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Surf? Waterfall?

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What is stronger?
Surf (95) with Special Attack 200
or
Waterfall (80) with Attack 243?

asked Oct 9, 2010 by DarthDestiny

1 Answer

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Best answer

Okay. Here's the damage formula

Damage = ((((2 * Level / 5 + 2) * AttackStat * AttackPower / DefenseStat) / 50) + 2) * STAB * Weakness/Resistance * RandomNumber / 100

To find the answer you want, I'll assume a few constants.

Constants:
Level=100
Defense Stat=100
STAB=1.5
Weakness=1.0
resistance=1.0
Random Number=20.

Waterfall calculation:

Given---> attack Stat=243, attack power=80

Damage = ((((2 * 100/ 5 + 2) * AttackStat * AttackPower / DefenseStat) / 50) + 2) * STAB * Weakness/Resistance * RandomNumber / 100

Damage = (((42 * 243 * 80 / 100) / 50) + 2) * 1.5 * 20 / 100

Damage = 165.296* 1.5 * 20 / 100

Damage=49.48 or 50 with significant figures.

Damage Surf:

Given---> Attack power=95, SpAtk=200

Damage = ((((2 * Level / 5 + 2) * AttackStat * AttackPower / DefenseStat) / 50) + 2) * STAB * Weakness/Resistance * RandomNumber / 100

Damage = ((((2 * 100/ 5 + 2) * 200 * 95 / 100) / 50) + 2) * 1.5 * 20 / 100

Damage = (((42 * 200 * 95 / 100) / 50) + 2) * 1.5 * 20 / 100

Damage = (((42 * 200 * 95 / 100) / 50) + 2) * 1.5 * 20 / 100

Damage = 161.6 * 1.5 * 20 / 100

Damage=48.48= or 48. with significant figures.

-Waterfall does 50 points of damage.

-Surf does 48 points of damage.

there's not much difference, but you could always use stat boosters, EV training Etc.

answered Oct 9, 2010 by DarkTyphlosion
edited Oct 10, 2010 by DarkTyphlosion
MAN!! I ONLY WANTED TO KNOW, HICH IS STRONGER! XDD
But, great answer
I just wanted to show the work behind it.