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Curse
Curse
Battles
Type  Ghost
Category  Status
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat or Magic Bounce
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe
Self Ally
Affects the user
Availability
  • Not a TM, HM or Move Tutor move.

Curse (Japanese: のろい Curse/Slow) is a non-damaging Ghost-type move.

Effect

Curse acts differently depending on whether the user has the Ghost-type or not. If the user changes type before using Curse, Curse will obey the user's type at the time of the move's execution.

Ghost-type Pokémon

The user will lose half of its maximum HP (rounded down) and put a curse on the target. If the user has less than half of its maximum HP remaining, the move will execute fully but cause the user to faint. A cursed Pokémon will lose ¼ of its maximum HP at the end of each turn. The curse will remain until the Pokémon switches out or the battle ends. This move is not blocked by Protect or Detect.

The user does not lose HP if Curse misses (due to a move with a semi-invulnerable turn) or fails (due to the target already being affected by Curse).

Non-Ghost-type Pokémon

The user's Speed stat will drop by one stage and its Attack stat and Defense stat will rise by one stage each. Despite being an effect acting on the user, this move will fail if there are no opponents on the field.

Description

Description
A move that works differently for the Ghost type than for all the other types.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Egg Group Level
#022 022MS Nauseon PoisonIC Big Monster Amorphous 33
#063 063MS Conchilla NormalIC Big Water 3 Field 24
#064 064MS Haremit NormalIC Big
RockIC Big
Water 3 Field 24
#084 084MS Praeteur WaterIC Big Water 2 Water 2 8
#085 085MS Praestish WaterIC Big Water 2 Water 2 8
#102 102MS Tricient RockIC Big
SteelIC Big
Monster Mineral 33
#103 103MS Tricillion RockIC Big
SteelIC Big
Monster Mineral 33
#112 112MS Miasmer PoisonIC Big
SteelIC Big
Amorphous Amorphous 26
#113 113MS Miasmortor PoisonIC Big
SteelIC Big
Amorphous Amorphous 26
#115 115MS Hanginy GhostIC Big Undiscovered Undiscovered 18
#116 116MS Chancer GhostIC Big Fairy Amorphous 18
#117 117MS Unjoy GhostIC Big Fairy Amorphous 18
#146 146MS Scytill SteelIC Big
GhostIC Big
Undiscovered Undiscovered 20
#167 167MS Mirrostine SteelIC Big
GhostIC Big
Mineral Amorphous 41
#173 173MS Sprucifix GrassIC Big
GhostIC Big
Grass Human-Like 16
#189 189MS Phantash GhostIC Big Grass Mineral 33
#216 216MS Snugware ElectricIC Big
BugIC Big
Amorphous Bug 40
#219 219MS Embortion DarkIC Big
GhostIC Big
Amorphous Human-Like 45
#220 220MS Premantom DarkIC Big
GhostIC Big
Amorphous Human-Like 47
#235 235MS Spookster GhostIC Big Amorphous Amorphous 27
#236 236MS Spookeer GhostIC Big Amorphous Amorphous 27
#237 237MS Spookzilla GhostIC Big Amorphous Amorphous 27
#245 245MS Regirode RockIC Big
GhostIC Big
Undiscovered Undiscovered 86
#246 246MS Regimelt IceIC Big
GhostIC Big
Undiscovered Undiscovered 86
#247 247MS Regirust SteelIC Big
GhostIC Big
Undiscovered Undiscovered 86
#258 258MS Gnarrk WaterIC Big Water 1 Water 2 17
#259 259MS Corsharrk WaterIC Big Water 1 Water 2 17
#260 260MS Davyjaws WaterIC Big
FightingIC Big
Water 1 Water 2 17
#268 268MS Oogabuga BugIC Big
GrassIC Big
Bug Bug 36
#287 287MS Baloofang GhostIC Big Amorphous Amorphous 9
#368 368MS Sesquatch NormalIC Big
GhostIC Big
Human-Like Human-Like 24
#375 375MS Skeletroll GroundIC Big
GhostIC Big
Mineral Amorphous 34
#376 376MS Spookscare GroundIC Big
GhostIC Big
Mineral Amorphous 34
#377 377MS Goryannus GroundIC Big
GhostIC Big
Mineral Amorphous 34
  • Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
  • Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

By breeding

# Pokémon Type Egg Group Father
#022 022MS Nauseon PoisonIC Big Monster Amorphous 022MS102MS103MS112MS113MS167MS219MS220MS235MS236MS237MS287MS375MS376MS377MS
#102 102MS Tricient RockIC Big
SteelIC Big
Monster Mineral 022MS102MS103MS167MS189MS375MS376MS377MS
#112 112MS Miasmer PoisonIC Big
SteelIC Big
Amorphous Amorphous 022MS112MS113MS167MS219MS220MS235MS236MS237MS287MS375MS376MS377MS
#114 114MS Cacademon GroundIC Big
PoisonIC Big
Amorphous Amorphous 022MS112MS113MS167MS219MS220MS235MS236MS237MS287MS375MS376MS377MS
#115 115MS Hanginy GhostIC Big Undiscovered Undiscovered 022MS112MS113MS167MS219MS220MS235MS236MS237MS287MS375MS376MS377MS
#123 123MS Ogrelord DarkIC Big Human-Like Human-Like 173MS219MS220MS368MS
#155 155MS Faeriock RockIC Big Mineral Fairy 102MS103MS167MS189MS375MS376MS377MS
#187 187MS Sapleaf GrassIC Big Grass Mineral 102MS103MS167MS173MS189MS375MS376MS377MS
#255 255MS Hodtog FireIC Big Field Dragon 063MS064MS
#323 323MS Cansumor PoisonIC Big Amorphous Field 022MS063MS064MS112MS113MS167MS219MS220MS235MS236MS237MS287MS375MS376MS377MS
#344 344MS Hornigiri IceIC Big Mineral Human-Like 102MS103MS167MS173MS189MS219MS220MS368MS375MS376MS377MS
#364 364MS Pitayen GrassIC Big
DragonIC Big
Monster Dragon 022MS102MS103MS
#369 369MS Fireshi FireIC Big
PoisonIC Big
Amorphous Field 022MS063MS064MS112MS113MS167MS219MS220MS235MS236MS237MS287MS375MS376MS377MS
  • Egg moves are currently not implemented!
  • Pokémon marked with an asterisk (*) must have this move chain bred onto them.
  • Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
  • Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

By prior evolution

# Pokémon Type Egg Group Stage
#023 023MS Hazmate PoisonIC Big
FightingIC Big
Monster Amorphous 022MS
#024 024MS Ebolable PoisonIC Big
DarkIC Big
Monster Amorphous 022MS
  • Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
  • Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

Trivia

  • The Japanese name for Curse, のろい, means both curse and slow, and is a pun on the effects of the move.
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