Pursuit (move)

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Move data

Type Dark
Category Physical Physical
Power 40
Accuracy 100
PP 20  (max. 32)
Introduced Generation 2

Effects

Pursuit deals damage, and hits with double power if the target is switching out.

In that case, Pursuit technically has priority +7, meaning it attacks before all other actions and moves.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Gold/Silver
Crystal
Heavily strikes switching POKéMON.
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Inflicts bad damage if used on a foe switching out.
FireRed/LeafGreen An attack move that works especially well on a foe that is switching out.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
An attack move that inflicts double damage if used on a foe that is switching out of battle.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
An attack move that inflicts double damage if used on a target that is switching out of battle.
X/Y An attack move that inflicts double damage if used on a target that is switching out of battle.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Pursuit at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

BeedrillBeedrill
#015 / Bug · Poison
Level 22
RattataRattata
#019 / Normal
Level 13
RaticateRaticate
#020 / Normal
Level 13
SpearowSpearow
#021 / Normal · Flying
Level 13
FearowFearow
#022 / Normal · Flying
Level 13
DoduoDoduo
#084 / Normal · Flying
Level 17
DodrioDodrio
#085 / Normal · Flying
Level 17
HitmonchanHitmonchan
#107 / Fighting
Level 11
ScytherScyther
#123 / Bug · Flying
Level 9
TaurosTauros
#128 / Normal
Level 15
YanmaYanma
#193 / Bug · Flying
Level 30
UmbreonUmbreon
#197 / Dark
Level 9
MurkrowMurkrow
#198 / Dark · Flying
Level 5
DunsparceDunsparce
#206 / Normal
Level 10
ScizorScizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
Level 9
HitmontopHitmontop
#237 / Fighting
Level 10
TreeckoTreecko
#252 / Grass
Level 17
GrovyleGrovyle
#253 / Grass
Level 18
SceptileSceptile
#254 / Grass
Level 18
WingullWingull
#278 / Water · Flying
Level 26
ZangooseZangoose
#335 / Normal
Level 12
DuskullDuskull
#355 / Ghost
Level 22
DusclopsDusclops
#356 / Ghost
Level 22
AbsolAbsol
#359 / Dark
Level 10
MetangMetang
#375 / Steel · Psychic
Level 23
MetagrossMetagross
#376 / Steel · Psychic
Level 23
Deoxys (Normal Forme)Deoxys
Normal Forme
#386 / Psychic
Level 25
Deoxys (Attack Forme)Deoxys
Attack Forme
#386 / Psychic
Level 25
Deoxys (Speed Forme)Deoxys
Speed Forme
#386 / Psychic
Level 25
CranidosCranidos
#408 / Rock
Level 10
RampardosRampardos
#409 / Rock
Level 10
VespiquenVespiquen
#416 / Bug · Flying
Level 9
BuizelBuizel
#418 / Water
Level 18
FloatzelFloatzel
#419 / Water
Level 18
HonchkrowHonchkrow
#430 / Dark · Flying
Level 1
SpiritombSpiritomb
#442 / Ghost · Dark
Level 1
SkorupiSkorupi
#451 / Poison · Bug
Level 16
DrapionDrapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
Level 16
CroagunkCroagunk
#453 / Poison · Fighting
Level 15
ToxicroakToxicroak
#454 / Poison · Fighting
Level 15
YanmegaYanmega
#469 / Bug · Flying
Level 30
DusknoirDusknoir
#477 / Ghost
Level 22
PurrloinPurrloin
#509 / Dark
Level 15
LiepardLiepard
#510 / Dark
Level 15
BlitzleBlitzle
#522 / Electric
Level 22
ZebstrikaZebstrika
#523 / Electric
Level 22
VenipedeVenipede
#543 / Bug · Poison
Level 12
WhirlipedeWhirlipede
#544 / Bug · Poison
Level 12
ScolipedeScolipede
#545 / Bug · Poison
Level 12
ZoruaZorua
#570 / Dark
Level 5
ZoroarkZoroark
#571 / Dark
Level 1
ZoroarkZoroark
#571 / Dark
Level 5
EmolgaEmolga
#587 / Electric · Flying
Level 16
BouffalantBouffalant
#626 / Normal
Level 1
HonedgeHonedge
#679 / Steel · Ghost
Level 13
DoubladeDoublade
#680 / Steel · Ghost
Level 13
Aegislash (Blade Forme)Aegislash
Blade Forme
#681 / Steel · Ghost
Level 1

Learnt by breeding

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

PidgeyPidgey
#016 / Normal · Flying
Flying
PidgeottoPidgeotto
#017 / Normal · Flying
Flying
PidgeotPidgeot
#018 / Normal · Flying
Flying
EkansEkans
#023 / Poison
Dragon, Field
ArbokArbok
#024 / Poison
Dragon, Field
Nidoran♀Nidoran♀
#029 / Poison
Field, Monster
NidorinaNidorina
#030 / Poison
Undiscovered
NidoqueenNidoqueen
#031 / Poison · Ground
Undiscovered
ZubatZubat
#041 / Poison · Flying
Flying
GolbatGolbat
#042 / Poison · Flying
Flying
ParasParas
#046 / Bug · Grass
Bug, Grass
ParasectParasect
#047 / Bug · Grass
Bug, Grass
DiglettDiglett
#050 / Ground
Field
DugtrioDugtrio
#051 / Ground
Field
HitmonleeHitmonlee
#106 / Fighting
Human-Like
HitmonchanHitmonchan
#107 / Fighting
Human-Like
AerodactylAerodactyl
#142 / Rock · Flying
Flying
SnorlaxSnorlax
#143 / Normal
Monster
SentretSentret
#161 / Normal
Field
FurretFurret
#162 / Normal
Field
SpinarakSpinarak
#167 / Bug · Poison
Bug
AriadosAriados
#168 / Bug · Poison
Bug
CrobatCrobat
#169 / Poison · Flying
Flying
AipomAipom
#190 / Normal
Field
YanmaYanma
#193 / Bug · Flying
Bug
HeracrossHeracross
#214 / Bug · Fighting
Bug
SneaselSneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Field
SkarmorySkarmory
#227 / Steel · Flying
Flying
HoundourHoundour
#228 / Dark · Fire
Field
HoundoomHoundoom
#229 / Dark · Fire
Field
TyrogueTyrogue
#236 / Fighting
Undiscovered
HitmontopHitmontop
#237 / Fighting
Human-Like
LarvitarLarvitar
#246 / Rock · Ground
Monster
PupitarPupitar
#247 / Rock · Ground
Monster
TyranitarTyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Monster
ZigzagoonZigzagoon
#263 / Normal
Field
LinooneLinoone
#264 / Normal
Field
TaillowTaillow
#276 / Normal · Flying
Flying
SwellowSwellow
#277 / Normal · Flying
Flying
SlakothSlakoth
#287 / Normal
Field
VigorothVigoroth
#288 / Normal
Field
SlakingSlaking
#289 / Normal
Field
SwabluSwablu
#333 / Normal · Flying
Dragon, Flying
AltariaAltaria
#334 / Dragon · Flying
Dragon, Flying
ShuppetShuppet
#353 / Ghost
Amorphous
BanetteBanette
#354 / Ghost
Amorphous
StarlyStarly
#396 / Normal · Flying
Flying
StaraviaStaravia
#397 / Normal · Flying
Flying
StaraptorStaraptor
#398 / Normal · Flying
Flying
AmbipomAmbipom
#424 / Normal
Field
StunkyStunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Field
SkuntankSkuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
Field
MunchlaxMunchlax
#446 / Normal
Undiscovered
SkorupiSkorupi
#451 / Poison · Bug
Bug, Water 3
DrapionDrapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
Bug, Water 3
WeavileWeavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Field
YanmegaYanmega
#469 / Bug · Flying
Bug
SnivySnivy
#495 / Grass
Field, Grass
ServineServine
#496 / Grass
Field, Grass
SerperiorSerperior
#497 / Grass
Field, Grass
PatratPatrat
#504 / Normal
Field
WatchogWatchog
#505 / Normal
Field
LillipupLillipup
#506 / Normal
Field
HerdierHerdier
#507 / Normal
Field
StoutlandStoutland
#508 / Normal
Field
SandileSandile
#551 / Ground · Dark
Field
KrokorokKrokorok
#552 / Ground · Dark
Field
KrookodileKrookodile
#553 / Ground · Dark
Field
KarrablastKarrablast
#588 / Bug
Bug
EscavalierEscavalier
#589 / Bug · Steel
Bug
JoltikJoltik
#595 / Bug · Electric
Bug
GalvantulaGalvantula
#596 / Bug · Electric
Bug
ShelmetShelmet
#616 / Bug
Bug
AccelgorAccelgor
#617 / Bug
Bug
DruddigonDruddigon
#621 / Dragon
Dragon, Monster
PawniardPawniard
#624 / Dark · Steel
Human-Like
BisharpBisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
Human-Like
HeatmorHeatmor
#631 / Fire
Field

Learnt in previous generations only

These Pokémon can only learn Pursuit in previous games; check the respective Pokédex pages for full details.

DarkraiDarkrai
#491 / Dark
Gen 4 — Level up