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Talk:Psystrike (move)

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Isn't this a move variation of Earthquake? U2kheim 00:35, 27 November 2010 (UTC)

Nope. They differ in category and target. --Blow (話す) 02:40, 27 November 2010 (UTC)
Ah, OK I see, but the category may still differ even though it's a move variation; For example Mirror Coat and Counter :) U2kheim 12:01, 27 November 2010 (UTC)
However, as Blow indirectly said, Psycho Break is differs from EQ by damaging target using its defense.----無限の知性DENNOUZENSHI 12:13, 27 November 2010 (UTC)
Also, I believe Mirror Coat and Counter are a special case, because both are counter moves, being the first for Special moves and the second for Physical moves. They could create a Physical move that counter Special moves (or vice-versa), but I think it's natural to use a Special move to counter a Special move. Finally, look at the flavor text for Mirror Coat and Counter, they're pretty much the same. Usually, move variations share some kind of pattern in their flavor text, which reflects in their base power, category and target. --Blow (話す) 15:29, 27 November 2010 (UTC)
Sure, bad example from me, a lot of move variations differ in categories, another example being One-hit knockout moves. But I agree on the Target being different :) U2kheim 00:29, 28 November 2010 (UTC)

Psyshock vs. Psystrike

Is it worth noting that the non-signature Psychic-type move Psyshock is nearly identical to Psystrike--other than the base power? Even the flavor text is the same. I had to recheck my Black copy when I saw Psystrike's flavor text to make sure my game wasn't glitched or something. PhantomJunkie 05:53, 9 April 2012 (UTC)