View Full Version : attack and special attack

30th October 2006, 1:07 AM
hi, i need help in knowing which attacks are special attacks and which are are attacks, whereas some are a bit confusing and seem hard to tell, could anyone link or post a list of special attacks as opposed to attacks? thanks ;201-m;

30th October 2006, 1:12 AM
You could try the main site's AttackDex, or even the PokÚdex, but trying looking before asking, eh? :\

30th October 2006, 1:28 AM
i looked around alot, and i dont know exactly what defines attack or special attack, i can see all the info on a move except that.

30th October 2006, 2:50 AM
Um.. You mean if they are Special or Physical?
Well, each type has a symbol.. You can define which move is Special and which move is Physical by looking at that.

I can give you the symbols cause I don't have them. :/

30th October 2006, 2:54 AM
Actually, it depends on what game you're referring to. If talking about the 3rd generation, then Attack and Special Attack are defined by their types, and there SHOULD be something about which ones are which on the main site.

If you're referring to D/P, then there will always be symbol beside it, telling you what kind of attack it is. If it's a red-orange symbol, and has what looks like a 'blast', or 'explosion' of some sort on it, it's a physical attack. If it's a dark blue, and has a horizontal oval on it, then you have a special attack. Or, in the case that it's neither, it would be gray with some .. type of symbol on it, I forget though.

30th October 2006, 2:55 AM
Go to the DP Attackdex and right click on the Phys/Special symbols. Click image properties and you'll see that Physicals have a Looney Tunes-style explosion for their symbol, and Specials have a ripple-looking symbol. Attacks that don't do damage have a yin/yang symbol.