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1 year ago#1
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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1 year ago#2
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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1 year ago#3
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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1 year ago#4
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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3DS FC: 1134-8061-2200; SV 3273; IGN: Dano; List: http://tinyurl.com/meg2s5l
Beartic, Piloswine, and Snorunt - My Friend Safari is Ice because I'm so cool.
1 year ago#5
oh, ok. Thanks! I don't know math lol
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