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Attract (move)

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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.

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.

Effect

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 or is genderless, it will fail. 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

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

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.
PMDRB Inflicts the Infatuated status on the target.
DPPtHGSS If it is the opposite gender of the user, the foe becomes infatuated and less likely to attack.
BWB2W2
XY
If it is the opposite gender of the user, the target becomes infatuated and less likely to attack.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
267 Beautifly Beautifly Bug Flying   31 31 31 31
300 Skitty Skitty Normal Normal   7 4 8 8 8
301 Delcatty Delcatty Normal Normal   -- -- -- --
350 Milotic Milotic Water Water   45 41 41 41
370 Luvdisc Luvdisc Water Water   28 22 22 27
413 Wormadam Wormadam Bug Grass     41 41 41
431 Glameow Glameow Normal Normal     45 45 44
432 Purugly Purugly Normal Normal     53 53 52
456 Finneon Finneon Water Water     10 10 10
457 Lumineon Lumineon Water Water     --, 10 --, 10 --, 10
527 Woobat Woobat Psychic Flying       25 25
528 Swoobat Swoobat Psychic Flying       25 25
531 Audino Audino Normal Normal       15 15
682 Spritzee Spritzee Fairy Fairy         29
683 Aromatisse Aromatisse Fairy Fairy         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 Type Father
II III IV V VI
427 Buneary Buneary Normal Normal SkittyDelcattyGlameowPurugly no
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 Type Machine
I
--
II
TM45
III
TM45
IV
TM45
V
TM45
VI
TM45
All Pokémon that can learn TMs and have genders can learn Attract except Nincada, Ferroseed, Ferrothorn, Larvesta, and Volcarona. Mew, Staryu and Starmie (Generation II only), and Cryogonal 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 Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, all Pokémon are genderless, so Attract can infatuate any opponent. Unlike in the main games, infatuation can linger on an opponent even after the user has been defeated.

Attract took the same effect as in the main games in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Darkness onwards, when genders were introduced.

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

In the manga

In the Phantom Thief Pokémon 7 manga


In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Attract II.png Attract III.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)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 XY Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
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 IV.png 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)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 XY Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
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)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 XY Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
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
Mandarin Chinese 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


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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