Catch the evils and punish! Hold Tight!
Embrace (ほうよう, Houyou?), also known as Hug and Hold Tight, is a recurring ability in the series. It often inflicts the Petrify status, but sometimes also restores some or all HP while doing so, or just restores HP without inflicting the status, and is generally used by enemies only.
Embrace is an ability used by Moonmaiden, Zeromus EG, and Elite Soldier, and inflicts Petrify to one target in all versions but the 3D remakes, in which the character is fully healed before Petrify is inflicted.
Embrace is an ability used by Scholar's pet fairies Eos and Selene, to restore the HP of one party member. This ability is normally used autonomously, but can be directed manually via the Pet Hotbar.
Embrace is a dummied enemy ability that was to be used by a Lucavi, which would have inflicted the Immobilize status with a 100% success rate to one target with a range of 5 and a vertical reach of 0.