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Posted by Haunter_girl (Member # 1866) on 06-23-2001, 08:46 AM:
If I have a Ghastly on top of my party, and then I encounter a wild Pokemon that always likes to run away from me, (for example a Phanpy) if I use Mean Look on it, will the Mean Look only stop it from escaping as long as Ghastly is out, or will the Phanpy then not be able to escape anymore at all? I mean, can I recall my ghastly and use another Pokemon, without risking that the wild Pokemon can then run away?



Posted by Random Loser (Member # 1538) on 06-23-2001, 09:12 AM:
Only as long as gastly is out.. so no switching.

"how can u tell a shiny pokemon from a normal pokemon?"
-Team_Rockets_Arcanine @ The Pokegym

Posted by MK (Member # 1445) on 06-23-2001, 04:09 PM:
Under most circumstances, yes, once Gastly has Mean Looked the wild Pokémon, it cannot flee. In the event of trainer battles, cannot switch out, as long as Gastly is still your active Pokémon. There is one thing though that I can think of where a Mean Looked Pokémon can get away, and that is if they know Whirlwind or Roar (which the Legendary Beasts know) but as long as they don't know those, they're stuck.


Posted by StealthNinjaScyther (Member # 1833) on 06-24-2001, 12:41 AM:
Teleport escapes Mean Look too, I think, but that shouldn't be a problem anyway.



Posted by MK (Member # 1445) on 06-24-2001, 06:05 AM:
Maybe not much of a problem, but if true, indeed worth knowing.

Thanks StealthNinjaScyther

-MK who is still awake!

Posted by Porygone (Member # 805) on 06-24-2001, 01:27 PM:
Can't a Mean Looked Pokemon Baton Pass out of it (though it will pass the Look-trapped status to the new Pokemon)?

Reminder to Jenova: Be horribly mean to Ancient Egyptian Cat-Gonk and me.

Posted by spunman (Member # 1181) on 06-24-2001, 09:05 PM:
yes, mean look can be baton passed from both sides.
Posted by Tghost (Member # 1418) on 06-26-2001, 01:40 AM:
ML does stop Teleport.

Easy way to test this is to battle a Wild Abra, Mean Look it and watch Teleport fail...

"no! i'm the diet coke of evil! only one calorie! NOT ENOUGH!
*melts into evil-envious puddle*" - spunman

Posted by MK (Member # 1445) on 06-26-2001, 03:53 PM:
Tghost, have you tested it?
Posted by StealthNinjaScyther (Member # 1833) on 06-27-2001, 01:40 AM:
The way Tghost worded his reply sure made it seem like he tested it. I went and double checked what he said and do you know what happened when I Mean Looked Abra? Teleport failed! So I assume that Tghost did indeed check it first.



Posted by MK (Member # 1445) on 06-28-2001, 01:52 AM:
Thanks for testin it StealthNinjaScyther.

Karpe Diem