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What is a base-stat?

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Like for example,Hydriegon has a base 125 Special Attack.
I don't fully understand it.What is it based on?What level,nature,ect.
Cause I would like to know.

asked Aug 31, 2012 by CChariz

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A base stat is the frame for a pokemon's strength in a certain respect. There's a bunch of math that goes into it, but the tl;dr of it is that the higher your pokemon's base stats are, the higher the stats themselves will be. It's not based on anything at all; it's just a set number the game programmers assigned to the pokemon, and it will be the same across the board, meaning that every Zoroark you see will have the same base HP, attack, speed, etc. The actual stats will be different though.

Base stats are the reason some pokemon still don't do well with one stat even if you invest EVs in them. Chansey for instance only has base 5 Attack, so the highest its attack can ever legitimately be is 119. Nothing really impressive, right? That's why you don't see Chansey using physical attacks; its base stat for attack is too low for it to be of much use.

answered Aug 31, 2012 by DarkTyphlosion
selected Sep 1, 2012 by CChariz
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Base stats will determine what stats it will have at lvs.
It's like a guidence otherwise every Pokemon could end up with 400 attack at lv68.
I can't remember the exact calc but it's base stat can be worked out like this
Base stat x2 +5 =minimum stat neutral nature at lv100
So starmie has base 100 satk
100x2+5+31+63=299 neutral nature
Hp is different
But can you see it is as a guideline and a set stat.

answered Aug 31, 2012 by Blobyolo