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The range (Japanese: 範囲 range) of a move is the number and types of targets a given move can affect. The mechanic was introduced in Generation III along with Double Battles.

Mechanics

Each move has one of several different values for the move's range in the game data. The majority of moves have the default value, affecting only the selected target. Most of the remaining moves either only affect the user, affect all adjacent allies and opponents, or affect all adjacent opponents. Only a few moves affect an ally, all Pokémon on the field including the user, a random opponent, or the user's entire party including Pokémon not on the field.

Some moves do not affect the opposing or ally Pokémon directly, but instead affect the field. This means that even if the user is switched out of battle, the effects of the move still continue. These moves can affect both sides of the field, the opponent's side of the field, or the user's side of the field.

Several moves have unique ranges due to their effect:

  • Acupressure affects only the user in Single Battles, but can also affect a selected adjacent ally in a Double or Triple Battle.
  • Me First affects the selected adjacent opponent; an adjacent ally cannot be selected.
  • Counter, Mirror Coat, and Metal Burst affect the last opponent to attack the user, even if that opponent is not adjacent to the user.
  • Curse is the only move whose range changes when selecting a target depending on the Pokémon using the move. It affects the selected adjacent opponent or ally when used by a Ghost-type Pokémon, while it affects the user when used by a non-Ghost type.

Long-range moves

In a Triple Battle, most moves can only hit Pokémon adjacent to the user. However, a long-range move (Japanese: 遠隔 long-range) can hit any Pokémon on the battlefield, including the opponent or ally on the opposite side of the field. Internally, this is determined by a separate bit flag in the move data structure. In addition to moves that affect the field and moves that affect all Pokémon including the user, all single-target damage-dealing Flying-type moves, Flying Press, and all single-target aura and pulse moves are considered long-range moves.

List of moves by range

In the charts below, a light red cell indicates that the move can target any one of the highlighted cells, while a dark red cell indicates that the move targets all of the highlighted cells.

Generation V onwards

In the internal data of the Generation V games onwards, moves can have one of 14 ranges depending on a byte value in the move data structure. In Pokédex 3D and the official guidebooks for these games, these are combined into a total of 12 categories. These are described in the table below:

Value Name[1] Range Moves
0 Normal
通常
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
All other moves
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Long-range
1 Self/Ally
自分か味方1匹
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Acupressure
2 1 Ally
味方1匹
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
3 Varies
特殊
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Me First
4 Adjacent/All Others[2]
相手・味方複数
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
5 Many Others
相手複数
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
6 Your Party
味方すべて[3]
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Long-range[4]
Foe Foe
Self Ally
Gear Up
7 Self
自分
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
8 Adjacent
相手・味方複数
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Long-range
9 1 Random
相手ランダム1匹
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
10 Both Sides
相手・味方場
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
11 Other Side
相手場
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
12 Your Side
味方場
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
13 Varies
特殊
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally

Generation IV

In the internal data of the Generation IV games, moves can have one of 12 ranges depending on a two-byte value in the move data structure. In the Prima Games guidebooks for these games, these are combined into a total of ten categories. These are described in the table below:

Value Name[5] Range Moves
0x0000 NormalDPPt
RegularHGSS
Foe Foe
Self Ally
All other moves
0x0001 DoMDP
DependsPtHGSS
Foe Foe
Self Ally
0x0002 Random 1DP
1 RandomPtHGSS
Foe Foe
Self Ally
0x0004 Enemy 2DP
2 foesPtHGSS
Foe Foe
Self Ally
0x0008 Enemy 2 / Ally 1DP
2 foes - 1 allyPt
2 foes–1 allyHGSS
Foe Foe
Self Ally
0x0010 Self
Foe Foe
Self Ally
0x0020 All AlliesDP
All alliesPtHGSS
Foe Foe
Self Ally
0x0040 All
Foe Foe
Self Ally
0x0080 Enemy 2DP
2 foesPtHGSS
Foe Foe
Self Ally
0x0100 Ally 1DP
1 allyPtHGSS
Foe Foe
Self Ally
Helping Hand
0x0200 Ally 1DP
1 allyPtHGSS
Foe Foe
Self Ally
Acupressure
0x0400 DoMDP
SelfPt
DependsHGSS
Foe Foe
Self Ally
Me First

The Pokémon Diamond and Pearl: Official Nintendo Player's Guide by Nintendo Power instead divides moves into six categories:

  • 1: Move is effective on one foe or partner.
  • 2: Move is effective against both foes at once.
  • 3: Move is effective on both foes and partner at once.
  • 4: Move is effective on all Pokémon at once.
  • S: Move is effective on only the Pokémon that executes the move.
  • R: Move affects random Pokémon chosen from both foes and partner.

Generation III

In the internal data of the Generation III games, moves can have one of seven ranges depending on a byte value in the move data structure. These are described in the table below:

Value Description[6] Range Moves
0x00 Normal
Foe Foe
Self Ally
All other moves
0x01 Depends
Foe Foe
Self Ally
0x04 1 Random
Foe Foe
Self Ally
0x08 2 foes
Foe Foe
Self Ally
0x10 Self
Foe Foe
Self Ally
0x20 2 foes–1 ally
Foe Foe
Self Ally
0x40 2 foes
Foe Foe
Self Ally
Spikes

Official guidebooks instead divide moves into 10 or 11 categories:

Pokémon Emerald: Prima's Official Strategy Guide (Prima Games)
  • 1E (1 Enemy)
  • 2E (2 Enemies)
  • RE (Random Enemy)
  • 1A/2E (1 Ally and 2 Enemies (i.e., everyone but the center))
  • S/E (Self and Enemy)
  • Self
  • All
  • Allies
  • All Allies
  • AE
Pocket Monsters Emerald Nintendo Official Guidebook (Shogakukan)
Pocket Monsters Emerald Official Complete Clear Guide (Media Factory)
Pocket Monsters Emerald Official Encyclopedia (Enterbrain)
  • 自分
  • 自分・相手
  • 味方
  • 味方2体
  • 味方全体
  • 味方・相手2体
  • 相手
  • 相手2体
  • 相手フィールド
  • フィールド
  • 全体

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 範圍 Faahnwàih
Mandarin 範圍 Fànwéi
France Flag.png French Portée
Germany Flag.png German Reichweite
Italy Flag.png Italian Raggio
South Korea Flag.png Korean 범위 Beomwi
Spain Flag.png Spanish Alcance

Long-range

Language Title
France Flag.png French Longue portée
Germany Flag.png German Langweite
Italy Flag.png Italian Lungo raggio
Spain Flag.png Spanish Largo alcance

Specific move ranges (Pokédex 3D)

English English Japanese Kana Japanese Rōmaji French French German German Italian Italian Spanish Spanish
Normal 通常 Tsūjō Normale Normal Normale Normal
Self 自分 Jibun Soi Anwender Se stesso Usuario
1 Ally 味方1匹 Mikata ippiki 1 allié 1 Mitstreiter Un alleato 1 aliado
Self/Ally 自分か味方1匹 Jibun ka mikata ippiki Soi ou 1 allié Anwender oder 1 Mitsreiter Se stesso o un alleato Usuario o 1 aliado
Your Party 味方全て Mikata subete Tous alliés Alle Mitstrieter Tutti gli alleati Todos los aliados
1 Random 相手ランダム1匹 Aite randamu ippiki 1 adv. au hasard 1 beliebiger Gegner Un nemico a caso 1 rival aleatorio
Many Others 相手複数 Aite fukusū Adv. proches Mehrere Gegner Più nemici Rivales cercanos
Adjacent 相手・味方複数 Aite·mikata fukusū PKMN proches PKMN im Umkreis Più alleati/nemici Pokémon cercanos
Your Side 味方場 Mikata-ba Côté allié Eigene Seite Tuo campo Aliados de combate
Other Side 相手場 Aite-ba Côté adv. Gegnerseite Campo nemico Rivales de combate
Both Sides 相手・味方場 Aite·mikata-ba Tous côtés Beide Seiten Entrambi i campi Todos
Varies 特殊 Tokushu Spéciale Spezial Speciale Especial

See also

Notes

  1. English names are taken from Pokédex 3D and the official guidebooks for Pokémon Black and White, X and Y, Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Sun and Moon, Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, and Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! published by The Pokémon Company International. Japanese names are taken from Pokédex 3D and the official guidebooks Pocket Monsters X/Y Official Guidebook Complete Kalos Pokédex Perfect Guide and Official Pokémon National Pokédex 2018 Pokémon Data File for Pocket Monsters Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon published by OVERLAP.
  2. Referred to as "Adjacent" in Pokédex 3D and the official guidebooks for Pokémon Black and White, X and Y, Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Sun and Moon, and Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. Referred to as "All Others" in the official guidebook for Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!.
  3. Formatted as 味方全て in Pokédex 3D.
  4. These moves only have the long-range flag set starting in Generation VII. However, they already acted as long-range moves in Generations V and VI.
  5. Names are taken from the official guidebooks for Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, Platinum, and HeartGold and SoulSilver published by Prima Games and Pokémon USA/The Pokémon Company International.
  6. Descriptions are adapted from the official guidebooks for Pokémon Platinum and HeartGold and SoulSilver.


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