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Talk:Simple (Ability)

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I tried this ability out and I got confused. Can sombody explain how this ability works? After I used Defence Curl three times, I thought that it would be maxxed out. So I used it once more to check, and I found that I could use it. If this doubles the potency of stat enhancing moves, how could I use the move after it had maxxed out? OR does it simple mean I can boost a stat so that it an become 8× larger, rather than 4×? TESHIGIGAS RAWR!! 22:35, 24 March 2008 (UTC)

Aha! Result! XD. Thank you! TESHIGIGAS 17:38, 8 November 2008 (UTC)

hmmm minor change, you said up the top all three are ground types, not quite true - unsigned comment from Cyber Cheese (talkcontribs)

please sign your comments with four tildes (~~~~). It was actually refering to the Ground egg group, not the Ground type. I've clarified that on the page. Werdnae (talk) 08:34, 30 April 2010 (UTC)

Im pretty sure in generation V this no longer doubles damage from critical hits. I used simple beam on my vanilluxe with frost breath and it did identical damage before and after the simple beam was in place. Kaijin 01:28, 8 May 2011 (UTC)

Kaijin; maybe you forgot to stat boost it first? Its base power wouldn't change if it's stats didn't. Venus253 17:52, 9 May 2012 (UTC)

Lemma get me a while.

As far as I saw, Swoobat with Simple used Calm Mind. It said that stats rose sharply, which is a +2 boost. That means text changed due to the Ability. The flavor text changes depending on the stage.

  • +-1 - nothing
  • +2 - Sharply (Greatly in Generation I)
  • +3 - Drastically
  • +4 - ? (+2 move with Simple I'll guess)
  • +5 - ?
  • +6 - Immensely
  • -2 - Harshly (Greatly in Generation I)
  • -3 - Severely
  • -4 - ? (-2 move with Simple)
  • -5 - ?
  • -6 - ? (Swallow/Spit Up at 3 Stockpiles with Simple ability)

Can anyone check if there is something for these levels? Marked +-+-+ 21:42, 26 May 2012 (UTC)