Techniques

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Pigepic using the technique Stare, lowerering the opposing Pewki's defense.

Techniques are the attacks that Temtem can use during combat. Most techniques are used to damage an opposing Temtem until it becomes exhausted, but some techniques may also temporarily drop certain stats of opposing Temtem or apply status effects. Unlike Temtem, which can have up to two types, techniques only have one type. The type determines the effectiveness of the technique when used against opposing Temtem.

Characteristics of Techniques

Techniques have various characteristics that help differentiate and define them. Below is a list of them, some of which we will discuss more in-depth:

  • Type: Each technique, like Temtem themselves, have a type that interacts with a Temtem's type that increase or decrease the effectiveness and power of a technique.
  • Class: The Techniques class relates to which stats are used to assign damage for the technique.
  • Damage: Indicative of the overall power of the Technique.
  • Stamina Cost: The amount of Stamina required to perform the technique. This will be the amount the Temtem's Stamina is reduced when the technique is used.
  • Hold: Some techniques cannot be used until a specified amount of turns have passed while the Temtem is in battle. This amount of turns is called Hold.
  • Priority: All techniques have a priority indicative of when the technique will be used in a turn. The higher the priority, the more likely the technique will be used earlier. This attribute interacts with the Temtem's speed to determine when it will be used in a turn.
  • Synergy: Some techniques have an additional or boosted effect due to the type of the user's partner Temtem. This is known as Synergy.
  • Targeting: Each technique has a specific set of potential targets. For example, some techniques can only be used on opponents, some can be used against the casting Temtem, and some hit multiple Temtem at the same time.

Class

Techniques are divided into three classes:

  • PhysicalPhysical - damaging techniques powered by the user's ATK stat and reduced by the target's DEF stat.
  • SpecialSpecial - damaging techniques powered by the user's SPATK stat and reduced by the target's SPDEF stat.
  • StatusStatus - non-damaging techniques that modify battle conditions like lowering stats or inflict conditions such as Sleep.

Damage

Each PhysicalPhysical and SpecialSpecial Technique has a DMG value that represents the amount of Damage that technique will deal. This value, the user's level, the user's ATK or SPATK stat, and the target's DEF or SPDEF stat all contribute to the final damage dealt by the technique.

The result is then rounded to the nearest integer to determine the final amount of HP lost by the target.

Techniques with a 2x modifier deal much more damage than a technique with a 1x modifier even if the latest has double the base damage of the first. Where multiple modifiers are applicable for an attack, the modifiers are applied multiplicatively.

Additionally, the damage is increased when a technique's type matches one of the user's types. The final damage of the technique is increased by 50% in a mechanic called STAB (Same Type Attack Bonus).

Stamina Cost

Each technique has a certain stamina cost which is subtracted from the remaining stamina. When a technique requires more stamina than the Temtem has remaining, this leads to overexertion. For each additional stamina point required, 2 points of HP will be subtracted. Additionally, the Temtem will obtain a turn penalty and isn't able to attack in the following turn.

Priority

All techniques have a priority indicative of when the technique will be used in a turn. Technique Priorities have a specific look in the game that differentiates them and different priorities interact with the user's speed in different ways.

  • Very Low0_VeryLow
Very Low Priority means that the move will happen after all other moves with a priority of low or higher. If multiple Tems use a Very Low Priority move then they will go in order of speed.
  • Low1_Low
Low Priority means the technique will be used with half the speed of the user.
  • Normal2_Normal
Normal Priority means the technique will be used with the speed of the user (No effect to the speed stat).
  • High3_High
High Priority means the technique will be used with 1.5x the speed of the user.
  • Very High4_VeryHigh
Very High Priority means the technique will be used with 1.75x the speed of the user.
  • Ultra5_Ultra
Ultra Priority means the technique will be used before the opponent swaps with another Temtem.

Hold

Techniques with various hold values, and various hold remaining.

Hold restricts the use of a technique until a certain amount of turns have passed. Some techniques will have various amounts of hold and the user must wait, from the turn they enter the battle, a number of turns equal to the amount of hold that technique has. A technique has visible bars on it that are darkened when there is still hold remaining. When all darkened bars appear brightened, the technique is ready for use. After being used, the hold is reset and the user must wait the amount of hold again to reuse the technique. Some techniques are able to reduce the hold of other techniques like Cheer Up.

Synergy

Some techniques have a boosted or additional effect due to a mechanic called Synergy. When a technique has synergy, it means that if the partner of the user is a specific type, the technique will have some added effect. As an example, Aqua Stone is a waterWater Technique with an earthEarth synergy. If a Temtem using Aqua Stone is paired with an Earth Temtem, then the technique will have the additional effect of boosted power. Another example is a technique called High-pressure Water, where if the user is paired with a fireFire Temtem, the technique also applies a Burned ConditionBurned Condition in addition to its regular effect. These effects vary from technique to technique and the full range of the variety of these effects is still unknown.

Targeting

Each technique is targeted in one of six different ways:

  • Self: The technique can only be used on the user.
  • Single Target: The technique can be used on any selected Temtem in the field, including the user.
  • Single other Target: The technique can be used on any selected Temtem in the field, except the user.
  • Single Team: The technique can be used on either the other team or the user's team.
  • Other Team or Ally: Either team is selected, but if the user's team is selected, only the ally will be affected.
  • All: The technique will be used on all Temtem in the field.

Acquiring Techniques

While all Temtem start off with several techniques, there are various ways for them to acquire new ones.

  • Leveling - Each Temtem learns new techniques upon reaching certain levels.
  • Technique Courses - Technique Courses are infinite-use items containing a specific technique that can be taught to compatible Temtem.
  • Breeding - Various species have egg techniques that can only be obtained through breeding.

Technique List

Name Type Class DMG STA Hold Priority
Acid Reflux toxic Special 80 20 2 2_Normal
Allergic Spread nature Special 58 18 1 2_Normal
Antitoxins toxic Status - 14 0 2_Normal
Aqua Bullet Hell water Special 67 17 0 2_Normal
Aqua Stone water(+earth) Physical 80 21 1 2_Normal
Aquatic Whirlwind water Special 130 29 1 3_High
Autodestruction digital Physical 100 30 3 3_High
Awful Song neutral(+neutral) Special 96 20 1 2_Normal
Bamboozle mental Status - 18 0 2_Normal
Bark neutral Status - 20 1 3_High
Bark Shield nature Status - 30 2 1_Low
Base Jump neutral Physical 115 16 0 2_Normal
Bestial Charge neutral Physical 55 20 1 2_Normal
Beta Burst mental Special 100 23 0 2_Normal
Binary Flood digital Special 60 24 1 2_Normal
Blizzard wind Special 120 15 1 1_Low
Block melee Status - 16 1 2_Normal
Boomerang wind Physical 85 19 0 3_High
Brace neutral Status - 5 0 3_High
Bright Beam electric(+crystal) Special 10 18 1 2_Normal
Bubbles water Special 27 5 0 2_Normal
Burrow earth Status - 12 1 1_Low
Bush nature(+earth) Status - 21 2 3_High
Cage neutral Status - 23 1 5_Ultra
Chain Heal neutral Status - 20 2 2_Normal
Chain Lightning electric Special 48 15 0 2_Normal
Chains Hit neutral Physical 110 16 0 2_Normal
Charge neutral Physical 50 4 1 3_High
Charged Iron Fillings electric Physical 85 26 1 2_Normal
Cheer Up neutral Status - 7 0 4_VeryHigh
Clay Ball earth Physical 60 11 1 2_Normal
Clinch neutral Physical 85 14 0 1_Low
Cold Breeze wind Special 10 9 0 2_Normal
Cold Geyser water Physical 105 25 0 2_Normal
Confiscate neutral Status - 7 0 2_Normal
Cooperation neutral Status - 4 1 4_VeryHigh
Crystal Bite crystal Physical 130 22 1 2_Normal
Crystal Deluge crystal(+mental) Special 100 25 1 2_Normal
Crystal Dust crystal(+wind) Special 60 11 0 3_High
Crystal Plume Gatling crystal Physical 130 24 0 2_Normal
Crystal Spikes crystal Special 110 29 0 3_High
Crystal Stream crystal Physical 85 20 0 2_Normal
Crystal Torrent crystal Special 65 18 0 2_Normal
Crystallize crystal Status - 18 1 2_Normal
Cyberclaw digital Physical 80 19 1 3_High
Darkness neutral Status - 18 2 5_Ultra
Data Burst digital Physical 48 6 0 2_Normal
Data Corruption digital Status - 22 2 2_Normal
DC Beam electric Special 35 5 0 3_High
Debris Typhoon wind(+wind) Physical 60 10 0 2_Normal
Defibrillate electric Physical 80 12 1 2_Normal
Diamond Fort crystal Status - 26 2 1_Low
Digital Stream digital Physical 85 20 0 2_Normal
Digital Torrent digital Special 65 18 0 2_Normal
Digital Whip digital Physical 20 6 0 1_Low
Digithreat digital(+mental) Special 100 20 1 1_Low
Dim Mak melee Special - 20 2 3_High
Double Edge neutral(+neutral) Special 84 12 0 1_Low
Double Gash melee Physical 49 7 0 2_Normal
Double Kick neutral Physical 80 22 0 3_High
Drill Impact neutral Physical 120 20 0 2_Normal
Drought earth Status - 14 1 4_VeryHigh
Dust Vortex earth Special 131 24 1 2_Normal
Earth Stream earth Physical 85 20 0 2_Normal
Earth Torrent earth Special 65 18 0 2_Normal
Earth Wave earth Physical 90 28 2 1_Low
Earthbreaker earth(+electric) Physical 120 28 2 2_Normal
Electric Storm electric Special 76 26 1 2_Normal
Electric Stream electric Physical 85 20 0 2_Normal
Electric Torrent electric Special 65 18 0 2_Normal
Electromagnetism electric Status - 16 2 4_VeryHigh
Electropunch electric(+digital) Physical 110 19 0 1_Low
Embers fire Physical 63 15 0 2_Normal
Energy Manipulation mental(+nature) Special 45 11 0 3_High
Execution neutral Physical 50 20 3 1_Low
Extinction fire Status - 32 2 2_Normal
Extra Energy Slam neutral Physical 72 29 0 2_Normal
Faraday Cage digital(+toxic) Physical 100 32 0 2_Normal
Feather Gatling wind Physical 100 17 0 2_Normal
Fierce Claw neutral Physical 71 13 0 2_Normal
Fiery Heist fire(+earth) Status - 18 1 2_Normal
Finbeat neutral Physical 32 4 0 3_High
Fire Flame fire Special 45 7 0 2_Normal
Fire Stream fire Physical 85 20 0 2_Normal
Fire Tornado fire Special 145 22 2 2_Normal
Fire Torrent fire Special 65 18 0 2_Normal
Firewall digital Status - 15 1 3_High
Flaming Meteorite fire Physical 145 25 2 2_Normal
Flood water(+earth) Status - 22 1 2_Normal
Fluid Barrier water Status - 16 0 2_Normal
Footwork melee Status - 14 1 3_High
Frond Whip nature Physical 146 28 1 1_Low
Gaia nature Status - 15 3 0_VeryLow
Gamma Burst mental Special 150 51 1 2_Normal
Generify digital(+neutral) Status - 10 0 2_Normal
Glass Blade crystal Physical 32 5 0 2_Normal
Goring neutral Physical 120 16 1 3_High
Haito Uchi melee Physical 85 21 1 2_Normal
Hallucination toxic(+mental) Status - 22 0 2_Normal
Harmful Lick neutral Physical 150 29 0 1_Low
Harmful Microwaves digital(+digital) Special 86 28 0 1_Low
Head Charge melee Physical 80 10 1 1_Low
Head Ram neutral Physical 100 17 0 1_Low
Heat Up fire Status - 23 0 2_Normal
Heavy Blow neutral Physical 58 11 0 2_Normal
Held Anger neutral Physical 130 12 3 1_Low
Hellfire fire(+fire) Special 84 28 1 2_Normal
Hibernate water Status - 25 2 2_Normal
High-pressure Water water(+fire) Special 50 15 1 2_Normal
Hologram digital Status - 12 1 4_VeryHigh
Hook melee Special 46 18 0 3_High
Hook Kick melee Physical 110 20 1 2_Normal
Humiliating Slap neutral Physical 90 20 0 2_Normal
Hyperkinetic Strike wind Special 59 31 1 3_High
Hypnosis mental Status - 17 1 2_Normal
Hypoxia wind Special 120 30 0 2_Normal
Ice Cubes water(+water) Physical 54 13 0 2_Normal
Ice Shuriken water Physical 60 14 0 2_Normal
Iced Stalactite water Physical 82 22 1 2_Normal
Inner Spirit melee Special 170 23 2 2_Normal
Intimidation mental Status - 12 2 2_Normal
Jaw Strike neutral Physical 60 9 0 2_Normal
Kick neutral Physical 32 8 0 3_High
King's Roar neutral Status - 24 3 2_Normal
Late Torment neutral Physical 180 20 0 1_Low
Lava Wave fire(+water) Physical 100 28 0 2_Normal
Lifeful Sap nature Status - 20 0 2_Normal
Look out neutral Status - 12 1 2_Normal
Lullaby mental Status - 27 2 1_Low
Madness Buff melee Status - 19 0 2_Normal
Magma Cannon fire Special 92 29 2 1_Low
Major Slash neutral Physical 150 33 1 2_Normal
Martial Strike melee Special 50 5 1 2_Normal
Matter Teleport mental Physical 125 28 0 2_Normal
Mechanical Heat fire Physical 55 7 0 2_Normal
Meditation mental Status - 6 0 2_Normal
Melee Stream melee Physical 85 20 0 2_Normal
Melee Torrent melee Special 65 18 0 2_Normal
Mental Stream mental Physical 85 20 0 2_Normal
Mental Torrent mental Special 65 18 0 2_Normal
Metabolize toxic(+nature) Status - 21 2 1_Low
Meteor Swarm fire(+fire) Physical 80 25 1 1_Low
Mineral Hail crystal Physical 100 30 2 2_Normal
Mirror Shell crystal Status - 15 1 1_Low
Misogi water(+water) Status - 22 2 2_Normal
Mud Shower earth Special 70 14 0 2_Normal
Multiple Pecks neutral Physical 110 26 0 2_Normal
Nagaise's Fury water(+mental) Special 105 28 1 2_Normal
Narcoleptic Hit mental Physical 150 15 1 1_Low
Nature Stream nature Physical 85 20 0 2_Normal
Nature Torrent nature Special 65 18 0 2_Normal
Neutral Stream neutral Physical 105 20 0 2_Normal
Neutral Torrent neutral Special 85 18 0 2_Normal
Nibble neutral Physical 37 7 0 2_Normal
Nicho Sai melee Physical 135 29 1 3_High
Nimble wind Status - 4 0 2_Normal
Ninja Jutsu neutral Physical 130 27 2 4_VeryHigh
Nito Seiho melee Physical 105 19 1 2_Normal
Novice Punch neutral(+melee) Physical 30 3 0 2_Normal
Noxious Bomb toxic Physical 100 20 0 2_Normal
Oshi-Dashi melee Physical 150 28 1 2_Normal
Overclock digital Status - 10 0 2_Normal
Paralyzing Poison toxic(+toxic) Status - 20 2 2_Normal
Peck neutral Physical 24 5 0 4_VeryHigh
Penance mental Status - 5 2 1_Low
Perfect Jab melee Physical 40 15 0 2_Normal
Petrify earth Special 50 15 2 1_Low
Photosynthesis nature Status - 7 0 2_Normal
Pickpocket neutral Physical 35 17 1 4_VeryHigh
Piercing Wheel earth Physical 100 28 1 3_High
Piezoelectric Blow electric(+earth) Physical 120 30 2 3_High
Plague nature Special 100 23 0 3_High
Plasma Beam digital Special 64 13 0 2_Normal
Pollution toxic Status - 22 2 2_Normal
Psy Surge mental Special 100 15 1 1_Low
Psy Wave mental Special 61 7 1 2_Normal
Psychic Collaborator mental(+mental) Special 1 19 1 2_Normal
Psychosis mental Status - 16 2 1_Low
Purgation mental Status - 14 0 2_Normal
Quartz Dirt crystal(+earth) Special 60 20 1 2_Normal
Quartz Shield crystal Status - 9 1 2_Normal
Quetza-leño fire(+neutral) Physical 110 27 0 2_Normal
Quicksand earth(+wind) Status - 14 1 3_High
Rage melee Status - 10 0 2_Normal
Rainbow Guard neutral Status - 20 1 2_Normal
Rampage neutral(+melee) Physical 65 26 1 1_Low
Refresh neutral Status - 14 1 1_Low
Relax neutral Status - 12 1 1_Low
Rend neutral Special 50 22 2 2_Normal
Resin Trap nature Special 110 24 1 2_Normal
Revitalize nature(+nature) Status - 20 1 2_Normal
Roar neutral Status - 10 2 2_Normal
Rockfall earth(+fire) Physical 75 24 1 2_Normal
Roots nature Status - 5 0 2_Normal
Sacrifice neutral Status - - 1 3_High
Sand Splatter earth Physical 35 7 0 2_Normal
Sand Storm earth Special 69 23 1 2_Normal
Savage Suplex neutral Physical 150 24 1 2_Normal
Scratch neutral Physical 20 4 0 2_Normal
Seismunch's Wreck earth(+melee) Physical 110 33 1 2_Normal
Serbatiyo's Wrath water Special 100 35 2 2_Normal
Sharp Leaf nature Physical 50 7 0 2_Normal
Sharp Rain water Special 130 20 2 2_Normal
Sharp Stabs crystal Physical 76 15 1 3_High
Sharpening crystal Status - 17 1 2_Normal
Shelter neutral Status - 12 2 1_Low
Show Off melee(+melee) Status - 7 0 2_Normal
Shrill Voice neutral Special 42 12 1 2_Normal
Shy Shield neutral Status - 4 0 3_High
Slime neutral Status - 12 0 1_Low
Slow Down mental(+mental) Status - 8 0 2_Normal
Sludge Gift earth Special 40 4 0 2_Normal
Smoldering Kiss fire Physical 40 5 0 2_Normal
Sparkling Bullet electric(+neutral) Physical 60 12 0 2_Normal
Sparks electric Status - 5 0 2_Normal
Spores nature Special 37 6 0 2_Normal
Stampede neutral(+earth) Physical 100 28 2 1_Low
Stare mental Status - 6 0 2_Normal
Sting toxic Physical 48 20 0 3_High
Stone Ball earth(+fire) Physical 130 29 0 1_Low
Stone Trench earth Physical 75 25 1 2_Normal
Stone Wall earth Status - 18 1 1_Low
Strangle neutral Physical 25 11 0 0_VeryLow
Tail Strike neutral Physical 50 5 1 2_Normal
Telekinetic Shrapnel mental Physical 80 8 1 2_Normal
Tenderness neutral Status - 3 0 2_Normal
Tentacle Whip neutral Physical 60 15 0 2_Normal
Tesla Prison electric Special 50 12 0 2_Normal
Thunder Strike electric Special 120 22 0 2_Normal
Time Split mental Special 30 20 1 2_Normal
Token digital Special 35 9 0 2_Normal
Tornado wind Special 135 30 1 3_High
Tortenite's Garden toxic(+crystal) Status - 24 2 1_Low
Toughen earth Status - 15 1 2_Normal
Toxic Fang toxic Physical 62 12 1 2_Normal
Toxic Gas toxic Special 65 25 1 2_Normal
Toxic Ink toxic Physical 80 16 0 2_Normal
Toxic Plume toxic(+crystal) Special 50 24 1 2_Normal
Toxic Slime toxic Physical 50 12 0 2_Normal
Toxic Spores toxic Status - 9 0 1_Low
Toxic Stream toxic Physical 85 20 0 2_Normal
Toxic Torrent toxic Special 65 18 0 2_Normal
Toxin Shower toxic Special 60 10 1 2_Normal
Tsunami water(+wind) Special 70 25 1 2_Normal
Turbo Attack digital Physical 115 27 1 2_Normal
Turbo Charge electric Status - 21 1 4_VeryHigh
Turbo Choreography wind(+wind) Status - 23 1 2_Normal
Undermine neutral Special 125 26 1 2_Normal
Untangle neutral Status - 13 1 5_Ultra
Uppercut melee Physical 80 12 0 2_Normal
Urushiol toxic(+toxic) Physical 41 8 0 2_Normal
Venom Spread toxic Special 150 20 0 3_High
Venomous Claws toxic Physical 40 9 0 2_Normal
Virulent Gust toxic(+water) Special 60 15 0 2_Normal
Voltopuncture electric Physical 28 5 0 3_High
Wake Up neutral Physical 1 - 0 4_VeryHigh
Warm Cuddle fire Physical 53 12 0 2_Normal
Wastewater toxic Physical 100 25 0 2_Normal
Water Blade water Special 52 10 0 1_Low
Water Cannon water(+toxic) Special 100 21 0 2_Normal
Water Cutting Lily nature(+water) Physical 120 31 0 3_High
Water Stream water Physical 85 20 0 2_Normal
Water Torrent water Special 65 18 0 2_Normal
Waterjet water Physical 110 16 2 2_Normal
Willpower Drain neutral Status - 15 1 3_High
Wind Blade wind Special 40 9 0 2_Normal
Wind Burst wind Special 90 12 0 2_Normal
Wind Stream wind Physical 85 20 0 2_Normal
Wind Torrent wind Special 65 18 0 2_Normal
Winter Call neutral Status - 20 3 2_Normal
Zen Meditation melee Status - - 2 1_Low