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Is there anyway to hit an opponent behind a substitute?

1 vote

Im suprised no one has asked this.

asked Jul 26, 2013 by Jellohamster
Destroy the substitute than attack
lol, i didn't mean that.
lol, is there anyway I can upvote a comment, cause that is just…lol. ^^
Isn't this a old questoion?

3 Answers

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Yes in Generation VI Substitute no longer blocks sound-based moves. Therefore if the target's Pokémon is behind a substitute you can still hit it and deal damage if you use one of following moves:

Boomburst
Bug Buzz
Chatter
Disarming Voice
Echoed Voice
Hyper Voice
Relic Song
Round
Snore (if the target behind the Substitute is asleep)
Uproar

These moves will also hit the target through a Substitute but do not deal damage:

Confide
Grass Whistle
Growl
Metal Sound
Noble Roar
Parting Shot
Perish Song
Roar
Screech
Sing
Snarl
Supersonic

As of Generation VI a Pokémon that has Infiltrator as it's Ability can hit a Pokémon with a Substitute, as Infiltrator allows you to bypass Substitute.

Whirlwind also bypasses a Substitute like Roar causing the target to be switched out.

Multi-Strike Moves may be able to break a Substitute and continue to hit the target dealing damage. This though depends on the Multi-Strike Move being used, how many times it hits, the type of the Pokémon behind the Substitute, the type of the Multi-Strike Move and the type of the Pokémon attacking the Substitute.

Hope I helped :)

answered Mar 14 by Sir Dan
0 votes

No there are no conventional ways to hit a Pokemon behind substitute
Some undamaging moves like Whirlwind, Foresight, Taunt, Haze etc. will bypass Substitute and Multi-attack moves like Bullet Seed and Icicle Spear can also break it and continue to hit
Apart from that it is impossible to hit past a Substitute

answered Jul 26, 2013 by Sempiternus
Lies :P
0 votes

If you have a Pokemon with the ability infiltrator they can strike an opponent even with a substitute up :-) Zubat can get some love after all!!!

answered Mar 14 by MagikarpOfDoom