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Showdown glitch or not?

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I was told that a Pokemon with Sheer Force will not take damage from Life Orb. But on Showdown, my Conkeldurr took recoil damage from it. Glitch, or was I lied to?

asked Apr 9, 2013 by Poke'slash

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Pokemon with the Sheer Force ability holding a Life Orb don't take Life Orb recoil ONLY from moves that are affected by Sheer Force. So Fire Punch would not give Life Orb recoil but Earthquake would.

answered Apr 9, 2013 by trachy
selected Apr 9, 2013 by Poke'slash
Hmm. That wasn't it. My Conkeldurr has: Thunderpunch, Ice Punch, Fire Punch, and Rock Slide.
Sorry, should've given the moveset.
Wait, just remembered. I switched Fire Punch for Drain Punch. That's it! Thanks!
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It seems it was a showdown glitch because if a Pokemon has Sheer Force it doesn't take Life Orb recoil.
Which Server was this?

answered Apr 9, 2013 by Scizornician
It was Main Server.
Hmm, most likely then Zarel was changing something. It'll get sorted.