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Status move

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A '''status move''' (Japanese: '''{{tt|変化技|へんかわざ}}''' ''status move'') is aone [[move]] that, inof the Pokémon games, does no directthree damage, butcategories instead causes aof [[weather conditions|weather conditionmove]]s, [[statusand condition]],the oronly changesone thethat [[stats]]does ofnot ainflict Pokémon during battledamage. This includes also other attacks which cannot be categorized underIn [[physicalPokémon move]]sMystery and [[special moveDungeon]]s because of their unique or nearly-unique effects, such as {{m|Destiny Bond}}, {{m|Splash}}, {{m|Charge}}, and {{m|Recover}}. Status moves fall under the '''Other''' category: in [[Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Darkness|Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time, Darkness]], and [[Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky|and Sky]], status moves are referred to as '''Other'''.
Status moves include moves that change the [[weather conditions|weather]], inflict [[status condition]]s, or raise or lower the [[stats]] of a Pokémon.
The majority of {{t|Normal}}- and {{type|Psychic}} [[move]]s, as well as the only {{type|???}} move (prior to Generation V, when the type stopped existing), are in this category. Very few moves of the other 16 types are status moves; for example, there is only one {{type|Dragon}} status move, and there are only two {{type|Fire}} status moves.