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How did attack/special attack work before the physical/special split?

#1brawlfanPosted 10/12/2011 5:49:00 PM
I'm starting to play emerald, and I want to make a good team, but I only started to play competitively in HG/SS.
#2Vile_WeavilePosted 10/12/2011 5:54:21 PM
The type of the move determined physical/specialness.

Normal: Physical
Fire: Special
Water: Special
Ice: Special
Grass: Special
Poison: Physical
Rock: Physical
Ground: Physical
Psychic: Special
Fighting: Physical
Electric: Special
Bug: Physical
Dark: Special
Ghost: Physical
Steel: Physical
Dragon: Special
Flying: Physical
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#3MuteProtagonistPosted 10/12/2011 5:56:14 PM(edited)
EDIT: Nvm. ^ His post is bestest.
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#4neb555Posted 10/12/2011 8:31:57 PM
An easier way to remember it is that the Evolutions of Eevee (+dragon) represent the always special types, everything else is physical.
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#5Miggi3Fr3shPosted 10/12/2011 9:49:49 PM
I completely forgot that all Dragon moves were special before the split lol
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#6RTC3Posted 10/12/2011 9:51:23 PM
yeah back then salamence had to do with hp flying LMAO
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#7SaintparaPosted 10/12/2011 10:04:04 PM
Ohhh the days when Shadow Ball was physical and Crunch was special.
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#8WhiteBIackflamePosted 10/12/2011 10:25:53 PM
C/D: You used to run Alakazam with Psychic and the elemental punches before the special split.
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#9phoenixflame95Posted 10/12/2011 10:52:33 PM
Hah! I was gonna mention the Eevee thing as well, then rant about how a Dragon type Eevee must be made! ;)
#10tsunamisurfer08Posted 10/12/2011 11:21:15 PM
WhiteBIackflame posted...
C/D: You used to run Alakazam with Psychic and the elemental punches before the special split.

Two punches+Recover.
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