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What does Special Attack and Special Defense mean?..

Hazza Spazza asks: Added Sep 5th 2004, ID #10474

Question for Pokemon Sapphire

What does Special Attack and Special Defense mean? I've always wondered this, even way back when I bought Pokemon Yellow.

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Cross Stinger answered:
Added 5th Sep 2004, ID #15266
Special Attack rates the potential of Fire- Water-, Grass-, Electric-, Ice-, Psychic-, Dragon-, and Dark-type attacks, and Special Defense rates the Pokémon's resiliency to these types of attacks.

These stats are consolidated into Special in Red, Blue, and Yellow, and in those versions Poison-type moves were counted as special attacks.

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