Captivate (move)

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ゆうわく Allure
Captivate V.png
Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  —
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects all adjacent foes, but not allies
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  2 ♥♥
Lowers next Pokémon's points by 2
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Prevents the Voltage from going down in the same turn.
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

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


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.


Games Description
If it is the opposite gender of the user, the foe is charmed into sharply lowering its Sp. Atk stat.
If it is the opposite gender of the user, the target is charmed into harshly lowering 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.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
012 Butterfree Butterfree Bug Flying 36 40 '
029 Nidoran♀ Nidoran♀ Poison Poison 43 43 '
030 Nidorina Nidorina Poison Poison 50 50 '
032 Nidoran♂ Nidoran♂ Poison Poison 43 43 '
033 Nidorino Nidorino Poison Poison 50 50 '
037 Vulpix Vulpix Fire Fire 37 41 47 '
052 Meowth Meowth Normal Normal 46 46 '
053 Persian Persian Normal Normal 56 56 '
234 Stantler Stantler Normal Normal 49 53 '
241 Miltank Miltank Normal Normal 35 35 '
282 Gardevoir Gardevoir Psychic Psychic 53 60 '
300 Skitty Skitty Normal Normal 42 46 46 '
350 Milotic Milotic Water Water 25 25 '
368 Gorebyss Gorebyss Water Water 28 28 '
370 Luvdisc Luvdisc Water Water 40 51 '
413 Wormadam Wormadam Bug Grass 35 35 '
416 Vespiquen Vespiquen Bug Flying 33 33 41 '
431 Glameow Glameow Normal Normal 32 32 '
432 Purugly Purugly Normal Normal 32 32 '
456 Finneon Finneon Water Water 26 26 '
457 Lumineon Lumineon Water Water 26 26 '
478 Froslass Froslass Ice Ghost 31 31 '
509 Purrloin Purrloin Dark Dark   33 '
572 Minccino Minccino Normal Normal   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
077 Ponyta Ponyta Fire Fire no Nidoran♂NidorinoVulpixMeowthPersianStantlerSkittyGlameowPuruglyPurrloinMinccino
174 Igglybuff Igglybuff Normal Normal no Skitty
238 Smoochum Smoochum Ice Psychic no AbraKadabraAlakazamMachopMachokeMachampDrowzeeHypnoHitmonleeHitmonchanHitmontopMr. MimeElectabuzzElectivireMagmarMagmortarMakuhitaHariyamaSableyeMedititeMedichamVolbeatSpindaCacneaCacturneChimcharMonfernoInfernapeBunearyLopunnyLucarioCroagunkToxicroak
300 Skitty Skitty Normal Normal no Nidoran♂NidorinoVulpixMeowthPersianStantlerSkittyGlameowPuruglyPurrloinMinccino
302 Sableye Sableye Dark Ghost no AbraKadabraAlakazamMachopMachokeMachampDrowzeeHypnoHitmonleeHitmonchanHitmontopMr. MimeElectabuzzElectivireMagmarMagmortarMakuhitaHariyamaSableyeMedititeMedichamVolbeatSpindaCacneaCacturneChimcharMonfernoInfernapeBunearyLopunnyLucarioCroagunkToxicroak
303 Mawile Mawile Steel Steel no Nidoran♂NidorinoVulpixMeowthPersianStantlerSkittyGlameowPuruglyPurrloinMinccino
314 Illumise Illumise Bug Bug no Butterfree
349 Feebas Feebas Water Water no MiloticGorebyss
370 Luvdisc Luvdisc Water Water no LuvdiscFinneonLumineon
442 Spiritomb Spiritomb Ghost Dark no Gardevoir
495 Snivy Snivy Grass Grass no Nidoran♂NidorinoVulpixMeowthPersianStantlerSkittyGlameowPuruglyPurrloinMinccino
570 Zorua Zorua Dark Dark no Nidoran♂NidorinoVulpixMeowthPersianStantlerSkittyGlameowPuruglyPurrloinMinccino
574 Gothita Gothita Psychic Psychic no AbraKadabraAlakazamMachopMachokeMachampDrowzeeHypnoHitmonleeHitmonchanHitmontopMr. MimeElectabuzzElectivireMagmarMagmortarMakuhitaHariyamaSableyeMedititeMedichamVolbeatSpindaCacneaCacturneChimcharMonfernoInfernapeBunearyLopunnyLucarioCroagunkToxicroak
607 Litwick Litwick Ghost Fire no Gardevoir
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


# Pokémon Type Machine
All Pokémon who can learn TMs can learn Captivate except genderless.
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 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
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


  • 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
Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708

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