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What is STAB, what is a sweeper, and what are EVs?

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what does this mean? STAB,Sweeper,and EVs

asked May 9, 2013 by connorg123
edited May 9, 2013 by |SentByRavens|
good question. its all been asked before. -_-

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STAB is short for Same Type Attack Bonus. So if a normal Pokemon uses a normal type move it gets a boost in attack.


A sweeper is generally a Pokemon who is fast and deals huge damage. There are other versions but most sweepers are like this.


EVs are Effort Value points. After a battle with a Pokemon any Pokemon who participated in the battle (and with Exp. Share) will get one. There is an EV for every stat. It's not normally used in-game as EV training is a long boring process that is difficult to get right.


Let me know if you want some more explanations on something.

answered May 9, 2013 by MrKijani
selected Jun 9, 2013 by Mewderator
DANG! I woulda answered this! =( i will upvote fer speedyness.
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STAB: STABis a abbreviation for same type attack bonus, the 1.5x boost Pokemon's attack receives when the attack and the Pokemon are if the same type. It is used to describe the boost itself as well as moves that get the boost. For example, sandslash is a ground type, so when it uses ground type moves like earthquake they are one and half times as powerful as normal. As such, earthquake is Sandslash's STAB, and Sandslash gets STAB on earthquake.

Sweepers: sweepers in general are offensively oriented Pokemon whose sole purpose on a team is to take out the opponents team. They are different from wallbreakers and other offensive roles in competitive teams in that they are designed to take out an entire team, rather than specific Pokemon. Most sweepers run a stat boosting move, such as calm mind or dragon dance, in order to facilitate a sweep, and need the support of teammates to remove Pokemon that counter them. Pokemon such as lucario and volcarona commonly run sweeper sets. There are multiple kinds of sweeper. sweepers are typically categorized into physical, special and mixed, and each runs physical stacks, special attacks and both respectively. Types of sweeper include setup sweepers, who sinpky just use a stat boosting move to sweep, weather sweepers like Victreebel , who rely on a weather condition to augment their ability, and bulky sweepers, who rather than rely on speed rely on their good defensive stats and attacking ability to sweep.

Evs: evs, short for effort values, boost a Pokemons individual stat. A Pokemon can only have 255 in each stat and can only have 508 total. It should be noted that evs only effects a stat in multiples of four. As such 252 evs gets the same result as 255 evs. Battling certain Pokemon gives your Pokemon certain evs, as do vitamins and wings.

Here are some helpful links
http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Same-type_attack_bonus
http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/EVs
http://www.smogon.com/dp/articles/pokemon_dictionary

answered May 9, 2013 by Ludicobro
Sorry k this site is loading so slow for me I didn't see you answer
No that's fine Brotad. I don't care :)