The only copy of TM78 Captivate can be found on Route 204, just south of Floaroma Town. You’ll need to speak with a woman deep within a cluster of trees to get the TM.
You will also have to use Cut to access this NPC’s location, which means you will first need to have defeated Gym Leader Gardenia in Eterna City.
Captivate is a non-damaging, Normal-type status move. When the user performs it on a Pokémon of the opposite gender, it will lower that Pokémon’s Special Attack stat by two stages.
TM78 Captivate Location (Step-by-Step)
Now make your way to Floaroma Town to get started.
And with the Pokémon that knows Cut in your party, exit through the southern entrance of Floaroma, leading onto Route 204.
Follow the dirt path to the east, and use Cut on the thin tree in the northeast corner.
Keep walking east past the tree you just cut.
At the end of this hidden path, you will find the female NPC that gives you TM78 Captivate.
Captivate Details + Uses
Captivate is a Normal-type move that does not inflict any damage; rather, it lowers the target Pokémon’s Special Attack stat by two stages—but only if the target Pokémon is the opposite gender of the user.
|Captivate Move Details|
|PP||20 (max. 32)|
Captivate works on all adjacent, opposite-gender opponents, making it potentially more useful in double battles.
Pokémon with unknown genders (such as Magnemite) and Pokémon with the Oblivious Ability are unaffected by this move.
Tip: When competing in a Pokémon Contest in the Cute category, Captivate has an appeal of four.