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I know on the site it says its physical but I used it with Tyranitar on Fire Red and Mirror Coat worked after it so now I'm confused.


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In generation three games, like sapphire, ruby, emerald, fire red, and leaf green, Crunch is a special move. In generation 1-3, a move being physical or special is based solely on it's type. Like shadow ball was physical because it was a ghost type. Crunch is physical in generation 4 because They changed it to be based on the attack itself.


gen 3-special
gen 4-physical