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Originally Posted by Wyvernphlare
OOOh I though modifier was stab and types
It's a product of several factors: STAB, type effectiveness, critical hit, the random multiplier and auxiliary effects (induced by items or changes to the field like weather).
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Originally Posted by Silktree
@Wyvernphlare The minimal damage is indeed 1HP even without resistances. This is explained by the modifier factor in the formula, which is determined by several factors, one of which is a random multiplier (a number between 0.85 and 1). The damage value returned by the formula is always rounded down, so 2 multiplied by a number in the 0.85-0.99 range is rounded to 1.

Game Freak probably inserted the 2 constant into the formula to ensure that the damage is always non-zero.

OOOh I though modifier was stab and types
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Well, @Silktree; explained it better than I possibly could, so I hope everything is clear now.
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@Wyvernphlare The minimal damage is indeed 1HP even without resistances. This is explained by the modifier factor in the formula, which is determined by several factors, one of which is a random multiplier (a number between 0.85 and 1). The damage value returned by the formula is always rounded down, so 2 multiplied by a number in the 0.85-0.99 range is rounded to 1.

Game Freak probably inserted the 2 constant into the formula to ensure that the damage is always non-zero.
Updated 8th August 2012 at 04:00 AM by Silktree
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Originally Posted by rubinek
@Wyvernphlare; - not sure what you mean here. Could you elaborate a little?

When I go to an early route with high level pokes the wild pokes always due 1 damage the way the order of operations works and that formula tells me that is impossible without resistance. Understand?
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I've been studying on IV determination a lot with Bulbapedia.
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@Wyvernphlare; - not sure what you mean here. Could you elaborate a little?
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If that formula is correct how is it possible that a pokemon did one damage with neutral typing?
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This is true, but Focus Punch is a much cooler attack than Earthquake.
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That's how STAB works. I was specifically referring to that lone +2 in the damage formula and how it can make a difference between two moves of the same power.
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It's also the reason why Lucario holds the strongest Aura Sphere user due to STAB wheras Togekiss, Meinshao, and the legendaries can't make enough damage when using it on a neutral target.