Cute Charm (Ability)

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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.

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 only, when Cute Charm forces a Pokémon to be a specific gender, it does so by setting its personality value to one out of 25 possible values that correspond to the forced gender (one value per nature). The set of possible values 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, when the encountered species can be affected by Cute Charm (i.e., when it is not a male-only, female-only, or genderless species), the chances of encountering a Shiny Pokémon differ from the usual 1/8182, depending on how many of the 25 possible values forced by Cute Charm result in a Shiny Pokémon (in conjunction with the Trainer ID number and Secret ID): they may be as low as 1/24546 (if none of the 25 values forced by Cute Charm result in Shiny Pokémon, so the Pokémon can only be Shiny if Cute Charm fails), or as high as 21.34% (if 8 out of the 25 values forced by Cute Charm result in Shiny Pokémon).

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.

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 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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