Captivate (move)

Captivate
ゆうわく Allure
Captivate VII.png
Captivate VII 2.png
Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  —
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects all adjacent foes, but not allies
Availability
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Prevents the Voltage from going down in the same turn.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Makes the audience quickly grow bored when an appeal move has little effect.

Captivate (Japanese: ゆうわく Allure) is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation IV. It was TM78 in Generation IV.

Effect

Generations IV to VII

Captivate lowers the Special Attack stat of the target by two stages, if it is the opposite gender of the user. It targets all adjacent opponents. Gender-unknown Pokémon (such as Magnemite) and Pokémon with the Ability Oblivious are unaffected by this move. It always does nothing if the user of Captivate is a gender-unknown Pokémon.

If powered up by a Normalium Z into Z-Captivate, the user's Special Defense stat is raised by two stages.

Generation VIII

Captivate cannot be selected in a battle.

Description

Games Description
DPPtHGSSPBR If it is the opposite gender of the user, the foe is charmed into sharply lowering its Sp. Atk stat.
BWB2W2 If it is the opposite gender of the user, the target is charmed into harshly lowering its Sp. Atk stat.
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
If any opposing Pokémon is the opposite gender of the user, it is charmed, which harshly lowers its Sp. Atk stat.
SwSh This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
012   Butterfree
 
 
Bug Bug 36 40 40 37
029   Nidoran♀
  Monster Field 43 43 43 43
030   Nidorina
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 50 50 50 50
032   Nidoran♂
  Monster Field 43 43 43 43
033   Nidorino
  Monster Field 50 50 50 50
037   Vulpix
  Field Field 37 41BW
47B2W2
47 47
037   Vulpix
Alolan Form
  Field Field 47
052   Meowth
  Field Field 46 46 46 46
052   Meowth
Alolan Form
  Field Field 46
053   Persian
  Field Field 56 56 56 56
053   Persian
Alolan Form
  Field Field 56
234   Stantler
  Field Field 49 53 50 50
241   Miltank
  Field Field 35 35 35 35
282   Gardevoir
 
 
Human-Like Amorphous 53 60 60XY
44ORAS
44
300   Skitty
  Field Fairy 42DP
46PtHGSS
46 46XY
43ORAS
43
350   Milotic
  Water 1 Dragon 25 25 25XY
24ORAS
21
368   Gorebyss
  Water 1 Water 1 28 28 28XY
23ORAS
23
370   Luvdisc
  Water 2 Water 2 40 51 50XY
46ORAS
37
413   Wormadam
Plant Cloak
 
 
Bug Bug 35 35 35 35
413   Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
 
 
Bug Bug 35 35 35 35
413   Wormadam
Trash Cloak
 
 
Bug Bug 35 35 35 35
416   Vespiquen
 
 
Bug Bug 33 33BW
41B2W2
41 41
431   Glameow
  Field Field 32 32 32 32
432   Purugly
  Field Field 32 32 32 32
456   Finneon
  Water 2 Water 2 26 26 26 26
457   Lumineon
  Water 2 Water 2 26 26 26 26
478   Froslass
 
 
Fairy Mineral 31 31 31XY
41ORAS
41
509   Purrloin
  Field Field 33 33 33
572   Minccino
  Field Field 39 39 39
728   Popplio
  Water 1 Field 39
729   Brionne
  Water 1 Field 46
730   Primarina
 
 
Water 1 Field 49
741   Oricorio
 
 
Flying Flying 33
758   Salazzle
 
 
Monster Dragon 1, Evo.
762   Steenee
  Grass Grass 37
763   Tsareena
  Grass Grass 37
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
--
III
--
IV
TM78
V
--
VI
--
VII
--
VIII
--
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
145   Zapdos
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
146   Moltres
 
 
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
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
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
037   Vulpix
  Field Field
077   Ponyta
  Field Field
133   Eevee
  Field Field
161   Sentret
  Field Field
174   Igglybuff
 
 
Fairy Fairy
238   Smoochum
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
300   Skitty
  Field Fairy
302   Sableye
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
303   Mawile
 
 
Field Fairy
314   Illumise
  Bug Human-Like
349   Feebas
  Water 1 Dragon
370   Luvdisc
  Water 2 Water 2
442   Spiritomb
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
495   Snivy
  Field Grass
527   Woobat
 
 
Field Flying
546   Cottonee
 
 
Grass Fairy
570   Zorua
  Field Field
574   Gothita
  Human-Like Human-Like
607   Litwick
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
669   Flabébé
  Fairy Fairy
676   Furfrou
  Field Field
682   Spritzee
  Fairy Fairy
741   Oricorio
 
 
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.


Special move

Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
235   Smeargle
  Field Field Dream World - Pokémon Café Forest and Spooky Manor
238   Smoochum
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered Dream World - Spooky Manor
300   Skitty
  Field Fairy Dream World - Pleasant Forest
349   Feebas
  Water 1 Dragon Dream World - Sparkling Sea
366   Clamperl
  Water 1 Water 1 Dream World - Sparkling Sea
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 Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, Captivate is a move with 20PP that ignores accuracy and evasion checks. The user targets enemy in front of it, lowering their Special Attack by 2 stages. This move works only if the user is the opposite gender of the target. This move is affected by Taunt and Magic Coat.

The gender mechanic was removed in Gates to Infinity onwards, meaning the move works on all Pokémon.

Description

Games Description
MDTDS Reduces the target's Special Attack by 2 levels. Caution: this move affects only enemies that are the opposite gender of the user.
BSL てきポケモンの とくこうを 2だんかいさげる あいてが いせいのばあいにしか こうかがない
MDGtI It sharply lowers the enemy's Special Attack.
SMD
MDRTDX
It sharply lowers the enemy's Sp. Atk.


In the anime

       
Wormadam
The user releases pink hearts.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Wormadam Wormadam releases multiple pink hearts from her body at the opponent.
Ursula's Wormadam Another One Gabites the Dust! Debut


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

  • Mew is the only Pokémon with unknown gender that can learn this move: Mew is able to learn any TM, and can learn it by TM78 in Generation IV.
  • It is likely that Nincada cannot learn Captivate because all moves a Nincada has are transferred to a shed-off Shedinja when it evolves into Ninjask, thus giving the gender-unknown Shedinja a useless move. The same is the case with Attract.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 誘惑 Yáuhwaahk
Mandarin 誘惑 / 诱惑 Yòuhuò
  Dutch Aantrekkingskracht
  French Séduction
  German Liebreiz
  Greek Σαγήνη Sagíni
  Italian Incanto
  Korean 유혹 Yuhok
  Polish Zniewalanie
Portuguese   Brazil Cativar
  Portugal Encantar
Cativar
  Romanian Captiv
  Spanish Seducción
  Vietnamese Dụ Dỗ



Variations of the move Charm
  CaptivateCharmEerie ImpulseFake TearsFeather Dance


Generation IV TMs
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920212223
2425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546
4748495051525354555657585960616263646566676869
7071727374757677787980818283848586878889909192
Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708


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