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Characteristics of moves
==In the core series==
===Characteristics of moves===
A Pokémon can only know between one and four moves at a time, out of a pool of almost 800 total moves as of [[Generation VIII]]. However, no single Pokémon can learn every move; each and every Pokémon has a predetermined repertoireset of moves (known as a movelist, movepool, or learnset) that they can learn that relates to the type and concept of the species. Movelist sizes vary greatly among different Pokémon; some Pokémon, such as {{p|Ditto}} and {{p|Unown}}, can only learn one move, while {{p|Mew}} can learn 179 moves in [[Generation VI]], and {{p|Smeargle}} can possess almost any move due to {{m|Sketch}}. [[Evolution|Evolved]] Pokémon generally have larger movelists than their pre-evolved forms but learn moves naturally at a slower rate or even stop learning moves via level-up entirely. This may provide incentive to delay a Pokémon's evolution. Most [[Legendary trio]]s and [[Legendary duo|duos]] have similar movelists.
 
Pokémon are limited in the way that they may use their moves in battle. The number of times they can use each move is restricted by the move's [[Power Points]]. Power Points vary from move to move, but typically stronger moves have fewer Power Points than weaker moves. The amount of Power Points for each move may be altered by items such as {{DL|Vitamin|[[PP Up}}. The only move that is not affected by Power Points is {{m|Struggle}}.
 
The strength of a move is measured by its [[power]], and other factors such as [[accuracy]] affect whether it does damage or not. Some moves have additional effects that cause [[status condition]]s on the target, and some do no damage at all. Moves that do not directly inflict damage are known as [[status move]]s. The remaining[[damage|damaging]] moves are divided into [[physical move|physical]] and [[special move]]s depending on the individual move's characteristics; the category of the move determines whether the move's powerdamage reliesdepends on the user's {{stat|Attack}} or {{stat|Special Attack}} stat and the target's {{stat|Defense}} or {{stat|Special Defense}}. Each move has a [[type]] that determines how effective it is against various types of targets and whether it receives [[same-type attack bonus]]. It is important to note that prior to [[Generation IV]], the move's category was dependent on the move's type, rather than a distinct variable. Most moves {{cat|Moves that can target any adjacent Pokémon|can target only one adjacent Pokémon}}, but some moves instead can target the user, more than one Pokémon, or non-adjacent Pokémon.
 
[[Accuracy]] affects whether the move misses. The damage dealt by a damaging move is determined by its [[power]]. Some damaging moves have [[additional effect]]s. Most moves {{cat|Moves that can target any adjacent Pokémon|can target only one adjacent Pokémon}}, but some moves instead can target the user, more than one Pokémon, or non-adjacent Pokémon.
 
===Learning and unlearning===
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