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(Outside of battle: expanding on what was written before - RNG manip isn't necessary for this to work. I could go into detail about why the PIDs form each shiny group, but it makes it too technical I think)
(Outside of battle: This has consequences more significant than just "Shinies are more likely with some TID/SID combos". It also prevents Shinies ever appearing this way for other TID/SID combos, and impacts other PID-based mechanics.)
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From {{game|Emerald}} onwards, if a Pokémon with Cute Charm is in the first place in the [[party]] (even if [[fainting|fainted]]), there is a 66.7% chance that the game will force an encountered Pokémon to be the opposite gender from the Pokémon with Cute Charm if it can be that gender. This does not affect a [[Pokémon outbreak|swarming]] Pokémon species or Pokémon found in [[Hidden Grotto]]s.
 
From {{game|Emerald}} onwards, if a Pokémon with Cute Charm is in the first place in the [[party]] (even if [[fainting|fainted]]), there is a 66.7% chance that the game will force an encountered Pokémon to be the opposite gender from the Pokémon with Cute Charm if it can be that gender. This does not affect a [[Pokémon outbreak|swarming]] Pokémon species or Pokémon found in [[Hidden Grotto]]s.
   
On certain save files in [[Generation IV]], due to how the out of battle effect is programmed, having a Pokémon with Cute Charm in the first slot of the party greatly increases the chance of encountering a shiny Pokémon for species that can vary in gender. This is due to the fact that when Cute Charm activates to force an encounter of the opposite gender it sets the [[personality value]] (PID) to a value within 5 sets of 25 predetermined values (with each set having a value for each nature). The set is determined by the gender of the Cute Charm lead in the front of the party and, if the Pokémon with Cute Charm is female, the [[gender ratio]] of the target. All PIDs within the set will force the species encountered to be the opposite gender to the Cute Charm lead. Within each set there are four "shiny groups" of PIDs, three with 8 PIDs and one with 1 PID. Each PID within a given shiny group will make an encountered Pokémon shiny when paired with the correct [[Trainer ID]]/[[Secret ID]] (TID/SID) combinations. Therefore the chances are of encountering a shiny Pokémon under these conditions are 21.34% for TID/SID combinations that work with the shiny groups that have 8 PIDs, and 2.67% for for the shiny groups that have 1 PID. Generating save files with compatible TID/SID combinations is commonly done with [[RNG manipulation]], although this isn't necessary.
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In [[Generation IV]], when Cute Charm forces a Pokémon to be a specific gender, it does so by modifying its [[personality value]] to one of 5 sets of 25 possible values (one for each [[nature]]). The set used depends on the gender of the Pokémon with Cute Charm, and if the Pokémon with Cute Charm is female, the wild Pokémon's [[gender ratio]]. This has significant consequences for properties determined by personality value.
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As a result, in Generation IV only certain [[Trainer ID number]] and [[Secret ID]] combinations allow Pokémon whose genders are forced by Cute Charm to be {{Shiny}}, and each of these combinations only corresponds to either 1 or 8 of the possible personality values from one particular set. However, for Trainer ID and Secret ID combinations for which gender-manipulated Pokémon can be Shiny, there is a 21.34% chance for a Pokémon whose gender has been forced to be Shiny if the combination corresponds to 8 personality values in the set, or a 2.67% chance if the combination corresponds to 1 personality value in the set.
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Additionally, {{p|Spinda}} whose gender has been forced by Cute Charm in Generation IV only have one of 50 patterns (25 for male, 25 for female).
   
 
==Pokémon with Cute Charm==
 
==Pokémon with Cute Charm==

Revision as of 05:18, 26 January 2017

Cute Charm メロメロボディ
Mad Love Body
Flavor text
Generation III
Infatuates on contact.
Generation IV
Contact with the Pokémon may cause infatuation.
Generation V
Contact with the Pokémon may cause infatuation.
Generation VI
Contact with the Pokémon may cause infatuation.
Generation VII
Contact with the Pokémon may cause infatuation.
Generation VIII
Currently unknown

Cute Charm (Japanese: メロメロボディ Mad Love Body) is an Ability introduced in Generation III.

Effect

In battle

When a Pokémon with this Ability is hit by a move that makes contact, there is a 30% chance that the attacking Pokémon will become infatuated if it is of the opposite gender to the Pokémon with this Ability. This Ability will not activate if the Pokémon with this Ability is genderless.

If a Pokémon with this Ability is hit by a multi-strike move that makes contact (such as Fury Swipes), each hit has an independent chance to activate this Ability.

Outside of battle

From Pokémon Emerald onwards, if a Pokémon with Cute Charm is in the first place in the party (even if fainted), there is a 66.7% chance that the game will force an encountered Pokémon to be the opposite gender from the Pokémon with Cute Charm if it can be that gender. This does not affect a swarming Pokémon species or Pokémon found in Hidden Grottos.

Effects on personality value

In Generation IV, when Cute Charm forces a Pokémon to be a specific gender, it does so by modifying its personality value to one of 5 sets of 25 possible values (one for each nature). The set used depends on the gender of the Pokémon with Cute Charm, and if the Pokémon with Cute Charm is female, the wild Pokémon's gender ratio. This has significant consequences for properties determined by personality value.

As a result, in Generation IV only certain Trainer ID number and Secret ID combinations allow Pokémon whose genders are forced by Cute Charm to be Shiny, and each of these combinations only corresponds to either 1 or 8 of the possible personality values from one particular set. However, for Trainer ID and Secret ID combinations for which gender-manipulated Pokémon can be Shiny, there is a 21.34% chance for a Pokémon whose gender has been forced to be Shiny if the combination corresponds to 8 personality values in the set, or a 2.67% chance if the combination corresponds to 1 personality value in the set.

Additionally, Spinda whose gender has been forced by Cute Charm in Generation IV only have one of 50 patterns (25 for male, 25 for female).

Pokémon with Cute Charm

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Clefairy Clefairy Fairy Fairy Cute Charm Magic Guard Friend Guard
Clefable Clefable Fairy Fairy Cute Charm Magic Guard Unaware
Jigglypuff Jigglypuff Normal Fairy Cute Charm Competitive Friend Guard
Wigglytuff Wigglytuff Normal Fairy Cute Charm Competitive Frisk
Cleffa Cleffa Fairy Fairy Cute Charm Magic Guard Friend Guard
Igglybuff Igglybuff Normal Fairy Cute Charm Competitive Friend Guard
Skitty Skitty Normal Normal Cute Charm Normalize Wonder Skin
Delcatty Delcatty Normal Normal Cute Charm Normalize Wonder Skin
Milotic Milotic Water Water Marvel Scale Competitive Cute Charm
Lopunny Lopunny Normal Normal Cute Charm Klutz Limber
Minccino Minccino Normal Normal Cute Charm Technician Skill Link
Cinccino Cinccino Normal Normal Cute Charm Technician Skill Link
Sylveon Sylveon Fairy Fairy Cute Charm None Pixilate
Stufful Stufful Normal Fighting Fluffy Klutz Cute Charm
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VII games.
  • For Generation III games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IV or later and Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation V games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VI or later.
  • For Generation VI games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VII or later.

In the anime

Lila Delcatty Cute Charm.png Lila Delcatty Cute Charm effect.png Lisa Mitchum Jigglypuff Cute Charm.png None.png
Delcatty Being affected Jigglypuff
The opponent becomes mesmerized when it directly hits the Pokémon with an attack.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
039 Jigglypuff The opponent falls in love when it directly hits Jigglypuff with an attack and it is of the opposite gender of Jigglypuff. While in love, the opponent's eyes become replaced with hearts.
Lisa Mitchum's Jigglypuff Rough, Tough Jigglypuff Debut
301 Delcatty When Delcatty gets hit by a physical attack and the opponent is of the opposite gender, the opponent falls in love with Delcatty. While in love, its eyes are replaced with hearts.
Lila's Delcatty Battling the Generation Gap! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 迷人之軀 / 迷人之躯 Màihyàhn-jī Kēui *
迷人身軀 Màihyàhn Sānkēui *
瞌睡 Hahpseuih *
Mandarin 迷人之軀 / 迷人之躯 Mírén-zhī Qū *
迷人身軀 Mírén Shēnqū *
瞌睡 Kēshuì *
迷人的身体 Mírén-de Shēntǐ*
颓废的身体 Tuífèi-de Shēntǐ*
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Warme charme
Finland Flag.png Finnish Söpöily
France Flag.png French Joli Sourire
Germany Flag.png German Charmebolzen
Italy Flag.png Italian Incantevole
South Korea Flag.png Korean 헤롱헤롱 바디 Herongherong Body
Poland Flag.png Polish Słodki Wdzięk
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Charme Adorável
Romania Flag.png Romanian Șarmul Drăguț
Spain Flag.png Spanish Gran Encanto
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Cơ thể quyến rũ


Variations of the Ability Cute Charm
Cute CharmEffect SporeFlame BodyPoison PointStatic


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