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Pursuit

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Dark 40 100% 20 0 Physical Single non-user

Description

Deals damage. If used on the same turn as the target switches out, or tries to flee in-game, this move has a priority of +7 and its Base Power increases to 80. If the user moves after a foe using U-turn or Volt Switch, but not Baton Pass, it will hit that foe before it leaves the field. If the user of Pursuit has Technician, the move's power is boosted if the opponent does not switch, but if it does switch, its power is no longer boosted. Power doubles and no accuracy check is done if the user hits a foe switching out, and the user's turn is over; if a foe faints from this, the replacement Pokemon does not become active until the end of the turn.

Competitive Use

Pursuit is the only way to "trap" an opponent that may want to flee, other than the abilities Arena Trap and Shadow Tag. For this reason, Pursuit alone can make a Ghost or Psychic typing a liability on a Pokemon. Pursuit can also be combined with Sucker Punch to give the opponent a truly frightening dilemma indeed: either attack and risk eating a Sucker Punch, or flee and get nailed by Pursuit. (A non-attacking move gets past this, though.) Tyranitar and Scizor are infamous in both Ubers and OU for using these moves, while Houndoom is a particularly effective user of it in UU thanks to Flash Fire blocking Will-O-Wisp from defensive Ghost-types and Mew. Honchkrow, Drapion, and Absol can also use Pursuit quite well in their respective tiers.

Related Moves

Crunch is a more reliable option that does not hit the opponent if they switch.

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Absol Dark RU Pressure / Super Luck / Justified 65 130 60 75 60 75 465
Accelgor Bug RU Hydration / Sticky Hold / Unburden 80 70 40 100 60 145 495
Aerodactyl Rock / Flying RU Rock Head / Pressure / Unnerve 80 105 65 60 75 130 515
Aipom Normal LC Run Away / Pickup / Skill Link 55 70 55 40 55 85 360
Altaria Dragon / Flying NU Natural Cure / Cloud Nine 75 70 90 70 105 80 490
Ambipom Normal UU Technician / Pickup / Skill Link 75 100 66 60 66 115 482
Arbok Poison NU Intimidate / Shed Skin / Unnerve 60 85 69 65 79 80 438
Ariados Bug / Poison NU Swarm / Insomnia / Sniper 70 90 70 60 60 40 390
Banette Ghost NU Insomnia / Frisk / Cursed Body 64 115 65 83 63 65 455
Beedrill Bug / Poison NU Swarm / Sniper 65 80 40 45 80 75 385
Bisharp Dark / Steel UU Defiant / Inner Focus / Pressure 65 125 100 60 70 70 490
Blitzle Electric LC Lightningrod / Motor Drive / Sap Sipper 45 60 32 50 32 76 295
Bouffalant Normal RU Reckless / Sap Sipper / Soundproof 95 110 95 40 95 55 490
Buizel Water LC Swift Swim / Water Veil 55 65 35 60 30 85 330
Cranidos Rock LC Mold Breaker / Sheer Force 67 125 40 30 30 58 350
Croagunk Poison / Fighting LC Anticipation / Dry Skin / Poison Touch 48 61 40 61 40 50 300
Crobat Poison / Flying UU Inner Focus / Infiltrator 85 90 80 70 80 130 535
Deoxys Psychic Uber Pressure 50 150 50 150 50 150 600
Deoxys-A Psychic Uber Pressure 50 180 20 180 20 150 600
Deoxys-S Psychic Uber Pressure 50 95 90 95 90 180 600
Diglett Ground LC Sand Veil / Arena Trap / Sand Force 10 55 25 35 45 95 265
Dodrio Normal / Flying NU Run Away / Early Bird / Tangled Feet 60 110 70 60 60 100 460
Doduo Normal / Flying LC Run Away / Early Bird / Tangled Feet 35 85 45 35 35 75 310
Drapion Poison / Dark RU Battle Armor / Sniper / Keen Eye 70 90 110 60 75 95 500
Druddigon Dragon RU Rough Skin / Sheer Force / Mold Breaker 77 120 90 60 90 48 485
Dugtrio Ground OU Sand Veil / Arena Trap / Sand Force 35 80 50 50 70 120 405
Dunsparce Normal NU Serene Grace / Run Away / Rattled 100 70 70 65 65 45 415
Dusclops Ghost UU Pressure 40 70 130 60 130 25 455
Dusknoir Ghost RU Pressure 45 100 135 65 135 45 525
Duskull Ghost LC Levitate 20 40 90 30 90 25 295
Ekans Poison LC Intimidate / Shed Skin / Unnerve 35 60 44 40 54 55 288
Emolga Electric / Flying NU Static / Motor Drive 55 75 60 75 60 103 428
Escavalier Bug / Steel RU Swarm / Shell Armor / Overcoat 70 135 105 60 105 20 495
Fearow Normal / Flying NU Keen Eye / Sniper 65 90 65 61 61 100 442
Floatzel Water NU Swift Swim / Water Veil 85 105 55 85 50 115 495
Furret Normal NU Run Away / Keen Eye / Frisk 85 76 64 45 55 90 415
Galvantula Bug / Electric RU Compoundeyes / Unnerve / Swarm 70 77 60 97 60 108 472
Golbat Poison / Flying NU Inner Focus / Infiltrator 75 80 70 65 75 90 455
Heatmor Fire NU Gluttony / Flash Fire / White Smoke 85 97 66 105 66 65 484
Heracross Bug / Fighting UU Swarm / Guts / Moxie 80 125 75 40 95 85 500
Hitmonchan Fighting RU Keen Eye / Iron Fist / Inner Focus 50 105 79 35 110 76 455
Hitmonlee Fighting RU Limber / Reckless / Unburden 50 120 53 35 110 87 455
Hitmontop Fighting UU Intimidate / Technician / Steadfast 50 95 95 35 110 70 455
Honchkrow Dark / Flying UU Insomnia / Super Luck / Moxie 100 125 52 105 52 71 505
Houndoom Dark / Fire UU Early Bird / Flash Fire / Unnerve 75 90 50 110 80 95 500
Houndour Dark / Fire LC Early Bird / Flash Fire / Unnerve 45 60 30 80 50 65 330
Joltik Bug / Electric LC Compoundeyes / Unnerve / Swarm 50 47 50 57 50 65 319
Karrablast Bug LC Swarm / Shed Skin / No Guard 50 75 45 40 45 60 315
Krookodile Ground / Dark UU Intimidate / Moxie / Anger Point 95 117 70 65 70 92 509
Larvitar Rock / Ground LC Guts / Sand Veil 50 64 50 45 50 41 300
Liepard Dark NU Limber / Unburden / Prankster 64 88 50 88 50 106 446
Lillipup Normal LC Vital Spirit / Pickup / Run Away 45 60 45 25 45 55 275
Linoone Normal NU Pickup / Gluttony / Quick Feet 78 70 61 50 61 100 420
Metagross Steel / Psychic OU Clear Body / Light Metal 80 135 130 95 90 70 600
Metang Steel / Psychic NU Clear Body / Light Metal 60 75 100 55 80 50 420
Munchlax Normal NU Pickup / Thick Fat / Gluttony 135 85 40 40 85 5 390
Murkrow Dark / Flying NU Insomnia / Super Luck / Prankster 60 85 42 85 42 91 405
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
Paras Bug / Grass LC Effect Spore / Dry Skin / Damp 35 70 55 45 55 25 285
Parasect Bug / Grass NU Effect Spore / Dry Skin / Damp 60 95 80 60 80 30 405
Patrat Normal LC Run Away / Keen Eye / Analytic 45 55 39 35 39 42 255
Pawniard Dark / Steel LC Defiant / Inner Focus / Pressure 45 85 70 40 40 60 340
Pelipper Water / Flying NU Keen Eye / Rain Dish 60 50 100 85 70 65 430
Pidgeot Normal / Flying NU Keen Eye / Tangled Feet / Big Pecks 83 80 75 70 70 91 469
Pidgey Normal / Flying LC Keen Eye / Tangled Feet / Big Pecks 40 45 40 35 35 56 251
Purrloin Dark LC Limber / Unburden / Prankster 41 50 37 50 37 66 281
Rampardos Rock NU Mold Breaker / Sheer Force 97 165 60 65 50 58 495
Raticate Normal NU Run Away / Guts / Hustle 55 81 60 50 70 97 413
Rattata Normal LC Run Away / Guts / Hustle 30 56 35 25 35 72 253
Sandile Ground / Dark LC Intimidate / Moxie / Anger Point 50 72 35 35 35 65 292
Sceptile Grass RU Overgrow / Unburden 70 85 65 105 85 120 530
Scizor Bug / Steel OU Swarm / Technician / Light Metal 70 130 100 55 80 65 500
Scolipede Bug / Poison NU Poison Point / Swarm / Quick Feet 60 90 89 55 69 112 475
Scyther Bug / Flying RU Swarm / Technician / Steadfast 70 110 80 55 80 105 500
Sentret Normal LC Run Away / Keen Eye / Frisk 35 46 34 35 45 20 215
Serperior Grass NU Overgrow / Contrary 75 75 95 75 95 113 528
Shelmet Bug LC Hydration / Shell Armor / Overcoat 50 40 85 40 65 25 305
Shuppet Ghost LC Insomnia / Frisk / Cursed Body 44 75 35 63 33 45 295
Skarmory Steel / Flying OU Keen Eye / Sturdy / Weak Armor 65 80 140 40 70 70 465
Skorupi Poison / Bug LC Battle Armor / Sniper / Keen Eye 40 50 90 30 55 65 330
Skuntank Poison / Dark NU Stench / Aftermath / Keen Eye 103 93 67 71 61 84 479
Slaking Normal NU Truant 150 160 100 95 65 100 670
Slakoth Normal LC Truant 60 60 60 35 35 30 280
Sneasel Dark / Ice NU Inner Focus / Keen Eye / Pickpocket 55 95 55 35 75 115 430
Snivy Grass LC Overgrow / Contrary 45 45 55 45 55 63 308
Snorlax Normal UU Immunity / Thick Fat / Gluttony 160 110 65 65 110 30 540
Spearow Normal / Flying LC Keen Eye / Sniper 40 60 30 31 31 70 262
Spinarak Bug / Poison LC Swarm / Insomnia / Sniper 40 60 40 40 40 30 250
Spiritomb Ghost / Dark RU Pressure / Infiltrator 50 92 108 92 108 35 485
Staraptor Normal / Flying BL Intimidate / Reckless 85 120 70 50 50 100 475
Starly Normal / Flying LC Keen Eye / Keen Eye 40 55 30 30 30 60 245
Stoutland Normal NU Intimidate / Sand Rush / Scrappy 85 100 90 45 90 80 490
Stunky Poison / Dark LC Stench / Aftermath / Keen Eye 63 63 47 41 41 74 329
Swablu Normal / Flying LC Natural Cure / Cloud Nine 45 40 60 40 75 50 310
Swellow Normal / Flying NU Guts / Scrappy 60 85 60 50 50 125 430
Taillow Normal / Flying LC Guts / Scrappy 40 55 30 30 30 85 270
Tauros Normal NU Intimidate / Anger Point / Sheer Force 75 100 95 40 70 110 490
Toxicroak Poison / Fighting OU Anticipation / Dry Skin / Poison Touch 83 106 65 86 65 85 490
Treecko Grass LC Overgrow / Unburden 40 45 35 65 55 70 310
Tyranitar Rock / Dark OU Sand Stream / Unnerve 100 134 110 95 100 61 600
Tyrogue Fighting LC Guts / Steadfast / Vital Spirit 35 35 35 35 35 35 210
Umbreon Dark UU Synchronize / Inner Focus 95 65 110 60 130 65 525
Venipede Bug / Poison LC Poison Point / Swarm / Quick Feet 30 45 59 30 39 57 260
Vespiquen Bug / Flying NU Pressure / Unnerve 70 80 102 80 102 40 474
Vigoroth Normal NU Vital Spirit 80 80 80 55 55 90 440
Watchog Normal NU Illuminate / Keen Eye / Analytic 60 85 69 60 69 77 420
Weavile Dark / Ice UU Pressure / Pickpocket 70 120 65 45 85 125 510
Wingull Water / Flying LC Keen Eye / Rain Dish 40 30 30 55 30 85 270
Yanmega Bug / Flying UU Speed Boost / Tinted Lens / Frisk 86 76 86 116 56 95 515
Zangoose Normal NU Immunity / Toxic Boost 73 115 60 60 60 90 458
Zebstrika Electric NU Lightningrod / Motor Drive / Sap Sipper 75 100 63 80 63 116 497
Zigzagoon Normal LC Pickup / Gluttony / Quick Feet 38 30 41 30 41 60 240
Zoroark Dark UU Illusion 60 105 60 120 60 105 510
Zorua Dark LC Illusion 40 65 40 80 40 65 330
Zubat Poison / Flying LC Inner Focus / Infiltrator 40 45 35 30 40 55 245