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Just a thing: the translation of the Japanese name should be often the word it means... but since this move is a play on the fact that the same hiragana can mean multiple things... there you go. It's gonna be named as Noroi in Japanese. Do not do this with the other 466 moves. GOT IT? TTEchidna 11:29, 19 November 2009 (UTC)
- Replying to a very old comment, but after looking at the article, I disagree. The translation should be "Curse/Slow" or something like that, to illustrate the dual nature of the name. What we have now isn't a translation at all. Bikini Miltank 23:32, 3 September 2011 (UTC)
- I agree. Noroi is not a translation. That place is where actual translations belong, and "Curse/Slow" makes the most sense. Maybe even put a link to the trivia section (or make a new section for that trivia point and link to that instead) in the translation. --SnorlaxMonster 12:35, 4 September 2011 (UTC)
Can smeargle be ghost type by color change, because ghost type attacks do not harm smeargle.--Banetoid 21:16, 2 March 2010 (UTC)
Will Curse (when performed by a Ghost-type) inflict damage to a Pokémon with Wonder Guard? If yes, what happens to a Shedinja, since it has only 1 HP? Will the damage be rounded up or down?--Afrael 13:42, 3 April 2010 (UTC)
- Most likely, because a Pokémon with Wonder Guard can still get hurt by a burn or poison. It would most likely faint, because unlike Substitute, a Pokémon can faint using the move Curse. Turtwig A (talk | contribs) 13:58, 3 April 2010 (UTC)
- To answer your second question, IIRC if the game attempts to manage a 'fractional' value for the amount of damage taken it is always rounded up. Shedinja would in theory lose 0.25 HP, but this would be rounded up to 1 HP. If a level 2 Pidgey uses Tackle on a level 100 Steelix it would lose 1 HP not a very small fractional amount of HP because the game can only work with whole integers - 0 damage (never normally used for attacks that hit) to 65535 damage which I think might have been changed to 6 bytes (16777215-1) in later games . Hope that helps. =] --Chickasaurus 14:19, 3 April 2010 (UTC)
Does Curse in its new Ghost form affect normal type pokemon? I know it says the effect is the same but I think it should be clearer; ghost moves dont usually hit normal after all. PowerPlantRaichu 09:05, 26 December 2011 (UTC)
- It works normally. Immunities are only for damage-dealing moves, not status moves. --SnorlaxMonster 14:58, 26 December 2011 (UTC)
Why A Nail?
Is there any explanation why Curse is commonly shown as a nail being pounded into the user as well as the target? It's something I've always been curious about and hoped to learn more about in the Curse entry page.- unsigned comment from Joec (talk • contribs)
- I believe it may be related to voodoo, unless there is some Japanese cultural thing that is a more likely origin. --SnorlaxMonster 16:13, 24 March 2012 (UTC)