View Full Version : Pokemon type & move problem....

July 4th, 2008, 11:54 PM
OK, i noticed this about a few months ago.....
i tested this with my starmie & salamence 3 weeks ago....
my starmie had elemental moves like surf & thunderbolt.
surf's base damage is 95, right? while thunderbolt is also 95, & there both sp. atk moves..
first, i used thunderbolt on a slaking, it did 1/3 the damage,
then i followed it up with surf which surprisingly did 1/2 the damage on slaking!!!(it wasn't even critical!!!<both the attacks!>)
in my salamence's case is different.
i used earthquake on a stantler & it did 1/4 the damage, then i used fly & it did more than 1/4 the damage!!!(as you know fly & earthquake are attack stat moves)

what i am pointing out is: does pokemon type affect the power of its matching move???
i just don't know...:\

try it.

Ninja Caterpie
July 5th, 2008, 1:07 AM
It's called STAB.
Same Type Attack Bonus.
x1.5 damage I think...So yeah...

El Gofre
July 5th, 2008, 4:26 AM
You never heard of STAB?
Like the above player said, if you use an attack that's the same type as your pokemon it gets a 50% boost, hence why starmie's surf and Mence's Fly did more.

July 6th, 2008, 2:49 AM
i knew it.but i didn't know what it was called.
but you gave a term to it!!!!!.wow.

well ignorance is bliss^_^"!