Will this make moves such as Thunder or Blizzard give STAB? For example, a Delcatty with the Normalize ability could potentially have STAB bonuses from Thunder, Blizzard, Solarbeam, and Shadow Ball? I know that wouldn't be a good moveset, it's just an example, but still. All four, despite being different types of attacks, would all receive a 1.5x bonus? Crenel 23:56, 9 August 2008 (UTC)
- My guess is yes, since they count as Normal-type moves; Hidden Power can get STAB for, say, a Fire-type Pokémon if it's a Fire-type Hidden Power, so why wouldn't a Normalized Thunder or Blizzard? Diachronos 17:18, 9 October 2008 (UTC)
All moves - even in double battle?
If I use Normalize Delcatty in a double battle, and pair it with Dusknoir, will moves at the Dusknoir be normalized and have no effect? If so, I can get a free Trick Room and then several Shadow Sneaks or Shadow Punches or Toxic or Will-O-Wisp, while Delcatty Protects and Substitutes. It that possible? --Bbbbbbbbba 15:11, 26 January 2010 (UTC)
- It only applies to the Pokémon with the ability Normalize. Besides, can you be clearer on what you mean? Are you using the aforesaid moves on Delcatty? ht14 15:22, 26 January 2010 (UTC)
- Yeah, it sounds like a Skitty would become a useless against a ghost-type, unable to fight back but able to take damage from any non-ghost moves it knows. The advantage I see is that for example if you fought a ground-type with Thunder it would still be able to hit. --☯ *Ɣℯ№ӎօṫհ* ☯ 18:28, 3 August 2010 (UTC)
Are Pixilate, Aerilate and Refrigerate really variations of Normalize? Normalize's effect seems far too different.
- Normalize turns every move into Normal-type. How is this similar enough to turning Normal-type moves, and only Normal-type moves, into one other type?
- The other three Abilities all have the common effect of powering up the moves in question by 30%. Normalize doesn't have this trait.
I've seen moves considered too different to be variations because their PP was different in addition to being a different type, so why is Normalize, an Ability that has a completely different effect from those three Abilities, considered a variation of them? I think that Normalize should be removed from the list of variations; this means that Normalize wouldn't have the template, the other three would be considered variations of Aerilate, and Pixilate's trivia would change slightly. I would change it myself, but I wasn't sure if there was a particular reason why it's like this and if I'm supposed to leave it as is. Thanks in advance for your help! ^^ EpicDeino (talk) 08:37, 27 February 2014 (UTC)
- I've also been thinking this for awhile. Further evidence for both sides of the argument: All four are named something Skin in Japanese, but the English localization is very clearly -ize for turns-every-move-into-X-type and -ate for turns-Normal-moves-into-X-type-and-powers-them-up. I'd wait for administrative approval before chaning it, but I also totally agree that Normalize doesn't quite fit in with the other three. Pumpkinking0192 (talk) 16:28, 27 February 2014 (UTC)