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If you had a Pokemon with 25% HP, will using Substitute make them knock themselves out?

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asked Feb 28, 2013 by Flare
this only applies to Gen I games

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No. Substitute fails if there is a insufficient amount of HP remaining. This is to prevent such scenario from rising in the first place. Sort of a fail safe type thing, in case it was used by accident or when it could be use but can be no longer,such as a attack due to a faster opponent.

Source: experience (and logic :] )

Hope it helped

PX ;}

answered Feb 28, 2013 by ReadyAimFire
selected Feb 28, 2013 by Flare
Well, thank you mega, but PX has the BA. Upvote to all.
Tanks Flare I exist to serve ;}
2 votes

it wouldnt let the Pokemon use substitute
experience

answered Feb 28, 2013 by megaswifter21
Awesome! Thanks mega!
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Gen I The Pokemon would faint if it uses Substitute with hp 25% or less

Gen II III IV and V the Pokemon would be unable to use substitute

Source http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Substitute_(move)

If the user of Substitute has 25% or less of its max HP (rounded down), or it only has a maximum of 1 HP, such as Shedinja, it will be unable to make a substitute.

answered Feb 28, 2013 by ThatAin'tFalco
lol right after each other.
1 vote

Probaly not. The people who made Pokemon proboly woudn't make you self destruct your Pokemon. ( Unless you use Explosion Self destruct ect.)

answered Feb 28, 2013 by pikaparty16