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Status Conditions

Pokemon Y Walkthrough and Guide by Paul (vhayste)
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Status Conditions

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Certain moves may inflict status conditions that may hinder a Pokemon's performance. You may use these status conditions to your advantage during Pokemon Battles.

There are several types of Status Conditions. For the first type, the status condition of the Pokemon will be displayed beneath its name, beside its HP. These conditions will remain even after battle. Only one of these conditions can affect your Pokemon at a time.

  • Burn - Pokemon afflicted with this status will lose HP per turn and will have their Attack stat lowered. Fire-type Pokemon cannot be afflicted with Burn

  • Freeze - Pokemon afflicted with this status will not be able to perform any attacks as long as it is frozen. When a Fire-type move is used on the frozen Pokemon, the ice would melt and they would be able to move again. Ice-type Pokemon are immune to Freeze

  • Paralysis(PAR) - Pokemon afflicted with this status will sometimes not be able to attack the opponent due to paralysis. Its Speed will also decrease.

  • Poison - Pokemon afflicted with this status will lose HP per turn. Poison-type and Steel-type Pokemon cannot be Poisoned.

  • Sleep - Pokemon afflicted with this status will will not be able to attack as long as it is asleep, though there are also certain moves that can only be used while the Pokemon is sleeping. An example would be Snore and Sleep Talk.

Another type of status condition are those whose effects would only last for one battle, or until the Pokemon is switched out. These conditions will not be displayed on your screen and can all be used simultaneously as well as with the one of the previous five conditions mentioned.

  • Confuse - Pokemon afflicted with this status will sometimes damage itself instead of the opponent due to confusion.

  • Infatuation - Pokemon afflicted with this status will have a high change of not attacking the opponent. A Pokemon can only be infatuated by the another Pokemon of the opposite gender.

Lastly, there are certain status conditions that can only be caused by certain moves. These moves can all be stacked as well as with the one of the previous five conditions mentioned.

  • Curse - Pokemon afflicted with this status will lose a great amount of HP per turn. Only ghost type Pokemon can inflict curse.

  • Disable - This move prevents the afflicted from using the last move that it used for several turns.

  • Encore - This move will cause the afflicted Pokemon to repeat the last move it used and lasts for several turns.

  • Leech Seed - Seeds would be planted on the opposing Pokemon. This move will sap HP from the opponent and the side that used the move would recover half of the damage dealt. Grass-type Pokemon are immune to Leech Seed.

  • Nightmare - This move can only be used on Pokemon afflicted by Sleep. Nightmare will cause the target to lose HP each turn while it is sleeping.

  • Note that Certain moves, abilities and items can cure a Pokemon's status condition. Grass-type Pokemon cannot be affected by spore moves such as Sleep Powder(SLP), Stun Spore(PAR) and Poison Powder(PSN). However, they are not immune to the status conditions dealt by these moves.

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