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Physical Atk Elements vs Special Atk Elements

#1Sigmund05Posted 3/21/2014 11:14:27 PM
It's been a while since I last played pokemon so can someone refresh me which elements are based on physical atk and which are based on special atk.

Im just making a wild guess but is this right?

Special attack based:
Fire
Ice
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ghost
Fairy?
Ghost

Physical attack based:
Bug
Ground
Rock
Dragon
Dark
Normal
Flying
Poison
Steel

Please correct me if I'm wrong.
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#2Xynaxus64Posted 3/21/2014 11:20:10 PM
There can be physical or special attacks of any element. It really depends on the attack itself.
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#3Sigmund05(Topic Creator)Posted 3/21/2014 11:23:15 PM
Oh so it's not the way it was before then where certain elements where categorized into special or physical?

Is there a way to know if an elemental atk is physical or special atk based?
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#4Xynaxus64Posted 3/21/2014 11:26:26 PM
Yes, the attack will either be Special, Physical, or Status, depending on its "icon"
The orange/red icon means that the attack is physical.
The blue icon means that the attack is special.
The gray icon means that the attack is status.
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#5Sigmund05(Topic Creator)Posted 3/21/2014 11:32:58 PM
Thank you! That helps a lot! There are some small things in this game that I needed to figure out again. The last Pokemon I played was Fire Red so I had a lot of catching up to do in terms of new mechanics.
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#6Drevomega201Posted 3/22/2014 6:35:53 AM
Pikachu and Electivwire can be both physical and special attack. It all depends on really on the trainer.
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#7KillerMechanoidPosted 3/26/2014 2:45:54 AM
If you're talking about types before the Physical/Special split, then:

Physical:
Normal
Fighting
Poison
Ground
Flying
Bug
Rock
Ghost
Steel

Special:
Fire
Water
Electric
Grass
Ice
Psychic
Dragon
Dark

Fairy would probably have been Special if it existed then.