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'''Contact''' (Japanese: '''{{tt|接触|せっしょく}}''' ''contact'') or '''direct attack''' (Japanese: '''{{tt|直接攻撃|ちょくせつ こうげき}}''' ''direct attack'') is a property of [[move]]s in the [[Pokémon games]] that was introduced in [[Generation III]]. Making contact occurs when a Pokémon physically touches the target when using a move in {{pkmn|battle}}. Moves that make contact are affected by and can trigger various [[item]]s and {{Abilities}}, such as {{a|Tough Claws}} and the [[Sticky Barb]].
 
Whether a move makes contact is independent of its [[damage category]]. Most [[physical move]]s do make contact and make up the majority of contact moves. Most [[special move]]s do not make contact (with only 6 moves that do), and no [[status move]]s make contact. Prior to [[Generation VII]], all moves that make contact only target a single Pokémon.
 
Hitting a {{m|substitute}} does not make contact with the Pokémon behind it. While {{status|confusion}} damage is physical, it does not make contact. If a Pokémon is immune to a move, the move will not make contact with the Pokémon.
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