Talk:Pixilate (Ability)

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So wait, does Pixilate give STAB (1.5x the damage or +50% more damage) and then an additional 30% is added? or is there no STAB but 30% more damage added? Yamitora1 (talk) 00:38, 2 March 2014 (UTC)

There is both STAB and the 30% boost; it's pretty clear from the description. And that's the reason why Hyper Voice becomes stronger than Moon Blast.--Den Zen 01:15, 2 March 2014 (UTC)
So should STAB damage be mentioned in the article? like "Pixilate causes all Normal-type moves used by the Pokémon to become Fairy-type and receive 30% boost in addition to any STAB damage received."
Not sure if that is the best way to word it. With that wording, even if only fairy-types get the ability (so far) it leaves room for the possibility of the user's type changing and losing the STAB damage. Yamitora1 (talk) 02:43, 2 March 2014 (UTC)
I'd leave the STAB part out of it, because it's not actually part of the ability----BigBadBatter 02:47, 2 March 2014 (UTC)
Pixilate doesn't guarantee STAB (Skill Swap onto something not Fairy), so no, shouldn't mention it. Glik (talk) 03:00, 2 March 2014 (UTC)
Nothing guarentees STAB, but that doesn't make them any less notable. The Normalize Article makes mention that Hidden Power gets Stab if the user has a normal type hidden power.
These articles are meant to be educational, and inform players of how things work to their fullest extent without being a full blown Strategy guide. How can we hope to achieve that if the articles leave things up for question like this one did? How would the normal reader know they can get STAB on moves used by a Pokémon with the ability Protean if the Protean article didn't say so?
TBH, until the other day I sure didn't. I have two Greninja, one with Torrent as its ability, the other with Protean as its ability. While both can chill the opponents to the bone with Blizzard, the difference between them thanks to STAB is the difference between the Ice Age and the Blizzard of 1978. I wouldn't know that without the info I learned on the Protean Article. Heck, a few days ago I wouldn't know the difference between the two Greninja (outside of IVs) and their Blizzards if my life depended on it.
Well in any case, I think the article's current wording thanks to Pumpkinking0192 is a good compromise. Yamitora1 (talk) 04:03, 2 March 2014 (UTC)