Infestation (move)

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Move data

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

Technical/Hidden Machine

X/Y
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire
TM83
Sun/Moon TM83

Effects

Infestation inflicts damage on the first turn then traps the opponent, causing them to lose 116 of their maximum HP after each turn, for 4-5 turns. If the user holds a Grip Claw then it is always 5 turns.

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 Pokemon.

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 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 Sun & Moon and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

SpinarakSpinarak
#167 / Bug · Poison
Level 8
AriadosAriados
#168 / Bug · Poison
Level 8
VolbeatVolbeat
#313 / Bug
Level 50
IllumiseIllumise
#314 / Bug
Level 50
DewpiderDewpider
#751 / Water · Bug
Level 5
AraquanidAraquanid
#752 / Water · Bug
Level 1
AraquanidAraquanid
#752 / Water · Bug
Level 5

Learnt by TM

ButterfreeButterfree
#012 / Bug · Flying
BeedrillBeedrill
#015 / Bug · Poison
EkansEkans
#023 / Poison
ArbokArbok
#024 / Poison
OddishOddish
#043 / Grass · Poison
GloomGloom
#044 / Grass · Poison
VileplumeVileplume
#045 / Grass · Poison
VenonatVenonat
#048 / Bug · Poison
VenomothVenomoth
#049 / Bug · Poison
BellsproutBellsprout
#069 / Grass · Poison
WeepinbellWeepinbell
#070 / Grass · Poison
VictreebelVictreebel
#071 / Grass · Poison
TentacoolTentacool
#072 / Water · Poison
TentacruelTentacruel
#073 / Water · Poison
GrimerGrimer
#088 / Poison
Alolan GrimerGrimer
Alolan Grimer
#088 / Poison · Dark
MukMuk
#089 / Poison
Alolan MukMuk
Alolan Muk
#089 / Poison · Dark
GastlyGastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
HaunterHaunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
GengarGengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
ExeggcuteExeggcute
#102 / Grass · Psychic
ExeggutorExeggutor
#103 / Grass · Psychic
Alolan ExeggutorExeggutor
Alolan Exeggutor
#103 / Grass · Dragon
KoffingKoffing
#109 / Poison
WeezingWeezing
#110 / Poison
TangelaTangela
#114 / Grass
Mr. MimeMr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Fairy
MewMew
#151 / Psychic
LedybaLedyba
#165 / Bug · Flying
LedianLedian
#166 / Bug · Flying
SpinarakSpinarak
#167 / Bug · Poison
AriadosAriados
#168 / Bug · Poison
BellossomBellossom
#182 / Grass
HoppipHoppip
#187 / Grass · Flying
SkiploomSkiploom
#188 / Grass · Flying
JumpluffJumpluff
#189 / Grass · Flying
WooperWooper
#194 / Water · Ground
QuagsireQuagsire
#195 / Water · Ground
ShuckleShuckle
#213 / Bug · Rock
SlugmaSlugma
#218 / Fire
MagcargoMagcargo
#219 / Fire · Rock
BeautiflyBeautifly
#267 / Bug · Flying
DustoxDustox
#269 / Bug · Poison
SurskitSurskit
#283 / Bug · Water
MasquerainMasquerain
#284 / Bug · Flying
VolbeatVolbeat
#313 / Bug
IllumiseIllumise
#314 / Bug
GulpinGulpin
#316 / Poison
SwalotSwalot
#317 / Poison
SeviperSeviper
#336 / Poison
LileepLileep
#345 / Rock · Grass
CradilyCradily
#346 / Rock · Grass
BanetteBanette
#354 / Ghost
DuskullDuskull
#355 / Ghost
DusclopsDusclops
#356 / Ghost
HuntailHuntail
#367 / Water
GorebyssGorebyss
#368 / Water
KricketuneKricketune
#402 / Bug
Wormadam (Plant Cloak)Wormadam
Plant Cloak
#413 / Bug · Grass
Wormadam (Sandy Cloak)Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
#413 / Bug · Ground
Wormadam (Trash Cloak)Wormadam
Trash Cloak
#413 / Bug · Steel
MothimMothim
#414 / Bug · Flying
VespiquenVespiquen
#416 / Bug · Flying
ShellosShellos
#422 / Water
GastrodonGastrodon
#423 / Water · Ground
Mime Jr.Mime Jr.
#439 / Psychic · Fairy
SpiritombSpiritomb
#442 / Ghost · Dark
SkorupiSkorupi
#451 / Poison · Bug
DrapionDrapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
CarnivineCarnivine
#455 / Grass
TangrowthTangrowth
#465 / Grass
DusknoirDusknoir
#477 / Ghost
TympoleTympole
#535 / Water
PalpitoadPalpitoad
#536 / Water · Ground
SeismitoadSeismitoad
#537 / Water · Ground
VenipedeVenipede
#543 / Bug · Poison
WhirlipedeWhirlipede
#544 / Bug · Poison
ScolipedeScolipede
#545 / Bug · Poison
YamaskYamask
#562 / Ghost
CofagrigusCofagrigus
#563 / Ghost
TrubbishTrubbish
#568 / Poison
GarbodorGarbodor
#569 / Poison
SolosisSolosis
#577 / Psychic
DuosionDuosion
#578 / Psychic
ReuniclusReuniclus
#579 / Psychic
KarrablastKarrablast
#588 / Bug
EscavalierEscavalier
#589 / Bug · Steel
JoltikJoltik
#595 / Bug · Electric
GalvantulaGalvantula
#596 / Bug · Electric
ShelmetShelmet
#616 / Bug
AccelgorAccelgor
#617 / Bug
StunfiskStunfisk
#618 / Ground · Electric
GenesectGenesect
#649 / Bug · Steel
VivillonVivillon
#666 / Bug · Flying
PangoroPangoro
#675 / Fighting · Dark
BinacleBinacle
#688 / Rock · Water
BarbaracleBarbaracle
#689 / Rock · Water
GoomyGoomy
#704 / Dragon
SliggooSliggoo
#705 / Dragon
GoodraGoodra
#706 / Dragon
CutieflyCutiefly
#742 / Bug · Fairy
RibombeeRibombee
#743 / Bug · Fairy
MareanieMareanie
#747 / Poison · Water
ToxapexToxapex
#748 / Poison · Water
DewpiderDewpider
#751 / Water · Bug
AraquanidAraquanid
#752 / Water · Bug
SandygastSandygast
#769 / Ghost · Ground
PalossandPalossand
#770 / Ghost · Ground
MimikyuMimikyu
#778 / Ghost · Fairy