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STAB

This article will tell you all you need to know about the competitive Pokemon term STAB. Read on to learn more what makes STAB important and how it can help you in your Pokemon matches!

What is STAB?

STAB is an abbreviation for the phrase Same-Type Attack Bonus. When a Pokemon's type matches the type of an attacking move they use, the Pokemon will deal 1.5x the normal amount of damage. We refer to this by saying the Pokemon gets STAB for a given move.

Details

  • Dual Type Pokemon can get STAB on Moves matching either of their types.
  • Moves with fixed damage do not get the STAB boost.
  • STAB has no effect on non-damaging Status Moves.
  • Pokemon with the ability Adaptability receive a STAB boost of 2x instead of 1.5x.

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