Pursuit (move)

Pursuit
おいうち Pursuing Attack
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Type  Dark
Category  Physical
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  40
Accuracy  100%
Priority  0
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation II
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  1
Badly startles all Pokémon that made good appeals.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  1
Earn +3 if two Pokémon raise the Voltage in a row.
Condition  Clever
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  1
Badly startles Pokémon that used a move of the same type.

Pursuit (Japanese: おいうち Pursuing Attack) is a damage-dealing Dark-type move introduced in Generation II.

Effect

Generation II

Pursuit inflicts damage with a power of 40. If the target Pokémon is switched out on the turn Pursuit is used, Pursuit's power doubles, and it will immediately be used before it is switched out (including an accuracy check). This does not apply if used on an ally switching out, on a fleeing Pokémon, on a Pokémon using Teleport or Baton Pass, or on a Pokémon being forced to switch out.

Generation III

If the target is switched out, Pursuit will no longer perform an accuracy check (but always hit the target with double power before it is switched out).

Generations IV to VII

Pursuit will now hit any adjacent opponent that attempts to switch out (but not more than one per turn), regardless of who it originally targeted. This effect bypasses redirection effects such as Follow Me.

If the target is using U-turn, Volt Switch or Parting Shot, Pursuit's special effect will activate only if the user of Pursuit would usually act later than the target (its power will only be doubled in that case).

In the Japanese version of Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, when a Pokémon holding a Choice item uses Pursuit and the opponent Pokémon switches out, the Pokémon holding the item is allowed to change its move on the next turn. This glitch was fixed in localized versions and Platinum.

In Pokémon Platinum, and HeartGold and SoulSilver, this move can trigger the acid rain glitch by knocking out a target that was about to switch while Trick Room, Gravity, Uproar, or any type of weather other than rain is active.

Generation VIII

Pursuit cannot be selected in a battle.

Description

Games Description
Stad2 A Dark-type attack. It inflicts major damage if the target switches out in the same turn.
GSC Heavily strikes switching Pokémon.
RSE Inflicts bad damage if used on a foe switching out.
FRLG An attack move that works especially well on a foe that is switching out.
Colo.XD Inflicts bad damage if used on a target switching out.
DPPtHGSSPBR An attack move that inflicts double damage if used on a foe that is switching out of battle.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
An attack move that inflicts double damage if used on a target that is switching out of battle.
SMUSUMPE The power of this attack move is doubled if it's used on a target that's switching out of battle.
SwSh This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
015   Beedrill
 
 
Bug Bug 30 30 22 22 22 17SMUSUM
019   Rattata
  Field Field 27 27 13 13 13 13SMUSUM
019   Rattata
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field 13SMUSUM
020   Raticate
  Field Field 30 30 13 13 13 13SMUSUM
020   Raticate
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field 13SMUSUM
021   Spearow
 
 
Flying Flying 25 19 13 13 13 8SMUSUM
022   Fearow
 
 
Flying Flying 26 26 13 13 13 1, 8SMUSUM
056   Mankey
  Field Field 12SMUSUM
057   Primeape
  Field Field 12SMUSUM
084   Doduo
 
 
Flying Flying 9 9 19 19 19XY
17ORAS
15SMUSUM
085   Dodrio
 
 
Flying Flying 1, 9 1, 9 19 19 19XY
17ORAS
15SMUSUM
107   Hitmonchan
  Human-Like Human-Like 13 13 11 11 11 1, 11SMUSUM
123   Scyther
 
 
Bug Bug 12 11 9 9 9 9SMUSUM
128   Tauros
  Field Field 26 26RSE
19FRLG
15 15 15 15SMUSUM
193   Yanma
 
 
Bug Bug 30 30 30 30
197   Umbreon
  Field Field 16 16 15 15BW
9B2W2
9 1, Evo.
198   Murkrow
 
 
Flying Flying 11 14 5 5 5 5
206   Dunsparce
  Field Field 26 24RSE
31FRLG
25 24BW
10B2W2
10 8
212   Scizor
 
 
Bug Bug 12 11 9 9 9 9
237   Hitmontop
  Human-Like Human-Like 13 13 10 10 10 1, 10
252   Treecko
  Monster Dragon 16 16 16 16XY
17ORAS
17
253   Grovyle
  Monster Dragon 17 17 17 17XY
18ORAS
18
254   Sceptile
  Monster Dragon 17 17 17 17XY
18ORAS
18
278   Wingull
 
 
Water 1 Flying 43 34 34BW
30B2W2
30XY
26ORAS
26
335   Zangoose
  Field Field 25 22 22BW
12B2W2
12 12
355   Duskull
  Amorphous Amorphous 27 25 25 25XY
22ORAS
22
356   Dusclops
  Amorphous Amorphous 27 25 25 25XY
22ORAS
22
359   Absol
  Field Field 20 20BW
12B2W2
12XY
10ORAS
10
375   Metang
 
 
Mineral Mineral 32 28 28BW
23B2W2
23 23
376   Metagross
 
 
Mineral Mineral 32 28 28BW
23B2W2
23 23
386   Deoxys
Normal Forme
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 20 33 33 33XY
25ORAS
25
386   Deoxys
Attack Forme
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 20 33 33 33XY
25ORAS
25
386   Deoxys
Speed Forme
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 20 33 33 33XY
25ORAS
25
408   Cranidos
  Monster Monster 10 10 10 10
409   Rampardos
  Monster Monster 10 10 10 1, 10
416   Vespiquen
 
 
Bug Bug 15 15BW
9B2W2
9 9
418   Buizel
  Water 1 Field 10 10BW
18B2W2
18 18
419   Floatzel
  Water 1 Field 10 10BW
18B2W2
18 18
430   Honchkrow
 
 
Flying Flying 1 1 1 1
442   Spiritomb
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1 1
451   Skorupi
 
 
Bug Water 3 16B2W2 16 16
452   Drapion
 
 
Bug Water 3 16B2W2 16 16
453   Croagunk
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 15 15 15 15
454   Toxicroak
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 15 15 15 15
469   Yanmega
 
 
Bug Bug 30 30 30 30
477   Dusknoir
  Amorphous Amorphous 25 25 25XY
22ORAS
22
491   Darkrai
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 29DP
509   Purrloin
  Field Field 15 15 15
510   Liepard
  Field Field 15 15 15
522   Blitzle
  Field Field 22 22 22
523   Zebstrika
  Field Field 22 22 22
543   Venipede
 
 
Bug Bug 12 12 12
544   Whirlipede
 
 
Bug Bug 12 12 12
545   Scolipede
 
 
Bug Bug 12 12 12
570   Zorua
  Field Field 5 5 5
571   Zoroark
  Field Field 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5
587   Emolga
 
 
Field Field 16 16 16
626   Bouffalant
  Field Field 1 1 1
679   Honedge
 
 
Mineral Mineral 13 13
680   Doublade
 
 
Mineral Mineral 13 13
681   Aegislash
 
 
Mineral Mineral 1 1
734   Yungoos
  Field Field 7
735   Gumshoos
  Field Field 1, 7
739   Crabrawler
  Water 3 Water 3 13
740   Crabominable
 
 
Water 3 Water 3 1, 13
772   Type: Null
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 10
773   Silvally
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 10
802   Marshadow
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 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 breeding

# Pokémon Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII VIII
016   Pidgey
 
 
Flying Flying
023   Ekans
  Field Dragon
029   Nidoran♀
  Monster Field
041   Zubat
 
 
Flying Flying
046   Paras
 
 
Bug Grass
050   Diglett
  Field Field
050   Diglett
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
088   Grimer
Alolan Form
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
111   Rhyhorn
 
 
Monster Field
142   Aerodactyl
 
 
Flying Flying
143   Snorlax
  Monster Monster
161   Sentret
  Field Field
167   Spinarak
 
 
Bug Bug
190   Aipom
  Field Field
193   Yanma
 
 
Bug Bug
214   Heracross
 
 
Bug Bug
215   Sneasel
 
 
Field Field
227   Skarmory
 
 
Flying Flying
228   Houndour
 
 
Field Field
236   Tyrogue
  Human-Like Human-Like
246   Larvitar
 
 
Monster Monster
263   Zigzagoon
  Field Field
276   Taillow
 
 
Flying Flying
287   Slakoth
  Field Field
333   Swablu
 
 
Flying Dragon
353   Shuppet
  Amorphous Amorphous
396   Starly
 
 
Flying Flying
434   Stunky
 
 
Field Field
446   Munchlax
  Monster Monster
451   Skorupi
 
 
Bug Water 3
495   Snivy
  Field Grass
504   Patrat
  Field Field
506   Lillipup
  Field Field
551   Sandile
 
 
Field Field
588   Karrablast
  Bug Bug
595   Joltik
 
 
Bug Bug
616   Shelmet
  Bug Bug
621   Druddigon
  Dragon Monster
624   Pawniard
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
631   Heatmor
  Field Field
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 V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
596   Galvantula
 
 
Bug Bug Dream World - Spooky Manor
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 II

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
239   Elekid
  Undiscovered Undiscovered New York Pokémon Center
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, Pursuit is a non-damaging move with 17PP. The user will give itself Counter status condition, causing adjacent physical attacks be reflected back at the user. Being a non-damaging move, it is affected by Taunt.

From Gates to Infinity onward, it deals damage, inflicting 50% extra damage when used on a target afflicted with a bad status condition.

Description

Games Description
MDRB The user gains the Counter status. Any damage from Physical Attack moves or a regular attack is partially returned.
MDTD Gives the user the Counter status. It returns damage from certain types of moves or a regular attack back to the attacking enemy.
MDS Gives the user the Counter status. It returns damage from Physical Attack moves back to the attacking enemy.
BSL じぶんを カウンターじょうたいにかえる てきからうけた ぶつりこうげきの わざや こうげきのダメージを あいてにかえす
MDGtI It damages an enemy. The damage it causes goes up if the enemy has a bad status condition.
SMD It damages an enemy. The damage goes up if the enemy has a bad status condition.
MDRTDX It damages an enemy. The damage goes up if the enemy has a bad status.


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

  • Although Pursuit is the only move that can be performed before switching, its priority is still 0.
  • In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Red and Blue, Pursuit's effect is similar to Counter.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 追打 Jēuidá
Mandarin 追打 Zhuīdǎ
  French Poursuite
  German Verfolgung
  Greek Καταδίωξη
  Italian Inseguimento
  Korean 따라가때리기 Ttaragattaerigi
  Portuguese Perseguição
  Serbian Gonjenje
  Spanish Persecución
  Vietnamese Đuổi Đánh



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