Follow Me (move)

Follow Me
このゆびとまれ Stay With This Finger
Follow Me VIII.png
Follow Me VIII 2.png
Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  +2*
  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation III
Condition  Cute
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jam  0  
Temporarily stops the crowd from growing excited.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Makes the order of contestants random in the next turn.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Temporarily stops the crowd from growing excited.

Follow Me (Japanese: このゆびとまれ Stay With This Finger) is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation III.

Effect

Generations III and IV

Follow Me has a priority of +3 and makes the user the center of attention, forcing opposing Pokémon to use their moves on the user rather than the intended target (even if it was a friendly target, unless it is a move that cannot target an opponent such as Acupressure or Helping Hand) for the rest of the turn. If a move cannot target the center of attention, it will be used on its intended target. It does not affect allies.

If the center of attention faints or switches out, it no longer draws moves.

Follow Me can draw moves with a charging turn (such as Fly and Solar Beam) if it is used on the turn the move would hit. Follow Me will draw the moves Future Sight and Doom Desire only if it used on the turn these moves are selected.

Follow Me draws Electric- and Water-type moves even if a Pokémon with Lightning Rod or Storm Drain is on the field. If another Pokémon on the same team is already the center of attention, the first user takes priority; if the first user is outside of range or stops being the center of attention, the attack will be drawn to the next center of attention.

Follow Me has no effect on moves which hit multiple Pokémon in a battle. While it can be used in Single Battles, it has no effect.

Generation V

In Triple Battles, Follow Me will draw the attacks of all opponents in the field, but it can only draw attacks from non-adjacent opponents if they use a move which is able to strike non-adjacent targets.

Follow Me cannot redirect Sky Drop. If the center of attention is taken into the air by Sky Drop, it no longer draws moves.

Generation VI onward

Follow Me now has +2 priority.

Follow Me does not redirect Future Sight or Doom Desire.

Snipe Shot and the Abilities Stalwart and Propeller Tail ignore Follow Me and hit the intended target.

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

Description

Games Description
RSEColo.XD Draws attention to make foes attack only the user.
FRLG The user draws attention to itself, making foes attack only the user.
DPPtHGSSPBR The user draws attention to itself, making all foes take aim only at the user.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwSh
The user draws attention to itself, making all targets take aim only at the user.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
035   Clefairy
  Fairy Fairy 17 16 16 16 16 36
036   Clefable
  Fairy Fairy 1
161   Sentret
  Field Field 31 19 19 19 19
162   Furret
  Field Field 37 21 21 21 21
175   Togepi
  Flying Fairy 26RSE
25FRLG
24 21 21 21 40
176   Togetic
 
 
Flying Fairy 26RSE
25FRLG
24 21 21 21 40
468   Togekiss
 
 
Flying Fairy 1
876   Indeedee
Female
 
 
Fairy Fairy 25
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
417   Pachirisu
  Field Fairy
447   Riolu
  Field Human-Like HGSS
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 III

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
122   Mr. Mime
  Human-Like Human-Like Purified Shadow PokémonXD
125   Electabuzz
  Human-Like Human-Like Purified Shadow PokémonXD
126   Magmar
  Human-Like Human-Like Purified Shadow PokémonXD
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By event

Generation III

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
172   Pichu
  Undiscovered Undiscovered PokéPark Eggs
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
007   Squirtle
  Monster Water 1 Sticker Promotional Egg Squirtle
Kanto Starter Egg Squirtle
385   Jirachi
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 2013 Tanabata Jirachi
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation VI

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
417   Pachirisu
  Field Fairy Se Jun Park's Pachirisu
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, Blue Rescue Team, Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky, Follow Me is a move with 15PP. The user gains Decoy status condition for 21-50 turns, making them more likely to be targeted by the AI. This move is affected by Taunt.

From Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity onwards, Follow Me warps 1 random enemy in the same room to the tile in front of the user, and warps allies nearby the user to surround said enemy.

Description

Games Description
MDRB The user gains the Decoy status, making it the primary target of foes.
MDTDS Gives the user a Decoy status. A Pokémon with the Decoy status is the primary target of enemies.
BSL じぶんを みがわりじょうたいにかえる みがわりじょうたいになると てきポケモンから ゆうせんてきに こうげきされる
MDGtI  UNUSED
SMD It warps 1 random enemy in the same room to the tile in front of you. Then it warps your teammates near you to surround the enemy.


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Pocket Monsters


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

  • A song under the same Japanese name uses this move as the title, as well as Pokémon and move puns.
  • In Generation III, the status screen erroneously states that the move has 100% accuracy, even though it targets the user (thus it ignores accuracy and evasion checks).
  • Despite being introduced in Generation III, no Pokémon from this Generation can learn the move.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 看我嘛 Hon Ngóh Ma *
跟我來 Gān Ngóh Lòih *
Mandarin 看我嘛 Kàn Wǒ Ma *
跟我來 Gēn Wǒ Lái *
  French Par Ici
  German Spotlight
  Greek Επίκεντρο
  Italian Sonoqui
  Korean 날따름 Nalttareum
  Brazilian Portuguese Isca-viva (Guardians Rising-present)
Isca-Viva (Furious Fists)
  Serbian Traženje Pažnje
  Spanish Señuelo
  Vietnamese Dẫn Dụ



Variations of the move Follow Me
  Follow MeRage Powder


  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.