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.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Normalium Z and uses its Z-Power, Captivate turns into Z-Captivate and raises Special Defense two stages, in addition to its usual effect as above.

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
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire
If any opposing Pokémon is the opposite gender of the user, it is charmed, which harshly lowers its Sp. Atk stat.
Sun/Moon
Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon
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 numbers given are for Pokémon Sun & Moon and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

ButterfreeButterfree
#012 / Bug · Flying
Level 37
Nidoran♀Nidoran♀
#029 / Poison
Level 43
NidorinaNidorina
#030 / Poison
Level 50
Nidoran♂Nidoran♂
#032 / Poison
Level 43
NidorinoNidorino
#033 / Poison
Level 50
VulpixVulpix
#037 / Fire
Level 47
Alolan VulpixVulpix
Alolan Vulpix
#037 / Ice
Level 47
MeowthMeowth
#052 / Normal
Level 46
Alolan MeowthMeowth
Alolan Meowth
#052 / Dark
Level 46
PersianPersian
#053 / Normal
Level 56
Alolan PersianPersian
Alolan Persian
#053 / Dark
Level 56
StantlerStantler
#234 / Normal
Level 50
MiltankMiltank
#241 / Normal
Level 35
GardevoirGardevoir
#282 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 44
SkittySkitty
#300 / Normal
Level 43
MiloticMilotic
#350 / Water
Level 21
GorebyssGorebyss
#368 / Water
Level 23
LuvdiscLuvdisc
#370 / Water
Level 37
Wormadam (Plant Cloak)Wormadam
Plant Cloak
#413 / Bug · Grass
Level 35
Wormadam (Sandy Cloak)Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
#413 / Bug · Ground
Level 35
Wormadam (Trash Cloak)Wormadam
Trash Cloak
#413 / Bug · Steel
Level 35
VespiquenVespiquen
#416 / Bug · Flying
Level 41
GlameowGlameow
#431 / Normal
Level 32
PuruglyPurugly
#432 / Normal
Level 32
FinneonFinneon
#456 / Water
Level 26
LumineonLumineon
#457 / Water
Level 26
FroslassFroslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
Level 41
PurrloinPurrloin
#509 / Dark
Level 33
MinccinoMinccino
#572 / Normal
Level 39
PopplioPopplio
#728 / Water
Level 39
BrionneBrionne
#729 / Water
Level 46
PrimarinaPrimarina
#730 / Water · Fairy
Level 49
Oricorio (Baile Style)Oricorio
Baile Style
#741 / Fire · Flying
Level 33
SalazzleSalazzle
#758 / Poison · Fire
Level 1
SteeneeSteenee
#762 / Grass
Level 37
TsareenaTsareena
#763 / Grass
Level 37

Learnt by breeding

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

VulpixVulpix
#037 / Fire
Field
NinetalesNinetales
#038 / Fire
Field
JigglypuffJigglypuff
#039 / Normal · Fairy
Fairy
WigglytuffWigglytuff
#040 / Normal · Fairy
Fairy
PonytaPonyta
#077 / Fire
Field
RapidashRapidash
#078 / Fire
Field
JynxJynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
Human-Like
EeveeEevee
#133 / Normal
Field
VaporeonVaporeon
#134 / Water
Field
JolteonJolteon
#135 / Electric
Field
FlareonFlareon
#136 / Fire
Field
SentretSentret
#161 / Normal
Field
FurretFurret
#162 / Normal
Field
IgglybuffIgglybuff
#174 / Normal · Fairy
Undiscovered
EspeonEspeon
#196 / Psychic
Field
UmbreonUmbreon
#197 / Dark
Field
SmoochumSmoochum
#238 / Ice · Psychic
Undiscovered
SkittySkitty
#300 / Normal
Fairy, Field
DelcattyDelcatty
#301 / Normal
Fairy, Field
SableyeSableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Human-Like
MawileMawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Fairy, Field
IllumiseIllumise
#314 / Bug
Bug, Human-Like
FeebasFeebas
#349 / Water
Dragon, Water 1
MiloticMilotic
#350 / Water
Dragon, Water 1
LuvdiscLuvdisc
#370 / Water
Water 2
SpiritombSpiritomb
#442 / Ghost · Dark
Amorphous
LeafeonLeafeon
#470 / Grass
Field
GlaceonGlaceon
#471 / Ice
Field
SnivySnivy
#495 / Grass
Field, Grass
ServineServine
#496 / Grass
Field, Grass
SerperiorSerperior
#497 / Grass
Field, Grass
WoobatWoobat
#527 / Psychic · Flying
Field, Flying
SwoobatSwoobat
#528 / Psychic · Flying
Field, Flying
CottoneeCottonee
#546 / Grass · Fairy
Fairy, Grass
WhimsicottWhimsicott
#547 / Grass · Fairy
Fairy, Grass
ZoruaZorua
#570 / Dark
Field
ZoroarkZoroark
#571 / Dark
Field
GothitaGothita
#574 / Psychic
Human-Like
GothoritaGothorita
#575 / Psychic
Human-Like
GothitelleGothitelle
#576 / Psychic
Human-Like
LitwickLitwick
#607 / Ghost · Fire
Amorphous
LampentLampent
#608 / Ghost · Fire
Amorphous
ChandelureChandelure
#609 / Ghost · Fire
Amorphous
FlabébéFlabébé
#669 / Fairy
Fairy
FloetteFloette
#670 / Fairy
Fairy
FlorgesFlorges
#671 / Fairy
Fairy
FurfrouFurfrou
#676 / Normal
Field
SpritzeeSpritzee
#682 / Fairy
Fairy
AromatisseAromatisse
#683 / Fairy
Fairy
SylveonSylveon
#700 / Fairy
Field
Oricorio (Baile Style)Oricorio
Baile Style
#741 / Fire · Flying
Flying