A Status move is a move that, in the Pokémon games, does no direct damage, but instead causes a weather condition, status condition, or changes the stats of a Pokémon during battle. This includes also other attacks which cannot be categorized under physical moves and special moves because of their unique or nearly-unique effects, such as Destiny Bond, Splash, Charge, and Recover. Status moves fall under the Other category in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky.

The majority of Normal– and Psychic-type moves, when the type stopped existing), are in this category. Very few moves of the other 16 types are status moves; for example, there is only one Dragon-type status move, and there are only two Fire-type status moves.