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Becuase according to this site it is does it have any hidden effect

Splash is even more mysterious than Curse.

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Status moves are just kind of an "other" when you categorize moves. the physical and special attacks are all attacks made for the purpose of dealing damage. Since Splash is just a dud move made as a gimmick, (and to add insult to injury) it is counted as a status move. It doesn't necessarily mean it'll inflict a status move, it's just not easily classified in the other options.