i never find use in anything that changes stats exept accuracy or evasivness, i know alot of people "setup" their mons, but i just see it as a missed turn.
also protect, theres 2 uses for that, a cheap block for moves that charge, and to stall and let badly poisoned buld up, and i still look at it as a missed attack
Curse (Ghost-type) is a move that backfires too easily. It costs the user half of its total HP, thus making it easier to get knocked out or knocking itself out if it has already taken damage, and the effect on the foe can easily be cancelled by switching out.
^What he said. Curse. Not sure why they made that move. Is Pokemon trying to encourage suicide? o_o
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Not really, because if the Ghost Pokemon uses Curse to deplete half its HP and its target attacks, the ghost can easily be knocked out with one hit. Then, even if it used Mean Look to trap its target in the battle, its effect will be cancelled out once the user falls.
Curse is a wonderful ingame move against gym leaders or other powerful trainers. They won't switch most of the time. You just have to know how to use it. Saved my butt tons of times.
Most moves I think are wrongly typed are due to semantic reasons.
Earthquake, Thunder, Blizzard, Sandstorm etc etc. An individual organism should not be able to cause natural occurring events.
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Gengar now, it's got barely any HP and you'll definatley survive my next attack. CURSE. So I atleast deal 1/4 of your HP, so it makes it easier for my sweeper I'm gonna switch out.
tl;dr: Call me the WeeabooBane
Heart Gold - 3997 0625 9078 (Shakail)
Platinum - 1334 1797 6677 (Dain)
Earthquake - The movement of tectonic plates
Blizzard - Cold Air, Moisture, and Warm air rising over cold air, a individual pokemon would not be able to produce these by themselves.
Sandstorm - Sandstorms are caused by strong winds blowing over loose soil or sand, and picking up so much of that material that visibility is reduced....Pokemon could do this is a desert, but not anywhere else.
Not possible by Pokemon, therefore are badly named. But then again this is a fictional universe, so anything is possible to the extent of Human imagination.
All moves have some use, IMO. Non-Ghost Curse is a very useful move for Pokémon with a low base Speed stat, and Ghost Curse can actually give you something like a last-resort weapon.
However, there are 2 moves which are totally pointless IMO:
Last Resort: I don't know what to think of this; It can be used as a finishing blow, but nothing really special.
Splash: Do I even need to explain this?
This is all based on my own opinion, so some people might disagree. I don't care.
Everything is possible in the game of life.
Spiderweb, since Ariados gets Mean Look anyway. I think we could safely take Fury Attack, Fury Swipes, and Doubleslap and eliminate two of them from existence. Same goes for any other moves have the same type and effect as another move- do we really need leer AND tail whip? Or foresight and odor sleuth? Or spore and sleep powder? I mean I know there's the accuracy thing but still...
There are countless wrongly typed moves. For one thing, Game Freak needs to decide whether the word "Shadow" applies to ghosts or dark types. Shadow Claw is dark, Shadow Ball is ghost... I think Shadow Punch is ghost? I don't get how U-Turn has anything to do with bugs. Same with Silver Wind. I like that they finally gave bugs some good moves, just not that they made them weird for bugs.
Imo it doesn't seem to fit into any other type as well.I don't get how U-Turn has anything to do with bugs.
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