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Type-affected game mechanics
Prior to [[Generation IV]], the [[damage category|category]] of damaging moves only depends on the move's type (except for [[Shadow moves]]); for example, all {{type|Normal}} damaging moves are [[physical move]]s and all {{type|Water}} damaging moves are [[special move]]s. From [[Generation IV]] onward, each individual move has a [[damage category]] that is independent of its type.
When the type of a move matches one of the types of the Pokémon using it, the attack power will be increased by 50%. This is referred to as [[same-type attack bonus]], or STAB for short. As an example, an {{p|Aron}} that knows the {{type|Steel}} move {{m|Metal Claw}} will have the move's power increased by 50% because one of Aron's types is Steel; the power of {{m|Cut}} would not be increased (becauseas noneNormal is not one of Aron's types is Normal).
Some types of field effects, {{Abilities}}, and [[held item]]s affect moves of a certain type. {{m|Sunny Day}}, for example, causes {{type|Fire}} moves to increase in power, while {{a|Levitate}} causes {{type|Ground}} moves to not work on the Pokémon with this Ability. Likewise, each type has a [[Type-enhancing item|specific held item]] that can be given to a Pokémon that will power up one of the specific types by 20% (or 10%, prior to Generation IV), such as the [[Metal Coat]], which powers upfor {{type|Steel}} moves.
{{cat|moves that change a Pokémon's type|Some moves}} can change the type of a Pokémon. For example, {{m|Camouflage}} changes the user's type to a type corresponding to the battlefield terrain. Abilities can also change the type of a Pokémon. SoThese far,abilities the only such Abilities areinclude {{a|Color Change}}, {{a|Multitype}}, {{a|Protean}}, and {{a|RKS System}}.
Additionally, the type of {{cat|moves that change type|some moves}} may depend on the circumstances they are used in; for example, {{m|Weather Ball}} may be Fire-, Water-, Ice-, Rock-, or Normal-type depending on the [[weather]] it is used in. Additionally, there are {{cat|Abilities that can modify move types}}, as well as exactly three moves: ({{m|Electrify}}, {{m|Ion Deluge}}, and {{m|Plasma Fists}}).
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