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Explain STAB, Gems, and Choice Items please?

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I need someone to explain these things I dont understand them at all.
Please help!

asked Aug 1 by Jifflelo
edited Aug 1 by Sempiternus

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Okay let me go in order

STAB: lets say arcanine used fire fang since fire fang is the same type has arcanine. Fire fang will get a boost of x1.5.(stab=Same type attack bonus).

GEMS: gems are to boost moves of the same type has the gem. It gives a boost of 50% of its base power but however it can only be used once. in Pokemon X/Y the boost went down to 33%.

Choice item: choice item are used to boost certain stats like choice band(50%more in attack) choice scarf(50% boost in speed) choice spec( 50% boost in special attack) but all these items boost those certain stats but the user can only use the first move its used.

answered Aug 1 by Shy Guy of Justice
edited Aug 6 by Shy Guy of Justice
The boost of the gemmed change trough the generations.
"through the generations"
The gems were only in gen 5.
"A Gem is consumed when the Pokémon holding it uses a damaging attack that matches the Gem's type, and the attack's power is boosted by 30% (50% prior to Generation VI)".
But gen VI doesnt have gems...
It has Normal Gems just not any other Gems :3