This article is about the move Curse (move). For other uses, see Curse (status).
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Curse (Japanese: のろい Noroi) is amove that has a different effect for -type Pokémon. Before Generation V, it was a -type move, and the only move of that type.
When Curse is used by a Ghost-type Pokémon, the user will lose half of their max HP and in turn will place a curse on the opponent. This curse will cause the afflicted Pokémon to lose 1/4 of their max HP at the end of every turn, unless switched out. When combined with Mean Look or Block, it can be a destructive combination. It is much like burn.
With the exception of Hidden Power, Curse is the only move that has effects that vary depending on its user.