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Automaton
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posted 01-04-2001 10:23 PM      Profile for Automaton   Author's Homepage   Email Automaton   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
There are 32 different actual base damage values that Hidden Power can have. Once you arrange your DVs in Atk, Def, Spd, Spl order, and convert all DVs that are 7 and under to 0s and all that are 8 and up 1, you have your binary code for damage. But the same binary damage code on two different pokemon can deviate by a margin of 1.5 as it relates to the actual base damage of the final Hidden Power, because of the Spl DV. The actual equation is;

([X*5+Y]/2)+31=Z

X=Your binary code
Y=Your Special DV; 3 and up equals 3, less than 3 equals that number.

So Y is actually the variable I'm talking about. But binary codes of 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, B, D, and F don't have a variable on the value of Y, because they all are ???1 when converted back into binary, and if the Spl DV is 8+, which it would have to be to show up as a 1 in the binary code, than Y in these equations can never be less than 3. So that means that binary codes of 0, 2, 4, 6, 8, A, C, and E can all have three different actual values as related to the actual base damage of the final Hidden Power. Here's an example of a Pokemon with a binary value of E;

9, B, 8, 2

In binary, making any DV that's 7 or less 0, and 8 and up 1, this converts into 1110, or 14, which translates into E in hexidecimal. Now, In the equation;

([14*5+2]/2)+31=67

Now, let's turn that Spcl DV into a 1;

([14*5+1]/2)+31=66.5

The question is, will it be rounded, and if so, to 66, or 67?

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Meowth346
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posted 01-05-2001 01:09 AM      Profile for Meowth346   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Pokemon always cuts off after the decimal point, so it *always* rounds down.

--Meowth346

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Automaton
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posted 01-05-2001 01:26 AM      Profile for Automaton   Author's Homepage   Email Automaton   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Thank you. This'll help for a Mechanics FAQ I'm writing.

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