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Captivate (Japanese: ゆうわく Allure) is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation IV. It was TM78 in Generation IV.
Captivate lowers the Special Attack stat of the target by two stages, if it is the opposite gender. It will fail if the target has the Ability Oblivious, is same gender as the user, or either or both Pokémon are genderless.
|| If it is the opposite gender of the user, the foe is charmed into sharply lowering its Sp. Atk stat.
|| If it is the opposite gender of the user, the target is charmed into harshly lowering its Sp. Atk stat.
|| Reduces the target's Special Attack by 2 levels. Caution: this move affects only enemies that are the opposite gender of the user.
| All Pokémon who can learn TMs and have genders can learn Captivate except Nincada. Mew can also learn Captivate, 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.
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- Mew is the only genderless Pokémon that can learn this move: Mew is able to learn any TM, and can learn it by TM78 in Generation IV.
- It is likely that Nincada cannot learn Captivate because all moves a Nincada has are transferred to a shed-off Shedinja when it evolves into Ninjask, thus giving the genderless Shedinja a useless move. The same is the case with Attract.
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