Looking at your Pokémon’s statistic screen and thinking ‘what?’ Wondering what the difference is between “Attack” and “Sp. Atk”? Well here are the facts as simple as can be told.
|Statistic||Affects||What it Means|
|HP||Health||HP simply means Hit Points, this is the total health of your Pokémon.|
|Attack||Physical Moves||The higher the value the more damage your Pokémon will deal with physical moves.|
|Defense||Physical Moves||The higher the value the less damage your Pokémon will take from physical moves.|
|Sp. Attack||Special Moves||The higher the value the more damage your Pokémon will deal with special moves.|
|Sp. Defense||Special Moves||The higher the value the less damage your Pokémon will take from special moves.|
|Speed||Move Priority in Battle||The higher your Pokémon’s speed, the more likely it is to have the first move in each combat phase.|
Noteable Pokémon in each category, excluding Legendary Pokémon, include the following.
|HP||**Blissey** , Wobuffet, Wailord, Snorlax, **Slaking** , Drifblim, Hariyama|
|Attack||Rampardos, **Slaking** , Rhyperior, Salamence, Metagross, Dragonite|
|Defense||**Shuckle** , Steelix, Cloyster, Aggron, Bastiodon, Onix, **Probopass**|
|Sp. Attack||Alakazam, Porygon-Z, Gengar, Espeon, Magnezone, Glaceon|
|Sp. Defense||**Shuckle** , **Probopass** , Mantine, Bastiodon, **Blissey** , Dusknoir|
|Speed||Ninjask, Electrode, Jolteon, Aerodactyl, Crobat, Swellow, Weavile|
Please note: These Pokémon are taken from the entire national Pokédex, not simply the Pokémon new to Black and White. Any Pokémon that appear in more than one category are highlighted.