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Are there useless moves?

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A few questions:
If bidoof has unaware will rollout gain X2 from Defence curl
If mew is genderless how does attract work
there are others but i am ignoring them for now...(it is starting to get late)

asked Jul 8, 2012 by jerry7777
edited Jul 8, 2012 by Pokemaster

4 Answers

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Best answer

To give a full and correct answer:

The move Splash is the only truly useless move, as it literally does nothing.

Rollout will work the same. The Unaware ability only applies when Bidoof uses a move against another Pokemon who has had a stat change.

So if Bidoof uses Defense Curl then Rollout, it gets the defense boost just fine and Rollout doubles in power.
If another Pokemon uses Defense Curl then Rollout against Bidoof, then that Pokemon gets the defense boost just fine and Rollout doubles in power. However, the attacks by Bidoof back at that Pokemon ignore the defense boost.

Regarding Attract, yes it is useless on Mew (and Cryogonal who can also learn it) as it will always fail when used by a genderless Pokemon.

There are plenty of other moves which have very limited use, for example only in double battles. Helping Hand and Quash are useless in single battles.

answered Jul 8, 2012 by Pokemaster
selected Aug 23, 2012 by &Psychic x
1 vote

Splash
Yes
It won't work

answered Jul 8, 2012 by heracross
edited Jul 11, 2012 by heracross
sorry i meant mew
Attract will fail. Same with Cryogonal
And the Magnezone, Ditto and other legendaries families, except Latias/os.
1 vote

1) Yes, still 2x, because it's an indirect stat boost.
2) Attract will fail.

Hope I helped!

answered Jul 8, 2012 by XtremeKiller
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Wow you guys a forgetting a big one normal and fighting moves on ghost types.

answered Jul 8, 2012 by Absol
It's not a move. It's circumstantial.
It's a lot of moves.
Those arnt useless moves though
In this scenario it is, just like attract on mew.