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If a Pokémon attempts to use the consecutively executed moves Outrage, Petal Dance, Rollout, or Thrash, but fails in any turn because of infatuation, the move will be interrupted. This also prevents the user from becoming confused after the move's last turn, except from Generation V onwards the user still becomes confused if interrupted when would be the last turn nonetheless.
In Generation IV, it checks in the order of confusion, paralyzed, and infatuation.
Infatuation is caused when Attract is used on a target of the opposite gender, G-Max Cuddle is used by Gigantamax Eevee on all opponents of the opposite gender, may be caused when a Pokémon makes contact with a Pokémon of the opposite gender that has Cute Charm as its Ability, and is caused to a Pokémon that infatuates a Pokémon holding a Destiny Knot.
A Pokémon can be infatuated when struck by any of the following moves.
Prevention and cure
Infatuation ends as soon as either the affected Pokémon or the Pokémon it is infatuated with is removed from the battle.
As long as a Pokémon is already infatuated, it is immune to new infatuation attempts (including any attempts to change the infatuation target from a Pokémon to another).
Pokémon with the Oblivious Ability are immune to infatuation. If a Pokémon receives Oblivious in battle (such as from Skill Swap), it is cured of infatuation. If a Pokémon with Oblivious is infatuated while holding a Destiny Knot, this item will be activated before Oblivious cures this Pokémon of infatuation.
In Generation III, if a Pokémon with Oblivious is holding a Mental Herb or an Eggant Berry, this Ability will take priority and the item will not be consumed. From Generation IV onwards, the item will be consumed before Oblivious has a chance to take effect.
Transform gender change glitch
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This is doable if the opponent (a wild or non-player character's Pokémon) uses Transform twice in the same battle, which causes its DVs to be replaced by the player's Pokémon's DVs, and a result its gender changes if the correct DVs for the opposite gender are copied.
In spin-off games
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series
In the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series, infatuation can be caused by Attract, Cute Charm, as well as by eating or being hit by a Decoy Seed. Unlike in the core series games, infatuation is not cured if the Pokémon causing the infatuation faints.
In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, and Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, infatuation lasts 5 to 6 turns. The infatuated Pokémon is unable to do anything. If in the middle of a linked move, the rest of the linked move is skipped.
Since Gates to Infinity, infatuation lasts 6 turns. The infatuated Pokémon has a one in two chance of being unable to use a move.
In the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon games where genders are not a gameplay mechanic, Attract and Cute Charm are able to infatuate any Pokémon (even those whose gender is unknown in the core series games).
In the anime
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In Strategy Begins at Home!, Dawn's Piplup and Pachirisu became infatuated with Johanna's Glameow and Umbreon after they both used Attract on them, leaving them open to be defeated by a dual Swift attack.
In Snivy Plays Hard to Catch!, a Snivy that Ash was trying to catch used Attract to make Ash's Pikachu, Oshawott, and Tepig infatuated with her. Ash was only able to overcome this by sending out his Pidove, who could not be affected by Snivy's use of Attract due to being a female just like Snivy.
In Battling the King of the Mines!, during Ash's Driftveil Gym battle against Clay, Ash's Snivy used Attract to make Clay's Palpitoad infatuated with her, allowing her to defeat him with a flurry of super-effective Grass-type moves.
In Mission: Defeat Your Rival!, during the second round of the Vertress Conference, Bianca's Emboar used Attract to make Cameron's Samurott infatuated with him, allowing him to defeat her despite the type disadvantage.
In Valuable Experience for All!, during the Lumiose Conference quarterfinals, Tierno's Raichu became infatuated with Sawyer's Slurpuff after he used Attract on her, leaving her open to be hit by an Energy Ball. This forced Tierno to switch her out in favor of Blastoise.
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