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By how much does Technician increase power?

1 vote

Like scythers bug bite (not counting STAB)

asked Aug 22, 2011 by Tysonyoshi
edited Oct 14, 2011 by Pokemaster

2 Answers

3 votes

It increases it by 1.5 or 50% of the Base power.

Meaning moves like Bug bite, would go from 60 power, to 90.

Technician increases the base power of all moves which have a base power of 60 or less by 1.5×.
For moves with variable base power, Technician will only apply if the base power is 60 or less when used. Thus, Pursuit will not get a Technician boost if the opposing Pokémon switches and Pursuit's base power doubles to 80. Similarly, if a move like Avalanche is used by a Pokémon previously damaged in the same turn, which doubles Avalanche's base power to 120, then Technician will not be applied.
The effect does not apply to confusion damage, which remains at a base power of 40.

-------> Bulbapedia

answered Aug 22, 2011 by Josh
edited Aug 22, 2011 by Josh
wow thats a huge boost
What the heck J98!?
You edited in the part about the Avalanche and Pursuit, So I figured, Why not just quote the whole thing from Bulbapedia along with the Link?
1 vote

Technician raises the power of moves with 60 Base Power or less by 1.5x. Meaning Bug Bite will get Base Power of 90 instead of the original 60. This does not apply when the moves Avalanche or Pursuit are boosted, meaning when Avalanche gets double the power from its effect, and when Pursuit gets double the power for its effect.

http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Technician_(ability)

answered Aug 22, 2011 by Psusnis◇
edited Aug 22, 2011 by Psusnis◇