Talk:List of moves that do damage

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Sorry for putting this up before it was finished. I was in the process of making the page and I accidentally hit "save page" instead of "show preview." >_<; I will be finishing all the attacks and making the notes consistent. Again, I am very sorry for putting this up before it was completed - it was a highly unprofessional mistake! --Frost 05:27, 3 August 2007 (UTC)

Don't worry about it. We've got some incomplete pages, so I put up the {{incomplete}} template and added some information. Just make sure that you capitalize stats (Special Attack instead of special attack) and types of move (Physical move instead of physical attack). Don't forget to link appropriately. TTEchidna 06:29, 3 August 2007 (UTC)
I don't really think that this page is necessary since it's plainly obvious that Physical and Special attacks do damage. Llxwarbirdxll 02:52, 8 September 2007 (UTC)

Updated to Gen V?

I was looking over this page because of the "outdated" category it was in. I'm guessing that it needs to updated to include the moves and statistics from Generation V? I was looking for something that needed work and could help me get more familiar with the wikicode. If I'm right about what this article needs, I'll start trying it out. I just wanted to confirm first. Crystal Talian 12:07, 19 December 2011 (UTC)

No longer outdated?

I have added all the Gen V moves and updated the statistics of moves that changed between gens IV and V. Is it all right to removed the "Outdated" label? I was going to do it myself, but I wasn't sure if it needed to be replaced with something else or something. Thanks. Crystal Talian 05:00, 20 December 2011 (UTC)

Shadow and PMD-exclusive moves

Should they be added to this list as well? ht14 03:37, 16 July 2013 (UTC)

Is it really necessary to include the Moves that call other moves thing?

no, it's just explicit; "no status moves included" is just the consequence (hence "notably"))

What? I don't understand that. Unowninator (talk) 22:43, 16 August 2016 (UTC)

Since moves that call other moves can deal damage, some mention of them is warranted on the page. Tiddlywinks (talk) 22:54, 16 August 2016 (UTC)
Okay, well then why not mention Status moves like Leech Seed or Stealth Rock? (Shall I name more examples?) Unowninator (talk) 23:05, 16 August 2016 (UTC)
Those are less direct damage. (Even than a move called by another.) If you want something more explicit: Leech Seed and Stealth Rock will not faint the target as an immediate result of the move being executed. Tiddlywinks (talk) 23:12, 16 August 2016 (UTC)
Well, that logic applies to False Swipe. (I apologize if I sound like a smartass; not trying to). I Anyway, let me make sure I understand your point: basically if it inflicts damage at the end of the turn, it doesn't count? If so, what about Pain Split? Unowninator (talk) 23:27, 16 August 2016 (UTC)
Forget the last part then. This should be simple. Moves that call other moves can call moves that are already on this list. Tiddlywinks (talk) 23:39, 16 August 2016 (UTC)
To the best of my knowledge, there is no in-game justification that status moves (incl. Pain Split) can "inflict damage" at all (except when they call others). In fact, items like Shell Bell seem to indicate they can't. Nescientist (talk) 23:43, 16 August 2016 (UTC)
Ah, the Shell Bell thing makes perfect sense to me. Thanks guys. Unowninator (talk) 00:00, 17 August 2016 (UTC)

Special Hyperspace Fury?

Hyperspace Fury is actually Physical. TheICTLiker4 (talk) 08:20, 31 August 2018 (UTC)


Is this page any necessary? It doesn't look like anyone cares about it. When someone is looking for moves by damage it's more natural to check physical damage and special damage on their proper pages.--Rocket Grunt 23:31, 27 January 2023 (UTC)

It's one list (which can be sorted)!? Nescientist (talk) 13:50, 28 January 2023 (UTC)
Two lists are sortable too. I can't image this page being useful when there are pages for physical and special moves, being a category would be enough and looks like no one cares about it anyway. Being snarky doesn't really help either. It hasn't been updated to generation IX and the notice template says it's not even updated for generation VII.--Rocket Grunt 19:21, 28 January 2023 (UTC)
I wasn't trying to sound snarky (sorry bout that), I mentioned a benefit I thought was obvious for you to see as well.
About the page being necessary, I'm interested in what others think. In addition to the one list argument, this page is also used as a link target as to why Aegislash changes forms etc. On the other hand, there's List of moves which is largely similar, so I don't have an opinion really. (Personally, I consider that page a more natural "replacement" than the physical/special pages as you suggested.)
I understand the frustration about the page not being updated, but that by itself should not indicate the page is any less sensible. (I could go on about how Bulbapedia might have these troubles all across the wiki, but that's just more reason to help out and/or motivate others, not reason to trim down on pages to keep maintained.) Nescientist (talk) 11:50, 29 January 2023 (UTC)