Forever the Recusant
You're right it isn't the being trapped status that stopped passing it's the trappign status. Editted my post accordingly.
Watchog used Mean Look on Ferrothorn then Baton Passed to Talonflame, Ferrothorn was able to switch out to Florges so that mechanic has not changed.Mean Look\Baton Pass: Does Baton Pass pass on the trapping effect once again, or does the effect still wear off?
Tested this in-game with a Chesnaught with Giga Impact. KOed a Glaceon and was forced to recharge the next turn. (It was a 2HKO.)This needs more testing, but I think hyper beam moves might be back to Gen I mechanics. I just had a battle where my rival one-hitted my Klefki with Hydrocannon and then attacked my Heliolisk the next turn. Don't have any fully evolved starters so looking for Giga Impact or Hyper Beam TMs to test, I'll let you know results if I have them but somebody else could probably confirm faster.
I just tested this myself. Heliolisk OHKO'd a Lairon with Hyper Beam (before you ask, level 90 Heliolisk vs. level 25 Lairon), and was forced to recharge next turn. This might only apply to the starter-exclusive Hyper Beam variants.Tested this in-game with a Chesnaught with Giga Impact. KOed a Glaceon and was forced to recharge the next turn. (It was a 2HKO.)
I taught Charizard Blast Burn and had it OHKO Wikstrom's Aegislash. I stayed in when he sent in Probopass, and I had to recharge.I just tested this myself. Heliolisk OHKO'd a Lairon with Hyper Beam (before you ask, level 90 Heliolisk vs. level 25 Lairon), and was forced to recharge next turn. This might only apply to the starter-exclusive Hyper Beam variants.
Don't currently have anything with No Guard to test, but I'm pretty sure my Doublade didn't flinch everything slower with Iron Head, so that doesn't sound right.Rumor: No Guard now causes the secondary effects of attacks (such as Scald's chance to Burn) to occur much more frequently, possibly 100% chance.
It seems unlikely to me that this is true, but it's definitely worth checking out - can anyone confirm or deny this rumor? I don't have the game yet...
If an opposing Pokemon has Sap Sipper, or if the user of Aromatherapy has Sap Sipper, does it activate?A friend just told me he was in a double battle, and he had a Gogoat and Floette out. Gogoat was paralyzed, Floette used Aromatherapy, which cured paralysis AND activated Sap Sipper. Far as I know, this doesn't happen in Gen V, and I'm not sure if the poke needed to be statused or not to activate it. Gonna test it out myself later on in a bit, but this could be kinda interesting if it's legitimate.
Also, have Flame Body, Static, Poison Point, etc. been buffed to have a 50% chance of working against contact moves? The amount of burns my Talonflame has inflicted ingame has gotten seriously unreal.
EDIT: Same friend just told me he did it again without a status and Sap Sipper still activated
I have only tested non-attacking moves, but I've heard that both Boomburst and Bug Buzz go through. The attacks of some Noivern go through Substitutes because it has Infiltrator, which now allows the user's attacks to go through them. I'll test later today if nobody else gets around to it first.Asking this question for clarification purposes. Does Bug Buzz, being a sound-based move, bypass Substitutes? Or do only strictly status moves and Boomburst bypass it? The OP mentions only status moves, but some threads around Uncharted Territory like Noivern's say that attacks can as well.
If anyone is going to test defog, could they also see whether or not it removes hazards from your side as well? It'd actually be pretty cool for defog to have a haze-like effect on hazards and walls and such.Does defog still remove hazards from opponents' side? Not holding my breath for a change but.....
Me and kd24 just tested this out. I used a Stealth Rock Carbink, he used a Defog Rufflet.Defog still removes your own set-up hazards. Tested it with a Klefki setting them up and then a Ducklett removing them with Defog. Will see if I can test the other way around with Stealth Rock Onix.
EDIT: OMG OMG OMG THEY WERE REMOVED (tested it multiple times)!!!!!!!!!!
DEFOG IS A NEW RAPID SPIN (though for both sides)!!!!!!!!!!