How To Get TM45 Attract in Pokémon Platinum

Finding TM45 on a ledge in Amity Square (Pokémon Platinum)

You can get TM45 Attract in two locations in Platinum:

  1. One copy is found on the ground in Amity Square in Hearthome City. Gaining admission into the Square requires you to have a “cute” Pokémon in your party.
  2. Unlimited copies can be purchased at the Battle Frontier. Each copy of the TM costs 32 BP.

Getting TM45 Attract

Location #1: Amity Square (Step-by-Step)

Amity Square on the map screen / Pokémon Platinum
Amity Square on the map screen

You can find one copy of TM45 Attract in Hearthome City’s Amity Square, which is a walkable park that only allows entry if you have a “cute” Pokémon in your party.

Acceptably cute Pokémon include any of the following:

  • Psyduck
  • Pachirisu
  • Drifloon
  • Buneary
  • Happiny
  • Clefairy
  • Pikachu
  • Jigglypuff (Requires National Pokédex)
  • Torchic (Requires National Pokédex)
  • Shroomish (Requires National Pokédex)
  • Skitty (Requires National Pokédex)
  • Turtwig
  • Grotle
  • Torterra
  • Chimchar
  • Monferno
  • Infernape
  • Piplup
  • Prinplup
  • Empoleon

Once you have one of the listed Pokémon with you in your party, you can enter Amity Square through the gate in the northwest corner of Hearthome City.

Heading northwest from Hearthome City’s Pokémon Center. / Pokémon Platinum
Heading northwest from Hearthome City’s Pokémon Center.
Entering Amity Square via the western gate. / Pokémon Platinum
Entering Amity Square via the western gate.

To get in, just walk through the entrance hall.

On the other side, an attendant will check to make sure you have a cute Pokémon with you.

Checking into Amity Square. / Pokémon Platinum
Checking into Amity Square.

Once you’re inside, head north from the front desk.

Moving northward. / Pokémon Platinum
Moving northward.

Keep going up until you see a small staircase leading to a sandy area. At this point don’t go up the stairs, and instead take a right to follow along the grass.

Taking a right turn. / Pokémon Platinum
Taking a right turn.

Keep going right until you hit a fountain, then head north up the staircase.

Going up the stairs near the fountain. / Pokémon Platinum
Going up the stairs near the fountain.

Once you’re up the stairs just walk to the right all the way down this small strip of land.

At the far eastern edge of this terrace is a Poké Ball item on the ground that contains TM45 Attract.

Obtaining TM45 Attract in Amity Square. / Pokémon Platinum
Obtaining TM45 Attract in Amity Square.

Location #2: The Battle Frontier

TM45 Attract’s second location on the map. / Pokémon Platinum
Battle Frontier’s location on the map.

Unlimited copies of TM45 Attract can also be purchased from the Battle Frontier’s Exchange Service Corner for 32 Battle Points (BP) each.

The Exchange Service Corner is just inside the Battle Frontier, which is the huge building to the northeast of the Pokémon Center in the Battle Zone’s Fight Area.

Entering the Battle Frontier from the Fight Area Pokémon Center. / Pokémon Platinum
Entering the Battle Frontier from the Fight Area Pokémon Center.

After entering the building, keep moving up through Entrance Hall and head through the door to the north.

Cutting through the entrance hall to the northern doorway. / Pokémon Platinum
Cutting through the entrance hall to the northern doorway.

In the middle of the Main Hall will be several kiosks making up a central marketplace. This is the Exchange Service Corner.

Speak to the clerk at the southeastern kiosk (the one with the red and white striped canopy).

Approaching the Battle Frontier’s TM seller. / Pokémon Platinum
Approaching the Battle Frontier’s TM seller.

Then just scroll through her inventory until you find the listing for TM45 Attract.

TM45 Attract’s listing at the Exchange Service Corner. / Pokémon Platinum
TM45 Attract’s listing at the Exchange Service Corner.

Each copy of TM45 Attract will cost 32 BP. You can only earn BP by fighting in the Battle Frontier’s various facilities.

Attract Details and Uses

In-game description of TM45 Attract. / Pokémon Platinum
In-game description of TM45 Attract.

Attract is a non-damaging Normal-type status move. If a Pokémon uses it on a target of the opposite gender, the opponent will become infatuated with the user and be less likely to attack them.

Attract Move Details
Type Normal
Category Status
Power
Accuracy 100%
PP 15 (max. 24)

Attract is a gimmicky, unreliable move that isn’t generally worth using in your party during a playthrough.

Its most glaring downside is that it won’t affect over half of the Pokémon in the game, since it fails against both same-gender and gender-unknown Pokémon (like Magnemite).

If Attract succeeds, it will hit the opponent with a debilitating 50% chance of wasting each turn due to infatuation.

But then the trainer can switch to a same-gender Pokémon to drop the condition and render Attract harmless.

If you just want to waste some of your opponent’s turns then a sleep-inducing move like Yawn or Hypnosis would have much better success.

The only selling point of Attract compared to similar moves is that nearly every Pokémon in the game can learn this TM. So if you have a specialty team in sore need of a status move, Attract can be an option.

Miscellaneous Info about Attract

  • Attract fails against Pokémon with the Oblivious Ability.
  • If a Pokémon becomes infatuated while holding a Mental Herb or an Eggant Berry, it will consume the item and cure itself of its infatuation.
  • If the Attract user infatuates a Pokémon holding a Destiny Knot, the user will also become infatuated with the target.
  • A copy of TM45 can be sold for 1500 PokéDollars.
  • If Attract is used in a Pokémon Contest, it will earn the user 2 Appeal Points and prevent the Voltage from going down in that turn.

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