Pursuit (move)

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Pursuit
おいうち Pursuing Attack
Pursuit.png
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Type  Dark
Category  Physical
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  40
Accuracy  100%
Priority  0
  • Makes contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
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.

Contents

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).

Generation IV onwards

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 using 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.

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.
SM The power of this attack move is doubled if it's used on a target that's switching out of battle.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
015 Beedrill Beedrill
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug 30 30 22 22 22 17
019 Rattata Rattata
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 27 27 13 13 13 13
019 Rattata Rattata
Alola Form
DarkIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Field Field 13
020 Raticate Raticate
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 30 30 13 13 13 13
020 Raticate Raticate
Alola Form
DarkIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Field Field 13
021 Spearow Spearow
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 25 19 13 13 13 8
022 Fearow Fearow
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 26 26 13 13 13 1, 8
056 Mankey Mankey
FightingIC Big.png Field Field 12
057 Primeape Primeape
FightingIC Big.png Field Field 12
084 Doduo Doduo
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 19 9 19 19 19XY
17ORAS
15
085 Dodrio Dodrio
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 1, 19 1, 9 19 19 19XY
17ORAS
15
107 Hitmonchan Hitmonchan
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 13 13 11 11 11 1, 11
123 Scyther Scyther
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 12 11 9 9 9 9
128 Tauros Tauros
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 26 26RSE
19FRLG
15 15 15 15
193 Yanma Yanma
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 30 30 30 30
197 Umbreon Umbreon
DarkIC Big.png Field Field 16 16 15 15BW
9B2W2
9 1, Evo.
198 Murkrow Murkrow
DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 11 14 14 14 5 5
206 Dunsparce Dunsparce
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 26 24RSE
31FRLG
25 15BW
10B2W2
10 8
212 Scizor Scizor
BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Bug Bug 12 11 9 9 9 9
237 Hitmontop Hitmontop
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 13 13 10 10 10 1, 10
252 Treecko Treecko
GrassIC Big.png Monster Dragon 16 16 16 16XY
17ORAS
17
253 Grovyle Grovyle
GrassIC Big.png Monster Dragon 17 17 17 17XY
18ORAS
18
254 Sceptile Sceptile
GrassIC Big.png Monster Dragon 17 17 17 17XY
18ORAS
18
278 Wingull Wingull
WaterIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Flying 43 34 34BW
30B2W2
30XY
26ORAS
26
335 Zangoose Zangoose
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 25 22 22BW
12B2W2
12 12
355 Duskull Duskull
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 27 25 25 25XY
22ORAS
22
356 Dusclops Dusclops
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 27 25 25 25XY
22ORAS
22
359 Absol Absol
DarkIC Big.png Field Field 20 20BW
12B2W2
12XY
10ORAS
10
375 Metang Metang
SteelIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 32 28 28BW
23B2W2
23 23
376 Metagross Metagross
SteelIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 32 28 28BW
23B2W2
23 23
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Normal Forme
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 20 33 33 33XY
25ORAS
25
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Attack Forme
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 20 33 33 33XY
25ORAS
25
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Speed Forme
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 20 33 33 33XY
25ORAS
25
408 Cranidos Cranidos
RockIC Big.png Monster Monster 10 10 10 10
409 Rampardos Rampardos
RockIC Big.png Monster Monster 10 10 10 1, 10
416 Vespiquen Vespiquen
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 15 15BW
9B2W2
9 9
418 Buizel Buizel
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field 10 10BW
18B2W2
18 18
419 Floatzel Floatzel
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field 10 10BW
18B2W2
18 18
430 Honchkrow Honchkrow
DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 1 1 1 1
442 Spiritomb Spiritomb
GhostIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1 1
451 Skorupi Skorupi
PoisonIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Bug Water 3 16B2W2 16 16
452 Drapion Drapion
PoisonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Bug Water 3 16B2W2 16 16
453 Croagunk Croagunk
PoisonIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 15 15 15 15
454 Toxicroak Toxicroak
PoisonIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 15 15 15 15
469 Yanmega Yanmega
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 30 30 30 30
477 Dusknoir Dusknoir
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 25 25 25XY
22ORAS
22
491 Darkrai Darkrai
DarkIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 20DP
509 Purrloin Purrloin
DarkIC Big.png Field Field 15 15 15
510 Liepard Liepard
DarkIC Big.png Field Field 15 15 15
522 Blitzle Blitzle
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field 22 22 22
523 Zebstrika Zebstrika
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field 22 22 22
543 Venipede Venipede
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug 12 12 12
544 Whirlipede Whirlipede
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug 12 12 12
545 Scolipede Scolipede
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug 12 12 12
570 Zorua Zorua
DarkIC Big.png Field Field 5 5 5
571 Zoroark Zoroark
DarkIC Big.png Field Field 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5
587 Emolga Emolga
ElectricIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Field Field 16 16 16
626 Bouffalant Bouffalant
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 1 1 1
679 Honedge Honedge
SteelIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 13 13
680 Doublade Doublade
SteelIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 13 13
681 Aegislash Aegislash
SteelIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 1 1
734 Yungoos Yungoos
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 7
735 Gumshoos Gumshoos
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 1, 7
739 Crabrawler Crabrawler
FightingIC Big.png Water 3 Water 3 13
740 Crabominable Crabominable
FightingIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3 1, 13
772 Type: Null Type: Null
NormalIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 10
773 Silvally Silvally
NormalIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 10
802 Marshadow Marshadow
FightingIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
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
016 Pidgey Pidgey
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
023 Ekans Ekans
PoisonIC Big.png Field Dragon
029 Nidoran♀ Nidoran♀
PoisonIC Big.png Monster Field
041 Zubat Zubat
PoisonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
046 Paras Paras
BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Grass
050 Diglett Diglett
GroundIC Big.png Field Field
050 Diglett Diglett
Alola Form
GroundIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Field
088 Grimer Grimer
Alola Form
PoisonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
111 Rhyhorn Rhyhorn
GroundIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Field
142 Aerodactyl Aerodactyl
RockIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
143 Snorlax Snorlax
NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster
161 Sentret Sentret
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
167 Spinarak Spinarak
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug
190 Aipom Aipom
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
193 Yanma Yanma
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
214 Heracross Heracross
BugIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
215 Sneasel Sneasel
DarkIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Field Field
227 Skarmory Skarmory
SteelIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
228 Houndour Houndour
DarkIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Field Field
236 Tyrogue Tyrogue
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
246 Larvitar Larvitar
RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Monster
263 Zigzagoon Zigzagoon
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
276 Taillow Taillow
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
287 Slakoth Slakoth
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
333 Swablu Swablu
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Dragon
353 Shuppet Shuppet
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
396 Starly Starly
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
434 Stunky Stunky
PoisonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field
446 Munchlax Munchlax
NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster
451 Skorupi Skorupi
PoisonIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Bug Water 3
495 Snivy Snivy
GrassIC Big.png Field Grass
504 Patrat Patrat
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
506 Lillipup Lillipup
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
551 Sandile Sandile
GroundIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field
588 Karrablast Karrablast
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
595 Joltik Joltik
BugIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Bug Bug
616 Shelmet Shelmet
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
621 Druddigon Druddigon
DragonIC Big.png Dragon Monster
624 Pawniard Pawniard
DarkIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
631 Heatmor Heatmor
FireIC Big.png 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 Galvantula
BugIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
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 Elekid
ElectricIC Big.png 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

Unlike the core series games, Pursuit has an effect similar to Counter. The user sets Counter status, which damages enemies who use regular attacks or physical moves against the user.

Description

Games Description
MDRB The user gains the Counter status. Any damage from Physical Attack moves or a regular attack is partially returned.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Core series games

Pursuit II.png Pursuit III.png Pursuit IV.png Pursuit 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

Spin-off series games

Pursuit Stad2.png Pursuit Colo.png Pursuit XD.png Pursuit PBR.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
Pursuit 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 追打 Jēuidá
Mandarin 追打 Zhuīdǎ
France Flag.png French Poursuite
Germany Flag.png German Verfolgung
Greece Flag.png Greek Καταδίωξη
Italy Flag.png Italian Inseguimento
South Korea Flag.png Korean 따라가때리기 Ttaragattaerigi
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Perseguição
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Gonjenje
Spain Flag.png Spanish Persecución
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Đuổi Đánh


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