i have been thinking about something and the answer is most likely realy stupidly obvious but if someone can help please i would be gratefull
in the 1st 2nd and 3rd gen days moves werent classified. moves werent listed as special or physical. so what was the point of a attack stat and a sp attack stat how could we differentiate the two.
for example if i am raising a charizard which i know has much higher base stat of sp attack than it does att then i am going to put evs in sp aim for modest over adamant and teach flamethrower over flare blitz.
but how can this be planed out and done in older gens.
if in older gens all moves are just moves and not classified as special or physical then where does special or physical stats come in and what is the point in them. the reason i ask is i am about to get another file going on emerald for some seis toss chansey and im putting thought into team options.