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On a non-ghost type is there ever any reason to use curse when it can learn bulk up? The only reason I can think of is if your lowering your speed for gyro ball or to move last for double power with payback

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It's almost always just gyro ball. Also, before Generation 5, TMs were consumable, so people didn't want to waste TM bulk ups on Pokemon that could learn curse.

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Yes, the only real reason to use Curse over Bulk Up is to boost the power and effectiveness of Moves like Gyro Ball and Payback.

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Trick Room would be a reason to use Curse instead. The speed reduction from Curse would effectively be a speed increase during Trick Room.

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I was just about to say this, this would be awesome in a double/triple battle, as it could use gyro ball incredibly well.