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Am I the only one that feels that defense is underpowered at level 50?

#1Frostheat_22Posted 11/25/2013 9:33:17 AM
My Max HP and Defense Donphan just can't seem to take hits like my level 100 one. Of course, by that I mean lvl50 vs lvl50 and lvl100 vs lvl100.
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#2zane0144Posted 11/25/2013 9:36:06 AM
Maybe its the IV's?
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#3Frostheat_22(Topic Creator)Posted 11/25/2013 9:36:53 AM
zane0144 posted...
Maybe its the IV's?


Nope. 31 in everything except Special attack.
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#4The_Sol_BladerPosted 11/25/2013 9:37:22 AM
Then again you also have less HP
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#5dirkastanPosted 11/25/2013 9:38:02 AM
Yes, there is a scaling problem with level 50 Pokemon; meaning everything is weaker.
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#6Lil_PuddinPosted 11/25/2013 9:38:03 AM
Well it might be the IVs like the above poster suggested. Even at level 50, you've gotta remember everyone else's stuff is halved too. So you are getting hammered with halved attacks that are going up against your halved defenses.
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#7MetleonPosted 11/25/2013 9:43:38 AM
Everything ends up doing slightly more damage at level 50, so your Donphan will end up taking a bit more damage. Here's an example:

Lv. 100 252+ SpA Mew Shadow Ball vs. Lv. 100 252 HP / 0 SpD Mew: 160-190 (39.6 - 47%)
Lv. 50 252+ SpA Mew Shadow Ball vs. Lv. 50 252 HP / 0 SpD Mew: 84-100 (40.5 - 48.3%)

This ends up being about 2.8% more damage at level 50, which may not seem like much but it can turn some 3HKO's into 2HKO's and 2HKO's into OHKO's or at least give them a better chance of happening.
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#8AngelicSerenadePosted 11/25/2013 9:44:36 AM
The scaling between lvl50 and lvl100 actually slightly favors stats with lower base. The difference is very slight though, it will rarely make a difference in a battle
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