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Curse
のろい Noroi
CurseVII.png
Introduced: Generation II
Battle Data
Type: Type Ghost.gif
Category: Type Status.gif
Power:
Accuracy: —%
PP: 10 (Max. 16)
Priority: 0
Contact: No
Contest Data
Contests (RSE)
Condition: Tough
Appeal: 3 ♥♥♥
Jam: 0
The next appeal can be made later the next turn.
Super Contests (DPPt)
Condition: Tough
Appeal: 0
Earn a higher score the later the Pokémon performs.
Contest Spectaculars (ORAS)
Condition: Tough
Appeal: 3 ♥♥♥
Jam: 0
Causes the user to move later on the next turn.

Curse is a move introduced in Generation II. It became a ghost-type move in Generation V. It was a ???-type move prior to that. It was also TM03 in Generation II.

Description

Games Description
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.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SWSH
A move that works differently for the Ghost type than for all other types.

Effect

In battle

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.

Learnset

By leveling up

Pokémon Type Egg groups Level
VI VII VIII
079.png Slowpoke water/psychic 1 1 1 1
080.png Slowbro water/psychic 1 1 1 1
092.png Gastly ghost/poison 16 16 (RSE)
13 (FRLG)
12 12
093.png Haunter ghost/poison 16 16 (RSE)
13 (FRLG)
12 12
094.png Gengar ghost/poison 16 16 (RSE)
13 (FRLG)
12 12
095.png Onix rock/ground 38 (PtHGSS) 46 (BW)
4 (B2W2)
199.png Slowking water/psychic 1 1 1 1
208.png Steelix steel/ground 38 (PtHGSS) 46 (BW)
4 (B2W2)
322.png Numel fire/ground 29 (B2W2)
323.png Camerupt fire/ground 29 (B2W2)
324.png Torkoal fire 7 12 12
353.png Shuppet ghost 20 13 13 (BW)
19 (B2W2)
354.png Banette ghost 1, 20 1, 13 1, 13 (BW)
19 (B2W2)
355.png Duskull ghost 34 30 30
356.png Dusclops ghost 34 30 30
377.png Regirock rock 17 17 17
378.png Regice ice 17 17 17
379.png Registeel steel 17 17 17
387.png Turtwig grass 17 17
388.png Grotle grass 17 17
389.png Torterra grass/ground 17 17
399.png Bidoof normal 45 (PtHGSS) 45
400.png Bibarel normal/water 53 (PtHGSS) 53
442.png Spiritomb ghost/dark 1 1
477.png Dusknoir ghost 30 30
562.png Yamask ghost 29
563.png Cofagrigus ghost 29
564.png Tirtouga rock/water 35
565.png Carracosta rock/water 35
597.png Ferroseed grass/steel 9
598.png Ferrothorn grass/steel 1, 9
607.png Litwick ghost/fire 43
608.png Lampent ghost/fire 45
616.png Shelmet bug 13
622.png Golett ground/ghost 40
623.png Golurk ground/ghost 40
708.png Phantump ghost/grass
709.png Trevevant ghost/grass
712.png Bergmite ice
713.png Avalugg ice
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

By breeding

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By TM

In Generation II, all Pokémon, except the following, can learn Curse via TM03:

Pokémon Type Egg groups Machine
II III IV V VI VII VIII
010.png Caterpie Bug Bug Unable
011.png Metapod Bug Bug Unable
013.png Weedle Bug/Poison Bug Unable
014.png Kakuna Bug/Poison Bug Unable
129.png Magikarp Water Water 2/Dragon Unable
201.png Unown Psychic Undiscovered Unable
202.png Wobbuffet Psychic Undiscovered Unable
235.png Smeargle Normal Field Unable
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Trivia

  • Curse is the only move that is ???-type.
  • With the exception of Hidden Power, Curse is the only move that's effect varies among users.

Gallery

Main games

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