Originally Posted by Pokemon Trainer Sarah
Outrage is Special because it's a Dragon-type move.
In all games before D/P, whether a move was Physical or Special depended on its type.
Special moves: Grass, Water, Fire, Electric, Dragon, Psychic, Ice, Dark
Physical moves: Rock, Ground, Steel, Flying, Bug, Normal, Fighting, Ghost, Poison
to be quite honest, i dont know why people bother asking those types of questions anymore. not to say that people no longer play RSEFRLG, but youd think that since there were 3 generations of that physical/special type of split, people would've learned every type's classification by now.
also theres a whole section on (you guessed it) serebii.
i suppose the occasional confusion may set in (eg: ghost type moves are PHYSICAL??!?) but for the most part it should be common sense, people.
DRAGONS are SPECIAL creatures,
whereas FIGHTERS use PHYSICAL CONTACT to win fights.
Youre a SPECIAL person if you're a PSYCHIC,
wheres POISON affects a person...
i cant think of that many witty sayings but you get the idea.