Infestation (move)

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Infestation
まとわりつく Follow About
Infestation IX.png
Infestation IX 2.png
Type  Bug
Category  Special
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  20
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation VI
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Condition  Cute
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Temporarily stops the crowd from growing excited.

Infestation (Japanese: まとわりつく Follow About) is a damage-dealing Bug-type move introduced in Generation VI. It was TM83 from Generation VI to Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon.

Effect

Infestation inflicts 1/8 of the target's maximum HP as damage per turn for four to five turns upon use, in addition to the damage dealt when it is used. It also traps the target, preventing switching and escape. The quote "<target> has been afflicted with an infestation by <user>!" will appear. If the user switches out, the target will be freed. If a trapped Pokémon uses Rapid Spin, it will be freed.

If a wild Pokémon uses Infestation on the player's Pokémon, the player may escape if the affected Pokémon has Run Away or is holding a Smoke Ball. However, these do not allow the player to switch the Pokémon out. If an affected Pokémon is holding a Shed Shell, it can switch out.

If the user of Infestation is holding a Grip Claw, the duration will always be 7 turns. If a Binding Band is held by the user, the damage done at the end of each turn will increase from 1/8 of the target's maximum HP to 1/6.

Description

Games Description
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwShBDSPLA
SV
The target is infested and attacked for four to five turns. The target can't flee during this time.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII IX
0167 Spinarak BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug 8 8BDSP 8
0168 Ariados BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug 8 8BDSP 8
0313 Volbeat BugIC Big.png Bug Human-Like 50 50BDSP 47
0314 Illumise BugIC Big.png Bug Human-Like 50 50BDSP 47
0413 Wormadam
Wormadam
Plant Cloak
BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Bug 35BDSP
0413 Wormadam
Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
BugIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Bug Bug 35BDSP
0413 Wormadam
Wormadam
Trash Cloak
BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Bug Bug 35BDSP
0751 Dewpider WaterIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Water 1 Bug 5 1SwSh 1
0752 Araquanid WaterIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Water 1 Bug 1, 5 1SwSh 1
0873 Frosmoth IceIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Bug Bug 8SwSh 8
0885 Dreepy DragonIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Dragon 1SwSh 1
0886 Drakloak DragonIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Dragon 1SwSh 1
0887 Dragapult DragonIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Dragon 1SwSh 1
0946 Bramblin GrassIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Grass Grass 17
0947 Brambleghast GrassIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Grass Grass 17
1011 Dipplin GrassIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Grass Dragon Rem.
1019 Hydrapple GrassIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Grass Dragon Rem.
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 Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII VIII IX
0213 Shuckle BugIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Bug Bug
0595 Joltik BugIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Bug Bug SwSh
0632 Durant BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Bug Bug SwSh
0747 Mareanie PoisonIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1 SwSh
0824 Blipbug BugIC Big.png Bug Bug SwSh
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 Types Egg Groups Machine
I
--
II
--
III
--
IV
--
V
--
VI
TM83
VII
TM83
VIII
--
IX
--
0012 Butterfree BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
0015 Beedrill BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug
0023 Ekans PoisonIC Big.png Field Dragon
0024 Arbok PoisonIC Big.png Field Dragon
0043 Oddish GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass
0044 Gloom GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass
0045 Vileplume GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass
0048 Venonat BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug
0049 Venomoth BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug
0069 Bellsprout GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass
0070 Weepinbell GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass
0071 Victreebel GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass
0072 Tentacool WaterIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
0073 Tentacruel WaterIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
0088 Grimer PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
0088 Grimer
Grimer
Alolan Form
PoisonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0089 Muk PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
0089 Muk
Muk
Alolan Form
PoisonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0092 Gastly GhostIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0093 Haunter GhostIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0094 Gengar GhostIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0102 Exeggcute GrassIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Grass Grass
0103 Exeggutor GrassIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Grass Grass
0103 Exeggutor
Exeggutor
Alolan Form
GrassIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Grass Grass
0109 Koffing PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
0110 Weezing PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
0114 Tangela GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
0122 Mr. Mime PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
0151 Mew PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0165 Ledyba BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
0166 Ledian BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
0167 Spinarak BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug
0168 Ariados BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug
0182 Bellossom GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
0187 Hoppip GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Fairy Grass
0188 Skiploom GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Fairy Grass
0189 Jumpluff GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Fairy Grass
0194 Wooper WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 1 Field
0195 Quagsire WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 1 Field
0213 Shuckle BugIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Bug Bug
0218 Slugma FireIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
0219 Magcargo FireIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0267 Beautifly BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
0269 Dustox BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug
0283 Surskit BugIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Bug
0284 Masquerain BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Bug
0313 Volbeat BugIC Big.png Bug Human-Like
0314 Illumise BugIC Big.png Bug Human-Like
0316 Gulpin PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
0317 Swalot PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
0336 Seviper PoisonIC Big.png Field Dragon
0345 Lileep RockIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
0346 Cradily RockIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
0354 Banette GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
0355 Duskull GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
0356 Dusclops GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
0367 Huntail WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1
0368 Gorebyss WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1
0402 Kricketune BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
0413 Wormadam
Wormadam
Plant Cloak
BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Bug
0413 Wormadam
Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
BugIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Bug Bug
0413 Wormadam
Wormadam
Trash Cloak
BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Bug Bug
0414 Mothim BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
0416 Vespiquen BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
0422 Shellos WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Amorphous
0423 Gastrodon WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 1 Amorphous
0439 Mime Jr. PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0442 Spiritomb GhostIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0451 Skorupi PoisonIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Bug Water 3
0452 Drapion PoisonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Bug Water 3
0455 Carnivine GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
0465 Tangrowth GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
0477 Dusknoir GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
0535 Tympole WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1
0536 Palpitoad WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1
0537 Seismitoad WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1
0543 Venipede BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug
0544 Whirlipede BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug
0545 Scolipede BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug
0562 Yamask GhostIC Big.png Mineral Amorphous
0563 Cofagrigus GhostIC Big.png Mineral Amorphous
0568 Trubbish PoisonIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
0569 Garbodor PoisonIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
0577 Solosis PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
0578 Duosion PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
0579 Reuniclus PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
0588 Karrablast BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
0589 Escavalier BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Bug Bug
0595 Joltik BugIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Bug Bug
0596 Galvantula BugIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Bug Bug
0616 Shelmet BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
0617 Accelgor BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
0618 Stunfisk GroundIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Water 1 Amorphous
0649 Genesect BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0666 Vivillon BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
0675 Pangoro FightingIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Human-Like
0688 Binacle RockIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
0689 Barbaracle RockIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
0704 Goomy DragonIC Big.png Dragon Dragon
0705 Sliggoo DragonIC Big.png Dragon Dragon
0706 Goodra DragonIC Big.png Dragon Dragon
0742 Cutiefly BugIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Bug Fairy
0743 Ribombee BugIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Bug Fairy
0747 Mareanie PoisonIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1
0748 Toxapex PoisonIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1
0751 Dewpider WaterIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Water 1 Bug
0752 Araquanid WaterIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Water 1 Bug
0769 Sandygast GhostIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0770 Palossand GhostIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0778 Mimikyu GhostIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0805 Stakataka RockIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered USUM
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

Infestation deals damage and may inflict the Infestation status condition on the enemy. The afflicted Pokémon loses 3 HP at the end of every 2 turns and cannot switch places with the team leader. The status lasts for 6 turns.

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
SMD 2 99 17 40 95% 98% Front Enemy No
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Pokémon GO

In Pokémon GO, Infestation is a Fast Attack that has been available since February 16, 2017.

GO Bug.png Infestation
Fast Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 10
Energy boost 14
Duration 1.1 seconds
Damage window 0.85 - 1.05 seconds
Infestation GO.png
Trainer Battles
Power 6
Energy boost 12
Turns 3
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
BeedrillVenomothMukKoffingWeezingTangelaMewAriadosJumpluffBeautiflyMasquerainSwalotLileepCradilySkorupiDrapionTangrowthGarbodorShelmetAccelgorDewpiderAraquanid
By Elite Fast TM
By GO Snapshot
Smeargle
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Updates

Gyms & Raids
  • February 21, 2017
    • Duration: 1.55 → 1.1 seconds
Trainer Battles
  • July 27, 2020
    • Energy boost: 11 → 12

Pokémon Rumble Rush

BugIC RR.png Infestation
★★
Attack power 26.14099 (Hits 1-2), 32.41483 (Hit 3)
Charge time 0.5 seconds (Hits 1-2), 0.62 seconds
Range type Arc (melee)
Number of hits 1
Number of projectiles 1
Critical hit rate 1.5%
Additional effect None
Infestation Rumble Rush.png

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description Playable Users
Special 2 20 24 100% An opponent Leaves the target trapped. Viola & Surskit/Masquerain
Erika & Tangela (Direct link)
Ingo (Special Costume) & Accelgor
Scottie/Bettie & Venonat/Venomoth Egg

Description

Games Description
SMD
MDRTDX
It damages an enemy. It could also cause the Infestation status condition.


In other generations

Core series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

  • This move originated as a TCG Attack.
  • This is the only move to play a battle effect in Generation VI games when the option is disabled (specifically, its between-turn effect). Similar effects always played for binding moves in Generation V games; the battle effect oversight for Infestation is perhaps tied both to this Generation V quirk and to Infestation being the only new binding move in Generation VI.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 死纏爛打 Séichìhnlaahndá
Mandarin 死纏爛打 / 死缠烂打 Sǐchánlàndǎ *
纠缠不休 Jiūchán Bùxiū *
France Flag.png French Harcèlement
Germany Flag.png German Plage
Italy Flag.png Italian Assillo
South Korea Flag.png Korean 엉겨붙기 Eonggyeobutgi
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Infestação
Spain Flag.png Spanish Acoso
Thailand Flag.png Thai เกาะติด


Generation VI TMs
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920212223242526
2728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849505152
5354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475767778
798081828384858687888990919293 • 94 (XYORAS) • 9596979899100
Generation VI HMs
010203040506ORAS07ORAS
Generation VII TMs
SMUSUM
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920
2122232425262728293031323334353637383940
4142434445464748495051525354555657585960
6162636465666768697071727374757677787980
81828384858687888990919293949596979899100
PE
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920
2122232425262728293031323334353637383940
4142434445464748495051525354555657585960


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