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Yeah, Hidden Power does gain a boost or a reduction in weather. Depending on what the weather is of course. Yes, Hidden Power does receive a STABed boost if the user is of that same type. But, if you think about it, that would be rather silly. Lets say you give Jolteon Hidden Power Electric. Sure its STAbed, but the maximum base power is 70. Thunderbolt on the other hand is base power 95, and that too is STABed.I have quite an odd question that I've been thinking about all day today, and since I just got home I don't feel like Google'ing for information, so might as well ask in here. Anyways, my question is this: would Hidden Power [Fire] be boosted/reduced by Sunny Day/Rain Dance (or Drought/Drizzle) or be boosted by STAB by the same typed HP user? I'm thinking no because Hidden Power still remains as a Normal-type move, so it wouldn't benefit from any of those things above, correct? I also believe Hidden Power can't be boosted by STAB with a Normal-type Pokemon using it because there is no Hidden Power "[Normal]", right?
Also, I know I asked this not too long ago in this section, but I have read up on a few articles here and there about using the Rotom Formes on Wi-Fi. Is it true that if you and your opponent both have Platinum versions that you can use any Rotom Appliance on Wi-Fi without it reverting back to regular Rotom Forme (or even Skymin/Shaymin-S or Giratina-O)? If that is true and you can use them against other Platinum version owners, then it kind of reveals you have a Rotom Forme on your team if you ask for a battle with Platinum players only. (Only answer this if you have played against another Platinum player with your Platinum version and with a Rotom Appliance Forme on Wi-Fi with it successfully maintaining it's forme/stats/appliance move. Also, please refrain from mentioning to me to use the AR code to play with a Rotom Forme on Wi-Fi; that is an unacceptable option for me.)
Thanks in advance to whoever can answer my questions. Also, when and/or if you do answer my questions, please elaborate on your answer to my questions with a brief description rather just saying "yes to that/no to that".
~ Aether Nexus
You're correct about the Hidden Power Normal question.