Color Change...failed?!

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User Info: AceTrainerJim

AceTrainerJim
4 years ago#1
So, here's the story: earlier today, I started training my Nidoking in Black Tower. On Area 3, it battled a couple Kecleon. In both battles, the 1st move I had Nidoking use was Earth Power, and in both instances, the attack took Kecleon into the red and Color Change never activated. Does anyone have any idea why Color Change didn't activate? If it helps, my Nidoking, like most others of its species, has Sheer Force as its ability.
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User Info: demonofsparta

demonofsparta
4 years ago#2
sheer force doesnt let color change activate
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User Info: MrFingers07

MrFingers07
4 years ago#3
IIRC Sheer Force boosted moves don't cause Color Change. Yea, it's weird, lol
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User Info: AceTrainerJim

AceTrainerJim
4 years ago#4
Well, that explains it. Thanks, guys! And I agree with MrFingers07, that makes no sense...
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User Info: reaverz

reaverz
4 years ago#5
Sheer Force has this glitch in its coding that doesn't let it activate Color Change or incur Life Orb damage on moves it affects.
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User Info: t3hNub

t3hNub
4 years ago#6
Presumably it counts them as "secondary effects" like burn or flinching. It might be less glitch and more an oversight in code placement/reference.
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User Info: Missingno_Mastr

Missingno_Mastr
4 years ago#7
reaverz posted...
Sheer Force has this glitch in its coding that doesn't let it activate Color Change or incur Life Orb damage on moves it affects.

It was never proven that the Life Orb thing was actually a glitch.
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User Info: fire_starter05

fire_starter05
4 years ago#8
reaverz posted...
Sheer Force has this glitch in its coding that doesn't let it activate Color Change or incur Life Orb damage on moves it affects.


I did not know this.
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User Info: ColtCababa

ColtCababa
4 years ago#9
reaverz posted...
Sheer Force has this glitch in its coding that doesn't let it activate Color Change or incur Life Orb damage on moves it affects.


I'm pretty sure the Life Orb thing isn't a glitch. If it is, then Game Freak would have noticed it like the thing with Sky Drop and Gravity. Now, if there is still no Life Orb damage from Sheer Force in 6 Gen, it is not a glitch.
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User Info: reaverz

reaverz
4 years ago#10
You'd be hard-pressed to argue that exempting Life Orb damage only when a move is boosted by Sheer Force was intentional. It doesn't fit anywhere within the ability's mechanics (if it did, then why doesn't Sheer Force remove recoil from Double Edge, etc.?). In all likelihood it is a coding mistake that also happened to affect Color Change.

Even if they noticed it, they wouldn't have fixed in BW2 since it would cause problems when battling BW cartridges. It's the same reason why Sky Drop is still banned in BW2.
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