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How exactly does Telekinisis work?

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I know that a Pokemon under telekinesis will be hit by all attacks or something like that, but can somebody go a bit more in depth for me. Apparently there are some more hidden effects like being immune to ground moves. The specific thing I want to know is this: If my Gengar uses telekinesis on a Pokemon, will my Breloom's Dynamic punch definitely hit no matter what? Or does only Gengar receive the definite hit bonus? Please also list any other hidden effects of the move.

Edit: If an opponent has raised their evasiveness before or during telekinesis, will that bonus come back after telekinesis ends? And CAN they use, say, double team, while under telekinesis. I'm trying to learn as much about this move as I can because I really want to be able to use focus blast and dynamic punch without any worries of missing.

asked Nov 17, 2013 by BouncingMagikarp
edited Nov 17, 2013 by BouncingMagikarp

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Yes, Breloom's Dynamic Punch will definitely hit Gengar, but it won't matter because Gengar is immune to Dynamic Punch anyway. Additionally, Gengar will hit Breloom with all of its moves, regardless of the move's original accuracy.

Telekinesis is not a good move competitively, considering the turn you use the move can be used for something more useful like Substitute or just attacking. Usually, the most common attacks don't warrant Telekinesis since they have high accuracy anyway, with the exception of things like Focus Blast/ Stone Edge etc.

During the effect, the target is immune to Ground-type attacks and the effects of Spikes, Toxic Spikes, and the ability Arena Trap as long as it remains active.
If the target uses Baton Pass, the replacement will gain the effect.
Ingrain, Smack Down, and Iron Ball override this move if the target is under any of their effects.
Fails if the target is already under this effect or the effects of Ingrain or Smack Down.
Pokemon protected by Magic Coat or the ability Magic Bounce are unaffected and instead use this move themselves. This move cannot be used while Gravity is in effect.

Note that it's the target that's immune to ground moves/ spikes/ toxic spikes/ Arena Trap, not the user.

Smogon - Telekinesis

answered Nov 17, 2013 by fondant
Thank you, this info does help, but to clarify, I meant that I was going to have the Breloom and Gengar both on my team. My Gengar knows Focus Blast, and my Breloom knows DynamicPunch. My Gengar is faster than my Breloom, so that means I get the bonus for three turns technically, instead of just the NEXT two.
Yes, Gengar using the move on Breloom will work like that.