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Pursuit (move)

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Pursuit
おいうち Pursuing Attack
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Type  Dark
Category  Physical
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  40
Accuracy  100%
Priority  +7
  • Makes contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • 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.

Pursuit (Japanese: おいうち Pursuing Attack) is a damage-dealing Dark-type move introduced in Generation II. This move has the highest possible priority value of all moves in Pokémon games.

Effect

If the target Pokémon is switched out on the turn Pursuit is used, Pursuit's power becomes 80 and will deal damage before the Pokémon is switched out. This does not apply if used on an ally switching out, used on a fleeing Pokémon, or when used on a Pokémon using Teleport, Baton Pass, U-turn, or Volt Switch or being forced to switch out.

In the Japanese version of Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, when a Pokémon using a choice item uses Pursuit and the target 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 a weather condition other than rain is active.

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon

Unlike the core series games, Pursuit has an effect similar to Counter. The user sets Counter status, which it will damage the opponents who using regular attack or any physical moves against the user.

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.
DPPtHGSS An attack move that inflicts double damage if used on a foe that is switching out of battle.
BWB2W2
XY
An attack move that inflicts double damage if used on a target that is switching out of battle.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
015 Beedrill Beedrill Bug Poison 30 30 22 22 22
019 Rattata Rattata Normal Normal 27 27 13 13 13
020 Raticate Raticate Normal Normal 30 30 13 13 13
021 Spearow Spearow Normal Flying 25 19 13 13 13
022 Fearow Fearow Normal Flying 26 26 13 13 13
084 Doduo Doduo Normal Flying 19 9 19 19 19
085 Dodrio Dodrio Normal Flying --, 19 --, 9 19 19 19
107 Hitmonchan Hitmonchan Fighting Fighting 13 13 11 11 11
123 Scyther Scyther Bug Flying 12 11 9 9 9
128 Tauros Tauros Normal Normal 26 26 19 15 15 15
193 Yanma Yanma Bug Flying     30 30 30
197 Umbreon Umbreon Dark Dark 16 16 15 15 9 9
198 Murkrow Murkrow Dark Flying 11 14 14 14 5
206 Dunsparce Dunsparce Normal Normal 26 24 31 25 15 10 10
212 Scizor Scizor Bug Steel 12 11 9 9 9
237 Hitmontop Hitmontop Fighting Fighting 13 13 10 10 10
252 Treecko Treecko Grass Grass   16 16 16 16
253 Grovyle Grovyle Grass Grass   17 17 17 17
254 Sceptile Sceptile Grass Grass   17 17 17 17
278 Wingull Wingull Water Flying   43 34 34 30 30
335 Zangoose Zangoose Normal Normal   25 22 22 12 12
355 Duskull Duskull Ghost Ghost   27 25 25 25
356 Dusclops Dusclops Ghost Ghost   27 25 25 25
359 Absol Absol Dark Dark     20 20 12 12
375 Metang Metang Steel Psychic   32 28 28 23 23
376 Metagross Metagross Steel Psychic   32 28 28 23 23
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Normal Forme
Psychic Psychic   20 33 33 33
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Attack Forme
Psychic Psychic   20 33 33 33
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Speed Forme
Psychic Psychic   20 33 33 33
408 Cranidos Cranidos Rock Rock     10 10 10
409 Rampardos Rampardos Rock Rock     10 10 10
416 Vespiquen Vespiquen Bug Flying     15 15 9 9
418 Buizel Buizel Water Water     10 10 18 18
419 Floatzel Floatzel Water Water     10 10 18 18
430 Honchkrow Honchkrow Dark Flying     -- -- --
442 Spiritomb Spiritomb Ghost Dark     -- -- --
451 Skorupi Skorupi Poison Bug         16 16
452 Drapion Drapion Poison Dark         16 16
453 Croagunk Croagunk Poison Fighting     15 15 15
454 Toxicroak Toxicroak Poison Fighting     15 15 15
469 Yanmega Yanmega Bug Flying     30 30 30
477 Dusknoir Dusknoir Ghost Ghost     25 25 25
491 Darkrai Darkrai Dark Dark     20   '
509 Purrloin Purrloin Dark Dark       15 15
510 Liepard Liepard Dark Dark       15 15
522 Blitzle Blitzle Electric Electric       22 22
523 Zebstrika Zebstrika Electric Electric       22 22
543 Venipede Venipede Bug Poison       12 12
544 Whirlipede Whirlipede Bug Poison       12 12
545 Scolipede Scolipede Bug Poison       12 12
570 Zorua Zorua Dark Dark       5 5
571 Zoroark Zoroark Dark Dark       --, 5 --, 5
587 Emolga Emolga Electric Flying       16 16
626 Bouffalant Bouffalant Normal Normal       -- --
679 Honedge Honedge Steel Ghost         13
680 Doublade Doublade Steel Ghost         13
681 Aegislash Aegislash Steel Ghost         --
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
016 Pidgey Pidgey Normal Flying SpearowFearowDoduoDodrioMurkrow SpearowFearowDoduoDodrioMurkrowWingull SpearowFearowDoduoDodrioMurkrowHonchkrowWingull SpearowFearowDoduoDodrioMurkrowHonchkrowWingull SpearowFearowDoduoDodrioMurkrowHonchkrowWingull
023 Ekans Ekans Poison Poison RattataRaticateTaurosUmbreonDunsparce RattataRaticateTaurosUmbreonDunsparceZangoose RattataRaticateTaurosUmbreonDunsparceZangooseAbsolBuizelFloatzel RattataRaticateTaurosUmbreonDunsparceZangooseAbsolBuizelFloatzelPurrloinLiepardBlitzleZebstrikaZoruaZoroarkEmolgaBouffalant RattataRaticateTaurosUmbreonDunsparceTreeckoGrovyleSceptileZangooseAbsolBuizelFloatzelPurrloinLiepardBlitzleZebstrikaZoruaZoroarkEmolgaBouffalant
029 Nidoran♀ Nidoran♀ Poison Poison     RattataRaticateTaurosUmbreonDunsparceTreeckoGrovyleSceptileZangooseAbsolCranidosRampardosBuizelFloatzel RattataRaticateTaurosUmbreonDunsparceTreeckoGrovyleSceptileZangooseAbsolCranidosRampardosBuizelFloatzelPurrloinLiepardBlitzleZebstrikaZoruaZoroarkEmolgaBouffalant RattataRaticateTaurosUmbreonDunsparceTreeckoGrovyleSceptileZangooseAbsolCranidosRampardosBuizelFloatzelPurrloinLiepardBlitzleZebstrikaZoruaZoroarkEmolgaBouffalant
041 Zubat Zubat Poison Flying SpearowFearowDoduoDodrioMurkrow SpearowFearowDoduoDodrioMurkrowWingull SpearowFearowDoduoDodrioMurkrowHonchkrowWingull SpearowFearowDoduoDodrioMurkrowHonchkrowWingull SpearowFearowDoduoDodrioMurkrowHonchkrowWingull
046 Paras Paras Bug Grass BeedrillScytherScizor BeedrillScytherScizor BeedrillScytherScizorYanmaYanmega BeedrillScytherScizorYanmaYanmegaVenipedeWhirlipedeScolipede BeedrillScytherScizorYanmaYanmegaSkorupiDrapionVenipedeWhirlipedeScolipede BeedrillScytherScizorYanmaYanmegaSkorupiDrapionVenipedeWhirlipedeScolipede
050 Diglett Diglett Ground Ground RattataRaticateTaurosUmbreonDunsparce RattataRaticateTaurosUmbreonDunsparceZangoose RattataRaticateTaurosUmbreonDunsparceZangooseAbsolBuizelFloatzel RattataRaticateTaurosUmbreonDunsparceZangooseAbsolBuizelFloatzelPurrloinLiepardBlitzleZebstrikaZoruaZoroarkEmolgaBouffalant RattataRaticateTaurosUmbreonDunsparceZangooseAbsolBuizelFloatzelPurrloinLiepardBlitzleZebstrikaZoruaZoroarkEmolgaBouffalant
111 Rhyhorn Rhyhorn Ground Rock RattataRaticateTaurosUmbreonDunsparce      
142 Aerodactyl Aerodactyl Rock Flying SpearowFearowDoduoDodrioMurkrow SpearowFearowDoduoDodrioMurkrowWingull SpearowFearowDoduoDodrioMurkrowHonchkrowWingull SpearowFearowDoduoDodrioMurkrowHonchkrowWingull SpearowFearowDoduoDodrioMurkrowHonchkrowWingull
143 Snorlax Snorlax Normal Normal     TreeckoGrovyleSceptileCranidosRampardos TreeckoGrovyleSceptileCranidosRampardos TreeckoGrovyleSceptileCranidosRampardos
161 Sentret Sentret Normal Normal RattataRaticateTaurosUmbreonDunsparce RattataRaticateTaurosUmbreonDunsparceZangoose RattataRaticateTaurosUmbreonDunsparceZangooseAbsolBuizelFloatzel RattataRaticateTaurosUmbreonDunsparceZangooseAbsolBuizelFloatzelPurrloinLiepardBlitzleZebstrikaZoruaZoroarkEmolgaBouffalant RattataRaticateTaurosUmbreonDunsparceZangooseAbsolBuizelFloatzelPurrloinLiepardBlitzleZebstrikaZoruaZoroarkEmolgaBouffalant
167 Spinarak Spinarak Bug Poison BeedrillScytherScizor BeedrillScytherScizor BeedrillScytherScizorYanmaYanmega BeedrillScytherScizorYanmaYanmegaVenipedeWhirlipedeScolipede BeedrillScytherScizorYanmaYanmegaSkorupiDrapionVenipedeWhirlipedeScolipede BeedrillScytherScizorYanmaYanmegaSkorupiDrapionVenipedeWhirlipedeScolipede
190 Aipom Aipom Normal Normal RattataRaticateTaurosUmbreonDunsparce RattataRaticateTaurosUmbreonDunsparceZangoose RattataRaticateTaurosUmbreonDunsparceZangooseAbsolBuizelFloatzel RattataRaticateTaurosUmbreonDunsparceZangooseAbsolBuizelFloatzelPurrloinLiepardBlitzleZebstrikaZoruaZoroarkEmolgaBouffalant RattataRaticateTaurosUmbreonDunsparceZangooseAbsolBuizelFloatzelPurrloinLiepardBlitzleZebstrikaZoruaZoroarkEmolgaBouffalant
193 Yanma Yanma Bug Flying     BeedrillScytherScizorYanmaYanmega BeedrillScytherScizorYanmaYanmegaVenipedeWhirlipedeScolipede BeedrillScytherScizorYanmaYanmegaSkorupiDrapionVenipedeWhirlipedeScolipede BeedrillScytherScizorYanmaYanmegaSkorupiDrapionVenipedeWhirlipedeScolipede
214 Heracross Heracross Bug Fighting     BeedrillScytherScizorYanmaYanmega BeedrillScytherScizorYanmaYanmegaVenipedeWhirlipedeScolipede BeedrillScytherScizorYanmaYanmegaSkorupiDrapionVenipedeWhirlipedeScolipede BeedrillScytherScizorYanmaYanmegaSkorupiDrapionVenipedeWhirlipedeScolipede
215 Sneasel Sneasel Dark Ice     RattataRaticateTaurosUmbreonDunsparceZangooseAbsolBuizelFloatzel RattataRaticateTaurosUmbreonDunsparceZangooseAbsolBuizelFloatzelPurrloinLiepardBlitzleZebstrikaZoruaZoroarkEmolgaBouffalant RattataRaticateTaurosUmbreonDunsparceZangooseAbsolBuizelFloatzelPurrloinLiepardBlitzleZebstrikaZoruaZoroarkEmolgaBouffalant
227 Skarmory Skarmory Steel Flying SpearowFearowDoduoDodrioMurkrow SpearowFearowDoduoDodrioMurkrowWingull SpearowFearowDoduoDodrioMurkrowHonchkrowWingull SpearowFearowDoduoDodrioMurkrowHonchkrowWingull SpearowFearowDoduoDodrioMurkrowHonchkrowWingull
228 Houndour Houndour Dark Fire RattataRaticateTaurosUmbreonDunsparce RattataRaticateTaurosUmbreonDunsparceZangoose RattataRaticateTaurosUmbreonDunsparceZangooseAbsolBuizelFloatzel RattataRaticateTaurosUmbreonDunsparceZangooseAbsolBuizelFloatzelPurrloinLiepardBlitzleZebstrikaZoruaZoroarkEmolgaBouffalant RattataRaticateTaurosUmbreonDunsparceZangooseAbsolBuizelFloatzel
236 Tyrogue Tyrogue Fighting Fighting       HitmonchanHitmontop HitmonchanHitmontop
246 Larvitar Larvitar Rock Ground Rhyhorn TreeckoGrovyleSceptile TreeckoGrovyleSceptileCranidosRampardos TreeckoGrovyleSceptileCranidosRampardos TreeckoGrovyleSceptileCranidosRampardos
263 Zigzagoon Zigzagoon Normal Normal   RattataRaticateTaurosUmbreonDunsparceZangoose RattataRaticateTaurosUmbreonDunsparceZangooseAbsolBuizelFloatzel RattataRaticateTaurosUmbreonDunsparceZangooseAbsolBuizelFloatzelPurrloinLiepardBlitzleZebstrikaZoruaZoroarkEmolgaBouffalant RattataRaticateTaurosUmbreonDunsparceZangooseAbsolBuizelFloatzelPurrloinLiepardBlitzleZebstrikaZoruaZoroarkEmolgaBouffalant
276 Taillow Taillow Normal Flying   SpearowFearowDoduoDodrioMurkrowWingull SpearowFearowDoduoDodrioMurkrowHonchkrowWingull SpearowFearowDoduoDodrioMurkrowHonchkrowWingull SpearowFearowDoduoDodrioMurkrowHonchkrowWingull
287 Slakoth Slakoth Normal Normal   RattataRaticateTaurosUmbreonDunsparceZangoose RattataRaticateTaurosUmbreonDunsparceZangooseAbsolBuizelFloatzel RattataRaticateTaurosUmbreonDunsparceZangooseAbsolBuizelFloatzelPurrloinLiepardBlitzleZebstrikaZoruaZoroarkEmolgaBouffalant RattataRaticateTaurosUmbreonDunsparceZangooseAbsolBuizelFloatzelPurrloinLiepardBlitzleZebstrikaZoruaZoroarkEmolgaBouffalant
333 Swablu Swablu Normal Flying   SpearowFearowDoduoDodrioMurkrowWingull SpearowFearowDoduoDodrioMurkrowHonchkrowWingull SpearowFearowDoduoDodrioMurkrowHonchkrowWingull SpearowFearowDoduoDodrioMurkrowHonchkrowWingull
353 Shuppet Shuppet Ghost Ghost     DuskullDusclopsDusknoirSpiritomb DuskullDusclopsDusknoirSpiritomb DuskullDusclopsDusknoirSpiritomb
396 Starly Starly Normal Flying     SpearowFearowDoduoDodrioMurkrowHonchkrowWingull SpearowFearowDoduoDodrioMurkrowHonchkrowWingull SpearowFearowDoduoDodrioMurkrowHonchkrowWingull
434 Stunky Stunky Poison Dark     RattataRaticateTaurosUmbreonDunsparceZangooseAbsolBuizelFloatzel RattataRaticateTaurosUmbreonDunsparceZangooseAbsolBuizelFloatzelPurrloinLiepardBlitzleZebstrikaZoruaZoroarkEmolgaBouffalant RattataRaticateTaurosUmbreonDunsparceZangooseAbsolBuizelFloatzelPurrloinLiepardBlitzleZebstrikaZoruaZoroarkEmolgaBouffalant
446 Munchlax Munchlax Normal Normal     TreeckoGrovyleSceptileCranidosRampardos TreeckoGrovyleSceptileCranidosRampardos TreeckoGrovyleSceptileCranidosRampardos
451 Skorupi Skorupi Poison Bug     BeedrillScytherScizorYanmaYanmega BeedrillScytherScizorYanmaYanmegaVenipedeWhirlipedeScolipede BeedrillScytherScizorYanmaYanmegaSkorupiDrapionVenipedeWhirlipedeScolipede BeedrillScytherScizorYanmaYanmegaSkorupiDrapionVenipedeWhirlipedeScolipede
495 Snivy Snivy Grass Grass       RattataRaticateTaurosUmbreonDunsparceZangooseAbsolBuizelFloatzelPurrloinLiepardBlitzleZebstrikaZoruaZoroarkEmolgaBouffalant RattataRaticateTaurosUmbreonDunsparceZangooseAbsolBuizelFloatzelPurrloinLiepardBlitzleZebstrikaZoruaZoroarkEmolgaBouffalant
504 Patrat Patrat Normal Normal       RattataRaticateTaurosUmbreonDunsparceZangooseAbsolBuizelFloatzelPurrloinLiepardBlitzleZebstrikaZoruaZoroarkEmolgaBouffalant RattataRaticateTaurosUmbreonDunsparceZangooseAbsolBuizelFloatzelPurrloinLiepardBlitzleZebstrikaZoruaZoroarkEmolgaBouffalant
506 Lillipup Lillipup Normal Normal       RattataRaticateTaurosUmbreonDunsparceZangooseAbsolBuizelFloatzelPurrloinLiepardBlitzleZebstrikaZoruaZoroarkEmolgaBouffalant RattataRaticateTaurosUmbreonDunsparceZangooseAbsolBuizelFloatzelPurrloinLiepardBlitzleZebstrikaZoruaZoroarkEmolgaBouffalant
551 Sandile Sandile Ground Dark       RattataRaticateTaurosUmbreonDunsparceZangooseAbsolBuizelFloatzelPurrloinLiepardBlitzleZebstrikaZoruaZoroarkEmolgaBouffalant RattataRaticateTaurosUmbreonDunsparceZangooseAbsolBuizelFloatzelPurrloinLiepardBlitzleZebstrikaZoruaZoroarkEmolgaBouffalant
588 Karrablast Karrablast Bug Bug       BeedrillScytherScizorYanmaYanmegaVenipedeWhirlipedeScolipede BeedrillScytherScizorYanmaYanmegaSkorupiDrapionVenipedeWhirlipedeScolipede BeedrillScytherScizorYanmaYanmegaSkorupiDrapionVenipedeWhirlipedeScolipede
595 Joltik Joltik Bug Electric       BeedrillScytherScizorYanmaYanmegaVenipedeWhirlipedeScolipede BeedrillScytherScizorYanmaYanmegaSkorupiDrapionVenipedeWhirlipedeScolipede BeedrillScytherScizorYanmaYanmegaSkorupiDrapionVenipedeWhirlipedeScolipede
616 Shelmet Shelmet Bug Bug       BeedrillScytherScizorYanmaYanmegaVenipedeWhirlipedeScolipede BeedrillScytherScizorYanmaYanmegaSkorupiDrapionVenipedeWhirlipedeScolipede BeedrillScytherScizorYanmaYanmegaSkorupiDrapionVenipedeWhirlipedeScolipede
621 Druddigon Druddigon Dragon Dragon       TreeckoGrovyleSceptileCranidosRampardos TreeckoGrovyleSceptileCranidosRampardos
624 Pawniard Pawniard Dark Steel       HitmonchanHitmontopCroagunkToxicroak HitmonchanHitmontopCroagunkToxicroak
631 Heatmor Heatmor Fire Fire       RattataRaticateTaurosUmbreonDunsparceZangooseAbsolBuizelFloatzelPurrloinLiepardBlitzleZebstrikaZoruaZoroarkEmolgaBouffalant RattataRaticateTaurosUmbreonDunsparceZangooseAbsolBuizelFloatzelPurrloinLiepardBlitzleZebstrikaZoruaZoroarkEmolgaBouffalant
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
596 596 Galvantula Bug Electric Dream World - Spooky Manor
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

By event

Generation II

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
239 239 Elekid Electric New York Pokémon Center
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 manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Pursuit II.png Pursuit III.png Pursuit 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
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)
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 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
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Perseguição
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Gonjenje
Spain Flag.png Spanish Persecución


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