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Is this how STAB works?

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I know that moves like Thunder Punch (75 power) with STAB are 100 power and what I want to know is if moves like Shadow Sneak (40 power) and Hex (65 power) also get 25 more base power with STAB or is it different?

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in other words how much does stab give to all moves.

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Same-type attack bonus, commonly abbreviated as STAB, is a 50% boost to the power of an attack when the attack is the same type as one of the types of the Pokémon using the attack. This results in a 50% increase in damage (100% if the Pokémon has the Adaptability Ability).

STAB doesn't add 25 Base Power to the original Base Power, but it boosts the Base Power by 50%, and 1.5 equals 50%.
So a 75 Base Power Thunder Punch*1.5=112.5 Base Power which equals 112 Base Power.
>in other words how much does stab give to all moves.
commented 11 minutes ago by OriginalGamer100

STAB applies to all moves that are the same type as the user. Basically multiply the Base Power of a move by 1.5 if you have STAB.


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So all I have to do is take the base power of the attack and do this....(Hex 65 power X 1.5=97 power)?
and if I gave my pokemon the spell tag and they already get stab for hex how much more should I times it by?
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STAB does not add 25 base power. It boosts moves of the users type by 50%
Example: Pikachus Thunderbolt will have a 50% boost because Pikachu and Thunderbolt are the same types, so Thunderbolt gets STAB. Hope I helped!

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