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|The next appeal can be made later the next turn.|
|Earn a higher score the later the Pokémon performs.|
|Causes the user to move later on the next turn.|
|GSC||Works differently for ghost-types.|
|RSE||A move that functions differently for Ghosts.|
|FRLG||A move that works differently for the Ghost-type and the other types.|
|DPPtHGSS||A move that works differently for the Ghost type than for all the other types.|
|A move that works differently for the Ghost type than for all other types.|
Curse works differently for Ghost types than for other types. When Curse is used by a Ghost-type Pokémon, it will cause the user to lose half of its HP to afflict a curse on the target. This curse will cause the afflicted Pokémon to lose HP that is equal to 1/4 the amount of points of their max HP at the end of every turn. However, when Curse is used by a Pokémon that isn't a Ghost type, it will lower the user's Speed by 1 stage, but will raise the user's Attack and Defense by 1 stage each.
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|Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.|
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
- Curse is the only official move that is ??? type.
- With the exception of Hidden Power, Curse is the only move that has its effect vary among users.
- The move Curse appears to be a pun based on its Japanese name. "Noroi" can be interpreted as either "curse" or "slow", explaining why it curses when used by Ghost-type Pokémon but lowers the Speed stat when used by non-Ghost-type Pokémon.
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