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## Dark-type confirmed to be weak to Fairy-type!

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#### User Info: MyNameIsNotJen

MyNameIsNotJen
4 years ago#1
Take a look at the Gardevoir vs Hydreigon Trailer battle for both the Japanese and English versions.

English (Damage = 96) Japanese (Damage = 100)

The damage formula (courtesy of smogon) is Damage= [Initial Damage x R/100] x STAB x Type. "R" is a randomly generated number between 85 and 100. However the "Initial Damage x R/100" is always a rounded down whole number.

Assuming values (32, 33, & 34) for "initial damage x R/100" the following equations can be drawn:

32 (assumed) x 1.5 (fairy STAB) x2 (SE against dark only) = 96

33 x 1.5 x 2 = 98

34 x 1.5 x 2 = 102

Therefore a STAB 2x super effective move will never do 100 damage in any case. (Although the 96 damage done in the English trailer is possible, please be patient) regardless of stats.

What if we assume that Fairy is in fact SE against both Dragon and Dark?

16 x 1.5 x 4 (SE against Dragon and Dark) = 96 (English)

17 x 1.5 x 4 = 100 (Japanese)

We have 100% possibility in both cases, unlike the previous assumption. This also shows that Fairy Wind will have BP par Ominous Wind & Silver Wind (60-65), and most importantly, Fairy will be super effective against Dragon and Dark types.
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#### User Info: jayman7

jayman7
4 years ago#2
I can't really check Smogon right now for obvious reasons, but if the random factor is indeed calculated before STAB and STAB before weakness, and if it rounds down at every step (which is actually very probable), then I can't fault your conclusion.

Matches the leak anyway.
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Mephilas
4 years ago#3
Not confirmt. Didn't OHKO.
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#### User Info: scrappybristol

scrappybristol
4 years ago#4
http://i.imgur.com/SEpCU.gif
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#### User Info: MyNameIsNotJen

MyNameIsNotJen
4 years ago#5
scrappybristol posted...
http://i.imgur.com/SEpCU.gif

Hmm :)
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#### User Info: GoldenSWarriors

GoldenSWarriors
4 years ago#6
scrappybristol posted...
http://i.imgur.com/SEpCU.gif

lol thats what I was like when I was reading this
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#### User Info: reaverz

reaverz
4 years ago#7
Yeah, this came from a URL that a Smogon user provided in the XY thread a few days before the site crashed. It does assume a couple things, but I think it's going to be correct. So anyway, could you provide the URL this came from, TC? I want to save it.
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#### User Info: SuperSaiyanTien

SuperSaiyanTien
4 years ago#8
So in other words (assuming you're right) why the hell didn't they just name the type "Light" instead of Fairy? Fairy is a stupid name and Light would fit...given that Dark is weak against it.

Just doesn't make any sense.
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#### User Info: harle1012000

harle1012000
4 years ago#9
SuperSaiyanTien posted...
So in other words (assuming you're right) why the hell didn't they just name the type "Light" instead of Fairy? Fairy is a stupid name and Light would fit...given that Dark is weak against it.

Just doesn't make any sense.

Dark is only used in the west. In Japan it is the 'Aku' or 'Evil' type.
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#### User Info: beebarb

beebarb
4 years ago#10
SuperSaiyanTien posted...
So in other words (assuming you're right) why the hell didn't they just name the type "Light" instead of Fairy? Fairy is a stupid name and Light would fit...given that Dark is weak against it.

Just doesn't make any sense.

Because:

1. Light is stupid sounding for a type.
2. Light has no meaning attached to it, where Fairy has a whole mythology and can be losely connected to 'magic' in general.

In the second regard you can consider the conflict of Good and Dark magic. I wouldn't be surprised if we see a few more special class Dark moves in X and Y.

3. Fairy is confirmed SE against dragon, and in at least two dragon myths fairies can directly or indirectly defeat dragons.

If you read a lot of the mythology, rather than just watch Disney movies you'd know that fairies are more than what is represented in them.
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