Cute Charm (Ability)
|Mad Love Body|
When a Pokémon with this Ability is hit by a move that makes contact from a Pokémon of the opposite gender, there is a 30% chance that the attacking Pokémon will become infatuated. If either Pokémon is a gender-unknown Pokémon (such as Magnemite), this Ability will not activate.
Outside of battle
From Pokémon Emerald onwards, if a Pokémon with Cute Charm is in the first place in the party (even if fainted), there is a 66.7% chance that the game will force an encountered Pokémon to be the opposite gender to the Pokémon with Cute Charm if it can be that gender. This does not affect a swarming Pokémon species (except in Generation IV) or Pokémon found in Hidden Grottos.
Effects on personality value
In Generation IV only, when Cute Charm forces a Pokémon to be a specific gender, it does so by setting its personality value to one out of 25 possible values that correspond to the forced gender (one value per nature). The set of possible values depends on the gender of the Pokémon with Cute Charm, and, if the Pokémon with Cute Charm is female, the wild Pokémon's gender ratio. This has significant consequences for properties determined by personality value.
As a result, when the encountered species can be affected by Cute Charm (i.e., when it is not a male-only, female-only, or gender-unknown species), the chances of encountering a Shiny Pokémon differ from the usual 1/8192, depending on how many of the 25 possible values forced by Cute Charm result in a Shiny Pokémon (in conjunction with the Trainer ID number and Secret ID): they may be as low as 1/24576 (if none of the 25 values forced by Cute Charm result in Shiny Pokémon, so the Pokémon can only be Shiny if Cute Charm fails), or as high as 21.34% (if 8 out of the 25 values forced by Cute Charm result in Shiny Pokémon).
Additionally, Spinda whose gender has been forced by Cute Charm in Generation IV only have one of 50 patterns (25 for male, 25 for female).
Pokémon with Cute Charm
In other games
In the anime
|Delcatty||Being affected||Jigglypuff||Being affected|
|The opponent becomes mesmerized when it directly hits the Pokémon with an attack.|
|User||First Used In||Notes|
|Jigglypuff||The opponent falls in love when it directly hits Jigglypuff with an attack and it is of the opposite gender of Jigglypuff. While in love, the opponent's eyes become replaced with hearts.|
|Lisa Mitchum's Jigglypuff||Rough, Tough Jigglypuff||Debut|
|Delcatty||When Delcatty gets hit by a physical attack and the opponent is of the opposite gender, the opponent falls in love with Delcatty. While in love, its eyes are replaced with hearts.|
|Lila's Delcatty||Battling the Generation Gap!||None|
In the manga
|The opponent falls in love with the Pokémon when they make contact with each other.|
|User||First Chapter Used In||Notes|
|Skitty||Sometimes when Skitty makes contact with the opponent while the opponent is of the opposite gender of Skitty, it falls in love with it. While in love, its eyes are replaced with hearts.|
|Ruby's Kiki||Stick This in Your Craw, Crawdaunt II||Debut|
|Lopunny||Sometimes when Lopunny makes contact with the opponent while the opponent is of the opposite gender of Lopunny, it falls in love with it, making it hard for it to attack female Pokémon. While it is in love, its eyes are replaced with hearts and it drools slightly.|
|Platinum's Lopunny||Getting the Drop on Gallade II||None|
- In volume 24, Green's Wigglytuff, Jiggly, and Clefable, Clefy, were each revealed to have Cute Charm as their Ability.
- In the Japan Mini-volume 6 for the X & Y chapter, Y's Sylveon, Veevee, was revealed to have Cute Charm as her Ability.
- Green's Jigglypuff, Ririri, is revealed to have Cute Charm as her Ability.
- Whitney's Igglybuff, Buff Buff, and Cleffa, Fafa, are revealed to have Cute Charm as their Ability.
In other languages
|Variations of the Ability Cute Charm|
|Cute Charm • Effect Spore • Flame Body • Poison Point • Static|
|This article is part of Project Moves and Abilities, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on two related aspects of the Pokémon games.|