Captivate (move)

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Move data

Type Normal
Category Status Status
Power -
Accuracy 100
PP 20  (max. 32)
Introduced Generation 4

Technical/Hidden Machine

Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
TM78

Effects

Captivate lowers the Special Attack of the target by two stages, if they are of the opposite gender to the user. Stats can be lowered to a minimum of -6 stages each.

Captivate will fail if both Pokemon are the same gender, either Pokemon is genderless, or the target has the ability Oblivious.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets all adjacent foes.

Game descriptions

Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
If it is the opposite gender of the user, the foe is charmed into sharply lowering its Sp. Atk stat.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
If it is the opposite gender of the user, the target is charmed into harshly lowering its Sp. Atk stat.
X/Y If any opposing Pokémon is the opposite gender of the user, it is charmed, which harshly lowers its Sp. Atk stat.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Captivate at the level specified. The level numbers given are for Pokémon X & Y and may vary in other games; check the Pokémon's dex page for details.

Butterfree
#012 / Bug · Flying
Level 40
Nidoran♀
#029 / Poison
Level 43
Nidorina
#030 / Poison
Level 50
Nidoran♂
#032 / Poison
Level 43
Nidorino
#033 / Poison
Level 50
Vulpix
#037 / Fire
Level 47
Meowth
#052 / Normal
Level 46
Persian
#053 / Normal
Level 56
Stantler
#234 / Normal
Level 53
Miltank
#241 / Normal
Level 35
Gardevoir
#282 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 60
Skitty
#300 / Normal
Level 46
Milotic
#350 / Water
Level 25
Gorebyss
#368 / Water
Level 28
Luvdisc
#370 / Water
Level 51
Wormadam
Plant Cloak
#413 / Bug · Grass
Level 35
Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
#413 / Bug · Ground
Level 35
Wormadam
Trash Cloak
#413 / Bug · Steel
Level 35
Vespiquen
#416 / Bug · Flying
Level 33
Glameow
#431 / Normal
Level 32
Purugly
#432 / Normal
Level 32
Finneon
#456 / Water
Level 26
Lumineon
#457 / Water
Level 26
Froslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
Level 31
Purrloin
#509 / Dark
Level 33
Minccino
#572 / Normal
Level 39

Learnt by breeding

These Pokémon can learn Captivate as an egg move. Their breeding groups are also shown for reference.

Vulpix
#037 / Fire
Field
Jigglypuff
#039 / Normal · Fairy
Fairy
Wigglytuff
#040 / Normal · Fairy
Fairy
Ponyta
#077 / Fire
Field
Rapidash
#078 / Fire
Field
Jynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
Human-Like
Eevee
#133 / Normal
Field
Sentret
#161 / Normal
Field
Furret
#162 / Normal
Field
Igglybuff
#174 / Normal · Fairy
Undiscovered
Smoochum
#238 / Ice · Psychic
Undiscovered
Skitty
#300 / Normal
Field, Fairy
Delcatty
#301 / Normal
Field, Fairy
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Human-Like
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Field, Fairy
Illumise
#314 / Bug
Bug, Human-Like
Feebas
#349 / Water
Water 1, Dragon
Milotic
#350 / Water
Water 1, Dragon
Luvdisc
#370 / Water
Water 2
Spiritomb
#442 / Ghost · Dark
Amorphous
Snivy
#495 / Grass
Field, Grass
Servine
#496 / Grass
Field, Grass
Serperior
#497 / Grass
Field, Grass
Woobat
#527 / Psychic · Flying
Flying, Field
Swoobat
#528 / Psychic · Flying
Flying, Field
Cottonee
#546 / Grass · Fairy
Fairy, Grass
Zorua
#570 / Dark
Field
Zoroark
#571 / Dark
Field
Gothita
#574 / Psychic
Human-Like
Gothorita
#575 / Psychic
Human-Like
Gothitelle
#576 / Psychic
Human-Like
Litwick
#607 / Ghost · Fire
Amorphous
Lampent
#608 / Ghost · Fire
Amorphous
Chandelure
#609 / Ghost · Fire
Amorphous
Flabébé
#669 / Fairy
Fairy
Floette
#670 / Fairy
Fairy
Florges
#671 / Fairy
Fairy
Furfrou
#676 / Normal
Field
Spritzee
#682 / Fairy
Fairy
Aromatisse
#683 / Fairy
Fairy

Learnt by Machine (Generation 4)

Bulbasaur
#001 / Grass · Poison
Ivysaur
#002 / Grass · Poison
Venusaur
#003 / Grass · Poison
Charmander
#004 / Fire
Charmeleon
#005 / Fire
Charizard
#006 / Fire · Flying
Squirtle
#007 / Water
Wartortle
#008 / Water
Blastoise
#009 / Water
Butterfree
#012 / Bug · Flying
Beedrill
#015 / Bug · Poison
Pidgey
#016 / Normal · Flying
Pidgeotto
#017 / Normal · Flying
Pidgeot
#018 / Normal · Flying
Rattata
#019 / Normal
Raticate
#020 / Normal
Spearow
#021 / Normal · Flying
Fearow
#022 / Normal · Flying
Ekans
#023 / Poison
Arbok
#024 / Poison
Pikachu
#025 / Electric
Raichu
#026 / Electric
Sandshrew
#027 / Ground
Sandslash
#028 / Ground
Nidoran♀
#029 / Poison
Nidorina
#030 / Poison
Nidoqueen
#031 / Poison · Ground
Nidoran♂
#032 / Poison
Nidorino
#033 / Poison
Nidoking
#034 / Poison · Ground
Clefairy
#035 / Fairy
Clefable
#036 / Fairy
Vulpix
#037 / Fire
Ninetales
#038 / Fire
Jigglypuff
#039 / Normal · Fairy
Wigglytuff
#040 / Normal · Fairy
Zubat
#041 / Poison · Flying
Golbat
#042 / Poison · Flying
Oddish
#043 / Grass · Poison
Gloom
#044 / Grass · Poison
Vileplume
#045 / Grass · Poison
Paras
#046 / Bug · Grass
Parasect
#047 / Bug · Grass
Venonat
#048 / Bug · Poison
Venomoth
#049 / Bug · Poison
Diglett
#050 / Ground
Dugtrio
#051 / Ground
Meowth
#052 / Normal
Persian
#053 / Normal
Psyduck
#054 / Water
Golduck
#055 / Water
Mankey
#056 / Fighting
Primeape
#057 / Fighting
Growlithe
#058 / Fire
Arcanine
#059 / Fire
Poliwag
#060 / Water
Poliwhirl
#061 / Water
Poliwrath
#062 / Water · Fighting
Abra
#063 / Psychic
Kadabra
#064 / Psychic
Alakazam
#065 / Psychic
Machop
#066 / Fighting
Machoke
#067 / Fighting
Machamp
#068 / Fighting
Bellsprout
#069 / Grass · Poison
Weepinbell
#070 / Grass · Poison
Victreebel
#071 / Grass · Poison
Tentacool
#072 / Water · Poison
Tentacruel
#073 / Water · Poison
Geodude
#074 / Rock · Ground
Graveler
#075 / Rock · Ground
Golem
#076 / Rock · Ground
Ponyta
#077 / Fire
Rapidash
#078 / Fire
Slowpoke
#079 / Water · Psychic
Slowbro
#080 / Water · Psychic
Farfetch'd
#083 / Normal · Flying
Doduo
#084 / Normal · Flying
Dodrio
#085 / Normal · Flying
Seel
#086 / Water
Dewgong
#087 / Water · Ice
Grimer
#088 / Poison
Muk
#089 / Poison
Shellder
#090 / Water
Cloyster
#091 / Water · Ice
Gastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
Haunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
Gengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Onix
#095 / Rock · Ground
Drowzee
#096 / Psychic
Hypno
#097 / Psychic
Krabby
#098 / Water
Kingler
#099 / Water
Exeggcute
#102 / Grass · Psychic
Exeggutor
#103 / Grass · Psychic
Cubone
#104 / Ground
Marowak
#105 / Ground
Hitmonlee
#106 / Fighting
Hitmonchan
#107 / Fighting
Lickitung
#108 / Normal
Koffing
#109 / Poison
Weezing
#110 / Poison
Rhyhorn
#111 / Ground · Rock
Rhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
Chansey
#113 / Normal
Tangela
#114 / Grass
Kangaskhan
#115 / Normal
Horsea
#116 / Water
Seadra
#117 / Water
Goldeen
#118 / Water
Seaking
#119 / Water
Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Fairy
Scyther
#123 / Bug · Flying
Jynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
Electabuzz
#125 / Electric
Magmar
#126 / Fire
Pinsir
#127 / Bug
Tauros
#128 / Normal
Gyarados
#130 / Water · Flying
Lapras
#131 / Water · Ice
Eevee
#133 / Normal
Vaporeon
#134 / Water
Jolteon
#135 / Electric
Flareon
#136 / Fire
Omanyte
#138 / Rock · Water
Omastar
#139 / Rock · Water
Kabuto
#140 / Rock · Water
Kabutops
#141 / Rock · Water
Aerodactyl
#142 / Rock · Flying
Snorlax
#143 / Normal
Dratini
#147 / Dragon
Dragonair
#148 / Dragon
Dragonite
#149 / Dragon · Flying
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Chikorita
#152 / Grass
Bayleef
#153 / Grass
Meganium
#154 / Grass
Cyndaquil
#155 / Fire
Quilava
#156 / Fire
Typhlosion
#157 / Fire
Totodile
#158 / Water
Croconaw
#159 / Water
Feraligatr
#160 / Water
Sentret
#161 / Normal
Furret
#162 / Normal
Hoothoot
#163 / Normal · Flying
Noctowl
#164 / Normal · Flying
Ledyba
#165 / Bug · Flying
Ledian
#166 / Bug · Flying
Spinarak
#167 / Bug · Poison
Ariados
#168 / Bug · Poison
Crobat
#169 / Poison · Flying
Chinchou
#170 / Water · Electric
Lanturn
#171 / Water · Electric
Pichu
#172 / Electric
Cleffa
#173 / Fairy
Igglybuff
#174 / Normal · Fairy
Togepi
#175 / Fairy
Togetic
#176 / Fairy · Flying
Natu
#177 / Psychic · Flying
Xatu
#178 / Psychic · Flying
Mareep
#179 / Electric
Flaaffy
#180 / Electric
Ampharos
#181 / Electric
Bellossom
#182 / Grass
Marill
#183 / Water · Fairy
Azumarill
#184 / Water · Fairy
Sudowoodo
#185 / Rock
Politoed
#186 / Water
Hoppip
#187 / Grass · Flying
Skiploom
#188 / Grass · Flying
Jumpluff
#189 / Grass · Flying
Aipom
#190 / Normal
Sunkern
#191 / Grass
Sunflora
#192 / Grass
Yanma
#193 / Bug · Flying
Wooper
#194 / Water · Ground
Quagsire
#195 / Water · Ground
Espeon
#196 / Psychic
Umbreon
#197 / Dark
Murkrow
#198 / Dark · Flying
Slowking
#199 / Water · Psychic
Misdreavus
#200 / Ghost
Girafarig
#203 / Normal · Psychic
Pineco
#204 / Bug
Forretress
#205 / Bug · Steel
Dunsparce
#206 / Normal
Gligar
#207 / Ground · Flying
Steelix
#208 / Steel · Ground
Snubbull
#209 / Fairy
Granbull
#210 / Fairy
Qwilfish
#211 / Water · Poison
Scizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
Shuckle
#213 / Bug · Rock
Heracross
#214 / Bug · Fighting
Sneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Teddiursa
#216 / Normal
Ursaring
#217 / Normal
Slugma
#218 / Fire
Magcargo
#219 / Fire · Rock
Swinub
#220 / Ice · Ground
Piloswine
#221 / Ice · Ground
Corsola
#222 / Water · Rock
Remoraid
#223 / Water
Octillery
#224 / Water
Delibird
#225 / Ice · Flying
Mantine
#226 / Water · Flying
Skarmory
#227 / Steel · Flying
Houndour
#228 / Dark · Fire
Houndoom
#229 / Dark · Fire
Kingdra
#230 / Water · Dragon
Phanpy
#231 / Ground
Donphan
#232 / Ground
Stantler
#234 / Normal
Tyrogue
#236 / Fighting
Hitmontop
#237 / Fighting
Smoochum
#238 / Ice · Psychic
Elekid
#239 / Electric
Magby
#240 / Fire
Miltank
#241 / Normal
Blissey
#242 / Normal
Larvitar
#246 / Rock · Ground
Pupitar
#247 / Rock · Ground
Tyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Treecko
#252 / Grass
Grovyle
#253 / Grass
Sceptile
#254 / Grass
Torchic
#255 / Fire
Combusken
#256 / Fire · Fighting
Blaziken
#257 / Fire · Fighting
Mudkip
#258 / Water
Marshtomp
#259 / Water · Ground
Swampert
#260 / Water · Ground
Poochyena
#261 / Dark
Mightyena
#262 / Dark
Zigzagoon
#263 / Normal
Linoone
#264 / Normal
Beautifly
#267 / Bug · Flying
Dustox
#269 / Bug · Poison
Lotad
#270 / Water · Grass
Lombre
#271 / Water · Grass
Ludicolo
#272 / Water · Grass
Seedot
#273 / Grass
Nuzleaf
#274 / Grass · Dark
Shiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
Taillow
#276 / Normal · Flying
Swellow
#277 / Normal · Flying
Wingull
#278 / Water · Flying
Pelipper
#279 / Water · Flying
Ralts
#280 / Psychic · Fairy
Kirlia
#281 / Psychic · Fairy
Gardevoir
#282 / Psychic · Fairy
Surskit
#283 / Bug · Water
Masquerain
#284 / Bug · Flying
Shroomish
#285 / Grass
Breloom
#286 / Grass · Fighting
Slakoth
#287 / Normal
Vigoroth
#288 / Normal
Slaking
#289 / Normal
Ninjask
#291 / Bug · Flying
Whismur
#293 / Normal
Loudred
#294 / Normal
Exploud
#295 / Normal
Makuhita
#296 / Fighting
Hariyama
#297 / Fighting
Azurill
#298 / Normal · Fairy
Nosepass
#299 / Rock
Skitty
#300 / Normal
Delcatty
#301 / Normal
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Aron
#304 / Steel · Rock
Lairon
#305 / Steel · Rock
Aggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
Meditite
#307 / Fighting · Psychic
Medicham
#308 / Fighting · Psychic
Electrike
#309 / Electric
Manectric
#310 / Electric
Plusle
#311 / Electric
Minun
#312 / Electric
Volbeat
#313 / Bug
Illumise
#314 / Bug
Roselia
#315 / Grass · Poison
Gulpin
#316 / Poison
Swalot
#317 / Poison
Carvanha
#318 / Water · Dark
Sharpedo
#319 / Water · Dark
Wailmer
#320 / Water
Wailord
#321 / Water
Numel
#322 / Fire · Ground
Camerupt
#323 / Fire · Ground
Torkoal
#324 / Fire
Spoink
#325 / Psychic
Grumpig
#326 / Psychic
Spinda
#327 / Normal
Trapinch
#328 / Ground
Vibrava
#329 / Ground · Dragon
Flygon
#330 / Ground · Dragon
Cacnea
#331 / Grass
Cacturne
#332 / Grass · Dark
Swablu
#333 / Normal · Flying
Altaria
#334 / Dragon · Flying
Zangoose
#335 / Normal
Seviper
#336 / Poison
Barboach
#339 / Water · Ground
Whiscash
#340 / Water · Ground
Corphish
#341 / Water
Crawdaunt
#342 / Water · Dark
Lileep
#345 / Rock · Grass
Cradily
#346 / Rock · Grass
Anorith
#347 / Rock · Bug
Armaldo
#348 / Rock · Bug
Feebas
#349 / Water
Milotic
#350 / Water
Castform
#351 / Normal
Kecleon
#352 / Normal
Shuppet
#353 / Ghost
Banette
#354 / Ghost
Duskull
#355 / Ghost
Dusclops
#356 / Ghost
Tropius
#357 / Grass · Flying
Chimecho
#358 / Psychic
Absol
#359 / Dark
Snorunt
#361 / Ice
Glalie
#362 / Ice
Spheal
#363 / Ice · Water
Sealeo
#364 / Ice · Water
Walrein
#365 / Ice · Water
Clamperl
#366 / Water
Huntail
#367 / Water
Gorebyss
#368 / Water
Relicanth
#369 / Water · Rock
Luvdisc
#370 / Water
Bagon
#371 / Dragon
Shelgon
#372 / Dragon
Salamence
#373 / Dragon · Flying
Latias
#380 / Dragon · Psychic
Latios
#381 / Dragon · Psychic
Turtwig
#387 / Grass
Grotle
#388 / Grass
Torterra
#389 / Grass · Ground
Chimchar
#390 / Fire
Monferno
#391 / Fire · Fighting
Infernape
#392 / Fire · Fighting
Piplup
#393 / Water
Prinplup
#394 / Water
Empoleon
#395 / Water · Steel
Starly
#396 / Normal · Flying
Staravia
#397 / Normal · Flying
Staraptor
#398 / Normal · Flying
Bidoof
#399 / Normal
Bibarel
#400 / Normal · Water
Kricketune
#402 / Bug
Shinx
#403 / Electric
Luxio
#404 / Electric
Luxray
#405 / Electric
Budew
#406 / Grass · Poison
Roserade
#407 / Grass · Poison
Cranidos
#408 / Rock
Rampardos
#409 / Rock
Shieldon
#410 / Rock · Steel
Bastiodon
#411 / Rock · Steel
Wormadam
Plant Cloak
#413 / Bug · Grass
Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
#413 / Bug · Ground
Wormadam
Trash Cloak
#413 / Bug · Steel
Mothim
#414 / Bug · Flying
Vespiquen
#416 / Bug · Flying
Pachirisu
#417 / Electric
Buizel
#418 / Water
Floatzel
#419 / Water
Cherubi
#420 / Grass
Cherrim
#421 / Grass
Shellos
#422 / Water
Gastrodon
#423 / Water · Ground
Ambipom
#424 / Normal
Drifloon
#425 / Ghost · Flying
Drifblim
#426 / Ghost · Flying
Buneary
#427 / Normal
Lopunny
#428 / Normal
Mismagius
#429 / Ghost
Honchkrow
#430 / Dark · Flying
Glameow
#431 / Normal
Purugly
#432 / Normal
Chingling
#433 / Psychic
Stunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Skuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
Bonsly
#438 / Rock
Mime Jr.
#439 / Psychic · Fairy
Happiny
#440 / Normal
Chatot
#441 / Normal · Flying
Spiritomb
#442 / Ghost · Dark
Gible
#443 / Dragon · Ground
Gabite
#444 / Dragon · Ground
Garchomp
#445 / Dragon · Ground
Munchlax
#446 / Normal
Riolu
#447 / Fighting
Lucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
Hippopotas
#449 / Ground
Hippowdon
#450 / Ground
Skorupi
#451 / Poison · Bug
Drapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
Croagunk
#453 / Poison · Fighting
Toxicroak
#454 / Poison · Fighting
Carnivine
#455 / Grass
Finneon
#456 / Water
Lumineon
#457 / Water
Mantyke
#458 / Water · Flying
Snover
#459 / Grass · Ice
Abomasnow
#460 / Grass · Ice
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Lickilicky
#463 / Normal
Rhyperior
#464 / Ground · Rock
Tangrowth
#465 / Grass
Electivire
#466 / Electric
Magmortar
#467 / Fire
Togekiss
#468 / Fairy · Flying
Yanmega
#469 / Bug · Flying
Leafeon
#470 / Grass
Glaceon
#471 / Ice
Gliscor
#472 / Ground · Flying
Mamoswine
#473 / Ice · Ground
Gallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
Probopass
#476 / Rock · Steel
Dusknoir
#477 / Ghost
Froslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
Heatran
#485 / Fire · Steel
Cresselia
#488 / Psychic