Hello once again, Azurillanders, and welcome to this month's Competitive Spotlight!
This month, we're looking at the ability Sheer Force. With this ability, any moves with secondary affects have their power boosted by 30%, at the cost of losing said secondary affect. For example: Flamethrower, which has 90 Base Power, will have that boosted to 117 but will lose its 10% chance to Burn.
Another handy caveat to Sheer Force is that the damage taken from Life Orb is mitigated, but you retain the power boost. Couple all of that together, with both the 30% boost from Sheer Force and the 30% boost from Life Orb, Flamethrower's Base Power would be boosted by a whooping 69%, making it a 144 Base Power move (only 6 Base Power weaker than Blast Burn) and the second most powerful Fire-type move in the game!
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