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Special move

109 bytes added, 19 February
adding an image of the special icon from swsh
A '''special move''' (Japanese: '''{{tt|特殊技|とくしゅわざ}}''' ''special move'') is one of the three [[damage category|categories]] of [[move]]s and one of the two that inflict [[damage]].
[[File:Special Icon SwSh.png|thumb|right|200px|The icon designating a Move as Special in Sword and Shield]]
In [[Generation I]], special moves cause damage depending on the {{stat|Special}} stats of both the attacking Pokémon and the defending Pokémon. In later generations, special moves typically deal damage depending on the {{stat|Special Attack}} stat of the attacking Pokémon and the {{stat|Special Defense}} stat of the defending Pokémon. However, a small number of special moves introduced in [[Generation V]] actually deal [[physical move|physical]] damage, with their damage calculation being dependent on the defending Pokémon's {{stat|Defense}} instead of its Special Defense stat.