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(まとわりつく Follow About)
General Information
Type: Type Bug.gif
Generation: VI
Battle Data
Category Special
Power: 20
Accuracy: 100
PP: 20*
Effects: Adjacent target
Secondary Effect: Damage over Time
Traps target
Priority: No
Contact: Yes
Affected by
Magic Coat: No
Bright Powder: Yes
Protect/Detect: Yes
Snatch: No
King's Rock: Yes

Infestation (Japanese: まとわりつく Follow About) is a Bug-type move introduced in the Generation VI games, Pokémon X and Y. It is also known as TM83 in Generation VI.

Game info


In battle

Infestation inflicts damage upon the target. For four (4) to five (5) turns, 1/8 of the target's maximum HP is dealt. This move also traps the target, preventing them from switching out or escaping battle. However, the trap can be removed if the Pokémon knows the move Rapid Spin.

If in a wild Pokémon battle the wild Pokémon uses this move, the player is able to flee if the Pokémon affected by Infestation has the ability Run Away or is holding the item Smoke Ball. The only way to switch the Pokémon that has been targeted by Infestation out is through the use of the item Shed Shell.

If the user using the move Infestation is holding the item Grip Claw, the move is guaranteed to last five (5) turns (the maximum amount of turns). If the user is holding the item Binding Band, the damage dealt each turn is increased from 1/8 of the target's maximum HP to 1/6.

Outside of battle

Infestation has no affect outside of battle.


Version(s) Description
X/Y The target is infested and attacked for four to five turns. The target can't flee during this time.



Sprite Pokémon Type
012.png Butterfree Bug/Flying
015.png Beedrill Bug/Poison
023.png Ekans Poison
024.png Arbok Poison
043.png Oddish Grass/Poison
044.png Gloom Grass/Poison
045.png Vileplume Grass/Poison
182.png Bellossom Grass
048.png Venonat Bug/Poison
049.png Venomoth Bug/Poison
069.png Bellsprout Grass/Poison
070.png Weepinbell Grass/Poison
071.png Victreebel Grass/Poison
072.png Tentacool Water/Poison
073.png Tentacruel Water/Poison
088.png Grimer Poison
089.png Muk Poison
092.png Gastly Ghost/Poison
093.png Haunter Ghost/Poison
094.png Gengar Ghost/Poison
102.png Exeggcute Grass/Psychic
109.png Koffing Poison
110.png Weezing Poison
439.png Mime Jr. Psychic/Fairy
114.png Mr. Mime Psychic/Fairy
151.png Mew Psychic
165.png Ledyba Bug/Flying
166.png Ledian Bug/Flying
167.png Spinarak Bug/Poison
168.png Ariados Bug/Poison
187.png Hoppip Grass/Flying
188.png Skiploom Grass/Flying
189.png Jumpluff Grass/Flying
194.png Wooper Water/Ground
195.png Quagsire Water/Ground
213.png Shuckle Bug/Rock
218.png Slugma Fire
219.png Magcargo Fire/Rock
267.png Beautifly Bug/Flying
269.png Dustox Bug/Poison
283.png Surskit Bug/Water
284.png Masquerain Bug/Flying
316.png Gulpin Poison
317.png Swalot Poison
336.png Seviper Poison
345.png Lileep Rock/Grass
346.png Cradily Rock/Grass
354.png Banette Ghost
355.png Duskull Ghost
356.png Dusclops Ghost
477.png Dusknoir Ghost
367.png Huntail Water
368.png Gorebyss Water
413.png Wormadam
Plant Cloak
414.png Mothim Bug/Flying
416.png Vespiquen Bug/Flying
422.png Shellos Water
423.png Gastrodon Water/Ground
442.png Spiritomb Ghost/Dark
451.png Skorupi Poison/Bug
452.png Drapion Poison/Dark
455.png Carnivine Grass
465.png Tangrowth Grass
535.png Tympole Water
536.png Palpitoad Water/Ground
537.png Seismitoad Water/Ground
543.png Venipede Bug/Poison
544.png Whirlipede Bug/Poison
545.png Scolipede Bug/Poison
562.png Yamask Ghost
563.png Cofagrigus Ghost
568.png Trubbish Poison
569.png Garbodor Poison
577.png Solosis Psychic
578.png Duosion Psychic
579.png Reuniclus Psychic
588.png Karrablast Bug
589.png Escavalier Bug/Steel
595.png Joltik Bug/Electric
596.png Galvantula Bug/Electric
616.png Shelmet Bug
617.png Accelgor Bug
618.png Stunfisk Ground/Electric
666.png Vivillon Bug/Flying
675.png Pangoro Fighting/Dark
688.png Binacle Rock/Water
689.png Barbaracle Rock/Water
704.png Goomy Dragon
705.png Sliggoo Dragon
706.png Goodra Dragon
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

In the anime

Infestation has not yet appeared in the anime.

In the manga

Infestation has not yet appeared in the manga.