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Umm.. I have another questin about this game... Wats the d.. - Pokemon Crystal Questions

Umm.. I have another questin about this game... Wats the difference ..

Georgejr asks:
Added Sep 26th 2005, ID #39301

Question for Pokemon Crystal

Umm.. I have another questin about this game... Wats the difference between "Special attack" and "Attack"? Does any one know???


Kristen answered:
Added 2nd Oct 2005, ID #78892

Attack points determine the damage of physical attacks (i.e. Normal-types, ground-types, fighting-types, rock-types). The higher the Attack power, the more damage physical attacks cause. Special Attack points determine the damage of non-physical attacks (i.e. Dark-types, fire-types, water-types, psychic-types, to name a few). The higher the Special Attack power, the more damage non-physical attacks cause, and so on. And just to add in, Special Defense is the defense-rate against non-physical attacks. The higher the Special Defense, the less you are affected by non-physical moves.

=D G'day. - Kristen

dark pokemon trainer answered:
Added 5th Oct 2005, ID #79439

Attack is a phsical attack like most flying,normal,ect.SPECIAL attacks are most fire,water,grass,physic,electric,ect.


thebomb answered:
Added 9th Oct 2005, ID #80214

Special attack is like water,fire,and grass but attack is like normal attacks like headbutt, tackle, quick attack.

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Guest said: 2nd Sep 2012 | REPORT
ok but all i hae is growth and vine whip for my bell sprout and i cant use vne whip anymore plus im battlin the elder so how do i use the special attack????????
Suicune_Fire answered:
Added 17th Oct 2005, ID #81715

The difference between Attack and Sp. Attack is that the Attack powers up the Physical moves, those moves are the types that are Normal, Flying, Fighting, Poison, Ground, Bug, Ghost, Rock, and Steel. The Special Attack pwers up the Special moves, those that have the types Fire, Water, Grass, Electric, Ice, Dragon, Psychic, and Dark.

And that's the truth.

darkboarder_77 answered:
Added 4th Nov 2005, ID #84055

Physical attacks are solid and impact based attacks. Water and fire are not physical because they are composed of matter other than solid matter. Fire is composed of plasma, while water is composed of isloated liquidation molecules. I don't understand some of the special attacks in here, though... Ghost? Ghosts are composed of ectoplasmic energies that are seemingly more energy-based than plasma, and yet it's classified as physcial... You see, Pokemon isn't exactly completely realistic...

darkboarder_77 answered:
Added 5th Nov 2005, ID #84173

I forgot to add...

Attack based attacks are physical and damage the foe based on the foe's Physcial Defense and the power the of the attack being used. If the foe's Defense is high, then physcial attacks won't do as much damage.

The same applies with S. Attack and S. Defense.


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