Let’s talk about weakness and resistance.
When you attack or when you are defending your Pokemon has a resistance. Your Pokemon
are located on the bottom of the card called the retreat card. If you look my Pokemon here
has a weakness of fighting type and has a resistance to metal type Pokemon. Unless there
is a number beside it the weakness or resistance is automatically 20. In this Pokemon’s case
I actually have a resistance to metal of 30. So let’s say my opponent attacks me with this
Nideran which is actually a metal type Pokemon. It makes his attack, and scratches for 10.
I have a resistance of 30 which means I don’t take any damage at all because I take 30 off
whatever the number is they attack with. If he were attacking for 40 for 30 points of
damage then I would only take 10 because my resistance is 30 and this is where the math
plays a big part. If the Pokemon that is attacking is one that I have a weakness to that means
that I automatically take 20 more damage than what the Pokemon is attacking with. So if
this Rhyhorn is hitting me with its horn drill, I am going to take 40 points of damage, not