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Mechanics of Trick Room?

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In trick room, Pokemon who are faster move last, Pokemon who are slower move first. Everyone knows this. But here is my question: Can someone go more specific on how the following things affect trick room?

1) Iron Ball
2)Raising or lowering the speed stat
3)Positive or negative priority moves
4)The ability stall

asked Jan 4, 2014 by BouncingMagikarp

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Let me answer this bullet point by bullet point.

Iron Ball:

When this item is held by a Pokémon, the holder's Speed is reduced by 50%. If the holder is of the Flying-type or it has the ability; Levitate, it becomes susceptable to Ground-type moves. Source

The holder's speed is reduced by 50%. Say a Pokemon has a speed stat of 148, with an Iron Ball it has a Speed Stat of 74. If it then becomes slower than its opponent, it will move first.

Raising/Lowering Speed Stat

If you use a move like Agility to raise your speed in Trick Room, you still raise your speed. Say that same Pokemon with a speed stat of 148 uses Agility. It now has a speed stat of 296. If it becomes faster than its opponent, it will move last. Vice versa is true as well.

Priority Moves

Trick Room reverses the move order within each priority bracket so that Pokémon with a lower Speed stat attack first, whilst those with higher Speed stat will attack last. Individual brackets are still maintained; moves in higher priority brackets still work before moves in lower ones regardless of Trick Room. This effect lasts for five turns. Similar to Magic Room and Wonder Room, using Trick Room while it is already in effect will end it immediately. Source


Effects that alter the order of specific priority brackets override Trick Room. Therefore, Pokémon holding Full Incense or Lagging Tail and Pokémon with Stall will go last in their priority bracket regardless of their Speed stat. Pokémon activating Quick Claw will go first in their priority bracket. Source

answered Jan 4, 2014 by Scraf
selected Jan 5, 2014 by BouncingMagikarp
Little slow, and you don't need to put excess information in there unless it helps them understand better. Mine was simple, short and sweet.
That's true Recoded, but Le Scraf gave sources and examples, that's why I chose him as best answer.
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The Iron Ball and raising / lowering of the speed stat will affect who goes first in the Trick Room, as it lowers the Pokemons overall speed.

Priority moves will still come before (or after) the other Pokemon regardless of it's speed inside the Trick Room.

Pokemon with stall will always go last, as it is not slow as such, but it's ability is what makes itgo last, no it's actual speed.

answered Jan 4, 2014 by SoClassy
Ok. :P