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Game mechanic glitch, need help

Discussion in 'Pokémon Showdown!' started by nose, May 26, 2013.

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  1. nose


    Nov 27, 2012
    Hey all, recently I came up with this really neat idea. Here's how it went down.

    Ok, so I lead with a smeargle and use conversion so it becomes an electric type. Then, I baton pass out to a shedinja with an air balloon. Shedinja shouldn't be able to be hurt at all, right? But my opponent used sucker punch and I fainted. Why is this? Shedinja was displayed as an electric type. Is this some kind of glitch?
  2. Harbinger of Peace

    Harbinger of Peace

    Apr 18, 2013
  3. Pikachuun

    Pikachuun 邪法使い_CC
    is a Pre-Contributor

    Dec 27, 2012
    Conversion is not a Volatile Status. It changes the type of the Pokemon that is hit by it, like Simple Beam with types instead of abilities. Because Shedinja couldn't become a normal type by BPing normally and Smeargle is now an Electric type, Shedinja won't become an Electric type. The Electric type display, though, was probably a glitch.

    Also, as a note, you should post this in the Bug Report thread in the future.
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