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* In [[Generation II]], three Pokémon could legitimately use both effects of the move by using {{m|Conversion}} or {{m|Conversion 2}} to alter its own type to and from the {{t|Ghost}} type: {{p|Porygon}}, {{p|Porygon2}}, and {{p|Smeargle}}. Many Pokémon can make use of {{m|Skill Swap}} or {{m|Role Play}} to copy the ability {{a|Color Change}} and become a Ghost-type to pull off the strategy as well.
 
* In [[Generation II]], three Pokémon could legitimately use both effects of the move by using {{m|Conversion}} or {{m|Conversion 2}} to alter its own type to and from the {{t|Ghost}} type: {{p|Porygon}}, {{p|Porygon2}}, and {{p|Smeargle}}. Many Pokémon can make use of {{m|Skill Swap}} or {{m|Role Play}} to copy the ability {{a|Color Change}} and become a Ghost-type to pull off the strategy as well.
 
* Curse is one of five moves to change type between Generations, along with {{m|Bite}}, {{m|Gust}}, {{m|Karate Chop}} and {{m|Sand-Attack}}.
 
* Curse is one of five moves to change type between Generations, along with {{m|Bite}}, {{m|Gust}}, {{m|Karate Chop}} and {{m|Sand-Attack}}.
**Of these moves, Curse is the only move which did not originate from [[Generation I]] and the only move which wasn't initially a {{type2|Normal}} move.
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**Of these moves, Curse is the only move which did not originate from [[Generation I]] and change in [[Generation II]] and the only move which wasn't initially a {{type2|Normal}} move.
 
* In [[Generation II]], [[TM03]] is given away by a strange man telling a weird story: <br>
 
* In [[Generation II]], [[TM03]] is given away by a strange man telling a weird story: <br>
 
''"Let me recount a terrifying tale... Once upon a time, there was a little boy who was given a new Bicycle... He wanted to try it right away... He was having so much fun that he didn't notice the sun had set... While riding home in the pitch-black night, the bike suddenly slowed! The pedals became heavy! When he stopped pedaling, the bike began slipping backwards! It was as if the bike were cursed and trying to drag him into oblivion! ... ... Shrieeeek! The boy had been riding uphill on Cycling Road! ... Ba-dum ba-dum! For listening so patiently, you may take this—TM03! TM03 is Curse. It's a terrifying move that slowly whittles down the victim's HP."''
 
''"Let me recount a terrifying tale... Once upon a time, there was a little boy who was given a new Bicycle... He wanted to try it right away... He was having so much fun that he didn't notice the sun had set... While riding home in the pitch-black night, the bike suddenly slowed! The pedals became heavy! When he stopped pedaling, the bike began slipping backwards! It was as if the bike were cursed and trying to drag him into oblivion! ... ... Shrieeeek! The boy had been riding uphill on Cycling Road! ... Ba-dum ba-dum! For listening so patiently, you may take this—TM03! TM03 is Curse. It's a terrifying move that slowly whittles down the victim's HP."''

Revision as of 20:28, 6 December 2010

Curse
のろい Noroi
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Type  Ghost
Category  Status
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect any foe, but not allies
Availability
Introduced  Generation II
Condition  Tough
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jam  0  
The next appeal can be made later next turn.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  0  
Earn a higher score the later the Pokémon performs.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

Curse (Japanese: のろい Noroi) is a non-damaging Template:Type2 move introduced in Generation II. Before Generation V, it was a Template:Type2 move, and the only move of that type.

Effect

Generations II-IV

Curse is a Template:Type2 move.

Ghost-type Pokémon

The user will lose half of its maximum HP and put a curse on the target. A cursed Pokémon will lose ¼ of its maximum HP at the end of each turn. The user can cause itself to faint.

Also, in Generation II, defeating the opponent will prevent the Pokémon it is used on taking damage from Curse on that turn.

Non Ghost-type Pokémon

The user's Speed stat will drop by one stage and its Attack stat and Defense stat will rise by one stage each. Despite the move's stats boosting nature, it will fail if there is no target.

Generation V

Curse is a Template:Type2 move. Its effects remain the same.

Learnset

Generation II

By leveling up

#   Pokémon Type Level
079 079 Slowpoke Water Psychic --
080 080 Slowbro Water Psychic --
092 092 Gastly Ghost Poison 16
093 093 Haunter Ghost Poison 16
094 094 Gengar Ghost Poison 16
199 199 Slowking Water Psychic --
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

By TM03

All Pokémon that can learn TMs in Generation II can learn Curse.

Generation III

By leveling up

#   Pokémon Type Level
079 079 Slowpoke Water Psychic --
080 080 Slowbro Water Psychic --
092 092 Gastly Ghost Poison 16RSE
092 092 Gastly Ghost Poison 13FRLG
093 093 Haunter Ghost Poison 16RSE
093 093 Haunter Ghost Poison 13FRLG
094 094 Gengar Ghost Poison 16RSE
094 094 Gengar Ghost Poison 13FRLG
199 199 Slowking Water Psychic --
324 324 Torkoal Fire 7
353 353 Shuppet Ghost 20
354 354 Banette Ghost --,20
355 355 Duskull Ghost 34
356 356 Dusclops Ghost 34
377 377 Regirock Rock 17
378 378 Regice Ice 17
379 379 Registeel Steel 17
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

By breeding

Template:Breedlist

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 001 | style="background: #FFF" | 001 | style="background: #FFF" | Bulbasaur | colspan="1" style="background:#78C850; text-align:center" | Grass || style="background:#A040A0" align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1" | Poison | style="background: #FFF" | Slowpoke, Slowbro, Slowking

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 041 | style="background: #FFF" | 041 | style="background: #FFF" | Zubat | colspan="1" style="background:#A040A0; text-align:center" | Poison || style="background:#A890F0" align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1" | Flying | style="background: #FFF" | Farfetch'd
Aerodactyl
Skarmory

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 083 | style="background: #FFF" | 083 | style="background: #FFF" | Farfetch'd | colspan="1" style="background:#A8A878; text-align:center" | Normal || style="background:#A890F0" align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1" | Flying | style="background: #FFF" | Torkoal

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 088 | style="background: #FFF" | 088 | style="background: #FFF" | Grimer | colspan="2" style="background:#A040A0; text-align:center" | Poison | style="background: #FFF" | Shuppet, Banette
Duskull, Dusclops, Dusknoir
Gastly, Haunter, Gengar
Spiritomb

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 102 | style="background: #FFF" | 102 | style="background: #FFF" | Exeggcute | colspan="1" style="background:#78C850; text-align:center" | Grass || style="background:#F85888" align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1" | Psychic | style="background: #FFF" | Turtwig, Grotle, Torterra

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 108 | style="background: #FFF" | 108 | style="background: #FFF" | Lickitung | colspan="2" style="background:#A8A878; text-align:center" | Normal | style="background: #FFF" | Slowpoke, Slowbro, Slowking
Snorlax
Turtwig, Grotle, Torterra

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 111 | style="background: #FFF" | 111 | style="background: #FFF" | Rhyhorn | colspan="1" style="background:#E0C068; text-align:center" | Ground || style="background:#B8A038" align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1" | Rock | style="background: #FFF" | Slowpoke, Slowbro, Slowking
Torkoal
Turtwig, Grotle, Torterra

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 131 | style="background: #FFF" | 131 | style="background: #FFF" | Lapras | colspan="1" style="background:#6890F0; text-align:center" | Water || style="background:#98D8D8" align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1" | Ice | style="background: #FFF" | Slowpoke, Slowbro, Slowking
Turtwig, Grotle, Torterra

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 133 | style="background: #FFF" | 133 | style="background: #FFF" | Eevee | colspan="2" style="background:#A8A878; text-align:center" | Normal | style="background: #FFF" | Torkoal

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 142 | style="background: #FFF" | 142 | style="background: #FFF" | Aerodactyl | colspan="1" style="background:#B8A038; text-align:center" | Rock || style="background:#A890F0" align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1" | Flying | style="background: #FFF" | Zubat, Golbat, Crobat
Farfetch'd
Skarmory

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 143 | style="background: #FFF" | 143 | style="background: #FFF" | Snorlax | colspan="2" style="background:#A8A878; text-align:center" | Normal | style="background: #FFF" | Slowpoke, Slowbro, Slowking

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 191 | style="background: #FFF" | 191 | style="background: #FFF" | Sunkern | colspan="2" style="background:#78C850; text-align:center" | Grass | style="background: #FFF" | Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur
Exeggcute, Exeggutor

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 194 | style="background: #FFF" | 194 | style="background: #FFF" | Wooper | colspan="1" style="background:#6890F0; text-align:center" | Water || style="background:#E0C068" align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1" | Ground | style="background: #FFF" | Slowpoke, Slowbro, Slowking
Farfetch'd
Rhyhorn, Rhydon
Eevee
Dunsparce
Swinub, Piloswine
Slakoth, Vigoroth, Slaking
Electrike, Manectric
Wailmer, Wailord
Torkoal
Zangoose
Absol
Spheal, Sealeo, Walrein

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 206 | style="background: #FFF" | 206 | style="background: #FFF" | Dunsparce | colspan="2" style="background:#A8A878; text-align:center" | Normal | style="background: #FFF" | Torkoal

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 227 | style="background: #FFF" | 227 | style="background: #FFF" | Skarmory | colspan="1" style="background:#B8B8D0; text-align:center" | Steel || style="background:#A890F0" align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1" | Flying | style="background: #FFF" | Zubat, Golbat, Crobat
Farfetch'd
Aerodactyl

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 241 | style="background: #FFF" | 241 | style="background: #FFF" | Miltank | colspan="2" style="background:#A8A878; text-align:center" | Normal | style="background: #FFF" | Torkoal

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 246 | style="background: #FFF" | 246 | style="background: #FFF" | Larvitar | colspan="1" style="background:#B8A038; text-align:center" | Rock || style="background:#E0C068" align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1" | Ground | style="background: #FFF" | Slowpoke, Slowbro, Slowking

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 258 | style="background: #FFF" | 258 | style="background: #FFF" | Mudkip | colspan="2" style="background:#6890F0; text-align:center" | Water | style="background: #FFF" | Slowpoke, Slowbro, Slowking

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 287 | style="background: #FFF" | 287 | style="background: #FFF" | Slakoth | colspan="2" style="background:#A8A878; text-align:center" | Normal | style="background: #FFF" | Torkoal

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 309 | style="background: #FFF" | 309 | style="background: #FFF" | Electrike | colspan="2" style="background:#F8D030; text-align:center" | Electric | style="background: #FFF" | Torkoal

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 320 | style="background: #FFF" | 320 | style="background: #FFF" | Wailmer | colspan="2" style="background:#6890F0; text-align:center" | Water | style="background: #FFF" | Torkoal

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 335 | style="background: #FFF" | 335 | style="background: #FFF" | Zangoose | colspan="2" style="background:#A8A878; text-align:center" | Normal | style="background: #FFF" | Farfetch'd
Rhyhorn, Rhydon
Eevee
Wooper, Quagsire
Dunsparce
Swinub, Piloswine
Slakoth, Vigoroth, Slaking
Electrike, Manectric
Wailmer, Wailord
Torkoal
Absol
Spheal, Sealeo, Walrein

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 358 | style="background: #FFF" | 358 | style="background: #FFF" | Chimecho | colspan="2" style="background:#F85888; text-align:center" | Psychic | style="background: #FFF" | Grimer, Muk
Gastly, Haunter, Gengar
Koffing, Weezing
Misdreavus
Slugma, Magcargo
Gulpin, Swalot
Shuppet, Banette
Duskull, Dusclops

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 359 | style="background: #FFF" | 359 | style="background: #FFF" | Absol | colspan="2" style="background:#705848; text-align:center" | Dark | style="background: #FFF" | Farfetch'd
Rhyhorn, Rhydon
Eevee
Wooper, Quagsire
Dunsparce
Swinub, Piloswine
Slakoth, Vigoroth, Slaking
Electrike, Manectric
Wailmer, Wailord
Torkoal
Zangoose
Spheal, Sealeo, Walrein

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 363 | style="background: #FFF" | 363 | style="background: #FFF" | Spheal | colspan="1" style="background:#98D8D8; text-align:center" | Ice || style="background:#6890F0" align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1" | Water | style="background: #FFF" | Slowpoke, Slowbro, Slowking
Farfetch'd
Rhyhorn, Rhydon
Eevee
Wooper, Quagsire
Dunsparce
Swinub, Piloswine
Slakoth, Vigoroth, Slaking
Electrike, Manectric
Wailmer, Wailord
Torkoal
Zangoose
Absol

|- | colspan="6" | Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution gets STAB from this move.
*Indicates Pokémon that can only learn the move through chain breeding.
|} |}

Generation IV

By leveling up

#   Pokémon Type Level
079 079 Slowpoke Water Psychic --
080 080 Slowbro Water Psychic --
092 092 Gastly Ghost Poison 12
093 093 Haunter Ghost Poison 13
094 094 Gengar Ghost Poison 13
095 095 Onix Rock Ground 38PtHGSS
199 199 Slowking Water Psychic --
208 208 Steelix Steel Ground 38PtHGSS
324 324 Torkoal Fire 12
353 353 Shuppet Ghost 13
354 354 Banette Ghost --
354 354 Banette Ghost 13
355 355 Duskull Ghost 30
356 356 Dusclops Ghost 30
377 377 Regirock Rock 17
378 378 Regice Ice 17
379 379 Registeel Steel 17
387 387 Turtwig Grass 17
388 388 Grotle Grass 17
389 389 Torterra Grass Ground 17
399 399 Bidoof Normal 45PtHGSS
400 400 Bibarel Normal Water 53PtHGSS
442 442 Spiritomb Ghost Dark --
477 477 Dusknoir Ghost 30
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

By breeding

Template:Breedlist

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 001 | style="background: #FFF" | 001 | style="background: #FFF" | Bulbasaur | colspan="1" style="background:#78C850; text-align:center" | Grass || style="background:#A040A0" align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1" | Poison | style="background: #FFF" | Slowpoke, Slowbro, Slowking
Turtwig, Grotle, Torterra

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 041 | style="background: #FFF" | 041 | style="background: #FFF" | Zubat* | colspan="1" style="background:#A040A0; text-align:center" | Poison || style="background:#A890F0" align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1" | Flying | style="background: #FFF" | Farfetch'd
Aerodactyl
Skarmory

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 074 | style="background: #FFF" | 074 | style="background: #FFF" | Geodude | colspan="1" style="background:#B8A038; text-align:center" | Rock || style="background:#E0C068" align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1" | Ground | style="background: #FFF" | Onix, SteelixHGSS

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 083 | style="background: #FFF" | 083 | style="background: #FFF" | Farfetch'd | colspan="1" style="background:#A8A878; text-align:center" | Normal || style="background:#A890F0" align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1" | Flying | style="background: #FFF" | Torkoal

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 088 | style="background: #FFF" | 088 | style="background: #FFF" | Grimer | colspan="2" style="background:#A040A0; text-align:center" | Poison | style="background: #FFF" | Shuppet, Banette
Duskull, Dusclops
Gastly, Haunter, Gengar

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 102 | style="background: #FFF" | 102 | style="background: #FFF" | Exeggcute | colspan="1" style="background:#78C850; text-align:center" | Grass || style="background:#F85888" align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1" | Psychic | style="background: #FFF" | Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur
Sunkern, Sunflora

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 108 | style="background: #FFF" | 108 | style="background: #FFF" | Lickitung | colspan="2" style="background:#A8A878; text-align:center" | Normal | style="background: #FFF" | Slowpoke, Slowbro, Slowking
Turtwig, Grotle, Torterra

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 109 | style="background: #FFF" | 109 | style="background: #FFF" | Koffing | colspan="2" style="background:#A040A0; text-align:center" | Poison | style="background: #FFF" | Shuppet, Banette
Duskull, Dusclops, Dusknoir
Gastly, Haunter, Gengar
Spiritomb

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 111 | style="background: #FFF" | 111 | style="background: #FFF" | Rhyhorn | colspan="1" style="background:#E0C068; text-align:center" | Ground || style="background:#B8A038" align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1" | Rock | style="background: #FFF" | Slowpoke, Slowbro, Slowking
Torkoal
Turtwig, Grotle, Torterra

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 131 | style="background: #FFF" | 131 | style="background: #FFF" | Lapras | colspan="1" style="background:#6890F0; text-align:center" | Water || style="background:#98D8D8" align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1" | Ice | style="background: #FFF" | Slowpoke, Slowbro, Slowking
Turtwig, Grotle, Torterra

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 133 | style="background: #FFF" | 133 | style="background: #FFF" | Eevee | colspan="2" style="background:#A8A878; text-align:center" | Normal | style="background: #FFF" | Torkoal

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 142 | style="background: #FFF" | 142 | style="background: #FFF" | Aerodactyl* | colspan="1" style="background:#B8A038; text-align:center" | Rock || style="background:#A890F0" align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1" | Flying | style="background: #FFF" | Zubat, Golbat, Crobat
Farfetch'd
Skarmory

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 143 | style="background: #FFF" | 143 | style="background: #FFF" | Snorlax | colspan="2" style="background:#A8A878; text-align:center" | Normal | style="background: #FFF" | Slowpoke, Slowbro, Slowking
Turtwig, Grotle, Torterra

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 191 | style="background: #FFF" | 191 | style="background: #FFF" | Sunkern | colspan="2" style="background:#78C850; text-align:center" | Grass | style="background: #FFF" | Turtwig, Grotle, Torterra

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 194 | style="background: #FFF" | 194 | style="background: #FFF" | Wooper | colspan="1" style="background:#6890F0; text-align:center" | Water || style="background:#E0C068" align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1" | Ground | style="background: #FFF" | Slowpoke, Slowbro, Slowking
Farfetch'd
Rhyhorn, Rhydon, Rhyperior
Eevee
Dunsparce
Swinub, Piloswine, Mamoswine
Slakoth, Vigoroth, Slaking
Electrike, Manectric
Wailmer, Wailord
Torkoal
Zangoose
Absol
Spheal, Sealeo, Walrein
Hippopotas, Hippowdon

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 200 | style="background: #FFF" | 200 | style="background: #FFF" | Misdreavus | colspan="2" style="background:#705898; text-align:center" | Ghost | style="background: #FFF" | Gastly, Haunter, Gengar
Shuppet, Banette
Duskull, Dusclops, Dusknoir
Spiritomb

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 206 | style="background: #FFF" | 206 | style="background: #FFF" | Dunsparce | colspan="2" style="background:#A8A878; text-align:center" | Normal | style="background: #FFF" | Torkoal

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 218 | style="background: #FFF" | 218 | style="background: #FFF" | Slugma | colspan="2" style="background:#F08030; text-align:center" | Fire | style="background: #FFF" | Gastly, Haunter, Gengar
Shuppet, Banette
Duskull, Dusclops, Dusknoir
Spiritomb

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 220 | style="background: #FFF" | 220 | style="background: #FFF" | Swinub | colspan="1" style="background:#98D8D8; text-align:center" | Ice || style="background:#E0C068" align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1" | Ground | style="background: #FFF" | Farfetch'd
Rhyhorn, Rhydon, Rhyperior
Eevee
Wooper, Quagsire
Dunsparce
Slakoth, Vigoroth, Slaking
Electrike, Manectric
Wailmer, Wailord
Torkoal
Zangoose
Absol
Spheal, Sealeo, Walrein
Hippopotas, Hippowdon

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 222 | style="background: #FFF" | 222 | style="background: #FFF" | Corsola | colspan="1" style="background:#6890F0; text-align:center" | Water || style="background:#B8A038" align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1" | Rock | style="background: #FFF" | Slowpoke, Slowbro, Slowking
Bidoof, BibarelHGSS

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 227 | style="background: #FFF" | 227 | style="background: #FFF" | Skarmory | colspan="1" style="background:#B8B8D0; text-align:center" | Steel || style="background:#A890F0" align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1" | Flying | style="background: #FFF" | Zubat, Golbat, Crobat
Farfetch'd
Aerodactyl

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 241 | style="background: #FFF" | 241 | style="background: #FFF" | Miltank | colspan="2" style="background:#A8A878; text-align:center" | Normal | style="background: #FFF" | Torkoal

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 246 | style="background: #FFF" | 246 | style="background: #FFF" | Larvitar | colspan="1" style="background:#B8A038; text-align:center" | Rock || style="background:#E0C068" align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1" | Ground | style="background: #FFF" | Slowpoke, Slowbro, Slowking
Turtwig, Grotle, Torterra

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 258 | style="background: #FFF" | 258 | style="background: #FFF" | Mudkip | colspan="2" style="background:#6890F0; text-align:center" | Water | style="background: #FFF" | Slowpoke, Slowbro, Slowking
Turtwig, Grotle, Torterra

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 287 | style="background: #FFF" | 287 | style="background: #FFF" | Slakoth | colspan="2" style="background:#A8A878; text-align:center" | Normal | style="background: #FFF" | Torkoal

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 304 | style="background: #FFF" | 304 | style="background: #FFF" | Aron | colspan="1" style="background:#B8B8D0; text-align:center" | Steel || style="background:#B8A038" align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1" | Rock | style="background: #FFF" | Slowpoke, Slowbro, Slowking
Turtwig, Grotle, Torterra

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 309 | style="background: #FFF" | 309 | style="background: #FFF" | Electrike | colspan="2" style="background:#F8D030; text-align:center" | Electric | style="background: #FFF" | Torkoal

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 316 | style="background: #FFF" | 316 | style="background: #FFF" | Gulpin | colspan="2" style="background:#A040A0; text-align:center" | Poison | style="background: #FFF" | Gastly, Haunter, Gengar
Shuppet, Banette
Duskull, Dusclops, Dusknoir
Spiritomb

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 320 | style="background: #FFF" | 320 | style="background: #FFF" | Wailmer | colspan="2" style="background:#6890F0; text-align:center" | Water | style="background: #FFF" | Torkoal

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 335 | style="background: #FFF" | 335 | style="background: #FFF" | Zangoose | colspan="2" style="background:#A8A878; text-align:center" | Normal | style="background: #FFF" | Farfetch'd
Rhyhorn, Rhydon, Rhyperior
Eevee
Wooper, Quagsire
Dunsparce
Swinub, Piloswine, Mamoswine
Slakoth, Vigoroth, Slaking
Electrike, Manectric
Wailmer, Wailord
Torkoal
Absol
Spheal, Sealeo, Walrein
Hippopotas, Hippowdon

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 345 | style="background: #FFF" | 345 | style="background: #FFF" | Lileep* | colspan="1" style="background:#B8A038; text-align:center" | Rock || style="background:#78C850" align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1" | Grass | style="background: #FFF" | CorsolaHGSS

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 347 | style="background: #FFF" | 347 | style="background: #FFF" | Anorith* | colspan="1" style="background:#B8A038; text-align:center" | Rock || style="background:#A8B820" align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1" | Bug | style="background: #FFF" | CorsolaHGSS

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 357 | style="background: #FFF" | 357 | style="background: #FFF" | Tropius | colspan="1" style="background:#78C850; text-align:center" | Grass || style="background:#A890F0" align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1" | Flying | style="background: #FFF" | Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur
Slowpoke, Slowbro, Slowking
Lickitung, Lickilicky
Rhyhorn, Rhydon, Rhyperior
Lapras
Snorlax
Larvitar, Pupitar, Tyranitar
Mudkip, Marshtomp, Swampert
Aron, Lairon, Aggron
Turtwig, Grotle, Torterra
Shieldon, Bastiodon

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 358 | style="background: #FFF" | 358 | style="background: #FFF" | Chimecho | colspan="2" style="background:#F85888; text-align:center" | Psychic | style="background: #FFF" | Grimer, Muk
Gastly, Haunter, Gengar
Koffing, Weezing
Misdreavus, Mismagius
Slugma, Magcargo
Gulpin, Swalot
Shuppet, Banette
Duskull, Dusclops, Dusknoir
Shellos, Gastrodon
Spiritomb

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 359 | style="background: #FFF" | 359 | style="background: #FFF" | Absol | colspan="2" style="background:#705848; text-align:center" | Dark | style="background: #FFF" | Farfetch'd
Rhyhorn, Rhydon, Rhyperior
Eevee
Wooper, Quagsire
Dunsparce
Swinub, Piloswine, Mamoswine
Slakoth, Vigoroth, Slaking
Electrike, Manectric
Wailmer, Wailord
Torkoal
Zangoose
Spheal, Sealeo, Walrein
Hippopotas, Hippowdon

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 363 | style="background: #FFF" | 363 | style="background: #FFF" | Spheal | colspan="1" style="background:#98D8D8; text-align:center" | Ice || style="background:#6890F0" align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1" | Water | style="background: #FFF" | Slowpoke, Slowbro, Slowking
Farfetch'd
Rhyhorn, Rhydon, Rhyperior
Eevee
Wooper, Quagsire
Dunsparce
Swinub, Piloswine, Mamoswine
Slakoth, Vigoroth, Slaking
Electrike, Manectric
Wailmer, Wailord
Torkoal
Zangoose
Absol
Hippopotas, Hippowdon

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 408 | style="background: #FFF" | 408 | style="background: #FFF" | Cranidos | colspan="2" style="background:#B8A038; text-align:center" | Rock | style="background: #FFF" | Slowpoke, Slowbro, Slowking
Turtwig, Grotle, TorterraHGSS

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 410 | style="background: #FFF" | 410 | style="background: #FFF" | Shieldon | colspan="1" style="background:#B8A038; text-align:center" | Rock || style="background:#B8B8D0" align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1" | Steel | style="background: #FFF" | Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur
Slowpoke, Slowbro, Slowking
Lickitung, Lickilicky
Rhyhorn, Rhydon, Rhyperior
Lapras
Snorlax
Larvitar, Pupitar, Tyranitar
Mudkip, Marshtomp, Swampert
Aron, Lairon, Aggron
Tropius
Turtwig, Grotle, Torterra

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 422 | style="background: #FFF" | 422 | style="background: #FFF" | Shellos
West Sea | colspan="2" style="background:#6890F0; text-align:center" | Water | style="background: #FFF" | Slowpoke, Slowbro, Slowking
Grimer, Muk
Gastly, Haunter, Gengar
Koffing, Weezing
Lapras
Wooper, Quagsire
Misdreavus, Mismagius
Slugma, Magcargo
Mudkip, Marshtomp, Swampert
Gulpin, Swalot
Shuppet, Banette
Duskull, Dusclops, Dusknoir
Chimecho
Spiritomb

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 422 | style="background: #FFF" | 422E | style="background: #FFF" | Shellos
East Sea | colspan="2" style="background:#6890F0; text-align:center" | Water | style="background: #FFF" | Slowpoke, Slowbro, Slowking
Grimer, Muk
Gastly, Haunter, Gengar
Koffing, Weezing
Lapras
Wooper, Quagsire
Misdreavus, Mismagius
Slugma, Magcargo
Mudkip, Marshtomp, Swampert
Gulpin, Swalot
Shuppet, Banette
Duskull, Dusclops, Dusknoir
Chimecho
Spiritomb

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 433 | style="background: #FFF" | 433 | style="background: #FFF" | Chingling | colspan="2" style="background:#F85888; text-align:center" | Psychic | style="background: #FFF" | Grimer, Muk
Gastly, Haunter, Gengar
Koffing, Weezing
Misdreavus, Mismagius
Slugma, Magcargo
Gulpin, Swalot
Shuppet, Banette
Duskull, Dusclops, Dusknoir
Shellos, Gastrodon
Spiritomb

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 446 | style="background: #FFF" | 446 | style="background: #FFF" | Munchlax | colspan="2" style="background:#A8A878; text-align:center" | Normal | style="background: #FFF" | Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur
Slowpoke, Slowbro, Slowking
Lickitung, Lickilicky
Rhyhorn, Rhydon, Rhyperior
Lapras
Larvitar, Pupitar, Tyranitar
Mudkip, Marshtomp, Swampert
Aron, Lairon, Aggron
Tropius
Turtwig, Grotle, Torterra
Shieldon, Bastiodon

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 449 | style="background: #FFF" | 449 | style="background: #FFF" | Hippopotas | colspan="2" style="background:#E0C068; text-align:center" | Ground | style="background: #FFF" | Torkoal

|- | colspan="6" | Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution gets STAB from this move.
*Indicates Pokémon that can only learn the move through chain breeding.
|} |}

Generation V

By leveling up

#   Pokémon Type Level
079 079 Slowpoke Water Psychic --
080 080 Slowbro Water Psychic --
092 092 Gastly Ghost Poison 12
093 093 Haunter Ghost Poison 12
094 094 Gengar Ghost Poison 12
095 095 Onix Rock Ground 46
199 199 Slowking Water Psychic --
208 208 Steelix Steel Ground 46
324 324 Torkoal Fire 12
353 353 Shuppet Ghost 13
354 354 Banette Ghost --
13
355 355 Duskull Ghost 30
356 356 Dusclops Ghost 30
377 377 Regirock Rock 17
378 378 Regice Ice 17
379 379 Registeel Steel 17
387 387 Turtwig Grass 17
388 388 Grotle Grass 17
389 389 Torterra Grass Ground 17
399 399 Bidoof Normal 45
400 400 Bibarel Normal Water 53
442 442 Spiritomb Ghost Dark --
562 562 Desumasu Ghost 29
563 563 Desukaan Ghost 30
564 564 Purotoga Water Rock 35
565 565 Abagoura Water Rock 35
597 597 Tesshido Grass Steel 9
598 598 Nattorei Grass Steel --
9
607 607 Hitomoshi Ghost Fire 43
608 608 Ranpuraa Ghost Fire 45
616 616 Chobomaki Bug 13
622 622 Gobitto Ground Ghost 40
623 623 Goruugu Ground Ghost 40
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

Trivia

  • In Japanese, the word のろい Noroi can mean either "curse" (呪い) or "dull/slow" (鈍い), depending on the kanji used. This is fitting with its nature in the games, being an actual curse if used by Ghost-types, but instead lowering the Speed of a non-Ghost-type Pokémon. This is likely also why the Slowpoke family is just as well known for the move as Ghost-type Pokémon are.
  • In Generation II, three Pokémon could legitimately use both effects of the move by using Conversion or Conversion 2 to alter its own type to and from the Ghost type: Porygon, Porygon2, and Smeargle. Many Pokémon can make use of Skill Swap or Role Play to copy the ability Color Change and become a Ghost-type to pull off the strategy as well.
  • Curse is one of five moves to change type between Generations, along with Bite, Gust, Karate Chop and Sand-Attack.
  • In Generation II, TM03 is given away by a strange man telling a weird story:

"Let me recount a terrifying tale... Once upon a time, there was a little boy who was given a new Bicycle... He wanted to try it right away... He was having so much fun that he didn't notice the sun had set... While riding home in the pitch-black night, the bike suddenly slowed! The pedals became heavy! When he stopped pedaling, the bike began slipping backwards! It was as if the bike were cursed and trying to drag him into oblivion! ... ... Shrieeeek! The boy had been riding uphill on Cycling Road! ... Ba-dum ba-dum! For listening so patiently, you may take this—TM03! TM03 is Curse. It's a terrifying move that slowly whittles down the victim's HP."

In other languages

  • French: Malédiction
  • German: Fluch
  • Greek: Κατάρα
  • Italian: Maledizione
  • Korean: 저주 Jeoju
  • Spanish: Maldición


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Generation II HMs
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