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1 year ago#1
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First turn.
Hariyama uses Fake Out. Shouldn't that have made Quasar flinch? Just so you know, Quasar has Analytic as its ability.
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1 year ago#2
Hariyama's Hidden Ability is Sheer Force. It powers up moves with side effects in exchange for preventing said side effects. Like Fake Out's flinching.
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1 year ago#3
Missingno_Mastr posted...
Hariyama's Hidden Ability is Sheer Force. It powers up moves with side effects in exchange for preventing said side effects. Like Fake Out's flinching.


Oh :P Thanks!
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1 year ago#4
That's not hax; if a 100% flinch chance doesn't happen, that Pokemon has Inner Focus or used something that out-prioritized Fake Out (meaning that they flinched, but after they did something so it was irrelevant)

EDIT: Or, apparently, Hariyama's Sheer Force got rid of the flinch chance. Good to know
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1 year ago#5
Missingno_Mastr posted...
Hariyama's Hidden Ability is Sheer Force. It powers up moves with side effects in exchange for preventing said side effects. Like Fake Out's flinching.


Here I thought Maison had slightly better sets than main-game NPCs, who would even run fake out with that ability? Any other fighting type Pokemon with any other Priority move would be better.
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1 year ago#6
Because Fake Out has +3 priority and Sheer Force Fake Out could possibly be the best revenge-kill move ever (besides Ambipom Technician Fake Out, since STAB 60 BP Fake Out), since not even Extremespeed or Feint have that high of priority.
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1 year ago#7
Pokepon posted...
Missingno_Mastr posted...
Hariyama's Hidden Ability is Sheer Force. It powers up moves with side effects in exchange for preventing said side effects. Like Fake Out's flinching.


Here I thought Maison had slightly better sets than main-game NPCs, who would even run fake out with that ability? Any other fighting type Pokemon with any other Priority move would be better.


I bet it was just some careless programmer who thought "Oh, move with side effect, Pokémon with Sheer Force, well, I better slap those two together, then."
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1 year ago#8
Actually Battle _____s in every game have always given pokemon random abilities (that they can legally have, of course). You'll often run into non-skill link Cloyster, for example.
1 year ago#9
IIRC the trainers in battle facilities have set movesets but random abilities. Hence why you occasionally see things holding Flame/Toxic Orbs without abusing Guts etc. - they rolled a different ability for that battle.

Still daft, whatever the reason.
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1 year ago#10
Didn't BW2 had an Elite Four member with a Conkeldurr with a Flame Orb but no Guts? Lmao
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