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Pursuit
(おいうち Pursuing Attack)
Pursuit VII
Introduced: Generation II
Battle Data
Type: Type Dark
Category: Type Physical
Power: 40
Accuracy: 100%
PP: 20 (Max. 32)
Priority: 0[1]
Contact: Yes
Affected by
Magic Coat: No
Bright Powder: Yes
Detect/Protect: Yes
Snatch: No
King's Rock: No
Contest Data
Contests (RSE)
Condition: Smart
Appeal: 2 ♥♥
Jam: 1
Badly startles all Pokémon that made good appeals.
Super Contests (DPPt)
Condition: Smart
Appeal: 1
Earn +3 if two Pokémon raise the Voltage in a row.
Contest Spectaculars (ORAS)
Condition: Clever
Appeal: 2 ♥♥
Jam: 1
Badly startles Pokémon that used a move of the same type.

Pursuit is a Dark-type move introduced in Generation II.

Description

Games Description
GSC Heavily strikes switching Pokémon.
RSE Inflicts bad damage if used on a foe switching out.
FRLG An attack move that works especially well against a foe that is switching out.
DPPtHGSS An attack move that inflicts double the damage if used on a foe that is switching out of battle.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
An attack move that inflicts double the damage if used on a target that is switching out of battle.
SMUSUM An attack move that causes double the damage if used on the opponent that is switching out of the battle.

Effect

In battle

Pursuit does damage to the target. If the target is about the switch out, Pursuit will be executed first, and will be doubled in power. In a Double Battle, Pursuit can target any Pokémon around the user. In a Triple Battle, Pursuit can only target a Pokémon that's adjacent to the user.

Learnset

By leveling up

Pokémon Type Level
II III IV V VI VII
015 Beedrill bug/poison 30 30 22 22 22 17
019 Rattata normal 27 27 13 13 13 13
019A Rattata dark/normal 13
020 Raticate normal 30 30 13 13 13 13
020A Raticate dark/normal 13
021 Spearow normal/flying 25 19 13 13 13 8
022 Fearow normal/flying 26 26 13 13 13 1, 8
056 Mankey fighting 12
057 Primeape fighting 12
084 Doduo normal/flying 19 9 19 19 19 (XY)
17 (ORAS)
15
085 Dodrio normal/flying 1, 19 1, 9 1, 19 1, 19 1, 19 (XY)
1, 17 (ORAS)
15
107 Hitmonchan fighting 13 13 11 11 11 1, 11
123 Scyther bug/flying 12 11 9 9 9 9
128 Tauros normal 26 26 (RSE)
19 (FRLG)
15 15 15 15
193 Yanma bug/flying 30 30 30 30
197 Umbreon dark 16 16 15 15 (BW)
9 (B2W2)
9 1, Evolve
198 Murkrow dark/flying 11 14 14 14 5 5
206 Dunsparce normal 26 24 (RSE)
31 (FRLG)
25 15 (BW)
10 (B2W2)
15 8
212 Scizor bug/steel 12 11 9 9 9 9
237 Hitmontop fighting 13 13 10 10 10 1, 10
252 Treecko grass 16 16 16 16 (XY)
17 (ORAS)
17
253 Grovyle grass 17 17 17 17 (XY)
18 (ORAS)
18
254 Sceptile grass 17 17 17 17 (XY)
18 (ORAS)
18
278 Wingull water/flying 43 34 34 (BW)
30 (B2W2)
30 (XY)
26 (ORAS)
26
335 Zangoose normal 25 22 22 (BW)
12 (B2W2)
12 12
355 Duskull ghost 27 25 25 25 (XY)
22 (ORAS)
22
356 Dusclops ghost 27 25 25 (BW)
22 (B2W2)
22 22
359 Absol dark 20 20 (BW)
12 (B2W2)
12 (XY)
10 (ORAS)
10
375 Metang steel/psychic 32 28 28 (BW)
23 (B2W2)
23 23
376 Metagross steel/psychic 32 28 28 (BW)
23 (B2W2)
23 23
386 Deoxys psychic 20 33 33 33 (XY)
25 (ORAS)
25
386B Deoxys psychic 20 33 33 33 (XY)
25 (ORAS)
25
386D Deoxys psychic 20 33 33 33 (XY)
25 (ORAS)
25
408 Cranidos rock 10 10 10 10
409 Rampardos rock 10 10 10 1, 10
416 Vespiquen bug/flying 15 15 (BW)
9 (B2W2)
9 9
418 Buizel water 10 10 (BW)
18 (B2W2)
18 18
419 Floatzel water 10 10 (BW)
18 (B2W2)
18 18
430 Honchkrow dark/flying 1 1 1 1
442 Spiritomb ghost/dark 1 1 1 1
451 Skorupi poison/bug 16 (B2W2) 16 16
452 Drapion poison/dark 16 (B2W2) 16 16
453 Croagunk poison/fighting 15 15 15 15
454 Toxicroak poison/fighting 15 15 15 15
469 Yanmega bug/flying 30 30 30 30
477 Dusknoir ghost 25 25 25 (XY)
22 (ORAS)
22
491 Darkrai dark 29 (DP)
509 Purrloin dark 15 15 15
510 Liepard dark 15 15 15
522 Blitzle electric 22 22 22
523 Zebstrika electric 22 22 22
543 Venipede bug/poison 12 12 12
544 Whirlipede bug/poison 12 12 12
545 Scolipede bug/poison 12 12 12
570 Zorua dark 5 5 6
571 Zoroark dark 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5
587 Emolga electric/flying 16 16 16
626 Bouffalant normal 1 1 1
587 Emolga electric/flying 16 16 16
679 Honedge steel/ghost 13 13
680 Doublade steel/ghost 13 13
681 Aegislash steel/ghost 1 1
734 Yungoos normal 7
735 Gumshoos normal 1, 7
739 Crabrawler fighting 13
740 Crabominable fighting/ice 1, 13
772 Type: Null normal 10
773 Silvally normal 10
802 Marshadow fighting/ghost 1
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

By breeding

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Gallery

Side games
  • Pursuit depicted in XD

References

  1. ^ Pursuit's priorty is normally 0, however if the target is about to switch out, its priority becomes +7