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# How much do stats affect the power of a Pokemon move?

Example: TORTERRA

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Attack: 220
Sp. Attack: 146

Using Energy Ball.

Energy ball base power: 80
Special

Or Seed Bomb.

Seed Bomb base power: 80
Physical

Would Seed Bomb do more than Energy ball then?
Or would they do the same?
If different how did you work it out?

edited Jun 25, 2012
why is there a flag...
It depends on the foe.... all different pokemon have different Defenses and Special Defenses.
suppose they have the SAME SP. DEFENCE AND DEFENCE!
Its almost impossible.... You go way too far in details..
calm down, someone flagged your post, it's not the apocolypse
I have reshown this question because I think it is answerable.
chaitrak in future please don't double/triple-post comments, this isn't the chat. Just edit your previous one if it's only been a few minutes/hours and no one has replied already.
ok sorry

1 vote

Yes, if you have two moves of the same power but your Attack is higher than Special Attack, the physical one will have higher power. But it also depends on the opponent's Defense and Special Defense. If they have much higher Defense (e.g. Golem) then the physical attack might do less damage than the special one.

Here's a tip: multiply the power of the physical move by your Attack, and the power of the special move by your Special Attack. Whichever one is higher is going to hit with more power. (Note: the number you get is not the exact power but it's relative, i.e. if you get a number twice as big, it would hit with twice as much power.)

Example: Charizard with Atk=220, Sp.Atk=348 (max). And you are deciding between Flare Blitz and Flamethrower.
Flare Blitz = 120 x 220 = 26400
Flamethrower = 95 x 348 = 33060

So even though Flamethrower is less powerful, it hits harder than Flare Blitz (plus you don't get recoil with Flamethrower).

selected Sep 27, 2012 by Steelix
can you give a best answer to 2 questions. Both helped soooooo much.

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