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Why did my Mawile fail to Sucker Punch before someone's Talonflame used Brave Bird?

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This costed me the whole battle, new X/Y mechanic maybe? Sucker Punch is +1 priority , why didn't it hit first? Assuming their Talonflame was maxed out in speed, my Mawile had 0 Speed investment. Can an excessively speedier Pokemon now override a +1 priority move from a slow one?

asked Nov 16, 2013 by poppie

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No, excessive speed doesn't override priority. The reason is;
Talonflame's ability Gale Wings increases the priority of all flying moves by 1 - so Brave Bird had a +1 on it as well, just like Sucker Punch, And since Talonflame's speed is higher, it will go first as they're both in the same priority bracket.

answered Nov 16, 2013 by Sempiternus
selected Nov 16, 2013 by poppie
ohhhhhhhhhhhh..............
And Sucker Punch fails if your opponent uses a priority move and is faster than you.
lol, I thought its priority was +2