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User avatar #1 - swampert (12/05/2012) [-]
Until gen 4 those moves were all special attacks and therefore awful on Hitmonchan
User avatar #20 to #1 - bloodbendbros (12/06/2012) [-]
Because I first played Pokemon when I was 4, until a few years ago, I used to think that I imagined the old att sp.att system. I'm glad that I'm not crazy.
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User avatar #15 to #5 - lospussy (12/06/2012) [-]
Special: Dark, Fire, Water, Electric, Grass, Dragon, Psychic, Ice

Physical : Steel, rock, normal, ghost, fighting, poison, bug, flying, ground

In Gens 1-3 these moves have been always like this
User avatar #11 to #5 - Aro (12/06/2012) [-]
Not in the old games. They did a retroactive change at some point and made them physical.
User avatar #12 to #11 - silverflame (12/06/2012) [-]
My apologies then, I seem to have forgotten. It has been years since I turned on my Gameboy Color
User avatar #4 to #1 - mcstorms (12/05/2012) [-]
how the hell were they special?
User avatar #6 to #4 - jewstorm (12/05/2012) [-]
Before 4th Gen came out. All Electric, Water, Fire, Dragon, and Psychic Type moves were considered special. This is why many people preferred Hitmonlee over Hitmonchan. By the time Hitmonchan was even useful, other Pokemon from 4th gen trumped over him.
User avatar #24 to #6 - TheSock (12/06/2012) [-]
i always figured that special attacks were the ones that didn't make contact, i.e surf, razor leaf.
and physical were ones that did make contact...wasn't it like in gen 2 forward?
if so, not all of one type of move could be considered special
User avatar #71 to #24 - swampert (12/06/2012) [-]
Yes they started doing that in gen 4. I have no idea why it took so long
User avatar #72 to #71 - TheSock (12/07/2012) [-]
i thought that it was gen 2 forward o.o
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User avatar #9 to #8 - jewstorm (12/06/2012) [-]
Fire,Water,Grass,Ice,Electric,Dragon,Dark,Psychic Were are the Special. Sorry I left out some moves.
#13 to #9 - ragged (12/06/2012) [-]
Dark was physical. You were right the first time.
User avatar #16 to #13 - lospussy (12/06/2012) [-]
dark was special actually and also why mirrorcoat could work against a bite but still won't affect dark types
#2 to #1 - anonymous (12/05/2012) [-]
nerd
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