If a Pokemon with Sheer Force equips a Life Orb and uses an attack that activates Sheer Force, the Life Orb will activate but will not drain any HP. That's just how it works. --- STOP CALLING ME HOME ROWED i don't even gaf anymore
Life Orb boosts the amount of dmg you do, but drains off a little HP every time you attack, I think. It's not an effect like poison or burn that kicks in at the end of a round IIRC. Are you thinking of the Toxic or Flame Orb hold items that inflict Toxic and Burn on you maybe? --- 3DS FC: 4098 2332 8721 W2 FC: 0176 0553 2123 PM me your FC if you add me plz!
So you're getting both the Life Orb boost and the sheer force boost from cancelling the life orb? That seems terribly broken. If Flare Blitz's recoil is cancelled too, Scarf Darmanitan would be unstoppable.
*Looks it up*
Oh, so Life Orb's recoil will be cancelled if the move you use activates Sheer Force. Well, I guess that would come in handy with rock slide (especially in VGC). --- "it's that game that is so great it makes you want to destroy your Toilet." -Throwback2780