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JKLAZ
July 14th, 2008, 09:00 AM
Like wich moves are considered special attacks?

Syn
July 14th, 2008, 09:04 AM
Moves like flamethrower and Ice beam.

JKLAZ
July 14th, 2008, 09:06 AM
Well how do you tell if one is a special move?

Some of my guys have a really high sp attack and i dont know wich moves to use

EDIT: does it mean physical,other, and special?

Syn
July 14th, 2008, 09:10 AM
Moves that require you to touch the opponet(ie. meteor mash,body slam) are physical

Moves that dont(ie. Signal beam Aeroblast ) are special. or you could check Serebii's attack dex

JKLAZ
July 14th, 2008, 09:11 AM
Yeah i knew about physical and special but i didnt realize that speacial attacks were actually related to your sp. attack stat. thanks

Blazekick doom
July 14th, 2008, 09:12 AM
Oh I thought that Special Attack was the power of a critical hit. -_-'

Syn
July 14th, 2008, 09:13 AM
No...its how powerful special moves are.

Blazekick doom
July 14th, 2008, 09:15 AM
Whoops I feel dumb now that I always thought that.

Freestyle Farfetch'd
July 14th, 2008, 09:36 AM
Pre D/P, Dark, Dragon, Electric, Fire, Grass, Ice, Psychic and Water attacks were counted as Special Attacks, and their power was based off the Sp. Atk. stat. Now, in D/P, any type of move can be either, check it's icon in you're Pokemon's summary. If it's got a red icon with a yellow-explosion-thingy it's physical, and uses the attack stat, and if it's a blue icon with a ripple in it, it's a special attack, using the sp. atk. stat. The beige icon indicates that the attack doesn't do damage.

.emerald
July 14th, 2008, 08:56 PM
All Pokémon have six statistics (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statistic_%28role-playing_games%29) (colloquially called “stats”) which affect their performance in battle. These are HP, Attack, Defense, Special Attack, Special Defense, and Speed. In the first generation games (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pok%C3%A9mon_%28video_games%29#Game_Boy_era), Special Attack and Special Defense were combined into one statistic called Special.


Special Attack: Similar to Attack, determines the power of a Pokémon's special attacks.
Hope these helps!!!!

kohei
July 15th, 2008, 04:56 AM
Is your Pokemon punching an opponent?
If YES, he is performing a Physical Attack. If NO, proceed to next question.

V

Is your Pokemon shooting lazers?
If YES, he is performing a Special Attack. If NO, he is either performing a Support Move, or is slacking off.

.emerald
July 15th, 2008, 04:59 AM
Is your Pokemon punching an opponent?
If YES, he is performing a Physical Attack. If NO, proceed to next question.

V

Is your Pokemon shooting lazers?
If YES, he is performing a Special Attack. If NO, he is either performing a Support Move, or is slacking off.

Very creative there,i think he will understand^_^"!

Cassino
July 15th, 2008, 05:55 AM
Is your Pokemon punching an opponent?
If YES, he is performing a Physical Attack. If NO, proceed to next question.

V

Is your Pokemon shooting lazers?
If YES, he is performing a Special Attack. If NO, he is either performing a Support Move, or is slacking off.
LOL. xD I'm quoting that. :D


I do wonder though, how does one decide exactly what is physical and special (without using the internet for info)?
To me, something like Meteor Mash (said by PhantomSyndrome here to be physical) sounds like something where the Pokemon makes meteors rain down from the sky onto the opponent. It also makes me think of mashed potato.

Cyndaquil
July 15th, 2008, 11:04 AM
Kohei :3

How about i.e. Fire Punch? It may cause burn and it's fire stuff, i.e. special. But it's a punch, can you get any more physical? :\

Gooberdued
July 15th, 2008, 12:35 PM
Fire Punch is physical. It tells you in the game. *is confused at thread*

List of all special attacks (http://www.serebii.net/attackdex-dp/special.shtml)