Attract (move)

Attract
メロメロ Mad Love
Attract.png
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Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  —
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation II
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
Makes all Pokémon after the user nervous.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Prevents the Voltage from going down in the same turn.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  0  
Makes the remaining Pokémon nervous.

Attract (Japanese: メロメロ Mad Love) is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation II. It is TM45 from Generation II onwards.

Contents

Effect

Generations II-V

If the target is the opposite gender of the Pokémon who launched the move, the target becomes infatuated. If the move is used on a Pokémon that is the same gender as the user, it will fail. It will also fail if used by or on a genderless Pokémon. If the foe Pokémon holds a Destiny Knot and then becomes infatuated, the user will fall under the same effect. Unlike most status moves, this move will affect a target with a substitute.

Pokémon with the Ability Oblivious are immune to the effects of Attract.

Generation VI onward

Attract does not affect Pokémon under the protection of Aroma Veil.

If powered up by a Grassium Z into Z-Attract, all of the user's lowered stats are reset.

Description

Games Description
Stad2 Infatuates targets, making it hard for them to attack foes of the opposite gender.
GSC Makes the opposite gender infatuated.
RSEColo.XD Makes the opposite gender less likely to attack.*
Makes it tough to attack a foe of the opposite gender.RSE*
Makes it tough for the opposite gender to attack a target.ColoXD*
FRLG If it is the other gender, the foe is made infatuated and unlikely to attack.
DPPtHGSS If it is the opposite gender of the user, the foe becomes infatuated and less likely to attack.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SM
If it is the opposite gender of the user, the target becomes infatuated and less likely to attack.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
267 Beautifly Beautifly
Bug Bug 31 31 31 31XY
27ORAS
27
300 Skitty Skitty
Field Fairy 7 4DP
8PtHGSS
8 8XY
10ORAS
10
301 Delcatty Delcatty
Field Fairy 1 1 1 1 1
350 Milotic Milotic
Water 1 Dragon 45 41 41 41XY
37ORAS
34
370 Luvdisc Luvdisc
Water 2 Water 2 28 22 22 27XY
22ORAS
20
413 Wormadam Wormadam
Plant Cloak
Bug Bug 41 41 41 41
413 Wormadam Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
Bug Bug 41 41 41 41
413 Wormadam Wormadam
Trash Cloak
Bug Bug 41 41 41 41
431 Glameow Glameow
Field Field 45 45 44 44
432 Purugly Purugly
Field Field 53 53 52 52
456 Finneon Finneon
Water 2 Water 2 10 10 10 10
457 Lumineon Lumineon
Water 2 Water 2 1, 10 1, 10 1, 10 1, 10
527 Woobat Woobat
Field Flying 25 25 25
528 Swoobat Swoobat
Field Flying 25 25 25
531 Audino Audino
Fairy Fairy 15 15XY
21ORAS
21
682 Spritzee Spritzee
Fairy Fairy 29 29
683 Aromatisse Aromatisse
Fairy Fairy 29 29
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 Egg Groups Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII
427 Buneary Buneary
Field Human-Like
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 Egg Groups Machine
I
--
II
TM45
III
TM45
IV
TM45
V
TM45
VI
TM45
VII
TM45
All Pokémon who can learn TMs and have genders can learn Attract
except Nincada, Ferroseed, Ferrothorn, Larvesta, Volcarona, and
Oranguru. Mew, Staryu and Starmie (Generation II only), Cryogonal,
Minior, and Dhelmise can also learn Attract, despite being genderless.
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 and Blue Rescue Team and Super Mystery Dungeon, all Pokémon are genderless, so Attract can infatuate any opponent. Genders are present as a game mechanic between Explorers of Time and Darkness and Gates to Infinity, so Attract will only work against the opposite gender in those games. Unlike in the main games, infatuation can linger on an opponent even after the user has been defeated.

Between Red and Blue Rescue Team and Gates to Infinity, infatuation always prevents the affected Pokémon from doing anything for several turns, similar to sleep. In Super Mystery Dungeon, it has a chance of preventing attacks every turn, functioning like it does in the main games.

Description

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Games Description
MDRB Inflicts the Infatuated status on the target.

In the anime

Penelope Sylveon Attract.png Cheryl Chansey Attract.png Johanna Glameow Umbreon Attract.png Iris Emolga Attract.png
Sylveon Chansey Glameow and Umbreon Emolga
If it is the opposite gender of the user, the foe becomes infatuated and less likely to attack.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
113 Chansey Chansey opens its arms and releases multiple yellow hearts from its body at the opponent. When the attack hits, the opponent's eyes are replaced with pink hearts and it falls in love with Chansey.
Cheryl's Chansey Some Enchanted Sweetening! Debut
Nurse Joy's Chansey SS025 None
444 Gabite Gabite puts its claws together in front of it and a yellow heart forms in between them. Gabite then opens its arms and the heart fires at the opponent. When the heart hits, it splits into several hearts that float around it, and the opponent falls in love with Gabite.
A wild Gabite Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time & Darkness None
431 Glameow Glameow winks at the opponent and multiple yellow hearts are released from its body at the opponent. When the attack hits, the opponent's eyes are replaced with pink hearts and it falls in love with Glameow.
Johanna's Glameow Strategy Begins at Home! None
197 Umbreon Umbreon winks at the opponent and multiple yellow hearts are released from its body at the opponent. When the attack hits, the opponent's eyes become replaced with hearts and it falls in love with Umbreon.
Johanna's Umbreon Strategy Begins at Home! None
175 Togepi Togepi waves its arms at the opponent, releasing yellow hearts from its body at it. When the opponent becomes affected, Togepi can control it.
A wild Togepi Where No Togepi Has Gone Before! None
495 Snivy Snivy winks at the opponent and releases several pink hearts that surround the opponent. The hearts then circle around and shrink into the opponent's body, causing it to fall in love with Snivy if it's the opposite gender.
Ash's Snivy Snivy Plays Hard to Catch! None
572 Minccino Minccino winks at the opponent, causing multiple pink hearts to fly out, surround, and sink into the opponent, making it fall in love with Minccino if it's the opposite gender.
Bianca's Minccino Minccino-Neat and Tidy! None
587 Emolga Emolga winks or blows a kiss at the opponent, causing multiple pink hearts to fly and surround the opponent. The hearts then sink into the opponent, causing it to fall in love with Emolga if it's the opposite gender.
Iris's Emolga Emolga the Irresistible! None
Elesa's Emolga Dazzling the Nimbasa Gym! None
500 Emboar Emboar winks at the opponent and opens its arms, releasing pink hearts that surround the opponent. If the opponent is of the opposite gender, it will fall in love with Emboar.
Bianca's Emboar Mission: Defeat Your Rival! None
700 Sylveon Sylveon winks at the opponent and releases several pink hearts that surround the opponent. The hearts then circle around and shrink into the opponent's body, causing it to fall in love with Sylveon if it's the opposite gender.
Penelope's Sylveon Kindergarten Chaos! None
470 Leafeon Leafeon winks and releases a huge pink heart.
Sara Lee's Leafeon A Dancing Debut! None
471 Glaceon Glaceon winks and releases a huge pink heart.
Sara Lee's Glaceon A Dancing Debut! None
148 Dragonair Dragonair winks at the opponent and releases several pink hearts that surround the opponent. The hearts then hit the opponent, exploding into pink sparkles and causing it to fall in love with Dragonair if it's the opposite gender.
Amelia's Dragonair Master Class Choices! None
196 Espeon Espeon winks at the opponent and releases several pink hearts that surround the opponent. The hearts then causing it to fall in love with Espeon if it's the opposite gender.
Amelia's Espeon Master Class Choices! None
685 Slurpuff Slurpuff winks its right eye at the opponent and several pink hearts appear around the user and then shoots towards the opponent and hit it. The hearts then cause it to fall in love with Slurpuff if it's the opposite gender.
Sawyer's Slurpuff Valuable Experience for All! None

In the manga

In the Phantom Thief Pokémon 7 manga


In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Attract II.png Attract III.png Attract IV.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 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
Attract V.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 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
Attract Stad2.png Attract Colo.png Attract XD.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 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
Attract 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 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

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 迷人 Màihyàhn *
頹廢 Tèuihfai *
Mandarin 迷人 Mí​rén *
頹廢 Tuí​fèi *
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Verleid
France Flag.png French Attraction
Germany Flag.png German Anziehung
Greece Flag.png Greek Προσέλκυση
India Flag.png Hindi आकर्षण Aakarshan
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Daya Tarik
Italy Flag.png Italian Attrazione
South Korea Flag.png Korean 헤롱헤롱 Herongherong
Poland Flag.png Polish Przyciąganie
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Atração
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Atracção
Romania Flag.png Romanian Atracția
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Privlačenje
Spain Flag.png Spanish Atracción
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Cazibe
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Mê Đắm


Generation II TMs
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Generation II HMs
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Generation III TMs
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Generation III HMs
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Generation IV TMs
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Generation IV HMs
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Generation V TMs
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Generation V HMs
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Generation VI TMs
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Generation VI HMs
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Generation VII TMs
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