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Talk:Conversion (move)

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STAB Question

Does anyone know if the pokémon then gets STAB with the new type(s) or do they only get STAB for their original type(s)? White Phoenix 02:24, 21 May 2009 (UTC)

A very old question, but I think it deserves an answer. STAB is determined by the user's current type, not the original type. So a Pokémon that changes type through any method (Conversion, Color Change, Camouflage, etc.) will gain STAB on moves of its current type, not original type. --SnorlaxMonster 09:21, 31 December 2012 (UTC)

What if Smeargle knows both Conversion and Curse?

Curse is known as a ???-type move. Can Conversion turn a Pokemon into ???-type? - unsigned comment from Bbbbbbbbba (talkcontribs)

No. It'll fail.--ForceFire 09:34, 26 August 2009 (UTC)
They would have known to program for the situation as far back as Generation II, where Porygon and Porygon2 could learn Curse by TM...--Shiningpikablu252 14:32, 26 August 2009 (UTC)
According to Smogon University, Curse is the only move that cannot be selected by Conversion. White Phoenix 23:59, 27 August 2009 (UTC)

What moves are recognised by Conversion?

What moves does conversion recognise? I know if a Pokemon has Worry Seed, it will turn into a Grass-type. However, I've tried using the weather moves (Rain Dance, etc), and conversion never selects them. So cloud it be that only moves that target the opponent that are selected? XVuvuzela2010X 23:56, 15 June 2011 (UTC)

I got curious about this question (and despite it being old, it hadn't been answered), so I decided to do a little testing in Black. As of Generation V, EVERY move, INCLUDING the now Ghost-Type Curse can be "targeted" by Conversion. I specifically tested Curse, Agility, Sunny Day and Trick Room. *goes to edit how it works in Generation V* RiverShock (talk) 16:01, 15 October 2012 (UTC)

Side game occurences

I'm pretty sure the Porygon in Pokemon Snap were using Conversion. Should it be added? Jdrawer (talk) 19:50, 29 December 2012 (UTC)