Attract (move)

Move data

Type Normal
Category   Status
Power
Accuracy 100
PP 15  (max. 24)
Introduced Generation 2

Technical/Hidden Machine

Gold​/​Silver
Crystal
TM45
Ruby​/​Sapphire
FireRed​/​LeafGreen
Emerald
TM45
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
TM45
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
TM45
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
TM45
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
TM45

Effects

Attract causes Pokémon of the opposite gender to become infatuated. Infatuated Pokémon have a 50% chance of being immobilized by love each turn and unable to attack.

Attract will fail on Pokémon of the same gender, genderless Pokémon and those with the ability Oblivious. Mew and Cryogonal can learn Attract via TM despite being genderless, however, the move will have no effect.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Normalium Z and uses its Z-Power, Attract turns into Z-Attract and eliminates any stat drops applied to the user, in addition to its usual effect as above.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokémon.

Other languages

English Attract
Japanese メロメロ (Meromero)
German Anziehung
French Attraction
Italian Attrazione
Spanish Atracción

Game descriptions

Gold​/​Silver
Crystal
Makes the opposite gender infatuated.
Ruby​/​Sapphire
Emerald
Makes the opposite gender less likely to attack.
FireRed​/​LeafGreen If it is the other gender, the foe is made infatuated and unlikely to attack.
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
If it is the opposite gender of the user, the foe becomes infatuated and less likely to attack.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
If it is the opposite gender of the user, the target becomes infatuated and less likely to attack.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
If it is the opposite gender of the user, the target becomes infatuated and less likely to attack.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
If it is the opposite gender of the user, the target becomes infatuated and less likely to attack.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Attract at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Beautifly
#267 / Bug · Flying
Level 27
Skitty
#300 / Normal
Level 10
Delcatty
#301 / Normal
Level 1
Milotic
#350 / Water
Level 34
Luvdisc
#370 / Water
Level 20
Wormadam
Plant Cloak
#413 / Bug · Grass
Level 41
Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
#413 / Bug · Ground
Level 41
Wormadam
Trash Cloak
#413 / Bug · Steel
Level 41
Glameow
#431 / Normal
Level 44
Purugly
#432 / Normal
Level 52
Finneon
#456 / Water
Level 10
Lumineon
#457 / Water
Level 1
Lumineon
#457 / Water
Level 10
Woobat
#527 / Psychic · Flying
Level 25
Swoobat
#528 / Psychic · Flying
Level 25
Audino
#531 / Normal
Level 21
Spritzee
#682 / Fairy
Level 29
Aromatisse
#683 / Fairy
Level 29

Learnt by TM

Rattata
Alolan Rattata
#019 / Dark · Normal
Raticate
Alolan Raticate
#020 / Dark · Normal
Raichu
Alolan Raichu
#026 / Electric · Psychic
Sandshrew
Alolan Sandshrew
#027 / Ice · Steel
Sandslash
Alolan Sandslash
#028 / Ice · Steel
Vulpix
#037 / Fire
Vulpix
Alolan Vulpix
#037 / Ice
Ninetales
Alolan Ninetales
#038 / Ice · Fairy
Gloom
#044 / Grass · Poison
Paras
#046 / Bug · Grass
Parasect
#047 / Bug · Grass
Venonat
#048 / Bug · Poison
Diglett
Alolan Diglett
#050 / Ground · Steel
Dugtrio
Alolan Dugtrio
#051 / Ground · Steel
Meowth
Alolan Meowth
#052 / Dark
Persian
Alolan Persian
#053 / Dark
Geodude
Alolan Geodude
#074 / Rock · Electric
Graveler
Alolan Graveler
#075 / Rock · Electric
Golem
#076 / Rock · Ground
Golem
Alolan Golem
#076 / Rock · Electric
Ponyta
#077 / Fire
Seel
#086 / Water
Dewgong
#087 / Water · Ice
Grimer
Alolan Grimer
#088 / Poison · Dark
Muk
#089 / Poison
Muk
Alolan Muk
#089 / Poison · Dark
Cloyster
#091 / Water · Ice
Onix
#095 / Rock · Ground
Exeggutor
Alolan Exeggutor
#103 / Grass · Dragon
Marowak
Alolan Marowak
#105 / Fire · Ghost
Rhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
Scyther
#123 / Bug · Flying
Jynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
Magmar
#126 / Fire
Pinsir
#127 / Bug
Lapras
#131 / Water · Ice
Omanyte
#138 / Rock · Water
Omastar
#139 / Rock · Water
Kabuto
#140 / Rock · Water
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Ledyba
#165 / Bug · Flying
Ledian
#166 / Bug · Flying
Ariados
#168 / Bug · Poison
Marill
#183 / Water · Fairy
Yanma
#193 / Bug · Flying
Pineco
#204 / Bug
Scizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
Shuckle
#213 / Bug · Rock
Sneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Slugma
#218 / Fire
Magcargo
#219 / Fire · Rock
Swinub
#220 / Ice · Ground
Corsola
#222 / Water · Rock
Houndour
#228 / Dark · Fire
Houndoom
#229 / Dark · Fire
Magby
#240 / Fire
Dustox
#269 / Bug · Poison
Lotad
#270 / Water · Grass
Lombre
#271 / Water · Grass
Nuzleaf
#274 / Grass · Dark
Shiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
Surskit
#283 / Bug · Water
Ninjask
#291 / Bug · Flying
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Aron
#304 / Steel · Rock
Lairon
#305 / Steel · Rock
Aggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
Volbeat
#313 / Bug
Numel
#322 / Fire · Ground
Lileep
#345 / Rock · Grass
Cradily
#346 / Rock · Grass
Anorith
#347 / Rock · Bug
Armaldo
#348 / Rock · Bug
Absol
#359 / Dark
Snorunt
#361 / Ice
Glalie
#362 / Ice
Spheal
#363 / Ice · Water
Sealeo
#364 / Ice · Water
Walrein
#365 / Ice · Water
Budew
#406 / Grass · Poison
Wormadam
Plant Cloak
#413 / Bug · Grass
Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
#413 / Bug · Ground
Wormadam
Trash Cloak
#413 / Bug · Steel
Mothim
#414 / Bug · Flying
Stunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Bonsly
#438 / Rock
Skorupi
#451 / Poison · Bug
Snover
#459 / Grass · Ice
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Yanmega
#469 / Bug · Flying
Glaceon
#471 / Ice
Froslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
Heatran
#485 / Fire · Steel
Snivy
#495 / Grass
Tepig
#498 / Fire
Sewaddle
#540 / Bug · Grass
Swadloon
#541 / Bug · Grass
Leavanny
#542 / Bug · Grass
Basculin
Red-Striped Form
#550 / Water
Darmanitan
Standard Mode
#555 / Fire
Dwebble
#557 / Bug · Rock
Crustle
#558 / Bug · Rock
Archen
#566 / Rock · Flying
Zorua
#570 / Dark
Litwick
#607 / Ghost · Fire
Lampent
#608 / Ghost · Fire
Axew
#610 / Dragon
Cubchoo
#613 / Ice
Beartic
#614 / Ice
Shelmet
#616 / Bug
Bisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
Durant
#632 / Bug · Steel
Deino
#633 / Dark · Dragon
Tornadus
Incarnate Forme
#641 / Flying
Thundurus
Incarnate Forme
#642 / Electric · Flying
Landorus
Incarnate Forme
#645 / Ground · Flying
Litleo
#667 / Fire · Normal
Pyroar
#668 / Fire · Normal
Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
Aegislash
Blade Forme
#681 / Steel · Ghost
Inkay
#686 / Dark · Psychic
Binacle
#688 / Rock · Water
Tyrunt
#696 / Rock · Dragon
Amaura
#698 / Rock · Ice
Aurorus
#699 / Rock · Ice
Klefki
#707 / Steel · Fairy
Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
Avalugg
#713 / Ice
Litten
#725 / Fire
Grubbin
#736 / Bug
Oricorio
Baile Style
#741 / Fire · Flying
Cutiefly
#742 / Bug · Fairy
Ribombee
#743 / Bug · Fairy
Rockruff
Own Tempo Rockruff
#744 / Rock
Lycanroc
Midday Form
#745 / Rock
Lycanroc
Midnight Form
#745 / Rock
Lycanroc
Dusk Form
#745 / Rock
Wishiwashi
Solo Form
#746 / Water
Dewpider
#751 / Water · Bug
Wimpod
#767 / Bug · Water
Minior
Meteor Form
#774 / Rock · Flying

Learnt in previous generations only

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

Staryu
#120 / Water
Gen 2 — TM
Starmie
#121 / Water · Psychic
Gen 2 — TM