In Scalemons, every Pokemon's stats, barring HP, are scaled to give them a BST as close to 600 as possible, meaning that some BSTs might be a bit lower or higher than 600, with all recalculated stats being rounded down. This is all done using the following formula:
Stat * (600 - HP) / (BST - HP)
For example, using this formula, Fomantis would go from 40 / 55 / 35 / 50 / 35 / 35 to 40 / 146 / 93 / 133 / 93 / 93 with the following calculations:
Atk: 55 * (600 - 40) / (250 - 40) = 146.7 = 146
Def: 35 * (600 - 40) / (250 - 40) = 93.3 = 93
SpA: 50 * (600 - 40) / (250 - 40) = 133.3 = 133
SpD: 35 * (600 - 40) / (250 - 40) = 93.3 = 93
Spe: 35 * (600 - 40) / (250 - 40) = 93.3 = 93
Mechanic: A formula is used for every Pokemon's stats, barring HP, to give every Pokemon a BST of about 600.
Clauses: Ubers Clauses
Low BST Contrary users now have incredibly high stats, with Inkay having a base 125 Attack with Superpower, Fomantis having base 133 Special Attack for Leaf Storm, and Spinda having 108 throughout the board (barring HP) for Superpower.
Strong Pokemon in LC or LC Uber still shine due to their extremely high attacking and Speed stats; for example, Abra has base 211 Special Attack and 181 Speed, Gastly has base 203 Special Attack and 153 Speed, and Staryu, while only having base 128 Special Attack, has base 156 Speed and a great utility move in Rapid Spin.
Sheer Force users have a lot of potential with their nice STAB moves and coverage moves. For example, Nidoking has a slightly better base 104 Special Attack and Speed, Krabby has a whopping base 202 Attack with a decent base 96 Speed and Liquidation, Rock Slide, and Brick Break for perfect coverage, and Mawile has a base 141 Attack stat with two Sheer Force-boosted STAB moves in Play Rough and Iron Head with nice coverage in Crunch.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Is HP affected by the formulaic changes?
Q: Why aren't Ubers banned?
A: With a metagame that gives Pokemon like Poliwag more bulk and Speed than Mega Rayquaza after their stats are scaled, I don't believe any Pokemon needs to be banned from the get-go.
Q: Is every Pokemon's BST guaranteed to be 600?
A: No. The goal of this metagame is to allow Pokemon to have BSTs as close to 600 as possible to make everything as close to equal as possible, not have everything be the exact same.
Q: Why do some Pokemon, like Happiny, have lower BSTs than others?
A: If a Pokemon has a stat that exceeds the base 255 stat cap, the excess is removed. For example, if the stat cap didn't exist, Happiny's Special Defense would be 270, and it would have a BST of 597.
Playability: This metagame is playable on the Random Other Metagames (ROM) server, and for the month of June, it's playable on the main server!
Stats?: To view a Pokemon's stats, do
/scale [Pokemon]on PS!
Council: None yet.
Replays: None yet.
- [Jul 1, 2017] Deep Sea Scale, Deep Sea Tooth, Eevium Z, Eviolite, Light Ball, and Stick banned.
- [Dec 26, 2017] Gengar-Mega, Mawile-Mega, Medicham-Mega, Shedinja, Arena Trap, and Shadow Tag banned.
- [Jun 3, 2018] Carvanha banned.
- [Jun 12, 2018] Abra, Gastly, and Huge Power banned.