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This is for Breloom. I really suck at doing this kind of math, so I hope there's someone else who doesn't. I've used Breloom on two VGC teams now, and one thing I don't like about Bullet Seed is the inconsisent number of shots. Sometimes I would be depending on three hits to win a match, but only land two and then lose.

While testing on Showdown! yesterday, I made an error with my Breloom and gave it Seed Bomb by accident, and then I realized… I have consistency now. I don't have to gamble every time I attack. Seed Bomb might work!

But that got me wondering when Technician + STAB made Bullet Seed's power greater than that of Seed Bomb. Then I tried doing the math and got confused.

TL;DR At what point does Bullet Seed, coming from Technician Breloom, outdo Seed Bomb in terms of base power? Second hit? Fourth hit?


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At 3 Hits Technician Bullet Seed surpasses Seed Bomb

252+ Atk Technician Breloom Bullet Seed (3 hits) vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Mew: 201-237 (58.9 - 69.5%) -- guaranteed 2HKO

252+ Atk Breloom Seed Bomb vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Mew: 144-171 (42.2 - 50.1%) -- 0.4% chance to 2HKO

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Gee, I never thought of damage calcs. Thanks! So I guess Bullet Seed is still the way to go.