If final gambit doesn't hit, do you still lose all your HP?
What I meant was, does it affect the damage output of Metal Burst?l33k:
I believe you mean Steel Gem. It happened that way because of the way Steel Gem triggers, before an attack by the holder is used, and before damage is calculated.
My description for Steel Gem reads:
"As an attack by the holder begins, if it would deal damage against at least one of its targets and has the same type as that named by this item, that attack's power is multiplied by 1.5 and this item is consumed before damage calculation."
Even though Metal Burst has no power, per se, the Steel Gem is still consumed before Metal Burst's damage is determined.
Ok. Thanks for clearing that up.133k:
No it wouldn't. Again, Metal Burst has no power, so raising the power of Metal Burst would not change the amount of damage Metal Burst would deal; after all, Metal Burst deals a set amount of damage, not determined using the damage formula. In fact, I answered a very similar question just today about whether Reflect can change Counter's damage; the answer here is no, for the very same reason that Steel Gem can't change Metal Burst's damage.
Pokerus is potentially cleared every midnight by the game's clock.What determines how long Pokerus lasts? I thought it lasted 24 hours when the pokemon was outside of the box, but I was just training a pokemon for someone and it disappeared within an hour after I gave it to the pokemon! I don't think I did anything peculiar...