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Lee
14th April 2007, 7:29 AM
I'm a bit confused about the low HP traits (Torrent, Overgrow, Blaze, Swarm).

They activate on a 1/3 HP.

Say Sceptile with 281 HP. 281 divided by 3 is 93.6. So does Overgrow activate on 93HP or 94HP?

Do you round up or down?

Thanks! =)

latiaswindblast
14th April 2007, 11:01 AM
It will be active at 94 HP.

Lee
14th April 2007, 2:03 PM
Thanks a lot, latiaswindblast.

latiaswindblast
14th April 2007, 2:10 PM
No problem,Lee!

WhiteWizard42
14th April 2007, 6:38 PM
I'm a bit confused about the low HP traits (Torrent, Overgrow, Blaze, Swarm).

They activate on a 1/3 HP.

Say Sceptile with 281 HP. 281 divided by 3 is 93.6. So does Overgrow activate on 93HP or 94HP?

Do you round up or down?

Thanks! =)

they actually activate at 1/4 or below, like the stat-boost berries (salac, liechi, etc.), and round down. so for your sceptile, it would boost grass attacks at 70 HP or below.

Lee
15th April 2007, 2:30 AM
Are you sure, whitewizard? I've quoted this from the Smogon analysis pages:

"When the HP of a Pokémon with this Trait falls below 1/3 it's total HP, that Pokémon's Grass type attacks will do 1.5x damage."

I'm inclined to believe them, as they do have a reputation for being notoriously efficient.

WhiteWizard42
15th April 2007, 4:42 AM
they say "in a pinch" just like the berries, which i happen to know for a fact activate at 1/4 or below. i haven't tested the traits, but i'd be inclined to believe that if they work off the same phrasing that they'll go at the same time. if you'd like to test it, though, go ahead. i'd like to know for certain.

Lee
15th April 2007, 12:52 PM
I tested it with my Level 80 Sceptile. He has 224 HP, and it was active at 74HP which is just less than a third but more than a quarter. So, traits = 1/3HP.