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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.

Contents

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.

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 Clefairy
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy 17 16 16 16 16 36
036 Clefable Clefable
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy 1
161 Sentret Sentret
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 31 19 19 19 19
162 Furret Furret
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 37 21 21 21 21
175 Togepi Togepi
FairyIC Big.png Flying Fairy 26RSE
25FRLG
24 21 21 21 40
176 Togetic Togetic
FairyIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Fairy 26RSE
25FRLG
24 21 21 21 40
468 Togekiss Togekiss
FairyIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Fairy 1
876 Indeedee Indeedee
Female
PsychicIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
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 Pachirisu
ElectricIC Big.png Field Fairy
447 Riolu Riolu
FightingIC Big.png 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 Mr. Mime
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like Purified Shadow PokémonXD
125 Electabuzz Electabuzz
ElectricIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like Purified Shadow PokémonXD
126 Magmar Magmar
FireIC Big.png 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 Pichu
ElectricIC Big.png 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 Squirtle
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1 Sticker Promotional Egg Squirtle
Kanto Starter Egg Squirtle
385 Jirachi Jirachi
SteelIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
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 Pachirisu
ElectricIC Big.png 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 IconKanji2MD.pngUNUSED
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

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga


In other generations

Core series games

Follow Me III.png Follow Me IV.png Follow Me V.png Follow Me VI.png
Follow Me VI 2.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Generation VII SMUSUM LGPE Generation VIII Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast
Follow Me VII.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Generation VII SMUSUM LGPE Generation VIII Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

Side series games

Follow Me Colo.png Follow Me XD.png Follow Me PBR.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Generation VII SMUSUM LGPE Generation VIII Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

Spin-off series games

Follow Me PMD RB.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Generation VII SMUSUM LGPE Generation VIII Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

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 *
France Flag.png French Par Ici
Germany Flag.png German Spotlight
Greece Flag.png Greek Επίκεντρο
Italy Flag.png Italian Sonoqui
South Korea Flag.png Korean 날따름 Nalttareum
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Isca-viva (Guardians Rising-present)
Isca-Viva (Furious Fists)
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Traženje Pažnje
Spain Flag.png Spanish Señuelo
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Dẫn Dụ


Variations of the move Follow Me
Status Follow MeRage Powder


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