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Does Normalize affect Hidden Power?

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asked Mar 2, 2013 by Chillninja
reshown May 27, 2013 by Mewderator

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Normalize makes all moves used by the Pokémon with this Ability act Normal-type instead of its ordinary typing.

All moves. Hidden Power is no exception; I don't see why it would be.

Because of this, a pure Normal-type Pokémon will never receive same-type attack bonus when using Hidden Power unless it also has Normalize as its Ability.

This is the only way a Normal Pokemon can receive STAB from HP. HP cannot be Normal type except for the Normalise ability, despite it being classed as Normal type in game.

Normalise

Hidden Power

answered Mar 2, 2013 by fondant
selected Mar 9, 2013 by Chillninja
3 votes

Yes it does

Source: I just tested it on Showdown with JamesBlob.

My Delcatty used Hidden Power [Ghost] on Blob's Gastly, and Gastly was immune to it, meaning that Normalize made it a normal type move, otherwise it would have been Super Effective.

answered Mar 2, 2013 by |SentByRavens|
Or it could've meant it turned into a Fighting type attack. :P
Normalize turning a Ghost type attack into a Fighting type attack. Seems legit.
It'd probably be better to test it out on a Kecleon to see what type it changes into, just in case trachy's right. We might all have been wrong all these years. :O
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Hold it. dosen't normalize change your opponent's moves to normal type?
No. It changes the type of all your moves to normal type.