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Multi Generation Content: Battle Stat Changes |
So you've seen moves like "Amnesia" and "Screech", eh? Well, you've been wondering what they really do haven't you? In this guide I'll be explaining what these moves actually do to your stats.

First of all, the moves themselves increase or decrease the stats in 'stages' which have a particular multiplier to make a whole number that is your stats. The following table has these multipliers:

Stat Stage Increase/Decrease Multipliers
Stage -6 -5 -4 -3 -2 -1 0 1 2 3 4 5 6
Multiplier 2/8 2/7 2/6 2/5 2/4 2/3 1 3/2 4/2 5/2 6/2 7/2 8/2

So what does this all mean?

Well, each one of the stat-boosing moves will raise/decrease a stat by 1 or 2 stages. This can make your Pokémon a lot stronger, or a lot weaker in battle. These are shown by the terms:

Where x = stat

Let's say you have an Infernape with 300 Attack. You get it to use Swords Dance (2 stage Attack increase) so we'll have:

300 * (4/2) = 600 Attack!

You see, using these moves can make your Pokémon a lot stronger. Just here Infernape's Attack rose by 300 in just one move!

But before you start trying to make your Pokémon's stats hit the roof in battle, let's just one thing straight; you can only have a maximum of 6 boosts to one stat. Whether that's three Nasty Plot boosts, six Calm Minds, whatever, you can only have 6 boosts maximum. Vice versa, you can only have your stats reduced by a maximum of six stages, too.

Another thing to remember is what stats are effected by these. The following stats are boosts or reduced by the moves:

Of course, HP is different so it is reduced by other attacks in the form of damage.

Some abilities also increase or decrease stats in battle. Most of these need certain effects to be in battle like Sandstorm, Sunny Day, Hail and Rain Dance. Some, like Intimidate, need the Pokémon to just be brought out against another Pokémon. Others need the use of an item, another uses the opponent's stats to calculate its own.

What do Double Team, Sand Attack and the like do then?

Double Team and Sand Attack affect different stats called Evasion and Accuracy. Evasion determines whether your opponent is going to be hit; it's more of a defensive move, whereas Accuracy determines whether you are going to hit your opponent; it's more of an attacking move as it affects the attacks of your Pokémon's base accuracy.

Like the other stats, Evasion and Accuracy go up in stages and yes, 6 maximum for both of them. The following table shows the multipliers for both Accuracy and Evasion:

Accuracy/Evasion Stage Increase/Decrease Multipliers
Stage -6 -5 -4 -3 -2 -1 0 1 2 3 4 5 6
Multiplier 9/3 8/3 7/3 6/3 5/3 4/3 1 3/4 3/5 3/6 3/7 3/8 3/9

Both Accuracy and Evasion use these multipliers. They do not have separate ones. Evasion can be both increased and decreased by using these kinds of moves but Accuracy, however, can only be lowered. There are no moves yet that allow you to increase your Accuracy, though there are various items and abilities.

So there you have it, a crash course on Stat-up and Stat-down moves. Hope you enjoyed the article; you may now turn off your monitor.

Thanks to CrystalScizor10's current incarnation for this page

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Mushroom on Sat 22 Sep 2007 16:50:29 UTC.
Nice page, pretty useful
Phil on Sat 22 Sep 2007 16:57:55 UTC.
[17:56] Ooooh, theorycrafting. [17:56] Lovely stuff.
Lorem Ipsum on Sat 22 Sep 2007 18:28:22 UTC.
Great page, Alex :-)
Neon Nocturnal on Sat 22 Sep 2007 22:36:39 UTC.
Cool page :P
go4it on Sun 23 Sep 2007 07:31:33 UTC.
nice... but i can't understand the 4/2 or something
Sizacu on Sun 23 Sep 2007 13:17:03 UTC.
What ^ Said xD But yeah, I can't explain what Evasion and Accuracy means, so thanks for letting me know what to say if my friends ask! (:
Xagor on Sat 29 Sep 2007 00:17:30 UTC.
4/2 =2 You know division.
electerbuzz dude on Sat 16 May 2009 14:09:19 UTC.
o 4/2 means like 1/2 is half a cake 2/2 is a whole cake 3/2 is a cake and a half so 4/2 means to great whopping cakes.
Sizacu on Sat 08 Aug 2009 08:28:06 UTC.
*noticed* Thanks ^^ I knew after I asked, just didn't bother to check xD' Ta muchly, though~
En garde...voir on Wed 28 Oct 2009 15:04:01 UTC.
Thanks i appreciate your efforts, this has been really helpful
Hahex and Oshawott on Sun 02 May 2010 18:14:18 UTC.
dont listen to electerbuzz dude!!! the cake is a lie!!!
piplup princess on Thu 25 Nov 2010 18:21:29 UTC.
AWESOME!!!!!!! wow theyre really generous giving us new and exciting ways to power up our pokemon in the heat of battle. THANK YOU POKEMON GAME MAKERRRRRRSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
DPUDDZ on Wed 23 Mar 2011 17:01:46 UTC.
thanks i thought thoses moves where rubbish now i understand that my friends in college will have a big fight on there hands
Guest on Sat 30 Apr 2016 15:29:09 UTC.
wow this is very helpful, ive been searching a lot but this is the best , has great examples and explanation it like WOW thanks a lot :)