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Does Roar/Whirlwind bypass protecting moves?

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Swampert used protect!
Blastoise used roar!
Absol was dragged out!

asked Dec 24, 2013 by pwnermewtwo

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Yes as of Generation 6 both Roar and Whirlwind can bypass Protect and Detect.

But in Generations 1-5 they are unable to bypass both Protect and Detect.

Source 1: Experience
Source 2:
Source 3:

answered Dec 24, 2013 by Sir Dan
selected Dec 27, 2013 by pwnermewtwo
:/ i need someone to confirm the smogon research with like battle experience or something
It's works I had a battle with my friend a while ago and I was surprised to find that when I used Protect I was sent away when he used Roar :)
Same here. I've done it before in-game.
Here is my source anyway:
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Looks like in X and Y that was changed, and they now go through protecting moves. Thanks, pwnermewtwo.

In all other Generations they don't go through protecting moves.

answered Dec 24, 2013 by JarJar~
edited Dec 24, 2013 by JarJar~
but here: has found that it doesnt block... btw go to research