Meta Battle Subway PokeBase - Pokemon Q&A

Let's say my Life Orb Jirachi uses Doom Desire, when will I take recoil?

3 votes

When the move is used? When it hits? Does LO boost it at all?

asked Aug 5, 2013 by |SentByRavens|
good question...

3 Answers

4 votes
 
Best answer

Got it!

Life Orb now boosts Doom Desire's damage, and the user will suffer recoil damage
Smogon

This was confirmed in the actual Pokemon game by the user Flafpert. So it was a flaw in Showdown that it didn't take Life Orb recoil.

answered Aug 5, 2013 by Dr.Flame
selected Aug 5, 2013 by |SentByRavens|
0 votes

Life Orb boosts all damaging moves, and will deduct HP after a successful attack hits, and so in your case, after however many turns it takes doom desire to hit.
I assume that you know the general trivia, like the boost, and recoil, and such, so I won't elaborate...

Source: Smogon
It's just how I interpreted it, I might be wrong...

This was confirmed in the actual Pokemon game by the user Flafpert. So it was a flaw in Showdown that it didn't take Life Orb recoil.

answered Aug 5, 2013 by ۞GreedTheAvaricious۞
edited Aug 5, 2013 by trachy
Can you provide a source? Because in the video Once gave it took no recoil whatsoever...
Smogon
0 votes

On the turn the move causes damage. It will take 10% of Jirachi's total health. (For example, max hp of 150-159=15 damage with use of Life Orb). Hope that helps.

This was confirmed in the actual Pokemon game by the user Flafpert. So it was a flaw in Showdown that it didn't take Life Orb recoil.

answered Aug 5, 2013 by PokeWhizKid1991
edited Aug 5, 2013 by trachy
Can you provide a source? Because in the video Once gave it took no recoil whatsoever...