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Question about the Pickup ability

#1gsadr123Posted 5/18/2014 11:06:03 AM
It says there's a 10% to find an item after a battle. Will having 6 lvl 100 Pokemon with pickup stack to a 60% chance?
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#217MasterPosted 5/18/2014 11:15:44 AM
Each mon will have its own 10% chance. If I did the math correctly, the chance to get at least one item after a battle is about 47%.
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#3BunselpowerPosted 5/18/2014 11:19:42 AM
Well, not exactly.

Having 6 pokemon with a 10% chance will yield 6 independent 10% chances to get an item. This means you'll have a 90% chance of not getting and item.

For you to get no items, you'd have to have all 6 yield none, so that'd be (0.9x0.9x0.9x0.9x0.9x0.9), which is 53%. So you'd have a 47% chance of finding an item.
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#4BunselpowerPosted 5/18/2014 11:19:53 AM
17Master posted...
Each mon will have its own 10% chance. If I did the math correctly, the chance to get at least one item after a battle is about 47%.


Nice.
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#5gsadr123(Topic Creator)Posted 5/18/2014 11:21:04 AM
oh, ok. Thanks! I don't know math lol
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