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For fun, I attempted to analyze a function with a friend who's a total Pokemon geek and came up with the following, which I figure I'll post here (no guarantee on accuracy):

    DecrementPP:
    ; after using a move, decrement pp in battle and (if not transformed?) in party
        ld a,[de]                   ; load some variable?
        cp a,STRUGGLE               ; Check to see if the move we used was "struggle".
        ret z                       ; If the pokemon is using "struggle", there's nothing to do, so return,
                                    ; since we don't decrement PP for "struggle".
        ld hl,$D062
        ld a,[hli]                  ; load the D062 Pokemon status flags and increment hl to load the
                                    ; D063 status flags later.
        and a,7                     ; check to see if bits 0, 1, or 2 are set.
        ret nz                      ; If any of these statuses are true, don't decrement PP.
        bit 6,[hl]                  ; check bit 6 of the D063 status flags too.
        ret nz                      ; And return if it's set.
                                    ; bit 2 of D062: multiple-hit moves, like Wrap?
                                    ; bit 1 of D062: Thrashing about, I think?
                                    ; bit 0 of D062: paralyzed?
                                    ; bit 6 of D063: ?
        ld hl,$D02D                 ; load the address of the first move of the current pokemon
        call .DecrementPP\@         ; call the function (below) to actually decrement the PP

        ld a,[$D064]                ; load Pokemon status bits?
        bit 3,a                     ; Is the pokemon transformed?
        ret nz                      ; If it is, return.  Pokemon Red stores the "current pokemon's" PP
                                    ; separately from the "Pokemon in your party's" PP.  This is
                                    ; duplication -- in all cases *other* than Pokemon with Transform.
                                    ; Normally, this means we have to go on and make the same     
                                    ; modification to the "party's pokemon" PP that we made to the
                                    ; "current pokemon's" PP.  But, if we're dealing with a Transformed
                                    ; Pokemon, it has separate PP for the move set that it copied from
                                    ; its opponent, which is *not* the same as its real PP as part of your
                                    ; party.  So we return, and don't do that part.

        ld hl,$D188                 ; load the address of the first move of the first pokemon in the party
        ld a,[$CC2F]                ; which pokemon in party is active
        ld bc,$2C                   ; $2C is the size of one Pokemon's data structure, I assume?
        call AddNTimes              ; calculate the address of the mon to modify
                                    ; fall through into DecrementPP\@, to avoid calling it again.
    .DecrementPP\@
        ld a,[$CC2E]                ; which move (0, 1, 2, 3) did we use?
        ld c,a
        ld b,0
        add hl,bc                   ; calculate the address in memory of the PP we need to decrement, 
                                    ; based on the move chosen.
        dec [hl]                    ; Decrement PP
        ret



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