Read this Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu / Eevee guide on understanding a Pokemon's base stats & how to utilize them to your advantage in battle.
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What Are Base Stats?
Fixed Stats Shared Across A Pokemon Species
Base stats are shared statistics across one Pokemon species. These do not change and they determine a Pokemon's statistic's traits & strengths.
Base Stats Determine Pokemon Traits & Strengths
A Pokemon's base stats determine its strengths. For example, a Dragonite's Attack is higher than an Electrode's but the Electrode's Speed is higher than the Dragonite's.
Base Stat Difference Example:
|Pokemon||HP||Atk.||Def.||Sp. Atk.||Sp. Def.||Spd.|
Base Stats Are Fixed & Don't Change
Base stats are hidden and don't change. There is no way to check a Pokemon's base stats in-game.
Pokemon Type List & Base Stats
Evolving Pokemon Brings New Base Stats
Though base stats are fixed, they change when a Pokemon evolves. This is because the Pokemon is already a different species and will follow the base stats dictated by their new species.
Mega Evolution Drastically Boosts Base Stats
When a Pokemon Mega Evolves, it experiences a high jump in base stats - making it a powerful ally or a frightening foe in battle!Check Out Mega Evolution List!
Mega Evolution - Base Stats Comparison
|Pokemon||Charizard||Mega X||Mega Y|
In this comparison, the two Mega Charlizard has substantially high stats compared to its regular counterpart, where X caters towards Damage & Sp. Atk, whereas Y focuses on Sp. Atk.
Utilizing Base Stats To Your Advantage
Use Pokemon's Base Stats To Hunt IV Potential
Knowledge of a Pokemon's base stats makes it easier to know what you're looking for in their IVs. If a Pokemon is geared towards Speed, it's best to look for a Pokemon that has IV that leans towards Speed.Check Out Individual Values (IV) Here!
Go Beyond Base Stats By Using Candies
You can potentially raise a Pokemon's single stat by taking base stats and IV into consideration, then feeding them candies that boost those stats. Candies boost beyond base stats & IVs, allowing to make incredibly strong Pokemon.Check Out How To Get Candies Here!