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I already know that Acrobatics has 55 power which works with Technician however I also know that Acrobatics doubles in power when the Pokemon is not holding an item thus making it a badass move

My question is: which situation below is true for technician + acrobatics (without item)

(a) Technician applied first : Power = (55x 1.5) x 2 = 165 power
(b) Acrobatics effect first: Power = 55 x 2 = 110 Power (Technician won't apply)


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The answer is Scenario (b) (i.e. Technician won't apply).

This is because
>For moves with variable base power, Technician will only apply if the base power is 60 or less when used. Thus, Pursuit will not get a Technician boost if the opposing Pokémon switches and Pursuit's base power doubles to 80. Similarly, if a move like Avalanche is used by a Pokémon previously damaged in the same turn, which doubles Avalanche's base power to 120, then Technician will not be applied.

I would count Acrobatics as a move with variable base power, much like pursuit. As such, it will only be boosted by Technician if the user is holding an item.


Thank you, that has made things so much clearer