Infestation (move)

Infestation
まとわりつく Follow About
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Type  Bug
Category  Special
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  20
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation VI
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Condition  Cute
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Temporarily stops the crowd from growing excited.

Infestation (Japanese: まとわりつく Follow About) is a damage-dealing Bug-type move introduced in Generation VI. It was TM83 in Generation VI and Generation VII.

Effect

Infestation inflicts 1/8 of the target's maximum HP as damage per turn for four to five turns upon use, in addition to the damage dealt when it is used. It also traps the target, preventing switching and escape. The quote "<target> has been afflicted with an infestation by <user>!" will appear. If the user switches out, the target will be freed. If a trapped Pokémon uses Rapid Spin, it will be freed.

If a wild Pokémon uses Infestation on the player's Pokémon, the player may escape if the affected Pokémon has Run Away or is holding a Smoke Ball. However, these do not allow the player to switch the Pokémon out. If an affected Pokémon is holding a Shed Shell, it can switch out.

If the user of Infestation is holding a Grip Claw, the duration will always be 7 turns. If a Binding Band is held by the user, the damage done at the end of each turn will increase from 1/8 of the target's maximum HP to 1/6.

Description

Games Description
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwSh
The target is infested and attacked for four to five turns. The target can't flee during this time.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
167   Spinarak
 
 
Bug Bug 8
168   Ariados
 
 
Bug Bug 8
313   Volbeat
  Bug Human-Like 50
314   Illumise
  Bug Human-Like 50
751   Dewpider
 
 
Water 1 Bug 5 1
752   Araquanid
 
 
Water 1 Bug 1, 5 1
873   Frosmoth
 
 
Bug Bug 8
885   Dreepy
 
 
Amorphous Dragon 1
886   Drakloak
 
 
Amorphous Dragon 1
887   Dragapult
 
 
Amorphous Dragon 1
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TM

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
--
II
--
III
--
IV
--
V
--
VI
TM83
VII
TM83
VIII
--
012   Butterfree
 
 
Bug Bug
015   Beedrill
 
 
Bug Bug
023   Ekans
  Field Dragon
024   Arbok
  Field Dragon
043   Oddish
 
 
Grass Grass
044   Gloom
 
 
Grass Grass
045   Vileplume
 
 
Grass Grass
048   Venonat
 
 
Bug Bug
049   Venomoth
 
 
Bug Bug
069   Bellsprout
 
 
Grass Grass
070   Weepinbell
 
 
Grass Grass
071   Victreebel
 
 
Grass Grass
072   Tentacool
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
073   Tentacruel
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
088   Grimer
  Amorphous Amorphous
088   Grimer
Alolan Form
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
089   Muk
  Amorphous Amorphous
089   Muk
Alolan Form
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
092   Gastly
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
093   Haunter
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
094   Gengar
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
102   Exeggcute
 
 
Grass Grass
103   Exeggutor
 
 
Grass Grass
103   Exeggutor
Alolan Form
 
 
Grass Grass
109   Koffing
  Amorphous Amorphous
110   Weezing
  Amorphous Amorphous
114   Tangela
  Grass Grass
122   Mr. Mime
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
151   Mew
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
165   Ledyba
 
 
Bug Bug
166   Ledian
 
 
Bug Bug
167   Spinarak
 
 
Bug Bug
168   Ariados
 
 
Bug Bug
182   Bellossom
  Grass Grass
187   Hoppip
 
 
Fairy Grass
188   Skiploom
 
 
Fairy Grass
189   Jumpluff
 
 
Fairy Grass
194   Wooper
 
 
Water 1 Field
195   Quagsire
 
 
Water 1 Field
213   Shuckle
 
 
Bug Bug
218   Slugma
  Amorphous Amorphous
219   Magcargo
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
267   Beautifly
 
 
Bug Bug
269   Dustox
 
 
Bug Bug
283   Surskit
 
 
Water 1 Bug
284   Masquerain
 
 
Water 1 Bug
313   Volbeat
  Bug Human-Like
314   Illumise
  Bug Human-Like
316   Gulpin
  Amorphous Amorphous
317   Swalot
  Amorphous Amorphous
336   Seviper
  Field Dragon
345   Lileep
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
346   Cradily
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
354   Banette
  Amorphous Amorphous
355   Duskull
  Amorphous Amorphous
356   Dusclops
  Amorphous Amorphous
367   Huntail
  Water 1 Water 1
368   Gorebyss
  Water 1 Water 1
402   Kricketune
  Bug Bug
413   Wormadam
Plant Cloak
 
 
Bug Bug
413   Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
 
 
Bug Bug
413   Wormadam
Trash Cloak
 
 
Bug Bug
414   Mothim
 
 
Bug Bug
416   Vespiquen
 
 
Bug Bug
422   Shellos
  Water 1 Amorphous
423   Gastrodon
 
 
Water 1 Amorphous
439   Mime Jr.
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
442   Spiritomb
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
451   Skorupi
 
 
Bug Water 3
452   Drapion
 
 
Bug Water 3
455   Carnivine
  Grass Grass
465   Tangrowth
  Grass Grass
477   Dusknoir
  Amorphous Amorphous
535   Tympole
  Water 1 Water 1
536   Palpitoad
 
 
Water 1 Water 1
537   Seismitoad
 
 
Water 1 Water 1
543   Venipede
 
 
Bug Bug
544   Whirlipede
 
 
Bug Bug
545   Scolipede
 
 
Bug Bug
562   Yamask
  Mineral Amorphous
563   Cofagrigus
  Mineral Amorphous
568   Trubbish
  Mineral Mineral
569   Garbodor
  Mineral Mineral
577   Solosis
  Amorphous Amorphous
578   Duosion
  Amorphous Amorphous
579   Reuniclus
  Amorphous Amorphous
588   Karrablast
  Bug Bug
589   Escavalier
 
 
Bug Bug
595   Joltik
 
 
Bug Bug
596   Galvantula
 
 
Bug Bug
616   Shelmet
  Bug Bug
617   Accelgor
  Bug Bug
618   Stunfisk
 
 
Water 1 Amorphous
649   Genesect
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
666   Vivillon
 
 
Bug Bug
675   Pangoro
 
 
Field Human-Like
688   Binacle
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
689   Barbaracle
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
704   Goomy
  Dragon Dragon
705   Sliggoo
  Dragon Dragon
706   Goodra
  Dragon Dragon
742   Cutiefly
 
 
Bug Fairy
743   Ribombee
 
 
Bug Fairy
747   Mareanie
 
 
Water 1 Water 1
748   Toxapex
 
 
Water 1 Water 1
751   Dewpider
 
 
Water 1 Bug
752   Araquanid
 
 
Water 1 Bug
769   Sandygast
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
770   Palossand
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
778   Mimikyu
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
805   Stakataka
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered USUM
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
213   Shuckle
 
 
Bug Bug
595   Joltik
 
 
Bug Bug
632   Durant
 
 
Bug Bug
747   Mareanie
 
 
Water 1 Water 1
824   Blipbug
  Bug Bug
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 Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description
Special 2 20 24 100% An opponent Leaves the target trapped.

Pokémon GO

In Pokémon GO, Infestation is a Fast Attack that has been available since February 16, 2017.

  Infestation
Fast Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 10
Energy boost 14
Duration 1.1 seconds
Damage window 0.85 - 1.05 seconds
 
Trainer Battles
Power 6
Energy boost 12
Turns 3
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
                    
By Elite Fast TM
By GO Snapshot
 
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Updates

Gyms & Raids
  • February 21, 2017
    • Duration: 1.55 → 1.1 seconds
Trainer Battles
  • July 27, 2020
    • Energy boost: 11 → 12

Description

Games Description
SMD
MDRTDX
It damages an enemy. It could also cause the Infestation status condition.


In other generations

Core series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 死纏爛打 Séichìhnlaahndá
Mandarin 死纏爛打 / 死缠烂打 Sǐchánlàndǎ
  French Harcèlement
  German Plage
  Italian Assillo
  Korean 엉겨붙기 Eonggyeobutgi
  Brazilian Portuguese Infestação
  Spanish Acoso
  Thai เกาะติด



Generation VI TMs
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Generation VI HMs
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Generation VII TMs
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Kanto
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