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Talk:10,000,000 Volt Thunderbolt (move)

Sharply Increased Critical Hit Ratio

Is there any reason the description for this move states that it has a "sharply increased critical hit ratio" while for every other move that has a high critical hit ratio it just states on their respective pages that they have "an increased critical hit ratio". Does the "sharply" mean a +2 stage critical hit chance for this move? (I think that's a 50% chance of a critical hit if I'm not mistaken) Also, if this is the only move that "sharply" raises the critical hit ratio, why is it listed with all the other moves that only raise the critical hit ratio by one stage?--Rithvikkiran (talk) 20:51, 18 January 2017 (UTC)

I added an appropriate title as you omitted one.
As for your question, I was the one examing and inputting the data when the page was created. It turns out that, whereas most Z-Moves (and even regular moves) have a regular critical hit ratio of 1, this particular Z-Move has a rate of 2, which is extremely rare among the available moves. Therefore, "sharply increased" was tje best term we could come up with until we can come up with more accurate data due to the move not being legally usable and available yet (to non-hackers). CycloneGU (talk) 21:55, 18 January 2017 (UTC)
Is 2 the same rate as the other moves with a high critical-hit ratio? That's what it sounds like you're saying, and if so, simply saying "increased" should suffice, like on every other one of those pages. Pumpkinking0192 (talk) 22:16, 18 January 2017 (UTC)
We're not sure what effect it has on Z-Moves yet. I think we inspected the other moves and decided to go with this wording. I can bring it up, however, and see what others think. CycloneGU (talk) 23:40, 18 January 2017 (UTC)
According to Showdown, this move has a critical hit ratio that is indeed one stage higher than for any other move with increased crit ratio (1/2 chance instead of 1/8). As for the wording, that would basically be like the difference between Swords Dance ("sharply increases" Atk) and Howl ("increases" Atk), except that there is no message; so I think it's adequate then. Nescientist (talk) 15:51, 19 January 2017 (UTC)
I don't think Showdown is considered a valid source on this wiki; as it is unofficial, it may contain differences from the actual in-game mechanics. That said, if this is verified in-game, 'sharply increased' is a good term to use for it, in my opinion. --Felthry (F.K.A. Xolroc) (talk) 16:13, 19 January 2017 (UTC)
It absolutely is not. But as I do not have access to whereever CycloneGU has their information from, that is the best I can contribute here: an explanation that it is correct, if their information (or in-game confirmation) matches Showdown's. Nescientist (talk) 16:18, 19 January 2017 (UTC)
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