Forget what was in the previous generations - some things have changed
For one, each type is not physical or special. Moves that fall under a certain type can be either physical or special. Type does not indicate special or physical moves anymore. Therefore, whatever it is in the move description indicates where the power comes from - physical or special. To answer your question, ignore the types, and if the symbol next to the move is the physical one, then it takes its power from the attack stat. If it is the special icon, then its power comes from the pokemon's special attack.
From: rmac5 | Posted: 7/13/2009 10:48:00 PM | #009 OK. That's what I thought. My Marstomp has a much higher attack, so surf and ice beam aren't effective on it. Likewise, my Weavile has extremely high attack vs. special attack, so its ice moves stink. I just wanted to double check with everyone. Thanks, y'all.
Marshtromp Waterfall - physical water attack, so it gets its power from its high attack.
Weavile Ice Punch - Even though Alakazam could use this effectively in the past, this is not a physical move, so pokemon like Weavile (with a high attack) can use this effectively.
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