I was wondering what the difference is between +attack and +defense for pets vs other families.

As far as I can tell, a weak attack is an attack that does 33% less damage, and a strong attack is an attack that does 50% more damage. (this is my assumption, so feel free to correct this)

a second assumption i am going to make is that the 33% in the list is actually 33.3333333% (or 1/3) because that would make more sense from a mathematical p.o.v. (which I will explain further on)

What follows is a plea to change the numbers on the ‘which family to use against which family’ list that is present in the pet battle guide section, because I think the numbers are inaccurate.

What we have there is the following :

Bonus strike: +50%

Bonus defense: +33% ( +1/3)

Weak strike: -33% (-1/3)

Weak defense: -50%

If we go out from the assumption we made above:

A bonus strike does 50% more damage, or 150% total. This means that the defense of the opponent (which is a weak defense as a consequence) is 100%/150% = 66%, or a -33% defense, and not the -50% that was mentioned in the list.

The same can be said about bonus defense vs weak attack:

A weak attack does 66% damage, which means the opponent’s defense is 100%/66% = 150%

So he list should, in my opinion, be:

Bonus strike: +50%

Bonus defense: +50%

Weak strike: -33% (-1/3)

Weak defense: -33% (-1/3)

Even if my assumption was not correct to start with, I guess it is logical to assume that bonus strike should cancel out weak defense and vice versa. And starting from that logical premise, it is safe to say the numbers are not correct.

And that

(100%+ 50%) / 100%

is the same as

100%/(100%-33.333333%)

(therefore my assumption of 33.333333%, because -33.333333% cancels out +50%)

Because my assumpion would make a pet with +defense equally useful against a perticular family as a pet with +attack, and that each family has got 2 counter families.

Or am I looking at it from a wrong point of view??