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# How does Seismic Toss work in gen 1?

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I was playing Pokemon Blue and after countless hours of searching, I got my hands on a Chansey, I taught it Seismic Toss. I was just using it to fight Koga when I found out I am only turning an NPC's life from sucking, to ultimate hell. I was fighting a Kadabra and 3HKO'ed it with Seismic Toss, it turns out 27 x 3 is 81, and a level 32 Kadabra should have more than 81 HP.

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Turns out that seismic toss's damage is calculated the same way in every generation.
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Where you went wrong is that Kadabra's max HP certainly can be below 81 when it's level 32. This is the max HP formula for Generation 1.
level(2(base+IV)+sqrt(ev)/4)/100+level+10
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Now, I'll put in values for the level 32 Kadabra and simplify.
32(2(40+0)+sqrt(0)/4)/100+32+10
32(2*40+0/4)/100+42
32(80+0)/100+42
32*80/100+42
2560/100+42
25+42
67
67<81, so your Chansey's seismic toss does 3HKO this Kadabra.

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Gg. Expected you to slam me down again by commenting.

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