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Simple Question: Does Boomburst go through any sort of protection?

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2 years ago#1
Such as Light Screen, Protect, Detect, King's Shield, Mat Block, Substitute, etc.? Or does it only go through Protect and Detect? Or does it not go through anything at all...?
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2 years ago#2
I thought it only worked against Substitute...
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2 years ago#3
I know for sure it hits past Substitutes. I'm sure someone else can clarify if it goes past anything else - though that said, it will not go through anything like Protect.

Maybe the screens, though.
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2 years ago#4
ShadowMaster684 posted...
I know for sure it hits past Substitutes. I'm sure someone else can clarify if it goes past anything else - though that said, it will not go through anything like Protect.

Maybe the screens, though.


On Serebii, it says that it goes through Protect/Detect...

http://www.serebii.net/attackdex-xy/boomburst.shtml
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2 years ago#5
I'm pretty sure that was added in wrong. I could be wrong about that, but I have not seen a Boomburst hit through Protect, nor have I heard anything about it.
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2 years ago#6
ShadowMaster684 posted...
I'm pretty sure that was added in wrong. I could be wrong about that, but I have not seen a Boomburst hit through Protect, nor have I heard anything about it.


I'll be sure to test the Protect/Detect thing out then.
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2 years ago#7
It doesn't hit through Protect. Maybe through Detect, though.
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2 years ago#8
Latias007 posted...
It doesn't hit through Protect. Maybe through Detect, though.


I tried it out on Protect just now and you're right. I'll see if I have any detect Pokemon to test it out on.
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2 years ago#9
Protect and Detect are basically the same move with different names.
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2 years ago#10
ShadowMaster684 posted...
Protect and Detect are basically the same move with different names.


Except Detect is better because of Imprison. Its disadvantage is having 5 less PP.
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