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Why does this happen in gen 1?

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I'm playing Red right now, and in gen 1 I've noticed that sometimes when you use a stat move or something like that it sometimes says "It didn't affect the foe's (Pokemon name)" or something like that. Why is that?

asked Apr 8, 2013 by Artist KS
I'm looking on this.

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The only reason I could see why this would happen is the following:

  • Your using status moves that match the opponents type
    (Will-o-wisp on a Fire Type or Sleep Powder on a grass type)
  • The opponents ability prevents status
  • Its a early game Glitch, remember Gamefreak are just getting into the swing of programming.

EDIT: Speed Freak had the same problem here and some answered saying it may of been a glitch.

If its none of these then i'm not sure :/

answered Apr 8, 2013 by Scizornician
selected May 6, 2013 by Psusnis◇
well, like sometimes they would use Growl or Leer or sand-attack on my ivysaur  or pikachu and it would say "But it failed" or something like that