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  0
Range
Opponent Opponent Opponent
Self Ally Ally
Many Others: Affects all adjacent opponents, 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 onwards

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.
SwShBDSPLA
SV
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
0012    
 
Bug Bug 36 40 40 37
0029     Monster Field 43 43 43 43
0030     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 50 50 50 50
0032     Monster Field 43 43 43 43
0033     Monster Field 50 50 50 50
0037     Field Field 37 41BW
47B2W2
47 47
0037  
Vulpix
Alolan Form
  Field Field 47
0052     Field Field 46 46 46 46
0052  
Meowth
Alolan Form
  Field Field 46
0053     Field Field 56 56 56 56
0053  
Persian
Alolan Form
  Field Field 56
0234     Field Field 49 53 50 50
0241     Field Field 35 35 35 35
0282    
 
Human-Like Amorphous 53 60 60XY
44ORAS
44
0300     Field Fairy 42DP
46PtHGSS
46 46XY
43ORAS
43
0350     Water 1 Dragon 25 25 25XY
24ORAS
21
0368     Water 1 Water 1 28 28 28XY
23ORAS
23
0370     Water 2 Water 2 40 51 50XY
46ORAS
37
0413  
Wormadam
All forms
 
 
Bug Bug 35 35 35 35
0416    
 
Bug Bug 33 33BW
41B2W2
41 41
0431     Field Field 32 32 32 32
0432     Field Field 32 32 32 32
0456     Water 2 Water 2 26 26 26 26
0457     Water 2 Water 2 26 26 26 26
0478    
 
Fairy Mineral 31 31 31XY
41ORAS
41
0509     Field Field 33 33 33
0572     Field Field 39 39 39
0728     Water 1 Field 39
0729     Water 1 Field 46
0730    
 
Water 1 Field 49
0741  
Oricorio
All forms
 
 
Flying Flying 33
0758    
 
Monster Dragon 1, Evo.
0762     Grass Grass 37
0763     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.
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
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
0145    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0146    
 
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
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     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 available forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0484  
Palkia
All available 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
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
0037     Field Field
0077     Field Field
0133     Field Field
0161     Field Field
0174    
 
Fairy Fairy
0238    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0300     Field Fairy
0302    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0303    
 
Field Fairy
0314     Bug Human-Like
0349     Water 1 Dragon
0370     Water 2 Water 2
0442    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0495     Field Grass
0527    
 
Field Flying
0546    
 
Grass Fairy
0570     Field Field
0574     Human-Like Human-Like
0607    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0669  
Flabébé
All forms
  Fairy Fairy
0676  
Furfrou
All forms
  Field Field
0682     Fairy Fairy
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.


Special move

Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0235     Field Field Dream World - Pokémon Café Forest and Spooky Manor
0238    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered Dream World - Spooky Manor
0300     Field Fairy Dream World - Pleasant Forest
0349     Water 1 Dragon Dream World - Sparkling Sea
0366     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.
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

Captivate lowers the enemy's Sp. Attack by 2 stages. Prior to Gates to Infinity, this move will only work if the user is the opposite gender of the target, but this mechanic has subsequently been removed.

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDTDS - - 20 - —% - Front Enemy No
BSL - - 20 - —% - Front Enemy No
MDGtI - - 17 50 —% - Front Enemy No
SMD - - 17 40 —% - Front Enemy No
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

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 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 of 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 (TCG)
Carisma (anime)
  Portugal Encantar
  Romanian Captiv
  Spanish Seducción
  Vietnamese Dụ Dỗ


Variations of the move Charm
  CharmFeather DanceFake TearsCaptivateEerie Impulse


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


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