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Is this true about attract?

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Actually if a non gendered Pokemon uses attract on another non gendered Pokemon (Mew to cryogonal) It will work.
commented 20 hours ago by Denny-Jo Miller
Really?
That's pretty cool.
commented 20 hours ago by Leafseryyx
Rare scene right there.
commented 9 hours ago by itsmarcachu

The comments I found is here: http://pokemondb.net/pokebase/207405/can-mew-learn-every-tm

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No, definitely not. Attract will never work on a genderless Pokemon, so that wouldn't work.

>If the target is the opposite gender of the Pokémon who launched the move, the target becomes infatuated. If the move is used on a Pokémon that is the same gender as the user or is genderless, it will fail. If the foe Pokémon holds a Destiny Knot and then becomes infatuated, the user will fall under the same effect. Unlike most status moves, this move will affect a target with a substitute.

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Chiming in to confirm that I've personally tried this (in HG/SS, but I highly doubt it would have changed) and it didn't work.
I've been lied to. ಠ_ಠ
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No, that's untrue. A Genderless Pokemon using Attract will fail under all circumstances.

>If the move is used on a Pokémon that is the same gender as the user or is genderless, it will fail.

Bulbapedia

>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.

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