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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 better be a good mon
    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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