Entrainment (move)

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なかまづくり Befriend
Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  —
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation V
Condition  Cute
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Cute
Appeal  0  
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  1
Badly startles Pokémon that used a move of the same type.

Entrainment (Japanese: なかまづくり Befriend) is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation V. It is the inverse of Role Play.


Entrainment changes the target's Ability to match the user's. The effect lasts until the target is switched out or the battle ends. Entrainment will not work if the target has the Ability Trace, Truant, Multitype, Flower Gift, Imposter, Zen Mode, or Stance Change.


Games Description
The user dances with an odd rhythm that compels the target to mimic it, making the target's Ability the same as the user's.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
311 Plusle Plusle Electric Electric 63 1, 63
312 Minun Minun Electric Electric 63 1, 63
427 Buneary Buneary Normal Normal 53 50
428 Lopunny Lopunny Normal Normal 53 53
433 Chingling Chingling Psychic Normal 25 25
531 Audino Audino Normal Normal 25 25
542 Leavanny Leavanny Bug Grass 43 43
548 Petilil Petilil Grass Grass 37 37
632 Durant Durant Bug Steel 46 46
674 Pancham Pancham Fighting Fighting   42
675 Pangoro Pangoro Fighting Dark   1, 45
702 Dedenne Dedenne Electric Fairy   39
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
086 Seel Seel Water Water   BunearyLopunnyPanchamPangoro
223 Remoraid Remoraid* Water Water   Seel
370 Luvdisc Luvdisc* Water Water   Remoraid
667 Litleo Litleo Fire Normal   BunearyLopunnyPanchamPangoro
692 Clauncher Clauncher* Water Water   Seel
701 Hawlucha Hawlucha Fighting Flying   BunearyLopunnyPanchamPangoro
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 generations

Entrainment V.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
Generation I
Generation II Generation II
Generation II
Crystal Generation III Generation III
Generation III
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
Generation IV
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
Generation V
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
France Flag.png French Ten-danse
Germany Flag.png German Zwango
Italy Flag.png Italian Saltamicizia
South Korea Flag.png Korean 동료만들기 Dongryo Mandulgi
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Embarque
Spain Flag.png Spanish Danza Amiga

Variations of the move Worry Seed
Status Worry SeedEntrainmentSimple Beam

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