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Struggle
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Stats
Type  Normal
Category  Physical
Power  50
Accuracy  —%
PP  1 (max. 1)
Priority  {{{priority}}}
An attack that is used in desperation only if the user has no PP. It also hurts the user slightly.
  • Makes contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by Mirror Move
  • Affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe
Self Ally
Affects the user

Damaging move, causes recoil

Struggle is a damage-dealing move. It is a move that no Pokémon naturally learns but every Pokémon can use if none of their other moves are usable, usually due to a lack of PP. When used, the user is hit with recoil equivalent to ¼ of their max HP.

Although still classified as a Normal-type move, Struggle is unaffected by types, inflicting neutral damage to Steel-, Rock-, and Ghost-type Pokémon and being unaffected by STAB. Its target is a randomly selected opponent in Double Battles.

The user will take recoil damage even if Struggle breaks a substitute, or if its Ability is Rock Head or Magic Guard.

Learnset

All Pokémon can use Struggle when they cannot use any other moves, such as by them all having 0 PP, or if they are all incapacitated through any of Disable, Taunt, Torment, Imprison, Heal Block, Cursed Body or Choice items. Also, some moves cannot be selected unless specific conditions are met, so can also cause the Pokémon to Struggle if they are the only moves with PP.

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