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Anonymous 2003
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posted 08-01-2004 09:23 AM      Profile for Anonymous 2003   Author's Homepage   Email Anonymous 2003   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I have a few questions regarding Focus Punch and Sky Uppercut.

Q1: When using Focus Punch in a 2 vs 2 battle, what if the target's ally hits you before you hit him with Focus Punch? Do you still flinch?

Q2: In the same scenario, do you still flinch if a non-damaging move (like Confuse Ray) hits you before you hit your target?

Q3: What is the difference between using Sky Uppercut on a flying and a non-flying enemy?

Thanks in advance for all your help, and I'm sorry if there was already a topic for this somewhere...
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posted 08-01-2004 02:46 PM      Profile for Dark_Herakurosu   Author's Homepage   Email Dark_Herakurosu   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Q1: If you're hit with any move by any pokemon, you flinch.

Q2: If you're hit with a status-inflicting non-damage move, you still flinch.

Q3: Sky Uppercut will be half as effective if used on a Flying enemy, just like all other Fighting attacks. If the target has used Fly, and is in the air, you can still hit it with Sky Uppercut. There are no other bonuses to doing this.

[ 08-01-2004, 02:49 PM: Message edited by: Dark_Herakurosu ]

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Anonymous 2003
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posted 08-01-2004 03:19 PM      Profile for Anonymous 2003   Author's Homepage   Email Anonymous 2003   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Thanks a lot!
~~Anonymous 2003

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Meowth: So what's our plan for capturing Pikachu today?
Jessie: Well, we run ahead of them,
James: And we dig a big hole!!
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Actually, Focus Punch will still work in the situation mentioned in #2. The move has to deal damage in order to screw up Focus Punch. (Just tested it; Thunder Wave did nothing to stop Focus Punch.)
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Anonymous 2003
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posted 08-11-2004 09:34 PM      Profile for Anonymous 2003   Author's Homepage   Email Anonymous 2003   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Okay then, that helps me! Thanks!

I now have another question though:

What is the deal on ghost attacks vs psychic poke's?
~I read somewhere on the forum that ghost attacks don't affect psychics, so I tested it: Shadow Ball vs Abra. And it didn't affect the Abras.
~Then I go to the Elite Four and the ghost Poke's smash my Gardevoir w/ Shadow Ball. Is this another one of those Dragonite w/ Outrage type of things?

Just wondering,
~Anonymous

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Jessie: Well, we run ahead of them,
James: And we dig a big hole!!
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In RBY, Ghost attacks have no effect on Psychics. However, this only applies to Lick, since it's the only Ghost attack that uses the battle damage formula. The other two Ghost attacks (Night Shade and Confuse Ray) work the same as they would against any other type.

In GSC/RS, Ghost attacks (Lick, Shadow Ball, Astonish, etc.) are super-effective against Psychics.

However, since you said Shadow Ball had no effect on Abra, I'm not sure what's going on, since Shadow Ball wasn't in RBY. Is it possible you Skill Swapped Kecleon's Color Change ability onto the Abra, and it then became a Normal type? (Normal is immune to Ghost.)

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posted 08-12-2004 03:53 PM      Profile for Anonymous 2003   Author's Homepage   Email Anonymous 2003   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
No, no Pokemon Ability was involved, at least I don't think. I'll try it again.

Okay, you're right. I wonder what it was then? I'm sure it said 'No effect' twice... Maybe in my haste to test it I accidentally attacked a few Makuhita?

~Anonymous 2003

EDIT: Just wondering--if an Absol uses Taunt vs a Pokemon with all defensive moves, would the defensive Pokemon end up using Struggle, or no move at all?

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Meowth: So what's our plan for capturing Pikachu today?
Jessie: Well, we run ahead of them,
James: And we dig a big hole!!
~Actual quote from some episode

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