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Does Yawn work behind a Substitute?

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Does the move Yawn work against a substituted Pokemon? I know sound moves like Metal Sound and Round effect the Pokemon behind a substitute, but I was wondering if Yawn was a sound move or not. It seems like it is, but I'm not totally sure.

asked Jan 12, 2014 by SuPeR_J03

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No, Yawn does not effect Pokemon with a Substitute. However, if Yawn is used before the target uses Substitute, the substitute they create will not negate drowsiness, so the target will fall asleep the following turn as normal.


answered Jan 12, 2014 by ƒιzz
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Causes one adjacent target to fall asleep at the end of the next turn. If the target is still on the field and does not have a major status problem at that time, it falls asleep, and this effect cannot be prevented by Safeguard or Substitute. Yawn will fail immediately if the target is already behind a Substitute when the move is used.

Since Yawn is a two-turn move, the following could happen:

If the opponent uses Substitute, and you use Yawn in the same turn, then Yawn will fail altogether.

If Yawn and Substitute is used in different turns (maybe using Substitute to defend yourself off Yawn) then Yawn would still hit the Substitute.

Does that make sense??? :3

Hope I helped. :)

answered Jan 12, 2014 by !'•-Indigo-•'!