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So I'm training an Inkay. I'm at Route 8 (where I found the Inkay) and I fought a wild Meinfoo. I used Psywave, because hey, type advantage.

But it did neutral damage... is this a glitch or is there something about the move that I'm missing? This happens whenever I fight a Meinfoo. It's no big deal, but I'm just a little confused.

My Inkay is Relaxed nature, and has Contrary, if that helps any.


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This isn't super effective because psywave isn't super effective against anything nor is resistant against anything so that's why.

Source:Pokémon DB Psywave

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Huh. The more you know lol. I should've looked
Lol I didn't know I had to look it up XD
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This is supposed to happen, nothing is wrong with the game.

Psywave is a move that does not take weaknesses and resistances into account, even though it is a psychic type move.

The power it deals is random, varying between 0.5x to 1.5x the users level.

It still cannot hit dark types, despite not taking weaknesses and resistances into account.
You will also not receive a STAB boost from using this move.

>Though it is a Psychic move, Psywave deals typeless damage, taking neither weakness nor resistance into account, and not being affected by STAB, though it still cannot hit Dark-type Pokémon without using Miracle Eye.

So it is not a glitch, it is totally normal.

Hope I helped. :]

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The damage is typeless (not affected by type advantages/disadvantages) I found that on db while looking up the move Psywave hope it helped