    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0146  
Moltres
Galarian Form
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0150     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0201  
Unown
All forms
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0202     Amorphous Amorphous
0233     Mineral Mineral
0235     Field Field
0243     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0244     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0245     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0249    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0250    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0251    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0265     Bug Bug
0266     Bug Bug
0268     Bug Bug
0290    
 
Bug Bug
0291    
 
Bug Bug
0292    
 
Mineral Mineral
0337    
 
Mineral Mineral
0338    
 
Mineral Mineral
0343    
 
Mineral Mineral
0344    
 
Mineral Mineral
0360     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0374    
 
Mineral Mineral
0375    
 
Mineral Mineral
0376    
 
Mineral Mineral
0377     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0378     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0379     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0382     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0383     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0384    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0385    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0386  
Deoxys
All forms
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0401     Bug Bug
0412  
Burmy
All forms
  Bug Bug
0415    
 
Bug Bug
0436    
 
Mineral Mineral
0437    
 
Mineral Mineral
0462    
 
Mineral Mineral
0474     Mineral Mineral
0479  
Rotom
All available forms
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0480     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0481     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0482     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0483  
Dialga
All forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0484  
Palkia
All forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0486     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0487  
Giratina
All available forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0489     Water 1 Fairy
0490     Water 1 Fairy
0491     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0492  
Shaymin
All available forms
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0493  
Arceus
All available forms
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0494    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0597    
 
Grass Mineral
0598    
 
Grass Mineral
0599     Mineral Mineral
0600     Mineral Mineral
0601     Mineral Mineral
0602     Amorphous Amorphous
0615     Mineral Mineral
0622    
 
Mineral Mineral
0623    
 
Mineral Mineral
0636    
 
Bug Bug
0637    
 
Bug Bug
0638    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0639    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0640    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0643    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0644    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0646  
Kyurem
All available forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0647  
Keldeo
All available forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0648    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0649  
Genesect
All forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0664     Bug Bug
0665     Bug Bug
0703    
 
Fairy Mineral
0716     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0717    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0718  
Zygarde
All available forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0719    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0720  
Hoopa
All available forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0721    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0765    
 
Field Field
0772     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0773  
Silvally
All forms
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0781    
 
Mineral Mineral
0785    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0786    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0787    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0788    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0789     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0790     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0791    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0792    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0793    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0794    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0795    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0796     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0797    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0798    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0799    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0800  
Necrozma
All available forms
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0801  
Magearna
All forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0802    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0803     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0804    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0805    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0806    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0807     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0808     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0809     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0824     Bug Bug
0854  
Sinistea
All forms
  Mineral Amorphous
0855  
Polteageist
All forms
  Mineral Amorphous
0870     Fairy Mineral
0880    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0881    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0882    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0883    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0888  
Zacian
All forms
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0889  
Zamazenta
All forms
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0890    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0893  
Zarude
All forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0894     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0895     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0896     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0897     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0898  
Calyrex
All forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


Special move

Generation IX

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0629  
VullabyLv. 30
 
 
Flying Flying Wild Tera Pokémon - Fellhorn GorgeSVTM
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

Attract inflicts the Infatuated status condition on the target. Gender is a gameplay mechanic only in Explorers and Adventure Squad series; in other games, infatuation works on all Pokémon. Infatuation lasts for 5-6RBTDS / 6 turnsGtISMD and prevents attacks 100%RBTDS / 50%GtISMD of the time. Prior to Gates to Infinity, Infatuation prevented all movement or item use as well.

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDRB - - 10 - 100% - Front Enemy Yes
MDTDS - - 10 - 75% - Front Enemy Yes
BSL - - 10 - 75% - Front Enemy Yes
MDGtI - - 17 50 95% 98% Front Enemy No
SMD - - 10 40 95% 98% Front Enemy No
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

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
 
Alcremie
 
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 winks and releases a huge pink heart.
Sara Lee's Leafeon A Dancing Debut! None
  Glaceon winks and releases a huge pink heart.
Sara Lee's Glaceon A Dancing Debut! None
  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 winks at the opponent and releases several pink hearts that surround the opponent. The hearts then cause it to fall in love with Espeon if it's the opposite gender.
Amelia's Espeon Master Class Choices! None
  Slurpuff winks its right eye at the opponent. Several pink hearts then appear around Slurpuff and are shot towards the opponent. The hearts then cause the opponent to fall in love with Slurpuff if it's the opposite gender.
Sawyer's Slurpuff Valuable Experience for All! None
  Alcremie winks at the opponent and releases several pink hearts that surround the opponent. The hearts then cause it to fall in love with Alcremie if it's the opposite gender.
Opal's Alcremie The Sweet Taste of Battle! None


In the manga

Phantom Thief Pokémon 7


Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

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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4748495051525354555657585960616263646566676869
7071727374757677787980818283848586878889909192
Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708
Generation V TMs
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39404142434445464748495051525354555657
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77787980818283848586878889909192939495
Generation V HMs
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Generation VI TMs
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5354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475767778
798081828384858687888990919293 • 94 (XYORAS) • 9596979899100
Generation VI HMs
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Generation VII TMs
SMUSUM
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PE
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Generation VIII TMs
SwSh
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BDSP
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Generation VIII TRs (SwSh)
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