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Captivate

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Normal - 100% 20 0 - All enemies

Description

Lowers the target's Special Attack by two stages. A target is unaffected if both the user and the target are the same gender, or if either is genderless. Pokemon protected by Magic Coat or the ability Magic Bounce are unaffected and instead use this move themselves. Pokemon with the ability Oblivious are immune.

Competitive Use

Using Captivate competitively is certainly not recommended; the attack is neither reliable nor rewarding. Though the majority of Pokemon used on simulators are male, and as such Captivate may succeed more often than not when used by a female Pokemon, the move will still fail against the common genderless Pokemon, as well as against opponents who take care to use female Pokemon to prevent such a situation from occurring. Also, as previously mentioned, this attack is not especially effective even when it succeeds, since the opponent can simply switch out, negating the Special Attack drops.

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Butterfree Bug / Flying NU Compoundeyes / Tinted Lens 60 45 50 80 80 70 385
Chandelure Ghost / Fire UU Flash Fire / Flame Body / Shadow Tag 60 55 90 145 90 80 520
Cinccino Normal RU Cute Charm / Technician / Skill Link 75 95 60 65 60 115 470
Delcatty Normal NU Cute Charm / Normalize / Wonder Skin 70 65 65 55 55 70 380
Feebas Water LC Swift Swim / Adaptability 20 15 20 10 55 80 200
Finneon Water LC Swift Swim / Storm Drain / Water Veil 49 49 56 49 61 66 330
Froslass Ice / Ghost BL Snow Cloak / Cursed Body 70 80 70 80 70 110 480
Gardevoir Psychic NU Synchronize / Trace / Telepathy 68 65 65 125 115 80 518
Glameow Normal LC Limber / Own Tempo / Keen Eye 49 55 42 42 37 85 310
Gorebyss Water NU Swift Swim / Hydration 55 84 105 114 75 52 485
Gothita Psychic LC Frisk / Shadow Tag 45 30 50 55 65 45 290
Gothitelle Psychic BL Frisk / Shadow Tag 70 55 95 95 110 65 490
Gothorita Psychic NU Frisk / Shadow Tag 60 45 70 75 85 55 390
Igglybuff Normal LC Cute Charm / Friend Guard 90 30 15 40 20 15 210
Illumise Bug NU Oblivious / Tinted Lens / Prankster 65 47 55 73 75 85 400
Jynx Ice / Psychic NU Oblivious / Forewarn / Dry Skin 65 50 35 115 95 95 455
Lampent Ghost / Fire NU Flash Fire / Flame Body / Shadow Tag 60 40 60 95 60 55 370
Liepard Dark NU Limber / Unburden / Prankster 64 88 50 88 50 106 446
Litwick Ghost / Fire LC Flash Fire / Flame Body / Shadow Tag 50 30 55 65 55 20 275
Lumineon Water NU Swift Swim / Storm Drain / Water Veil 69 69 76 69 86 91 460
Luvdisc Water NU Swift Swim / Hydration 43 30 55 40 65 97 330
Mawile Steel NU Hyper Cutter / Intimidate / Sheer Force 50 85 85 55 55 50 380
Meowth Normal LC Pickup / Technician / Unnerve 40 45 35 40 40 90 290
Milotic Water UU Marvel Scale / Cute Charm 95 60 79 100 125 81 540
Miltank Normal NU Thick Fat / Scrappy / Sap Sipper 95 80 105 40 70 100 490
Minccino Normal LC Cute Charm / Technician / Skill Link 55 50 40 40 40 75 300
Nidoking Poison / Ground UU Poison Point / Rivalry / Sheer Force 81 92 77 85 75 85 495
Nidoqueen Poison / Ground UU Poison Point / Rivalry / Sheer Force 90 82 87 75 85 76 495
Nidoran-F Poison LC Poison Point / Rivalry / Hustle 55 47 52 40 40 41 275
Nidoran-M Poison LC Poison Point / Rivalry / Hustle 46 57 40 40 40 50 273
Ninetales Fire OU Flash Fire / Drought 73 76 75 81 100 100 505
Persian Normal NU Limber / Technician / Unnerve 65 70 60 65 65 115 440
Ponyta Fire LC Run Away / Flash Fire / Flame Body 50 85 55 65 65 90 410
Purrloin Dark LC Limber / Unburden / Prankster 41 50 37 50 37 66 281
Purugly Normal NU Thick Fat / Own Tempo / Defiant 71 82 64 64 59 112 452
Rapidash Fire NU Run Away / Flash Fire / Flame Body 65 100 70 80 80 105 500
Sableye Dark / Ghost UU Keen Eye / Stall / Prankster 50 75 75 65 65 50 380
Serperior Grass NU Overgrow / Contrary 75 75 95 75 95 113 528
Skitty Normal LC Cute Charm / Normalize / Wonder Skin 50 45 45 35 35 50 260
Smoochum Ice / Psychic LC Oblivious / Forewarn / Hydration 45 30 15 85 65 65 305
Snivy Grass LC Overgrow / Contrary 45 45 55 45 55 63 308
Spiritomb Ghost / Dark RU Pressure / Infiltrator 50 92 108 92 108 35 485
Stantler Normal NU Intimidate / Frisk / Sap Sipper 73 95 62 85 65 85 465
Vespiquen Bug / Flying NU Pressure / Unnerve 70 80 102 80 102 40 474
Wigglytuff Normal NU Cute Charm / Frisk 140 70 45 75 50 45 425
Wormadam Bug / Grass NU Anticipation / Overcoat 60 59 85 79 105 36 424
Wormadam-G Bug / Ground NU Anticipation / Overcoat 60 79 105 59 85 36 424
Wormadam-S Bug / Steel NU Anticipation / Overcoat 60 69 95 69 95 36 424
Zoroark Dark UU Illusion 60 105 60 120 60 105 510
Zorua Dark LC Illusion 40 65 40 80 40 65 330