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Critical hits & defense changes?

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So critical hits don't count defense boosts while calculating damage.
However, they do count defense drops.

Say a Pokemon has +1 defense, from using eg. Harden. Then, their defense is lowered by a move such as Tail Whip - supposedly putting them at +0 defense, back where they started.

They are then attacked. Since defense boosts are ignored but drops aren't, would the attack's damage be calculated with the defense at -1? or would it use the normal defense stat ( +0 ) ?

asked Oct 12, 2012 by Spoink

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Best answer

It would be calculated at -1

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answered Oct 12, 2012 by Aura Warrior
selected Dec 3, 2012 by Mewderator