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STAB(Same Type Attack Bonus) Formula hints and tips for Pokemon Emerald

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STAB(Same Type Attack Bonus) Formula


Ok, not many people know about this, or know what the heck it does, so here is an explanation about STAB.

STAB means Same Type Attack Bonus. This means when a Pokemon uses a Move of it's own type, the move power gets a bonus(1.5 to be exact) and can do more damage.

The forumla for finding out what STAB will do to your move is as follows:

Move Power * 1.5 = New Base Power

Still confused? Here's an example:

Move: Earthquake

Pokemon: Swampert

Base Power: 100

STAB Bonus: 150

100 * 1.5 = 150

Now with that done, Swampert's Earthquake now has a base Power of 150. Meaning it does a lot more, and then think about if it has an Adamant Nature and a lot of Attack, that adds in too.

Make sure to choose moves carefully if you want the full benefit of STAB.

Hope this helps.

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