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What does ability description: 'Ups (type) moves in a pinch' mean?

4 votes

Like Blaze, Torrent, Swarm etc.

asked Jan 9, 2011 by coolunknown2

2 Answers

6 votes

If your Pokémon has less than 1/3 HP, it's STAB on basic type will become +125% instead of +50%.
Like:
Blaze - Fire STAB
Overgrow - Grass STAB
Torrent - Water STAB
Swarm - Bug STAB

answered Jan 9, 2011 by DarthDestiny
4 votes

Those type of abilities don't activate until your pokemon's HP falls below 1/3 its maximum. If my Typhlosion has 300 HP, and he falls below 200, then blaze will activate. It powers up your pokemon's move of that type, so it's like having a double STAB.

answered Jan 9, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
edited Jan 9, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
Lol Typhlosion
Yeah I have one too, its true
in the anime it's less than 1/3rd...but then again, since when is the anime ever right?