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How come Arceus' signature move only does 100 damage?

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asked Dec 15, 2012 by Swag Magikarp
100 x 1.5 x 1.2 = 180
^ only for the arceus-* variants...
Arceus-Normal only does 150 + an item, if he has one...
But you usually use judgement with plates
Yea Leboss Arcues-Normal are always Silk Scarf ESpeed remember :3
@Pokenubz, Lum Berry is more common on E-Killer than Silk Scarf.
ROFL, you have never seen a Special Arceus normal then...
and you dont want to either...
and yeah,  Lum > Silk any day
And with a Plate, technically it is actually 120 BP + 60 STAB

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100 damage is pretty strong for a legendary signature move.
Plus, don't forget the fact that it can be any type when it Arceus holds a plate (Ex: Judgement is a grass type move when used by Arceus holding a grass plate). Gamfreak didn't want to make the most powerful Pokemon have an overpowered move.

answered Dec 15, 2012 by Lust for Glory
selected Dec 15, 2012 by Swag Magikarp
It is meadow plate not grass plate. Just saying
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Keep in mind 100 damage is quite strong for even a signature move. And considering it can have stab to whatever type (Accompanied plates,) you have a 100 power stab to what ever type you want so with a little prepping, it can be the most effective move in the game.

answered Dec 15, 2012 by Magnegon
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Game Freak designed it that way.

The move already has the twist of changing it's type, and to be honest higher than 100 power would be too overpowered for Arceus' liking. 100 power isn't lacking anything, for the base power of a move, it is a solid choice.

answered Dec 15, 2012 by ƒιzz