Essentials

Pursuit

Dark physical

Generation 2

Summary

Has double power against, and can hit, Pokémon attempting to switch out.

Damage Dealt

  • Bug 1
  • Dark ½
  • Dragon 1
  • Electric 1
  • Fairy ½
  • Fighting ½
  • Fire 1
  • Flying 1
  • Ghost 2
  • Grass 1
  • Ground 1
  • Ice 1
  • Normal 1
  • Poison 1
  • Psychic 2
  • Rock 1
  • Steel 1
  • Water 1

Stats

Power
40; percentile 16.0
Accuracy
100%
PP
20, up to 32 with PP Up PP Up
Target
Selected Pokémon
Effect chance
n/a
Priority
0 (normal)

Machines

Generation 2
Not a TM
Generation 3
Not a TM
Generation 4
Not a TM
Generation 5
Not a TM
Generation 6
Not a TM

Effect

Inflicts regular damage. If the target attempts to switch out this turn before the user acts, this move hits the target before it leaves and has double power.

This effect can still hit a Pokémon that switches out when it has a Substitute up or when an ally has used Follow Me.

Meta

This reflects how the games treat moves and may be somewhat idealistic.

Flavor

Flavor Text

Generation 2
Gold, Silver, Crystal

Heavily strikes switching POKéMON.

Generation 3
Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald

Inflicts bad damage if used on a foe switching out.

FireRed, LeafGreen

An attack move that works especially well on a foe that is switching out.

Generation 4
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, SoulSilver

An attack move that inflicts double damage if used on a foe that is switching out of battle.

Generation 5
Black, White, Black 2, White 2

An attack move that inflicts double damage if used on a target that is switching out of battle.

Generation 6
X, Y

An attack move that inflicts double damage if used on a target that is switching out of battle.

Foreign Names

Japanese
おいうち (oiuchi)
Korean
따라가때리기
French
Poursuite
German
Verfolgung
Spanish
Persecución
Italian
Inseguimento
Czech
Pronásledování

Contests

Generation 3 Contest

Type
Smart
Appeal
♡♡
Jam
Flavor text
Badly startles all Pokémon that made good appeals.
Use after
None
Use before
None

Generation 4 Super Contest

Type
Smart
Appeal
Flavor text
Earn +3 if two Pokémon raise the Voltage in a row.
Use after
None
Use before
None

Similar moves

No other moves have the same effect as Pursuit.

Pokémon

Dark Pokémon get STAB, and have their types highlighted in green.

Pokémon with higher Attack are more suited to Pursuit's physical damage, and have the stat highlighted in green.

Generation 2 Ruby, Sapphire Emerald Colosseum
XD
FireRed, LeafGreen Diamond, Pearl Platinum
HeartGold, SoulSilver
Black, White Black 2, White 2 Generation 6 Pokémon Type Ability Gender Egg Group HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Total
Level up: Learned when a Pokémon reaches a certain level.
30 30 30 30 30 22 22 22 22 22 Beedrill Bug Poison Swarm
Sniper
½ male, ½ female Bug 65 90 40 45 80 75 395
27 27 27 27 27 13 13 13 13 13 Rattata Normal Run Away
Guts
Hustle
½ male, ½ female Field 30 56 35 25 35 72 253
30 30 30 30 30 13 13 13 13 13 Raticate Normal Run Away
Guts
Hustle
½ male, ½ female Field 55 81 60 50 70 97 413
25 19 19 19 19 13 13 13 13 13 Spearow Normal Flying Keen Eye
Sniper
½ male, ½ female Flying 40 60 30 31 31 70 262
26 26 26 26 26 13 13 13 13 13 Fearow Normal Flying Keen Eye
Sniper
½ male, ½ female Flying 65 90 65 61 61 100 442
9 9 9 9 9 19 19 19 19 19 Doduo Normal Flying Run Away
Early Bird
Tangled Feet
½ male, ½ female Flying 35 85 45 35 35 75 310
19 19 19 19 19 Dodrio Normal Flying Run Away
Early Bird
Tangled Feet
½ male, ½ female Flying 60 110 70 60 60 100 460
13 13 13 13 13 11 11 11 11 11 Hitmonchan Fighting Keen Eye
Iron Fist
Inner Focus
always male Human-Like 50 105 79 35 110 76 455
13 13 13 13 13 10 10 10 10 10 Hitmontop Fighting Intimidate
Technician
Steadfast
always male Human-Like 50 95 95 35 110 70 455
12 11 11 11 11 9 9 9 9 9 Scyther Bug Flying Swarm
Technician
Steadfast
½ male, ½ female Bug 70 110 80 55 80 105 500
12 11 11 11 11 9 9 9 9 9 Scizor Bug Steel Swarm
Technician
Light Metal
½ male, ½ female Bug 70 130 100 55 80 65 500
9 Scizor Mega Scizor Bug Steel Technician ½ male, ½ female Bug 70 150 140 65 100 75 600
26 26 26 26 19 15 15 15 15 15 Tauros Normal Intimidate
Anger Point
Sheer Force
always male Field 75 100 95 40 70 110 490
16 16 16 16 16 15 15 15 9 9 Umbreon Dark Synchronize
Inner Focus
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 95 65 110 60 130 65 525
30 30 30 30 30 Yanma Bug Flying Speed Boost
Compound Eyes
Frisk
½ male, ½ female Bug 65 65 45 75 45 95 390
30 30 30 30 30 Yanmega Bug Flying Speed Boost
Tinted Lens
Frisk
½ male, ½ female Bug 86 76 86 116 56 95 515
11 14 14 14 14 5 5 5 5 5 Murkrow Dark Flying Insomnia
Super Luck
Prankster
½ male, ½ female Flying 60 85 42 85 42 91 405
Honchkrow Dark Flying Insomnia
Super Luck
Moxie
½ male, ½ female Flying 100 125 52 105 52 71 505
26 24 24 24 31 25 25 24 10 10 Dunsparce Normal Serene Grace
Run Away
Rattled
½ male, ½ female Field 100 70 70 65 65 45 415
16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 Treecko Grass Overgrow
Unburden
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Dragon
40 45 35 65 55 70 310
17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 Grovyle Grass Overgrow
Unburden
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Dragon
50 65 45 85 65 95 405
17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 Sceptile Grass Overgrow
Unburden
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Dragon
70 85 65 105 85 120 530
43 43 43 43 34 34 34 30 30 Wingull Water Flying Keen Eye
Rain Dish
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Flying
40 30 30 55 30 85 270
25 25 25 25 22 22 22 12 12 Zangoose Normal Immunity
Toxic Boost
½ male, ½ female Field 73 115 60 60 60 90 458
27 27 27 27 25 25 25 25 25 Duskull Ghost Levitate
Frisk
½ male, ½ female Amorphous 20 40 90 30 90 25 295
27 27 27 27 25 25 25 25 25 Dusclops Ghost Pressure
Frisk
½ male, ½ female Amorphous 40 70 130 60 130 25 455
25 25 25 25 25 Dusknoir Ghost Pressure
Frisk
½ male, ½ female Amorphous 45 100 135 65 135 45 525
20 20 20 12 12 Absol Dark Pressure
Super Luck
Justified
½ male, ½ female Field 65 130 60 75 60 75 465
12 Absol Mega Absol Dark Magic Bounce ½ male, ½ female Field 65 150 60 115 60 115 565
32 32 32 32 28 28 28 23 23 Metang Steel Psychic Clear Body
Light Metal
genderless Mineral 60 75 100 55 80 50 420
32 32 32 32 28 28 28 23 23 Metagross Steel Psychic Clear Body
Light Metal
genderless Mineral 80 135 130 95 90 70 600
20 20 33 33 33 33 33 Normal Deoxys Psychic Pressure genderless Undiscovered 50 150 50 150 50 150 600
20 33 33 33 33 33 Deoxys Attack Deoxys Psychic Pressure genderless Undiscovered 50 180 20 180 20 150 600
20 33 33 33 33 33 Deoxys Speed Deoxys Psychic Pressure genderless Undiscovered 50 95 90 95 90 180 600
10 10 10 10 10 Cranidos Rock Mold Breaker
Sheer Force
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster 67 125 40 30 30 58 350
10 10 10 10 10 Rampardos Rock Mold Breaker
Sheer Force
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster 97 165 60 65 50 58 495
15 15 15 9 9 Vespiquen Bug Flying Pressure
Unnerve
always female Bug 70 80 102 80 102 40 474
10 10 10 18 18 Buizel Water Swift Swim
Water Veil
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Field
55 65 35 60 30 85 330
10 10 10 18 18 Floatzel Water Swift Swim
Water Veil
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Field
85 105 55 85 50 115 495
Spiritomb Ghost Dark Pressure
Infiltrator
½ male, ½ female Amorphous 50 92 108 92 108 35 485
16 16 Skorupi Poison Bug Battle Armor
Sniper
Keen Eye
½ male, ½ female Bug
Water 3
40 50 90 30 55 65 330
16 16 Drapion Poison Dark Battle Armor
Sniper
Keen Eye
½ male, ½ female Bug
Water 3
70 90 110 60 75 95 500
15 15 15 15 15 Croagunk Poison Fighting Anticipation
Dry Skin
Poison Touch
½ male, ½ female Human-Like 48 61 40 61 40 50 300
15 15 15 15 15 Toxicroak Poison Fighting Anticipation
Dry Skin
Poison Touch
½ male, ½ female Human-Like 83 106 65 86 65 85 490
29 Darkrai Dark Bad Dreams genderless Undiscovered 70 90 90 135 90 125 600
15 15 15 Purrloin Dark Limber
Unburden
Prankster
½ male, ½ female Field 41 50 37 50 37 66 281
15 15 15 Liepard Dark Limber
Unburden
Prankster
½ male, ½ female Field 64 88 50 88 50 106 446
22 22 22 Blitzle Electric Lightning Rod
Motor Drive
Sap Sipper
½ male, ½ female Field 45 60 32 50 32 76 295
22 22 22 Zebstrika Electric Lightning Rod
Motor Drive
Sap Sipper
½ male, ½ female Field 75 100 63 80 63 116 497
12 12 12 Venipede Bug Poison Poison Point
Swarm
Speed Boost
½ male, ½ female Bug 30 45 59 30 39 57 260
12 12 12 Whirlipede Bug Poison Poison Point
Swarm
Speed Boost
½ male, ½ female Bug 40 55 99 40 79 47 360
12 12 12 Scolipede Bug Poison Poison Point
Swarm
Speed Boost
½ male, ½ female Bug 60 100 89 55 69 112 485
5 5 5 Zorua Dark Illusion ⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 40 65 40 80 40 65 330
Zoroark Dark Illusion ⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 60 105 60 120 60 105 510
16 16 16 Emolga Electric Flying Static
Motor Drive
½ male, ½ female Field 55 75 60 75 60 103 428
Bouffalant Normal Reckless
Sap Sipper
Soundproof
½ male, ½ female Field 95 110 95 40 95 55 490
13 Honedge Steel Ghost No Guard ½ male, ½ female Mineral 45 80 100 35 37 28 325
13 Doublade Steel Ghost No Guard ½ male, ½ female Mineral 59 110 150 45 49 35 448
Shield Aegislash Steel Ghost Stance Change ½ male, ½ female Mineral 60 50 150 50 150 60 520
Aegislash Blade Aegislash Steel Ghost Stance Change ½ male, ½ female Mineral 60 150 50 150 50 60 520
Generation 2 Ruby, Sapphire Emerald Colosseum
XD
FireRed, LeafGreen Diamond, Pearl Platinum
HeartGold, SoulSilver
Black, White Black 2, White 2 Generation 6 Pokémon Type Ability Gender Egg Group HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Total
Egg: Appears on a newly-hatched Pokémon, if the father had the same move.
• • • • • • • • • Pidgey Normal Flying Keen Eye
Tangled Feet
Big Pecks
½ male, ½ female Flying 40 45 40 35 35 56 251
• • • • • • • • • Ekans Poison Intimidate
Shed Skin
Unnerve
½ male, ½ female Field
Dragon
35 60 44 40 54 55 288
• • • • • Nidoran♀ Poison Poison Point
Rivalry
Hustle
always female Monster
Field
55 47 52 40 40 41 275
• • • • • • • • • Zubat Poison Flying Inner Focus
Infiltrator
½ male, ½ female Flying 40 45 35 30 40 55 245
• • • • • • • • • Paras Bug Grass Effect Spore
Dry Skin
Damp
½ male, ½ female Bug
Grass
35 70 55 45 55 25 285
• • • • • • • • • Diglett Ground Sand Veil
Arena Trap
Sand Force
½ male, ½ female Field 10 55 25 35 45 95 265
• • • Tyrogue Fighting Guts
Steadfast
Vital Spirit
always male Undiscovered 35 35 35 35 35 35 210
• Rhyhorn Ground Rock Lightning Rod
Rock Head
Reckless
½ male, ½ female Monster
Field
80 85 95 30 30 25 345
• • • • • • • • • Aerodactyl Rock Flying Rock Head
Pressure
Unnerve
⅞ male, ⅛ female Flying 80 105 65 60 75 130 515
• Aerodactyl Mega Aerodactyl Rock Flying Tough Claws ⅞ male, ⅛ female Flying 80 135 85 70 95 150 615
• • • • • Munchlax Normal Pickup
Thick Fat
Gluttony
⅞ male, ⅛ female Undiscovered 135 85 40 40 85 5 390
• • • • • Snorlax Normal Immunity
Thick Fat
Gluttony
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster 160 110 65 65 110 30 540
• • • • • • • • • Sentret Normal Run Away
Keen Eye
Frisk
½ male, ½ female Field 35 46 34 35 45 20 215
• • • • • • • • • Spinarak Bug Poison Swarm
Insomnia
Sniper
½ male, ½ female Bug 40 60 40 40 40 30 250
• • • • • • • • • Aipom Normal Run Away
Pickup
Skill Link
½ male, ½ female Field 55 70 55 40 55 85 360
• • • • • Yanma Bug Flying Speed Boost
Compound Eyes
Frisk
½ male, ½ female Bug 65 65 45 75 45 95 390
• • • • • Heracross Bug Fighting Swarm
Guts
Moxie
½ male, ½ female Bug 80 125 75 40 95 85 500
• Heracross Mega Heracross Bug Fighting Skill Link ½ male, ½ female Bug 80 185 115 40 105 75 600
• • • • • Sneasel Dark Ice Inner Focus
Keen Eye
Pickpocket
½ male, ½ female Field 55 95 55 35 75 115 430
• • • • • • • • • Skarmory Steel Flying Keen Eye
Sturdy
Weak Armor
½ male, ½ female Flying 65 80 140 40 70 70 465
• • • • • • • • • Houndour Dark Fire Early Bird
Flash Fire
Unnerve
½ male, ½ female Field 45 60 30 80 50 65 330
• • • • • • • • • Larvitar Rock Ground Guts
Sand Veil
½ male, ½ female Monster 50 64 50 45 50 41 300
• • • • • • • • Zigzagoon Normal Pickup
Gluttony
Quick Feet
½ male, ½ female Field 38 30 41 30 41 60 240
• • • • • • • • Taillow Normal Flying Guts
Scrappy
½ male, ½ female Flying 40 55 30 30 30 85 270
• • • • • • • • Slakoth Normal Truant ½ male, ½ female Field 60 60 60 35 35 30 280
• • • • • • • • Swablu Normal Flying Natural Cure
Cloud Nine
½ male, ½ female Flying
Dragon
45 40 60 40 75 50 310
• • • • • Shuppet Ghost Insomnia
Frisk
Cursed Body
½ male, ½ female Amorphous 44 75 35 63 33 45 295
• • • • • Starly Normal Flying Keen Eye
Reckless
½ male, ½ female Flying 40 55 30 30 30 60 245
• • • • • Stunky Poison Dark Stench
Aftermath
Keen Eye
½ male, ½ female Field 63 63 47 41 41 74 329
• • • • • Skorupi Poison Bug Battle Armor
Sniper
Keen Eye
½ male, ½ female Bug
Water 3
40 50 90 30 55 65 330
• • • Snivy Grass Overgrow
Contrary
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field
Grass
45 45 55 45 55 63 308
• • • Patrat Normal Run Away
Keen Eye
Analytic
½ male, ½ female Field 45 55 39 35 39 42 255
• • • Lillipup Normal Vital Spirit
Pickup
Run Away
½ male, ½ female Field 45 60 45 25 45 55 275
• • • Sandile Ground Dark Intimidate
Moxie
Anger Point
½ male, ½ female Field 50 72 35 35 35 65 292
• • • Karrablast Bug Swarm
Shed Skin
No Guard
½ male, ½ female Bug 50 75 45 40 45 60 315
• • • Joltik Bug Electric Compound Eyes
Unnerve
Swarm
½ male, ½ female Bug 50 47 50 57 50 65 319
• • • Shelmet Bug Hydration
Shell Armor
Overcoat
½ male, ½ female Bug 50 40 85 40 65 25 305
• • • Druddigon Dragon Rough Skin
Sheer Force
Mold Breaker
½ male, ½ female Monster
Dragon
77 120 90 60 90 48 485
• • • Pawniard Dark Steel Defiant
Inner Focus
Pressure
½ male, ½ female Human-Like 45 85 70 40 40 60 340
• • • Heatmor Fire Gluttony
Flash Fire
White Smoke
½ male, ½ female Field 85 97 66 105 66 65 484

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