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Telekinetic Projectile does list that it does double damage on a critical hit.

Compare this to Acid Splash:

On a critical success, the target also takes 1 persistent acid damage.

Should this "also" mean that beside the usual damage doubling? Or a critical is just normal damage + 1 persistent?

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Normal +1 persistent

Acid Splash involves an attack roll but is not a Strike and does not benefit from automatic double damage.

If you critically succeed at a Strike, your attack deals double damage. Other attacks, such as spell attack rolls and some uses of the Athletics skill, describe the specific effects that occur when their outcomes are critical successes.

Acid Splash specifies

If you hit, you deal 1d6 acid damage plus 1 splash acid damage. On a critical success, the target also takes 1 persistent acid damage.

The persistent is in addition to its normal damage, not any other bonus.

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