Granted, this may sound broken, but logically its true.
So when attacked by these moves, your pokemon is trapped. Cant switch out, but able to attack? No, when under the influence of these moves, you should be unable to attack and the foe should be fixd on this move until their turn is up.
For a very long time, the stupidity of these machanics have lasted long enough. Its time to fix them
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While I find the moves to be mostly useless as they are, I must concur with the second post. After replaying Red and Yellow I found that I can just lolfest through the Elite Four with a Dragonite with Wrap. The moves should be improved somehow, but not made back to what they were in Gen 1.
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Then whats the point of these moves existing if not used proper?
They keep your foe from switching out. Think of them as a short-term Block or Mean Look that has the perk of acting as anti-leftovers. Not as a weak move that keeps your opponent from switching. It could be incredibly useful if we just had better move selection for the Pokemon that learn these moves as it could have great synergy with things like Fly and Perish Song. Or forcing your opponent to sit there as setup fodder for 4-5 turns while you boost.
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