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What are "variations"?

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When I battle on PO, usually on Smogon University server, I see something like:
Variation: +54, -46
What do these mean?

asked Mar 14, 2012 by Mewderator

1 Answer

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Best answer

when doing rated battles, you'll see that mark up there. that's how many points you'll gain to your po ranking if you win, or how many you'll lose if you lose.

example: i have 1000 points of ranking. i win the battle with the variation: +10 -29.
i'll have 1010 points of ranking.

if i lose, i'll have 971. you see?

answered Mar 14, 2012 by G0LD