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|Powers up weak moves so the Pokémon can deal more damage with them.
Technician (Japanese: テクニシャン Technician) is an Ability introduced in Generation IV.
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Reason: How is Beat Up boosted by Technician? Is it based on the user's initial strike or all strikes individually?
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Technician increases the power of moves which have a power of 60 or less by 50%.
For moves with variable power, Technician will only apply if the power is 60 or less when used. For example, Low Kick and Grass Knot will only get a Technician boost if the target's weight is 110.0 lbs. (49.9 kg) or less.
The effect does not apply to confusion damage, which remains at a power of 40. However, if a Pokémon hurts itself in confusion induced due to disobedience, the power is increased to 60.
Despite Struggle having a base power of 60 or less, and Beat Up having a base power of 10 for each strike, both moves are not boosted by Technician in Generation IV.
Technician applies after the base power modifiers for double base power moves (such as Gust and Pursuit), Charge, and Helping Hand, so if any of those cause a move's base power to exceed 60, Technician's boost will not apply.
Generation V onwards
Technician no longer applies for any means of confusion damage, including the one induced by disobedience.
Struggle and Beat Up are now boosted by Technician.
Technician no longer takes into account base power modifiers, but does consider variable base power (e.g. Rollout, Ice Ball, Gust, Acrobatics), which must be 60 or less to be boosted by Technician.
The table below lists the moves affected by Technician, as well as the Pokémon that can have Technician and learn those moves.
Although the following moves are affected by the Ability, they can be only learned by Smeargle with Technician via Sketch (with exception of Struggle, Chatter, and Generation VIII moves).
Outside of battle
Technician has no effect outside of battle.
Pokémon with Technician
In other games
In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, Technician increases damage of moves whose base power is 4 or lower, taking Ginseng and Space Globe boosts into account, by 50%.
The table below lists the moves affected by Technician in these games, as well as the Pokémon that have Technician and learn those moves.
Although the following moves are affected by the Ability, they can be only learned by Smeargle who has Sketched them.
||Boosts the damage the Pokémon inflicts with moves that have low attack power.
||いりょくが ひくいわざを つかったときに ダメージが おおきくなる
||Increases damage done by moves with low power.*|
When the Pokémon use moves with very low power, those moves do more damage.*
|When the Pokémon uses moves with very low power, those moves do more damage.
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