Infestation (move)

Move data

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

Technical/Hidden Machine

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

Spinarak
#167 / Bug · Poison
Level 8
Ariados
#168 / Bug · Poison
Level 8
Volbeat
#313 / Bug
Level 50
Illumise
#314 / Bug
Level 50
Dewpider
#751 / Water · Bug
Level 5
Araquanid
#752 / Water · Bug
Level 1
Araquanid
#752 / Water · Bug
Level 5

Learnt by TM

Beedrill
#015 / Bug · Poison
Ekans
#023 / Poison
Arbok
#024 / Poison
Oddish
#043 / Grass · Poison
Gloom
#044 / Grass · Poison
Venonat
#048 / Bug · Poison
Venomoth
#049 / Bug · Poison
Grimer
#088 / Poison
Grimer
Alolan Grimer
#088 / Poison · Dark
Muk
#089 / Poison
Muk
Alolan Muk
#089 / Poison · Dark
Gastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
Haunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
Gengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Exeggutor
Alolan Exeggutor
#103 / Grass · Dragon
Tangela
#114 / Grass
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Ledyba
#165 / Bug · Flying
Ledian
#166 / Bug · Flying
Spinarak
#167 / Bug · Poison
Ariados
#168 / Bug · Poison
Hoppip
#187 / Grass · Flying
Wooper
#194 / Water · Ground
Shuckle
#213 / Bug · Rock
Slugma
#218 / Fire
Magcargo
#219 / Fire · Rock
Beautifly
#267 / Bug · Flying
Dustox
#269 / Bug · Poison
Surskit
#283 / Bug · Water
Volbeat
#313 / Bug
Illumise
#314 / Bug
Gulpin
#316 / Poison
Swalot
#317 / Poison
Lileep
#345 / Rock · Grass
Cradily
#346 / Rock · Grass
Banette
#354 / Ghost
Duskull
#355 / Ghost
Huntail
#367 / Water
Wormadam
Plant Cloak
#413 / Bug · Grass
Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
#413 / Bug · Ground
Wormadam
Trash Cloak
#413 / Bug · Steel
Mothim
#414 / Bug · Flying
Vespiquen
#416 / Bug · Flying
Shellos
#422 / Water
Spiritomb
#442 / Ghost · Dark
Skorupi
#451 / Poison · Bug
Drapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
Tympole
#535 / Water
Venipede
#543 / Bug · Poison
Scolipede
#545 / Bug · Poison
Yamask
#562 / Ghost
Escavalier
#589 / Bug · Steel
Joltik
#595 / Bug · Electric
Shelmet
#616 / Bug
Accelgor
#617 / Bug
Genesect
#649 / Bug · Steel
Vivillon
#666 / Bug · Flying
Binacle
#688 / Rock · Water
Goomy
#704 / Dragon
Goodra
#706 / Dragon
Cutiefly
#742 / Bug · Fairy
Ribombee
#743 / Bug · Fairy
Toxapex
#748 / Poison · Water
Dewpider
#751 / Water · Bug
Araquanid
#752 / Water · Bug
Mimikyu
#778 / Ghost · Fairy
Stakataka
#805 / Rock · Steel