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This page is a guide on how type effectiveness works in the game Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX for Nintendo Switch. Read on to learn about the type chart, the mechanics of type effectiveness, and STAB.
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|Move Type||Super Effective||Not Very Effective||Ineffective|
Type effectiveness is a system that determines how much damage is done by a move of a particular type on a Pokemon with a particular type. It operates like a complex game of Rock-Paper-Scissors, where the 18 types have Pokemon they're strong against and Pokemon they're weak against.
Knowing about these type match-ups and using this system effectively could be the key to your success in the different mystery dungeons, so please read on!
Type Effectiveness comes into play whenever you or the enemy Pokemon uses an attacking move. The game considers the attacking move's type and the target's type combination to determine what kind of damage the move will do.
In most cases, the move will be normally effective and deal a normal amount of damage. However, based on the type match-up, the move can be super effective, not very effective, or ineffective.
If Cyndaquil uses Ember, a Fire-type move, on a Bug-type Pokemon like Wurmple, the move will be super effective! This means that the move will deal 1.4x more damage than it normally would.
While it feels great to deal super effective damage, remember that enemy Pokemon can also deal this kind of damage, so be careful!
If Sunkern uses Absorb, a Grass-type move, on a Fire-type Pokemon like Cyndaquil, the move will be not very effective. This means that the move will only deal 0.7x the damage it normally would.
Try not to catch yourself using not very effective moves!
If Cubone uses Bone Club, a Ground-type move, on a Flying-type Pokemon like Pidgey, the move will be ineffective. This means that the move will only deal 0.5x damage, so try not to use ineffective moves if you can help it.
STAB is an acronym that stands for Same-Type Attack Bonus and is a powerful buff similar to super effective moves. This bonus applies when a Pokemon like Cyndaquil (a Fire-type) uses a move it shares a type with like Ember (a Fire-type move).
With STAB, the Pokemon will deal 1.5x damage on top of any modifiers that come with the type match-up! Try using STAB moves as much as possible!
|Type Effectiveness||Stats and Damage Calculation||Dungeon Crawling Mechanics|
|How to Evolve Pokemon||How to Link Moves||How to Mega Evolve|
|List of Status Conditions||List of Dungeon Weather and Status||List of Traps and Tiles|
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