Originally Posted by Fat HabibsHotDogs
This has been bugging me for a while. I want to ask a question about the mechanics of effect spore.
If a steel pokemon such as metagross were to use meteor mash on a pokemon with effect spore (such as amoonguss), would the chance of it being statused be 20% as it can not be poisoned? or alternatively does it have a 30% chance to only sleep or paralyse?
Similar situation with pokemon with limber and being unable to be paralysed and pokemon with inner vitality that can not sleep, etc.
I think it's much simpler than that : The chances of getting statused are the same except that when the poison hax is activated, the steel type pokemon is not poisoned. It just removes the possibility of being poisoned but the possibilities of paralysis and burn are unchanged.