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Which of Swords Dance (+2 Attack), Iron Defense (+2 Defense), and Bulk Up/ Curse (+1 Attack and +1 Defense) would increase the damage of Body Press the most?

Thanks in advance,
Emty

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"Defense stat stage-modifiers are applied (rather than Attack stage-modifiers), but otherwise Attack modifiers are used (including held item, Ability, and burn)."
https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Body_Press_(move)
Does that answer this?
It does, thanks HT (:

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If Showdown calcs are correct, Body Press isn't affected by attack boosts, which means Iron Defense would be the most effective.

Iron Defense: +2 0 Def Kommo-o Body Press vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Aggron-Mega: 200-236 (71.1 - 83.9%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
Possible damage amounts: (200, 200, 204, 206, 210, 212, 212, 216, 218, 222, 224, 224, 228, 230, 234, 236)

Bulk Up/Curse: +1 0 Def Kommo-o Body Press vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Aggron-Mega: 152-180 (54 - 64%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
Possible damage amounts: (152, 152, 156, 156, 158, 162, 162, 164, 164, 168, 170, 170, 174, 174, 176, 180)

Swords Dance/No Boosts: 0 Def Kommo-o Body Press vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Aggron-Mega: 102-120 (36.2 - 42.7%) -- guaranteed 3HKO
Possible damage amounts: (102, 102, 102, 104, 104, 108, 108, 108, 110, 110, 114, 114, 114, 116, 116, 120)

Iron Defense has the highest damage range, so it's the most effective.

Hope this helped!

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Thanks a bunch!
no problem!
There is Cotton Guard..
the person asked which of iron defense swords dance or bulk up was most effective, tbf.
but yes cotton guard would be most effective
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Iron defense will increase your defense the most, therefore dealing the most damage with body press.

Source: Cotton guard dubwool strats in natdex ag

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Thanks! Now I see the appeal haha