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A fire attack, not super effective against an ice type?

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My Pansear’s Flame Blast is not super effective against a Cubchoo, but my Monferno’s Flame Wheel was effective. When I used Flame blast, the box was yellow and it said “3” damage.

asked Jan 28, 2013 by FenaFox
- Do you mean Flame Burst or Fire Blast?
- Was this in a double battle?
CONQUEST, that's the game.

1 Answer

4 votes

All things considered, Fire Blast should do x2 damage against a Cubchoo, since it doesn't have Thick Fat.

It might have been holding an Occa Berry, in which case the berry would reduce the damage done by a super effective fire move once, and then the rest of the fire moves will do x2 damage.

EDIT: I just saw what Mew wrote, and that's right.

Flame Burst deals damage. All Pokémon (including allies and the user if applicable) adjacent to a Pokémon hit by Flame Burst in Double and Triple Battles will lose 1/16 of their maximum HP in typeless effect damage. This secondary effect will not occur if the target absorbs the primary attack with Flash Fire or the attack misses.

If it's Flame Burst, it does typeless damage, despite being a fire type move. If it's Flame Burst you're referring to (and not Fire Blast), then that was why it wasn't super-effective against a Cubchoo.

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answered Jan 28, 2013 by fondant
edited Jan 28, 2013 by fondant
Flame Burst
Then it's as Mew suggested; Flame Burst does typeless damage, making Pokemon lose 1/16 of its health regardless of its type. It would have the same effect on a water Pokemon as it would on an ice Pokemon.