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Captivate (move)

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Captivate
ゆうわく Allure
Captivate V.png
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Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  —
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects all adjacent foes, but not allies
Availability
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Prevents the Voltage from going down in the same turn.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Makes the audience quickly grow bored when an appeal move has little effect.

Captivate (Japanese: ゆうわく Allure) is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation IV. It was TM78 in Generation IV.

Effect

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.

Description

Games Description
DPPtHGSS If it is the opposite gender of the user, the foe is charmed into sharply lowering its Sp. Atk stat.
BWB2W2 If it is the opposite gender of the user, the target is charmed into harshly lowering its Sp. Atk stat.
XYORAS If any opposing Pokemon is the opposite gender of the user, it is charmed, which harshly lowers its Sp. Atk stat.
PMDTDS Reduces the target's Special Attack by 2 levels. Caution: this move affects only enemies that are the opposite gender of the user.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
012 Butterfree Butterfree Bug Flying 36 40 40
029 Nidoran♀ Nidoran♀ Poison Poison 43 43 43
030 Nidorina Nidorina Poison Poison 50 50 50
032 Nidoran♂ Nidoran♂ Poison Poison 43 43 43
033 Nidorino Nidorino Poison Poison 50 50 50
037 Vulpix Vulpix Fire Fire 37 41 47 47
052 Meowth Meowth Normal Normal 46 46 46
053 Persian Persian Normal Normal 56 56 56
234 Stantler Stantler Normal Normal 49 53 50
241 Miltank Miltank Normal Normal 35 35 35
282 Gardevoir Gardevoir Psychic Fairy 53 60 60
300 Skitty Skitty Normal Normal 42 46 46 46
350 Milotic Milotic Water Water 25 25 25
368 Gorebyss Gorebyss Water Water 28 28 28
370 Luvdisc Luvdisc Water Water 40 51 50
413 Wormadam Wormadam Bug Grass 35 35 35
416 Vespiquen Vespiquen Bug Flying 33 33 41 41
431 Glameow Glameow Normal Normal 32 32 32
432 Purugly Purugly Normal Normal 32 32 32
456 Finneon Finneon Water Water 26 26 26
457 Lumineon Lumineon Water Water 26 26 26
478 Froslass Froslass Ice Ghost 31 31 31
509 Purrloin Purrloin Dark Dark   33 33
572 Minccino Minccino Normal Normal   39 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
II III IV V VI
037 Vulpix Vulpix Fire Fire no no Nidoran♂NidorinoVulpixMeowthPersianStantlerSkittyGlameowPuruglyPurrloinMinccino
077 Ponyta Ponyta Fire Fire no Nidoran♂NidorinoVulpixMeowthPersianStantlerSkittyGlameowPuruglyPurrloinMinccino Nidoran♂NidorinoVulpixMeowthPersianStantlerSkittyGlameowPuruglyPurrloinMinccino
133 Eevee Eevee Normal Normal no no Nidoran♂NidorinoVulpixMeowthPersianStantlerSkittyGlameowPuruglyPurrloinMinccino
161 Sentret Sentret Normal Normal no no Nidoran♂NidorinoVulpixMeowthPersianStantlerSkittyGlameowPuruglyPurrloinMinccino
174 Igglybuff Igglybuff Normal Fairy no Skitty Skitty
238 Smoochum Smoochum* Ice Psychic no AbraKadabraAlakazamMachopMachokeMachampDrowzeeHypnoHitmonleeHitmonchanHitmontopMr. MimeElectabuzzElectivireMagmarMagmortarMakuhitaHariyamaSableyeMedititeMedichamVolbeatSpindaCacneaCacturneChimcharMonfernoInfernapeBunearyLopunnyLucarioCroagunkToxicroak AbraKadabraAlakazamMachopMachokeMachampDrowzeeHypnoHitmonleeHitmonchanHitmontopMr. MimeElectabuzzElectivireMagmarMagmortarMakuhitaHariyamaSableyeMedititeMedichamVolbeatSpindaCacneaCacturneChimcharMonfernoInfernapeBunearyLopunnyLucarioCroagunkToxicroak
300 Skitty Skitty Normal Normal no Nidoran♂NidorinoVulpixMeowthPersianStantlerSkittyGlameowPuruglyPurrloinMinccino Nidoran♂NidorinoVulpixMeowthPersianStantlerSkittyGlameowPuruglyPurrloinMinccino
302 Sableye Sableye* Dark Ghost no AbraKadabraAlakazamMachopMachokeMachampDrowzeeHypnoHitmonleeHitmonchanHitmontopMr. MimeElectabuzzElectivireMagmarMagmortarMakuhitaHariyamaSableyeMedititeMedichamVolbeatSpindaCacneaCacturneChimcharMonfernoInfernapeBunearyLopunnyLucarioCroagunkToxicroak AbraKadabraAlakazamMachopMachokeMachampDrowzeeHypnoHitmonleeHitmonchanHitmontopMr. MimeElectabuzzElectivireMagmarMagmortarMakuhitaHariyamaSableyeMedititeMedichamVolbeatSpindaCacneaCacturneChimcharMonfernoInfernapeBunearyLopunnyLucarioCroagunkToxicroak
303 Mawile Mawile Steel Fairy no Nidoran♂NidorinoVulpixMeowthPersianStantlerSkittyGlameowPuruglyPurrloinMinccino Nidoran♂NidorinoVulpixMeowthPersianStantlerSkittyGlameowPuruglyPurrloinMinccino
314 Illumise Illumise Bug Bug no Butterfree Butterfree
349 Feebas Feebas Water Water no MiloticGorebyss MiloticGorebyss
370 Luvdisc Luvdisc Water Water LuvdiscFinneonLumineon LuvdiscFinneonLumineon LuvdiscFinneonLumineon
442 Spiritomb Spiritomb Ghost Dark no Gardevoir Gardevoir
495 Snivy Snivy Grass Grass no Nidoran♂NidorinoVulpixMeowthPersianStantlerSkittyGlameowPuruglyPurrloinMinccino Nidoran♂NidorinoVulpixMeowthPersianStantlerSkittyGlameowPuruglyPurrloinMinccino
527 Woobat Woobat Psychic Flying no no Nidoran♂NidorinoVulpixMeowthPersianStantlerSkittyGlameowPuruglyPurrloinMinccino
546 Cottonee Cottonee Grass Fairy no no Skitty
570 Zorua Zorua Dark Dark no Nidoran♂NidorinoVulpixMeowthPersianStantlerSkittyGlameowPuruglyPurrloinMinccino Nidoran♂NidorinoVulpixMeowthPersianStantlerSkittyGlameowPuruglyPurrloinMinccino
574 Gothita Gothita* Psychic Psychic no AbraKadabraAlakazamMachopMachokeMachampDrowzeeHypnoHitmonleeHitmonchanHitmontopMr. MimeElectabuzzElectivireMagmarMagmortarMakuhitaHariyamaSableyeMedititeMedichamVolbeatSpindaCacneaCacturneChimcharMonfernoInfernapeBunearyLopunnyLucarioCroagunkToxicroak AbraKadabraAlakazamMachopMachokeMachampDrowzeeHypnoHitmonleeHitmonchanHitmontopMr. MimeElectabuzzElectivireMagmarMagmortarMakuhitaHariyamaSableyeMedititeMedichamVolbeatSpindaCacneaCacturneChimcharMonfernoInfernapeBunearyLopunnyLucarioCroagunkToxicroak
607 Litwick Litwick Ghost Fire no Gardevoir Gardevoir
669 Flabébé Flabébé Fairy Fairy no no Skitty
676 Furfrou Furfrou Normal Normal no no Nidoran♂NidorinoVulpixMeowthPersianStantlerSkittyGlameowPuruglyPurrloinMinccino
682 Spritzee Spritzee Fairy Fairy no no Skitty
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
--
III
--
IV
TM78
V
--
VI
--
All Pokémon that 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.


Special move

Generation V

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
235 235 Smeargle Normal Dream World - Pokémon Café Forest and Spooky Manor
238 238 Smoochum Ice Psychic Dream World - Spooky Manor
300 300 SkittyLv.10 Normal Dream World - Pleasant Forest
349 349 Feebas Water Dream World - Sparkling Sea
366 366 Clamperl Water Dream World - Sparkling Sea
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

In the anime

None.png Ursula Wormadam Captivate.png None.png None.png
Wormadam
The user releases pink hearts.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
413G Wormadam Wormadam releases multiple pink hearts from its body at the opponent.
Ursula's Wormadam Another One Gabites the Dust! Debut

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Captivate 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)
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

Trivia

  • 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.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 誘惑 Yòuhuò
France Flag.png French Séduction
Germany Flag.png German Liebreiz
Greece Flag.png Greek Σαγήνη
Italy Flag.png Italian Incanto
South Korea Flag.png Korean 유혹 Yuhok
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Cativar
Romania Flag.png Romanian Captiv
Spain Flag.png Spanish Seducción


Variations of the move Charm
Status CaptivateCharmEerie ImpulseFake TearsFeather Dance


Generation IV TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
7677787980818283848586878889909192
Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708

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