Meta Rate My Team PokéBase - Pokémon Q&A
0 votes
172 views

Adaptability means to be able to do many different things. However, the Pokemon ability called adaptability powers up attacks that are already powered up. Wouldn't it make more sense if it were called "specialization" or something?

asked by
Is this question against the rules?

1 Answer

1 vote
 
Best answer

Adaptability actually makes STAB moves do 2x damage instead of 1.5x damage, making them the same as a single-type super effective attack. In case you don't know, STAB means Same Type Attack Bonus. This means that a move that is used by the user that is the same type (i.e. Flareon using Flamethrower) is powered up by 1.5 times or an extra 50% damage is dealt than normal.

Adapt, in the dictionary, says "to make suitable to requirements or conditions; adjust or modify fittingly."

So what this means is that the Pokémon is "adapting" to the fact it did a STAB move and making it more suitable by increasing the damage dealt.

answered by
selected by
So somebody can adapt by specializing? This is relatively new to me.