Infestation (move)

Infestation
まとわりつく Follow About
Infestation IX.png
Infestation IX 2.png
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 from Generation VI to Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon.

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
SwShBDSPLA
SV
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
0167    
 
Bug Bug 8 8 8
0168    
 
Bug Bug 8 8 8
0313     Bug Human-Like 50 50 47
0314     Bug Human-Like 50 50 47
0413  
Wormadam
All forms
 
 
Bug Bug - 35
0751    
 
Water 1 Bug 5 1 1
0752    
 
Water 1 Bug 1, 5 1 1
0873    
 
Bug Bug 8 8
0885    
 
Amorphous Dragon 1 1
0886    
 
Amorphous Dragon 1 1
0887    
 
Amorphous Dragon 1 1
0946    
 
Grass Grass 17
0947    
 
Grass Grass 17
1011    
 
Grass Dragon Rem.
1019    
 
Grass Dragon Rem.
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 Egg Groups Egg Move
0213    
 
Bug Bug
0595    
 
Bug Bug
0632    
 
Bug Bug
0747    
 
Water 1 Water 1
0824     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.


By TM

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Compatibility
TM83
0012    
 
Bug Bug
0015    
 
Bug Bug
0023     Field Dragon
0024     Field Dragon
0043    
 
Grass Grass
0044    
 
Grass Grass
0045    
 
Grass Grass
0048    
 
Bug Bug
0049    
 
Bug Bug
0069    
 
Grass Grass
0070    
 
Grass Grass
0071    
 
Grass Grass
0072    
 
Water 3 Water 3
0073    
 
Water 3 Water 3
0088     Amorphous Amorphous
0088  
Grimer
Alolan Form
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0089     Amorphous Amorphous
0089  
Muk
Alolan Form
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0092    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0093    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0094    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0102    
 
Grass Grass
0103    
 
Grass Grass
0103  
Exeggutor
Alolan Form
 
 
Grass Grass
0109     Amorphous Amorphous
0110     Amorphous Amorphous
0114     Grass Grass
0122    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0151     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0165    
 
Bug Bug
0166    
 
Bug Bug
0167    
 
Bug Bug
0168    
 
Bug Bug
0182     Grass Grass
0187    
 
Fairy Grass
0188    
 
Fairy Grass
0189    
 
Fairy Grass
0194    
 
Water 1 Field
0195    
 
Water 1 Field
0213    
 
Bug Bug
0218     Amorphous Amorphous
0219    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0267    
 
Bug Bug
0269    
 
Bug Bug
0283    
 
Water 1 Bug
0284    
 
Water 1 Bug
0313     Bug Human-Like -
0314     Bug Human-Like -
0316     Amorphous Amorphous
0317     Amorphous Amorphous
0336     Field Dragon
0345    
 
Water 3 Water 3
0346    
 
Water 3 Water 3
0354     Amorphous Amorphous
0355     Amorphous Amorphous
0356     Amorphous Amorphous
0367     Water 1 Water 1
0368     Water 1 Water 1
0402     Bug Bug
0413  
Wormadam
All forms
 
 
Bug Bug
0414    
 
Bug Bug
0416    
 
Bug Bug
0422  
Shellos
All forms
  Water 1 Amorphous
0423  
Gastrodon
All forms
 
 
Water 1 Amorphous
0439    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0442    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0451    
 
Bug Water 3
0452    
 
Bug Water 3
0455     Grass Grass
0465     Grass Grass
0477     Amorphous Amorphous
0535     Water 1 Water 1
0536    
 
Water 1 Water 1
0537    
 
Water 1 Water 1
0543    
 
Bug Bug
0544    
 
Bug Bug
0545    
 
Bug Bug
0562     Mineral Amorphous
0563     Mineral Amorphous
0568     Mineral Mineral
0569     Mineral Mineral
0577     Amorphous Amorphous
0578     Amorphous Amorphous
0579     Amorphous Amorphous
0588     Bug Bug
0589    
 
Bug Bug
0595    
 
Bug Bug
0596    
 
Bug Bug
0616     Bug Bug
0617     Bug Bug
0618    
 
Water 1 Amorphous
0649  
Genesect
All forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0666  
Vivillon
All forms
 
 
Bug Bug
0675    
 
Field Human-Like
0688    
 
Water 3 Water 3
0689    
 
Water 3 Water 3
0704     Dragon Dragon
0705     Dragon Dragon
0706     Dragon Dragon
0742    
 
Bug Fairy
0743    
 
Bug Fairy
0747    
 
Water 1 Water 1
0748    
 
Water 1 Water 1
0751    
 
Water 1 Bug
0752    
 
Water 1 Bug
0769    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0770    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0778    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0805    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered USUM
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

Infestation deals damage and may inflict the Infestation status condition on the enemy. The afflicted Pokémon loses 3 HP at the end of every 2 turns and cannot switch places with the team leader. The status lasts for 6 turns.

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
SMD 2 99 17 40 95% 98% Front Enemy No
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

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

Pokémon Rumble Rush

  Infestation
★★
Attack power 26.14099 (Hits 1-2), 32.41483 (Hit 3)
Charge time 0.5 seconds (Hits 1-2), 0.62 seconds
Range type Arc (melee)
Number of hits 1
Number of projectiles 1
Critical hit rate 1.5%
Additional effect None

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description Playable Users
Special 2 20 24 100% An opponent Leaves the target trapped. Viola & Surskit/Masquerain
Erika & Tangela (Direct link)
Ingo (Special Costume) & Accelgor
Scottie/Bettie & Venonat/Venomoth Egg

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

  • This move originated as a TCG Attack.
  • This is the only move to play a battle effect in Generation VI games when the option is disabled (specifically, its between-turn effect). Similar effects always played for binding moves in Generation V games; the battle effect oversight for Infestation is perhaps tied both to this Generation V quirk and to Infestation being the only new binding move in Generation VI.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 死纏爛打 Séichìhnlaahndá
Mandarin 死纏爛打 / 死缠烂打 Sǐchánlàndǎ *
纠缠不休 Jiūchán Bùxiū *
  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
SMUSUM
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PE
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