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How does weaknesses against dual typed pokemon work again...?

#1ninji_Posted 10/16/2013 5:48:40 AM
For example, if a Fairy type uses a Fairy attack on a Fighting/Steel type. If the internet isnt lying to me... A normal Fighting type would be taking 2x damage. Though a normal steel type would be taking .5x damage. Does it balance out for normal damage? Does it follow the first type? ... The second? I'm confused, though that could be because I cannot sleep x.X
#2David_741Posted 10/16/2013 5:49:57 AM
It is the product of the two effectivenesses.
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#3Pram_the_OraclePosted 10/16/2013 5:53:03 AM(edited)
Balances out for normal damage.

In a different case, consider Fighting against Steel/Ghost. Steel would have doubled the damage, but Ghost is immune, and Immunity takes precedence, so no damage at all.

EDIT: Basically:

Weakness = 2x
Resistance = .5x
Immunity = 0x

You multiply them.

So Fairy would deal 2 x.5 = 1x

While Fighting in the 2nd example would be 2 x 0 = 0x

Fighting against Steel/Dark? 2 x 2 = 4x
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#4UmuruPosted 10/16/2013 5:50:46 AM
x2 and a x.5 just cancel each other out, so it would be a x1 attack.
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#5ninji_(Topic Creator)Posted 10/16/2013 6:02:33 AM
Thank you David, Pram, and Umuru. It makes sense.