STAB Explained – How it is different from normal Damage

STAB is an acroynm that stands for Same Type Attack Bonus. STAB increases damage of Moves that are of the same Type as the Pokémon using them. STAB increases the damage of a move by 25%. 

For example, a Tyranitar has access to several possible moves, but due to it’s typing, not all of them benefit from STAB.

Tyranitar’s typing is DARK and ROCK, so moves like Bite DARK and Stone Edge ROCK have STAB bonus, while moves like Iron Tail STEEL do not.

 In our previous move charts, you may have noticed that some moves were highlighted in Green – those are STAB moves.

In similar fashion, we always add a STAB DPS column next to a move set, in order to provide better understanding of the actual moveset DPS.

Here’s the moveset table for Tyranitar as an example:




Move
Type
Power
DPS
STAB DPS
Bite

DARK

Stone edge

ROCK

6/100 27.75 34.65
Iron tail

STEEL

Stone edge

ROCK

15/100 28.55 33.95
Bite

DARK

Fire blast

FIRE

6/140 22.65 24.15
Iron tail

STEEL

Fire blast

FIRE

15/140 23.45 23.45
Bite

DARK

Crunch

DARK

6/70 16.95 21.15
Iron tail

STEEL

Crunch

DARK

15/70 17.75 20.45