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Does the effect of the move Curse used by a ghost wear off upon switching out?

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Gengar used Curse!

Torterra used Earthquake, it Doesn't affect Gengar...

The Foes Torterra is afflicted by the Curse

Torterra, come back!

this is an example, now the next time torterra is in battle will the curse still take effect?

If not it might be a good idea to have Mean Look on a pokemon with curse

asked Jul 20, 2011 by Hex
edited Jul 20, 2011 by trachy

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The next time torterra comes in, it will not receive the effects of curse.

answered Jul 20, 2011 by Halcyonic Falcon
That's very unfair because the ghost still losed 50% of HP
yeah.......
That's the price of using curse.
Onthe other hand, it would quickly become broke if it did stay after swicthing. Just stall out a few turns, and they'll go out without any challenge.
If they do switch out their new poke has to take a hit, which should even out the curse hp loss.