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I know that when you use swords dance your attack stat increases by 100% each time you use swords dance. I also know that STAB increases moves of the same type as the user by 50%. So I am wondering if STAB increases by 100% when using swords dance? Aka does physical STAB bonus double in power when you use swords dance?

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P.S I am sorry if this has been asked before, I have checked but I may have missed it
1. Swords Dance increases your physical attack by 100%

2. Stab increases damage by 50%
Well I looked it up and it said the stab was 20% and swords dance was %50 but I guess it was wrong
Ok so I edited it so it’s not wrong

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*STAB boosts a move by 50%, not 20%

*Swords Dance doubles the Attack stat

STAB is affected by Swords Dance.

+2 252+ Atk Zacian-Crowned Behemoth Blade vs. 4 HP / 0 Def Zacian-Crowned: 260-306 (79.7 - 93.8%) -- guaranteed 2HKO* (This Swords Dance boosted Zacian-Crowned has had its Steel typing removed)

+2 252+ Atk Zacian-Crowned Behemoth Blade vs. 4 HP / 0 Def Zacian-Crowned: 390-459 (119.6 - 140.7%) -- guaranteed OHKO (This Swords Dance boosted Zacian-Crowned still has its Steel typing)

The damage calculator I used for this can be found here

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This is wrong. Swords dance is normal first of all. + Huh how did you calculate that?
I just went into the calcs and removed Zacian's Steel typing and replaced it with ???
Also I never mentioned anything about Swords Dance being Normal or not
Yeah and also does stab bonus double when swords dance is used
I am unsure if you said that before
STAB moves do not get double the damage after a Swords Dance. Without STAB, a move has a 100% boost, and after STAB is calculated, the move is boosted by 150%, which is equivalent to using Swords Dance twice and then being Intimidated, then using a non-STAB move.
Ok thx
np, glad i helped
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Nope, that's not how it works. Stab is independent from any source of boosts. As aug said, it boosts moves of the same type of the user by 50%. Stab itself isn't affected by swords dance, as it is a percentage boost, so technically it is just adding a modifier


If this helped could you choose this as the Best Answer?
I am unsure wether your answer is correct or if Ignis Aqua Herba’s answer is correct
But I’ll go for the other one because it has more votes, sorry and thanks for your answer
That's fine lol. Ty for saying it's good XD
No problem