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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 one of the three categories of [[move]]s and the only one that does not inflict damage. In [[Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness|Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time, Darkness]], and [[Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky|Sky]], status moves are referred to as '''Other'''.
Status moves include moves that change the [[weather]], inflict [[status condition]]s, or raise or lower the [[stats]] of a Pokémon, among other effects.
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.