In Pokémon, there are lots of different moves used by different Pokémon. Every week, we shall focus the discussion on a different move, and there will be some base questions that would help you start this off. This week, Curse is chosen.
Generation 2 graced us with an exciting new TM: Curse. This move works differently depending on what type used it, meaning that a Ghost-type will cause the move to work differently. This move used to be the ???-type since it had the quirk of working that way, but it became a Ghost-type since, well, it works differently for Ghosts. It was a widespread move in Generation 2, since every Pokémon (who can learn TMs) can learn this move. It lost the TM status, but it is still a widespread move (although not as wide) that several users get, especially the slower Pokémon and of course, Ghost-types. The dual effect of this move is due to the Japanese term of this move, since it can mean both "slow" and "curse", depending on the context.
Here's the in-game description for this move:
Here are the usual possible questions about this move:Originally Posted by In-game Description (BW)
- How does certain Pokémon (who knows it) use this move? What kind of purpose would this move have for them (in the Pokémon World)?
- How could this move be used to aid a profession in the Pokémon World?
- Could this move realistically be used by any Pokémon who doesn't learn it normally? If yes, please explain your choices.
- How would this move be used in battling, realistically or video game-wise?
Other questions (You could ask other critical questions beyond the listed):
- Why is it that non-Ghosts using this move become stronger (Attack and Defence up)?
- Normally, Curse is found on slow users due to its name. Why is it that even agile users even get to learn this move?
- How does Ghost-types cause this move to have a different effect?
- Of all the Ghost-types, Golurk least resembles a ghost. Besides the Ghost-type, why is it that it executes the health-draining effect when this move is used?
Here are the current users of this move (put in Spoiler tag due to the large list):
Thanks for reading, and happy discussing!
~ The General Pokémon Forum Staff
For every four weeks, users get to vote for the next Move-of-the-Week. To narrow down the selection of potential moves, a criteria for the next move would be placed. If you want to vote, at least contribute to the topic in hand (because this topic is about the current move, not about voting for the next move). If you posted just to vote, your vote won't be considered.
One more thing: if a move is already covered in a past Move-of-the-Week, then it won't be considered, so make sure to check the list to see if the move you wish to vote had already been covered.
Criterion for next move: Move with an accuracy of lower than 75%, excluding moves with exactly 75% accuracy.