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In gen 6, the critical hit multiplier went from 2x to 1.5x, why is that??)

Also, I know that technically only Game Freak can answer this but maybe the reason is obvious.

if this was asked before lemme know in the comments before flagging the crap out of it

It wasn't asked before, flags are out of the question lol,

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Only gamefreak knows, really.

however, I'd rather say that the mechanics changed instead of calling it a "nerf". first of all, getting the crits is much easier now although the reward decreased:

+0 1/16 (6.25%)
> +1 1/8 (12.5%)
+2 1/2 (50%)
+3 and above Always (100%)

opposed to gen 2-5 and eariler's

+0 1/16 (6.25%)
+1 1/8 (12.5%)
+2 1/4 (25%)
+3 1/3 (33.3%)
+4 and above 1/2 (50%)

or even worse: gen 1's

BaseSpeed / 512

this means Pokemons like an absol with super luck holding a scope lens using night slash or a farfetch'd with a stick using slash has a 100% chance of critting.
moves with 100% chance of criting is also better now as their BP increased to 60 instead of 40 meaning its technically 90 instead of 80 as it was before. Pokemon with sniper is still insanely powerful now if not much better as their chance of critting can be 100% if they use focus energy and is holding a scope lens

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i didnt know that, thanks!
you should change it to gen 5-2 because gen 1 had crazy crit mechanics based on the pokemons speed, not based on that system.
didn't knew that :o
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Critical hits received a major frequency boost since Gen 6, so as to not make them overpowered,
they were decreased in power (otherwise the Critdra would be a nuclear bomb).
As to why crits were increased in frequency, only game freak knows.

Hope I helped!

CritDra here stands for a Kingdra with Scope Lens, Focus Energy and Draco Meteor. One Focus Energy and you are guaranteed  
to crit all the time, and critical hits bypass the special attack drop, making Kingdra an absolute MONSTER.
*types in, where do I find kingdra?*
*Pokegens one instead*
I didnt know that, thanks.
things get even better when u know it get's sniper as an ability :3