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Camouflage

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Normal - - 20 0 - User

Description

The user changes its typing to one of the following pure types, according to the terrain as following. Note that in Wi-Fi battles, and therefore in all of Smogon's official metagames, Camouflage will change the user into a Ground-type. Fails if the user's type cannot be changed or if the user is already purely that type.

  • Building/Path: Normal
  • Sand: Ground
  • Grass: Grass
  • Cave/Rock: Rock
  • Snow/Ice: Ice
  • Water: Water
  • Puddles: Ground

Competitive Use

Competitively, Camouflage will always convert the user to the Ground-type. This may have some advantages, for example Starmie can avoid an Electric-type attack in a pinch, but generally there are better ways to spend a turn setting up. After all, you could just use a Ground-type to begin with. Additionally, this move is very poorly distributed; none of the Pokemon that learn this move are especially bulky and none gain any real attacking prowess through changing to the Ground-type. Therefore, though this move may have just a little bit of potential, it should definitely not see any use competitively.

Related Moves

Reflect Type also changes the user's typing, but instead copies the opponent's typing.

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Deerling Normal / Grass LC Chlorophyll / Sap Sipper / Serene Grace 60 60 50 40 50 75 335
Leavanny Bug / Grass NU Swarm / Chlorophyll / Overcoat 75 103 80 70 70 92 490
Mothim Bug / Flying NU Swarm / Tinted Lens 70 94 50 94 50 66 424
Sawsbuck Normal / Grass NU Chlorophyll / Sap Sipper / Serene Grace 80 100 70 60 70 95 475
Sewaddle Bug / Grass LC Swarm / Chlorophyll / Overcoat 45 53 70 40 60 42 310
Starmie Water / Psychic OU Illuminate / Natural Cure / Analytic 60 75 85 100 85 115 520
Staryu Water LC Illuminate / Natural Cure / Analytic 30 45 55 70 55 85 340
Stunfisk Ground / Electric NU Static / Limber / Sand Veil 109 66 84 81 99 32 471