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What Are Base Stats?

Fixed Stats For Every Pokemon Species

Fixed For Every Pokemon Species

Base Stats are numbers assigned to each unique species of Pokemon which determine their power. For example, all of the Pikachus you catch will always have a Base Speed of 90, & all Mewtwo will have a Base Speed of 130.

The Source Of A Pokemon's Strength

Base Stats are part of the reason why Pokemon have their unique strengths. For example, Ferrothorn is a strong defensive Pokemon not only because of its appearance, but because of its high defensive stats.

Example: Ferrothorn

Special Attack54
Special Defense116

Base Stats Change When Pokemon Evolve

Evolution Improves Base Stats

When Pokemon evolve, their Base Stats usually go up, making them significantly stronger than before.

Example: Pikachu and Raichu

Pikachu IconPikachuRaichu IconRaichu
Special Attack5090
Special Defense5080

Base Stats Are Crucial

Even a difference of 1 Speed can make a huge impact in battle, because the faster Pokemon will always attack first. It's a good idea to learn which Pokemon have higher base stats in order to improve your gameplay dramatically!

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