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Do Critical hits also break through defense drops like they break through Defense buffs?

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I would have maybe won a battle against Pimpnubz if they do pierce lowered attack stats.
BUT I don't know if they do, nor does anyone I believe
and that's why I threw this question out there :D

asked Jan 21, 2014 by DemonFlygawne
Thanks for dealing with my 2nd problem, now look at the 1st and 3rd problem
I need an answer than answers my question
I will wait until I get that answer
From what I know, critical hits pierce through defense buffs and lowered attack stats.

For attack buffs and defense drops, Critical hits do not pierce through them.

The reason you lost to Pimpnubz while u got a crit is not because the critical hit did not "pierce" your lowered attack stat, but rather the fact that Critical hits are nerfed from double the damage in gen 1-5 to only 1.5 times the damage in gen 6.
'K, obviously since this doesn't answer your question I'll convert it.
I don't get how it doesn't answer your question, but I'll convert it.
I will - but please lose the flag thanks.
Indigo's answer was perfectly fine...
I just looked at my question, I made a serious typo D:

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If the attacker is using a Physical move, and is at +2 Attack while the defender is at +1 Defense, then a critical hit will ignore the Defense boost but not the Attack boost.

The same occurs if the attacker is at -1 Attack and the defender at -2 Defense, with the Attack drop being ignored but not the Defense drop.

Basically, the quote sums up this:
(Special) Attack Drops are ignored.
(Special) Attack Boosts aren't ignored.
(Special) Defense Drops aren't ignored.
(Special) Defense Boosts are ignored.


answered Jan 22, 2014 by Le Scraf
selected Jan 22, 2014 by DemonFlygawne
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Defense Drops are calculated in Critical Hit calculation.
Albeit, Defense Boosts aren't.

Hope I helped. :)
Source, Source and Source

answered Jan 22, 2014 by !'•-Indigo-•'!
My point still stands. :P xD
Also, if Scruffy ended up helping you (xD) feel free to give him BA but I just want my point to stand. :P
Scruffeh? :D :D :D