Infestation (move)

Move data

Type Bug
Category   Special
Power 20
Accuracy 100
PP 20  (max. 32)
Makes contact? Yes
Introduced Generation 6

Machine/Record

X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
TM83
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
TM83

Effects

Infestation inflicts damage on the first turn then traps the opponent, causing them to lose 18 of their maximum HP after each turn, for 4-5 turns.

If the user holds a Grip Claw, the after-effects last for 7 turns. If a Binding Band is held, the damage is 16 of the target's maximum HP.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Buginium Z and uses its Z-Power, Infestation turns into Savage Spin-Out and has base power 100.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokémon.

Other languages

English Infestation
Japanese まとわりつく (Matowaritsuku)
German Plage
French Harcèlement
Italian Assillo
Spanish Acoso

Game descriptions

X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The target is infested and attacked for four to five turns. The target can’t flee during this time.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The target is infested and attacked for four to five turns. The target can’t flee during this time.
Sword​/​Shield The target is infested and attacked for four to five turns. The target can’t flee during this time.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Infestation at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon Sword & Shield and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Dewpider
#751 / Water · Bug
Level 1
Araquanid
#752 / Water · Bug
Level 1
Frosmoth
#873 / Ice · Bug
Level 8
Dreepy
#885 / Dragon · Ghost
Level 1
Drakloak
#886 / Dragon · Ghost
Level 1
Dragapult
#887 / Dragon · Ghost
Level 1

Learnt by breeding

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

Shuckle
#213 / Bug · Rock
Bug
Durant
#632 / Bug · Steel
Bug
Blipbug
#824 / Bug
Bug