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Pokemon Y

Rotation Battles

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Rotation Battles

What all is effected when "rotating" in a rotation battle? I've noticed statuses (like poison and burns) stop doing damage if the Pokemon who has the status isn't in front, and Choice items (Choice Scarf, Specs, and Band) continue to work even if the Pokémon rotates, but other than that, what's not affected? Can a Pokémon rotate if it's hit with Mean Look, Arena Trap, or Shadow Tag? Does it break infatuation or confusion? Would a special ability like Lightning Rod or Storm Drain work if the Pokémon who has this ability isn't in front?

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Michael answered:

Here's some help:

1) Rotation is not affected by Mean Look, Arena Trap, or Shadow Tag.

2) Infatuation and Confusion count as Status Conditions, which have no affect except on the active front Pokemon.

3) Abilities only work when they are for the active front Pokemon.

Hope this helps!


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