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do status moves get STAB?

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So for example if my lillipup used tail whip then would it lower the defence more than if my oshawott used it (lillipup=normal oshawott=water)

asked Apr 9, 2012 by INFERNAPEpro

4 Answers

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No. Only ATTACKING moves can receive STAB. Lillipup's Tackle would do more than Oshawott's Tackle.

answered Apr 9, 2012 by Mewderator
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1 vote

No they don't.
The only moves that get Same Type Attack Bonus are attacking moves.

answered Apr 9, 2012 by Hex
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No, Status Moves do not get STAB at all. So if a Lillipup and Oshawott use Tail Whip, they will both lower Defense by 1 stage regardless of the Stat.

Source:Experience

answered Apr 9, 2012 by &Shining Yin
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No only damage moves that dont have a set damage get stab.
As for tail whip its def would be lowered by 1 stage and always would be unless they had the ability contrary.

answered Apr 9, 2012 by Blobyolo