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What determines status conditions affecting your Pokemon?

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Okay, so I was just wondering what determines a status condition affecting your Pokemon, For example, what determines when your Pokemon will be unable to move when they have the paralyzed status condition? Or what determines when a Pokemon hurts itself in confusion or if they attack?

asked Jan 6, 2014 by Threeswordsrule

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for paralysis:

The paralysis condition (PAR) causes a Pokémon to be unable to attack
("fully paralyzed") a quarter of the time. Additionally, its Speed is
reduced to 25% of its previous value (except for Pokémon with the
Quick Feet Ability, where this condition raises the Speed by 50%).
Many moves that cause paralysis are of the Electric type. Ground-type
Pokémon can be paralyzed, but not by Electric-type moves or by the
Battle Arcade. In Generation V, Pokémon glow yellow when afflicted
with paralysis and their animation will be slowed significantly. As of
Generation VI, Electric-type Pokémon can no longer be paralyzed

for confusion:

The confused condition causes a Pokémon to hurt itself in its
confusion 50% of the time. The damage is done as if the Pokémon
attacked itself with a 40-power typeless physical attack. Confusion
wears off after 1-4 attacking turns. This means that turns recharging,
such as after using Hyper Beam, and turns unable to attack, such as
from paralysis, will not lower the remaining number of turns of
confusion. However, a sleeping Pokémon may hurt itself in confusion if
using a move such as Snore or Sleep Talk. Multi-turn attacks such as
Fly and Dive require that confusion be checked both turns, further
reducing the chance of successful attack. Pokémon with the Own Tempo
Ability are immune to being confused.

these are the two you asked about. however its also attract, flinching and much more you can read about here

answered Jan 6, 2014 by Dr Dude
selected Jan 2 by Threeswordsrule
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It is randomly determined.

Being Paralysed causes a Pokémon to be unable to attack 25% of the time and being Confused causes a Pokémon to hurt itself in it's confusion 50% of the time for 1-4 turns.

Source: Here, Here and Experience

Hope I helped :)

answered Jan 6, 2014 by Sir Dan
edited Jan 6, 2014 by Sir Dan